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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Mona Freeman, Buddy Ebsen, and Richard Deacon star in “The Cats of Paradise,” airing Oct. 11, 1959

THE CATS OF PARADISE Original Airdate: October 11, 1959 Synopsis. Bret goes into business selling cats to a town besieged by rats and mice. Bret doesn’t realize that his charming partner, Modesty Blaine (played by Mona Freeman), is also a … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale, Joanna Barnes and Donald “Red” Barry star in “Arizona Black Maria,” airing Oct. 9, 1960

ARIZONA BLACK MARIA Original Airdate: October 9, 1960 Synopsis. While camping in the Arizona desert, Bart finds himself the target of a determined Indian named Redfeather, who needs to collect one scalp in order to be named chief. Two gunmen … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale stars as Big Jim Watson in “The Troubled Heir,” airing on Apr. 8, 1962

THE TROUBLED HEIR Original Airdate: April 8, 1962 Synopsis. Bart renews acquaintance with Pearly Gates and Marla, the crafty duo whom he last encountered in “Dade City Dodge.” Pearly and Marla lure Maverick into a poker game with some other … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Comedienne Samantha Hale, granddaughter of Alan Hale (The Skipper on GILLIGAN’S ISLAND), on her showbiz lineage; which comes first, the punchline or the premise, when developing a joke or a comedy set; and meeting Brad Pitt on the set of FIGHT CLUB when she was a teenager. Samantha’s new album, ONLY HAPPY WHEN IT’S RAINING MEN, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and all other steaming platforms

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 476.1: Hats Off to Skipper Alan Hale is now available online for listening on demand

Hats Off to Skipper Alan Hale Original Airdates: Jan. 10-12, 2020 TVC 476.1: This Week in TV History celebrates the life and legacy of actor Alan Hale (The Skipper on Gilligan’s Island) on the thirtieth anniversary of his passing. Topics … Continue reading

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