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Finally, John Goodman is coming back to television

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 17th 2009 11:03AM
John GoodmanI don't even care what the show's about, I'm just stoked that John Goodman is coming back to television. In the late '80s and '90s Goodman was all over my TV screen. He was every bit as essential to the success of Roseanne as the titular star. His constant impromptu appearances on Saturday Night Live ranked among some of its most memorable moments through the '90s. Plus, if he's back on television in a major way, maybe he can come back and host the show a lucky thirteenth time.

His new project is The Station, a CIA-based FOX comedy produced by Ben Stiller. It's about a group of covert operatives in South America who are there to install a new dictator. Sounds weird. I don't care. John Goodman's in it.

Goodman is one of those actors who has natural comic timing, but also possesses a dramatic capability absent from many of his comedic brethren, thus allowing him to put depth into his roles. Plus, he's one of those actors who makes everything better and more anticipated just by being tied to it. Who doesn't love John Goodman?

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wulfn1

Woohoo!!! bout time he got back on tv! I can't wait, and it's a fox show so there's a chance I will get to see it!!!!! YAY!!

July 17 2009 at 10:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
RobynM

Count me another of the "If John Goodman's there, so am I" brigade. Not only can he play anything from a teddy bear to a complete d-bag, but the man can sing too.

July 17 2009 at 7:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
eddie

also David Wain is directing the pilot

July 17 2009 at 2:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dave

Goodman has a lot of talent, both comedic and non-. He had a short role on The West Wing and it was fantastic.

July 17 2009 at 1:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Willmore2000

Love the premise of the show.

July 17 2009 at 12:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Matthew Hood

I recently saw Goodman in Waiting for Godot in NYC. He was excellent. It will be nice to get a dose of him every week.

July 17 2009 at 11:54 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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