R.I.P. Harry Anderson (1952-2018)
Harry Anderson, best known for starring in the NBC Must-See TV sitcom Night Court from 1984-1992, has died at his home in North Carolina. He was 65. Born Oct. 14, 1952, in Newport, R.I., Anderson and his family moved to Chicago, where he discovered card games, magic tricks and hustling. He took thos... [Read More]
A Recommendation: The Hallmark Channel’s Late Night Lineup
When looking for good comedy options, the Hallmark Channel is probably the absolute last place you would look. It’s a network named after a greeting card company that specializes in “original” romantic dramedies that are designed to be as predictable and unchallenging as human... [Read More]
Bar Rescue: Cheers
Haven't enjoyed a great mashup in ages, so thanks to Robert Dean for making one for the ages, taking Spike's Bar Rescue and having Jon Taffer tackle the bar from Cheers. That's all you need to know to enjoy this. Roll the clip! [Read More]
Imagine Louis CK’s “Horace and Pete” as a Cheers sitcom with laugh track
Louis C.K. has made seven episodes of his self-financed, self-made TV series, Horace and Pete, so far. He acknowledges it's not a sitcom, unless you consider it as what the bar from Cheers would look like if you visited it during the afternoon -- 2 to 5 p.m. -- before "happy hour." So the folks [&he... [Read More]
Cast Members from ‘Friends,’ ‘Cheers,’ ‘Taxi,’ and More to Reunite on NBC Next Month
Get ready for some classic comedy reunions on NBC next month. TV Line reports that the network will air a two-hour special next month paying tribute to longtime sitcom director James Burrows to celebrate his 1,000th TV episode. The special will include cast reunions from some of Burrows’s seri... [Read More]
The Creative Genius of Sam Simon: A Lifetime of Memorabilia, up for charitable auction at Sotheby’s
Sam Simon wanted to be known as much for his charitable contributions to society as for his comedic contributions, and half a year after his death, hundreds of his artistic works and memorabilia are up for auction at Sotheby's. As the auction house noted this summer: "Over a series of Sotheby’... [Read More]
When ‘Cheers’ Left the Bar for a Wedding Chapel
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “What’s taking so long? Shouldn’t the wedding have started by now?” Cheer... [Read More]
Sam Simon co-creator of The Simpsons and philanthropist passes at age 59
The unfortunate news has finally arrived and falls on anything but deaf ears. Sam Simon has succumb to his battle with terminal cancer which he was diagnosed with in late 2012. A nine-time Emmy winner who wrote episodes of  the popular shows Taxi, Cheers and It’s Garry... [Read More]
RIP Sam Simon (1955-2015)
Sam Simon, the comedy writer/producer/director of sitcoms such as Cheers, The George Carlin Show and The Simpsons, who funneled millions of his own profits from the latter show into a non-profit foundation that rescued dogs, has died from cancer. Simon was 59. The Sam Simon Foundation announced the ... [Read More]
Check Out 'Kroll Show's 'Cheers' Parody Starring Larry Bird
by Megh Wright Here's a great clip from last night's Kroll Show, which saw the return of Kroll's Larry Bird impression in a bizarre and hilarious Cheers parody called Chairs. I'm not sure what I like more — Seth Rogen as Bird's stoner teammate Bill Walton or the heartwarming, introvert-friendl... [Read More]