Bosom Buddies

1980, TV Show


Watercooler: They're Kidding About Work It, Right?

Ben Koldyke, Amaury Nolasco

If you don't have something nice to say, watch Work It. This mess will give you every reason to say something mean. Hell, even our own Matt Roush has declared it "an instant early candidate for Worst Show of 2012" and he's one of the nicest guys in the business!

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What a Drag! A Guide to TV and Movie Cross-Dressing

Robin Williams

This midseason, ABC will debut the new comedy Work It about two guys who — stop us if you've heard this one before — must dress up as women to make ends meet. Yes, the series will borrow a few pages from its cross-dressing predecessor Bosom Buddies, but the 1980 Tom Hanks-Peter Scolari buddy comedy is hardly the only... read more

Tom Hanks to Guest-Star on 30 Rock

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks is returning to his sitcom roots.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor will appear in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, Hanks announced on Twitter.

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," he wrote. Hanks... read more

ABC Orders Pan Am, Edgar Allan Poe Pilots

Pan Am

ABC greenlit four pilots Tuesday, including one following Pan Am pilots in the '60s and another re-imagining writer Edgar Allen Poe as a detective.

Pan Am is described as a prime time soap chronicling the adventures of stewardesses and pilots during the Jet Age of the late '50s and early '60s. Jack Orman (ER) wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Nancy Hult Ganis and Tommy Schlamme (The West Wing). Schlamme will direct the pilot.

NBC developing drama set in Playboy clubs

Following the critical and commercial success of... read more

Bosom Buddies, Everybody Loves Raymond Casts Reunite for TV Land Awards

Tom Hanks, Peter Scolari

Bosom Buddies' Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari reunited to receive the Anniversary Award, celebrating the '80s sitcom's 30th anniversary as celebrities old and new gathered at the TV Land Awards.

Jay Leno presented the award Saturday night to the cast, which included Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor.

The series centered on two bachelors who pretended to be women to live in a low-cost, all-female hotel after their apartment is condemned.

TV Land Awards to honor Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari

Billy Crystal was on hand to present the Legend Award to... read more

TV Land Awards to Honor Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari

Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari

Ready for a reunion of Bosom Buddies Kip and Henry?

Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will reunite at the TV Land Awards to accept an award for the 30th anniversary of the early '80s sitcom along with fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor.

Tim Allen to host TV Land Awards

The ABC sitcom, which helped launch both Hanks' and Scolari's careers, centered on read more

Wild Hogs, Charmed and More DVD Updates

Wild Hogs courtesy Touchstone Pictures

Wild Hogs, which grossed $168.2 million at the box office, continues to run wild, topping last week's DVD sales and rental charts. The Disney blockbuster unseated incumbent 300 in both instances. Meanwhile, DVD releases have been set for Desperate Housewives: The Complete Third Season — Dirty Laundry Edition (Sept. 4), Bosom Buddies: The Second Season (Sept. 4), Charmed: The Final Season (Sept. 11) and Evan Almighty (Oct. 9). read more

Holland Taylor: From Bosom Buddies to Her Naughty Men

Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men

If you were ever a fan of Bosom Buddies, and you now watch CBS' Two and a Half Men (Mondays at 9 pm/ET), not many a week goes by where a line delivery or physical flourish from Holland Taylor doesn’t harken back to the days of Kip, Henry, and the Livingston, Gentry and Mishkin ad agency. Taylor's Ruth Dunbar was a role that would pave the way for many more women to be reckoned with. welcomed the chance to take a walk down memory lane with Taylor, dropping such names along the way as Hanks, Clooney, Pfeiffer and Sheen. Do you know what I have on my desk right here?Holland Taylor: What? The just-released Season 1 DVD set for Bosom Buddies.Taylor: [S read more

How about some nice words ...

Question: How about some nice words about the late Wendie Jo Sperber, who recently lost her battle to cancer? I remember first seeing her in an Afterschool Special and, of course, came to love her on Bosom Buddies. Wendi Jo was talented, funny and helped broaden the standard definition of "sexy" or "attractive" for a whole generation. Like Dana Hill, she was a great talent who still had a lot more to give as a person and a performer when we lost her. Answer: Thanks for that tribute. She was one of those great go-to gals (Kathy Najimy is another) who was not just a terrific comedic character actress, but a character as well who often made a show seem funnier than it really was. Just thinking of that acerbic, wry voice makes me smile. By all accounts, she was loved both on and off screen, and I'm only sorry Wendie Jo Sperber never got a show to call her own that would have made Wendie Jo Sperber the household name Wendie Jo Sperber so deserved to be ... read more


Wendie Jo Sperber with Tom Hanks

Wendie Jo Sperber, best known for playing cross-dressing Tom Hanks' confidante on the early-'80s sitcom Bosom Buddies, lost an eight-year battle with breast cancer on Tuesday. "The memory of Wendie Jo is that of a walking inspiration," says Hanks in a statement. "She met the challenges of her illness with love, cheer, joy and altruism. We are going to miss her as surely as we are all better for knowing her." Sperber's credits also included Michael J. Fox's big sister in all three Back to the Future movies. read more

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Premiered: November 27, 1980, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Two admen don wigs and dresses and move into a women-only hotel (named after Susan B. Anthony) after their apartment building is torn down. The sitcom's premise is somewhat shopworn, but the proceedings rarely drag, thanks to the chemistry of its stars (including a young Tom Hanks). The show developed a cult following, even though it lasted only a few seasons.



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