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    Today in History: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

    Television: “The Brady Bunch Hour”, featuring Geri Reischl as the infamous “Fake Jan”, aired its final episode on ABC in 1977. Nine episodes were produced…Jay Leno officially became the host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” in 1992. He remained in the hosting chair for 21 years until Jimmy Fallon took over…Shannen Doherty made her final appearance as Brenda Walsh on Fox teen drama “Beverly […]

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    Today in History: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

    Television: There were 10 series finales of note: 1) “The Dean Martin Show” on NBC in 1974; 2) Aaron Spelling’s “The Love Boat” on ABC in 1986; 3) CBS sitcom “Designing Women” in 1993; 4) Fox prime time soap “Melrose Place”, 5) NBC sitcom “Mad About You”, and 6) UPN action drama “The Sentinel” — all in 1999; 7) syndicated dating competition “ElimiDate” in 2006; 8) the original […]

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    This Day in History: Monday, May 23, 2022

    Television The BBC ordered 13 episodes of “Monty’s Python’s Flying Circus” in 1969…Two “Star Trek” series concluded: Syndicated “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in 1994 and “Star Trek: Voyager” on UPN in 2001…Also ending were: ABC family dramedy “Eight is Enough” after five seasons in 1981; ABC sitcom “Full House” after eight seasons in 1995, The WB sitcom “Sister, Sister” after […]

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    This Day in History: Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Television Series finales: The original “Perry Mason,” starring Raymond Burr on CBS in 1966; “Hart to Hart,“ starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers, in 1984; CBS sitcom “Kate & Allie,“ with Susan St. James and Jane Curtin in 1989; NBC Saturday morning sitcom “Saved By the Bell” in 1993; NBC sitcom “Blossom,“ featuring Mayim Bialik, in 1995; and NBC’s “Third Rock From the Sun” in 2001. “Saved By the Bell” is being rebooted on streamer Peacock…Singer Helen Reddy’s first primetime […]

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    This Day in History: Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Television: Animated special “Carlton Your Doorman,“ featuring the never before seen doorman on sitcom “Rhoda,” aired on CBS in 1980. It was also a pilot for a potential new series, but never moved forward…Dramedy “The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd,“ starring Blair Brown, opened in 1987. After two seasons on NBC, it moved to Lifetime for 13 additional 13-episode seasons…It was […]

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    This History of Television: Friday, May 20, 2022

    Television: In 1973, “All in the Family” and “The Waltons“ both on CBS, were named Outstanding Comedy and Drama Series. It was the third consecutive win in the category for “All in the Family”…Animated “The Flintstones 25th Anniversary Celebration” aired on CBS in 1986. It was hosted by Tim Conway, Harvey Korman and Vanna White…ABC’s “Barney Miller” concluded after seven-and-one-half seasons in 1982. After seven consecutive Emmy nominations […]

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    Today in History: Thursday, May 19, 2022

    Television: The first “American Comedy Awards” aired on ABC in 1987. Betty White and Johnny Carson were two of the winners…Linda Gray as Sue Ellen Ewing exited the original “Dallas” on CBS in the 11th season finale in 1989. She returned for the series finale (on May 3, 1991), TV movies “Dallas: J.R. Returns” in 1996 and “Dallas: War of the Ewings” in 1998; and the reboot series […]

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