DVD Tuesday: Thriller, The Judy Garland Show

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD. For the record I consider anything broadcast prior to 1980 to be classic or else there wouldn’t be much to discuss. The releases referred to in these posts are encoded for Region 1 use … Continue Reading →

41st Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

41st Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

Promotional spot for the 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on FOX, in 1989. Continue Reading →

40th Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

40th Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

Promotional spot for the 40th Primetime Emmy Awards on FOX, in 1988. Continue Reading →

40th Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

40th Emmy Awards Promotional Spot

Promotional spot for the 40th Primetime Emmy Awards on FOX, in 1988. Continue Reading →

Nielsen Top Ten, March 26th – April 1st, 1973

Here are the first ten programs from the twenty-ninth week of the 1972-1973 television season, which ran from Monday, March 26th, 1973 through Sunday, April 1st, 1973. Bill was once again kind enough to send me the Top Ten programs and their Nielsen ratings for the week. Not surprisingly, the 45th Annual Academy Awards (broadcast … Continue Reading →

Jackson Gillis (1916-2010)

Prolific scriptwriter Jackson Gillis, who wrote dramatic scripts for dozens of television shows over the course of four decades, passed away on August 19th at the age of 93. Prior to his television career, Gillis wrote for radio. According to his Internet Movie Database entry, his first television work was a November 1952 episode of … Continue Reading →

New Article – “My World and Welcome To It”

  • August 26th, 2010 at 12:44PM
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I’m not sure if My World and Welcome To It, which aired on NBC during the 1969-1970, can be considered a “popular obscurity.” Quite a number of people remembering watching it, and have fond recollections of the show. Following its cancellation it won two Emmy awards, which may have led to some embarrassment at NBC. … Continue Reading →

Bookshelf: TV Tie-In Novelizations

A large portion of my collection of TV tie-in novels consists of novelizations rather than original stories. I’ve reviewed a handful of them over the past year or so, including Planet of the Apes #1 – “Man the Fugitive”, which novelized two episodes of the short-lived 1974 live-action Planet of the Apes series, Man from … Continue Reading →