12 items from 2016
Rolling Stone just issued their list of the 'Top 100 Television Shows of All Time.' The rankings, which came from a survey of actors, writers, critics, and producers, includes all the shows you’d expect like Seinfeld, The Simpsons, The Sopranos. And a bunch of other programs that don’t start with the letter “S.” It’s a pretty comprehensive list and a reminder of how many great shows there have been even before what we’re now calling the Golden Age of television. Like any “top” anything list, there’s controversy. And we’re more than happy to dive into that topic. One thing we didn’t do is re-rank everything. If we did that, we’d be here forever and you wouldn’t want to read any further. So rather than that, we’ve just picked three shows that made the list that shouldn’t have and three replacements to fill those gaps. »
- David Eckstein
As reported by Deadline, character actor John Hostetter—who had a recurring role on Murphy Brown and did voiceover work for a handful of anime films—died last week from “cancer complications.” He was 69.
Born in Brooklyn but raised in Maryland, Hostetter was a stage actor before making the transition to film and TV. His first movie role came in the 1979 Arthur Hiller comedy The In-Laws, and from there he moved onto a whole bunch of minor roles in big shows like CHiPs, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, Remington Steele, Family Ties, and Moonlighting, as well as the occasional movie role in stuff like Into The Night, Heartbreak Ridge, and the Bill Cosby vehicle Leonard Part 6. However, his most recognizable role came in 1988 when he joined the cast of CBS’s Murphy Brown. The show went on to become a big hit for the network, and ...
- Sam Barsanti
It has been said of Jerzy Skolimowski that making films turned him into a nomad. Forced by principle to leave his native Poland after the repressive government shelved his surreal, semi-autobiographical and politically incendiary 1967 film “Hands Up!,” the director moved first to the U.K. and then to the U.S. before finally returning to Poland in the early 2000s.
The journey home also resulted in Skolimowski’s first film in 17 years. After suffering a personal and financial failure with 1991’s “30 Door Key,” the director took time out to explore his talents as a painter. The success of his comeback film, 2008’s “Four Nights With Anna,” encouraged him to return to cinema, and 2010’s “Essential Killing” claimed acting and directing prizes at that year’s Venice Film Festival.
Now 78, Skolimowksi comes to the 2016 festival to collect the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, a celebration of a career that has spanned »
- Damon Wise
Jerry Doyle, the “Babylon 5” actor and founder of the news platform EpicTimes, died as the result of chronic alcoholism, Clark County, Nevada, coroner John Fudenberg told TheWrap on Wednesday. Doyle, who died at age 60 on July 27, died from complications from chronic alcoholism. His manner of death was deemed natural. The actor, whose credits also included “Moonlighting,” NYPD Blue,” “Jag” and “Beverly Hills, 90210,” was found unresponsive in his Las Vegas home on July 27. Also Read: Jerry Doyle, 'Babylon 5' Star and EpicTimes Founder, Dies at 60 In addition to his acting career, Doyle was also the host of a. »
- Tim Kenneally
Lewis had been sick for several years. She passed away at her home in New York.
Lewis played St. Elsewhere‘s Dr. Wade, who started as a naive surgical resident and remained on the series for seven seasons. Her other TV credits include M*A*S*H, Moonlighting and Homicide: Life on the Street.
Babylon 5 ran from 1993 – 1998 and Jerry Doyle starred as one of the show’s most favourite characters Security Officer Michael Garibaldi. He’d also starred in a number of other television programmes including Moonlighting, NYPD Blue and Beverly Hills 90210, and more recently he had hosted his own radio show Jerry Doyle Show which aired on the Talk Radio Network.
This and Bruce Boxleitner has tweeted, “I am so devastated at the news of the untimely death of my good friend @jerrydoyle.”
We at Flickering Myth wish his family and friends the most heartfelt condolences at this most painful time. »
Jerry Doyle, Babylon 5’s security chief Michael Garibaldi, has died.
The actor’s Twitter account posted the news Thursday; the update did not include the cause of death.
— Jerry Doyle (@jerrydoyle) July 28, 2016
TMZ reports that the actor was found unresponsive at his Las Vegas home on Wednesday, and that no foul play is suspected.
“The family of Jerry Doyle is sad to announce Jerry’s passing,” the tweet reads. “The cause of death is unknown at this time.”
Doyle starred in the 1993 TV movie “Babylon 5: The Gathering” as security officer Michael Garibaldi before becoming a staple in the spin-off TV series. “Babylon 5” kicked off in ’94 and ran a total of five seasons before wrapping in ’98. A year later, he starred in another made-for-tv movie as the same character, “Babylon 5: A Call to Arms.”
Doyle scored his first role on the TV series “Moonlighting,” alongside Bruce Willis and went on to receive credits in other series such as “NYPD Blue,” “Jag,” “Sliders,” “Martial Law” and “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Aside from acting, Doyle hosted a syndicated radio talk show, the “Jerry Doyle Show,” on »
- Lamarco McClendon
Even though Moonlighting wasn’t the first show of its type, it’s probably the most famous – and infamous – “will they or won’t they” TV show ever. This is the show that gave the television industry the myth of the Moonlighting curse. The one-hour dramedy starred Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as Maddie Hayes & David Addison and boasts some of the most fun and creative scenes on television. (Granted, the scenes owe much to films of the 1930’s and 40’s.) Moonlighting won both actors Golden Globe awards as best actors in a comedy or musical. It also had a ton of
#8 of the Top 10 “Will They or Won’t They” TV Shows: Moonlighting »
- Joy D'Angelo
If there is a reliable truism that can coexist alongside the American film industry’s dance of death with economically insane budgets that now routinely soar north of $200 million, it is that (most) critics and potential ticket-buyers can be counted on to review bad buzz and publicized woes of dollars and production instead of the actual movie once it finally finds its way to a screen. And it may in fact be true that the drama behind the scenes often outstrips the quality of the wide-screen finished product, though certainly this is not always the case. The reception of big-budget box-office flops like John Carter, The Lone Ranger, Jupiter Ascending and Oliver Stone’s Alexander are but some late examples of our number-crunching obsession with pop culture minutiae and the fascination of a behemoth’s preordained fall. Most who trudged out to see any of these films during their theatrical »
- Dennis Cozzalio
A half dozen characters dropped “Yep, we’re headed for a series finale” bombshells on this week’s The Good Wife, but none landed louder than Alicia Florrick’s barely audible inhalation in the episode’s last second.
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Cary’s quitting —and perhaps heading to parts decidedly more tropical. Eli’s pleading guilty. David Lee’s selling out. Diane’s putting the finishing touches on a power play. Howard Lyman is pulling up his pants. And Peter’s begging for a favor.
But our protagonist, she’s »
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12 items from 2016
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