Burt Reynolds’ most memorable roles

Reynolds returned to television to headline four seasons of the CBS sitcom Evening Shade, in which he once again played a football player. He did 98 episodes as Wood Newton, a former member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who retires to Evening Shade, Ark., to coach a high school football team with a losing streak. Reynolds reportedly requested his character be a former Steelers player because he was a fan of the team.
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FX CEO John Landgraf Anticipates Brand’s Future Role as Part of Disney

“Could FX Plus on its own scale up on its own to 50 million subscribers? No, I don’t think it could,” he said, referencing FX’s authenticated SVOD service. “Fifty million people are not going to buy a single branded service. It has to be bundled and aggregated into larger, more convenient ways of buying.”

‘Party Of Five’ Reboot Lands Pilot Order At Freeform

The reboot , which has been in development for a long time, will follow the five Buendias children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.

Keyser and Lippman will write the pilot, along with Michal Zebede (Castle, Devious Maids), a first-generation American writer with Costa Rican and Panamanian roots. Rodrigo Garcia is set to direct.

‘High School Musical’ TV Series Reveals Plot, Character Details

The 10-episode series will be titled “High School Musical: The Musical.”  Shot as a docu-style series, the show follows a group of students at East High who stage a performance of “High School Musical” for their winter theater production, only to realize that as much drama happens offstage as onstage. It will feature an entirely new cast of characters, the descriptions for which can be read below. Casting has begun on the series, with casting being led by Julie Ashton.

Each episode will include a rendition of a favorite musical number from “High School Musical,” along with a new original song. 

Kidding Is a Terrific Showcase for Jim Carrey

Jeff Pickles, the children’s television show host played by Jim Carrey in the new Showtime series Kidding, is not Fred Rogers, the beloved American icon responsible for Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. But the two share a few things in common.

They both bring a calming sense of comfort to children everywhere via their television shows. Both are viewed as beacons of goodness by the general public, including adults who grew up watching them on television. As made clear by a scene in the first episode of Kidding, which airs Sunday night, Jeff Pickles, like Fred Rogers, has testified before Congress, as illustrated by footage that looks remarkably similar to Rogers’s famous 1969 appearance before a Senate subcommittee. The difference is that while Jeff provides his testimony, back home, his wife Jill (Judy Greer) and their twin boys are about to get into a car accident that results in the death of one of those sons.

New ‘Care Bears’ Series to Stream on Boomerang

The Care Bears are returning in the new animated series “Care Bears: Unlock the Magic” from Cloudco Entertainment. Boomerang announced Thursday that it will be bringing back the children’s animated show as part of its subscription streaming service. The series will return to the 2D animated style and will feature adventures outside of Care-a-Lot in the never-before-seen Silver Lining world. The Care Bears most recently appeared on the Netflix series “Care Bears and Cousins,” which used 3D graphics and ran for two seasons.

A ‘Simpsons’ Writer Noticed A Glaring Animation Blunder In A Classic Episode

Late in the classic six season The Simpsons episode “And Maggie Makes Three,” Homer is complaining to Marge about how everything is awful. “I hate my job, I hate my life,” he whines, “and ever since I found out about this baby, there’s been nothing but bad luck.” That baby is, of course, Maggie, who hasn’t been born yet. So then why is there a photo of “Magaggie” on the wall?

The animation error was spotted by long-time Simpsons writer and producer Matt Selman (he wrote “Behind the Laughter” and better-than-its-reputation “That ’90s Show,” among other episodes). “Maggie is in photo on wall behind Marge telling Homer she’s pregnant with Maggie,” he tweeted, to which current-showrunner (and Selman’s boss) Al Jean responded, “Canon is [in] ruins!”