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Missing Indiana Woman, 33, Died After Stopping to Rescue Lost Dog from River Bank, Police Say

Missing Indiana Woman, 33, Died After Stopping to Rescue Lost Dog from River Bank, Police Say
Police believe that Jacqueline Watts, the Indianapolis woman who was found dead Saturday morning after being reported missing the night before, was not the victim of a homicide but instead died while trying to save a runaway dog, Columbus police said at a Monday press conference.

The 33-year-old’s body was found on a sandbar in the Flatrock River in Columbus, Indiana, Saturday morning. At the press conference, police said multiple eye-witnesses remember seeing Watts chasing after a small, white dog wearing a sweater near the river.

It remains a mystery how Watts died, Lt. Matt Harris of the Columbus police department said,
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Body of Indianapolis Woman, 33, Found on Sand Bar After She Went Missing While Dropping Pets Off with Family

Body of Indianapolis Woman, 33, Found on Sand Bar After She Went Missing While Dropping Pets Off with Family
Indiana authorities are investigating the death of a Indianapolis woman after her body was found on a sandbar in a river, People confirms.

The body of Jacqueline Watts, 33, was discovered by Columbus police Saturday morning on a sandbar in Flatrock River, Lt. Matt Harris of the Columbus Police Department said at a press conference later that day.

Watts had been reported missing by her family Friday night, after she failed to return home, Harris said.

She had been in the area to drop off her pets with a relative, Harris told reporters. According to Wibc, Watts and her husband were
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In the Heat of the Night: New TV Series in Development

In the Heat of the Night could be coming back to the small screen. Deadline reports a new TV series based on the 1967 film is in the works from People v. O.J. Simpson writer Joe Robert Cole.The original movie starred Sidney Poitier as a black police detective sent to investigate a murder in Mississippi. The film went on to win the 1967 Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Actor for Rod Steiger. The movie was later adapted into a TV series starring Carroll O'Connor and Howard Rollins. The show ran from 1988 to 1992 on NBC and on CBS until 1995.Read More…
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17 Midseason Replacements That Hit the Jackpot

Sometimes waiting in the wings is the best time for a show to premiere, especially in this age of Peak TV. It doesn't have to compete with the glutton of Fall shows vying for viewers attention.

Some midseason shows never make it, but others are a real hit with audiences and critics alike.

Here is a list of 17 shows that hit the jackpot as midseason replacements. What shows do you think might be next?

1. Batman (ABC) The campiest of all TV hit the small screen on January 12,1966 replacing The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet which moved to Saturdays. Starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, the series ran for only three seasons but became an instant cult classic. Many famous entertainers appeared on the show including Cesar Romero as The Joker, Eartha Kitt as Catwoman, and Burgess Meredith as the Penguin. Milton Burle and Vincent Price also made villainous appearances.
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Norman Lear Talks TV Today, Trump, 'All in the Family' Feuds

Norman Lear Talks TV Today, Trump, 'All in the Family' Feuds
Toward the end of Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, a new doc about the TV visionary and political activist, Amy Poehler attempts to sum up Lear's impact. "Do you know how fucking hard it is to make people laugh, to tackle big issues and get big ratings?" she tells an audience at an event honoring Lear. "It's so hard that people don't even do it anymore."

The audience claps, and Lear smiles, but the TV game-changer says now that he doesn't quite agree with the assessment. There's hope,
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Hawaii

Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow and Richard Harris bring James Michener's true saga to life -- but it's the story of the destruction of paradise. A huge success just the same, producer Walter Mirisch's film testifies to the skill with which he brought together big talent for a show that doesn't compromise with a happy-happy historical revision. Hawaii Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1966 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 161 min. / Ship Date January 19, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Richard Harris, Gene Hackman, Carroll O'Connor, Jocelyne Lagarde, Manu Tupou, Ted Nobriga, Elizabeth Logue. Cinematography Russell Harlan Production Designer Cary Odell Art Direction James W. Sullivan Film Editor Stuart Gilmore Original Music Elmer Bernstein Written by Dalton Trumbo, Daniel Taradash from the novel by James Michener Produced by Walter Mirisch Directed by George Roy Hill

