Allan McKeown, Tracey Ullman
Allan McKeown, the husband of Tracey Ullman who also served as a producer and co-creator of her comedy shows, died at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer, Variety reports. He was 67.
The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding
Let's see: 14 Bachelor and five Bachelorette seasons so far, and when Jason and Molly say their "I do's" (the wedding was taped a little more than a week ago), it'll make marriage No. 2 for the franchise. But hey, romance fans, who's counting!? Gavin DeGraw and "American Idol" alum Jason Castro are the serenaders, and the guest list includes the 2008 Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas (who spurned Jason), and three of the 2009 bachelorettes Jason spurned, not to mention Bachelorette legends Ryan and Trista, whose 2003 wedding received ratings that ABC would dearly love to match tonight.
Read on for previews of House, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.
Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto
There aren't a lot of events scheduled for coverage this evening, leaving plenty of time for what should be one of the most memorable competitions of these Games — the finals of ice dancing. With spectacular routines and two contending U.S. teams (Meryl Davis and Charle White, and Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto), the ratings should be right up there with Dancing with the Stars. "We've had to keep stepping up the athletic program," says Belbin. "The lifts are so much more acrobatic." Also on the docket is the high-flying aerial final of freestyle skiing, with U.S. contenders Ryan St. Onge, the 2009 World Champion, and Jeret "Speedy" Peterson, known for attempting the sport's most difficult tricks. "I just don't think it's possible to do more than three flips and five twists," says Peterson. And the last medals in ski jumping are up for grabs in the team large hill final, with teen sensation Gregor Schlierenzauer leading the favored Austrians.
Read on for previews of Secret Life of the American Teenager, 24, Men of a Certain Age and Tracey Ullman's State of the Union.
Edie Falco, Toni Collette
Showtime is bringing Nurse Jackie back early.
The half-hour drama starring Edie Falco will return March 22, 2010, the cable channel announced Friday. Jackie will be paired with fellow returning sophomore show...
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
Tracey Ullman's State of the Union
10 pm/ET Showtime
She's back! The prodigiously talented and incredibly amusing Tracey Ullman returns for a second season of skewering Americans in the news (and celebrity visitors to America). She kicks things into comic high gear with a wickedly funny spoof of Heather Mills (Paul McCartney's ex) as a reality-TV star. Other highlights include Ullman as Texas-ranch retiree Laura Bush presiding over a garage sale featuring "doodads and objets d'art" from her White House stay, and a send-up of Celine Dion doing post-Katrina calamity cleanup in New Orleans.
Read on for previews of The Masters, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Breaking Bad and Rock of Love Bus with Bret Michaels.
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New releases announced today, July 24:The Big Easy - Season 2 will be coming out November 25 The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - The Best of Season 3 (Retail 4-Disc Release) will be coming out September 16 Spin City - Season 1 will be coming out November 4 Tracey Ullman's State of the Union - The Complete Season 1 will be coming out November 11 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Tracy Ullman by Art Streiber/Showtime
Showtime has renewed Tracey Ullman's State of the Union for a second season. The network also announced The Mark Wooten Project, a six-episode series of character-driven sketches by the British-born comedian."Tracey Ullman is the veteran genius who continues to impress us with her versatility, while Marc Wootton is the up-and-comer who will surprise our audience with his own unique voice. This is an embarrassment of riches for us in the comedy department," said Showtime Entertainment chief Robert Greenblatt. J.R. Whalen
We always knew Tracy Ullman was quite the impressionist, but we never knew what a true comedic genius she really was until we saw this Dina Lohan sketch from the premiere of her new series, Tracy Ullmans State of the Union. Best line? "If your daughters heart cardiac arrests once in a night club, shame on you. If your daughter cardiac arrests twice, shame on me."
Question: Have you seen Tracey Ullman's new series on Showtime yet? I think it's smart and hilarious, and as much as I love her old characters, I 'm glad that she created some new ones. Her celebrity impersonations killed me, especially Arianna Huffington and Campbell Brown. I can't believe HBO let her go. Oh, wait, I can!
Answer: I reviewed it recently, and while I'm also a longtime Tracey Ullman fan, I'm not sure State of the Union represents her best work. Not so much her performance, which as always is amazing in its range, but in its scattershot choice of targets, especially a weekly sketch about Laurie David (who cares?). Many of the reviews tended to be more generous than mine, so maybe my expectations were too high. And there's much about the new series I like: the Bollywood numbers, her Buffalo news anchor character, the Renee Zellweger squint. But this is one of those shows where I felt it was giving me both too much and not enough ...
Tracy Ullman by Cliff Lipson/Showtime
The hilarious British actress, Tracy Ullman (a self-proclaimed 'happy schizophrenic'), is hitting up Showtime with an all-new sketch comedy series featuring, of course, her laundry list of mimicked characters. Among our personal favorites has to be established celebrities. We give her a lot of credit for her Renee Zellwegernot just anyone could pull of the 'chronic narcissistic squint' as well as she can! Watch it now! | More online videosYour take: Which of Ullmans characters is your favorite?