September 12, 2011
With the success of its sexy 1964-68 spy series "The Man From U.N.C.L.E," starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum, NBC decided to do a spinoff, aptly titled 'The Girl From U.N.C.L.E" in fall 1966. The series, which starred Stefanie Powers as agent April Dancer and Noel Harrison as her partner, Mark Slate, veered more toward camp and parody than "Man. " Critics and audiences didn't buy it, and the series lasted only a year. "Girl," which just arrived on DVD, certainly isn't brilliant TV, but there's something wonderfully fun about the show, especially the most famous episode, "The Mother Muffin Affair," which features Boris Karloff in drag as a quirky London villain.
October 25, 2011
SERIES The Real Rocky: This documentary from Jeff Feuerzeig looks at the career of Chuck Wepner, the "Bayonne Bleeder," a former New Jersey state heavyweight boxing champion who fought George Foreman, Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali. He says that he was the inspiration for the "Rocky" character (5 p.m. ESPN). NCIS: Gibbs (Mark Harmon) meets Ducky's (David McCallum) new girlfriend (Cheryl Ladd) in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Frontline: The new episode "Death by Fire" raises troubling questions in the case of a Texan who was executed in 2004 for the arson deaths of his three children, but new evidence raises doubts about whether he was guilty (9 p.m. KOCE)
November 9, 1989 |
Jason David McCallum--the son of actor David McCallum and actress Jill Ireland--whose troubled life and battles against drugs and alcohol were a focus of Ireland's recently published book "Life Lines," was found dead in his Laurel Canyon home, police said Wednesday. The body of the 27-year-old McCallum was found by his girlfriend, Tracy Medina, on the bathroom floor of his rented apartment early Tuesday evening, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Margie Reid said.
February 4, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 3 - 9, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES NCIS : Gibbs ( Mark Harmon ) and his colleagues go after the world's most wanted cyberterrorist in this new episode. Michael Weatherly , Sean Murray , Cote de Pablo, David McCallum and Pauley Perrette also star (8 p.m. CBS ). Hart of Dixie: George ( Scott Porter ) panics when Tansy's (Mircea Monroe)
December 26, 1985 |
David McCallum is up to his old tricks--espionage. The actor who played Illya Kuryakin in the spy spoof "The Man From UNCLE" from 1964-'68 is returning to television as a World War II spy master in "Behind Enemy Lines," to air on NBC Sunday, 9-11 p.m. "He is a spy," McCallum said of his new character, "but he's a different kind of spy--he's a professional spy instead of an NBC spy."