Lisa Kudrow to star alongside Ray Romano on Netflix's No Good Deed / Stanley Tucci is headed back to Italy on Nat Geo / Apple TV+ renews Platonic
PLUS: Meghan McCain threatens to sue her former The View colleagues, claims she was "libeled" on today's show.
Lisa Kudrow to star alongside Ray Romano on Netflix's No Good Deed
The two Emmy-winning sitcom icons of the late 1990s and early 2000s are joining forces as husband and wife in the new Netflix comedy from Dead to Me creator Liz Feldman. No Good Deed "follows three very different families vying to buy the very same 1920s Spanish style villa that they think will solve all their problems. But as the sellers have already discovered, sometimes the home of your dreams can be a total nightmare," per Deadline. "Kudrow will play Lydia Morgan. A highly-talented (and highly-strung) former concert pianist, Lydia is a devoted wife to Paul (Romano) and loving-though-flawed mother to their two children. She is distraught by the idea of selling their Los Feliz home, a place filled with happy memories and dark secrets."
Stanley Tucci lands a follow-up to CNN's Searching for Italy: Nat Geo's Tucci — The Heart of Italy
Tucci will again uncover Italy's culinary gems with his new docuseries for National Geographic Channel. Tucci will travel to 10 Italian regions as he “unlocks the distinct flavors that define each region and discovers the rich versatility of Italy through those he meets along the journey,” per the official logline.
Apple TV+ renews Platonic for Season 2
The Seth Rogen-Rose Byrne romantic comedy will be back for a second season after premiering in May. “Season Two spoiler alert: Will and Sylvia won’t get together this time either," read a statement from married co-creators Nick Stoller and Francesca Delbanco.
Abbott Elementary's Janelle James under fire over resurfaced jokes about her son's penis from Netflix's The Standups
James' extended set about her son's penis during her 2021 episode of The Standups was resurfaced in a tweet Tuesday, with the Twitter/X user tweeting: “I’ve never been so uncomfortable watching standup before like she’s a weirdo.”
Dick Vitale announces he’s cancer-free
“Santa Claus came early for me & my family,” the ESPN college basketball broadcasting icon tweeted.
BMF adds Lil Baby, Cynthia Bailey and Saweetie to Season 3
50 Cent says he's giving a chance for fans to see their favorite artists — plus Real Housewives of Atlanta's Bailey — intertwined in the story of Big Meech and his brother Southwest T.
Meghan McCain threatens to sue her former The View colleagues, claims she was "libeled" on today's show
On Thursday’s show, co-host Navarro said of President Biden's son's alleged influence peddling: “Look, did Hunter Biden influence-peddle on his last name? Yes, he did. So did half of Washington. People sitting at this table did it!” Fellow co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin responded by asking: “Who at this table peddled on their last name?” Navarro responded: “I’m not talking about currently.” To which McCain tweeted that she doesn't understand why her former View colleagues "bring me up and slander me on an almost weekly basis. It has been years – move on, I have. I have never been accused of a crime in my life and am a patriotic American – I would never and have never ‘influenced peddled’ in my life, let alone with foreign adversaries. Not all politicians children are the same – and I am no Hunter Biden. All accusations are absurd, defamatory and slanderous. I will be consulting my lawyers regarding what was libeled against me on The View this morning.”
TBS revives weekend movie block Friday Night Vibes
Nina Parker and Kevin Fredericks will succeed previous hosts Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole on the weekend movie block, which will kick off Jan. 5 with a double feature of Black Panther and King Richard.
The Rookie promotes Lisseth Chavez to series regular
After recurring in 19 episodes on Season 5 of the ABC drama as the newest rookie at the station, Chavez will become a full-time cast member in Season 6.
Suzanne Somers was shown singing at her own memorial
"There wasn't a dry eye in the room," Somers' husband Alan Hamel says of playing a video of Somers singing a touching rendition of Leon Russell's 1970 classic, "A Song for You," which was "our song." The late Three’s Company star died in October at age 76.
Comedian Kenny DeForest dies at 37 after injuries suffered when a car crashed into his bike
The New York-based comedian known for appearances on Late Night With Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show With James Corden and HBO's Crashing died Wednesday after succumbing to injures sustained after he was hit by a car while riding his bike last Friday. “Kenny DeForest was always down to clown. A bright light. You’ll be missed,” tweeted comedian Atsuko Okatsuka.
Kate McKinnon and Billie Eilish spread Christmas cheer with Ego Nwodim in SNL promos
McKinnon makes her return to Studio 8H this weekend after leaving Saturday Night Live in May 2022.