Curb Your Enthusiasm & TV Land


New York, NY – February 14, 2013 – TV Land will premiere Larry David’s hit HBO comedy series, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” kicking off with marathons on Saturday and Sunday, February 16
th and 17th,from 11pm to 6am and Monday, February 18th from 11pm to 3am.

The show will then settle into its regular timeslot of 2am ET/PT beginning Tuesday, February 19th, where it will air daily. TVLand.com will also stream full episodes of the show, and fans will be able to stay engaged with @tvland on twitter during the marathon to judge #awkward or #notawkward on their favorite Larry moments.

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” stars Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life. Shot in a vérité style and often featuring celebrities who play themselves, the episodes are improvised by the actors from a mere outline created by David. The series also stars Cheryl Hines (“Suburgatory”) as David’s wife Cheryl, Jeff Garlin (“Daddy Day Care”) as David’s manager Jeff and Susie Essman (“Keeping the Faith”) as Jeff’s wife Susie.

The series has been nominated for seven Primetime Emmy® Awards over the course of its run, and won a Golden Globe® Award for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy in 2003. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” has also received awards from the Writers Guild of America, Directors Guild of America, Producers Guild of America, NAACP Image Awards, the American Film Institute and Monte Carlo Television Festival, among others. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is executive produced by Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Gavin Polone, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Tim Gibbons and Erin O’Malley.

 

 

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About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

Giant Baby – TV Land

TV Land has ordered a cast-contingent presentation of the script “Giant Baby” by Marco Pennette (“Ugly Betty,” “Samantha Who”), it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president of TV Land. The comedy will star Kirstie Alley in the lead role of Madison “Maddie” Banks, a Broadway star who finds her life turned upside down when Owen, the son she gave up for adoption 26 years ago, turns up looking to connect after his adopted mother has died. However, Maddie doesn’t exactly see nerdy and schlubby Owen fitting in with her luxurious lifestyle. When her attempt to change Owen backfires, Maddie finds that perhaps they both could use a little change in their lives.

“We’ve had our eye on Kirstie Alley for a long time, and we finally got her!” said Jones. “With this project, our practice of working with A-list talent both on and off screen continues. Marco’s history working for top shows speaks for itself and Kirstie is an iconic TV comedienne. We can’t wait to get started.”

The “Giant Baby” presentation comes in addition to two pilots the network has ordered – “Brothers-in-Law,” which revolves around the family dynamic between a husband and the eccentric fiancé of his wife’s twin sister, and “I’m Not Dead Yet,” about a man who finds out that he has a rare heart condition that could cause him to die at any moment, causing him to finally start speaking his mind. Both pilots recently wrapped production.

“Giant Baby” is written and executive produced by Marco Pennette and is also executive produced by Kirstie Alley and Jason Weinberg. Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox serve as executive producers for TV Land.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land

TV Land  is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

TV Land – Celebrates The Life & Works of Icon: Andy Griffith

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July 3, 2012 – TV Land will honor the life and work of beloved actor Andy Griffith, who passed away today at the age of 86, with blocks of programming highlighting his most treasured work, “The Andy Griffith Show.” On Wednesday, July 4th from 8am-1pm ET/PT and Saturday and Sunday, July 7th and 8th from 11am to 8pm ET/PT.


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TV Land will air some of the most memorable episodes in marathons of “The Andy Griffith Show.” The TV Land Facebook page will also pay tribute to Andy, celebrating some of his best TV moments.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend, Andy Griffith,” said Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. “His contributions to the entertainment industry and his role as Sheriff Andy Taylor will live forever in the minds and hearts of generations of television viewers past, present and yet to come. The entire TV Land staff will miss him and our thoughts go out to his family.”

“The Andy Griffith Show” has long been a part of TV Land’s history and has been in the network’s line-up for over a decade. In 2003, the network erected a statue in Raleigh, North Carolina, depicting the famous opening sequence featuring Andy Griffith and a young Ron Howard in their roles of Sheriff Andy and Opie Taylor walking hand-in-hand.

Then in 2004, the network unveiled a replica of the bronze statue in Mount Airy, North Carolina, Andy Griffith’s birthplace and the town after which Mayberry was modeled. Also in 2004, the cast was honored with the Legend Award at the 2nd Annual “TV Land Awards.” Additionally, the network has produced two retrospective specials on the series, “TV Land’s Top 10: The Andy Griffith Show” and “Inside TV Land: The Andy Griffith Show.”

Andy Griffith, born in 1926 in North Carolina, has been a part of the American TV landscape for nearly 60 years, first appearing on popular programs such as “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Steve Allen Show” in the early 1950s. In 1960, CBS premiered the series that bore his name, “The Andy Griffith Show.” For eight years, he starred as Andy Taylor, the kind-hearted Sheriff of Mayberry, alongside then-child actor Ron Howard (“Happy Days”) as his son Opie and hilarious character actor, Don Knotts (“Three’s Company”), as Deputy Barney Fife.

Andy also went on to star in the hit series “Matlock” for nine seasons. For which I will remember him the most.

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Television will never be the same.

