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Ted Danson tells Tina Fey why he joined Mr. Mayor: "I wanted to know what your comedy felt like to do"

“You are my boss and I am a sycophant at heart, but that is also the truth,” Danson said in a Variety conversation with Mr. Mayor co-creator Fey. “I wanted to know what it was like to be in you and (co-creator) Robert (Carlock’s) brain. I wanted to know what your comedy felt like to do.” Fey responded: “You know, the kid in me that grew up watching Cheers, that you just said, ‘I’m your boss,’ is preposterous."
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Awards HQ June 14: Netflix Bloopers, Banff World Media Fest, TikTok Emmy Plans, Ted Danson/Tina Fey Summit

Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is June 14, 2021, which means it’s 3 days until nomination-round voting starts on June 17; 11 days until the Daytime Emmys telecast on June 25; 14 days until nomination-round voting ends on June 28; 29 days until nominations are announced on July 13; 66 days until final-round voting starts on Aug. 19; and 97 days until the Primetime Emmys telecast on Sept. 19.
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Ted Danson and Holly Hunter ground the silliness in ‘Mr. Mayor’

Veteran actors Ted Danson (“Cheers,” “The Good Place”) and Holly Hunter (“Succession,” “The Comey Rules”) had never worked together before their new NBC sitcom, “Mr. Mayor.” Yet, they’ve totally nailed the dynamic between their offbeat characters, Neil Bremer — a billboard ad executive-turned-L.A. mayor and Arpi Meskimen, his no-nonsense deputy mayor and former rival. The two joined The Envelope over Zoom recently to talk about the series, L.A.'s own mayor and Danson’s comedy chops.
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Heroes in their pasts: She’s related to Ted Danson, no kidding

I enjoy watching “Finding Your Roots” on PBS. I’m fascinated by all the twists and turns in people’s families. But it interests me how many guests seem to know nothing about their ancestors. Sometimes there are good reasons – slaves who didn’t have a last name until after the Civil...

Ted Danson reveals what he hears most often from fans

At a Hollywood Reporter roundtable chat with fellow actors Ed Helms, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd, Lamorne Morris and Ben Platt, Ted Danson revealed what he hears most from fans in the street: “My grandmother loved watching you on ‘Cheers.’”
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‘Cheers’ Star Ted Danson Reveals the Hilarious Thing He Hears Most from Fans on the Street

Is there such a thing as an insulting compliment? Insultement? If so, former Cheers star Ted Danson says he gets them all the time. Danson took part in a round table discussion recently with several other comedians, including Pete Davidson, Ed Helms, and others. At one point, the topic of fan encounters came up. Each comic had their own weird encounters, but Danson’s was hilarious.
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Ted Danson, Kristen Bell and Darius Rucker Join Virtual Fundraiser for LA Family Housing

Stephanie Klasky-Gamer said that if someone told her a year ago that LA Family Housing would be hosting its second annual virtual fundraiser “Home Together” this week, she would not have believed them. But facts are facts and since the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and homelessness in L.A. is worse than ever, the organization once again took its marquee fundraiser online.
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Ted Danson and Kristen Bell Among Supporters at Second L.A. Family Housing's 'Home Together' Fundraiser

For the second year in a row, Los Angeles Family Housing held its virtual fundraiser “Home Together” in lieu of its annual awards gala due to continued restrictions on in-person gatherings stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization, which fights to end homelessness in Los Angeles, enlisted celebrity supporters, musicians, staff, sponsors and program participants for Thursday night’s festivities. LAFH aimed to raise over $1 million in donations.