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Feature Carley Tauchert 13 Feb 2014 - 07:00
Now that it's finally coming to DVD, Carley continues her classic kids' TV look back with The Wonder Years...
“Things never turn out exactly the way you planned. I know they didn't with me. Still, like my father used to say, 'Traffic's traffic, you go where life takes you' and growing up happens in a heartbeat… And the thing is, after all these years I still look back in wonder.”
1988 saw the first Bush (George H. W to be precise) take power in America, three of the top ten movies of the year were laugh out loud comedies (Coming to America, Twins and The Naked Gun) and Roger Rabbit was being framed by a pretty scary Judge Doom.
Right at the beginning of the year ABC piloted a new series that would not only capture the hearts of the American viewing public »
The show centres around the main players caught in a geo-political crisis. Tim Robbins plays the Us Secretary of State, Walter Hollander, who has little patience for war-mongers, while Jack Black plays Alex Coppins – a Foreign Service Officer dealing with the crisis in the field. A third main role – that of a Navy fighter pilot – has yet to be cast, although the wider cast list includes Aasif Mandvi and Meera Syal. The pilot was written by brothers Roberto and Kim Benabib – Roberto having previously worked on Ally McBeal and Weeds. Both will also serve as executive producers, alongside stars Black and Robbins, Jerry Weintraub (Behind The Candelabra) and Jay Roach (The Austin Powers franchise, The Campaign), who also directed the pilot. »
- Sarah Myles
NBC may have cancelled Sean Saves the World but it is already working on another Glbt-inclusive program. The network is developing a comedy from out 2 Broke Girls writer Liz Feldman called One Big Happy. The series is about a lesbian and her straight male best friend who decide to have a baby together, only to have things complicated when he meets the love of his life. The project is co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres.
NBC has also ordered a comedy pilot that teams up Happy Endings creator David Caspe with his fiance Casey Wilson (who played Penny). Marry Me follows a couple who have been together for a long time but are surprised to see their relationship dynamic change after getting engaged.
- Lyle Masaki
As pop-culture obsessives and children of the 1990s mourn the passing of James Avery, aka Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, it's important to remember that Avery was the soul of another iconic '90s character. He was the voice of Shredder on the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, and we can never, ever forget that. Avery should have won The Sixth Man award for '80s television (an award we just made up). He guested on a wide swath of the decade's most iconic TV shows, including Webster, The Dukes of Hazzard, St. Elsewhere, Moonlighting, L.A. Law, »
- Alex Heigl
4 items from 2014
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