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Decades Airing Redd Foxx’s The Royal Family February 9th

Diginet Decades will air the short-lived CBS sitcom The Royal Family, starring Redd Foxx and Della Reese, on Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th as part of its Weekend Binge marathon block. The Royal Family debuted on September 18th, 1991. Less than a month later on October 11th, Redd Foxx died of a heart attack. Prior to his death, he had completed seven episodes. CBS stuck with the show and aired the seven episodes with Foxx plus an eighth that dealt with his character’s death, before putting it on hiatus.

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A Year in TV Guide: February 4th, 1989

A Year in TV Guide: 1989 is a year-long project to review all 52 issues of TV Guide magazine published during 1989. Every week, I’ll share my thoughts about the issue of TV Guide published exactly 30 years earlier. My goal is to examine what was written about television three decades ago while highlighting the short-lived and forgotten TV shows on network television during 1989.

Week #5
February 4th, 1989
Vol. 37, No. 5, Issue #1871
Toledo-Lima Edition

On the Cover: Photo montage of upcoming miniseries and specials.

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Follow Television Obscurities on Twitter

Are you following me (@tvobscurities) on Twitter?

If not, you should be. I mostly tweet about short-lived and forgotten television, including the truly obscure TV shows nobody but me cares about. I share my thoughts on the current state of network television in the United States. I also share links to interesting and/or informative articles, blog posts, YouTube videos, and more.

More than 2,400 people seem to think I’m worth following on Twitter. Maybe you will, too. But if you’re not on Twitter, don’t worry. I always post the most important news and updates here at my blog as well.

A Year in TV Guide: January 28th, 1989

A Year in TV Guide: 1989 is a year-long project to review all 52 issues of TV Guide magazine published during 1989. Every week, I’ll share my thoughts about the issue of TV Guide published exactly 30 years earlier. My goal is to examine what was written about television three decades ago while highlighting the short-lived and forgotten TV shows on network television during 1989.

Week #4
January 28th, 1989
Vol. 37, No. 4, Issue #1870
Toledo-Lima Edition

On the Cover: John Goodman and Roseanne Barr, by Richard Stark

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