Friday, October 21, 2016

COMEDY FRIDAY: CAROL BURNETT, CANDICE BERGEN, KATHY BATES, STOCKARD CHANNING TO LEAD THEIR OWN NEW SITCOMS! 'GREAT INDOORS' SITCOM WITH JOEL MCHALE, STEPHEN FRY

CAROL BURNETT 
TO LEAD NEW ABC SITCOM!
This season really did not bring us many multi camera sitcoms, but networks are slowly picking up orders for possible new pilots and one of them, an untitled one, will have a legendary comedian returning to the small screens! As 'Deadline' reports Carol Burnett will star in ABC's pilot for a new sitcom, produced by Amy Poehler, about a family who gets a chance to buy the house of their dreams, a house they’d never be able to afford under normal circumstances, but is able to under extremely abnormal circumstances. They must live with the current owner, an older actress (Burnett) — until she dies.
STOCKARD CHANNING, CANDICE BERGEN, KATHY BATES' SITCOMS
She is not the only legendary female comedian to return to TV soon, NBC is developing a Stockard Channing sitcom pilot ME & MEAN MARGARET (about a fearsome faded film and Broadway legend and the unwitting boy lawyer who has to babysit her), Candice Bergen is to topline sitcom PEARL (as a larger than life family matriarch who finds out she has cancer, and becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family's life before she dies), while Kathy Bates will lead sitcom DISJOINTED for Netflix as a mom who runs her own marijuana dispensary with the help of her three sons!

'THE GREAT INDOORS' 
OPENS ITS DOORS THURSDAY
But a multi camera sitcom to arrive to us as early as next Thursday is CBS comedy THE GREAT INDOORS which is set to premiere in primetime on October 27th with Joel McHale portraying Jack who has made a name for himself as an adventure reporter for the magazine Outdoor Limits. His days of exploring the world end when the magazine's founder, Roland, announces its move to web-only publishing and assigns Jack to supervise the Millennials who make up its online team.
Stephen Fry will appear as Roland: an outdoorsman in his own right and founder of the magazine! Christopher Mintz Plasse as Clark: a tech nerd who knows everything about surviving on Mars and a zombie apocalypse yet has not been out of the city! Christine Ko as Emma: the social media expert who views Jack as the human version of dial-up! Shaun Brown as Mason: a hipster who has not spent any actual time outside. Susannah Fielding as Brooke: Roland's daughter and Jack's ex-girlfriend and current boss. Chris Williams as Eddie: Jack's best friend, who runs the local bar and helps him understand his co-workers!

18 comments:

  1. The Carol Burnett idea might not be half bad, but as much as I like Candice Bergen, that's going to be some VERY dark humor there.

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    1. maybe they discover she does not have it, or she gets cured? Let us hope so....

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  2. "Me & Mean Margaret" sounds like my kinda show!

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    1. mine too, I just hope it did not get ditched because it was ordered back in February.

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  3. Nice to see the older ladies spotlighted today. However, I could have swore Carol Burnett died years ago. Whoops!

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    1. Yes, she looked half alive even in Annie, which was like half my lifetime ago if not more...

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  4. I might have to check this out for Carol Burnett. I remember her show with Tim Conway ages ago and it was hilarious!

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    1. this one sounds it could be too as well

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  5. The Great Indoors seems mildly entertaining. Kind of snarky.

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  6. I'm old enough to have watched The Carol Burnett show. Yes, I loved every episode. Nice to see older ladies resuming the limelight.

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    1. yes, and older gents on the big screen too!

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  7. I remember, and loved, The Carol Burnett Show! And I hadn't heard for quite a while about Stockard Channing, so it is so nice to see this post. Thank you so much for sharing, Dezmond! :)

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    1. hope their sitcom pilots turn into series, Linda!

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  8. I am most intrigued by The Carol Burnett sitcom- as I hadn't realized she was still performing. Nice to see the others too!
    ~Jess

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