Monthly Archives: April 2018

via @nytimes: Emmy Award-winning producer Paul Junger Witt dies at age 75

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Coming up next week on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Get to know Neil Sandilands, the man who plays archvillain Clifford Devoe, The Thinker, on The Flash

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via TimeLife: Just in time for Father’s Day: Twelve, never-before-released episodes of The Jackie Gleason Show available on DVD beginning Tuesday 5/15, including seven Honeymooners sketches that have not been seen since they originally aired

“How swee-eet it is!” Unseen for more than 50 years, at long last, The Jackie Gleason Show is back! From 1966-1970, Gleason, everyone’s favorite working-class hero, entertained enthralled audiences across the country with his eponymous TV Variety Show featuring hilarious sketches, celebrity … Continue reading

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Coming Tuesday 5/8 from Time-Life: Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD

The ’60s gave us “in-crowds,” “be-ins” and “love-ins,” and starting in 1968, the happening place for free-form comedy was Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, broadcast from beautiful downtown Burbank. Straight man Dan Rowan and wisecracking co-host Dick Martin led a gaggle of … Continue reading

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via @latimes: The cost of an annual Amazon Prime membership in the U.S. will rise to $119 from $99 starting Friday 5/11. The increased price will apply to renewals starting Saturday 6/16

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-prime-membership-20180427-story.html

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Next weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Joseph Lyle Taylor on how Frank Hooper, his character on the Amazon Prime drama Sneaky Pete, is basically a freelancer trying to get by in the gig economy, except that he happens to kill people

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Coming next weekend to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Film historian Leonard Maltin on his friend Chuck McCann, why the term “instant classic” is an oxymoron, and how he nearly hyperventilated after interviewing Mel Brooks for his podcast

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Attention, subscribers to the TV CONFIDENTIAL podcast: The URL for our RSS feed has changed

For those who subscribe to the TV CONFIDENTIAL podcast: The URL for our RSS feed has been changed to http://www.spreaker.com/show/2906334/episodes/feed Please update your devices, if you have not already done so. If you do not subscribe to our podcasts, but would … Continue reading

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Attention, all members of the TV CONFIDENTIAL social network page hosted by Ning: We will be shutting down that Ning page as of Tuesday 5/8

As some of you may know, we have been revamping our website over the past few weeks. Our new URL is www.televisionconfidential.com. There, you can still listen to the last ten episodes of our program on demand, for free, or … Continue reading

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via @latimes: Tom Brokaw pushes back hard at allegations of sexual harassment in the 1990s

http://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-brokaw-harassment-20180427-story.html

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