Don Rickles may be gone, but he definitely won’t be forgotten.
In fact, the industry vet preserved his own legacy by filming a new TV just before his death. As we previously reported, the celebrated comedian passed away this week in his Los Angeles home from kidney failure. He was 90 years old.
But it appears as though Don will keep fans laughing long after his death as he filmed 10 episodes for his final TV show, titled Dinner With Don.
The series features the Casino actor grabbing dinner with some of Hollywood’s brightest stars — including Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Amy Poehler, etc. While AARP Studios has yet to lock in a distributor or a premiere date, they seem eager to release the footage as they noted in a statement:
“All of us at AARP Studios are immensely saddened with the passing of Don Rickles. We had the distinct pleasure of recently working with Don on our upcoming series Dinner with Don. Don was known for his biting, acerbic humor and we feel lucky enough to have experienced that first-hand. He was also a thoughtful, kind and generous colleague and friend. Don continued to make audiences laugh throughout his life and career and his legacy will live on. We send our condolences to his family and longtime industry colleagues.”
So sad. And, from the looks of the trailer, the show is destined to be a hit. Be sure to ch-ch-check out the trailer for Dinner With Don for yourself (below)!
[Image via AARP Studios/YouTube.]