via TCM: The Producers will be shown in select theaters nationwide Wednesday 6/3 and Sunday 6/6 to honor the fiftieth anniversary of the film’s release. Event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies, including an exclusive conversation with Ben Mankiewicz and Mel Brooks

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via PBS: Peter Marshall, Nick Clooney to host Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time, a new special that will premiere during the weekend of Saturday 6/2 on most PBS stations

For more than fifty years, Perry Como ranked as one of America’s most successful and beloved entertainers. A big band singer in the late 1930s, a radio star in the 1940s and then a TV headliner for more than forty years (beginning with his hosting duties in the late 1940s on The Chesterfield Supper Club through the early 1990s in series and specials that set the standard for variety programming), Como was a warm and welcome presence in tens of millions of households for six decades, charting over 100 hit songs along the way.

Now, for the first time, a collection of Como’s biggest hits from long-lost and newly-restored episodes from his TV series and specials (1948-1988) — including rare color programs and more recently discovered footage — is being presented in Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time which offers a fond look at a talent beloved both on and off the stage and screen.

Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time premieres around the country the weekend of Saturday, June 2, with WLIW airing the weekend of June 9.  Hosted by Peter Marshall and Nick Clooney, Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time airs as part of the long-running MY MUSIC series of PBS fund-raising specials.

Perry Como Classics: ‘Till the End of Time also features the singer singing duets with Dean Martin, The McGuire Sisters, Lena Horne, Carol Burnett, Bing Crosby and The Lennon Sisters, plus warm remembrances from celebrities like Carol Burnett, Regis Philbin, Jay Leno, Kathy Lennon (of The Lennon Sisters), Leonard Maltin, Richard Carpenter, Debby Boone and Steve Tyrell.

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via MPI Home Video: Coming Tuesday 6/12 to DVD: The George Carlin Commemorative Collection, all fourteen HBO specials plus much more from the stand-up genius

MPI Home Video and The George Carlin Estate are proud to announce the GEORGE CARLIN COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION, a 10-disc must-have DVD, CD and Blu-Ray boxed set featuring more than five hours of previously unreleased bonus material including rare performance footage from Carlin’s personal archive. The GEORGE CARLIN COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION will be released on Tuesday, June 12.

“While digging around in dad’s stuff, we found a few gems that we just couldn’t keep for ourselves,” said Carlin’s daughter, Kelly Carlin, who helped compile material for the box set. “It’s amazing to think that ten years after his death, we keep finding stuff I’d never seen before!”

George Carlin was not only one of America’s greatest comedians whose albums topped the charts, he was a pioneer of cable TV’s concert format that has become a benchmark of success for all humorists ever since.

And now, all of Carlin’s pointed, often controversial but always hilarious specials originally shown on HBO have been gathered for the first time in the GEORGE CARLIN COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION. Encompassing over five decades of George Carlin’s groundbreaking career, all 14 of the legendary funnyman’s Emmy nominated HBO specials are now available in one package – a remarkable set that also contains a previously unreleased HBO special entitled 40 Years of Comedy hosted by Jon Stewart plus Carlin’s posthumous audio release, I Kinda Like It When a Lotta People Die.

One of the key bonus pieces of material is Carlin’s first stand-up special from 1973, The Real George Carlin which has not been seen since it first aired. Additional bonus material includes APT 2C (a never-aired HBO pilot from the ’80s) plus two one-hour stand-up comedy club performances that features material performed by Carlin for the first time.  There is also never-before-released material from the 1960s – when Carlin was a clean-cut, suit-wearing guest on the variety shows such as Talent Scouts, The Jackie Gleason Show and Hollywood Palace. 

The box set features also includes both DVD and Blu-ray discs of the HBO specials Life Is Worth Losing and It’s Bad for Ya plus liner notes written by comedian Patton Oswalt.

George Carlin, a fearless commentator on society and a champion of free speech, now finally gets the boxed set he and fans of great, enduring comedy deserve and the GEORGE CARLIN COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION represents the most complete collection of Carlin performances to date.

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About George Carlin

George Carlin was a Grammy-winning American stand-up comedian, actor and New York Times best-selling author whose career spanned more than five decades and literally changed the face of stand-up comedian. His most famous routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” sparked a free speech controversy that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In 2008, Carlin was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, and in 2017, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him the “Second Best Stand-up Comic of All Time.” To date, Carlin is also the only comedian to have a dedicated SiriusXM radio channel solely to his work. Carlin passed away at the age of 71 in June of 2008.

