#SPOTTED: ROSEANNE BARR IN TORONTO AT RICHMOND HILL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Despite what many feel about her political views, Roseanne Barr undeniably is an American icon. The Funnywoman would change the face of Television with her eponymous 14-time Golden Globe and 17-time Emmy-nominated Series ROSEANNE, which defined much of our growing-up in the ’90s. Barr‘s character – a strong, working-class, domestic goddess of a Matriarch – was refreshing and still is a breath of fresh air.
With twenty years having passed between the Series’ ninth and tenth seasons, audiences cannot get enough of The Conners with a record-breaking 27.3 million viewers tuning-in to the latter’s Premiere in March. ROSEANNE has never shied controversy tackling gender norms, class and same-sex relationships and even today continues to push the envelope exploring topics at the center of discussion.
Barr’s brand always has been about being outspoken and provocative and that is what Fans can expect on her current two-week Canadian Stand-Up Tour which kicked-off in Winnipeg and now has made its way to Ontario with stops in Richmond Hill, Burlington, Brampton, Oakville, Guelph and Ottawa scheduled. A show last night in North Bay was cancelled and may be postponed due to inclement weather. Even with the weather being less than ideal, Fans still came out in full force to the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts to see Barr live and the house was packed! And if we can be frank, she’s never looked better!
See for yourself!
While she was rushed out of the Venue following the 70-minute set, she was happy to pose for a couple photos and sign autographs before cutting it off quickly. We’re thrilled. We love Roseanne.
ROSEANNE airs in Canada on CTV Tuesday nights 7:30 PM ET and an eleventh season just was green-lit based on its smashing performance thus far in its reboot. More here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#SPOTTED: THE 2017 NEW YORK CITY UPFRONTS (TV WEEK)
We’ve been to New York City many times but never for #TVWeek and are we ever glad we did! Stars flocked to the cosmopolitan mecca this week to present the upcoming 2017-2018 programming lineups on behalf of their respective networks. Known also as the Upfronts, major networks like NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, CW and several more this past week announced upcoming cancellations, renewals and brand-new Series coming to their programming slates.
The star power was explosive and several faces, familiar and new graced the Big Apple. While we were only able to stay for the first part of #TVWeek, we are thrilled at the caliber of talent we saw and met! I mean, Toronto hosts the Canadian Upfronts in early June which also is exciting, but this was another level!
Some highlights of the new and exciting shows we can expect to see this Fall on TV below!
SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (ABC) – stars Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer whose marriage is rekindled after their divorce.
S.W.A.T. (CBS) – Fan fave Shemar Moore heads this Los Angeles law enforcement unit.
SEAL TEAM (CBS) – David Boreneaz stars in this Series about a Navy Seals unit and their dangerous missions.
WISDOM OF THE CROWD (CBS) – Jeremy Piven stars in this Series about a man who invents an app which seeks to solve his daughter’s murder.
WORLD OF DANCE (NBC) – Reality Series with Ne-Yo, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Derek Hough and more.
GOOD GIRLS (NBC) – Mae Whitman and Retta star in this series about friends who rob a supermarket to make ends meet but get away with a lot more than they bargained for.
REVERIE (NBC) – Dennis Haysbert stars as a former detective who creates a virtual reality program which has unexpected consequences.
THE GOOD DOCTOR (ABC) – Freddie Highmore stars as a young autistic doctor who relocates from quiet country life to a prestigious hospital’s surfical unit.
UNTITLED ZACH BRAFF PROJECT (ABC) – Zach Braff stars as a radio journalist who quits his job to start his own company.
THE MAYOR (ABC) – A young rapper runs for mayor of California to help draw attention to his music. Yvette Nicole Brown and Lea Michele star alongside Brandon Michael Hall.
THE GOSPEL OF KEVIN (ABC) – Jason Ritter stars as a man on the path to despair who is tasked with saving the world.
LIFE SENTENCE (CW) – Lucy Hale stars as a woman diagnosed with cancer, to find out she isn’t dying after all.
DYNASTY (CW) – The classic prime-time soap gets revived and stars Grant Show.
THE RESIDENT (FOX) – Matthew Czuchry and Emily Van Camp star as senior doctor who shows a young doctor the realities of modern medicine.
GHOSTED (FOX) – A skeptic and a believer in the supernatural are paired to look into unexplained activity in Los Angeles. Adam Scott and Craig Robinson both star.
THE GIFTED (FOX) – A spin-off Series of the X-Men franchise starring Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker and Jamie Chung.
RISE (NBC) – Josh Radnor stars as a teacher who takes over a high school’s lackluster theatre department.
10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY – Kyra Sedgwick stars as a TV producer who has to cope with her daughter going missing.
YOUNG SHELDON (CBS) – Focuses on The Big Bang Theory‘s Sheldon in his younger years.
WILL AND GRACE (ABC) – The beloved cast reunite for a special 10-episode revival of the Series.
ROSEANNE (ABC) – Popular Sitcom gets a revival with original cast members.
More to come. Stay tuned!
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