Your Show Time: The Potential of Television

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Your Show Time was an anthology drama series that was unfortunately quite short-lived. It didn’t even run for a whole year, beginning in January 1949 and only lasting until July. The show was aired on NBC and had 30-minute episodes, all of which were dramatized stories based on the works of known … Read more

ABC Television Players: A Show With No Recordings

An old-fashioned TV set with dials

With so many technological advancements in the past couple of decades, our television experience has also evolved. Many millennials and the generations before them still remember watching their favorite shows on a regular TV set that was more like a box than anything else. While these sets might be more inconvenient and … Read more

Biography of Anthony LaPaglia

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Anthony LaPaglia (pronounced as La-Pay-Lee-Ah) is an award-winning Australian-American actor. He is mostly seen as playing cops or crooks in movies and series, but he has proved himself to be a versatile part of the American industry. His prolific performances on television and in films have earned him an Emmy and a … Read more

Biography of Dan Butler

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Dan Butler, who goes by the full name of Daniel Eugene Butler, is a well-known American actor and playwright. He is famed for his successful role as Bob “Bulldog” Briscoe in the famous television sitcom Frasier. Among his other significant achievements is Art in Roseanne (1991-1992) and as the voice-over of Mr. … Read more

Stand By for Crime: The Show With Many Firsts

The main characters of Stand By for Crime

Stand By for Crime was a television show that might seem fairly stereotypical now. However, back in the day when it was first aired, this show actually made a lot of firsts. That’s right: this black-and-white television series was known for many things, including being the first-ever TV show to be transmitted … Read more

The Lone Ranger: An Enjoyable Classic With Predictable Stereotypes

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When we research the earliest television shows and series, especially the popular and successful ones, The Lone Ranger is probably among the first names that pop up. This show was aired on ABC, beginning in 1949 and wrapping up in 1957. It was a Western-themed drama series that might still have an … Read more

Biography of Marsha Mason

Marsha Mason in 2018

Marsha Mason is an American actress and director who was immensely popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s Hollywood era. She has several accolades to her name, including four-time Academy Award nominations for best actress. Marsha is famous for her charming personality that could be seen throughout her acting career despite the characters … Read more

Biography of John Mahoney

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Charles John Mahoney was born in Blackpool, the United Kingdom, on June 20th, 1940. He was a brilliant American actor who died three years ago on February 4th. He won several awards for his performances, including the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2000 for his portrayal of Martin Crane on the sitcom … Read more

How Has Sesame Street Changed the World?

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Sesame Street premiered on November 10, 1969, on PBS to positive reviews and high ratings. While it has attracted some controversy, the impact is overall positive: it is this show where kids learned ABCs, 123s, different shapes, and colors. It is where kids were introduced to Jim Henson’s wonderful Muppet characters like … Read more

Most Popular Old Late Night TV Shows

Television host Jon Stewart interviewing Admiral Michael Mullen

Late-night talk shows were started in the early 1940s. The earlier television show included ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ mainly known as ‘Toast of the Town,’ which aired from 1948 to 1971 on CBS on Sunday nights. Another show name ‘Texaco Star Theater’ hosted by Milton Berle, aired on radio from 1938 to … Read more

What is Cabot Cove Syndrome?

Screenshot from the opening sequence of TV series Murder, She Wrote

The term “Cabot Cove Syndrome” was used in an American crime drama series, “Murder, She Wrote.” “Cabot Cove Syndrome” is described as the constant emergence and appearance of dead bodies in small and large amounts in secluded spots and remote places, and it is a fictional syndrome. This term “Cabot Cove Syndrome” … Read more

Fun Facts About The Dean Martin Show

Dean Martin hosted ‘The Dean Martin Show’ the way he wanted it to be. He did not like to read scripts nor attend rehearsals

‘The Dean Martin Show’ was a hit TV variety-comedy series that aired on NBC from 1965- 1974 for a total of 264 episodes. The famous singer and comedian Dean Martin hosted this show, which was known and loved for its uniqueness. Just what made it so unique? This was probably due to … Read more

Fun Facts About ‘Family Affair’

The show’s main cast (from top): Mr. Giles French (Sebastian Cabot), Jody (Johnny Whitaker), Bill Davis (Brian Keith), Cissy (Kathy Garver), Buffy (Anissa Jones)

Don Fedderson and Edmund Hartman created and produced ‘Family Affair’ in 1966. The sitcom was mostly about the struggles of William ‘Bill’ Davis and his friend-butler Giles French. The two were at the height of their professional career when their world suddenly turned upside down. This was after Bill’s brother Bob and … Read more

Introduction to Your Show of Shows

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Your Show of Shows was a popular variety show that aired on NBC from February 25, 1950, to June 5, 1954. The show starred Imogene Coca and Sid Caesar, two of the most iconic television personalities in the 1950s. Your Show of Shows was so well-received by audiences and critics that TV … Read more

Introduction to The Invaders

Roy Thinnes as David Vincent alongside a minor character played by Lee Farr

The Invaders is a science fiction television show produced by Quinn Martin and aired on ABC from 1967 to 1968. The show became popular not only in the United States but also in other countries through syndication because of its focused and thrilling plot that kept audiences on their toes for every … Read more

