Jack McBrayer spent seven seasons playing the guileless Kenneth the Page on “30 Rock.” Now he finally gets to be the boss on “The Middle.”
Tonight, TV legend Ed Asner — best known for playing gruff newsman Lou Grant in the “Mary Tyler Moore” show and later in the drama “Lou Grant” — will be “inundating” viewers, in his words, on two hit sitcoms. First, on ABC’s “The Middle,” he plays the old saw editor of the local paper who […]
In his third year as Mike, the patriarch of the Heck family on ABC’s “The Middle,” Neil Flynn has played the rock that anchors all of the craziness that buzzes around Indiana’s funniest family. After eight years as the off-kilter Janitor on “Scrubs”, a role where he improvised much of his dialogue, he plays a […]
Start right now. Viewership is higher than ever before in its third season and, more importantly, people are starting to recognize the subversive charm of a show that represents that swath of America between the two coasts.
Last week seemed typical for CBS’ sitcoms on Monday night, television’s most popular, and raunchy, night of comedy.
Seems like old times! One of TV’s favorite sitcom couples – Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton – are reunited on Wednesday’s season premiere of “The Middle” (ABC, 8/7c). Romano, whose drama “Men of A Certain Age” was sent to the woodshed last month, is a special guest star on the hour-long episode. “We flash back […]
Don’t take this the wrong way. Shows like “Seinfeld” and “Friends” are some of the most legendary comedies in television history. They were huge hits featuring classic moments starring funny people. They elevated audience expectations for sitcoms in many great ways. In one sense, however, they started an unfortuate TV trend that has been considered […]
Let’s face it. Despite the 3,281 self-help books out there that insist you should always be a parent to your children and not their buddy, it’s very tough to stick to that plan. You want them to see you as someone cool, somebody they’ll hang out with after school or send a text to every […]
It promises to be one Heck of a Thanksgiving dinner when ABC’s ‘The Middle‘ invites ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum Norm Macdonald over for the holiday. Macdonald will guest-star on the sophomore comedy’s Turkey Day-themed outing as Mike’s brother, Rusty. In the same episode, John Cullum (‘Northern Exposure’) will reprise his role as grandpa “Big Mike,” […]