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Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Late Ron Glass

Ron Glass was an American actor who was recognizable to a wide range of viewers because of his roles on a wide range of TV shows. Some examples included but were not limited to Derrial Book on Firefly, Rod on Teen Angel, and Randy Carmichael on All Grown Up!. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 71 on November 25 of 2016. Here are five things that you may or may not have known about Ron Glass: Decided on His Career in College Glass went to college in the same place where he was born, which is to say,

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the Late Ron Glass
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Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71

Barney Miller's Ron Glass Dead at 71
Ron Glass, who played stylish and sassy NYPD detective/aspiring author Ron Harris on ABC’s long-running sitcom Barney Miller, died on Friday of respiratory failure, a spokesperson for the veteran actor has confirmed for TVLine. He was 71.

In addition to his role on the Emmy-winning workplace comedy, Glass portrayed the spiritual Shepherd Book on Fox’s short-lived sci-fi drama Firefly (as well as its big-screen follow-up, Serenity). His lengthy resume also included fellow one-and-done programs including The New Odd Couple (in the Felix Unger role), Rhythm & Blues, Mr. Rhodes and Teen Angel, as well as guest appearances on All in the Family,
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The Sea of Trees

Where's M. Night Shyamalan when we need him? Gus Van Sant's spiritual journey through a death forest is pretty to look at, nicely acted... and Trite with a capital T. Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts are prominent on the marquee, but co-star Ken Watanabe gets shunted aside. The Sea of Trees Blu-ray Lionsgate 2015 / Color / 2:40 widescreen / 110 min. / Street Date November 1, 2016 / 24.99 Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe, Naomi Watts, James Saito. Cinematography Kasper Tuxen Film Editor Pietro Scalia Original Music Mason Bates Written by Chris Sparling Produced by F. Gary Gray, Kevin Halloran, Ken Kao, Gil Netter, Thomas Patrick Smith Directed by Gus Van Sant

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Reviewers pretty much stomped on Gus Van Sant's The Sea of Trees from last year. Although I didn't see a single notice with the title "Can't See the Forest for the Trees," that's not an inapt description. Writer Chris Sparling has
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10 Best 'Grease: Live' Moments to Relive

10 Best 'Grease: Live' Moments to Relive
Fox's Grease: Live production was as flashy and fun as one would hope the adaptation to be. Fusing the Broadway show with the familiarity of the film, the three-hour television event was a fun, entertaining event packed with strong performances, gorgeous costumes and massive sets. While the show overall was one of the strongest televised musicals from the recent influx of them (and only beat by The Wiz), here are 10 of our favorite moments, performances and aspects of the TV spectacle.

1. The Live Audience

Unlike the other televised live musical
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TV Review: ‘Grease Live!’

TV Review: ‘Grease Live!’
Grease Live!” won’t make anyone forget the original film any time soon, but that wasn’t the point. The idea was to cook up a must-see event that got attention on social media and delivered a crisply executed and energetic final product. Thanks to exceptional work from director Thomas Kail and several sterling supporting performances, much of “Grease Live!” was as sweet and tasty as a root beer float.

The weakest links of this otherwise entertaining event were stars Julianne Hough and Aaron Tveit, who are terrific dancers but both are about as charisma-challenged as they come as actors.

Tveit has a fine voice, but it’s nearly impossible for any actor to don the leather jacket that John Travolta wore so memorably in the 1978 film, in which Danny Zuko was the chick magnet to end all chick magnets. Whatever its weird gender politics (and they’re plenty weird
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'Grease' Almost Starred Elvis and the Fonz

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'Grease' Almost Starred Elvis and the Fonz
Perhaps hard to fathom now, but in the 1970's, Henry Winkler's Happy Days character Fonzie was just as big, or maybe even bigger than superstar John Travolta. And it was Henry Winkler who was initially sought for the role of Danny Zuko in the big screen adaption of Grease. But he eventually turned down the role for one very personal reason.

As Fox prepares to unleash Grease: Live later this month, Vanity Fair has an expose on how the original 1978 movie made it's way to the big screen from the stage. And it's one musical that has certainly stood the test of time in various different formats and mediums. But would the movie be remembered as the classic it is had Henry Winkler decided to stay on board?

Henry Winkler isn't the only big name that decided against appearing in the movie at the last minute. A number of
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TV News: Class, Grease, TNT, Dresser

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Class

BBC America has announced a 2016 air date for "Class," an upcoming eight episode "Doctor Who" spinoff which was confirmed on Friday at the Television Critics Association press tour.

