Some follow up on the post earlier this week regarding the original Star Trek boldly going forth two days earlier in Canada than in the united States. September 8 was celebrated on social media as “Star Trek Day” as it marked the 55th anniversary of the series launch on NBC in 1966. A reader of
Set phasers for stunned! Kevin Vahey, an eagle-eyed reader from Cambridge, MA, knows his TV history. He has shared some little known facts here in the past and just sent another red alert. If you’re surfing around social media you may have noticed several postings celebrating today, September 8, as the 55th anniversary of the
I was still in the art department of TV Guide Canada when Night Court emerged as one of NBC’s strongest assets, along with The Cosby Show, Cheers and Hill Street Blues. There was a wide, counter top light table in the art department which illuminated dozens of slides. Pipe smoking editor Ken Larone, the one adult in an office full of twentysomethings,
Every May, for over 70 years, the U.S. networks have been announcing what shows will be joining their schedules next fall and which shows will be canceled. This used to be a big deal. Not so much anymore as the network share of the overall TV audience continues to set records in the wrong direction.
I was a little wary before screening the pilot episode of the new NBC sitcom Young Rock. I was expecting a chokehold, given that the title sounds too much like Young Sheldon; or an eye gouge, as I would want to gouge out my eyes after screening another unfunny network sitcom. Happy to report, however,
He leaves Washington today in disgrace, but there was a time when a one-on-one interview with Donald Trump was a pretty good “get.” That was back when the real estate tycoon was best known as the host of The Apprentice. The NBC reality series was a ratings hit when it began in 2004. It remained
CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert took his show live Wednesday night to denounce the shocking catastrophe on Capitol Hill earlier that day. “Remind me… are we great again yet?” seethed an angry Colbert, back doing his show from home as California surges through a record number of COVID-19-related deaths. Colbert’s 14-minute opening rant spoke
It is Thanksgiving Day in America, so pass the turkey and turn up the football. It is a bit weird seeing those giant balloons and marching bands parade past Macy’s in Manhattan in front of no one except NBC cameras. Not to mention Rockettes wearing matching masks, or Santa waving madly at absolutely no one,