Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Candice Bergen’s Amusing Guest Stint on “The Conners” Raises Show’s Ratings 8.6%, More Stunt Casting Needed


Turns out injecting some stunt casting into “The Conners” didn’t hurt the ailing ratings, it actually helped them.

Multiple Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen guested last night on the comedy and the numbers rose 8.6% to 3.89 million. The previous episode, on December 2nd, was at 3.58 million.

Bergen– who should be in the running for the Oscars Best Supporting Actress in “Let Them All Talk”– was very amusing, sarcastic, and biting as always. She was also a necessary addition to “The Conners,” which has been fading on a different night and time this season.

Bergen played Ben’s mom, and stole the show. Her interaction with Jackie (Laurie Metcalf) was worth everything. Let’s hope we see her again!



Roger Friedman
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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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