Young-adult author Patrick Ness is behind the series which will be executive produced by Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin. BBC America and BBC Cymru Wales will co-produce the Cardiff-shot series. [Source: Variety]

Grease Live

Legendary R&B group Boyz II Men will make a cameo appearance as a group version of the Teen Angel character to perform the iconic song "Beauty School Dropout" as part of the "Grease: Live" event airing January 31st on Fox. Frankie Avalon played the singular version of the role in the classic 1970s musical. There's also a new featurette for the production which you can see below:

TNT

TNT is making an unprecedent move - planning to cut the number of advertisements during three new 2016 drama series by 50% - roughly 8-9 minutes.
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Boyz II Men Join Cast of Fox's 'Grease: Live'

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We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Yes, as you can see in the above tweet, R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel(s) in the Jan. 31 production of "Grease: Live" which will be broadcast on Fox. The network confirmed the announcement yesterday. For the uninitiated, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (to be by Carly Rae Jepsen in the "Live" production on Fox), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school, and who performs the...
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Boyz II Men Join Cast of Fox's 'Grease: Live'

Boyz II Men Join Cast of Fox's 'Grease: Live'
We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Yes, as you can see in the above tweet, R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel(s) in the Jan. 31 production of "Grease: Live" which will be broadcast on Fox. The network confirmed the announcement yesterday. For the uninitiated, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (to be by Carly Rae Jepsen in the "Live" production on Fox), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school, and who performs the song, “Beauty School Dropout.” The role was played by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 movie version. Boyz II Men (Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman and Wanya Morris) will all play Teen Angel (why settle for one
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Boyz II Men Will Serenade Carly Rae Jepsen With ‘Beauty School Dropout’ in Fox’s Grease: Live

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Boyz II Men Will Serenade Carly Rae Jepsen With ‘Beauty School Dropout’ in Fox’s Grease: Live
In a dream scenario only Carly Rae Jepsen could've written, Boyz II Men will soon descend from that malt shop in the sky: Fox's Grease: Live has tapped the R&B group to play the Teen Angel opposite Jepsen's Frenchy in their upcoming musical. The cameo role was famously played by Frankie Avalon but will apparently now expand to a trio of angels — Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, and Shawn Stockman — who'll serenade Frenchy with the timeless "Beauty School Dropout" — slow-jam-style. Just watch what they do to "Grease Is the Word," and try to keep your panties on:
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Boyz II Men Joins 'Grease: Live' to Sing 'Beauty School Dropout'

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Meet your new Teen Angel(s): Boyz II Men.

The '90s R&B boy band has joined the cast of Fox's "Grease: Live" to perform the classic song "Beauty School Dropout."

The silky-voiced trio — Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, and Wanya Morris — will step into the shoes of Frankie Avalon, who played Teen Angel in the 1978 movie. They'll appear to sing to Frenchy (Carly Rae Jepsen) after a mishap in beauty school leaves her downcast.

Boyz II Men previewed their "Grease" role with a short video on Twitter:

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4

Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 Julianne Hough stars as the sweet, innocent Sandy, with Aaron Tveit as tough, golden-hearted Danny. The three-hour musical event also features Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo, Carlos PenaVega as Kenickie, Keke Palmer as Marty,
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‘Grease: Live’ Casts R&B Group Boyz II Men as its Teen Angels

‘Grease: Live’ Casts R&B Group Boyz II Men as its Teen Angels
The current members of Boyz II Men are reviving their teen angel status.

The R&B group has joined Fox’s production of “Grease: Live” for a three-part harmony version of the guardian angel character made famous by Frankie Avalon in the 1978 movie. They will cameo in Fox’s special to sing the classic song “Beauty School Dropout,” a number normally addressed toward the character of Frenchy (played by Carly Rae Jepsen in this version).

The group announced the news via social media.

We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4

Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016

The vocal group, which rose to fame as a quartet, is known for 1990s hits like “End of the Road,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “One Sweet Day” and “Motownphilly.” In 2014, it released its latest album, “Collide.
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‘Grease: Live’: Boyz II Men Cast As Teen Angel In Fox Musical

Fox’s Grease: Live has found its Teen Angel. R&B group Boyz II Men will make a cameo appearance as Teen Angel and perform the iconic song "Beauty School Dropout" on Grease: Live airing January 31 on Fox. The trio just announced the news on Twitter. We're so excited to announce we're joining #GreaseLive! Catch us all play Teen Angel Jan 31 on Fox. #threeangels pic.twitter.com/W2wMBF70C4 — Boyz II Men (@BoyzIIMen) January 6, 2016 In the live television adaptation of…
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Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’ Adds Boyz II Men to Cast (Video)

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Fox’s ‘Grease: Live’ Adds Boyz II Men to Cast (Video)
R&B trio Boyz II Men have been cast in Fox’s upcoming “Grease: Live,” the network announced Wednesday. The group will appear as “Teen Angel” and sing the song “Beauty School Dropout,” which was performed in the 1978 film version of “Grease” by Frankie Avalon. Boyz II Men remains one of the most iconic R&B groups in music history. The threesome’s four Grammy Awards are just the tip of the iceberg: throughout its 25-year career, Boyz II Men has also won nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, a 2011 Mobo Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music and a star.
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Grease: Live Welcomes Boyz II Men as Surprising Trio of Teen Angels

Grease: Live Welcomes Boyz II Men as Surprising Trio of Teen Angels
Why settle for one angel when you can have an entire heavenly flock?

