Living Biblically Jay R Ferguson CBS
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‘Living Biblically’: Jay R. Ferguson Talks CBS’ Feel-Good Sitcom Based on the A.J. Jacobs Book

  In 2007, A.J. Jacobs charmed believers and doubters alike with The Year of Living Biblically — the Esquire editor’s hilarious, insightful attempt to follow the Good Book’s 700-plus edicts right down to the letter. And the single-fabric robes. And the sheep. And the impressive, if sort of yucky, beard. And the amused trepidation of a patient Mrs. Jacobs. Ten years later, The Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki and screenwriter Patrick Walsh (2 Broke Girls, Crashing) have mined Jacobs’ book to create the warm and genuinely funny sitcom Living Biblically. The series stars Galecki’s pal Jay R. Ferguson (Mad Men) […]

Comedy

A.P. Bio: “It’s Always Sunny…” Star Glenn Howerton Is A Teacher Who Refuses To Teach

“I’ve always had a lot of fun playing characters who think they are better than they really are. I think it’s just something that I find really funny in real life,” Glenn Howerton reveals. The It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star is talking about his new role in NBC’s A.P. Bio. His character, the vengeful and riotous Jack Griffin, is a disgraced Harvard professor who reluctantly returns to his hometown to teach high-school biology. “For various reasons, he was passed up for tenure. He believed it was some kind of internal grudge between him and his boss,” Howerton explains. “He […]

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

Missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special? Here’s How to Tune In!

If you missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special thanks to holiday plans or holiday brain fog and are howling a Tarzan yell of protest, fear not. Not only is it ultra easy to check out CBS’s homage to the queen of comedy and her iconic variety show, but you have nearly two months to do so. Or two months to watch it every single day, because everything’s better with Burnett. To honor the show’s timeless good humor, the two-hour special reunited Burnett (now 84), Lawrence (68) and Waggoner (82) on the show’s original stage alongside a host of actors, singers and comedians […]

Psych the Movie
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Psych: The Movie: TV’s Fake Psychic Detective Returns In The Holiday Film Fans Have Been Waiting For

Christmas comes early this year for fans of TV’s Psych. The series ended in early 2014 but returns for an all-new caper in the form of a two-hour movie titled Psych The Movie. And after talking to series stars James Roday (who also cowrote the film) and Dulé Hill, it’s hard to decide who is more excited — the actors or the series’ loyal fans, who call themselves “Psych-Os.” The film picks up three years after the events of the series finale, with fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Hill), about to open […]

Happy!
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Happy! Christopher Meloni As You’ve Never Seen Him Before In A Wild New Syfy Series

In Syfy’s new, nearly unclassifiable series Happy!, former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni plays an ex-New York City cop, but that is the only thing even remotely similar to his previous well-known role. In fact, his character here, the morally dubious Nick Sax, is unlike anything you’ve seen the actor do before, and it is as invigorating for the viewer to watch as it likely has been for Meloni to play — a combination of the patheticness and sardonic humor of a world-weary and reluctant action hero. Based on the graphic novel of the same name […]

A Christmas Story Live
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A Christmas Story Live!

We triple dog dare you not to smile when FOX’s musical production of A Christmas Story Live! brings the beloved Christmas film — complete with nostalgia, pink bunny pajamas and the Bumpus’ dogs — right into your living room. The 1983 cinematic classic A Christmas Story tells the tale of an imaginative boy’s yearning for a very special gift, “an official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle.” The film inspired a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, which, in turn, forms the backbone of this live TV event. “Everyone knows about the leg lamp and ‘You’ll shoot your eye out!’” says […]

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special: We Talk 50 Years of Funny with the Comedy Icon

In 1967, Carol Creighton Burnett stepped onto CBS Television City’s Stage 33, chatted up the audience, performed sidesplitting skits, tugged her left ear and made history. The 34-year-old stage and TV actress honed her knack for physical comedy as a regular on The Garry Moore Show, parlaying her popularity into a variety show of her own. Surrounded by a crack ensemble of laugh-getters — Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner, plus frequent guest star Tim Conway — Burnett made The Carol Burnett Show must-watch, feel-good TV that earned the weekly series 25 Emmy awards. Fifty years later, it lives […]

At Home with Amy Sedaris
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‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’: The Funnywoman Gets Comically Crafty on truTV

Amy Sedaris, a former member of Chicago’s legendary Second City comedy troupe, is best known from hilarious turns in cutting-edge laughers like Strangers With Candy and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and memorable guest turns on a roster of other comedies. But the North Carolina native is also proudly devoted to all things domestic, an obsession she’s chronicled in signature Sedaris fashion in a pair of comic tomes, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Her new truTV series At Home With Amy Sedaris is a combo of both books’ kooky-meets-useful(ish) content and an homage to […]

Comedy

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Is Back. Are You Happy Now?

If you bug him long enough, you can get Larry David to do anything — even a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I don’t really miss things, people that much. But I was missing it, and I was missing these idiots,” David says, referring to his costars. “So I thought, ‘Yeah, what the hell?’ And I got tired of people asking me, ‘Is the show coming back?’ I couldn’t face that question anymore, and I wasn’t ready to say, ‘No, never.’ And I kept saying, ‘Oh, you know, maybe. Who knows?’ So I thought, ‘Yeah, I won’t have to […]