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Former TV stars who you would make a point to watch their new show

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, May 15, 2012.

  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think any of those you mentioned would be interesting to me. Of the former SNL regulars, I was always a huge fan of Dana Carvey and Dennis Miller. If they did something on TV, I'd have to check it out, but the reality is that neither of them were ever big enough stars for a network to build a show around them today and think that their name was going to draw fans. So it's unlikely we'll see them on a TV show anytime soon.
     
  2. MLR930

    MLR930 Gamer Goddess

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    Nancy McKeon, been a huge fan since I watched Facts of Life as a little girl, she's so underrated it's crazy. She's an awesome actress.
     
  3. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

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    Now for some more likely suspects than previously posted...

    Dennis Haysbert
    James Woods
    Ian McShane
    John Hannah
     
  4. Zevida

    Zevida witless and unarmed TCF Club

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    Oh, Ian McShane is a good one. I'd definitely check out anything he's in.
     
  5. Swirl_Junkie

    Swirl_Junkie New Member

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    Kristen Bell
     
  6. Archangel00

    Archangel00 New Member

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    Ummmm she is in a current TV series or three so....:confused:
     
  7. inaka

    inaka Well-Known Member

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    Michael J. Fox
    Denis Leary
    Jeffrey Tambor
    Andre Braugher

    Honorable mention soon: Hugh Laurie
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Do you think Matthew Perry is a bigger name? Yet they advertise it as a Matthew Perry show, and they have 3 times already.
     
  9. classicsat

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    I began watching Raising Hope because of Martha Plimpton.

    I have watched all the Matthew Perry projects on broadcast TV since Friends (at least Studio 60, and the one where he managed a stadium).
     
  10. sieglinde

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    I didn't watch the Exes because of any actor but when I saw that Wayne Knight was in it, I stuck with it. I had never watched Seinfeld and didn't remember him in the other stuff he is listed as being in but he was very funny on Hot in Cleveland.
     
  11. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

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    Been a Matthew Perry fan since 1990 when he played P.I. Valerie Bertinelli's brother in Sydney. He and Lisa Kudrow were the two reasons I first watched Friends.
     
  12. lambertman

    lambertman To see you, Nice

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    Vegas is on my radar because of Michael Chiklis. I didn't stay with No Ordinary Family, but I only gave it a chance because of him.

    Sarah Chalke and Judy Greer are up there, even still after Mad Love.

    I would say Rashida Jones, but there's no need because Parks & Rec is going to be on until three years after I die. (And then NBC will kill it off.)
     
  13. Swirl_Junkie

    Swirl_Junkie New Member

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    Yes.. I misread the thread title, I was saying I would watch whatever she was on. But I don't get showtime, so I don't get her current show.
     
  14. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Those are all men. Male movie stars don't need to return to TV. Female movie stars do......see Angelic Huston.

    Not saying I agree with this......but that's how it is.
     
  15. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Wasn't Christian Slater a movie star who returned to TV? There's probably a lot more, but that's one name that comes to mind.
     
  16. Archangel00

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    Interesting thought....may be why I'm having such a hard time coming up with any females too. Most all of the ones I can think of that I'm really loyal to are in current series.
     
  17. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Yes. Good example. His looks are fading and was never a "great" actor. He was more of a teen heart throb. Once the looks go the movie roles dry up......:D
     
  18. photoshopgrl

    photoshopgrl Nerd Fashionista

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    Thems fighting words.
     
  19. alpacaboy

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    I had to watch the Division and Flashpoint because the pink Power Ranger was on them.
    That's not sad or anything, is it?

    I thought "LA Complex" looked kind of stupid and boring, but I still feel like I have to give it a shot because of Jewel Staite. Speaking of Whedon girls, Summer Glau, Amy Acker, Alyson Hannigan... all on the list too. And yeah, I watched Ringer.
     
  20. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    He still looks good for his age.....he is no Val Kilmer.....:D
     

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