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Lady Gaga to Headline 'GMA' Summer Concert Series, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lloyd Book TV Roles and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 4th 2011 11:00AM
Lady GagaLady Gaga will kick off the summer concert series on 'Good Morning America.'

ABC announced the news during this morning's 'GMA' broadcast. Look for Gaga to take the stage on May 27, four days after her new album drops.

'GMA' has been beefing up its content to draw younger viewers. Last month the morning show welcomed Britney Spears with a concert event.

Last summer Lady Gaga took the stage as part of the 'Today' show's summer concerts.

In other TV news ...

Burt Reynolds will star opposite LeAnn Rimes in 'Reel Love,' a CMT original movie. Reynolds will play father to Rimes' Holly, a successful woman who returns to her small-town home after a family emergency. [Deadline]

Christopher Lloyd has joined the cast of an NBC comedy pilot. The 'Back to the Future' actor will play grandfather to a family of doctors. The pilot also stars Jean Smart, Adam J. West and Jere Burns. Lloyd recently popped up in an episode of 'Fringe.' [Deadline]

Looks like Charlie Sheen did better in Chicago than in Detroit. The controversial actor was met with a standing ovation after changing the 'My Violent Torpedo of Truth / Defeat is Not an Option' tour structure. [A.P.]

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'Back to the Future' Cast Reunites on 'Today' for 25th Anniversary (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 26th 2010 2:15PM
The cast of 'Back to the Future' reunited on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC) in honor of the movie's 25th anniversary, and recalled moments while filming the 1985 classic. Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, director Robert Zemeckis and Huey Lewis, who sang 'The Power of Love' from the film's soundtrack, were all on hand.

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News Roundup: 'Teen Mom' Gets a Spinoff, New 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' Clip and More

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 20th 2010 6:30PM
Maci BookoutMTV is preparing a spin-off of its popular reality series 'Teen Mom.' The network has reportedly already set its cast and done some location shooting.

This should come as no surprise since 'Teen Mom,' itself a spin-off of '16 and Pregnant,' averaged 2.8 million viewers. And the show -- chronicling the lives of teen mothers Amber, Maci [at right], Catelynn and Farrah -- attracted close to 6 million to its finale. '16 and Pregnant,' which returns for a new season Oct. 26, averaged 3 million viewers.

According to the New York Post, the series will be separate from both shows, but feature cast members from both.

"We're always exploring new production ideas, but can't confirm anything at this time," an MTV spokeswoman told the Post.

In other TV news ...

Christopher Lloyd will guest star on 'Fringe.' The 'Back to the Future' star will play Walter's musical hero on an episode of the Fox drama airing early next year. [TV Guide]

Gwyneth Paltrow will perform at the 44th Annual CMA Awards in November on ABC. Paltrow will sing the title track to her film 'Country Song' with Vince Gill. [Hollywood Reporter]

Whitney Cummings is working on a sitcom at NBC. The comic has signed a deal that would see her writing, producing and starring in the romantic comedy project. [Vulture]

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Bill Murray (as Ghostbuster) and 'Back to the Future' Stars Honored at 'Scream 2010' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Oct 20th 2010 5:35AM
Bill Murray Accepts Award as Ghostbuster on 'Scream 2010'Spike TV reveled in the 1980s last night. After David Spade rolled out in the 'Back to the Future' DeLorean, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) reunited onstage in celebration of the film's 25-year anniversary, at 'Scream 2010' (Tue., 9PM ET on SPK), Spike TV's annual awards show honoring sci-fi, fantasy, comics and horror.

Then, receiving the award for Best Cameo (in 'Zombieland'), Bill Murray stepped out in his 'Ghostbusters' uniform (with proton pack), telling the audience it was "all that was left that was clean." He thanked the "living" involved in the film and recognized "the undead -- the ones who technically are gone, passed on... but still live on forever," paying tribute to comedians including Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Rodney Dangerfield, John Candy and Peter Boyle.

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'Modern Family' Co-Creators Dissolve Partnership, But Will Still Run Show Together

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 20th 2010 12:40PM
Modern FamilyThe two dads of 'Modern Family' are divorcing. No, not Cam and Mitchell, but creators Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd.

According to Vulture, Lloyd and Levitan, the executive producers and showrunners of the hit comedy, have dissolved their four-year business partnership.

Don't fret over the future of the show just yet, the duo will stay on writing and running 'Modern Family,' but as individuals.

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'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs the Tooth' Recap

by Brad Trechak, posted May 11th 2010 12:15AM
Chuck(S03E16) This was an episode that was chock full of material and a lot of guest stars. We had Shaw, played by Brandon Routh (proving that death doesn't necessarily stop a returning guest star, kind of like with 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'). We also had Julia Ling return as Anna Wu (read her TV Squad interview here) as well as former time-traveling scientist and cab driver Christopher Lloyd as a C.I.A. psychiatrist.

The episode's problem was that it was a bit of a mish-mosh with the guest stars not getting any appreciable amount of screen time (well, maybe Christopher Lloyd, but certainly not the other two).

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A Mental Patient on 'Chuck' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted May 10th 2010 11:50PM
A Mental Patient on 'Chuck'Crazy people often think that they're a spy, or are in the CIA. But what if you actually are in the CIA -- and then people think that you're crazy?

[Spoiler alert.]

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'Modern Family' Co-Creator Explains Genesis of iPad Story

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 2nd 2010 12:37PM
Modern FamilyChristopher Lloyd, the co-creator of 'Modern Family', explained to The Live Feed blog that the recent iPad-centric episode of the show was not a case of paid product placement. You know what? I believe him.

