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Premiere Ratings: Tim Allen is Comedy's 'Last Man Standing'

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 12th 2011 12:15PM
Tim Allen, Last Man StandingApproximately 13 million viewers welcomed Tim Allen back to the land of sitcoms on ABC's 'Last Man Standing.'

The premiere also had a decent showing in the 18-49 demographic, a 3.5 rating. It's a healthy start for the new sitcom that stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a "manly man" who's going through changes in his job and suddenly finds himself with a lot more time for family. Nancy Travis also stars as Vanessa Baxter.

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'Last Man Standing': Tim Allen Returns to TV Worried About Modern Men (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 12th 2011 1:45AM
'Last Man Standing' - 'Pilot'With 'How to Be a Gentleman' already cancelled while female-lead comedies are coming out strong, are men in trouble this season? There were three "manly men" sitcoms in the pipes and one's down already. But 'Last Man Standing' (Tue., 8PM ET on ABC) has the star power of Tim Allen, who's fought this battle of manliness before.

Allen brings every bit of Tim Taylor to Mike Baxter, which turns out to be exactly why it works. Who would have thought that the same schtick could work again two decades after 'Home Improvement' launched, but Allen's charm manages to carry the day.

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ABC Orders Tim Allen Sitcom, 'Charlie's Angels,' 'Good Christian Belles' & More to Series

by Chris Harnick, posted May 13th 2011 4:00PM
Tim AllenIn the wake of canceling 'V' and 'Brothers & Sisters,' ABC has ordered several new shows to series, including Tim Allen's sitcom and 'Charlie's Angels.'

The Tim Allen series, now called 'Last Man Standing' comes from '30 Rock' writer Jack Burditt. The official tagline: "Even though the world around him has declared the traditional male an 'endangered species,' Tim Fitzgerald is fighting for his manhood in a world that is being increasingly dominated by women."

'Apt. 23' (formerly 'Don't Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23') tells the story of a young woman who moves to the big city and ends up with a hard-partying roommate. Dreama Walker and Krysten Ritter star.

Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh star in the 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.

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Tim Allen Nabs ABC Sitcom Pilot

by Chris Harnick, posted Feb 18th 2011 4:45PM
Tim Allen'Home Improvement' star Tim Allen is returning to ABC in a new sitcom pilot.

Allen has landed the role of Tim Fitzgerald -- continuing his TV tradition of playing guys named Tim -- a man surrounded by women in 'The Last Days of Man.'

According to Entertainment Weekly, the official series tagline is as follows: "Even though the world around him has declared the traditional male an 'endangered species,' Tim Fitzgerald is fighting for his manhood in a world that is being increasingly dominated by women."

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'Hot in Cleveland' Ratings Plummet, Kate Gosselin Gets an 'E! True Hollywood Story' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Jan 20th 2011 7:00PM
Betty White, Hot in ClevelandAre TV viewers burning out on the Betty White love?

According to Vulture, the ratings for the second season premiere of esteemed comedienne's TV Land sitcom 'Hot in Cleveland' are not so hot. Only 2.9 million people tuned in for the episode, down 25 percent from the first season finale and 40 percent from the first season premiere.

Also down in the ratings is none other than Oprah Winfrey. The talk show queen's new network has seen a drastic ratings crash, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new channel was down 20 percent in its target demographic after week two.

In other TV news ...

In case you didn't already know everything you every wanted to about Kate Gosselin, E! is airing a True Hollywood Story about the reality star. Apparently there will be "exclusive insight" from random people tangentially related to the mom of eight. The show will air on Feb. 2. [EW]

'Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker' is coming back for round two. The second season of the Buddy Valastro-hosted competition will air on TLC later this year. [TV Guide]

Jimmy Kimmel is moving to midnight. The comedian's talk show will now start five minutes earlier, cutting lead-in 'Nightline' by five minutes. [Variety]

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Tim Allen Clocks 'Top Gear's' Third Fastest Celebrity Racing Lap (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 3rd 2011 6:00AM
Tim Allen Races on 'Top Gear' AmericaTim Allen said he looked "geeky" as he raced around the track on the U.S. 'Top Gear' (Sun., 10PM ET on HIST). "You think the helmet makes you look like a bigger geek, or the car?" asked host and racing analyst Rutledge Wood of the "Big Star in a Small Car" scene.

Allen answered, "No, me. Just, I look at other pictures of me, and I go, 'Who's that old man there?'" Well, the actor certainly didn't drive like an old man, placing third among the series' other celebrity racers. But Allen was disappointed: fellow Detroit native Kid Rock bested him for second place.

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Dave Navarro to Rock on 'One Tree Hill,' 'Jonas L.A.' is Canceled (Maybe?) and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 8th 2010 6:20PM
Dave NavarroThe 'One Tree Hill' wardrobe department is about to need a whole lot more eyeliner. According to Michael Ausiello, rocker Dave Navarro is set to appear as himself on the CW soap in an upcoming episode.