Rest. In. Peace.


Happily Divorced

TUNE IN TO TV LAND FOR A NEW EPISODE OF “HAPPILY DIVORCED” WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 AT 10:30 PM ET/PT

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“ANNIVERSARY”
Peter informs Fran that they must sell her engagement ring to pay their taxes. When he tries to make it up to her by taking her out for their anniversary, he’s stunned to learn of her plans for the big day.

Hilarious!

Hot in Cleveland

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TV Land’s hit original sitcom “Hot in Cleveland” returns to heat up the network’s summer line-up with 12 new episodes beginning Wednesday, June 15 at 10 PM ET/PT, immediately followed by the new sitcom “Happily Divorced,” starring Fran Drescher. New episodes pick up right where the show left off in March: Elka had just been convicted of being in possession of stolen goods and is now on the run, while Melanie, Victoria and Joy are left wondering where she is. Now, the women must scramble to find Elka and get her back in time for her sentencing, and they find her in the last place anyone would expect…Amish country.

Upcoming “Hot in Cleveland” episodes will see a new writing job for Melanie at Woman’s Day magazine, Joy reconnecting with her long-lost son, an embarrassing mistaken identity for Victoria, Elka finding a new special someone and a jaw-dropping cliffhanger that will leave everyone stunned.

Amazing guest stars – all heavy hitters from television and film – are lined up to round out the run of season two, including writer and actor Buck Henry (“The Graduate,” “Get Smart,” “30 Rock”), Cedric the Entertainer (“The Steve Harvey Show,” “Barbershop”), Dick Van Patten (“Eight is Enough,” “Spaceballs”), John Mahoney (“Frasier”), Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Jennifer Love Hewitt (“Ghost Whisperer”), George Wendt (“Cheers”), Mindy Cohn (“The Facts of Life”), Richard Burgi (“Desperate Housewives”), Antonio Sabato Jr. (“The Bold and the Beautiful”), Michael McMillian (“True Blood”) and returning favorites Amy Sedaris, (“Strangers with Candy”), Huey Lewis (“Just Shoot Me!”) and Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” TV Land’s upcoming sitcom “The Exes”).

“Hot in Cleveland” revolves around three fabulous best friends from LA – novelist Melanie Moretti (Valerie Bertinelli), eye-brow archer to the stars Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves) and former soap star Victoria Chase (Wendie Malick) – who find their lives changed forever when their plane, headed for Paris, makes an unexpected landing. When the friends discover that life is better in Cleveland, they decide to stay. Starting over together, they rent a house that happens to come with a very opinionated caretaker, Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White).

TV Land recently renewed the series for a third season with a 24-episode order, up from an original 22. “Hot in Cleveland” is executive produced by Emmy® Award-winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner of Hazy Mills Productions and is helmed by Emmy® Award-winning Suzanne Martin (“Frasier,” “Ellen”) serving as executive producer, show runner and writer. Lynda Obst also serves as executive producer, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox are executive producers for TV Land. “Hot in Cleveland” is currently seen around the world in over 165 countries.

TV Land and all related logos and titles are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

Happily Divorced

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TV Land announced today that production starts today on the network’s new original sitcom, “Happily Divorced,” starring and co-written by Fran Drescher (“The Nanny”). The show will debut on TV Land on Wednesday, June 15 at 10:30 pm ET/PT after new episodes of “Hot in Cleveland.” “Happily Divorced” stars Drescher and acclaimed actors John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show”), Tichina Arnold (“Everybody Hates Chris”), Rita Moreno (“OZ”), Robert Walden (“All The President’s Men”) and Valente Rodriguez (“George Lopez”).

Drescher, twice nominated for both Golden Globe® and Emmy® Awards and also a New York Times best-selling author of Enter Whining & Cancer Schmancer, will co-write the show alongside her real life ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson. Jacobson previously worked with Drescher as co-creator and writer on “The Nanny.”

“Happily Divorced” is inspired by Fran Drescher’s real life experience and follows Los Angeles florist Fran (Drescher) whose 18-year marriage ends suddenly when her husband (Higgins) announces he’s gay. And if that weren’t enough, he can’t afford to move out. They figured out how to be “Happily Divorced,” but her being single and his being gay, while living under one roof, is a whole other story. The series also features Fran’s best friend Judi (Arnold), her parents Dori and Glen (Moreno and Walden) and her flower delivery employee Cesar (Rodriguez).

“We are so excited to get started on production of ‘Happily Divorced,’” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “Fran is a comedic icon, and with the amazing cast and hilarious writing, our viewers are sure to embrace this addition to our original sitcom line-up.” Keith Cox, executive vice president, development and original programming, TV Land, added, “Because ‘Happily Divorced’ focuses on entering into a new and uncharted stage in life, it’s the perfect companion to ‘Hot in Cleveland.’”

