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Kelsey Grammer Says Heart Attack And Divorce Led To New Show 'Boss' On Starz

October 10th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer is returning to TV in a different role than you’re used to seeing him. Boss is a political drama in which Grammer plays a corrupt politician. The change of public image was inspired by Grammer’s publicized personal struggles, he admits.

“Honestly, I actually just took a break for a while,” Grammer said. “There were a lot of reasons I did but in the last couple of years I decided I needed to make a life change, honestly. You’re all familiar with what’s gone on in my personal life. Maybe not the details because I don’t talk about them, but I will say this.”

Grammer is now div...

Kelsey Grammer Wants To Bring Back 'Frasier'

August 31st, 2010 2:00pm EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer is making plans to revive his most famous character Dr. Frasier Crane for a new TV show.

The actor found fame playing the pompous psychiatrist in hit 1980s TV show Cheers, and he went on to star in hugely successful spin-off series Frasier. He spent 20 years playing the beloved character before Frasier came to an end in 2004 after more than a decade on the small screen.

Grammer has since failed to replicate his success and has seen a number of new shows flop including Back To You and Hank, and he's now considering bringing back the cast of Frasier for a "reunion show". T...

'Hank' Gets The Axe

November 12th, 2009 12:03pm EST
Kelsey Grammer's latest TV series Hank has been axed after just five episodes. The former Cheers actor has struggled to resurrect his career after his long-running spin-off series Frasier ended in 2004. Grammer's last comedy outing, Back to You, was scrapped in 2008 after just 17 episodes.

And now Hank, in which Grammer played a tycoon forced to reconnect with his family after losing his job, has met the same fate.

Executives at ABC network have confirmed the show has been shelved after it struggled in ratings during its first few weeks.

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New Fall TV: Keep It Or Kill It

October 21st, 2009 10:41am EDT
fall tv keep or kill
It's that time of year. You've checked out the new shows and by now you know if you love them or hate them. Networks are either ordering additional episodes of their fledgling series or quietly letting them burn off until nobody notices they are gone. And some networks stayed cautiously conservative by looking back to previous television icons and failing miserably (we are talking to you, NBC).

Check out the crop of new series and whether we think they should stay on the air or be put out of their misery. Let us know if you agree!


FlashForward - Keep it

ABC took a gamble o...

Q&A: Kelsey Grammer Talks ABC's New Series 'Hank,' His Health And More

September 28th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer should mean gold for any TV series. His long run on Cheers and Frasier is legendary, and he keeps popping up as Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons. It didn't quite work out for Back to You, but that certainly wasn't his fault. His new show, Hank, could be the next winner in his stable.

Hank is a disgraced Fortune 500 honcho who has to adjust to small town sitcom life. Moving back home with his family provides a culture clash with Grammer clinging to the sort of highbrow luxuries familiar to Frasier Crane. Reality provides the humor.

Over the summer, Grammer presented the new...

Ten New Fall 2009 Shows We Can't Wait To Watch

September 8th, 2009 9:41am EDT
New fall 2009 TV
Summer coming to an end can only mean one thing - it is time for our favorite television shows to return. Along with the top-rated shows we've come to love, such as Dancing With The Stars and CSI, the fall 2009-10 schedule is filled with newcomers just waiting to hit number one.

Check out our list of the 10 new fall shows we cant wait to watch:

Because one of something is never enough, the CW has taken on another cult-classic remake - Melrose Place. This time around the clothes are skimpier, the people are sexier and the fights are much more entertaining. While the show will have the...

Patricia Heaton Q&A On Her New ABC Series 'The Middle'

August 26th, 2009 10:12am EDT
Patricia Heaton
Patricia Heaton is back with another TV comedy. Now, we know what you're thinking. She already tried to follow up Everybody Loves Raymond with Back to You, that newsroom comedy. Well, this one is back in her wheelhouse.

ABC's The Middle stars Heaton as a married mother raising her family in middle America. Each of her kids have their own special demands, and the first episode already has her wearing a Superwoman costume for a last minute school presentation.

