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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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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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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 432 with guests Kirk Bovill, Steve Randisi and Meggie Jones is now available online for listening on demand

Show No. 432 with guests Kirk Bovill, Steve Randisi and Meggie Jones Original Airdates: Jan. 4-6, 2019 Listen to “TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 432 with guests Kirk Bovill, Steve Randisi and Meggie Jones” on Spreaker. First hour: Part 2 of … Continue reading

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Kirk Bovill, plus More of Merv: Next on TVC

Film and television actor Kirk Bovill and television historian Steve Randisi will join us this weekend for a brand new edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 4-6 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: Josh Mills, son of Edie Adams and the director of the estates of Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams, on some of the many events on tap for 2019 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Ernie Kovacs, including the upcoming two-day celebration at the Billy Wilder Theater at the UCLA Film and Television Archive on Friday 1/18 and Saturday 1/19. ERNIE KOVACS: The Centennial Edition, a newly released DVD configuration featuring the very best of Television’s Original Genius, is now available through Shout! Factory

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Steve Randisi, author of The Merv Griffin Show: The Inside Story, a complete history of The Merv Griffin Show on television that also provides insight into Merv the producer, Merv the entrepreneur, Merv the producer and what made Merv different than any other talk show host

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via Shout! Factory: Just in Time for The Holiday Season: Limited Edition sets of Never-Before-Available-or-Seen Lithographs by Ernie Kovacs, starting at $250

Considered by many to be Television’s Original Genius because of his groundbreaking work in the early days of the medium, Ernie Kovacs was also a gifted sketch artist. Rarely without a pen and paper, the chronic insomniac often worked well into … Continue reading

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Coming to DVD on Tuesday 11/13 from Shout! Factory: ERNIE KOVACS: THE CENTENNIAL EDITION, a nine-disc, 22-hour cornucopia of landmark comedy and bonus material highlighting the very best of Television’s Original Genius

This November, to kick off the 2019 100th birthday celebration of Ernie Kovacs, television’s original genius, Shout! Factory brings together the riotous DVD set, ERNIE KOVACS: THE CENTENNIAL EDITION. Combining the previously released volumes of groundbreaking, rule-breaking, surreal and charmingly silly comedy … Continue reading

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