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  1. vonmar

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    They explained Amy's name at Paley Fest a few years ago. The name was decided upon during a writers meeting. She's named Amy because it means "beloved". Chuck Lorre added the middle name Farrah because he liked the way the two names sounded together. They then decided on the last name of Fowler because it's an old English surname (one who catches birds or fowl) and it would match Cooper which is also an old English surname (one who makes barrels or buckets). The name was decided upon before they even hired Mayim.
  2. The Kids' Choice Awards Nominations were announced today. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Nickelodeon on Sunday, March 22 at 7:30 PM ET/PT from the Forum in Inglewood, CA. FAVORITE FAMILY TV SHOW Fuller House Modern Family Stranger Things The Big Bang Theory The Flash Young Sheldon FAVORITE MALE TV STAR Abraham Rodriguez (Nate Silva / Gold Ranger, Power Rangers Beast Morphers) Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair, Stranger Things) Jace Norman (Henry Hart / Kid Danger, Henry Danger) Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory) Joshua Bassett (Ricky, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) Karan Brar (Ravi Ross, BUNK’D) Source
  3. From Variety Swoosie Kurtz Joins Mayim Bialik Fox Comedy Series Swoosie Kurtz has signed on to the multi-cam comedy “Call Me Kat,” formerly “Carla,” at Fox opposite Mayim Bialik. The project is based on the BBC original “Miranda” created by Miranda Hart and received a series commitment at Fox back in September. It follows Carla (Bialik), a 39-year-old woman who struggles every day against society and her mother (Kurtz) to prove that you cannot have everything you want — and still be happy. Which is why she spent the money her parents set aside for her wedding to open a Cat Café in Louisville, KY. Kurtz’s character is named Sheila. Sheila grew up in Louisville and subscribes to very traditional gender roles. She views her daughter Kat’s unmarried status as her own personal failure. A charming narcissist, Sheila has used her sex appeal to date an endless array of men since Kat’s father died. <full article in the link>
  4. Missed this one from Holland Taylor from the "Hollywood" set back in January...
  5. From Playbill The Boys in the Band Stars Will Be Part of Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Joe Mantello Cast members from the Tony-winning revival of The Boys in the Band—soon to reprise their performances for Netflix—will be part of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's upcoming “Mr. Abbott” Award gala honoring the previously announced Joe Mantello, who directed the Broadway premiere of Mart Crowley’s play. Matt Bomer, Robin de Jesús, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, and Andrew Rannells will be on hand to celebrate Mantello March 30 at Current in Manhattan. Also scheduled to be part of the evening are Tony winners Stephanie J. Block and Michael Cerveris, as well as Jon Robin Baitz, Brooks Ashmanskas, Christopher Fitzgerald, Allison Janney, Derek Klena, Jessica Molaskey, John Pizzarelli, Martha Plimpton, Jessica Stone, and Jon Robin Baitz. Mario Cantone will host. <full article in the link>
  6. Most watched show of the night with 8.6 million viewers. 2nd highest rated show of the night.
  7. Most watched show of the night with 8.80 million viewers. Also the highest rated show of the night.
  8. From Deadline Hollywood ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Co-Creator Bill Prady Inks First-Look Deal With Netflix Netflix has signed The Big Bang Theory co-creator/executive producer Bill Prady into a first-look deal for scripted series programming. He will develop, write and produce TV series across a range of genres — comedy, which is is mostly known for, as well as drama, fantasy, science fiction and comedy. “Bill Prady is a renowned storyteller, and with The Big Bang Theory he created characters who have defined a generation and will transcend the test of time,” Netflix’s Channing Dungey said. “We’re excited to tap into his treasure trove of ideas and bring his next slate of projects to life.” Prady co-created with Chuck Lorre the mega hit series The Big Bang Theory, on which he served as executive producer for the comedy’s 12-season run on CBS, capped by the May 2019 series finale. Prior to that, Prady worked on such series as Married… With Children and Dharma & Greg, co-created y Lorre, on which he rose to executive producer and took over as showrunner. Prady began his work in entertainment in 1983 at Jim Henson Productions. His first staff writing job was on the HBO series Dream On. “The opportunity to partner with Netflix is about more than just the support and creative freedom they have enthusiastically offered,” Prady said. “Their approach to television and respect for the viewer allow for the kind of in-depth storytelling I have long been a fan of. We are excited to not only develop and produce our own projects, but also to find and champion new voices with new visions.”
