Monthly Archives: September 2019

Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.1 with guest James Rosin is now available online for listening on demand

People, Places & Me with James Rosin Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.1: Ed welcomes back actor and author James Rosin. Jim’s latest book, People Places & Me, reflects on his life as a working actor (both in L.A. … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.2 with guest Will Beinbrink of It: Chapter Two is now available online for listening on demand

Will Beinbrink of It: Chapter Two and Manhattan Nocturne Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.2: Part 2 of the conversation that began last week with Will Beinbrink, the actor who plays Tom Rogan in the worldwide box office hit … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.4: Roy Thinnes of The Invaders is now available online for listening on demand

Roy Thinnes of The Invaders Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.4: An excerpt from Ed’s two-part conversation with Roy Thinnes (The Invaders, The X Files, General Hospital, Dark Shadows) from February 2016. In this segment, Roy discusses his meeting … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.3: The Invaders on DVD is now available online for listening on demand

The Invaders on DVD Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.3: Greg and Ed remember The Invaders (ABC, 1967-1968), the classic series created by Larry Cohen and produced by Quinn Martin about a mild-mannered architect who tries to convince an … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.5: 50 Years of Scooby-Doo is now available online for listening on demand

50 Years of Scooby-Doo Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.5: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the legacy of the Scooby-Doo franchise. Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? (CBS, 1969-1970) premiered fifty years ago This Week in TV History. (Greg Ehrbar’s review … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 465.6: 45 Years of Little House on the Prairie is now available online for listening on demand

45 Years of Little House on the Prairie Original Airdates: Sept. 27-29, 2019 TVC 465.6: Tony, Donna, and Ed discuss the career of Michael Landon and how the Little House on the Prairie series (NBC, 1974-1983) differed considerably from the … Continue reading

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“Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale” of how The Hollywood Museum honored Dawn Wells and the 55th anniversary of Gilligan’s Island by unveiling a new lobby exhibit that includes the original gingham dress and “short shorts” that Wells wore on the beloved sitcom. Now open to the public, the Gilligan’s Island exhibit is the latest addition to the Museum’s popular Lobby Series

HOLLYWOOD — Sept. 25, 2019 — She was originally listed as “And the rest” in the opening credits of Gilligan’s Island. But it didn’t take long for Dawn Wells to leave her mark as Mary Ann Summers, the farm girl … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Ruta Lee, one of the grande dames of the entertainment industry, shares a few memories of her storied career in stage, film, and television, and some of the life lessons that she learned from Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Gail Patrick, and others who mentored her. Ruta’s memoirs, CONSIDER YOUR ASS KISSED, are targeted for publication in 2020. For more information on The Thalians, the charitable organization that Ruta co-founded with Debbie Reynolds and which currently works with UCLA Operation Mend to provide free surgical, medical, and psychological treatment for post-9/11 service members, veterans and their families, go to Thalians.org

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Next week on TV CONFIDENTIAL: Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner on his forthcoming appearances in the new USA Network series BRIARPATCH and season two of COBRA KAI; his early career as a stage actor in Chicago and New York; and how the Dodgers will do in the upcoming MLB postseason. Ed will be performing his acclaimed one-man play A MAN AND HIS PROSTATE in various U.S. cities and in Canada throughout October and November (see AManandHisProstate.com for more information); he’ll also bring his acclaimed political comedy GOD HELP US to cities along the East Coast and Canada throughout October and November (see GodHelpUs.net for more information). BRIARPATCH is set to premiere in 2020. Ed’s book, THE GROUCHY HISTORIAN, is available wherever books are sold

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Coming next week to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actor Peter Onorati on his mentor, Steven Bochco; the appeal of NBC’s This Is Us; and his approach to playing morally complex characters. Peter stars along with Eric Roberts and Neal Bledsoe in WEST END, a film by Joe Basile that Peter himself describes as “HAMLET on the Jersey Shore.” For our listeners in L.A., WEST END will be screened on Saturday 10/5 as part of the Sixth Annual Highland Park Film Festival. For our listeners everywhere, WEST END is available for viewing on demand on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Google Play, and Vudu

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