Ferguson started the show by having Sid, his white rabbit puppet, talk about how he was looking forward to the new football season, especially his favorite team, the Detroit Lions. "This season," he said, "this is the season for us, the Detroit Lions," before laughing and disappearing from the camera view.
Tim Meadows story about his daily ritual with the 4AM NBC newscast certainly qualifies as a little bit creepy. "I DVR the 4AM NBC morning news show," he explained. So he doesn't get up to watch it, and as he explained later, he doesn't even watch any of the news.
"I speed forward through the news and traffic and I'll just watch weather," Meadows said. Why? "This meteorology lady has the most gigantic juggs you ever want to see."
According to TVLine, Priestley will play Chris Weekly, an antisocial genius marine biologist. He'll have an affliction of sorts that some would call a blessing.
Priestley is signed to appear in four episodes during season 2. The 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star will also direct an episode of the Syfy series. (The series airs on Showcase in Canada.)
In other casting news ...
• Ellen Barkin has joined NBC's 'A Mann's World.' The pilot, from 'Sex and the City's' Michael Patrick King, stars Don Johnson as an aging hair stylist. Barkin will play Johnson's character's ex-wife. [Vulture]
• Paul F. Tompkins is getting his evil genius on at Comedy Central. Tompkins will write and star as Professor Tiberius Lynch, a villain who has successfully taken over the world. What happens next? How do you run Earth? Those are Professor Lynch's questions. [Deadline]
• Eddie Cibrian is replacing Jeff Hephner in the NBC drama pilot 'Playboy.' Hephner reportedly performed well in his auditions but didn't work out after the table read. [Deadline]
• Titus Welliver has been tapped to star in The CW's 'Awakening.' 'The Good Wife' and 'Lost' actor will play a zombie hunter. [TVLine]
Any-how, 'Glory Daze' follows the lives of four freshman who have joined the Omega Sig fraternity. On the new episode (Tue., 10PM ET on TBS), Joel (Kelly Blatz) has to whip the frat house into shape, when an stuffy Omega Sig advisor (John Michael Higgins) comes to check the place out.
Oh, and there's also a wild sheep on the loose. Did we mention the sheep? There's a simple rule of comedy: "When in doubt, just add a sheep, or a goat, or some kind of wacky farm animal, anyway ... "
"PK You Buggin!" said Meadows, and the words appeared in a handy logo at the bottom of the screen. "On any show with no black people, I replace the network bug in the corner of the screen with an image of myself appearing to be interested in the show."
A clip from Fox News served as a helpful example. Then there was his other fix: the "inflatable rating booster -- Nielsen Mandela." However, there was an, um, issue with the blow-up doll that required a bit of censorship. As Meadows described it to Stephen Colbert: "Look how happy he is to see you, man!"
Yes, according to Variety, TBS has given the greenlight to Hollywood's latest bit of nostalgic fun, 'Glory Daze,' "a college comedy about a group of friends in a 1980s Wisconsin school." And headlining this trip down memory lane is Meadows, who technically didn't hit it big until his1991 'Saturday Night Live' debut, but hey, close enough.
"To be honest, I've always felt like a 60-year-old white woman," says Meadows. Still, Craig Ferguson isn't buying it, and doesn't think he's up to the challenge of playing Don Cheadle on 'The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson' (weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS).
We don't know, though. He's a dead ringer. He just needs to get that "black 'Iron Man'" thing worked out. Or maybe Cheadle needs to get that worked out.
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Did you watch it, and if you did, will you miss it?
|Yes. It was good and we need more family sitcoms.||533 (42.8%)|
|No, let's make room for another show.||217 (17.4%)|
|What's a Bill Engvall?||496 (39.8%)|
Now they're taking this one step further. TBS' The Very Funny Show will feature stand-up comedians being funny. And not just funny, but very funny. Tim Meadows who was the very funny on Saturday Night Live is pegged to host. And by very funny I mean that he was there for a long time. Actually, Tim can be funny in a stand-up environment, so he may do alright here. All of the footage for the November-bowing series will be filmed at a July event called "TBS Presents a Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs." So at least the comedians on the very funny show will come from this very funny festival meaning it will be very, very funny. Right?
Bill Engvall is slowly but surely taking over your television.
Brett already told you about the annoying commercial-within-a-show ads for The Bill Engvall Show that TBS is running, and now comes word that the show will air this Monday night on CBS. The second season of the show starts on TBS June 12 and the cable network is trying to get the show some attention. In return, CBS can plug their shows on TBS.
I'm afraid The Bill Engvall Show is one of those shows that has escaped my radar, though I did see one clip from an episode that was actually pretty funny. I don't think that running an episode on CBS is going to make me watch the show that night, but I have to admit that this news did at least remind me that I should check out the show this summer and see how it is.
In today's Washington Post, Saturday Night Live kingpin Lorne Michaels defended his choice of Fred Armisen to play Barack Obama, starting with last week's episode. After the much-publicized search for an Obama impersonator (or Fauxbama, as some are calling it), Michaels decided on Armisen, who is of white and Asian origin. Armisen, who's talented enough to do excellent imitations of people ranging from Prince to Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, did a credible job playing Obama, a man who is somewhat hard to pin down, imitation-wise.
But some critics, including the Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan, have very bluntly wondered why an African-American didn't play Obama. "They couldn't find an African-American performer who was funny enough to play the junior senator from Illinois? They couldn't find one in New York? Not anywhere in the country? Really?" wrote Ryan on her Tribune blog.
(S06E06) "I can't pause toast!" - Leon
Best episode of the season thus far. Hands down. Plus, and I know people have been harping on me in the comments for constantly bringing this up, but Larry finally dropped the morbid themes. I'm not saying previous episodes this season have been bad because of their tone, but when they're similar to this one it's better. Larry's trademark jovial obscene and sexual humor always makes for the best episodes and this one was chock full of it.
Look, a family sitcom that's NOT on Disney or Nickelodeon which been renewed for another season! How unique!
TBS has ordered up a second season of 10 episodes of The Bill Engvall Show. The comedy, which entered the television landscape back in July, premiered with fairly strong ratings and remained the number two sitcom among adults 18-49 on ad-supported cable (fancy talk for basic cable) for the rest of its freshman season.
Where has Tim Meadows been since leaving SNL in 2000? Well, most recently he had some guest-starring roles in The Office, Everybody Hates Chris, Help Me Help You and According to Jim.
Now it looks like Meadows has come back, but stealthily so. He's been all over TV over the last year or so, but in small supporting or guest roles. For instance, last year, he was in a great episode of The Office, playing a client that Michael Scott schmoozes over drinks at the local Chili's. He's also has been a few episodes of Help Me Help You, playing a character named Petey. He also made a reality push this past summer, as a contestant on Gameshow Marathon and a judge during the early rounds of Last Comic Standing.