Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus
In honor of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, senior critic Matt Roush names the 60 greatest comedies of all time. Here are the top 10, and pick up the new issue (on sale now) to see numbers 11 through 60.
Suzanne Pleshette, Bob Newhart
That's a wrap! The stakes are rarely higher for a TV series than at the end of a season — whether it's signing off until next fall with a climactic grand gesture or taking a well-earned final bow. As part of TV Guide Magazine's Finale Preview issue (on newsstands this week), and reflecting the magazine's ongoing celebration of its 60th anniversary, we take a fond look at 60 of the best series and season finales of all time. We hate goodbyes, except when they're done this well.
Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Anthony Caso
Screenwriter Mickey Rose, a childhood friend of Woody Allen's who later collaborated with him on the screenplays for Take the Money and Run and Bananas, has died. He was 77.
Pauline Phillips, the woman behind the famous "Dear Abby" advice column, has died. She was 94.
Phillips died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, her rep told TMZ.
"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend," her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who took over "Dear Abby," told the site. "My mother leaves very big high heels ...
Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha
Norman Lear's ears must be burning. Rather than shy away from the most contentious presidential race in recent memory, a handful of TV shows are addressing the November election head-on — all while using Lear's groundbreaking 1970s sitcoms, like All in the Family, as a template for how to incorporate politics....
Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha
The New Normal is American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy's first attempt at a sitcom — but not just any sitcom, a "gay sitcom" (at least according to all the various media outlets that label the series as "gay TV," "NBC's gay comedy," etc.). But while David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) sexuality might establish The New Normal as progressive, the series is heavily grounded in TV storytelling tradition. Once you look past the same-sex aspect, it's easy to see how The New Normal has more in common with classic sitcoms like...
Sally Struthers, best known for playing Gloria on All in the Family, was arrested early Thursday in Maine for driving under the influence, People reports.
Struthers, 65, was pulled over at...
Sherman Hemsley, best known for playing the vocal patriarch George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, died Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was 74.
He died at his El Paso, Texas, home, of natural causes, police told TMZ.
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A theater actor in his early years, Hemsley originated the role of George Jefferson on...
Despite the fact that they work on the set of a (fake) bar, the cast of TBS' new comedy, Sullivan & Son know to keep things professional. But after closing time, all bets are off. Especially if Oasis' "Don't Look Back in Anger" comes on the jukebox.
"We did this DJ junket last weekend, and we all met at this restaurant. I asked the DJ to play it, and myself and the rest of the cast stood around this fountain and sang that song. [Co-star] Owen Benjamin ended up jumping into the fountain and splashing everybody," co-creator, executive producer and star Steve Byrne tells TVGuide.com. "That's when the booze was kicking in."
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Such is life working on a show set a...
Hal Kanter, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the groundbreaking series Julia, has died. He was 92.
Kanter died Sunday of complications from pneumonia at California's Encino Hospital, his daughter, Donna Kanter, told the Los Angeles Times.
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"What a dear man," friend Carl Reiner said. "He was considered one of the wits of the industry; there's no question about it. Any time he ...