Truthfully, the love of gadgets fits very well into Phil Dunphy's (as played by Ty Burrell) character. He's the sort of man-child that would love such toys as the iPad. Plus given all its publicity it has gotten so far, it's not likely the iPad needs more product placement. Lloyd told James Hibberd that they wanted Phil to get excited over a gadget, and the iPad seemed to be "the perfect one to use," since it was being released the Saturday after the episode aired.

More likely examples of paid product placement would be 'Chuck's' heavy use of the Subway restaurant chain or that painful episode of 'Smallville' that revolved around the consumption of Stride Gum that was infected with Kryptonite. It's also possible to name episodes of 'The Office' and '30 Rock' with paid product placement that got to the point of parody.

On the other hand, it's unlikely that the creator of a show would ever admit to selling out. We'll have to accept that the complete truth will never be known. Enjoy the show!

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Spoilers Anonymous: 'Glee,' 'NCIS' and more!

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 12th 2010 1:02PM

This is Spoilers Anonymous, a weekly column here at TV Squad where we supply you with the dirt on some of the more popular shows on the air. We'll never put spoilers up here on the main page in order to help the reformed stay unspoiled. If you have anything to add to the group, feel free to step up and let yourself be heard, either with our tips form or by emailing us at tvsquad at gmail dot com, or call and leave a message at (775) 640-8479. Your anonymity is guaranteed, if you wish to remain as such.

This week we have spoilers for: 'Bones,' 'Castle,' 'Chuck,' 'Glee,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'Lost,' 'NCIS,' 'The Mentalist,' and 'The Office.'

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TV Casting: Christopher Lloyd to Play Mind Games With 'Chuck'

by Andrew Scott, posted Feb 9th 2010 10:36AM
Christopher LloydGet psyched, 'Chuck' fans: According to reports, actor Christopher Lloyd ('Back to the Future') will guest on an upcoming episode, playing a therapist who helps Chuck (Zachary Levi) weather the stress of his job. Reportedly, Lloyd's character will have a "huge influence" on Chuck when he shows up during episode 16. So does this mean we're in for time travel? [Auisello Files]

More casting news after the jump.

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Christopher Lloyd Will Be a Doc on 'Chuck'

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 8th 2010 4:24PM
christopher_lloyd_deloreanThe February 8th episode of 'Chuck' will be the last until after the Olympics, so here's a bit a news that should keep all 'Chuck' devotees panting for the return. Christopher Lloyd will be guesting on 'Chuck' in the spring. He's playing a psychiatrist/therapist/shrink who Chuck consults with when the rigors of morphing into a spy starts to get to Agent Bartowski.

This will hopefully be a case of the right actor in the right role and the writers rise to the occasion to create something memorable. There's every reason to hope for big things because executive producer Josh Schwartz has admittedly being a geek when it comes to anything related to 'Back to the Future.' Having Doctor Emmett "Doc" Brown in the house should be an inspiration, don't you think?

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What's Hot on SlashControl: Modern Family

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 9th 2009 2:02PM
Are you watching Modern Family? I haven't worked it into my schedule regularly, but have seen enough episodes to know it's good. Plus, everyone else says it's good, so how can you argue with that? Well, Bob says it's a bit overrated, so maybe a little debate is called for.

The show covers three very different types of families, and aside from great writing, excellent casting, and a good production, maybe that's the secret. There's something for everyone in Modern Family, whether you're young, old(er), middle-aged or gay. It's also executive produced by Steve Levitan (Just Shoot Me) and Christopher Lloyd (Frasier), so that probably has something to do with it, too.

Our own Jason has been covering it here on TV Squad, so be sure to check out his reviews. You can catch all the episodes at our sister site, SlashControl, but here's the most recent one, "Fizbo," to get you started.

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Ed O'Neill shines on Modern Family

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 25th 2009 7:01PM
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One of the true breakout hits of this fall season is ABC's sitcom Modern Family. The critics have been singing the praises of this show, and the ratings have been good enough that I will predict without equivocation, that Modern Family will see a second season. And Ed O'Neill deserves a lot of the credit.

I like Modern Family. I don't love, love, love it, but I like it. The guys that were together on Frasier, Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, have given us something good here. It's not Frasier level yet, but it might get there with time.

If there's one part of Modern Family that has won me over completely, it's Ed O'Neill. You might think, well, sure, it's Ed O'Neill. But I have never liked Ed. I was never a fan of Married With Children. I loathed it. And don't tell me I'm a moron for saying that; it's just a show that never worked for me.

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Meteor: Conclusion - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 20th 2009 12:30PM
I'm hearing a lot of things about NBC's Meteor miniseries, that it was deliriously awful, stupid, ridiculous, and overall a candidate for Mystery Science Theater 3000. Is that true?

I think these "Earth being destroyed by rocks from space" movies played themselves out years ago, and I thought the casting of people like Christopher Lloyd and Jason Alexander was kinda funky, but was it that bad? Give us your thoughts below and let me know if I should even bother watching it.

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Meteor: Part 1 - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 13th 2009 1:31PM
Back in the late 70s, there was a major disaster movie about a huge meteor coming to Earth and causing havoc. It was called Meteor and it starred Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Henry Fonda, and a ton of other big names, like all 70s disaster movies had.

Now we have another movie about two large meteors coming to Earth to cause havoc called Meteor, only this time it's on television and it's a miniseries and it stars Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach, and Jason Alexander. What did you think? Here's Part 1 if you missed it (Part 2 airs next week).

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