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ON THIS DAY Summer variety hour “The Steve Allen Show” premiered on CBS in 1967.The cast included Jayne Meadows, Louise Nye, Ruth Buzzi and John Byner…Kooky talent show “The Gong Show,” hosted by Chuck Barris, debuted on NBC in daytime in 1976. It also aired in first-run syndication (from 1976 to 1980) and was revived in the 1988-89 season. The current revival on ABC will be returning this summer…”Michael Nesmith in Television […]

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 ON THIS DAY NBC’s “Tomorrow Coast to Coast” aired one of the most famous interviews of host Tom Snyder’s career: his sit-down with Charles Manson in 1981, who was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the 1969 murders of nine people…Celebrity Birthdays: “The Waltons” star Richard Thomas is 66; “Home Improvement” star Tim Allen is 64; “The Breakfast Club” star Ally Sheedy is 55; The Olsen twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley, turn 31; […]

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018 ON THIS DAY NBC sitcom “Mister Peepers,” starring Wally Cox, Marion Lorne and Tony Randall, concluded after three seasons in 1955…ABC game show “Make Me Laugh,“ hosted by Robert Q. Lewis, ended in 1958. Bobby Van hosted a syndicated revival during the 1979 to 1980 season, while Ken Ober hosted a 1997 version on Comedy Central (replaced in the second season by Mark Cohen)…CBS sitcom “Doctor, Doctor,“ starring Mark Frewer, […]

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  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 ON THIS DAY Live 90-minute variety series “Your Show of Shows,” featuring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, concluded its five season run on NBC in 1954…Two other classic series ended: “The Milton Berle Show” on NBC in 1956 and “The George Gobel Show” on CBS in 1960…ABC presented its first broadcast of the Indianapolis 500 in 1965. The telecast, anchored by Charlie Brockman, was part […]

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  Friday, June 1, 2018 ON THIS DAY CBS sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” concluded its five season run in 1966. In the series finale, Rob (Dick Van Dyke) finished the manuscript for his book, triggering flashbacks to memorable events in the Petries’ lives in clips of earlier moments….Conan O’Brien began his ill-fated hosting chores on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in 2009. […]

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  Thursday, May 31, 2018 Opinion: Maybe ABC Does Not Have to Cancel “Roseanne” After All –  Click here ON THIS DAY The final episode of short-lived comedy/interview series “Tell It to Groucho” aired on CBS in 1962 with comedian Groucho Marx. It was the successor Groucho’s more successful “You Bet Your Life”…Classic NBC comedy“Seinfeld,” starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuted as a regularly scheduled series in 1990…NBC’s “Night Court” concluded […]

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  Wednesday, May 30, 2018 ON THIS DAY ABC’s “Nightline,“ anchored by Ted Koppel, expanded from four to five nights per week in 1981…HBO debuted the telefilm “Something the Lord Made” in 2004, which starred Alan Rickman and Mos Def…In 2012, three-part History Channel miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys,“ based on the infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud, concluded…Celebrity Birthdays: Singer Idina Menzel is 47; former “America’s Got Talent” judge CeeLo Green is […]

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      Maybe ABC Does Not Have to Cancel ‘Roseanne’ After All From CampaignUS: Unless you are living under a rock, you already know that ABC pulled the plug on its mega-successful sitcom reboot of “Roseanne” after some politically charged and racist tweets by the star. Bravo to Walt Disney Co. and Channing Dungey, the […]

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