As a working mom herself, Heaton knows The Middle is all too real. She was happy to share her experiences, both real and dramat...

Kelsey Grammer Lands Another New Sitcom

January 7th, 2009 2:37pm EST
Kelsey Grammer
Frasier and Cheers star Kelsey Grammer is returning to TV in a new sitcom pilot.

The actor will play a tycoon forced to reconnect with his family when he loses his job in the as-yet-untitled show.

Grammer, who won numerous awards during his 20-year stint playing Dr. Frasier Crane in the two hit shows, will hope the new program is a bigger success than his last comedy outing, Back To You, which was axed in 2008 after just 17 episodes.

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Patricia Heaton Returns To TV In Familiar Role

November 19th, 2008 9:13am EST
long-suffering TV wife
Actress Patricia Heaton is set to return to a familiar role - the Everybody Loves Raymond star will play a stressed-out mom in a new TV sitcom.

The star has signed to appear in new comedy The Middle, which centers on the lives of an American Midwestern family in the eyes of a mother - Heaton. And the role won't be too much of a stretch for the 50-year-old, after she played Ray Romano's long-suffering wife Debra in the hit show, which ran for nearly ten years before ending in 2005.

Heaton, a two-time Emmy award winner, beat out competition from talk show host Ricki Lake, who in 2...

New TV On DVD, Oct. 14

October 14th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Back To You
Back To You the complete series is now on DVD. On the show, news anchors Chuck (Kelsey Grammer) and Kelly (Patricia Heaton) are forcibly teamed again, and neither is happy over the arrangement. Also on DVD: CSI season 8, How I Met Your Mother season 3, Nash Bridges season 1, The Partridge Family season 3, Rules of Engagement season 3, The Unit season 3.

The News Hits The Fan In 'Back To You'; Season One On DVD Oct. 14

October 3rd, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Back To You
Breaking news . . . the first season of the uproarious workplace sitcom Back To You Season One debuts on DVD October 14thfrom Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Directed by James Burrows, the multiple Emmy® Award-winning force behind Friends and Cheers, Back To You follows two bickering co-anchors Chuck Darling (Kelsey Grammer; Frasier) and Kelly Carr (Patricia Heaton; Everybody Loves Raymond) who share a past and are now forced to share an anchor desk.

Ten years after conquering Pittsburgh TV, Chuck returns home after a disastrous career turn in Los Angeles. Desperate ...

Being Green Is Great, But Is Hollywood Taking Recycling Too Far?

September 26th, 2008 10:20am EDT
Jerry Oconnell
Is there such a thing as a show-a-holic? A glimpse at the TV guide shows certain names keep cropping up time and time again attached to new shows. Could certain actors be addicted to starring on TV? And will they do anything to keep working whether the show is a quality one or not?

Isn't addiction classified as doing something to the point of excess, even after the point at which the person knows it's not healthy for them anymore? If the answer is yes then there are a few actors working today who show signs of needing serious career detox and rehab.

Case in point: the new TNT ser...

TV Stars Who Deserve Emmy Nominations On July 17, Part 2

July 15th, 2008 10:42am EDT
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Enough drama, time to laugh! The Emmy nominations are upon us, two days away in fact, so it's time to round out our suggestions to The Academy's blue ribbon panel. In the final installment, the focus turns to comedy and the actors who make us laugh every week.

This category is far more loaded than the drama section with far fewer obvious mistakes on the ballot and a ton of strong performances from the men and the women (rather than watching the ladies struggle with substandard material from their mostly male counterparts. Yes, I will clamor for more female writers and directors every...

Fox 2008-09 Schedule Is Solid, Surprisingly Straightforward

May 16th, 2008 12:03pm EDT
Eliza Dushku stars in Dollhouse
Usually this is the time of year when people are left scratching their heads, futilely trying to comprehend the four or five schedules that Fox has just unveiled for the upcoming season. This year, however, the folks at Fox have left the confusion of a year-round schedule to NBC, instead choosing to go with a much more conventional (and less headache inducing) Fall/Spring plan.