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

Well, fans of James Michener that missed the
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'Star Wars' Boba Fett Voice Actor Jason Wingreen Passes Away at 95

'Star Wars' Boba Fett Voice Actor Jason Wingreen Passes Away at 95
Sad news for TV fans and the Star Wars family as prolific character actor Jason Wingreen has passed away. Known for his roles in All in the Family, The Twilight Zone and Seinfeld, Wingreen is perhaps best known as the voice of iconic bounty hunter Boba Fett in the Star Wars franchise. Jason Wingreen died on Christmas Day at his home in Los Angeles. He was 95.

Jason Wingreen was a prominent fixture on television from 1955 until he retired in the mid-1990s. Along with voicing Boba Fett, the actor gained worldwide notoriety on the hit 70s sitcom All in the Family, playing Harry the bartender. The role also carried over into the spinoff sitcom Archie Bunker's Place. Jason's son Ned confirmed the news of his father's passing last week. The man has over 200 TV credits to his name.

A native of Brooklyn, Jason Wingreen would appear in three separate episodes of The Twilight Zone,
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All in the Family, Star Wars: Actor Jason Wingreen Dead at 95

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Veteran TV and film actor, Jason Wingreen, has passed away at the age of 95. The Hollywood Reporter confirms Wingreen died on December 25, 2016, at his Los Angeles home. The actor voiced the character of Boba Fett in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, although he was not credited for the role.

Wingreen might be most recognized for his role as Archie's bartender, Harry Snowden, on the CBS sitcom All in the Family. He continued in the role on the spin-off, Archie Bunker's Place, until CBS cancelled it after four seasons.

Between 1987 and 1991, Wingreen also had a recurring role as a judge on Matlock, before NBC cancelled the drama. ABC revived it, but Wingreen did not return. His last TV credit, before retiring in his mid-70s was on Carroll O'Connor's In the
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Video: 15 Heart-Warming Classic TV Christmas Moments and Miracles

Video: 15 Heart-Warming Classic TV Christmas Moments and Miracles
Television shows didn't invent the idea of a Christmas miracle, but they sure help remind us that come Dec. 25, there's a chance that whatever woe and strife we're facing could vanish in a single, magical instant. And while not every show has a Christmas moment – and not every Christmas episode delivers a miracle – we thought we'd celebrate the season with 15 of our favorites.

1. The Brady Bunch

We're kicking off the list with "The Voice of Christmas," a first-season episode of The Brady Bunch that frankly it has it all: Santa Claus, a church, a child's steadfast belief in the power
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Emmy nominations: 14 incredible records, stats and facts about this year's contenders'

Emmy nominations: 14 incredible records, stats and facts about this year's contenders'
On Thursday,  Edie Falco earned her sixth Emmy nomination for "Nurse Jackie." Along with the six that she reaped for "The Sopranos," she is now tied with Angela Lansbury for the most by an actress in a leading role on a series. Lansbury received all 12 of her nods for the drama "Murder, She Wrote." Falco already shares another record with a TV great, Carroll O'Connor. They are the only two perfomers to win Emmys for lead roles on both comedies and dramas; she for "The Sopranos" (1999, 2001, 2003) and "Nurse Jackie" (2010) and he for "All in the Family" (1971, 1976-78) and "In the Heat of the Night" (1989).  Below, 13 more facts, stats and records regarding this year's Emmys. -Break- Related: Complete list of 2015 Emmy nominations Nomination Records & Trivia With his eighth Emmy nomination for Best Drama Actor, Jon Hamm is now tied for the all-time ...
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"The Shop On Main Street" 50th Anniversary Screening, June 9, Encino, CA

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Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos’s 1965 film The Shop on Main Street, which was the first film from Eastern Europe to win an Academy Award, celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. The Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino, CA will be holding a special one-night-only showing of the 128-minute drama on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Scheduled to appear in person are film director Ivan Passer and Michal Sedlacek, Consul General of Czech Republic in Los Angeles.

