- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Siegfried on ‘King’

Siegfried Fischbacher of Siegfried & Roy will appear on CNN’s “Larry King Live” tonight to discuss the tragic accident that has left his longtime performing partner, Roy Horn, clinging to life.

The exclusive interview, airing at 9, is the first interview since Mr. Horn was mauled last week during the duo’s Las Vegas tiger act.

Mr. Horn, 59, has been able to communicate in a limited fashion since the accident but has lost a great deal of blood and remains in critical condition.

The act’s manager, Bernie Yuman, also will appear on the King telecast.

‘Ed’ at the helm

The star of NBC’s “Ed” takes a turn in the director’s seat for tonight’s new episode.

Tom Cavanagh’s directorial effort catches the cast following its dreams with curious results. Ed (Mr. Cavanagh) and Mike (Josh Randall) team up to buy a racehorse but soon learn the economic realities of their purchase.

Meanwhile, Carol (Julie Bowen) coaxes Warren (Justin Long) to consider skipping his SAT to focus on his own dream — hosting a cable-access talk show. And Eli (Daryl “Chill” Mitchell) gets into a dust-up with a pie entrepreneur (Marcy Harriell), only to realize all their fussin’ and feudin’ could be a sign of attraction.

“Ed” airs at 8.

‘Nick & Jessica’ redux

The couple who taught us that Chicken of the Sea is really tuna, not chicken, will return for another round of new episodes.

“Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica” is coming back for a second season, the Associated Press reports.

MTV announced Monday that it has renewed the reality series, which follows pop singers Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson as they muddle through married life.

The series has made the 23-year-old Miss Simpson infamous for her inability to do even the most basic housework and for her dippy-blonde moments, like the time she mistook the tuna she was eating for chicken.

The finale of the first season of “Newlyweds” is scheduled to air at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 21, five days before the couple’s one-year anniversary. New episodes will begin in 2004.

‘Angels’ exposed

We’ll soon find out if any halos were bent out of shape during the making of television’s “Charlie’s Angels.”

NBC has given the green light to a behind-the-scenes look at the sexy 1970s action drama, Reuters News Agency reports.

“Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of Charlie’s Angels” will focus on how Aaron Spelling’s pop culture hit got off the ground and will chronicle its tumultuous first season on ABC. Francine McDougall (“Sugar & Spice”) will direct the movie from a script by Matt Dorff (NBC’s “Growing Up Brady”).

The “Charlie’s Angels” film follows the success of NBC’s “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Three’s Company,’” one of the top-rated original movies of last season in the coveted 18-49 demographic.

We can only hope “Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of ‘Full House’” never follows suit.

Gathering for Tomlin

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and “Everybody Loves Raymond’s “Doris Roberts will gather later this month to honor Lily Tomlin as the comedienne picks up her Mark Twain Prize for humor, the Kennedy Center announced Monday.

Miss Tomlin, a “Laugh-In” mainstay and the mind behind Ernestine, Edith Ann and any number of classic characters, will receive the comedy award Oct. 26 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The program will air Nov. 26 on PBS.

Other performers expected for the show include the District’s own Dave Chappelle, Harvey Fierstein and Catherine O’Hara. Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin and Robin Williams will fete Miss Tomlin via videotape during the program.

Previous Mark Twain Prize winners include Bob Newhart, Miss Goldberg, Carl Reiner, Jonathan Winters and Richard Pryor.

Compiled by Christian Toto from staff and wire reports.

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