TV Quick Hits: ‘Fuller House’ casting; Whoopi Goldberg pilot fails; Kristen Bell joins ‘The Simpsons’
“The Simpsons” scores Kristen Bell – Given that the former “Veronica Mars” star certainly made quite a name for herself voicing Anna it “Frozen,” it’s not a whole lot of a surprise that the king of all things animation on TV would want her aboard.
According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Bell will voice a character named Harper on an episode next season entitled “Friend With Benefit.” She is the daughter of a rich internet billionaire, and her father will spend a little bit of time forging a bond with none other than Homer Simpson. Executive producer Al Jean says the following to describe this character: “She’s a great friend… if you do everything she says.” It’s a nice addition to the show, and if you are wondering why “The Simpsons” always announces its castings so far in advance, it has to do with the lengthy turnaround it takes to get every episode of the show on the air.
Dave Coulier joins “Fuller House” – When it was first announced that “Full House” was going to be revived as a new series on Netflix, we had a feeling that Candice Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin were going to have a whole lot of company. It has been confirmed now on his own Instagram account that Dave Coulier will also be back for some sort of role. It is not confirmed if he will be a regular, or will just be making sporadic appearances.
What is also worth noting is that Coulier also announced that Mark Cendrowski will be aboard the project, as well. Cendrowski is sitcom royalty, having directed the vast majority of episodes of “The Big Bang Theory” for CBS.
Whoopi Goldberg’s pilot a no-go – It appears that Whoopi is not going to be pulling double-duty on ABC, after all. Her new pilot entitled “Delores & Jermaine” has been passed on, according to a report from TVLine.
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