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MacGyver: Season Three Renewal Issued by CBS

Once again, Mac comes through in the clinch. CBS has renewed its MacGyver TV show for a third season. Despite a disappointing showing in the demo, the reboot draws a good-sized total audience for the older-skewing Tiffany Network. A CBS action-adventure drama, MacGyver stars Lucas Till, George Eads, Tristin Mays, Justin Hires, and Meredith Eaton. The reimagined series (the 1985 original starred Richard Dean Anderson) centers on Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Till), a 20-something adventurer. Mac creates a secret organization within the Us government. There, he uses his vast scientific knowledge and extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving to save the world. Read More…
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 9)

1981: Another World's Cecile announced she had married Jamie.

1987: One Life to Live's Tina went over a waterfall to her "death"

in Argentina. 1987: Another World's Donna & Michael married.

2007: Ashley Abbott arrived on The Bold and the Beautiful."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1953: On Love of Life, nine-year-old Ben "Beanie" Harper (Dennis Parnell) and
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Today in Soap Opera History (March 3)

1980: Edge of Night's Draper was sentenced.

1981: Gh's Sarah raised Jeff's suspicions.

1986: Y&R's John confronted Jack.

1995: AMC's Will shocked a Pine Valley courtroom."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

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1941: Radio soap opera We Are Always Young premiered on the Mutual Network. The show told the story of a serious composer who worked
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 26)

1960: Secret Storm's Susan wanted Amy sent to private school.

1962: CBS' brought back The Clear Horizon.

1980: Edge of Night's Raven fought with Logan.

2002: Mary Stuart's final Gl episode aired."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1960: On The Secret Storm, Amy Ames (June Carter) was upset at the prospect of going to private school,
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 24)

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith was finally rescued.

1981: Gh's Jeff accused Heather of lying about Steven Lars.

1984: Days' Eugene thought he was losing his mind.

2003: Gh's Alexis threatened Scott with a letter opener."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1969: On Dark Shadows, Barnabas found Maggie sewing in the drawing room, wearing the blue 19th century dress.
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Today in Soap Opera History (February 23)

1965: Peyton Place's Elliot learned he was a grandfather.

1971: Dark Shadows' Gabriel stabbed Kendrick.

1989: Another World's original Donna Love returned.

2004: All My Children's Bianca remembered killing Michael."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1962: On The Edge of Night, Louise (Mary K. Wells) learned about Phil's (Ray MacDonnell) car crash, unaware that he had been replaced by a double,
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Ron Scott, Former Publicist for David Hasselhoff and John Stamos, Dies at 74

Ron Scott, the Hollywood publicist who represented David Hasselhoff, Richard Dean Anderson and John Stamos during their days as young soap opera stars, has died. He was 74.

Scott died Saturday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, a spokeswoman for Luber Roklin Entertainment told The Hollywood Reporter. The cause was respiratory problems complicated by pneumonia.

During his 35-year career as a publicist and owner of his own company, Hollywood Entertainment PR, Scott also handled Joan Collins during her splashy Dynasty run in the 1980s; repped Jason Bateman in 1982-86 when he was starring on Silver Spoons; and advised Mindy Cohn throughout...
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Stargate Sg-1: A Cable Channel Made Sure the Series Stayed Cancelled?

Why was Stargate Sg-1 cancelled? Recently, executive producer Joseph Mallozzi explained why there was no 11th season for the Syfy TV show, GateWorld reports.Part of the Stargate franchise, the sci-fi series begins a year after the events of the 1994 film and follows a team of specialists as they travel to distant parts of the galaxy using a network of alien portals called Stargates. The cast included Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Richard Dean Anderson, Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, Teryl Rothery, and Dan Shea.Read More…
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Today in Soap Opera History (January 23)

1970: The Doctors' Julie stirred up trouble at Hope Memorial.

1976: Ryan's Hope's Faith realized what Kenneth was up to.

