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Mr. Television: Monday, July 27, 2021

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ABC daytime drama “General Hospital” filmed its 7,000th episode in 1990. It is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running American soap opera in production…Dramatic anthology “Undressed” debuted on MTV in 1999. It aired for three seasons…Dating/relationship series “3, which was canceled after two episodes, opened on CBS in 2012…E! docuseries “I Am Cait” premiered in 2015. It chronicled the life of Caitlyn Jenner after her gender transition from being Bruce Jenner. Sixteen episodes were produced across two shortened seasons…The revival of sketch comedy series “Mad TV” premiered on The CW in 2016. While the original version ran for 14 seasons on Fox (opposite NBC’s “SNL”) from 1995-2909, the more recent edition only produced eight episodes…Nickelodeon’s animated “The Fairly OddParents” concluded its original 10-season run in 2017. Spun-off from late 90’s showcase “Oh Yeah! Cartoons”, a live-action sequel series is in development for Paramount+…Two notable series concluded in 2018: syndicated talk show “The Jerry Springer Show” after 27 seasons of original episodes; and county music drama “Nashville” on CMT. “Nashville” aired for six seasons — the initial four on ABC and two additional seasons on CMT…Superhero comedy-drama “The Boys” debuted on Amazon Prime Video in 2019. Eric Kripke (“Supernatural”) developed the series based on the comic book of the same name about a group of vigilantes combating superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities. It stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Chace Crawford and Elisabeth Shue. “The Boys” has so far produced 16 episodes over two condensed seasons and is currently nominated for five Emmy Awards (including for Outstanding Drama Series).

The U.S. Postal Service was established by the Second Continental Congress in 1775. Benjamin Franklin was named the first postmaster general...In 1956, the Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm; at least 51 people died, from both vessels…The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. The legislation provided civil rights protections to individuals with physical and mental disabilities and guaranteed them equal opportunity in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications…At the Democratic National Convention in 2016, Hillary Clinton was officially nominated for president, becoming the first woman to top the presidential ticket of a major party in the United States.

Celebrity Birthdays:
Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 90; singer Darlene Love is 80; singer Brenton Wood is 80; singer Mick Jagger is 78; Oscar winner Helen Mirren is 76; drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 72; actress Susan George is 71; actress Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 64; singer Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is 60;  Oscar winner Sandra Bullock is 57; singer Wayne Wonder is 55; actor Jason Statham (“Transporter” films) is 54; actor Cress Williams (“Hart of Dixie,” “Close to Home”) is 51; actress Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ″Pearl Harbor”) is 48; actor Gary Owen (“Think Like A Man” films) is also 48; actress Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ″Broadchurch”) is 43; actress Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 42; actress Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ″Chicago P.D.”) is 35; singer-actress Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless is 28.

-Did You Know?:
In 1990, Sandra Bullock headlined short-lived NBC sitcom “Working Girl,” based on the 1988 film of the same name, The original choice for Bullock’s character, Tess McGill, was “The Facts of Life” star Nancy McKeon. Only 8 of the 12 produced episodes of “Working Girl” aired.