DVD Tuesday: The Streets of San Francisco

Every Tuesday I take a look at obscure and/or classic television programs, specials, miniseries or made-for-TV movies being released on DVD or Blu-ray. 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 … Continue Reading →

UCLA to Screen Alternate Version of The New People Pilot Episode

The UCLA Film & Television Archive is in the middle of a Rod Serling retrospective titled “Rod Serling: Other Dimensions.” A web page for the retrospective can be found here while a Los Angeles Times article about the retrospective can be found here. It began in late July and will continue through mid-September. Screenings have … Continue Reading →

Update: 2012-2013 Fall Preview Specials

Frequent commenter DuMont has provided additional information on the FOX fall preview special as well as the CBS and The CW specials that I was unaware of. Here are the full details on all the specials: ABC – “The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special” This special will be hosted by Mario Batali, Michael … Continue Reading →

DVD Tuesday: Perry Mason

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 →

News

Phyllis Diller (1917-2012)

Comedienne Phyllis Diller, who didn’t start her show biz career until she was in her mid-30s, passed away today at the age of 95. Her comic image, which included outrageous outfits, a shocking wig and an omnipresent cigarette holder, together with her self-deprecating humor, made her a hugely popular stand-up comic. But she was unable … Continue Reading →

William Windom (1923-2012)

Actor William Windom, who won a 1970 Emmy Award for My World and Welcome to It, which the network cancelled due to low ratings despite critical acclaim, passed away on Thursday (August 16th) at the age of 88. It is difficult to say what role was his most famous one. Aside from My World and … Continue Reading →

2012-2013 Fall Preview Specials

It’s that time again. The 2012-2013 television season begins in just over a month (on Monday, September 24th) and that means fall preview specials for various networks will be shown on local stations and, in at least one case, nationally over the next few weeks. As of this writing ABC and NBC have officially announced … Continue Reading →