Hanks appears on the Late Show with David Letterman to announce he has Type 2 Diabetes.
Hanks performs a spoken-word poem about the 1990s sitcom Full House.
Hanks co-produces the HBO political drama, Game Change, following the events of the 2008 Presidential elections featuring Sarah Palin and John McCain. It gains over 2.1 million viewers, marking the highest ratings for an HBO debut since 2004.
On the 100th episode of 30 Rock, Hanks appears as himself calling in an ‘Actor Emergency’ to George Clooney and Brad Pitt. He finishes by harshly hanging up the phone and singing to himself the Billy Joel theme song of Bosom Buddies.
Hanks stars opposite Peter Scolari in ABC’s sitcom, Bosom Buddies, in which the two disguise themselves as women to further their career and live in the only apartment they can afford. Co-Producer, Ian Praiser, tells Rolling Stone
The first day I saw him on set, I though, ‘Too bad he won’t be in television for long’. I knew he’d be a movie star in two years. The television show came out of nowhere, then out of nowhere it was canceled. He figured he’d go back to pulling ropes and hanging lights in a theater.