I was ready to preface this quick take on Kelsey Grammer and Patricia Heaton’s new sitcom Back To You with something long and winded about my love for Grammer’s old show Frasier. But after the series premiere last night of Back To You, I’ve lost my will to do it.
The premise — big-shot anchorman Chuck Darling (Grammer) is forced to return to his old Pittsburgh Station, WURG, when fired from his gig in LA — is fine enough.
“We would all love to get back together and maybe do something with
the show in the future,” the former (and possibly future) Michael Bluth
said during the interview, revealing that talks are still alive.
Lovitz and Dick have been at loggerheads since a
1997 Christmas party at [late comedian Phil] Hartman's house, five months before his
troubled wife Brynn flipped out, fatally shooting Hartman, then killing
A heavily eye-shadowed young actress is standing haplessly by the door of a laundromat. Her elder cohort has been studiously letting her do most of the talking throughout the play, but is now searching for words to bring this girl out of her funk. Like a sphinx, her lips gather together to deliver the sage advice. And then a random guy — not an actor — walks in on the scene, squeezes past the actresses and the audience to the far washing machines to pick up his whites.
Jon Stewart’s Daily Show contract expires in 2008, and TV-land gossiphounds are now reporting that he has been schmoozed in “exploratory” talks by the bigwigs at NBC, who are looking to cash in on the man whose raised eyebrow can elicit more belly-laughs than an entire week’s worth of The Peacock’s primetime comedy.
[D]uring Peyton's monologue, Amy Poeler [sic] was dressed
in a Patriots jersey and heckled Peyton, saying "What does Tom Brady
and the Circus have in common? They both have two more rings than you."