Monthly Archives: April 2021

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Screenwriter, producer, author, and music historian GEOFFREY LITTLEFIELD on NELSON RIDDLE’s many collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald; why Riddle always believed that “less is more” when it came to writing arrangements; Riddle’s many contributions to movies and television throughout the ’60s and ’70s, including the iconic theme to ROUTE 66; and how working with LINDA RONSTADT resurrected Riddle personally and professionally. Geoff’s latest book, NELSON RIDDLE: Music with a Heartbeat, an authorized biography written with the cooperation of Riddle’s children and the Nelson Riddle estate, is available at Amazon.com

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via Shout! Factory: All thirty-seven episodes of CPO SHARKEY will become available for streaming on demand on SHOUT! FACTORY TV beginning Saturday 5/1, along with four classic Don Rickles comedy specials from the 1970s. The streaming launch will be supported by a special 24-hour marathon on Saturday 5/8 on Shout! Factory TV to commemorate Rickles’ birthday. The 5/8 marathon will include episodes of Sharkey, plus memorable Rickles guest appearances on The Tonight Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and more

Los Angeles – April 22, 2021 – CPO Sharkey, the satirical look at Navy life starring Don Rickles, becomes available for streaming on demand for the first time ever beginning Saturday, May 1 on Shout! Factory TV and its various … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner, John Hoyt, and Chad Everett star in the conclusion of “The Devil’s Necklace,” airing Apr. 23, 1961

THE DEVIL’S NECKLACE, Part 2 Original Airdate: April 23, 1961 Synopsis. As Maverick lies unconscious, an enraged Bob Tallhorse leads the Apaches in a massive attack on Fort Distress. The only two-part episode of the original Maverick series, “The Devil’s … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “One of Our Trains is Missing,” the final episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 22, 1962

ONE OF OUR TRAINS IS MISSING Original Airdate: April 22, 1962 Synopsis. In Whipsaw, Kansas, Bart finds trouble in the form of Modesty Blaine and a neurotic safecracker named Justin Radcliff. The last episode of the original Maverick series, “One … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes of The Jeffersons, plus The Bob Crane TV Trivia Quiz: Next on TVC

Award-winning television writer and producer Jay Moriarty will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 23-25 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 4/23 9am ET 6am PT Listen Live … Continue reading

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via BHBPR: Max Gail, Don Most, Linda Purl, John Schneider, Robert Wuhl, Anson Williams, Lydia Cornell, Jane Kaczmarek, Barry Bostwick, Susan Ruttan and many other favorite TV stars will lend their talents to VIRAL VIGNETTES, a special three-hour evening featuring eleven one-act comedy vignettes, plus a Q&A with the actors. Viral Vignettes streams Saturday, May 8 beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT on the POP GOES THE CULTURE TV channel on YouTube. Proceeds for the evening will benefit The Actors Fund

WHAT: Viral Vignettes, eleven one-act comedies starring popular character actors from classic TV shows and films that will be part of a three-hour streaming show. Stars play characters talking to each other over Skype, FaceTime, or Zoom, dealing with the ups … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rita Moreno and Hal Linden star in “If It Bleeds… It Leads,” the eighth and final Rockford reunion movie, airing Apr. 20, 1999

IF IT BLEEDS… IT LEADS Original Air Date: April 20, 1999 Synopsis. Rita Capkovic (played by Rita Moreno) turns to Rockford one last time when her husband Ernie Lansdale (Hal Linden), a respected school teacher, is wrongfully suspected of being … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Webber, Marj Dusay, and Jameson Parker star in the conclusion of “Faith, Hope and Clarity,” a two-part episode of BRET MAVERICK that originally aired on Apr. 20, 1982

FAITH, HOPE AND CLARITY (two-parter) Original Airdates: April 13 and 20, 1982 Synopsis. Everest Sinclair, a utopianist who hopes to make Sweetwater the center of his “new society,” purchases all of the town’s mortgages and immediately forecloses on them. In … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 535.5 with guest Radames Pera is available for listening on demand

The Rewiring of Radames Pera Original Airdates: Apr. 16-18, 2021 TVC 535.5: Part 2 of a conversation that began a few weeks ago with Radames Pera, the actor best known for playing young Kwai Chang Caine, aka “Grasshopper,” in the … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 535.3 with guests Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater is available for listening on demand

The Final Days of Bob Crane Original Airdates: Apr. 16-18, 2021 TVC 535.3: Ed plays the conclusion of a three-part conversation with Carol Ford and Linda Groundwater, two of the co-authors (along with Dee Young) of Bob Crane: The Definitive … Continue reading

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