With Reboot Mania sweeping the TV industry — who ever thought there’d be new episodes of Will & Grace, Roseanne, Mad About You, or Murphy Brown? — could the timing be right for Jerry Seinfeld to get the gang back together? When he was recently a guest on Ellen DeGeneres’s talk show, he refused to rule out a Seinfeld reunion, saying, “It’s possible.” Obviously, that’s better than a “no,” or even a “yada yada yada.” But it’s doubtful he would ever consider coming back if the show hadn’t stood the test of time so well. It’s still beloved by millions of fans, and it’s a consistent performer in syndication. And, for a show about nothing, Seinfeld is pretty proud to have accomplished something with it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jerry Seinfeld)
Would you want to see the comedic misadventures of a 20-years-older Seinfeld crew? Answer with “spongeworthy” or “not spongeworthy” in the comments and tell us why.
Believe it or not, Ellen DeGeneres just celebrated her 60th birthday. Sadly, that puts her at the tail end of a generation of comedians who had their lives changed by an American legend: Johnny Carson. For decades, getting a slot on Carson’s Tonight Show was a “make it or break it” moment for young comics. A thumbs-up from him would make you a star; getting invited over to the couch would make you a legend. DeGeneres made it onto that stage on November 28, 1986, and it’s a night she will never, ever forget. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres)
In addition to her syndicated daytime show, DeGeneres is hosting Ellen’s Game of Games, airing Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC
With Ellen’s Game of Games, Ellen DeGeneres expands her television empire into evenings. The primetime game show features a lot of the games she’s developed on her daytime talk show, but with much bigger prizes up for grabs. Why does DeGeneres think audiences will flock to the show? Because she says it’s got something for everyone! (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres)
DeGeneres hosts Ellen’s Game of Games, airing Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
While Ellen DeGeneres may currently be the Queen of Daytime TV, with her talk show still going strong in its 15th season, she hasn’t had a regular presence in prime time since her ill-fated season of American Idol in 2010. But now, she’s back with a new game show on NBC, Ellen’s Game of Games, where contestants play versions of games she’s popularized on her daytime show, but with a chance to win much bigger prizes! With everything she’s already got on her plate, we asked DeGeneres why she didn’t let somebody else host the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres )
It probably didn’t hurt that she’s also pretty close with one of the show’s executive producers, Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen’s Game of Games airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Ellen DeGeneres is one of Hollywood’s most beloved celebrities, and her likability factor partly stems for her innate gratitude of her success. DeGeneres has been entertaining audiences for over three decades with a self-deprecating, wry humor that infuses her work stand-up comedy, television shows (including her daily talk show), and in cinema. Throughout her career, she has worked hard and is very thankful to her fans and for those who gave her a start. One of those people was The Tonight Show host Johnny Carson. On the night of November 28, 1986 made an appearance on The Tonight Show which changed her life and career forever. We spoke to DeGeneres, who recalled that special evening. It’s a great emotional story. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ellen DeGeneres)
Ellen reprises the voice of Dory in Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo which opens this Friday.