1981: Another World's Mac pleaded with Mitch for help.

2006: General Hospital's Bobbie threatened Tracy."Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results."

― Machiavelli

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1939: Time magazine published a story about radio soap creators, Frank and Anne Hummert, explaining their
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10 Die Hard Facts You Never Knew

10 Die Hard Facts You Never Knew
Yippee Ki-Yay, Christmas movie fans! Die Hard might just be the greatest action film ever made. It's endlessly quotable, made a huge movie star out of Bruce Willis, features one of the penultimate performances from the late Alan Rickman, and launched not only a franchise, but a slew of imitators, as well. Welcome to the party, pal! Here we look at 10 things you never knew about Die Hard.

Frank Sinatra could have been John McClane.

Ol' Blue Eyes had first dibs on the role that made Bruce Willis an action star. Die Hard is based on the 1979 crime novel Nothing Lasts Forever, which was a sequel to the 1966 book The Detective. The famous crooner turned actor starred in the 1968 film adaptation of The Detective and was therefore offered the chance to reprise the role of John McClane in the follow-up. Of course, Sinatra was already 73 by then, and said no.
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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked

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The Best TV Shows Based on Movies, Ranked
In the age of branding and franchises, every existing story has added value. But not every film is fit for TV.

The challenge of adapting movies to a new medium is a tricky one with no clear-cut way to do it. Many new series credit “Fargo” as their benchmark, citing its tone and setting as inspiration for creating a new world around the best parts of what came before. That’s all well and good, but there are as many failed attempts to replicate Noah Hawley’s strategy as successes.

Similarly, some carbon copies — using the same characters and plot points as the preceding movie — are just as good, if not better than their cinematic predecessors. Because any way can work, many various attempts have been made. There’s no right way to do it, but there are a lot of wrong ways; as evidenced by the growing pile of canceled shows based on movies.
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Dick McInnes, Publicist for Soap Opera Stars and Shows, Dies at 81

Dick McInnes, a Hollywood publicist and fixture in the world of soap operas for decades, has died. He was 81.

McInnes died Monday at the Veterans Affairs hospital in West Los Angeles, according to Edward McNeill, his longtime business partner at their firm, P.R. Plus. McInnes had been a patient at the Va for more than a year, and many of the soap stars that he had worked with had come to pay him a visit.

McInnes represented dozens of daytime actors during his career, including Richard Dean Anderson, Emily McLaughlin, Anna Lee and David Lewis of General Hospital, Brenda...
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Stargate Sg-1: 10 great guest performances

Juliette Harrisson Jan 31, 2017

We salute 10 memorable guest roles on Stargate Sg-1, featuring Seth, The Keeper and more...

As with our previous features, this is a list designed to celebrate the very best performances by guest actors in Stargate Sg-1. However, we did come across a couple of challenges in compiling the list for this particular series. We’ve defined ‘guest performance’ as an actor playing a character who is not a regular or recurring character – so the actor must have played the character no more than twice in this particular series (though they may have appeared more often in other branches of the franchise). Stargate Sg-1 liked to re-use its best guest characters as often as possible, frequently bringing back characters like Claudia Black’s Vala Mal Doran after what was initially a one-off appearance, which is great as the audience get to enjoy them again, but seriously reduces the number of eligible performances.
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‘Monster Trucks’ Review

Stars: Lucas Till, Jane Levy, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Thomas Lennon, Holt McCallany | Written by Derek Connolly | Directed by Chris Wedge

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a monster truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste for oil and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.

When I first heard the premise of this film I couldn’t help but feel a little ridicule – after all, a movie about a Literal monster truck? Sounds like perfect Dtv fodder to me. But then I saw the first trailer for Monster Trucks and I was sucked in. There
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MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0: Could There Be a CBS Crossover?

