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12 Great Guilty-Pleasure, Buried-Treasure TV Shows

9 hours ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

There are shows that have been justly lauded as the best the medium has to offer. And then there are those series that have been unjustly obscured by history ... for the moment. Some are cult faves that never crossed over; others were short-lived hits that didn’t get kissed by the rerun gods. And some were just plain trash. But as Oscar the Grouch used to sing, we love trash — anything dirty or dingy or dusty. Here are a dozen shows that didn't make our "100 Greatest TV Shows" list but damn, »

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Fine fine fine? Reviewing every episode of 'Transparent' season 3

26 September 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

On Friday, Amazon released all 10 episodes of Transparent season 3, and I have some general thoughts on the year, followed by a mini-reviews of each episode, coming up just as soon as I say I'm the strip club's It person... As I alluded to in the introduction to my interview with the always-candid Gaby Hoffmann, I found that season 3 worked more in individual moments — or at times for entire episodes — than it did as a season of TV. The character arcs frequently felt like they were jumping from Point A to Point D without worrying about B or C, even though it wasn't structurally all that different from the previous seasons. Great performances, great scenes, and slightly more self-awareness from the Pfeffermans — Maura and Shelly, at least, and maybe Ali — but something was a bit lacking compared to the show's previous heights. Let's go episode-by-episode, and I'll do my best not »

- Alan Sepinwall

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The year rookie cop series Hill Street Blues hijacked the Emmys

17 September 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The gritty show was collapsing in the ratings and the cast were despondent – but one night in 1981 at America’s TV awards show changed everything

The 1981 Emmy awards opened with a horrifyingly cheesy musical number called One Big Happy Family sung by the casts of 16 shows, including CHiPs, Happy Days and The Love Boat. That family excluded a rookie cop series but its big, rowdy cast would hijack the evening, hooting and hollering as the low-rated drama captured a record eight awards on the strength of its unsurpassed 21 nominations. While most Emmy awards telecasts are as instantly forgettable as that opening number, the showing by Hill Street Blues that night helped reshape television history.

Right from the swirling, chaotic opening scene of its pilot, Hill Street Blues was a show apart. “Michael Kozoll and I just didn’t want to do a typical cop show,” recalls co-creator Steven Bochco.

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- Stuart Miller

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Great Job, Internet!: Horror fiends get a tease of the ultimate episode of The Love Boat

27 August 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Love Boat ran for 10 years, from 1977 to 1987, and yet in all of that time it never once hosted a xenomorph or rotted corpse as a guest star. Well, thanks to YouTube user Rijir, that has been retroactively remedied with this opening credits sequence that includes some favorites from horror films making an appearance as guest stars and as the crew of the Pacific Princess. It’s a veritable who’s who of horror that Fangoria readers will gush over as they explode onto the cathode ray television.

From Bruce Campbell’s doomed hero Ash of The Evil Dead series, to The Fly’s horrible mutant Brundlefly, Rijir goes with some well known characters as well as more obscure ones (always nice to see The Return Of The Living Dead’s “Tarman” get a shout out). It’s fun to imagine the festival of frights that would ...

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- Rob Dean

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'Love Boat' parody imagines a murderous high seas adventure

25 August 2016 11:52 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

There are no shortage of parodies floating around on YouTube. Some are funny, others, let’s just say those people should keep their day jobs. We’ve since come across one that’s not only a good laugh, but we’d actually like to see it come to fruition. The Love Boat was one of the great shows in the history of television. Where else could a bunch of D-list celebs fall in love, fall out of love and then fall back in love within an hour (less commercial interruptions)? With this parody, however, they take the show and turn it on its head. No longer is there Gene Rayburn, Jamie Farr or Charo, but it’s a cast of murderous fiends from great horror movies of yore.   The video features ne'er-do-wells from Alien, Motel Hell and Salem’s Lot among others. The biggest laugh comes when you find out who the chief engineer is. »

- David Eckstein

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10 Performances That Prove Tom Hanks Is The Greatest Actor Of His Generation

1 August 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There are very few actors working in Hollywood today that have the ability to do literally anything. Most become synonymous with a particular genre, and coast along in their comfort zone. Some occasionally dip into new material, but soon retreat to the familiar. Then there’s two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks.

As a performer, Hanks has successfully hopped between comedy, drama, thriller, and sci-fi; he’s skipped between time periods, and has played multiple roles in the same movie. In his 36 year career, he has reached the status of ‘Go-to true story lead’ – which means that we can hardly imagine any biopic or cinematic rendering of heroism or drama, without Hanks in the notable role. Of course, Tom Hanks is the man to play Jim Lovell – stoically leading an ill-fated mission to the moon. But, he’s also the man to play the alcoholic, womanizing Texas congressman Charlie Wilson – manipulating U. »

- Sarah Myles

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Beth Howland, Who Played Vera on Sitcom ‘Alice,’ Dies at 74

25 May 2016 12:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beth Howland, who was best known for playing Vera, a flighty waitress, on the ’70s and ’80s sitcom “Alice,” died in Santa Monica. She was 74.

