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4 items from 2010

Newhart: The Memorable Series Finale Aired 20 Years Ago, Watch the Reunion

21 May 2010 12:02 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's hard to believe that it's been 20 years since Bob Hartley (Bob Newhart) woke up next to his wife Emily (Suzanne Pleshette) after a really strange dream. This was of course the conclusion of Newhart's second very successful sitcom, Newhart. TV Guide called it the most unexpected moment in TV history. You can watch it here.

Newhart revolves around "how-to" author Dick Loudon (Newhart) and his wife Joanna (Mary Frann) after they move to a small town in Vermont to run a historic inn. The strange locals include heiress and maid Stephanie Vanderkellen (Julia Duffy), handyman George Utley (Tom Poston), TV producer Michael Harris (Peter Scolari) and three strange woodsmen brothers named Larry, Darryl and Darryl (William Sanderson, Tony Papenfuss, and John Voldstad).

Newhart's wife, Ginny, came up with the idea for the memorable series finale and Pleshette was only too happy to »


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Boris Karloff Fans Rejoice! Image Entertainment is Finally Bringing Home Thriller!

14 May 2010 5:20 PM, PDT | | See recent Dread Central news »

Now this is the way we love to end a Friday. Fans of Boris Karloff and classic horror television shows have long sought after the series "Thriller". It was available on VHS way back when and of course almost every bootlegger has peddled a copy online at one point or another, but now thanks to Image Entertainment the wait and the search are officially over!

From the Press Release

For two seasons and over sixty episodes, horror icon Boris Karloff invited television audiences to enjoy captivating tales of suspense, murder, and relentless terror as host of the 1960s anthology series “Thriller.” Featuring stories from such master storytellers as Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Bloch, Cornell Woolrich and starring a galaxy of classic television stars from the 1960s and 1970s, “Thriller” was dubbed by Stephen King as “the best horror series ever put on TV.”

Now, Image Entertainment proudly announces a tribute »

- Uncle Creepy

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George & Leo: 19 Cameos from Past Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch Sitcoms!

21 April 2010 8:18 AM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Bob Newhart and Judd Hirsch are two of the most enduring and recognizable stars in TV history. Between them, they've had five very successful series (The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, Taxi, Dear John, and Numb3rs).

Back in 1997, they teamed up for a CBS sitcom called George & Leo with Jason Bateman, Bess Meyer, Darryl Thierse, and Robyn Lively.

The series barely lasted a season but one episode featured cameos by 19 actors from previous Newhart and Hirsch shows -- Peter Bonerz, Oliver Clark, Bill Daily, John Fiedler, Jack Riley, and Marcia Wallace from The Bob Newhart Show; Billie Bird, Jane Carr, Harry Groener, and Tom Willett from Dear John; Julia Duffy, Tony Papenfuss, Tom Poston, William Sanderson, Peter Scolari, Todd Susman, and John Voldstad from Newhart; and Jeff Conaway and Marilu Henner from Taxi.

The eighth episode of George & Leo, »


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Talent agent Jeannine Cosden dies

23 February 2010 10:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Jeannine Cosden, an actress turned talent agent, died Jan. 1 in Ojai, Calif., after suffering a stroke on Christmas Eve. She was 79.

As Jeannine Ann Cole, she performed onstage with Efrem Zimbalist Jr. in "The Pleasure of His Company," Bob Cummings in "The Marriage Go Round," Ken Berry and Ed Ames in "I Do, I Do," "California Suite" with Tom Poston, "The Max Factor" with Cesar Romero and "Showboat" with Forrest Tucker.

She also appeared in the 1985 Robert Altman film "O.C. and Stiggs."

After acting, Cosden joined her husband, talent agent Robert Cosden, as co-owner of the Cosden Agency in Los Angeles, and expanded their theater clientele to include film and television. The firm represented two-time Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou.

Shortly after moving to Ojai in 2000, the Chicago native opened Cole Management and specialized in guiding the careers of young actors. Clients included "Hannah Montana" regular Jason Earles.

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