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Melissa Rauch had her big bang baby!
December 4th, 2017 under Babies, Chuck Lorre. [ Comments: none ]

In case you did not know, Melissa Rauch is not only pregnant on The Big Bang Theory, she was pregnant in real life too. I used the past for the latter because today she announced the birth of her first child on Instagram. She said, “I am beyond over the moon to share that our beautiful baby girl, Sadie Rauch, has arrived and our hearts are bursting at the seams with love for her. I will never take for granted the difficult road it took to get here. To those on that road: I’m sending you so much love today and always. 💕💕💕💕💕💕”

The actress was very vocal that she suffered fertility issues and miscarriage before giving birth to Sadie. Now that she is mom, my words of advice to her is enjoy every second.


Young Sheldon finds love, There’s Johnny is as lovable as Johnny Carson
November 16th, 2017 under Chuck Lorre, Hulu. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8:30p on CBS, Young Sheldon falls in love with something that he didn’t know he loved.

The episode starts off with Young Sheldon (Iain Armitage) choking on a piece of sausage and nearly dying because of it, and because of that he is afraid to eat solid food. After a few weeks, his mom (Zoe Perry) and dad (Lance Barber) decide he needs to go therapy. While his parents are talking to therapist, he has to wait in the waiting room. He picks up a comic book, something he thought was stupid, and is immediately hooked. So much so, he walks out of the office to find more, and his parents don’t know where he is gone. Where did he go? How will his parents react? You just have to tune in to find out.

That and to see the toll Sheldon’s quirkiness causes for his older brother (Montana Jordan) and twin sister (Raegan Revord). Thankfully, they have Meemaw (Annie Potts) to talk to about it.

This show has proven to be a sweet comedy that CBS has so desperately needed since they cancelled Still Standing. I still miss that show.

Over at Hulu is There’s Johnny. This is the story of 19-year-old Andy Klavin (Ian Nelson) who lives in Nebraska with his parents who are big fans of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. He decides to do something special for them and writes a letter to the talk show host asking for an autograph photo and a job.

Then the strangest thing happens, he gets both in the mail. Therefore, he gets on bus and travels to Burbank, Ca. When he gets there, he finds out the show doesn’t actually tape at 11:30p when he arrives at the gate. In his hand he is holding the letter he got from the show, and by some chance of fate the wind blows it into the show’s soundstage. He goes inside and falls asleep.

The next day, he is woken up by Roz (T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh) who tells him the job was all a big misunderstanding and they will pay for his bus ticket back to corn country. Thankfully Joy Greenfield (Jane Levy) walks in at that exact moment and tells Roz she needs a runner. The feisty 24-year-old, whose dad is a big agent, takes him under wing. While introducing him around, he meets the writers who ask him a question that makes it on to the show. Freddie the Executive Producer (Tony Danza) sees something special in the kid, and offers him a real job this time.

From that moment on, luck keeps on working out for this wholesome kid. Joy finds him an apartment and a car. Even when it seems like he is screwed, his niceness seems to save him from the worst predicaments. It is those screw ups that make this sweet kid find a way into your heart instantly. Same for everyone around him.

There’s Johnny takes place in 1972 and they use file footage from the original talk show. On the premiere episode, we see Johnny interview the late great George Carlin and in episode 2 he chats with a young Albert Brooks. Not only that, you see Johnny save Ed McMahon’s butt when a segment goes wrong. They intertwine the current filming with the file footage so smoothly, you almost think they are actually happening at the same time and not 45 years apart.

If you love late night television, you will adore seeing the behind the scenes madness. If you are not a fan of the genre, you will enjoy a show where the little guy keeps on winning. It is the feel good retro show about comedy you have been longing for and did not know it. It is worth subscribing to Hulu just for There’s Johnny. A show I read that EP Paul Reiser says cancelled the network SeeSo where it was originally set to air before Hulu thankfully saved it.

You can binge watch the whole first season on Hulu now.


We get to meet Young Sheldon’s Meemaw tonight
November 9th, 2017 under Chuck Lorre. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8:30p on CBS, it is time to meet Young Sheldon’s beloved Meemaw and she is played by the lovable Annie Potts. The episode starts off with Meemaw, who is babysitting her three grandchildren, playing poker with her youngest grandson. She teaches him an important lesson about bluffing in poker. A technique that will come in very helpful later in the episode.

Shortly afterwards, The Coopers are home and George (Lance Barber) experiences chest pains, so Mary (Zoe Perry) rushes him to the hospital leaving her younger kids in the care of her mother. While Meemaw tries to tell them everything is OK, Mary is not as sure as her mother. Since Sheldon and his sister (Raegan Revord) are 9, they believe their Meemaw. George Jr (Montana Jordan), who is a teenager, does not and wants to go see his dad. Therefore, when Meemaw falls asleep, George Jr takes her keys to the car and drives his siblings to the hospital. Did I mention he is only 14 and does not know how to drive?

What happens next is why this show is this season’s #1 comedy. The casting is perfect, the acting is sweet and the writing is endearing, all of that makes you want to tune in every week to see the Coopers be the loving family that they are.


The first new Fall show to get a full season pick up is…
September 27th, 2017 under Chuck Lorre. [ Comments: none ]

Today is only the third day into the new Fall TV season, and we already have a new show that was picked up for a full season. It should be no surprise that is Young Sheldon.

Not only did it retain 98% of The Big Bang Theory’s audience on Monday night, it is spinoff of TV’s #1 scripted show. That and it is critics’ darling because who doesn’t love Sheldon Cooper?

Even though I said that the pickup is not a surprise, in a way it is. Because last year CBS was the last broadcast network to pick up any new shows. But then again Young Sheldon is no ordinary show.

It will be interesting to see what is next. Most likely it will be The Good Doctor if it continues to do as well as it did for ABC as it did last week. Then The Gifted on Fox or Seal Team and SWAT on CBS or Dynasty on The CW.

When it comes to the first cancellation, I am going with Me, Myself & I or Wisdom of the Crowd. I think Marvel’s Inhumans and Ten Days in the Valley will air their slated amount of episodes.


Will there be a Big Bang wedding, meet Young Sheldon and Me, Myself & I
September 25th, 2017 under CBS, Chuck Lorre. [ Comments: none ]

The Big Bang Theory is back at 8p tonight on CBS, and we find out if Amy (Mayim Bialik) says yes to Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) marriage proposal. I will not tell you how long you will have to wait for answer because that is no fun. What I will tell you is there is not one but two other surprises happening during the season premiere. That and the show is still as funny in season 11 as it was during season 1.

Then at 8:30p, we get to know Young Sheldon. Back in 1989, Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage) is just 9 years old, living in a small Texas town with his family and he is about to start high school with his older brother. While George (Montana Jordan) is not looking forward to having the same classes with his genius brother who is extremely awkward, Sheldon’s twin sister, Molly (Raegan Revord) is excited not be in the same grade as her brother anymore.

Sheldon’s mom (Laurie Metcalf’s real life daughter Zoe Perry), as we know from The Big Bang Theory is a devout Christian. What we did not know, is that she was a loving mom who was very accepting of her son and his quirks. Sheldon’s dad (Lance Barber) is a coach at the high school, and he will be there to protect and look over both of his boys. George Jr is dealing with the fallback from having his strange brother at school with him and Sheldon needs help fitting in because, well you know the older version. At the end of the day, the Coopers are just a family and one you will want to get to know.

Young Sheldon does not have the feel of The Big Bang Theory. It is more like The Wonder Years or Oliver Beene. As in a sweet family dramedy that you can watch with the whole family. It is not just jokes for laughs, but moments that tug at your heart. Just like how you fell in love with the older Sheldon, you are going to love the younger version too!

Finally at 9:30p, John Laroquette returns to comedic television in Me, Myself & I. The show interweaves the life of Alex Riley during three stages of it. They are 14, 40 and 65.

When Alex was 14, his mom got remarried and moved him to Los Angeles. Now he has to deal with his stepbrother Justin (Christopher Paul Richards), who is Lakers fan as compared to Alex who loves his Michael Jordan. Alex also meets a Nori (Reylynn Caster), the girl everyone wants including him, but something happens at the school dance that ruins any chance he had with her.

Then at 40, he (Bobby Moynihan) is an inventor who has yet to invent anything that has sold. Then one day when he returns home early, he finds out his wife is cheating on him. She gets the house and custody of their daughter Abby (Skylar Gray). Just when he gets to used to their arrangement, his ex tells him she moving to San Fransisco and taking their daughter with her. Just when he is at his lowest, he finally sells one of his inventions.

Now 25 years later, he has sold many more and living the good life. Until he has a heart attack and retires. He goes back to the old dinner he went to when he was a teen and he remeets Nori (Sharon Lawrence). The two reignite their flame that was 50 years in the making.

I love Laroquette and I wanted to like this show, but I could not. The casting is awful because you do not believe that the younger versions are the same as the older ones. They do not look or act alike, so I do not know what they were thinking when they were casting this show. Plus, they just keep jumping back and forth between time and it does not flow. It would be better to have it be flashbacks from Alex at 65, then just going from 14 to 65 to 40 to 65 to 14. It is hard to keep your interest when it is too complicated to follow. Hopefully, it will get better as the show progresses, but I do not see how.


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