Latest Sitcoms News

Slimmed-down Billy Gardell savors TV success, family life

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Gardell is scrupulous about giving credit where it’s due, at home and at work. He describes his wife, Patty, as the “North star” who helped him through tough times and kept their family on track. Chuck Lorre, the prominent producer who cast the...

Ellen DeGeneres: proud of what she, daytime TV show achieved

May. 19, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres relishes what her daytime show has given viewers in its nearly two-decade run, a blend of the silly, sometimes earnest and, particularly in the last few years, a respite from hard times. She's also acknowledges that who she is counts for a lot —...

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

May. 11, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Henry Winkler is busy as ever these days, but the actor is still making time to write a memoir. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. Winkler, 76, became...

ABC's 'black-ish' ends its run as ABC looks to future

Apr. 26, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the comedy “black-ish” ended its run after eight seasons with a relatively modest live audience of 2.52 million viewers, ABC is already pivoting to what it hopes is its next defining sitcom. The “black-ish” series finale last week featured a storyline...

'Golden Girls' shows little age at inaugural fan convention

Apr. 23, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — TV shows about sci-fi or comic book fare usually inspire fan conventions — not a sitcom about four women of a certain age living together in Florida. But sisters Hillary Wasicek, 37, and Melissa Gluck, 43, took this weekend's inaugural “The Golden Girls”...

TV's 'black-ish' ends 8-season run with legacy, fans secure

Apr. 18, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A surprise awaited “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his family on a 2016 visit to the newly opened National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington: An exhibit on the TV series was on display. “I was very, very emotional" at seeing...

Liz Sheridan, Jerry's doting mom on 'Seinfeld,' dies at 93

Apr. 15, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Liz Sheridan, who played doting mom to Jerry Seinfeld on his hit sitcom, died early Friday. She was 93. Sheridan died in her sleep from natural causes, five days after her April 10 birthday, said Amanda Hendon, her longtime representative and friend. She did not...

Estelle Harris, ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘Toy Story’ actor, dies at 93

Apr. 02, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Estelle Harris, who hollered her way into TV history as George Costanza’s short-fused mother on “Seinfeld” and voiced Mrs. Potato Head in the “Toy Story” franchise, has died. She was 93. As middle-class matron Estelle Costanza, Harris put a memorable stamp...

'Dark Shadows,' 'Lethal Weapon' actor Mitchell Ryan dies

Mar. 05, 2022 00:54 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mitchell Ryan, who played a villainous general in the first “Lethal Weapon" movie, a ruthless businessman on TV's “Santa Barbara" and had character roles on the soap opera “Dark Shadows" and the 1990s sitcom “Dharma & Greg," died Friday. He was 88. ...

Tim Considine, son on 'My Three Sons' sitcom, dies at 81

Mar. 04, 2022 22:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Considine, who played the eldest son, Mike, on the 1960s TV sitcom “My Three Sons," has died. He was 81. Considine died Thursday at his home in the Mar Vista neighorhood of Los Angeles, his son, Christopher, told the Hollywood Reporter. His death also was...