Fox has been doing fairly well recently, and it is safe to say that "American Idol" is no longer the only show keeping the network afloat (although it doesn't hurt, declining ratings and all). Therefore, it is...

Kelsey Grammer Shocked By Canceled Sitcom

May 15th, 2008 9:02am EDT
Kelsey Grammer
Ex-Fraiser star Kelsey Grammer is shocked by Fox's decision to drop his sitcom Back To You.

The actor cannot understand why the network dropped the program and even took the time to meet with Fox executives Peter Liguori and Kevin Reilly on Saturday.

He says, "They have let it go. We were told all this time we were in good shape and we were coming back. I'm not really sure what the real reasoning is. I think they ended up with a show that was going to be a great show. It was a great show."

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Patricia Heaton Slams 'Hooker' News Anchors

May 5th, 2008 3:32pm EDT
Patricia Heaton
Sitcom star Patricia Heaton has launched a stinging attack on Los Angeles' female news anchors, claiming they dress like "hookers".

Heaton studied newsreaders across the country to prepare for her role alongside Kelsey Grammar in new comedy show Back to You. And she was stunned by what she found.

Heaton says, "The East Coast anchors are all a little staid and conservative. By the time you get to Los Angeles, I'm sorry, they look like hookers. A lot of big jewelry. Do you want to get the news from someone in big hoop earrings?"

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'Bubble' TV Shows That Should Be Saved (& Safe Shows That Should Be Killed)

April 9th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
With the distant memory that was the writers' strike slowly fading from the minds of TV viewers, everyone is preparing for the return of their favorite shows. Well, you better take the time to enjoy them because they might not all be coming back in the fall.

Although television will see more returning favorites than usual come September, there are a few shows in jeopardy. Following are the top five shows with uncertain futures and the already safe shows they should replace:

Save Jericho (CBS)

With a fanbase that literally sent peanuts to save this show, CBS gave it a second cha...

What Killed 'Jezebel James': The Timeslot, Laughtrack & Parker Posey

March 26th, 2008 9:24am EDT
Jezebel James
I suppose Jezebel James only wanted to stay for a short return. After a mere three episodes, and ratings that made "Arrested Development" look like "American Idol," FOX dropped the ax on what was once its hotly-anticipated sitcom "Jezebel James."

At the network up fronts back in May 2007, "James" was highly lauded and seen by FOX as a potential tent-pole sitcom around which an entire evening of programming could be built. It seemed like a surefire hit when the series received a full 13-episode order right off the bat and was slated to debut in the coveted timeslot following "American ...

FOX Announces Series Return Dates

February 19th, 2008 2:54pm EST
FOX has ordered many of its current series back to production and has announced airdates for spring 2008. Among the series slated to return are Bones, Back To You, 'Til Death and House. 24 will also return to conclude production on its seventh season, but the Emmy-winning series starring Kiefer Sutherland will not premiere until January 2009, allowing the drama to once again run 24 episodes consecutively.

FOX’s animated series, including American Dad, Family Guy and The Simpsons, are also returning to production on future episodes. The following highlights the spring schedule:


The Stars Of 'Cheers' & 'Married...With Children:' Where Are They Now?

January 16th, 2008 11:19am EST
Married…With Children
In the 80s, viewers tuned in to two series that featured some of the most popular theme songs on television: "Married...With Children" and "Cheers." What happened to the stars of these popular shows?

Cheers (1982-93)

Who can forget the words from the opening sequence: Making your way in the world today takes everything you've got/Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot/Wouldn't you like to get away?

For 11 great years we watched regulars Carla (Rhea Pearlman), Norm (George Wendt), Cliff (John Ratzenberger) and Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) come into the Cheers ...

2007 TV Year In Review: The Worst

December 29th, 2007 12:00pm EST
Compounded by the writers strike, TV suffered this year. Shows that should have been pulled weren't, and not one new series became a breakout hit.

