sitcoms

‘Laverne & Shirley’ Stars Reunite on Nickelodeon

Posted on 06/26/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentBy Lynn Elber, Television Writer, The Associated Press The leading ladies of “Laverne & Shirley” are reuniting. Nickelodeon said Wednesday that Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams will guest star in an episode of its new sitcom “Sam & Cat.” Happy 80th Carol Burnett! A look at her funniest moments The actresses starred as 1950s and ’60s pals and roommates Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney, workers in a Milwaukee brewery. The sitcom aired from 1976 to 1983 on ABC. “Sam & Cat” features …

Bob Newhart Is a Hit on ‘Big Bang Theory’

Posted on 04/27/2013 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentBob Newhart’s fans have been waiting for this one — his first appearance on The Big Bang Theory Thursday night (May 2).  Duly promoted as befits a sweeps-sized casting coup, Newhart has come aboard TV’s highest-rated sitcom for at least three episodes, playing a “Mr. Wizard”- style kiddie science show host who’s a childhood idol of Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki).  When Sheldon learns that “Professor Proton” is available for appearances, he giddily books him for an engagement at …

‘How to Live With Your Parents’: Boomer Humor Abounds

Posted on 04/3/2013 by | Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentHow to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) sports a title (and a mouthful of one at that) that speaks directly to many boomers whose adult children have moved back home. Premiering tonight at 9:30 p.m. on ABC in the plum post-Modern Family time slot, the new sitcom bursts out of the gate with more than a few belly laughs. It’s funny enough to make you hope it can find an audience during its spring run …