Friday, April 12, 2024

Liv Tyler, Just Renewed for Season 2 of “Lone Star 911,” Will Join Friday’s “That Thing You Do!” Reunion


Liv Tyler is on  a roll.

The star of “Lord of the Rings” and many other hit films was just renewed for her second season of “Lone Star 911” on Fox. The spin off of “Rescue 911” co-stars Rob Lowe and has turned into a ratings grabber.

Now Liv will join her 1993 co-stars from Tom Hanks’s “That Thing You Do!” in a reunion honoring songwriter Adam Schlesinger. Adam died April 1st from coronavirus. He was the leader of Fountains of Wayne and wrote many hits (“Stacy’s Mom”) including the title song from the Hanks film.

Co-star Ethan Embry says on Twitter the whole fictional band, The One-ders, are reuniting, Tyler will be there, and I’m sure Hanks will make an appearance. After hosting “SNL” this past weekend via remote from home, Hanks– who has survived the virus– will surely honor Schlesinger.

Congrats to Liv, who did the tricky thing of taking a break after her much applauded run in HBO’s “The Leftovers” to have two more children. (She already had son, Milo, who’s 15.) Her parents, Steven Tyler and Bebe Buell, are very proud.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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