About MPI and Dark Sky Films

The MPI Media Group is a leading producer, distributor and licensor of films. Founded in 1976, Chicago-based MPI Media Group remains one of the largest independent entertainment companies producing and distributing a compelling slate of the world’s most respected cinema, documentaries, performances and television programs. MPI’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature films and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of most talented directors working today, such as Ti West’s The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, and Jim Mickle’s Stake Land, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with original productions and releases such as We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Emelie, Catfight and, most recently, Bitch and M.F.A. | Follow us on twitter: @darkskyfilms @mpimediagroup


Street date: June 12.2018
DVD SRP: $99.98
Running time: 22 Hours (10 discs)
Not rated

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TV CONFIDENTIAL commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley is available online for listening on demand. Guests include Steve Binder, director of Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special; actor Michael Dante (Kid Galahad, Winterhawk); film historian Tom Lisanti (Talking Sixties Drive-In Movies); and renowned Elvis Presley historian Cory Cooper help TV CONFIDENTIAL commemorate the 40th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Plus: A replay of our February 2017 conversation with Steve Binder, producer and director of Elvis: The 1968 Comeback Special.

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via TVWeek: NBC will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Elvis: The Comeback Special with an all-star concert that is scheduled to air in 2019. The two-hour special will also showcase rare Elvis footage and outtakes, plus interviews from those involved in the special, including director Steve Binder

NBC to Mark 50th Anniversary of Historic Music Event

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Neil Sandilands, Rose Marie’s Daughter, and Patty Duke’s Final Book: Next on TVC

Actor Neil Sandilands, author William J. Jankowski and Georgiana “Noopy” Rodrigues, daughter of Rose Marie, will join us this weekend on a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing May 18-21 at the following times and venues:

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This week’s show will include Part 2 of our conversation with actor Neil Sandilands (The 100, Hap and Leonard, Frank and Ava). Not only will Neil share more insight into playing arch villain Clifford Devoe, The Thinker, on Season Four of The Flash, he’ll talk about a last-minute adjustment he had to make in his portrayal of Devoe just before the cameras rolled on the very first day of production. Neil Sandilands will join us in our second hour. The season finale of The Flash airs Tuesday, May 22 on The CW.

Also joining us this week will be Georgiana “Noopy” Rodrigues, the daughter of the one and only Rose Marie. An accomplished television producer in her own right, Noopy was actively involved behind the scenes of the production of Wait For Your Laugh, the acclaimed documentary about the life and career of Rose Marie that will air Friday, May 18 on the Decades Channel. There is an exciting new development about Wait For Your Laugh, which Noopy will reveal on our program.

The main purpose behind Noopy’s appearance this week, however, is to discuss identity theft, an issue that affects thousands of families across the United States—including the family of Rose Marie. According to law enforcement officials, obituaries are the one of the top sources of information of identity thieves. Perpetrators know that when families lose a loved one, particularly when the death is sudden, they can be so overwhelmed with grief, and attending to the details of the funeral, that they may not pay as close attention to their checking account or credit card usage in the days immediately following the death as they normally would.

That is what happened to Noopy: Ten days after Rose Marie’s death, she discovered that her mother’s identity had been stolen—and though she and her family have recouped their loss, the perpetrator remains at large. By sharing her story, and discussing what she has learned, Noopy hopes to raise awareness of this important issue for the benefit of our listeners. Georgiana Noopy Rodrigues will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: We will share with you an amazing story. Not too many people get a chance to meet their favorite TV star. Even fewer get a chance to become friends with that star—and even fewer than that get a chance to help that star write a book and help that book get published. All of those things happened to William J. Jankowski. In Bill’s case, the star was Patty Duke, and their friendship began in 1997 and lasted until the day she died in March 2016.

At the time of her death, Bill was helping Patty Duke write a book, In the Presence of Greatness: My Sixty-Year Journey as an Actress, that not only shares many stories about her show business career, but gives you a honest glimpse of the Patty Duke—or, we should say, Anna Pearce—that Bill got to know over the last two decades of her life. William Jankowski will join us in our first hour.

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via NPR: TV critic Eric Deggans on Brooklyn Nine-Nine moving to NBC, Murphy Brown returning to CBS and other takeaways from this week’s TV upfronts

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Rest in peace, Joseph Campanella. Met him briefly on two occasions, once at a David Janssen convention in 1993, and again at an autograph show in 2010. He was kind enough to appear on my radio show once and it was a pleasure to chat with him. Class act.

Joseph Campanella Dead

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via Variety: Actor Joseph Campanella dies at age 93. A staple of network television for more than three decades, including many of the shows produced by Quinn Martin, he also played Mike Connors’ boss on the first season of Mannix and Bonnie Franklin’s ex-husband on the original One Day at a Time

Joseph Campanella Dead

Veteran Character Actor Joseph Campanella Dies at 93

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via SFGate: The Senate votes to kill FCC rule that would have repealed net neutrality. However, reports say that the GOP-controlled House is unlikely to act on it

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