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    This Day in History: Saturday, May 14, 2022

    Television: Long-running “Beverly Hills, 90210” from Aaron Spelling concluded on Fox in 2000 with the wedding of David (Brian Austin Green) and Donna (Tori Spelling). In the summer of 2019, reboot “BH90210” with Jason Priestly, Shannen Doherty, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris and Brian Austin Green could not find enough of an audience to make it into a second season…The one-hour series finale of NBC’s “Seinfeld” aired in 1998. […]

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    Today in History: Friday, May 13, 2022

    Television Twelve series of note concluded: 1) “The Bionic Woman” starring Lindsay Wagner and 2) NBC’s “Columbo,” starring Peter Falk, in 1978; 3) “The New Mike Hammer” starring Stacy Keach on CBS in 1987; 4) NBC’s “Night Court” in 1992; 5) CBS’ “Knots Landing” in 1993; 6) NBC’s “The Pretender” in 2000; 7) NBC’s “Cheers” spin-off “Frasier” in 2004; 8) UPN’s “Star Trek: Enterprise” in 2005; 9) The CW’s “7th Heaven” in 2007; 10) “Smallville” on The CW […]

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    This Day in History: Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Television Six series of note concluded: “The Munsters” on CBS in 1966, “The Incredible Hulk” on CBS in 1982, “Hill Street Blues” and “Gimme A Break” on NBC in 1987; “The Wonder Years” on ABC in 1993, and CBS’ “The Nanny” in 1999. Like similar appeal “The Addams Family” on ABC, “The Munsters” only aired for two seasons. But two seasons in those days was enough […]

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    Today in History: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Television Kids afternoon series “The Pinky Lee Show” concluded in 1956…In 1969, the British comedy troupe Monty Python, made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin formed…In 1980, no-longer-nasty Nellie Oleson (Alison Arngrim) married Percival Dalton (Steve Tracy) on the NBC family drama “Little House on the Prairie”…The ABC sitcom “The Wonder Years” ended its five-and-one-half season run in 1993…Alexis […]

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    Today in History: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Television ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley” concluded in 1983 after seven-and-one-half seasons. Since Cindy Williams exited just two episodes into the final season, the title should have been changed to “Laverne & No Shirley”…Made-for television movie “Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle,” starring Raymond Burr, aired on NBC in 1994…Several short-lived series concluded: 1) NBC drama “Crime Story” in 1988; 2) CBS medical drama “L.A. Doctors” in 1999; 3) The […]

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    Today in History: Monday, May 9, 2022

    Television NBC’s “Hour Glass,” the first hour-long entertainment program of any kind, debuted in 1946…The pricing game “Hole in One” premiered on the CBS daytime game show “The Price Is Right” in 1977. Contestants vied to putt a golf ball into a hole on a miniature putting green for a huge prize (usually, a car). Nine years later, […]

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