Fran Drescher and Peter Marc Jacobson are executive producers, and Larry W. Jones and Keith Cox will serve as executive producers for TV Land.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

THE BEST OF THE AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS

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TV Land revisits the funniest and most memorable moments from “The American Comedy Awards” in a new 60-minute special airing Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. “The Best of The American Comedy Awards: A Retrospective of Past Award Shows from 1987-2001” highlights hilarious acceptance speeches, side-splitting sketches and unforgettable musical numbers from “The American Comedy Awards,” which honored the entertainment industry’s comedic talents in television and film.

Founded and executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning executive producer George Schlatter (“Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” “Real People”), “The American Comedy Awards” aired on ABC and honored the contributions and achievements of comedic actors and performers. “The Best of The American Comedy Awards” features iconic and revered performers like Roseanne Barr, George Carlin, Jim Carrey, Tim Conway, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Shirley MacLaine, Don Rickles, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters and more – as well as TV Land’s own Emmy® and SAG® Award-winning Betty White, who currently stars on the network’s hit original sitcom, “Hot in Cleveland.”

“‘The American Comedy Awards’ truly recognized the work and talent of comedians,” said Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. “We’re so excited to be able to share our favorite moments of yesteryear that still make us laugh out loud today.”

TV Land will also air Comedy Central’s “The Comedy Awards ” – the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. The event will air simultaneously on Sunday, April 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on TV Land, Comedy Central, Spike TV, VH1, CMT, Logo and Nick at Nite.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

TV LAND: POP CULTURE AWARDS!

More of television’s most beloved and iconic stars will be honored at the “TV Land Awards 2011,” it was announced today by TV Land. The wildly popular ‘80s comedy series “The Facts of Life” will receive the Pop Culture Award at the annual awards show which tapes for the very first time in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Sunday, April 10 and airs on TV Land on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Additionally, Mr. Kotter himself, Gabe Kaplan, and Robert Hegyes, “Sweathog” Juan Epstein, will join the rest of the cast of “Welcome Back, Kotter” as the show receives the 35th Anniversary Award.

Mindy Cohn, Kim Fields, Nancy McKeon, Lisa Whelchel and the beloved Mrs. Garrett, Charlotte Rae, will reunite for the first time in over 20 years to accept the Pop Culture Award for “The Facts of Life,” a coming-of-age sitcom that ran on NBC from 1979-1988. Set in Peekskill, NY, “The Facts of Life” ran for nine seasons and was a spin-off of the sitcom “Diff’rent Strokes” featuring the Drummonds’ housekeeper Edna Garrett (Charlotte Rae) as she becomes a housemother at Eastland School, a prestigious all-female boarding school.

The house of live-in girls included the wealthy and beautiful Blair Warner (Lisa Whelchel), the gossipy roller-skating Dorothy “Tootie” Ramsey (Kim Fields), innocent Natalie Green (Mindy Cohn) and streetwise Joanne “Jo” Polniaczek (Nancy McKeon). The friends share the ups and downs of growing up – from teenagers to young women – all while leaning on each other.

Later in the series, the girls go on to help Mrs. Garrett open her own dessert shop and are introduced to Garrett’s contractor George Burnett (George Clooney). After a devastating fire, the business is remodeled into a gift shop and ultimately Mrs. Garrett’s divorced sister Beverly Ann Stickle (Cloris Leachmen) moves in to look after the girls and eventually adopts a young man who works at the gift shop, Andy Moffet (Mackenzie Astin).

Welcome Back, Kotter” co-creator Gabe Kaplan (who also starred in the comedy as Mr. Kotter) and Robert Hegyes (Juan Epstein) will join Golden Globe®-winner and two-time Academy Award®-nominee John Travolta when the cast is given the 35th Anniversary Award. Castmates Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Ron Palillo and Marcia Strassman will also be on hand.

Now in its ninth year, the “TV Land Awards 2011” pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The ninety-minute telecast will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts. Previously announced honorees include Regis Philbin (Legend Award), “Family Ties” (Fan Favorite Award) and “The Cosby Show” (Impact Award) and “Welcome Back, Kotter” (35th Anniversary Award).

Michael Levitt (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List,” “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” “Scream Awards”) is executive producer; Glen Weiss is director (“The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards,” “BET Awards,” “The 64th Annual Tony Awards”); Greg Sills is supervising producer (“VH1 Rock Honors,” “The Teen Choice Awards,” “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards”) and TV Land’s Larry W. Jones and Casey Patterson are executive producers.

About TV Land

TV Land is the programming destination featuring the best in entertainment on all platforms for consumers in their 40s and 50s. Consisting of original programming, classic and contemporary television series acquisitions, hit movies and a full-service Web site, TV Land is now seen in over 98 million U.S. homes.

All New Hot In Cleveland

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Tune in for an all new HOT IN CLEVELAND on Wednesday February 2nd @ 10pm on TV LAND

“HOT FOR THE LAWYER”
Melanie, Joy and Victoria compete for the affection of Elka’s extremely attractive new lawyer. The lawyer’s plan is for Elka to act crazy at a competency hearing in front of the judge, so she’ll be ruled incompetent to stand trial. However, Elka’s heart isn’t in it after she learns Max is getting married. Guest Stars: Sherri Shepherd, Carl Reiner

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