TVLine Items: Coach's 'Dauber' Is Back, Trans Teen on Royal Pains and More

How can Hayden Fox possibly Coach football without his assistants? Fortunately, we won’t have to find out.

Bill Fagerbakke, who played special teams coach Michael “Dauber” Dybinski on the long-running ’90s sitcom, will return as a series regular on NBC’s upcoming revival, our sister site Deadline reports.

The follow-up series, which will again star Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, picks up 18 years later when Hayden interrupts his retirement to become assistant coach to his own grown son, who is the new head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania that is just starting up a new team.

According to Deadline, Jerry Van Dyke may also guest-star on the revival as assistant coach Luther Van Dam. Coach will debut at midseason.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Transgender teen Nicole Maines, who last year won a discrimination lawsuit against her high school, will guest-star on the June 23 episode of USA Network’s Royal Pains as Anna, a transgender choreographer who Hank discovers is taking hormones that are harmful to her health.

* Charles Grodin (Louie) has been cast in Madoff, ABC’s upcoming miniseries about disgraced financier Bernie Madoff. He will play Carl Shapiro, an investor who lost millions in Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme.

* Annie Parisse (The Following) and Ken Marino (Marry Me) will recur on HBO’s untitled rock ‘n’ roll series from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, Deadline reports. In the drama — which explores the drug- and sex-fueled music business of 1970s New York — Parisse will play a tough record company publicist, while Marino will play a cunning A&R executive.

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23 Comments
  1. Riana says:

    It’s Patrick!

  2. Nick says:

    Marvin Erickson??? *bursts into tears*

  3. A. D. says:

    Can’t wait for Coach! Loved the original and have been re-watching it on Netflix!

  4. Mr. Tran K says:

    Really hope The Price is Right will end sometime in the near future even though Drew Carey was so emotional when his beloved Cavs couldn’t win the NBA title last night. Mr. Carey needs to have his own talk show instead of hosting a game show that still won’t get canceled.

  5. Beatrice says:

    Coach – the reboot no one asked for!

  6. Big Mike says:

    I guess……*puts on sunglasses Caruso style*…..transgender is the new black.

  7. Erica says:

    Whoa… Royal Pains is still on??

  8. ToyCannon says:

    Any word on Shelley Fabares returning to Coach?

  9. Gerald says:

    It would be great if Jason Segal could make an appearance.
    Any word on the casting of Coach’s son? That could make or break the show.

    • Veronica says:

      That would make me think of HIMYM and thinking of HIMYM still make me angry/sad. The burn from that finale will follow all of them for a long time in my book, minor characters excluded.

  10. Temperance says:

    The only thing worse than the original horrid show would be the second coming. *gags*