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TV funnyman says new show will help you laugh and help him feel loved.
Jul 21, 2006
Ted Danson wants to Help You

LOS ANGELES--Ted Danson can't stop helping people.

In Becker, he was a bitter, acerbic physician; in Cheers, he was a bartender; and in the upcoming ABC sitcom Help Me Help You, he plays Bill Hoffman, leader of a therapy group for people suffering from social anxiety. The show is executive-produced by Alex Reid, creator of Malcolm In the Middle, and Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield, who wrote for the Judd Apatow show Undeclared.

Danson, speaking this week at the TV Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, said he enjoys his newest role because the character is in control, but neurotic.

"I get to be the bartender, the group therapist, then I get to [be] the total idiot at the same time," the actor said. "I like playing someone who desperately wants the world to like them. That's closer to home…at least, according to my wife."

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Help Me Help You star gathers no moss as he leaps into FX legal pilot.
Jan 31, 2007
Danson cast as corporate titan

Emmy winner Ted Danson has been tapped to costar opposite Glenn Close in an untitled legal-thriller pilot for FX in which he'll play a corporate giant facing a class-action suit.

The character-driven drama centers on Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne), a beautiful, self-possessed attorney fresh out of law school who lands her dream job working for Patty Hewes (Close), America's foremost high-stakes litigator. Hewes brings the suit against Danson's character.

The pilot marks a reunion for Close and Danson, who starred together in the 1984 ABC movie Something About Amelia.

Danson, two-time Emmy winner for his role on NBC's Cheers, starred on this season's ABC comedy Help Me Help You.

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Nov 24, 2011
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Oct 26, 2012
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Plus: USA orders a lawyer reality show, Fox orders a celebrity diving show, and Veep adds one annoying boss.
As one sitcom wraps up, actress joins another family.
May 12, 2006
Malcolm's mom may play Danson's wife

It could be a very short hiatus for Jane Kaczmarek, who might play another TV wife on a prime-time comedy series next season.

Kaczmarek, who has portrayed hard-nosed mom Lois on the Fox comedy Malcolm in the Middle for seven seasons, did a guest spot on the ABC comedy pilot Help Me Help You, playing star Ted Danson's estranged wife. The project, an ensemble comedy about a disparate group of people connected through therapy, was picked up to series by the network this week.

While Kaczmarek doesn't have a deal beyond the pilot, sources said there is an intention to make the role recurring and bring the actress back for future episodes.

Kaczmarek's husband, The West Wing costar Bradley Whitford, also is segueing to a new series, "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin's Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

Kaczmarek and Whitford's current series will end ...

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Q&A
Oct 13, 2011
Ted Danson on Joining CSI and Fielding "Old-Person Jokes" from Zach Galifianakis on the Set of Bored to Death
We caught up with the beloved Cheers actor for a chat about his well-deserved career renaissance.
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News Briefs
Oct 08, 2011
News Briefs: Fox Resolves Its Simpsons Standoff, Renews the Show for Two More Years
Plus: Charlie's Angels is in big trouble, Lando's going to Man Up, and ABC is hosting a Cheers reunion.
Lightning seldom strikes twice for actors and creators following a hit show.
Mar 09, 2006
Raymond veterans hope to avoid "curse"

For nine seasons, millions of viewers loved everybody on CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond. Now some of the key individuals behind that show are about to find out how they rate on their own.

Patricia Heaton, a two-time Emmy winner for her work on Raymond, is starring in an untitled ABC sitcom about a recently widowed woman who begins a new life after joining the PTA. Three-time Emmy victor Brad Garrett heads the cast of Fox's Til Death, an ensemble comedy in which he will play a long-married man who lives next door to newlyweds.

Additionally, Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and two of his top writers have joined forces on the CBS comedy pilot Play Nice.

Heaton and Garrett's return to TV is sure to evoke comparisons to the "Seinfeld' curse," referring to the lack of post-Seinfeld success for ...

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Episode 28 Season 11
One for the Road, Part 3
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Episode 27 Season 11
One for the Road
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Episode 27 Season 11
One for the Road, Part 2
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Episode 26 Season 11
Last Call! A Cheers Celebration
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Episode 25 Season 11
The Guy Can't Help It
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5.13.1993
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Sam (Ted Danson), a former pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. Somewhat snobby, beautiful and intelligent Diane (Shelley Long) -- forced to become a waitress when her fiance jilts her -- constantly bickers with Sam. Eventually, they fall in love. Several wacky characters make the bar their home-away-from-home, including sarcastic waitress Carla (Rhea Perlman), beer-loving Norm (George Wendt) and Boston letter carrier Cliff (John Ratzenberger) A few seasons later, Sam sells the bar to buy a boat and sail around the world. But his boat sinks and he returns to bartending. Rebecca (Kirstie Alley), the new (more ambitious) manager, hires him back. They love to hate each other and eventually get together as well. Intro Theme: Making your way in the world today takes everything you got. Taking a break from all your worries sure would help a lot. Wouldn't you like to get away? Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name, And they're always glad you came. You wanna be where you can see our troubles are all the same. You wanna be where everybody knows your name. You wanna go where people know people are all the same. You wanna go where everybody knows your name. Nielsen Ratings: #75 in the 1982-1983 season #13 in the 1984-1985 season #5 in the 1985-1986 season #3 in the 1986-1987 season #3 in the 1987-1988 season #4 in the 1988-1989 season #3 in the 1989-1990 season #1 in the 1990-1991 season #4 in the 1991-1992 season #9 in the 1992-1993 seasonmoreless