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It Came From The Tube: The Haunted (1991)

27 November 2016 10:14 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Like many folk, I knew nothing of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren until James Wan’s theatrical release The Conjuring (2013). So as I scoured the TV graveyard to unearth another relic from yesteryear, I came across 1991’s The Haunted – an account of the terrifying (and long) haunting that beset the Smurl family from the mid 70s to the late 80s, and one in which the Warrens helped out. And while it doesn’t quite reach the heights of Wan’s modern classic, it is nevertheless a satisfying addition to the Warren legacy, and a great showcase for Sally Kirkland as the besieged Smurl matriarch.

Originally broadcast on the Fox network on Monday, May the 6th, 1991, The Haunted had tough competition: ABC had MacGyver/ABC Monday Night Movie, CBS aired Evening Shade/Major Dad/Murphy Brown/Designing Women, and NBC had Fresh Prince/Blossom/NBC Monday Night at the Movies. »

- Scott Drebit

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Mel B Offers Hefty Reward to Catch Thief Who Allegedly Broke into Car: ‘I Want This Guy Caught’

26 November 2016 1:41 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don’t mess with a Spice Girl!

British girl group singer Mel B is offering a $5,000 reward to anyone who will help her catch the “scumbag,” “a——” thief who allegedly broke into her car outside of her Beverly Hills home Friday morning.

The 41-year-old America’s Got Talent judge posted two surveillance videos of the alleged robbery to Instagram. They show a man breaking the back window of her car as it sits parked outside her California home, and removing two suitcases from the vehicle.

The incident occurred around 5:42 a.m. local time, she said. It’s unclear whether »

- Dave Quinn

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Gilmore Girls: Who Played Emily's Maid Berta? (Hint: It's Someone You Know)

26 November 2016 5:49 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Warning: This post contains spoilers about a certain character in Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. Don’t read on if you don’t want to know.

One of the most shocking revelations contained within Netflix’s Gilmore Girls revival: Emily Gilmore actually found a maid she likes!

RelatedGilmore Girls: A Year in the Life: What Did You Think of the Final Four Words?

On the original series, Emily ran through maids faster than Murphy Brown ran through secretaries. But in A Year in the Life, she keeps the cheerful, ever-smiling Berta in her employ »

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Diane English, Norman Lear And Frank Rich Discuss The “Orange Elephant In The Room” — USC Comedy Festival

29 October 2016 9:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Tonight, as part of the USC Comedy Festival, a trio of politically conscious TV legends — Murphy Brown creator Diane English, All in the Family creator Norman Lear, and Veep Ep Frank Rich — sat down for a conversation on the subject of comedy and the political discourse, moderated by All the Way director and USC alum Jay Roach. The night didn’t go off without a hitch however. Heavy sighs from the audience greeted the notice that comedian Zach Galifianakis would not appear… »

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18 TV Shows About Television Shows

28 October 2016 11:01 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

It seems like a pretty weird concept, but sometimes there's nothing better than watching a TV show that is literally about a fictional TV show.

Some of the best ones are about producing the news, and others have focused on reality television or sitcoms. Aaron Sorkin even did it more than once.

From classic sitcoms to modern dramas, here are 18 TV shows that are about TV shows.

1. UnReal UnReal took everyone by surprise. A Lifetime original scripted series, it follows a group of producers working on a show that is almost exactly like The Bachelor. And the things the producers have to do to make the show happen? It gets dark, guys. 2. Murphy Brown Murphy Brown is a CBS classic. The show follows investigative journalist and news anchor Murphy Brown, who is also a recovering alcoholic. She's tough, successful, and doesn't back down. 3. Notorious Notorious is currently the replacement for Scandal while it's on hiatus. »

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Carol Burnett Returning to TV for Amy Poehler, Michael Saltzman-Produced Comedy Series

20 October 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Beloved comedian Carol Burnett is set to return to television, with a put pilot commitment at ABC for a multi-camera comedy in which she will star with Amy Poehler. The project was sold to ABC in a very competitive situation, according to sources.

Michael Saltzman will write and executive produce for Universal TV with Poehler also executive producing through her Paper Kite banner.

The as-yet untitled comedy is about a family who can only live in the house of their dreams if they live with the current owner, an actress played by Burnett, until she dies.

Saltzman executive produces with Brooke Posch, Dave Becky and Michael Pelmont.

Saltzman was executive producer on “Murphy Brown” as well as “Mad Men” and “Hell on Wheels,” and most recently served as co-executive producer on “Halt and Catch Fire.”

