Monthly Archives: March 2021

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: We’ll drop in on George, Weezy, Florence, The Willises and everyone else in the Deluxe Apartment in the Sky along with JAY MORIARTY, longtime staff writer, producer, and, later, show runner of THE JEFFERSONS. Jay’s memoir, HONKY IN THE HOUSE: Writing and Producing The Jeffersons, not only takes us inside the writing room of the long-running CBS comedy, but provides the back story of “The Draft Dodger” (the famous but controversial Christmas 1976 episode of ALL IN THE FAMILY, which Jay wrote along with his longtime writing partner, Mike Milligan) and shows us why Norman Lear is one of the smartest, shrewdest, and most courageous producers TV will ever know. HONKY IN THE HOUSE is available right now through Amazon.com

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Claude Akins guest stars in “Burial Ground of the Gods,” airing Mar. 30, 1958

BURIAL GROUND OF THE GODS Original Airdate: March 30, 1958 Synopsis. Bart hunts down Paisley Briggs, a scoundrel who robbed our hero of $850. Maverick’s search leads him to the Waconda Mountains in Wyoming, where Briggs attempts to pull off … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 532.5 with guest George Chakiris is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

George Chakiris: My West Side Story Original Airdates: Mar. 26-28, 2021 TVC 532.5: Ed welcomes George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in the iconic 1961 … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 532.2 with guest Raymond J. Barry is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Raymond J. Barry of Free Byrd Original Airdates: Mar. 26-28, 2021 TVC 532.2: A return visit by award-winning actor, author, playwright, director, and painter Raymond J. Barry. Ray stars opposite Randy Nazarian and Shondrella Avery in Free Byrd, a new … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 532.1: Tribute to Cicely Tyson is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

Cicely Tyson: A Stellar Example of What An Actor Is Original Airdates: Mar. 26-28, 2021 TVC 532.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed celebrate the life and career of iconic actress Cicely Tyson, including her Emmy Award-winning performance in The Autobiography of … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: William Schallert and Peggy King guest star in “The Strange Journey of Jenny Hill,” airing Mar. 29, 1959

THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF JENNY HILL Original Airdate: March 29, 1959 Synopsis. Bret’s effort to clear Mike McComb of a murder charge becomes complicated when he  falls in love with saloon singer Jenny Hill. The final episode produced by Roy … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, Nita Talbot, and William Smith star in “The Rockford Files,” the 90-minute pilot for the classic TV series, airing Mar. 27, 1974

JAMES GARNER in THE ROCKFORD FILES An NBC World Premiere Movie Original Air Date: March 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford reluctantly agrees to investigate the death of Harvey Butler, an elderly derelict whose body was found beneath the Santa Monica pier … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Forbidden City,” the episode that introduced Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Mar. 26, 1961

THE FORBIDDEN CITY Original Airdate: March 26, 1961 Synopsis. The first of Robert Colbert’s two appearances as Brent Maverick, Bret and Bart’s younger brother. Little is known about young Brent Maverick, the “other brother” who came and went after only … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ). They will carry our show Sundays 8pm MT beginning Mar. 28

TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, Rattler 97.3 FM and KBSZ AM 1260 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ). They will carry our show Sundays 8pm MT beginning Mar. 28. Welcome aboard! Please follow and like us:

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TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix AZ). They will carry our show Saturdays 8pm MT and Sundays 6pm MT beginning this weekend

TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, Bull 99.1 FM and KIKO AM 1340 (Apache Junction/Mesa/Phoenix, AZ). They will carry our show Saturdays 8pm MT beginning Mar. 27 and Sundays 6pm MT beginning Mar. 28. Welcome aboard! Please follow and like … Continue reading

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