Category Archives: Television Star

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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Coming next week to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Screenwriter and film historian GARY GERANI on the genius of Billy Goldenberg (pictured right) as a composer and his generosity as a human being. Gary provides commentary for the fiftieth anniversary Blu-ray release of FEAR NO EVIL and RITUAL OF EVIL, the iconic made-for-TV occult thrillers starring Louis Jourdan that also marked Goldenberg’s first film credits as a composer. FEAR NO EVIL / RITUAL OF EVIL Blu-ray Double Feature is available now from Kino Lorber, while Gary’s documentary on the life and career of Billy Goldenberg is projected for release in 2021

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via National Comedy Center: The NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER partners with the Elkhorn Valley Museum to launch a new Johnny Carson Gallery in Carson’s hometown of Elkhorn, NE (set to open in 2021), and with the Carson Entertainment Group to launch a new Johnny Carson exhibit, 30 Years of Late Night Television, set to open in 2022

Jamestown, NY – October 23, 2020– As the country remembers comedy and late-night legend Johnny Carson on his 95th birthday today, the National Comedy Center—the nation’s official cultural institution dedicated to comedy—and the Elkhorn Valley Museum in Johnny Carson’s hometown … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Legendary entertainer, comedy pioneer and motivational speaker TOM DREESEN on the generosity that Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Benny and Carl Reiner all showed him early and throughout his career. Tom’s memoir, STILL STANDING: My Journey from Streets and Saloons to The Stage and Sinatra, is available wherever books are sold

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Spend part of your Halloween this year with ED ASNER as he stars, along with MICHAEL SHANNON and JORDAN COLEY, in a virtual production of GOD HELP US, the critically acclaimed political comedy by Samuel Warren Joseph and Phil Proctor, that will stream live on Saturday 10/31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm PT. A live talk back featuring all three actors will follow the 90-minute performance. For tickets and more information, see the flyer in the post below

Ed Asner will star, along with Michael Shannon and Jordan Coley, in a virtual production of God Help Us that will be streamed live via the Piven Theatre Workshop in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 31 beginning at 6pm CT 4pm … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL podcast celebrating the premiere broadcast of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in 1966 and how celebrations of Halloween in our culture and on TV have changed since then are both available for listening on demand

TV Confidential podcast celebrating the premiere broadcast of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown T.V. Show in 1966… Posted by TV Confidential: A radio talk show about television on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Please follow and like us:

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Lou Grant, Tom Kennedy, plus The Unifying Power of Magic: Next on TVC

Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner will join us this weekend, along with actor and magician Rich Manley, game show historian Steve Beverly, and music and TV historian Geoffrey Mark, on the next TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Oct. 23-25 at the … Continue reading

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