Relax, ThunderCats fans. Panthro isn't dead. "I noticed a little bit of a rumor about that," Kevin Michael Richardson, who voices Panthro in the Cartoon Network remake, tells TVGuide.com. "Someone said that on Facebook, and I was like, 'Really?'
When ThunderCats made its triumphant return to television in July, fans were outraged that Panthro, an integral part of the original '80s-era ThunderCats team, was absent without a satisfactory explanation. In the reboot, Panthro is first reported to be killed in action. Later, a false Panthro is revealed to actually be the evil Mumm-Ra in disguise. After all of this misdirection, it's a relief to know that we'll see the real Panthro back, however briefly, on Friday's episode (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network).
Boy Meets World grad Will Friedle is tired of playing good guys. Happily for him, he gets to show off his shadier side in the new black comedy, National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (opening today). Here, the 28-year-old actor tells TV Guide Online how nice it is to be naughty for a change.
TV Guide Online: We last talked in 2001. You were promoting your short-lived NBC sitcom, Go Fish.Will Friedle: The experience was great. The show obviously wasn't what it could've been.
TVGO: So you admit it sucked?Friedle: I would never say the show sucked! [Laughs] It wasn't up to par with some of the shows I've done. But it wasn't anybody's fault. I don't think it really found itself. It just kind of fell short.
TVGO: Your Go Fish costar Andy Dick has certainly moved on to greener pastures...Friedle: I actually was working with Andy last week on Less than Perfect, which is produced by the same people