Category Archives: Television Star

Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Michael Learned on how she approaches every performance as Daisy Werthan as a clean slate, no matter how many times she has played the character. Michael co-stars with Lance Nichols in the Laguna Playhouse production of Driving Miss Daisy, which runs thru Sunday, January 27 in Laguna Beach, California. Michael also stars, along with John Wesley, in the short film Second Acts. She is also one of the three recipients of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Oscars Party, held at the Paladium in Hollywood on Sunday 2/24, the night of the Academy Awards

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Constance Towers, Television Finales, and A Century of Kovacs: Next on TVC

Singer/actress Constance Towers, Ernie Kovacs estate director Josh Mills, and authors Douglas Howard and David Bianculli will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 18-20 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Anson Williams on the 45th anniversary of Happy Days and his latest entrepreneurial venture

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Marion Ross on working with Cary Grant in Operation: Petticoat, Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale on Perry Mason, Jean Stapleton and Larry Storch in Arsenic and Old Lace, and Joel Grey on Brooklyn Bridge; dancing the tango with The Fonz on Happy Days; and how the simple act of fixing a broken tile on her kitchen floor changed the course of her life. Marion’s book, MY DAYS: HAPPY AND OTHERWISE, is the inspiring story of how a young girl from Albert Lea, Minnesota dreamed that she would become an actress and overcame many life challenges to make that dream come true

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actress, artist and animal rights champion Loretta Swit on what drives her advocacy for our furry and feathered friends. Loretta’s book, SwitHeart: The Watercolour Artistry & Animal Activism of Loretta Swit, is a collection of sixty-five full-color paintings and drawings of rescue animals and wildlife, all done by Loretta herself. All proceeds from the sales of SwitHeart will be donated to Loretta’s endless campaign to end animal suffering and cruelty. Loretta is also one of the three recipients of this year’s Icon Award at the annual Oscars Party, held at the Paladium in Hollywood on Sunday 2/24, the night of the Academy Awards

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via It’s Alive Media: The Ernie Kovacs Centennial, a year-long celebration of the life’s work of Television’s Original Genius, kicks off this month with Kovacsland Forever, a two-night live event at the UCLA Film and Television Archive on Friday 1/18 and Saturday 1/19. Then, on Wednesday 1/23 (Ernie’s actual 100th birthday), Turner Classic Movies will air a special mini Kovacs marathon beginning at 8pm ET 5pm PT that will include three iconic Kovacs TV episodes and four of his best-known movies. The two events in January are the first of several Kovacs celebrations that are scheduled to take place in the U.S., Canada and Europe over the course of 2019. Details on these additional Kovacs venues will be announced shortly

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Monday, Jan. 14, 2019) – Ediad Productions announced today that the celebration of legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs’ centennial year kicks into high gear this month with two high-profile events around the birthday of Television’s Original Genius. On … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Titus Welliver on playing Harry Bosch on the Amazon Prime series Bosch, and some of the “Easter eggs” that viewers of the show can look for this season; the influence that Mark Harmon had on Titus while working together on NCIS, and how he tries to bring that same sensibility to the set of Bosch; his love of sixties television and which classic shows Titus has recently binge-watched with his kids. Season Five of Bosch premieres later in 2019 on Amazon Prime, while Seasons One thru Four of Bosch are available now for streaming on demand

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Podcast for TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 433 with guests David Steinberg and David Bianculli is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 433 with guests David Steinberg and David Bianculli Original Airdates: Jan. 11-13, 2019 Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 433 with guests David Steinberg and David Bianculli” on Spreaker. First hour: Ed welcomes David Steinberg, Robin Williams’ manager … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Actress and singer Constance Towers on working with the innovative and uninhibited Samuel Fuller on both Shock Corridor and The Naked Kiss; the joyful experience of playing villainous Helena Carradine on General Hospital; the “musical episode” of Perry Mason that she did along with Bobby Troup and Barney Kessel; and the differences between singing on camera and singing live on stage. Constance Towers will discuss The Naked Kiss following a special screening of the film at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, Jan. 27. She will also appear at the annual Beverly Hills Theatre Guild luncheon on Sunday, Mar. 17 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. Honorees at this year’s luncheon include Oscar winner Eva Marie Saint and her late husband, television director Jeffrey Hayden; longtime television writer/director Howard Storm; and legendary Hollywood agent Budd Burton Moss. The program will also include a tribute to the films and television series of Garry Marshall

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Robin Williams: Comic Genius, plus a Salute to Ken Berry: Next on TVC

David Steinberg, executive producer of Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind and Robin Williams: Comic Genius, will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 11-13 at the following times and venues: Share-a-Vision Radio San Francisco Bay Area Friday … Continue reading

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