| Jan 30, 2012
As a top television comedy director who won an Emmy directing "The Dick Van Dyke Show"in the early 1960s, John Rich was faced with a tough choice in 1970.
On the same day he received a phone call from Mary Tyler Moore wanting to set up a meeting to...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
The most influential show in the history of television never finished a season among the 20 most popular programs in the Nielsen ratings.
In its most popular season, "Hill Street Blues," which ran from 1981 to 1987, came in 21st place. And yet, according...
| Jan 29, 2012
In recent months the name Mary Tyler Moore has been bandied about with unexpected regularity bordering on reckless abandon. This is not just because she recently made her first TV appearance in many moons on pal Betty White's show "Hot in Cleveland" or...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:57 AM
Rarely has a show changed the face of television as much as producer Norman Lear's adaptation (for CBS) of a British comedy.
Carroll O'Connor's unapologetically bigoted Archie Bunker became one of the medium's iconic characters, frequently mixing it up...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:35 AM
EL PASO, Texas -- Sherman Hemsley, who played the brash George Jefferson on "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," died Tuesday at 74, his booking agent said.
Hemsley played Jefferson, a wisecracking owner of a dry cleaning business, on "All In the...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:41 PM
Sherman Hemsley, who was rooted in the minds of millions of television viewers as Archie Bunker's bombastic black neighbor, George Jefferson, in"All in the Family" and later as the star of his own long-running sitcom, "The Jeffersons," has died. He was...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Behind many notable television careers is a theater background, and Sherman Hemsley, who died this week at 74, was no exception. The star of the long-running CBS sitcom "The Jeffersons," Hemsley got his start on the stage, including studying at the...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich.
The two-story home, built in 1961 and...
| Apr 18, 2012
Paul Bogart, an Emmy Award-winning director who launched his career during the days of live television in New York and later was a prolific director on the groundbreaking 1970s sitcom "All in the Family," has died. He was 92.
Bogart died of age-related...
| Aug 4, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy in "Mike & Molly." When Melissa McCarthy heard about "Mike & Molly," she wanted no part of it."Before I read it, just the thought of it upset me," said the 39-year-old actress and Plainfield native said in a recent...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:39 PM
Viewers will find the 24-hour network on WRDQ's digital channel 27.2. The weekday programs include "Leave It to Beaver," "Good Times," "Three's Company," "All in the Family," "Maude" and "Sanford and Son." The weekend fare includes "Alfred Hitchcock...
| Oct 25, 2010
| 4:35 PM
The actor formerly known as Meathead blasted the "tea party" movement Friday night on HBO, comparing its followers to the Nazis. "My fear is that the tea party gets a charismatic leader," actor/director Rob Reiner said to applause in front......