August 3, 2012 |
Nickelodeon unveiled a new slate of projects on Friday, including a spinoff of its hit series "iCarly. " The pilot "Gibby," created by"iCarly's" Dan Schneider, follows Gibby, Carly's odd friend, as he takes a job at a rec center for kids of all ages. Noah Munck will reprise his role as Gibby, who will become mentor to four quirky middle-schoolers. Another show from Schneider combines characters from "iCarly" and his "Victorious" series. The pilot, "Sam & Cat," teams Carly's best friend, Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy)
March 16, 2008
"IRON MAN" looks great ["A Hero Complex," March 9]. Marvel Studios looks like a winner. But Geoff Boucher overlooked the single biggest reason for Marvel's rebirth in Hollywood: the highly rated, 1992-97 TV show, "X-Men: The Animated Series." For 30 years Marvel Comics had had no luck translating its "serious" vision to film or television. Networks and studios didn't get it, or it was dumbed down. Then Fox Kids TV executives Margaret Loesch and Sidney Iwanter pushed through and supervised the first series that respected the creations of Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and their colleagues.
June 8, 2012 |
The hosts of "Car Talk," brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi, had a long, wildly successful run for 25 years on NPR. They're currently planning to hang up their mics later this year and get out of the radio business on a high note. But the talents that made them beloved (their attitudes and their voices) didn't necessarily make them multimedia stars. The brothers tried multiple times to branch out into TV, but with limited success. Their first attempt came in the 1995 sitcom "The George Wendt Show.
April 25, 1989
ABC said Monday that it will add two new animated series to its Saturday morning childrens' lineup this fall--"Beetlejuice" and "The Adventures of the Gummi Bears." The schedule, which begins Sept. 9, will also feature the returning animated series "A Pup Called Scooby Doo," "The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," "Slimer and the Real Ghostbusters" and "The Bugs Bunny & Tweety Show," plus the returning live-action series "Animal Crack-Ups" and the "ABC Weekend Specials," entering its 13th season.
September 3, 2000 |
As schoolkids start hitting the books again, television programmers are back in action too, premiering their new children's programming beginning this week. PBS is betting on the "Bookworm Bunch," a new Saturday programming block. CBS--sluggish on Saturday mornings past--is borrowing from its cable sibling Nickelodeon, which always gets high marks from young viewers. And the WB, the No. 1-ranked broadcast network among kids last season, offers up a spinoff of its top-rated "Pokemon" show.
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May 31, 2012 |
Dick Beals, a voice actor best known for injecting youthful enthusiasm into the character of Speedy Alka-Seltzer in mid-20th century television commercials for the pain remedy, has died. He was 85. Beals, whose radio and television career spanned seven decades, died Tuesday at Vista Gardens Memory Care in Vista, said his friend Peter Gorman. "He was one of the great voice actors of all time," Ron Simon, curator of TV and radio at the Paley Center for Media, told The Times on Wednesday.
September 6, 1999 |
Don't look for "Sabrina, the Animated Series" to be as quirkily entertaining as the prime-time live-action ABC series. This is surprisingly pedestrian stuff, fodder for an ambitious daily schedule: Beginning today on UPN and in syndication, it will run Sundays through Fridays as part of Disney's animated block, "Disney's One Too." On Sept. 11, it will also become part of "Disney's One Saturday Morning."