Burnett has won six Emmys and landed Emmy nominations for all 11 seasons of the “Carol Burnett Show,” winning »

- Pat Saperstein

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TV Review: ‘Man with a Plan’

11 October 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Women! They go to work now! Who knew?

This is more or less the premise of CBS’ new family sitcom, “Man with a Plan” in which Adam (Matt LeBlanc) is forced to take a bigger role in raising his children when his wife, previously a stay-at-home mom, goes back to work full-time. Raising three children isn’t easy, which Adam only discovers when he takes a bigger role in his kids’ life. They require snacks after school and never pick up their clothes inside the house; Teddy (Matthew McCann), their middle child, can’t seem to keep his hands out of his pants.

It feels strangely retro to center a new show around this minor upheaval of traditional gender roles in a family; the deconstruction of the familial unit has historically been one of the obsessions of television storytelling, from “Maude” to “Murphy Brown” to “Mad Men.” Even Lucy in “I Love Lucy” pursued work outside her »

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The Case for Why Julia Louis-Dreyfus Needs to Exit Next Year's Emmy Race

19 September 2016 10:48 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus scored her record-breaking fifth consecutive Emmy last night for her portrayal of unhinged politico Selina Meyer and make no mistake — she deserved it. In the HBO comedy’s fifth season, the Seinfeld vet revealed new layers of her hilariously narcissistic, acid-tongued alter ego. This was particularly the case in “Mother,” an episode that found Selina at her most relatable as she struggled to process the imminent death of her mom — a woman she loathed.

PhotosEmmys 2016: Best, Worst, Weirdest, Funniest and Most Moving Moments

The fact that Louis-Dreyfus is still able to surprise us this deep »

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ Repeat Top Wins, But Fresh Faces Give Emmys A Huge Makeover

18 September 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Peak TV finally got the Primetime Emmy Awards that it deserves.

Sure, “Game of Thrones” and “Veep” repeated their wins Sunday in the top drama and comedy series categories (giving HBO its second year of winning both). And legends like Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jeffrey Tambor continued their trophy dominance.

But underneath that, a whole new generation of fresh faces picked up their first-ever Emmys on Sunday night. Actors and actresses that seemed like long-shots just a few years ago were instead embraced by a large voting body that appears ready to embrace the new talent earning raves in this new golden era of Peak TV. Superstars and newbies alike hit the stage, and even the surprise winners were hard to argue.

Read More: Emmys 2016: Full Winners List

Rami Malek, Tatiana Maslany, Sarah Paulson, Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance, Kate McKinnon and Ben Mendelsohn were just some of the »

- Michael Schneider

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Emmys 2016: Henry Winkler Honors ‘Happy Days’ Creator Garry Marshall

18 September 2016 7:38 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sunday night at the 2016 Emmy Awards, Henry Winkler paid tribute to “Happy Days” creator Garry Marshall, who passed away on July 19 at the age of 81 due to pneumonia complications. His touching tribute opened the annual “In Memoriam” segment.

Winkler, who played Fonzie on the iconic sitcom that ran from 1974 – 1984, took the stage to say some kinds words about the late filmmaker.

“He gave me my career,” Winkler said of the late creator and director. “Anybody who was lucky enough to meet him, it changed their life.”

Winkler continued, “Garry used to say, ‘Other people make important television, I make recess.’ Thank you for inviting us into your schoolyard.”

Tori Kelly also took the stage to sing during the “In Memoriam” segment, where a slew of other late talents were honored for their contributions to the small screen.

Read More: Garry Marshall, ‘Happy Days’ Creator and ‘Pretty Woman’ Director, Dies at »

- Vikram Murthi

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Emmy Record With Sixth Lead Actress Win

18 September 2016 5:42 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus made history at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards with a record-breaking sixth win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series on Sunday night. The win puts Louis-Dreyfus ahead of Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) and Mary Tyler Moore (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) for most wins in the category, with six total, when combined with her previous win for CBS’s “The New Adventures of Old Christine.” With her fifth consecutive trophy for playing Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy, the actress now also ties “The Andy Griffith Show” star Don Knotts, Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show, »

- Reid Nakamura

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Newswire: R.I.P. John Hostetter, Murphy Brown actor and voiceover performer

8 September 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

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 ...

