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June 8, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress Delta Burke will probably not return to the CBS comedy "Designing Women" this fall, according to sources at the network and on the actress' staff. Burke had feuded with the show's executive producers last year.
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June 8, 1991 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actress Delta Burke will probably not return to the CBS comedy "Designing Women" this fall, according to sources at the network and on the actress' staff. Burke had feuded with the show's executive producers last year.
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August 1, 1991 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Leno to Stay Solo: Jay Leno says he doesn't need a sidekick and won't replace Ed McMahon, who is retiring along with Johnny Carson from "The Tonight Show" next May. Leno noted Wednesday that he hasn't had a sidekick since he started as Carson's guest host, so "it would seem odd to suddenly turn to someone and start interacting." All the speculation about who would replace McMahon was just that--speculation, said Leno.
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September 29, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
"Saturday Night Live" returns Oct. 17 with cast intact--for the first time since 1978, NBC announced Monday. The late-night show brought in an average 7.6 rating and 23 share of the viewing audience last season--its highest numbers since 1981, when Eddie Murphy led the cast. Not yet announced but already a done deal: Steve Martin will host the season premiere. The cast includes Dana Carvey, Nora Dunn, Phil Hartman, Jan Hooks, Victoria Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon and A.
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June 11, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE
CBS' hit comedy "Designing Women" is now faced with the loss of two cast members and a producer next season, as actress Jean Smart and recently hired producer Janis Hirsch join Delta Burke on the rapidly growing list of former designers. Unlike Burke, who was asked to leave by the series' producers after months of feuding, Smart is giving up her role of office manager Charlene by choice.
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June 4, 1989 | LEE MARGULIES
Louis Armstrong is among the performers who will be profiled when "American Masters" returns to public television this summer. "Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong" will mix footage of him in performance with interviews of Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dexter Gordon, Dave Brubeck and others. Robert Urich and Lesley-Anne Down are teamed in "Night Walk," a movie for CBS. Down plays a woman who witnesses a murder; Urich is the police officer who investigates. NBC has decided to alter the schedule of "The Tonight Show" next season.
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September 29, 1991 | Dennis Hunt \f7
Director Tim Burton is well under way on Warner Bros.' "Batman Returns" with stars Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito in the most prominent roles. But, even though shooting began four weeks ago on Warner's Burbank lot, the director appears still to be casting some of the lesser parts. New "Designing Woman" Jan Hooks and three other actors were recently added to the "Batman" cast.
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April 23, 1993 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two long-running series--CBS' "Designing Women" and NBC's "Quantum Leap"--will leap into history next month, the victims of cancellation. The networks said Thursday that both series will feature farewell episodes in May, joining three other veteran series--NBC's "Cheers," CBS' "Knots Landing" and ABC's "The Wonder Years"--that are also taking their final bows this season.
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December 1, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That lovable snowman with the "corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal" said he'd be back. But he may not have bargained for "Frosty Returns," a new animated special on CBS tonight, most notable for its preachiness and forgettable music, frequently sung off-key. Jonathan Winters narrates, John Goodman voices the iceman and Andrea Martin, Jan Hooks and Brian Doyle-Murray are on hand too, but they're all wasted in this unimaginative tale of environmental correctness.
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