Her husband, actor Charles Kimbrough, confirmed her death to the Associated Press, revealing that the actress died from lung cancer on Dec. 31. He said Howland did not want a service, funeral or memorial.

Howland began her career at 16 when she landed a role on Dick Van Dyke’s “Bye Bye Birdie.” The Boston native caught the eye of CBS when she starred in a stage production of “Company” in the ’70s. CBS then flew her to Hollywood for a small role on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”

She later booked small roles on “The Love Boat” and “Little House on the Prairie” before she landed on “Alice,” based on the Martin Scorsese film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” as ditzy waitress Vera Louise Gorman. »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

25 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Alice Star Beth Howland Dead at 74

25 May 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beth Howland, who played the accident-prone waitress Vera Gorman on the '70s and '80s sitcom Alice, has died at the age of 74. Howland died on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, California, after a battle with lung cancer, husband Charles Kimbrough told the New York Times, noting that his wife did not want a memorial or funeral service. "It was the Boston side of her personality coming out," Kimbrough said. "She didn't want to make a fuss."He echoed the statement to the Associated Press, telling the news outlet that having no announcement or funeral was Howland's choice. Although Howland »

- Char Adams, @CiCiAdams_

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Mister Ed Star Alan Young Dead at 96

20 May 2016 5:26 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Comedic actor Alan Young, who for six seasons starred opposite a talking horse in the classic ’60s sitcom Mister Ed, died Tuesday of natural causes. He was 96.

On Mister Ed, which ran on CBS from 1961-1966, Young portrayed architect Wilbur Post. Prior to that he was best known for headlining CBS’ The Alan Young Show, which netted him a Best Actor Emmy.

His other TV credits included guest appearances on The Love Boat, Murder She Wrote, St. Elsewhere, Party of Five and ER. On the big screen, he co-starred in such films as Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, Tom Thumb, The Time Machine »

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Alan Young, ‘Mister Ed’ Star, Dies at 96

20 May 2016 2:51 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alan Young, who gamely played straight man to a talking horse for five years in classic sitcom “Mr. Ed,” died Thursday at the Motion Picture and Television Home in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was 96.

On the series, which ran from 1961-66 on CBS, Young played architect Wilbur Post, who was married to Carol (played by Connie Hines, who died in 2009) and kept a horse, Mr. Ed, in their suburban stable. Mr. Ed, voiced by Allan “Rocky” Lane, would speak only to Wilbur, but given Mr. Ed’s rather outlandish personality and the superbly mild affect of Young’s Wilbur, just who owned whom could occasionally be a matter of debate.

Young also voiced Scrooge McDuck and numerous other animated characters, as well as guesting on dozens of TV shows.

In 2005 “Mr. Ed” won a TV Land Award for most heart-warming pet-owner interaction. Young also directed four episodes of “Mr. Ed. »

- Carmel Dagan

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It Came From The Tube: Dark Night Of The Scarecrow

8 May 2016 11:14 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

TV is usually the first portal for horror when you’re a kid. At least it was for me; pre internet horror was found either: a) at the movies, b) in comic books, or c) the idiot box. And before we were allowed to see big screen horror, TV scratched that itch. Saturday mornings had Scooby Doo, The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, and various other shows, animated or not, to quench our growing curiosity for the weird, creepy, and unusual. But if we were lucky enough to be able to watch after 9 pm, things got much more interesting.

Terrifying stories of miniature monsters, witchcraft, Satanism, and creepy cults awaited our bloodshot eyes. TV was absolutely inundated with horror, channels dripping with malicious behavior in the form of weekly shows or made for TV movies. Of course, the networks (the big – and only – three: ABC, NBC, and CBS) back then had »

- Scott Drebit

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Fear the Walking Dead Premiere: Was It Seaworthy or Undead in the Water?

10 April 2016 7:01 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

After the heart-stopping conclusion of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season finale last week, the second season premiere of Fear the Walking Dead might have felt like an episode of The Love Boat by comparison.

RelatedWalking Dead‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Scott Gimple Break Down Negan’s ‘Unbelievably Emotional’ Entrance

However, it was anything but smooth sailing for enigmatic Strand and the uncomfortably blended families beating a hasty retreat from Los Angeles aboard his yacht, the Abigail. So, before you drop anchor in the comments section, let’s review the highlights, shall we?