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John Hostetter Dies: ‘Murphy Brown’ Alum & Veteran Character Actor Was 69

7 September 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

John Hostetter, who recurred in dozens of Murphy Brown episodes starting in Year 1 and appeared in about 100 films and TV shows, has died. He was 69. His family said he died Friday of cancer complications in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Hostetter was best known for playing John, the imperturbable stage manager of Fyi, the newsmag-within-a-show featured in Murphy Brown. Starring Candice Bergen as the titular investigative reporter and anchor, the CBS sitcom ran for 10 seasons… »

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John Hostetter Dies: ‘Murphy Brown’ Alum & Veteran Character Actor Was 69

7 September 2016 8:05 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

John Hostetter, who recurred in dozens of Murphy Brown episodes starting in Year 1 and appeared in about 100 films and TV shows, has died. He was 69. His family said he died Friday of cancer complications in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. Hostetter was best known for playing John, the imperturbable stage manager of Fyi, the newsmag-within-a-show featured in Murphy Brown. Starring Candice Bergen as the titular investigative reporter and anchor, the CBS sitcom ran for 10 seasons… »

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Four Problem Areas the Emmy Awards Need to Fix

23 August 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When this year’s Emmy nominations were announced, it was tempting to hand the TV Academy the honor of “most improved awards organization.”

Sure, there were some quibbles here and there about notable “snubs,” but reactions to the noms were generally positive. Credit the recognition for new shows (“Master of None,” “Mr. Robot”) and overdue veterans (“The Americans”), a racially diverse line-up of nominees that puts the Oscars to shame, and overall goodwill toward the season’s top contenders. We knew the razzle-dazzle of “Game of Thrones” would land the most noms yet again, but who can complain about “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo” following right behind?

As TV grows in prestige and power —  and continues to come into its own as a true art form —  so do the Emmys. And while the Academy has done a solid job of living up to that responsibility, it’s worth considering a few areas that could make »

- Geoff Berkshire

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John McLaughlin, TV Pundit and Nixon Speechwriter, Dead at 89

16 August 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John McLaughlin, the conservative talk-show host and pop-culture lightning rod who helmed the long-running roundtable TV show The McLaughlin Group, has died. He was 89.

The McLaughlin Group Facebook page reported the news. "Earlier this morning, a beloved friend and mentor, Dr. John McLaughlin, passed away peacefully at the age of 89," the statement read. "As a former Jesuit priest, teacher, pundit and news host, John touched many lives. For 34 years, The McLaughlin Group informed millions of Americans. Now he has said bye bye for the last time, to rejoin his beloved dog, »

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Diane English on How Murphy Brown Would Interview Donald Trump (Listen)

14 August 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Diane English, creator of “Murphy Brown,” recently revived the famous sitcom journalist in a written humor piece in which Brown interviews Donald Trump.

English, who is a chief funder of Humanity for Hillary, tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM that she used parts of Trump’s own answers from past interviews.

“I’m a comedy writer, and you can’t make this stuff up. I couldn’t do any better than he did himself,” she says. “So I basically tried to write in his voice, which is very easy to replicate, because so many people have asked me, ‘Well, what would Murphy think of all of this? What would Murphy think of the 2016 election?'”

“Frankly it was a lot of fun to bring her out of retirement.”

Humanity for Hillary is an independent expenditure committee supporting Hillary Clinton’s election.

English says there won’t be any “Murphy Brown” reunions. The »

- Ted Johnson

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Frankie and Johnny Is Garry Marshall’s Most Underrated Film

20 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

With the passing of Garry Marshall yesterday, Hollywood has lost one of its defining comedic voices. Though his acting credits in projects like Soapdish or Murphy Brown made him a recognizable figure right up to the end of his life, as a director, Marshall is probably best rewarded for his megahit Pretty Woman, best known... Frankie and Johnny Is Garry Marshall’s Most Underrated Film">Read more » »

- Teo Bugbee

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Frankie and Johnny Is Garry Marshall’s Most Underrated Film

20 July 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

With the passing of Garry Marshall yesterday, Hollywood has lost one of its defining comedic voices. Though his acting credits in projects like Soapdish or Murphy Brown made him a recognizable figure right up to the end of his life, as a director, Marshall is probably best rewarded for his megahit Pretty Woman, best known... Frankie and Johnny Is Garry Marshall’s Most Underrated Film">Read more » »

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Garry Marshall, Pretty Woman and Princess Diaries Director, Dies at 81

20 July 2016 9:02 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sad news for movie fans. Iconic American filmmaker and legendary TV sitcom creator Garry Marshall has passed away. Perhaps best known for turning Julia Roberts into a household name with his classic 1990 romanic comedy Pretty Woman, the man succumbed to complications from pneumonia following a stroke. A Los Angeles resident most of his life, he died Tuesday night in a Burbank, California hospital.

Garry Marshall was 81 years old at the time of his passing. Along with Pretty Woman, he also helped establish actress Anne Hathaway as a true Hollywood star with both 2001's The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. A true legend in both the world of film and television, news of his untimely demise was first announced by Access Hollywood. Cause of death was then later confirmed by TMZ.

Born in the Bronx, New York, Marshall began his career on television writing for Jack Paar's Tonight Show. »

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