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Today in History: Monday, March 6, 2023

“Lost in Space” on CBS aired its final original episode in 1968. The series ran for three seasons and was canceled due to the high cost of production. A “Lost in Space” theatrical movie was produced in 1998 and Netflix rebooted the series for three seasons…Walter Cronkite, “the most trusted man in America,” signed-off as anchorman of the “CBS Evening News” in 1981…”In the Heat of the Night,” based on the theatrical of the same name and starring Carroll O’Connor, debuted on NBC in 1988. It aired on NBC through 1992 and moved to CBS for two final seasons (and four follow-up made for television movies)…Long-running docuseries “Intervention” debuted on A&E in 2005…The inaugural season of comedy “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” starring Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane was released on Netflix in 2015. The series, created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, was originally developed at NBC but then sold to the streamer. Four seasons were produced, receiving a total of 20 Emmy nominations throughout its run.

Celebrity Birthdays
Actor-director Rob Reiner (“All in the Family”) is 76; actress Anna Maria Horsford (“The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 76; pop singer Kiki Dee is 76; TV personality John Stossel is 76; sports correspondent Armen Keteyian is 70; actor Tom Arnold (“Jackie Thomas”) is 64; comedian DL Hughley is 60; “Nashville” star Connie Britton is 56; actress Moira Kelly (“One Tree Hill”) is 55; actress Amy Pietz (“Aliens in America,” ″Caroline in the City”) is 54; NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is 51; rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 46; rapper-producer Tyler, the Creator is 32; actress Millicent Simmonds (“A Quiet Place,” “Wonderstruck”) is 20.

Did You Know?
The episode of “In the Heat of the Night” titled “Every Man’s Family” (which originally was telecast on CBS on Nov. 10, 1993) was a proposed spinoff series focused on Alan Autry as Capt. V.L. “Bubba” Skinner. But interest in the drama was waning and it never moved forward.