Musicians are no stranger to the show, since one of the main character owns a record label. In the past, musically inclined guest stars have included Pete Wentz and Michelle Branch, with Kid Cudi set to appear Nov. 30. Singer/songwriter Kate Voegele has appeared on the show for the past several seasons as Mia Catalano, and performs her own songs in the role.

In other TV news ...

Tim Allen is headed back to TV ... maybe. Over the weekend, ABC won a bidding war for the new comedy 'Man Up,' which could potentially be a starring vehicle for Allen. [Deadline]

Rebecca Mader will guest star on 'No Ordinary Family.' The former 'Lost' actress will play a coworker of Stephanie's with secrets of her own. [TV Guide]

The Jonas Brothers' Disney show is (possibly) no more. 'Jonas L.A.' director Paul Hoen tweeted about the cancellation this weekend, but has since deleted his 140-character statement. [Vulture]

Jenny McCarthy is returning to 'Two and a Half Men.' The actress will reprise her role as crazy con artist Courtney starting Nov. 22. [Hollywood Insider]

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Six Former TV Stars Who Should Forget Movies and Come Back to TV

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 22nd 2010 2:00PM
Jennifer AnistonThe common wisdom used to be this: TV was the lesser of the screen arts, and even if you started as a television actor, you had to graduate to the big screen to be really successful .

Common wisdom is sometimes wrong.

Personally I have never subscribed to the notion that film is a "step up" from television or "better" in some way -- as if you can't have quality and integrity on television. But today it is especially apparent that TV can have tremendous quality too, with shows like 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' rivaling the best in film.

So here's my list of six former TV stars who tried the movies -- with varied levels of success -- but should now come back home to TV. ... where they belong.

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Will Tim Allen Make His TV Comeback in 2011?

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 10th 2010 12:40PM
Tim AllenDoes everybody know what time it is?

Time for Tim Allen to return to primetime television, that's what time it is. According to EW.com, that's exactly what the comedian is trying to do. Allen is currently on the hunt for the perfect project to launch him back into TV stardom. And whatever the man picks, a source associated with Allen's comeback assures us, "It will be huge."

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Tim Allen, Craig Ferguson Have a Hefty Talk About Male Body Parts (VIDEO)

by Harley W. Lond, posted Jun 17th 2010 7:15PM
Johnny Carson must be turning in his grave.

Tim Allen was a guest on Thursday's edition of 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:35AM ET on CBS) and what started out as a discussion about Allen and his daughter going to England to research his family evolved into a discussion of the male member.

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Tim Allen's Prison Perk: A Simple Dress Code (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jun 16th 2010 5:49AM
Tim Allen's Prison Perk: Dress CodeIt's hard to imagine "Tim the Tool Man Taylor" and the star of 'The Santa Clause' in federal prison. But beginning in the late '70s, Tim Allen served 28 months in jail for narcotics possession.

He spoke about the experience on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS). George Lopez said, "[Prisoners] wear the same thing [every day]."

"That's one of the things I liked about being inside -- dress," said Allen. "I would wear the same crap every day if I could get away with it. Women don't get that. My wife ... it's like insane to her. She changes clothes from the bedroom to the garage."

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An Open Letter to TV Land About the TV Land Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2010 11:19AM
Peter BoyleDear TV Land,

I'm very excited about the 'TV Land Awards' that will air on April 25 at 9PM. I'm a big fan of retro television (and Retro Television), and I like seeing a lot of stars both old and new get all dressed up and come together for a night of fun, craziness, and award-giving. Tim Allen as host? Great! You're going to honor Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari from 'Bosom Buddies?' Fantastic! A salute to 'Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks?' Outstanding!

I'm particularly excited about this year's show because from the promos I've seen, it looks like you're going to re-animate the dead.

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TV Land to Reunite 'Love Boat' Cast

by Scott Harris, posted Apr 9th 2010 10:30AM
The Love BoatTV Land is inviting you to come aboard for some adventure and a chance at a new romance, because it looks as though 'The Love Boat' is about to take another run.

Yes, according to the Orlando Sentinel, the cast of 'Love Boat' will be reuniting for the upcoming 8th Annual TV Land Awards. The series, which became an instant hit when it debuted in 1977 thanks to its mix of melodrama and B-list guest stars, will be receiving the fan favorite award nearly 25 years after it went off the air.

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Tim Allen is Douglas Fir in the new Disney movie Arbor Daze

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 6th 2010 3:01PM
Funny or Die has become one of the top destinations where TV and movie stars can go to make fun of themselves. Tim Allen spoofs himself and Disney films in general with this trailer for the fake movie Arbor Daze. From the plot to the narration, this is all too real.

Hey, we've already had a movie where Michael Keaton comes back to life as a snowman, so is this so far-fetched?

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Regis Sets Jan. 4 Return Date

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 31st 2009 11:58AM
A morning show crisis has officially been averted.

Regis Philbin will return to his seat as co-host of 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' on Jan. 4, series distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced Wednesday.

Philbin set off a minor panic in late November when he told his viewing audience that he was going in for hip surgery and would be back sometime "next year." The ambiguity of that timeline led some to speculate that the 78-year-old Philbin might have something more wrong with him than hip trouble.

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