Me-TV’s Fall Schedule Debuts September 1st

Me-TV’s fall schedule kicks of September 1st. New shows include The Andy Griffith Show, CHiPs, Black Sheep Squadron and The Adventures of Superman. Continue Reading →
Bookshelf: Getting Together

Review: Getting Together

My review of Judson McCall’s TV tie-in novel Getting Together, from 1971. Continue Reading →

Robin Williams (1951-2014)

A look at the early, forgotten TV work of Robin Williams, including Laugh-In and The Richard Pryor Show, two NBC comedy-variety shows from the 1977-1978 season. Continue Reading →

Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)

Lauren Bacall made few appearances on television, including episodes of Dr. Kildare in 1963 and The Rockford Files in 1979. Her TV acting debut came in 1956 when she co-starred with Humphrey Bogart in an episode of NBC’s Producers’ Showcase. Continue Reading →
Kyle MacDonnell: TV’s Forgotten Star – Part 3

Kyle MacDonnell: TV’s Forgotten Star – Part 3

The third part of my article on Kyle MacDonnell covers her return to Broadway, her appearances on Cavalcade of Stars, her time spent as a permanent panelist on Celebrity Time and the final network TV series she hosted, DuMont’s Hold That Camera. Continue Reading →

Review: Dick Cavett’s Watergate

My thoughts on the PBS documentary Dick Cavett’s Watergate, which features extensive archival footage from ABC’s late-night The Dick Cavett Show. Continue Reading →

July 2014: The Month in Home Media

Warner Archive released three short-lived shows on DVD in July: Gilligan’s Planet, Beyond Westworld and Wizards and Warriors. Continue Reading →

Rick Mittleman (1930-2014)

Scriptwriter Rick Mittleman, who wrote for short-lived shows and one season wonders like My World and Welcome to It, Roll Out, Karen, Jennifer Slept Here, has died at the age of 84. Continue Reading →