The Worst:

"Sportscenter" - What was once one of the funniest and hippest half-hours on television has now become the most exhausting hour (and sometimes 90-minutes) you'll spend in front of the tube. Somewhere along the line, somebody at ESPN got the idea that viewers cared more about watching the anchors and analysts than they did about seeing highlights and scores.

This has led to the self-aggrandizing spectacle currently be...

Starpulse TV Season In Review

December 5th, 2007 9:20am EST
Private Practice
It's been a bumpy television season full of winners, disappointments and a lot of forgetful folks. Some shows stumbled right out of the gate while others took steady steps towards a full-season pickup.

The TV season is nearing the halfway mark when most of the shows go into reruns, an indefinite period of torture this year thanks to the writers' strike. At least the respite provides the perfect time to take a look back at the season so far. This TV season, the TV gods brought us...

...9 new winning series.

The delicious guilty pleasure Gossip Girl redefined what it means to ...

Fox Announces Revised Lineup For 2007-08 Season

November 8th, 2007 9:07am EST
Prison Break
In light of the recently announced strike by The Writers Guild of America, FOX has revised its lineup for January and the remainder of the 2007-2008 season. (The new schedule is subject to change, pending resolution of the strike.)

The highly anticipated drama Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles will have a two-night premiere on Sunday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the show's regular time period. Prison Break, which has its last November airing on Monday, Nov. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), returns to Mondays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) beginning Jan. ...

More 'Back To You' Is Coming Your Way

October 25th, 2007 12:38pm EDT
Back To You
FOX has ordered an additional 11 episodes of the new comedy Back To You, bringing the total number of episodes for its premiere season to 24.

"Back To You" stars Kelsey Grammer as "Chuck Darling" and Patricia Heaton as "Kelly Carr," co-anchors at Pittsburg, PA, news station WURG, who are reunited at the anchor desk after Chuck had an embarrassing and very public fall from grace on-air at his previous post in Los Angeles.

TV Tonight: 'Gossip Girl,' 'Top Model, 'Back To You' & More

September 19th, 2007 11:50am EDT
Gossip Girl
From "The O.C." producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage and based on the New York Times best-selling young-adult book series of the same name, the new CW series Gossip Girl premieres tonight at 9 pm on The CW.

The show features an ensemble cast of new and veteran actors, including Blake Lively and Leighton Meester, and focuses on the struggle for social supremacy among teens from both sides of the tracks in a posh Manhattan prep school.

Also on tonight:

8 pm America's Next Top Model (season premiere) (CW)

8 pm Kid Nation (series premiere) (CBS)

8 pm Back to You (se...

Media Group Predicts Hits & Misses Of The New TV Season

September 13th, 2007 1:34pm EDT
Gossip Girl
Independent media agency TargetCast tcm has picked five new network shows they think will be hits, along with the five they think will fall to the bottom of the heap as the primetime season begins in a week.

NBC has two new shows that should do well, says Steve Farella, CEO of TargetCast tcm, a media planning and buying agency. "Chuck" (Mondays at 8 Eastern), a comedy about a computer geek who becomes the government's most valuable secret agent, looks promising, the agency says. Also on NBC, "Bionic Woman" (Weds, 9 p.m.) should prove popular, borrowing from the 70s hit "Six Million Dol...

Fall TV Premiere Dates

August 24th, 2007 11:01am EDT
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....

Kelsey Grammer Quit Acting To Nurse Sick Wife

August 23rd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Kelsey Grammar
Former Back To You star Kelsey Grammar gave up acting for two years to nurse his wife back to health after she almost died in Italy. The actor turned his back on a number of major career opportunities between 2004 and 2006 after his wife Camille was treated for a potentially-fatal gastrointestinal disorder.

He tells Parade magazine, "She nearly died. She picked up something while in Italy and was hospitalised for weeks. It was horrible. Camille was given last rites. I quit working for two years because she was so sick. But she is so much better now. Camille is everything to me."


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