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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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“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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Jim Rosin, Will Beinbrink, plus Another TV Milestone: Next on TVC

Actor and author Jim Rosin will join us, plus we’ll play Part 2 of our conversation with Will Beinbrink (It: Chapter Two). All this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 27-29 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 464.1: Happy Birthday, Bob Newhart is now available online for listening on demand

Happy Birthday, Bob Newhart Original Airdates: Sept. 20-22, 2019 TVC 464.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed celebrate the ninetieth birthday of Emmy Award winner Bob Newhart by looking back at Newhart’s career in stand-up comedy and television, with a particular focus … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Cathie Fitzgibbon Rudolph on the unlikely events that led her to not only meet her idol, Paul Lynde, but become one of the actor/comedian’s most cherished friends during the last five years of his life. Cathie’s book, PAUL LYNDE: A Biography: His Life, His Love(s) & His Laughter, is an intimate portrait that captures the heart and soul of the man who continues to make us laugh, more than thirty years after his death. Available through Bear Manor Media

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Jeff Abraham, comedy historian and co-author of THE SHOW WON’T GO ON: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage, on the most dangerous profession ever among entertainers (and, no, it’s not what you think). THE SHOW WON’T GO ON is available wherever books are sold through Chicago Review Press

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David Starzyk, Will Beinbrink, plus Three TV Milestones: Next on TVC

Actors David Starzyk (Veronica Mars) and Will Beinbrink (It: Chapter Two) will join us, plus we’ll celebrate three TV milestones. All this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 20-22 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

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