Grodin To Join CBS' '60 Minutes II'

Wednesday, August 16th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-humorist Charles Grodin has been named a commentator for ''60 Minutes II'' beginning this fall, CBS announced Monday.

Grodin, the famously droll star of the ``Beethoven'' films as well as dramas including ``Midnight Run,'' comes to the newsmagazine after a stint as contributor to NBC's ``Today Show'' and Court TV. For four years ending in 1998, he was host of ``The Charles Grodin Show'' first on CNBC, then MSNBC.

Grodin will appear weekly on ''60 Minutes II,'' which airs Tuesday nights, when it begins its new season in October. In his end-of-the-hour slot he succeeds comedian Jimmy Tingle, who had been with the broadcast since its premiere in January 1999.