From the press release:

The Shop On Main Street (1965) was the first film from Eastern Europe ever to win an Academy Award. Fifty years ago this powerful Czech drama won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. Directed by Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, it was one of the key films in the Czech New Wave that flourished in the 1960s, before the Soviet invasion of 1968 stamped out this vital movement. Josef Kroner
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Showtime developing 'In the Heat of the Night' series with Tate Taylor

Showtime developing 'In the Heat of the Night' series with Tate Taylor
Showtime is looking to add a little heat to its nighttime lineup. The premium network and MGM Television have begun developing a new TV project based on the 1967 film In the Heat of the Night, EW has confirmed. Written and directed by The Help's Tate Taylor, the series will be "an exploration of character and race set in modern-day Mississippi." Taylor, a Mississippi native, will also executive produce alongside Warren Littlefield (Fargo) and John Norris (Get on Up). The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. The movie starred Rod Steiger and Sidney Poitier as two men working together against
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'In the Heat of the Night' TV Series Reboot in Development at MGM

'In the Heat of the Night' TV Series Reboot in Development at MGM
The Help director Tate Taylor is teaming up with Warren Littlefield to develop a new TV series based on the 1967 Best Picture winner In The Heat Of The Night.

The original film starred Sidney Poitier as an Africa-American detective named Virgil Tibbs, who is asked to investigate a murder in a racially volatile Southern town. Rod Steiger won an Oscar for playing the small-town sheriff who objects to Mr. Tibbs' presence.

The new series will be set in present day Mississippi, Tate Taylor's home state, examining race, inequality and prejudice through contemporary characters. The project will be shopped to cable networks over the next few weeks.

During his time as an NBC programming executive, Warren Littlefield developed an earlier version of In the Heat of the Night TV series which starred Carroll O'Connor and Howard E. Rollins Jr. The show ran between 1988 and 1995, with four seasons airing on NBC
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Jim Parsons ties all-time Emmy record with fourth win as Best Comedy Actor

Jim Parsons ties all-time Emmy record with fourth win as Best Comedy Actor
Jim Parsons joined an elite club at the Emmy Awards on Monday night. With his fourth victory as Best Comedy Actor for "The Big Bang Theory," he is now tied for the all-time record in that category with Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City"). -Break- Parsons previously won this category in 2010, 2011, and 2013. He lost in 2009 to Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and 2012 to Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men"). On the CBS laffer, he plays Dr. Sheldon Cooper. For the race this year, he submitted the episode "The Relationship Diremption" to the Emmy judging panel. In this show, Sheldon is distraught over his efforts with "string theory" as part of his job. He gets drunk and wakes up in bed with his biggest fear: a geology book. The final segment features his drunk phone calls to the legen...'
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Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Actor: Jim Parsons, Louis Ck ...?

Who are Top 10 Emmy contenders for Best Comedy Actor: Jim Parsons, Louis Ck ...?
Jim Parsons looks likely to tie the record for most Comedy Actor wins at the Emmys, as he leads our odds to pick up his fourth prize this year for "The Big Bang Theory." However, he faces strong challenges from Emmy darling Louis C.K. ("Louie") and recent Golden Globe champ Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine").  -Break- Will Matthew McConaughey continue McConaissance at Emmys? Discuss this year's race with our savvy forum posters After reading our overview, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10. Frontrunners Parsons has won three of his previous five bids (2010, 2011, 2013). A fourth win would tie him with three funny fellows -- Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family," 1972, 1977 - 1979); Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties, 1986 - 198..."
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Jim Parsons 'astounded' at Emmys for 'Big Bang' and 'intensity' of 'The Normal Heart' (Exclusive Video)

