The television world is abuzz about the live re-boot of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, but re-enacting a television show verbatim was done back in the early 90’s with Real Live Brady Bunch, which ran off Broadway. The hilarious take on The Brady Bunch featured future stars Jane Lynch as Carol and Andy Richter as Mike.
I’m sorry to hear that Who Wants to Be a Millionaire will not return in the fall on ABC stations. Although it has been many years since it was the big prime time sensation, I’m always sad to see it go. I’m proud to say that I was a contestant back in its hey day in 2000. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get past the fastest finger round to make it to the hot seat.
At least ABC will be bringing back its prime time Fun and Games with Celebrity Family Feud, To Tell The Truth, $100,000 Pyramid, Match Game and new additions Holey Moley and Card Sharks in June. Joel McHale takes over Card Sharks from legendary game show host Jim Perry.
And in other game show news, Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer returns Monday night!
AARP Widens Its Lead as America’s Most-Read Magazine
The subscriptions in my household include: People magazine, Philadelphia magazine, and Entertainment Weekly.
AARP is the most popular magazine with around 30 million subscribers. Netflix is the most popular streaming service with over 100 million subscribers.
Fittingly, “The Big Three” of This is Us will continue for three more years on NBC. My favorite versions of each of “The Big Three” are adult Kate, teen Kevin, and child Randall.
Howard Stern can be found on many shows this week promoting his book Howard Stern Comes Again.
CBS Sunday Morning – aired on Sunday, but can be found online
Good Morning America and Nightline – ABC, GMA aired Monday morning
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon – Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. on NBC
The View – Wednesday at 11 a.m. on ABC
I think the true love of Howard’s life is his on-air partner of three decades, Robin Quivers.
So last night’s game was the first one I watched all year.
How impressive that Charles Barkley’s announcing career (2000 – present) has lasted longer than his NBA career (1984 – 2000).
In honor of the Sixers forcing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Sunday at 7 p.m., clap your hands!