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Celebrity Jeopardy! graduates to the big leagues this weekend as Mayim Bialik hosts a primetime version of the quiz show. Also, House of the Dragon fast-forwards ten years, Sanaa Lathan makes her directorial debut with On the Come Up, Shark Tank goes live for its Season 14 premiere, and more. Here’s what’s new and noteworthy on TV this weekend:
Jeopardy! may soon throw in a bonus prize. During a conversation with producer Sarah Foss and show alum Buzzy Cohen on the Inside Jeopardy! podcast, executive producer Mike Davies detailed the idea of a cash bonus. The prize would go to contestants who correctly answer all the clues in one topic.
Mehcad Brooks wasn't that offended by John Oliver's critique of Law & Order. In response to Oliver's assertions that the franchise "makes a lot of choices that significantly distort the big picture of police" and that the show had turned into a recruitment tool for law enforcement, Brooks wondered if this was such a bad thing.
And we're back. In this episode of The View in Review, we break down the first three weeks of The View Season 26, from Alyssa Farah Griffin’s uneventful interview with Hillary Clinton to Whoopi Goldberg’s continued disdain for pop culture Hot Topics. Plus, Sara Haines makes her voice heard and the co-hosts react to the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Although Jeopardy! first aired in the 1960s, it wasn't until nine years into the Alex Trebek-hosted edition of the series, on October 26, 1992, that the show first kicked off a week of celeb contests with comedy legend Carol Burnett, talk show host Regis Philbin, and Knots Landing star Donna Mills as the initial lineup. Burnett eked out a win with a relatively meager $2,900 winning.
It's finally time for your favorite stars to show off their trivia skills. In a teaser for the season premiere of Celebrity Jeopardy!, new host Mayim Bialik quizzes familiar Hollywood faces like funnylady Iliza Shlesinger, Reggie Watts, and Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu. "These stars are ready for primetime!"...
New! Listen to our weekly View in Review podcast. Whoopi Goldberg has a bone to pick with The View's Hot Topics selection committee. On Wednesday morning, the co-hosts were tasked with discussing the drama surrounding Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, who was accused of cheating on his wife, Behati Prinsloo, with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. In a statement issued Tuesday, Levine said he "did not have an affair," but admitted he "crossed the line" by sending "inappropriate" messages to Stroh.
What do you get a legendary TV producer for his 100th birthday? A TV special all his own, of course. Jam-packed with celebrity guest stars and musical performances, Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter will air on ABC tonight and stream tomorrow on Hulu. Also today: Dick Wolf’s...
The Goldbergs has officially lost its patriarch. In the Season 10 premiere of the ABC comedy, the death of Jeff Garlin's character Murray Golberg was revealed almost immediately. In the opening moments of the episode, we learned via a voiceover from Adam that Murray had passed away. "That year, there...
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Dale McRaven, creator of Mork & Mindy and Perfect Strangers, has passed away at 83. McRaven died of complications from lung cancer on September 5. The industry legend was known for having co-created Mork & Mindy with the late Garry Marshall, as well as creating long-running sitcom Perfect Strangers on his own.
Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart is your guide to the good, the great, and the skippable. Subscribe to get all his Primetimer reviews. There was a remarkable stretch of time in the 1970s when Norman Lear was America’s cultural talisman. He just knew how to gather a crowd around their TV sets.
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Jimmy Kimmel was a little blindsided by how people reacted to his Emmys bit, he admitted to Howard Stern. During an appearance on Stern's SiriusXM show Wednesday, the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host described how he'd planned the joke beforehand, and why things went a little differently than he'd anticipated. "How...
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If you had a choice between doing a TV commercial for a local chicken shack or performing for Saturday Night Live kingpin Lorne Michaels, which would you choose?. That’s kind of an unfair way to put it, so let’s try this: If you were a struggling performer in the 1980s, and you had been trying to land a paying gig with residuals, and one of the best-known restaurants in the area had just hired you to star in a commercial that would run throughout Chicagoland for months, and then you heard that Lorne Michaels was planning to attend Second City on the night of your shoot, would you cancel the sure thing to land the outside chance? And did you even want to be hired by SNL?