Jim Parsons 'astounded' at Emmys for 'Big Bang' and 'intensity' of 'The Normal Heart' (Exclusive Video)
If Jim Parsons claims Best Comedy Actor at this year's Emmys for his work as Dr. Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory" he will be tied for most wins in that race with Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier"), and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City"). In our recent webcam chat (watch below), he readily said, "I'm still astounded a third one happened. -Break- As he elaborated: "Part of me is still astounded a first one ever happened. It's such a wonderful part of the journey with this TV show. This would be a wonderful journey if we never got to go to the Emmys. The show has been successful, and people really enjoy it. But the added perc of getting to go to this celebration of television... is really hard to put words to." Which "Big Bang Theory" episode should Jim Parsons submit to Emmy judges?
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Join our live Emmy chat with Jim Parsons ('Big Bang Theory,' 'Normal Heart') this Monday

Join our live Emmy chat with Jim Parsons ('Big Bang Theory,' 'Normal Heart') this Monday
On Monday afternoon, we'll talk with Jim Parsons about a pair of Emmy-contending performances: as Sheldon Cooper in the CBS comedy "The Big Bang Theory" and Tommy Boatwright in the HBO film "The Normal Heart." Join us for our live chat on June 16, at 12:00pm Pt/3:00pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- How many of 'The Normal Heart' supporting actors will earn Emmy nominations? (Poll) Parsons is already a three-time Emmy champ having prevailed as Best Comedy Actor in 2010, 2011, and 2013.  If he wins again this year he'll tie the all-time record in the category currently held by  Carroll O'Connor ("All in the Family"),  Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") and Michael J. Fox ("Family Ties" and "Spin City").  And he could win yet another prize on Emmy night, Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, thanks to his role as AIDS activist and sel...
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Join our live Emmy chat with Edie Falco ('Nurse Jackie') this Wednesday

Join our live Emmy chat with Edie Falco ('Nurse Jackie') this Wednesday
Over the last 15 years, Edie Falco has become an Emmy machine, racking up 11 nominations in all: six as Best Drama Actress for "The Sopranos" (she won in 1999, 2001 and 2003), one for Best Comedy Guest Actress for "30 Rock" and four and counting as Best Comedy Actress for her current role in Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," which she won in 2010. We will ask Falco all about her past Emmy glory, and discuss the current sixth season of "Nusre Jackie" when she joins us for a live chat this Wednesday, June 11, at 2.15 p.m. Pt; 5.15 p.m. Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- Falco is the only actress in Emmy history to win a lead acting Emmy in both drama and comedy. Robert Young (Comedy: "Father Knows Best," 1957; 1958; Drama: "Marcus Welby, MD," 1970) and Carroll O'Connor (Comedy: "All in the Family," 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978; Drama: "In the Heat of the N..."'
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6 People That Prove Eyepatches Rock (and one we’re not sure about)

The release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees the return of Nick Fury and his glorious eyepatch to our oversized cinema screens, although if you want to watch the film in 3D an eyepatch of your own will cause some problems. To celebrate the release of the movie (and the fact that the eyepatch is no longer the sole reserve of the fancy dress pirate) here are seven examples of people – real or otherwise – that know how to rock the one-eyed look.

1) Nick Fury

Making his first appearance in 1963, Nick Fury is the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D. , an espionage and law enforcement agency that makes the Nsa look like your local neighbourhood watch group. These days Nick Fury is synonymous with Samuel L Jackson, who has so far portrayed the character in six films including Iron Man, Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers (or Marvel Avengers Assemble
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Mtc's Mandy Greenfield Named New Artistic Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival

Williamstown Theatre Festival has named Mandy Greenfield as its new Artistic Director, the Festival's Board Chair Matt Harris announced today. Greenfield, who is currently Artistic Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club, succeeds Jenny Gersten beginning September 2014. As previously announced, Gersten departs Williamstown Theatre Festival in January 2014 to become Executive Director of Friends of the Highline. Gersten will program the upcoming 2014 season, and Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen Kaus will oversee the season. Greenfield's tenure as Artistic Director will begin immediately following the 2014 season, the Festival's 60th.
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