Monthly Archives: November 2020

Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 518 with guest Daphne Maxwell Reid is available for listening on demand

Daphne Maxwell Reid and The Business of Christmas Original Airdates: Nov. 27-29, 2020 TVC 518.1: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with actress, photographer, clothes designer, educator, activist, and author Daphne Maxwell Reid (The Fresh Prince of … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edgar Buchanan stars in “Island in the Swamp,” the second of five episodes written by Montgomery Pittman, airing Nov. 30, 1958

ISLAND IN THE SWAMP Original Airdate: November 30, 1958 Synopsis. Set adrift in a lifeboat after he was robbed, Bret lands on an island outside New Orleans, where he meets Buddy Forge (played by Edgar Buchanan) and his eccentric community … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic in “No-Fault Affair,” airing Nov. 30, 1979

NO-FAULT AFFAIR Original Air Date: November 30, 1979 Synopsis. After advising a young girl to get out of prostitution while she can, Rita Capkovic decided to practice what she preached: she completed beauty school, and now wants to begin a … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Herbert Rudley stars in “Trooper Maverick,” airing Nov. 29, 1959

TROOPER MAVERICK Original Airdate: November 29, 1959 Synopsis. Whenever he’s in the Dakota Territories, Bart drops in on the Army fort run by his friend, Colonel Sam Percy, so that he can check out the poker action between the soldiers … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Richard Herd, Kathie Browne, and Warren Kemmerling star in “Pastoria Prime Pick,” airing Nov. 29, 1975

PASTORIA PRIME PICK Original Air Date: November 29, 1975 Synopsis. Rockford becomes the latest victim of a horrifying blackmail scheme orchestrated by the mayor and sheriff of a small community called New Pastoria.    Early in this episode, Rockford calls … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Denny Miller, Morgan Woodward, and Dick O’Neill star in “Clancy,” the premiere episode of YOUNG MAVERICK, airing Nov. 28, 1979

CLANCY Original Airdate: November 28, 1979 Synopsis. Ben thinks he’s found the perfect opponent for a barnstorming prizefighter: Nell’s mammoth cousin Clancy (played by Denny Miller). James Garner makes a cameo appearance as Bret Maverick. BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL: Order … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Joanna Cassidy and Joseph Campanella star in “I Still Love L.A.,” the first of the eight ROCKFORD FILES reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS in the 1990s, airing on Nov. 27, 1994

I STILL LOVE L.A. Original Air Date: November 27, 1994 Synopsis. As a favor to his ex-wife, attorney Halley “Kit” Kittredge (played by Joanna Cassidy), Rockford agrees to probe the murder of her friend, legendary film star Lila Lansing.   I … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Bolt from the Blue,” written and directed by Robert Altman, airs on Nov. 27, 1960

BOLT FROM THE BLUE Original Airdate: November 27, 1960 Synopsis. Beau befriends a kindly old prospector named Ebenezer Bolt (played by Tim Graham), unaware that he’s the partner of notorious horse thief Benson January (Owen Bush). An angry posse intercepts … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peter Breck, Reginald Owen, and Jolene Brand star in “A Technical Error,” airing Nov. 26, 1961

A TECHNICAL ERROR Original Airdate: November 26, 1961 Synopsis. In Junction Corners, Bart wins ownership of the Bank on the Square from Major Holbrook Sims (played by Reginald Owen), who seems suspiciously eager to unload the bank. Maverick soon discovers … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: PAUL ROBERT COYLE on his forty-plus-year journey as a freelance television writer, story editor, and producer, including learning how to adapt to the various changes in the TV industry over the years; the importance of building relationships; and many other hands-on tips that will help anyone who wishes to pursue a career as a writer, whether for television or any other form. Paul’s memoir, SWORDS, STARSHIPS AND SUPERHEROES: From Star Trek to Xena to Hercules: A TV Writer’s Life Scripting The Stories of Heroes, is available through Jacobs Brown Media Group, Amazon.com and other online retailers

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