Gervais was widely quoted as saying his hit noughties sitcom wouldn't be made today due to cancel culture.
Quirke decided not to appear in the 2020 festive special of 'Birds of a Father', sparking speculation of a falling out.
Creator John Sullivan passed away before the final special episode of the sitcom could be completed.
The sitcom star and chat show host said he and Ruth Jones wrote the new episode over Facetime.
'Gavin & Stacey' is returning for a Christmas special, but there are a tonne of threads from the original show for it to pick up.
Michael Barrymore is set to make a major television comeback in a brand new sitcom starring alongside Game of Thrones actor Tom Brooke. At his peak Michael, who was famed for hosting primetime shows such as Strike It Lucky and My Kind of Music, was widely considered one of the most popular performers in the UK – but his career floundered after the discovery of a man’s body in his swimming pool in 2001.
There are certain traditions that will forever be a part of British Christmas culture. These range from moaning about mince pies already being available in late October, to buying a copy of the Christmas Radio Times despite coping absolutely fine without one throughout the rest of the year. In terms of televisual viewing over the festive period however, perhaps our finest tradition is the sitcom Christmas special. The first part focused mainly on Brent’s post-Wernham Hogg career and his attempts to keep up his public profile, while the second features him trying to secure a date for the Christmas party at his old place of employment.
Red Dwarf has been going strong now for a whopping 28 years. Over the course of three decades it has amassed a total of 11 series and 67 episodes. Everyone will have their favourite episode, be it the virtual reality escapades of Gunmen of the Apocalypse or the escalating desperation of Marooned.
The show contained a brilliant ensemble cast, from inspirational libertarian Ron Swanson and arch-cynic April Ludgate to loveable goofball Andy Dwyer. As the show went on, these characters all played their part in making Parks and Rec the incredibly rewatchable show it became. It was hard to decide between this or the original Ron and Tammy episode in the previous season, but for me this second outing Just about has the edge over its predecessor.
At the height of the show’s success, David, 49, along with his co-stars Courtney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry were raking in over $1 million each per episode. Subsequently the six cast members became household names – but that’s something that David, who played goofy and lovable Ross Geller, really struggled with (because no one told him life was gonna be this way). Recalling his time on Friends and reflecting on becoming a global star at age 27, he told The Hollywood Reporter: “It was pretty jarring and it messed with my relationship to other people in a way that took years, I think, for me to adjust to and become comfortable with.
Matt LeBlanc’s new comedy Man With A Plan premieres on CBS in the autumn, joining a Monday night line-up that includes former Friends co-star Matthew Perry’s sitcom The Odd Couple – and consequently they now work just one stage away from each other. “I love that guy,” LeBlanc, 49, enthused of Perry, 46, during the 2016 TCA Press Tour on Wednesday (Aug 10).
Writer and TV producer Kauffman, 59, revealed that a reunion show starring Jennifer Aniston (as Rachel Green), Courtney Cox (as Monica Geller), Lisa Kudrow (as Phoebe Buffay), Matthew Perry (as Chandler Bing), David Schwimmer (as Ross Geller) and Matt LeBlanc (as Joey Tribbiani) will “never happen” during an interview with Deadline.
For 11 years Frasier was one of the finest sitcoms on TV and in May 2004, it came to an end with a finale called ‘Goodnight Seattle’. It got better and better until the 11th and final season which was a remarkable return to form for one of the smartest ever TV comedies. Niles and Daphne prepared to be parents, Martin got engaged and Frasier made a momentous step in the finale that felt hugely in keeping with the shows ideals.
It’s interesting, actually, because watching this first episode I realised that this show isn’t so much a straight sitcom, but something that’s pretty focused on the life of Aziz Ansari’s character, Dev. Basically everyone has said this so far, but it’s worth saying again: Aziz Ansari’s dad is really, really funny.
The 37-year-old actress has revealed that she has two big reasons to celebrate as she is not only engaged to her beau, Dr. Vaughn Rasberry, but she’s pregnant as well. “We want our ceremony to really celebrate our newest blessing! Plus, I have the best wedding planner, Michael Russo. Russo is a big name amongst showbiz folk as he has been responsible for planning a number of celebrity weddings including Kevin Jonas, Joey Fatone, and Beverley Mitchell.
Be prepared to relive them in Channel 4′s brilliant new comedy, Crashing, which starts tonight at 10pm. The brainchild of Broadchurch actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the 30 year old writes and stars in this unflinchingly funny take on everyday young adult struggles—from unrequited love, to holding down jobs, to flat share nightmares—as five twenty-somethings (and one older divorcee) come together to live in an abandoned hospital. No-one does awkward quite like us Brits and Waller-Bridge perfectly captures that in the first episode as her character Lulu is reunited with her best friend/secret love of her life Anthony (Damien Molony), who is now engaged to Kate (Louise Ford, aka girlfriend of actual Mr. Bean).
Now Matthew Perry, who was given the Phoenix Rising Award from the non-for-profit organisation Pheonix House which helps rehabilitate those with drug and alcohol issues, has opened up about his journey to sobriety. In a video for the Hollywood Reporter, which was released on his 46th birthday, Matthew talks about his own sober-living facility Perry House and the people he’s helped facing similar issues. Despite having to deal with the issue while he was still filming the show, Matthew claims he is grateful that his ‘Friends’ fame is allowing him to change people’s lives.