Fun Facts About The Doris Day Show

Despite all the problems that she encountered, Doris remained optimistic in life. She chose to be happy, not merely for herself, but for her loved ones

A ‘wholesome’ sitcom paired with a chart-topping introduction song- this describes the Doris Day Show! Unlike other sitcoms, the Doris Day Show always remained extra sensitive to its audience. This sets it apart from many other sitcoms, which used language that might not be suitable for young audiences–all in order to bring … Read more

Fun Facts About Petticoat Junction

The Petticoat Junction’s powerful cast made the sitcom tops the rating charts for seven years

Petticoat Junction is one of the best situation comedy (sitcom) shows aired in the early 60s. American screenwriter and producer Paul Henning created this sitcom. The Petticoat Junction’s storyline mainly focused on the Bradley family, who owns the Shady Rest Hotel. Kate Bradley is the proprietor of the hotel. Her three daughters, … Read more

Introduction to Gilligan’s Island

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Gilligan’s Island is an American TV sitcom that aired for three seasons in the CBS network from September 1964 to April 1967. The sitcom was produced and created by Sherwood Schwartz, and it had an ensemble cast that featured Tina Louise, Alan Hale Jr., Bob Denver, Natalie Schafer, Jim Backus, and Dawn … Read more

The Top Western TV Shows of All Time

The Top Western TV Shows of All Time

The Western genre is America’s most unique contribution to the entertainment world. Not only is it a movie staple, but it is also a staple of television for decades. During the early days of television, it was the Westerns, which became one of the first programs to gain widespread popularity. Here in … Read more

The History of That Classic Show Lost in Space

Lost in Space cast

The 1960s is a great and fascinating decade for early sci-fi television shows, which have now become camp favorites and cult classics. One of them is Lost in Space, which was originally broadcast on CBS from 1965 to 1968. Lost in Space is about a pioneering family, the Robinsons, who get stranded … Read more

Classic Pizza Scenes in Movies and TV

Classic Pizza Scenes in Movies and TV

Let’s face it, pizza is a food that is always there for us may it be a late-night snack, dinner, lunch, and it’s also great as a leftover breakfast food. Aside from that, it is also an ideal food for parties and get-togethers. In short, pizza is one of the best things … Read more

History of the Mickey Mouse Club

For the children born in the 60s, 70s, and 90s, the TV show called “The Mickey Mouse Club” has been an important part of their childhood. The variety show began airing in 1955, and because of the growing popularity of technology and the internet amongst children and teenagers, The Mickey Mouse Club … Read more

Classic TV Commercials

In July 1941, the first television commercial aired. A watch company named Bulova decided to purchase and air the world’s first TV advertisement. The said commercial ran for about ten seconds, and it was broadcasted before a Brooklyn Dodgers game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Reports say that the ad only costs around … Read more

What Were the First Television Shows?

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Most early and classic televisions shows were broadcasted live and never recorded. Shows such as news, variety shows, old dramas, and comedy series. Which is why most of them are never stored properly and completely forgotten. But today, with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other countless other streaming services just one click … Read more

TV Shows That are Long Lost

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It took some time for TV stations and studios to learn how to preserve the television shows that they produced. Before the idea of filming television shows on film, studios and networks broadcasted their shows live or using low-quality kinescopes. This meant that a lot of early shows that were televised live … Read more

Interesting Facts about Dawson’s Creek

The main cast of Dawson’s Creek sitting on the ground

Teenagers found a new obsession in the form of a fantastic teen show, when Dawson’s Creek made its debut on January 20, 1998. Kevin Williamson created this series, which was centered on a group of best buddies, living in the picturesque, fictional town of Capseside, Massachusetts. The series ran for six seasons … Read more

Interesting Facts about Star Trek: The Next Generation

Logo from the television program Star Trek The Next Generation

Star Trek: The Next Generation was premiered in 1987 – it was a low-budget sci-fi show that disappointed the fans of Star Trek: The Original Series, more than it excited them, in the beginning. The series included seven seasons, won 20 primetime Emmys and introduced Professor X, Patrick Stewart, in the American … Read more

Interesting Facts about Homicide: Life on the Street

A Promotional photo of the cast of Homicide Life on the Street

Homicide: Life On the Street, a classic TV show known for its suspense, drama, and action was premiered in 1993 on NBC. This fantastic TV show was so full of thrills that many times viewers were left at the edge of their seats because of the mystery and action. Fans of this … Read more

The Fascinating History of Mr. Rogers

A Photograph of Mister Rogers in the late 1960s

Fred Rogers, as known as Mr. Rogers, was an innovator of children’s television who remains an icon of kindness for ages. His down-to-earth manners and polite nature taught a generation of kids the real value of kindness. In this article, we will talk about the fascinating history of Mr. Rogers in terms … Read more

The Top TV Moms of All Time

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Mothers are an important part of our lives, whether they’re biological, adopted, or simply filling that role in some capacity. In fact, many other motherly figures we’ve probably experienced in our lives might not even be real people, but characters on a popular TV show. If you’re looking for a Freeview or Satellite … Read more