14 items from 2013
Marco Zappia, award-winning TV editor of Hee-Haw, All In The Family, Home Improvement and dozens of additional TV series and specials, died December 22 in Ventura, CA. He was 76. Los Angeles-born Zappia went from owning a TV repair shop to an award-winning career in editing that spanned four decades when he joined CBS in 1968 as an engineer in the videotape department, where he helped install the network’s first electronic editing system. His first editing gig on CBS’s variety show Hee Haw nabbed him his first Emmy and also marked the network’s first-ever win for editing. Zappia went on to edit numerous TV specials and series including Maude, The Jeffersons, The Sonny & Cher Show, All in The Family, Archie Bunker’s Place, Roseanne, and Faerie Tale Theatre. His prolific ’90s sitcom credits include My Two Dads, Dinosaurs, Who’s The Boss?, The Torkelsons and spin-off Almost Home, Where I Live, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Here is last week’s caption pic winner. This week’s caption pic is at the bottom of the page.
Thanks to everyone for participating! The winner is …
“Do you mind? He was about to deck my halls!”"
Thanks to dostka for this week’s winning caption!
Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin: “I myself would shove all live gays into furnace.”
The Spider-Man franchise will grow, as feature versions of Venom and Sinister Six have been announced.
Phobie Awards: The 13 Worst People of the Year. #1 is no surprise.
Why Beards And Scruffy Facial Hair Are Becoming More Popular Among Gay Men. How many of our readers have embraced the scruff? »
On TV this Friday: Bones flips out for its fall finale, the Grimm team deals with a demonic possession, Haven falls under a terrible new curse, the Grammy Nominations are announced and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
Related | Quotes of the Week: Best Zingers From The Carrie Diaries and More!
8 pm The Carries Diaries (The CW) | Larissa and Samantha finally find some common ground: sex.
8 pm Bones (Fox) | Fall finale: As the Jeffersonian team investigates the murder of a promising young gymnast who was living a secret double life, Brennan shows uncharacteristic empathy for the victim’s father (Richard Schiff, »
- Misha Solomon
On TV this Saturday: Doctor Who‘s anniversary party is surely bigger on the inside, My Little Pony saddles up again, Bill Cosby and Sarah Silverman show the funny, SNL gets Hunger-y and more. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.
10 am My Little Pony (The Hub) | One-hour Season 4 premiere: When Princesses Celestria and Luna go missing, Princess Twilight and pals embark on a quest to find them – and wind up battling to save Equestria from being destroyed.
2 – 8 pm Rectify marathon (Sundance) | If you »
- Team TVLine
Brooke Shields is returning to NBC via a three-episode arc on “The Michael J. Fox Show.” The actress will play what is described as a smart and beautiful (she’s got range) single mother, Deborah, who falls for Mike Henry’s (Michael J. Fox) 19-year-old son, Ian (Conor Romero) after the two interact during a ballroom dance class. The guest role will mark a return to NBC for Shields, who starred in both “Suddenly Susan” and “Lipstick Jungle” for the network. Also read: The Richest and Poorest Shows on Network TV – From ‘Modern Family’ to ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Shields recently »
- Tony Maglio
Shields will hit it off with Ian Henry during an upcoming three-episode guest arc on The Michael J. Fox Show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Related | Emmys Watch: 15 Freshman Series/Stars Who Could (or Should) Shake Up the Old Guard
Shields’ character, Deborah, is a single mom who meets 19-year-old Ian when they both take part in a ballroom dance class. Despite the age difference, the pair have amazing chemistry.
Her episodes will air in 2014.
Related | Exclusive: Sting to Bring Holiday Cheer to NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show »
- Kimberly Roots
She'll play a single mother and make her debut on the freshman comedy in 2014.
Brooke Shields is heading back to NBC.
Shields will play Deborah, a smart and beautiful single mother with a sweet and nerdy personality who doesn't quite have it all together. In her three-episode arc, she'll meet Ian Henry (Conor Romero) -- Mike Henry's (Michael J. Fox) 19-year-old son -- at a ballroom dance class and the chemistry between the two is unmistakable. Shields will begin her arc in 2014.