That’s clearly Grease: Live‘s philosophy, as Fox announced on Wednesday that R&B group Boyz II Men will be playing the part of Teen Angel in the Jan. 31 (7/6c) production.

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For those who don’t speak fluent Grease, the character of Teen Angel appears in a vision to Frenchy (played here by Carly Rae Jepsen), who needs a little cheering up after deciding to drop out of beauty school — hence the song he performs, “Beauty School Dropout.
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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough land Fox's 'Grease: Live' leads

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Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough land Fox's 'Grease: Live' leads
NBC's "Peter Pan Live!" may not have been a smash, but Fox's previously announced "Grease: Live" is still moving forward with both a premiere date and pair of female leads. Fox announced on Saturday (January 17) that Julianne Hough and Vanessa Hudgens will take key roles in "Grease: Live," which will be based on both the original musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, but also the 1978 feature adaptation. "Grease: Live" will air on Fox on Sunday, January 31, 2016. So yes, that's a long time for Hough, Hudgens and the yet-to-be-announced castmembers to get prepared. Blurbs executive producer Marc Platt, "'Grease' is one of the most treasured and favored pop culture phenomenons of our time. It's fun, it's endearing and we are so excited to reimagine this iconic story with a shared entertainment event suited for today's audience." Hough will play the lead role of Sandy, virginal new girl at Rydell High.
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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV

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Tgif Turns 25: Looking Back at the Family-Friendly Sitcoms That Defined '90s TV
If you were a child or a parent during the early '90s, there's a good chance that ABC's Tgif lineup graced your TV set. Remember Tgif? A two-hour block of family-friendly comedies that tried to make it seem fun staying in on Friday nights? It officially debuted 25 years ago this month - on Sept. 22, 1989, with a lineup that included Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Full House and Just the Ten of Us. And notably, it debuted four years before that other landmark '90s TV block, Must See TV. The early promos are a trip, as they're both introducing the
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‘Tapestry of Passion’ Review (Vinegar Syndrome)

Stars: Sharon Thorpe, John Leslie, Lesllie Bovee, John Holmes, Annette Haven, Desiree West | Written and Directed by Alan Colberg

Sharon Thorpe (Sexworld, Candy Stripers) plays as the beautiful and mysterious Black Widow who has a habit of murdering unsuspecting customers in the comfort of her own nicely decorated S&M club (I appreciate my sadists having good taste) with poison, just like a Black Widow spider. When poor old nymphomaniac Tom, played by John Leslie (Exposed, Vista Valley PTA) falls foul to Black Widow’s hobby, his sister Jean, played by the lovely Lesllie Bovee (Eruption, Maraschino Cherry) turns to the only man for the job… The one and only Johnny Wadd who is of course played by the big man himself, John Holmes (Aunt Peg, Marina Vice).

On his investigations he meets Tom’s wife Pat who is played by Annette Haven (Barbara Broadcast, Lady Freaks) and the wife of another victim Cindy Benton,
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Remembering the Best and Worst of ABC’s Tgif Lineup

Remembering the Best and Worst of ABC’s Tgif Lineup
In fall 1993, a coming-of-age comedy called “Boy Meets World” premiered on ABC’s “Tgif” Friday night lineup; 21 years later, its sequel series, “Girl Meets World,” is debuting on the Disney Channel with many of the original cast members reprising their roles for a new generation.

Few could have anticipated the enduring popularity of the family sitcom — which starred Ben Savage as Cornelius “Cory” Matthews and Danielle Fishel as his first love and eventual wife, Topanga Lawrence — but ABC’s Tgif block was responsible for a number of iconic comedies during its initial run between 1989 and 2000, many of which still live on in syndication today. And, as with all networks, the roster was also responsible for some spectacular trainwrecks, with concepts so surreal, you’d think a kid pitched them while on a sugar high.

Before we meet Cory and Topanga’s precocious daughter, Riley (Rowan Blanchard), take a trip down
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Fox sets 'Grease Live' for 2015

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Fox sets 'Grease Live' for 2015
NBC is no longer the only player when it comes to live network TV productions of classic musicals. Fox announced on Monday (April 28) morning that the network is moving forward with "Grease Live," an entirely self-explanatory live production of "Grease," which will premiere in 2015. After "The Sound of Music Live!" premiered to a whopping 5.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 22 million viewers (in Live+7 figures) for NBC last December, "Grease" was considered a possible contender to be the network's second live musical. Instead, NBC went with "Peter Pan," which will air live on December 4, 2014 with a yet-to-be-announced cast. That left "Grease" for Fox and the network is mighty excited. “From Broadway to film, and across generations, ‘Grease’ is one of the most beloved musical stories ever told -- and we can't wait to bring it to our air in a spectacular live event," blurbs Shana C. Waterman, Senior Vice President of Event Series for Fox.
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