Category Archives: Film Stars

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Peggy McCay stars in “The Sheriff of Duck ‘n’ Shoot,” airing Sept. 27, 1959

THE SHERIFF OF DUCK ‘N’ SHOOT Original Airdate: September 27, 1959 Synopsis. The conniving judge of Duck ‘n’ Shoot (population 1,018) wants Bret as the town sheriff after apparently witnessing Maverick knock out a rowdy cowboy with only one punch. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Susan Strasberg and Dick Gautier star in “The Countess,” airing Sept. 27, 1974

THE COUNTESS Original Air Date: September 27, 1974 Synopsis. Socialite Deborah Ryder (played by Susan Strasberg) hires Rockford to stop Carl Brego (Dick Gautier), an extortionist who knows that Deborah was once linked to a numbers racket in Chicago. As … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 1 of the two-part episode “Gearjammers!” airs on Sept. 26, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1) Original Air Date: September 26, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor ED ASNER helps us celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of THE MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW by sharing a few memories of each of his fellow cast members. Ed’s memoir, SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, is available in hardcover, paperback and as an eBook through Amazon.com

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TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes its newest affiliate, KZFX HD-3 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest/California City, CA). They will carry our show Saturdays 9am PT beginning Sept. 26

TV CONFIDENTIAL welcomes our newest affiliate, KZFX 93.7 FM (Ridgecrest/California City, CA). They will carry our show Saturdays 9am PT beginning Saturday, Sept. 26. Welcome aboard! Please follow and like us:

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Colbert, Edgar Buchanan, and a host of other Warner Bros. Western actors star in “Hadley’s Hunters,” airing Sept. 25, 1960

HADLEY’S HUNTERS Original Airdate: September 25, 1960 Synopsis. Bart rides into Hadley, a town named after its sheriff, a shrewd politician (played by Edgar Buchanan) who has carefully crafted a reputation for apprehending notorious criminals. Hadley’s legend, however, is a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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Rich Little, Tara Arkle, and A Rogue TV Comedy Writer: Next on TVC

Actor and impressionist Rich Little and novelist and radio and TV host Tara Newley Arkle will join us, plus we will play Part 2 of our conversation with Emmy nominated writer/producer Ted Bergman. All this on the next edition of … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Legendary radio personality Bruce “COUSIN BRUCIE” Morrow on the night he taught Bob Hope how to be a DJ—live on the air; why music is the food of love, especially in times such as these; what each of The Beatles were like in person; his friendships with such other music legends as Harry Chapin; and why his new Saturday night radio show brings listeners all the elements of local radio, but on a national level. COUSIN BRUCIE’S SATURDAY NIGHT ROCK ‘N’ ROLL PARTY airs Saturdays 6pm ET 3pm PT on WABC-AM (New York City), WLIR-FM (Hampton Bays, NY), WABCRadio.com, the WABC app, and nationally across all digital media platforms for streaming on your smartphone or smart speaker

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: MAVERICK premieres on ABC with “The War of Silver Kings,” airing on Sept. 22, 1957

THE WAR OF THE SILVER KINGS Original Airdate: September 22, 1957 Synopsis. Soon after arriving in the mining community of Echo Springs, Maverick wins a high-stakes poker game with Phineas King, the unscrupulous town magnate. King doesn’t take kindly to … Continue reading

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