Photos: Faces of Fall TV 2013
For Shields, the role comes after her recurring role on what became the final season of Lifetime's Army Wives. The guest gig comes as The Michael J. Fox Show continues to book major guest stars including Anne Heche and Sting, »
- Lesley Goldberg
“Where my gays at?”
Kathy Griffin has been asking that question for years to a resounding reply at her typically sold out concerts across the country and she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
As she gears up to be a part of Fabulous Las Vegas Pride next week alongside her pal Margaret Cho, Griffin called us from the road recently to talk about how she handles touring in less progressive parts of the country, why Vegas performers are getting sick and whether we’ll be seeing another book from her in the near future.
TheBacklot: You travel to so many cities, big and small. Are you surprised at what you get in small-town venues, even in the more grassroots areas of the country?
Kathy Griffin: Okay, so right now, I am in Tennessee and last night I did a show in Huntsville, »
- Jim Halterman
'90s TV actress Carlton Gebbia has high hopes for her upcoming stint on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" ... telling friends she hopes to ditch the TV cat fights and empower women instead. Goooood luck. Sources tell us ... Carlton, who guest starred on shows like "The Young and the Restless" and "Suddenly Susan" back in the day, is definitely joining the cast for season 4. Bravo has yet to confirm it, but our sources tell us it's happening. »
- TMZ Staff
Joyce Brothers, television psychologist and longtime newspaper advice columnist died today in New York City. She was 85. Her publicist tells media outlets she passed away after a long illness. The New York City native became famous in 1955 after winning The $64,000 Question game show on which she appeared as an expert on boxing. Her success on the show led her to become a color commentator for CBS during the boxing match between Carmen Basilio and Sugar Ray Robinson. In 1958 she was given her own advice show about relationships on a New York station and she went on to a succession of syndicated advice shows on both TV and radio over a four-decade long broadcasting career. She had a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine and began writing a syndicated newspaper column in the 1970s that, at its peak, was printed in more than 300 newspapers. Her TV credits include Saturday Night Live, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the character will be newly assigned to Joint Base Marshall; act as a fierce advocate for the Air Force; clash with Brian McNamara's General Holden; and possess a tragic past.
Army Wives premieres on March 10 and will include such new faces as:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
"Army Wives" is getting some new blood in its upcoming season 7 -- Golden Globe nominee and five-time People's Choice winner Brooke Shields will join the cast of the Lifetime show when it premieres in March.
Shields will play the role of Air Force Colonel Katherine "Kat" Young, a pilot described as "brash and brilliant." Tough enough to hold her own in the male-dominated military, Kat will clash with Army General Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) pretty much as soon as she arrives at Joint Base Marshall Bring. Kat and Holden will initially keep up the fight for Air Force and Army dominance, respectively. Once Holden learns about Kat's tragic past, however, the two high-level officers find they have a lot in common.
Brooke Shields has joined the upcoming seventh season of Lifetime’s drama series Army Wives as a recurring. She will play brash and brilliant Air Force Colonel Katherine “Kat” Young. A crack C-17 pilot who can hold her own in the boys’ club atmosphere of the military, she’s hardly touched down in her new assignment at Joint Base Marshall Bring before she clashes with Army General Michael Holden (Brian McNamara). Never one to step away from a fight, Kat is a fierce advocate for the Air Force as she and Holden jockey for their respective branches at the highest levels of power on base. Only after their initial skirmishes does Holden learn of Kat’s tragic past, discovering they have more in common than he thought. Veteran Army Wives is getting a revamp heading into Season 7, which premieres on March 10. The series, about the struggles, dreams and friendships of »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Lifetime's Army Wives reboot continues to add star power. Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan) has joined the ranks of the drama as a recurring player, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Story: Jesse McCartney Signs Up for 'Army Wives' Duty (Exclusive) Shields will play the brash and brilliant Air Force Col. Katherine "Kat" Young, who's a crack pilot who can hold her own in the boys club atmosphere of the military. She'll almost immediately clash with Army Gen. Michael Holden (Brian McNamara) in her new assignment at Joint Base Marshall. Never one to step away from a fight, Kat
- Lesley Goldberg
14 items from 2013
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners