Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

Video: Bruce Vilanch on “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special”

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special is a Halloween-themed television special starring Paul Lynde broadcast October 29, 1976, on ABC. It featured guest stars Margaret Hamilton in the first reprisal of her role as the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Also, guest starring is Billie Hayes as Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Roz Kelly, Florence Henderson, rock band Kiss, Billy Barty as Gallows the Butler, Betty White and, in an unbilled surprise appearance, Donny and Marie Osmond. The special aired only once.

Bruce Vilanch was one of the writers. Read More

Here TV Announces World Premiere of A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE ADVOCATE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS Thur, July 19, 2018 – Including Bruce Vilanch, Laverne Cox, Gavin Newsom, Dustin Black, And More

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Broadway World
Here TV Announces World Premiere of A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: THE ADVOCATE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS
Thursday, July 19, 2018, marks the world premiere of the Here TV original documentary, A LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM: The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years
Jun. 14, 2018

Narrated by Laverne Cox with music by Melissa Etheridge, this moving feature-length documentary focuses on watershed moments in LGBTQ history through never-before-seen footage and engaging interviews with NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Caitlyn Jenner, Don Lemon, Gloria Allred, Gavin Newsom, Dustin Lance Black, Margaret Cho, Armistead Maupin, Bruce Vilanch, Greg Louganis, DeRay Mckesson, Candis Cayne, Guillermo Diaz, and many more. Starting with the Black Cat Riots, the film covers Stonewall, the disco sexual revolution, the AIDS crisis, marriage equality, and the trans movement to present day. Read More

THE TORTURED HISTORY OF THE ‘STAR WARS’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Film School Rejects
THE TORTURED HISTORY OF THE ‘STAR WARS’ HOLIDAY SPECIAL
John DiLillo
APRIL 10, 2018

In the 1970s, blockbuster sequels were hard to come by. Studios used franchising to paper up holes in their release schedule, rushing follow-ups into production to cash in on valuable IP as soon as possible. Miniscule budgets and quick production turnarounds made movies like the James Bond series consistently popular, but big-budget franchises were nowhere to be found.

The release of Steven Spielberg’s Jaws in 1975 changed things, but only slightly. Universal gave its 1978 successor a relatively sizeable budget, more than four times that of the original Jaws. And it seemed to work: For a brief period, Jaws 2 was the most financially successful sequel of all time, making almost $200 million worldwide on a $30 million dollar budget. Read More

Bruce Vilanch To Guest On Rupaul’s Drag Race In Season 5

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Gotham City Times
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Season Five
Review by CJ

Judges:
RuPaul, Michelle Visage, Santino Rice

Contestants:
Alaska, Alyssa Edwards, Coco Montrese, Detox, Honey Mahogany, Ivy Winters, Jade Jolie, Jinkx Monsoon, Lineysha Sparx, Monica Beverly Hillz, Penny Tration, Roxxxy Andrews, Serena ChaCha, Vivienne Pinay

Guest judges/special guests:
Latrice Royale, Sharon Needles, Willam Belli, Camille Grammer, Mike Ruiz, Kristen Johnston, Juliette Lewis, Coco Austin, Paulina Porizkova, Chaz Bono, Travis Wall, Julie Brown, Downtown Julie Brown, La Toya Jackson, Anita Pointer, Ruth Pointer, Leslie Jordan, Jeffrey Moran, Nadya Ginsburg, Deven Green, Bruce Vilanch, Aubrey O’Day, Joan Van Ark, Jamie-Lunn Sigler, Maria Conchita Alonso, Wilmer Valderrama, Clinton Kelly, George Kotsiopoulos, Marg Helgenberger, Bob Mackie, Gloria Allred, Candis Cayne, Paula Abdul, Tamar Braxton, The Lady Bunny Read More

Gay male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot picked up for development

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Washington Blade
Gay male ‘Golden Girls’ reboot picked up for development
March 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper

“Silver Foxes,” a gay male reboot of the sitcom “The Golden Girls,” is one step closer to production.

The series, from writer duo Stan Zimmerman and James Berg who have collaborated on “Gilmore Girls” and “The Golden Girls,” has been picked up for production by production company Super Deluxe.

According to Variety, the 30-minute comedy will follow two, mature gay men and one man’s much younger lover as they rescue their other friend who has been forced back into the closet at his assisted living facility. They bring him back to their Palm Springs home where the four get into plenty of hijinks. Read More

Why The Show “Silver Foxes” Would Be Great For Television

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

TV On Demand
Why The Show “Silver Foxes” Would Be Great For Television
By Dana Hanson-Firestone
August 11, 2017

4-27-2013 3-29-19 AM
A new show has been created but it is struggling to get noticed by Hollywood. “Silver Foxes is a sitcom that is patterned after the long running and beloved “Golden Girls.” It is a reboot of the show and the rumor is that George Takei is set to star in it. The creators of the show are disappointed because their work is not getting the attention that they had hoped for. So far, nobody has picked the series up. Here is a little more about the show and the reasons why it would be great for television. Read More