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Television of the 21st century highly differs from a lot of the TV we got in the 20th century. In the 90’s, it was considered cool to have your television series on Friday nights. However, if your show gets put on the schedule for Friday night today, it could mean it is on the road to cancellation. That does not hold true for all series. ABC shows’ Last Man Standing and Shark Tank continue to draw in an audience while the NBC drama Grimm continues to thrive on Friday nights. ABC’s popular Tgif lineup premiered in 1989 and some of your favorite family sitcoms would air on
Where Are They Now? The Cast of Step by Step »
- Tim Gerstenberger
Christine Lakin's countdown to baby has been quite the beautiful experience. The former child star is anticipating the arrival of her baby girl, and was able to celebrate with a sweet baby shower thrown by family and friends at a private Hollywood Hills home on Sunday. And despite Mother Nature giving SoCal a downpour on that day specifically, Lakin couldn't have been happier with the turn-out. "My baby shower was such an incredible and memorable day, made in part by my wonderful friends, Good Carma Studio, Coldstone and the torrential rains of El Nino," the Step by Step star joked. "Talk about mother nature showering us with love! I knew the theme would be Peach since I'm having a »
Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched episode one of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” titled “From the Ashes of Tragedy.”
It seems almost silly to put a spoiler alert at the top of this recap: We all know how this story ends. But twenty years have passed since the verdict was read — and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” painstakingly rebuilds the case from the beginning, filling in details we may have forgotten, while also carefully charting backstories for all the players we thought we knew.
Most tellingly, the first episode — as directed by Ryan Murphy, who also executive produces the series — opens on footage of the L.A. riots in the wake of the Rodney King verdict. Newscasters intone: “It’s going to take years to recover from this.” Indeed.
- Debra Birnbaum
Nothing’s better than a former high school or pro athlete who will never get past his glory days. And it’s always fun to hear their stories. That same person, same character is great to see on television as well. While we’ve seen a fair amount of characters on television that reference their past athletic achievements, (even Patrick Duffy did it on Step By Step), there only a select few that make this list. Spanning over 40 years old television I’ve narrowed it down to only five candidates. Here are my top picks for the best TV characters who where once
The Top Five Television Characters That Were former Athletes »
- Nat Berman
Plenty of people call themselves Full House fans, but how much trivia do you know about the people and the stories behind the hit '90s show? Well, now is the perfect time to test your knowledge, because over the past few months, we've been collecting details about the Full House reboot, Fuller House, and this week, the teaser for the Netflix original series was released, prompting all kinds of nostalgia. To celebrate the new show, which premieres in February, take a look at 33 things you may not know about your favorite '90s series. The Show The show was originally going to be called House of Comics, and it was set to follow three comics who lived together. Family sitcoms were so popular at the time, though, that the show's creator, Jeff Franklin, decided to shift the theme. The theme song was cowritten and performed by Jesse Frederick, who »
- Laura Marie Meyers
5 items from 2016
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