Could there be a MacGyver/Hawaii Five-0 crossover in the future? Executive producer Peter Lenkov recently spoke with TVInsider about the possibility of a CBS series crossover.Lenkov executive produces both reboot series. The latest, MacGyver, just premiered in September and stars Lucas Till as a young Angus MacGyver, the special agent popularized by Richard Dean Anderson in the classic '80s action drama.Read More…
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10 Reasons the Old MacGyver Was Better than This One

The original MacGyver TV series that aired in the 1980s starred Richard Dean Anderson. The reboot of this popular action adventure show has not managed to bring it home with regard to the cool and calculated handling of crisis situations that Anderson was famous for. Devoted fans of the former long running series will find that there isn’t a great deal of content in the new series that even comes close to mimicking the former glory that kept us on the edges of our seats. Here are 10 reasons why the old MacGyver was way better than the new one.

10 Reasons the Old MacGyver Was Better than This One
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MacGyver Season 1 Episode 1 Review: The Rising

It was an honest mistake.

I thought CBS’s new MacGyver series was going to be a continuation of the 80s original, as in the new MacGyver would be the old MacGyver’s son/nephew/other relation. But then I saw that dreaded word: reboot.

A reboot means the original deserves a reexamination, so I watched the 1985 pilot (series available on Netflix) to see how much things have changed in MacGvyer-land in 31 years.

The first time we see Angus MacGyver (played by Richard Dean Anderson) in the original, he’s hanging off the side of a cliff “somewhere in Central Asia.”

In the MacGyver Season 1 Episode 1 reboot, a much-younger MacGyver (Lucas Till) is in a tux in Lake Como, using his voice-over to describe sex with his girlfriend, who also happens to be the “analyst” in his ear on his latest mission.

Not exactly the way we are accustomed to
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MacGyver Season 1 Review

This review is based on the season premiere.

The original MacGyver is such a product of its time that, for those of us who lived through the ’80s (or, in this writer’s case, half of it), it’s a veritable nostalgia cherry bomb. Richard Dean Anderson’s feathery hair remains iconic, and the show’s then fresh, science-driven send-up of the then eminently popular superspy and action-adventure genres is to this day one of the most fun and unabashedly silly concepts to ever hit primetime.

MacGyver was totally awesome, but fans will agree that he and his improvised spy gadgets belong to the ’80s and early ’90s, so much so that any attempt to pluck him out of that era and plop him into ours would seem a fool’s errand. Proving this theory true is the tinny, sterile pilot of CBS’ 2016 version of MacGyver. It stars Lucas Till as the crafty hero,
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CBS' MacGyver: Is the New Mac Loaded With Enough Cool Features?

CBS' MacGyver: Is the New Mac Loaded With Enough Cool Features?
MacGyver is back, still packing his trusty Swiss Army knife and so many paper clips. Will the CBS reboot be able to hack it in 2016?

RelatedMacGyver Review: With Paper Clips, No Chewing Gum (Yet!), CBS Reboots Mac

The freshman drama makes clear quite early on that Lucas Till’s Angus “Mac” MacGyver, as an operative for the Division of External Services, is a bit more physical than Richard Dean Anderson’s original mulleted problem-solver, able to handle himself decently in close0quarters combat, nor thinking twice before holding into an airborne jet’s landing gear for dear life. At
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‘MacGyver’ Review: A Low-Tech 1980s Action Hero, Remade for Today

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‘MacGyver’ Review: A Low-Tech 1980s Action Hero, Remade for Today
Perhaps it was inevitable: We were destined to have a “MacGyver” reboot. Revisiting classic series for modern audiences has become almost a hobby for networks in the last decade. Most quickly failed (“Charlie’s Angels,” anyone?), but few have ever gone so wrong as this CBS revamp of the ’80s classic. For those who were not riveted by the exploits of Richard Dean Anderson’s low-tech, high-explosive performance on the original–or for those who have not seen the “Saturday Night Live” spoof “MacGruber” and its inevitable film adaption in 2010–the series’ premise was a simple one: Elite agent MacGyver uses the training.
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