March 28, 2014 |
When a documentary-turned mockumentary about the late comic great Jonathan Winters debuted in 2011, it didn't go far commercially. So what could "Certifiably Jonathan" producers Richard Marshall and Matt Fortnow do with hundreds of hours of unused footage, thousands of DVDs and multiple boxes of merchandise? Try to sell everything, rights and all, on (what else?) EBay. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll The filmmakers originally set out to chronicle the painting career of Winters, who during his half-century-career hosted his own variety shows, made numerous appearances on "The Tonight Show" and costarred in "Mork & Mindy.
January 24, 2014 |
Pam Dawber will make a guest appearance on Robin Williams' CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Williams recently said he'd never go back to Mork, but he didn't rule out Mindy. The 50ish crowd grew up with "Mork & Mindy," which aired from 1978 to '82 and included, in later episodes, Jonathan Winters as their son, Mearth. The episode, set to air in spring, includes some romance for Dawber and Williams, both 62, according to TV Guide. Dawber will play a travel book author whom Williams' character, an ad agency executive, falls for. Dawber, married to "NCIS" star Mark Harmon, hasn't made a TV appearance since 1999.
January 2, 2014 |
Robin Williams cried when he found out that his new show, "The Crazy Ones," which premiered this fall on CBS, got picked up for a second season. At least that's the way his co-star Sarah Michelle Gellar tells it. Sitting in her trailer late last year behind the 20th Century Fox Studio soundstage where the half-hour-long comedy films, Gellar scrolls through her smartphone to find a picture of her co-star. FOR THE RECORD: “The Crazy Ones”: A Jan. 2 Calendar article and headline about the new Robin Williams TV show, “The Crazy Ones,” said the show had been picked up by CBS for a second season.
November 14, 2013 |
Veteran costume designer Ruth Carter had her hands full with her latest feature film, "Lee Daniels' The Butler. " In it, she tackled eight tumultuous decades of U.S. political and social history - and changing fashions - filled with dozens of national figures (including LBJ, JFK and Jackie O) and had to factor in an equally daunting number of celebrities in the cast: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Oprah Winfrey and, of course, Forest Whitaker in the lead role, among them. Carter says her focus had to be stout, and she ignored the shine of the 24-karat celebrities who surrounded her, on film and in her fitting rooms.
September 27, 2013 |
Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, two aging stars of 1980s TV, squared off with comedy premieres Thursday night. And the first round went to .... Williams. CBS' 9 p.m. sitcom "The Crazy Ones" - which has the former "Mork & Mindy" star playing a zany ad whiz who runs an agency with his daughter (Sarah Michelle Gellar) - rounded up 15.6 million total viewers, according to Nielsen. That makes it the most-watched new show of the fall TV season so far. Meanwhile, NBC at 9 p.m. aired a one-hour premiere special of "The Michael J. Fox Show," but the results weren't nearly as promising.
September 27, 2013 |
Thursday night saw the return of TV veterans Robin Williams and Michael J. Fox, with Williams easily getting the bigger audience. Williams was back to his wacky antics for the debut of CBS' "The Crazy Ones," and his shtick appears to still have a certain pull with viewers, despite lukewarm reviews. With a big boost from "The Big Bang Theory," the comedy series that stars Williams as a copywriter at an ad firm run by his daughter played by Sarah Michelle Gellar, drew 15.6 million viewers, according to early numbers from Nielsen.