Anchors Aweigh | Shortly after “Monster »

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'Dream Come True': Caitlyn Jenner to Guest Star in Transparent

4 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Caitlyn Jenner: Olympian, reality star, advocate and ... actress? It seems so! The I Am Cait star will appear on the third season of Amazon's Transparent, the show's creator Jill Soloway confirmed to the Associated Press. Soloway told the AP that Jenner will begin filming her scenes for the show as an undisclosed character next week, and called the casting a "dream come true." "We are all part of the same community. A lot of the transwomen who work on our show are also in her show, I am Cait," Soloway explained of Jenner's appearance. "Lots of crossover. Lots of friends. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Caitlyn Jenner to Appear on Transparent

3 April 2016 3:50 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Caitlyn Jenner is heading to Transparent. The 66-year-old star of the E! docu-series I Am Cait will appear on the upcoming third season of the Amazon comedy series. Showrunner Jill Soloway, 50, revealed the news at the 2016 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, according to multiple reports. Jenner has not commented. This will mark the Olympian and reality star's first scripted acting role in two years. In the '80s, she appeared on episodes of shows such as The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and The Fall Guy and played Officer Steve McLeish on CHiPs. There has been some Transparent-I Am Cait crossover: Transparent star and co-producer Zackary »

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‘Benson’ Star James Noble Dies at 94

29 March 2016 7:12 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

James Noble, best known for his role as Governor Eugene Gatling on “Benson,” died on Monday in Connecticut, The New York Times reports. He was 94.

The actor died at Norwalk Hospital after suffering a stroke.

Noble — born in Dallas, Texas, on March 5, 1922 — began his stage career in the 1949 Broadway production of “The Velvet Glove.” The actor went on to play John Hancock in the musical “1776” and portrayed Reverend John Witherspoon in its 1972 movie adaptation.

Noble played absent-minded Gov. Gatling for seven seasons on the hit 1980s ABC sitcom “Benson,” which focused on his character’s relationship with Robert Guillaume’s Benson DuBois.

His TV credits also included episodes of “The Love Boat,” “Perfect Strangers,” “Law & Order,” and the soap operas “One Life to Live,” “Another World,” “The Brighter Day,” “As the World Turns,” “The Doctors” and “A World Apart.” He also appeared in the films “One Summer Love” (1976), “10” (1979), “Promises in the Dark »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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'Benson' Star James Noble Dead at 94

29 March 2016 6:50 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Actor James Noble, best known for playing Gov. Eugene Gatling on the sitcom "Benson," died Monday after suffering a stroke. He was 94.

Noble was born in 1922 in Dallas, and began his television career in soap operas, including "As the World Turns" and "One Life to Live." Noble was also a veteran of the stage, and starred in a 1949 Broadway production of "The Velvet Glove." He played John Hancock in the musical "1776," as well as its film adaptation.

On "Benson," he portrayed the scatterbrained Governor Eugene Gatling, who had a tendency to tell wacky stories to the chagrin of Robert Guillaume's Benson DuBois.

Other TV credits include "The Love Boat," "Starsky and Hutch," "Perfect Strangers," and "Law and Order."

Noble was married to actress Carolyn Coates until her death in 2005. He is survived by a daughter, Jessica.

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- Kelly Woo

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Benson's James Noble Dead at 94

29 March 2016 5:01 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

James Noble, best known for his role as Benson‘s Governor Eugene Gatling, died on Monday, The New York Times reports. He was 94.

The stage and screen actor passed away at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut after suffering a stroke.

Prior to his time on the long-running ABC sitcom, Noble was known for his work on Broadway, including a 1949 staging of The Velvet Glove and a later production of 1776 (which was adapted for film in 1972). His TV credits also included episodes of The Love Boat, Perfect Strangers, Law & Order and the soap operas One Life to Live and Another World.

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Doris Day Is Turning 92: How the Enduring Hollywood Legend Plans to Quietly Celebrate Her Big Birthday

27 March 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While her upcoming 92nd birthday on April 3 is a cause for celebration for her many fans, screen and song legend Doris Day plans to spend the day quietly surrounded by a few close friends and her beloved pets at her longtime home in Carmel, California. In her honor, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has organized a celebration called "Doris and Me" on April 2 at the Cypress Inn in Carmel. Although Day surprised friends and fans two years ago by unexpectedly attending her 90th birthday party, her first public appearance in nearly two decades, it's unlikely she'll attend this year. The »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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Doris Day Is Turning 92: How the Enduring Hollywood Legend Plans to Quietly Celebrate Her Big Birthday

27 March 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

While her upcoming 92nd birthday on April 3 is a cause for celebration for her many fans, screen and song legend Doris Day plans to spend the day quietly surrounded by a few close friends and her beloved pets at her longtime home in Carmel, California. In her honor, the Doris Day Animal Foundation has organized a celebration called "Doris and Me" on April 2 at the Cypress Inn in Carmel. Although Day surprised friends and fans two years ago by unexpectedly attending her 90th birthday party, her first public appearance in nearly two decades, it's unlikely she'll attend this year. The »

- Liz McNeil, @lizmcneil

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