  9. From TV Insider Reba McEntire to Guest Star on 'Young Sheldon' as Coach Ballard's Ex-Wife It sounds like things might be getting a little messy in Coach Ballard's (Craig T. Nelson) life on Young Sheldon. Reba McEntire will be guest starring in a February episode as his "fun, fiery ex-wife," June, who "strikes up an unlikely friendship with Meemaw (Annie Potts)." Though Coach Ballard and Meemaw didn't "hit it off right away at all," as Nelson told TV Insider, they are currently dating. "He's got an ex-wife who owns half of [his] sporting goods store, which I think he resents," he added prior to his character's debut. The actor also called his character "a fun jerk," and having his ex-wife around should certainly put that on display.
  10. 2nd most watched show of the night with 7.49 million viewers. 3rd highest rate show of the night.
  11. The show isn't nominated, she's not nominated and she isn't presenting, but she might hit the after parties.
  12. Happy 12th Birthday to Raegan
  13. From Variety Top Rated Shows of 2019: Super Bowl LIII, ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominate CBS is sure going to miss “The Big Bang Theory.” The long-running sitcom, which ended in May after 12 seasons, was a ratings bazinga for the Eye network up until the very end. And in fitting with its popularity, the comedy’s May 16 finale, “The Change Constant”/”The Stockhom Syndrome,” was the highest-rated telecast of a scripted series on linear TV in 2019 — averaging nearly 25 million viewers. ” It was also the top-rated scripted broadcast telecast (and No. 1 comedy airing) of the year with adults 18-49, averaging a 5.0 rating. “The Big Bang Theory” ultimately landed 13 of the top 100 most-watched telecasts of the year, while spin-off “Young Sheldon” grabbed another 12 slots. But it was ultimately another broadcast that cemented CBS’ status as the most-watched linear network of the year in total viewers: Super Bowl LIII. No surprise, the matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and eventual winner New England Patriots was the top telecast of the year, averaging 98.8 million viewers. <full article in the link>
  14. From The Hollywood Reporter 'Special' Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix This holiday season is a special time of year for Ryan O'Connell. Netflix has renewed Special, the Emmy-nominated shortform comedy series based on O'Connell's memoir, for a second season. The semiautobiographical series, exec produced by Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons, will return for an additional eight episodes. It's unclear if the comedy — which received four Emmy nominations in the shortform categories — will continue to be 15 minutes in length. O'Connell has previously been vocal about wanting to expand to the more traditional half-hour running time, telling The Hollywood Reporter that the reduced length was "frustrating" in that he couldn't explore other characters in the season's storytelling. In addition to starring in the comedy about a gay man with mild cerebral palsy who decides to rewrite his own identity, O'Connell wrote and exec produced all eight episodes of season one. Unlike with season one, O'Connell previously told THR that he'd like to open a writers room to expand the scope of a potential sophomore season. Details on season two — specifically episode length and a writing team — were not immediately available. Netflix declined to comment on those specifics. Co-stars Jessica Hecht and Punam Patel will return as series regulars for season two. The series is based on O'Connell's I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves and hails from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and the studio's digital-focused Stage 13 banner. Parsons and his That's Wonderful Productions partner (and husband) Todd Spiewak exec produce alongside the company's Eric Norsoph. Anna Dokoza also exec produces the series, which is produced by Campfire.
  15. Not counting football... The most watched show of the night with 8.21 million viewers. Tied for the highest rated show of the night.
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