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    Today in History: Saturday, June 1, 2024

    Television: The classic CBS sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show” concluded in 1966 after five seasons. It ran aired for 158 episodes…The Cable News Network (CNN) launched in 1980…The Dabney Coleman sitcom “Buffalo Bill” premiered on NBC in 1983. It aired for two half seasons and featured Geena Davis, Joanna Cassidy and Meshach Taylor…Six short-lived series concluded: 1) ABC adventure “Tales of the Gold Monkey” in […]

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    Today in History: Friday, May 31, 2024

    Television: The final episode of short-lived comedy/interview series “Tell It to Groucho” aired on CBS in 1962 with comedian Groucho Marx. It was the successor Groucho’s more successful “You Bet Your Life”…Classic NBC comedy “Seinfeld,” starring Jerry Seinfeld, debuted as a regularly scheduled series in 1990…NBC’s “Night Court” concluded its nine season run in 1992…Jim Carrey performed his rendition of the “Dreamgirls” tune “And I Am […]

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    Today in History: Thursday, May 30, 2024

    Television:  ABC’s “Nightline” expanded from four nights to five nights a week (Friday) in 1981…John Tesh made his final appearance as co-host of the syndicated “Entertainment Tonight” in 1996…HBO debuted the TV movie “Something the Lord Made”, starring Alan Rickman and rapped Mos Def, in 2004….Cooking competition “Hell’s Kitchen”, featuring Gordon Ramsay, opened on Fox in […]

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    Today in History: Wednesday, May 29, 2024

    Television “The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour,“ originally a summer series, concluded in 1974 after the couple divorced. Following short-lived variety hours hosted by Sonny Bono on ABC in the fall of 1974 and Cher on CBS from 1975 to 1976, the now divorced couple reunited for “The Sonny and Cher Show” in February 1976. But the magic was gone and it […]

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    Today in History: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

    Television ABC debuted on season variety themed “The Jerry Colonna Show” in 1951…Leonard Maltin made his first appearance on syndicated “Entertainment Tonight” in 1982…The final episode of the original version of sitcom “One Day at a Time” aired on CBS in 1984, one week after the official conclusion when Ann (Bonnie Franklin) moved to London with her husband Sam (Howard […]

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    Today in History: Monday, May 27, 2024

    Television: Variety half-hour “The Red Buttons Show,“ which began on CBS and moved to NBC, concluded its three season run in 1955…The second variety hour hosted by Jerry Lewis ended its two season run in 1969. A final version also of the same name aired in first-run syndication for one week in June 1984…The start of a 20-hour telethon promoting highway safety, hosted […]

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    Today in History: Saturday, May 25, 2024

    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 Hills, […]

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