September 13, 1992 |
Two of America's favorite TV ladies, "Roseanne" and "Murphy Brown," will enter the Retro zone this fall as local stations start airing repeats of the sitcoms. Several other still-popular prime-time series-- "The Wonder Years," "Unsolved Mysteries" and "Designing Women"--also will be seen in reruns. Fall Retro series also feature such chestnuts as "The Rockford Files," "The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."
December 2, 1990
I watched what I thought was the season premiere of "Wiseguy." What I saw was a slow-moving, grossly mutated version of "Miami Vice." From the deaths of Sonny and Father Pete to the McPike/moose face-off in the Volchek family crypt, the series had never been dull. Until now. We don't need another "Miami Vice." What we need is Ken Wahl as Vincenzo Michael Terranova. Anthony Alborini, Valencia
November 11, 1990
I, and many women I know, are furious with Stephen J. Cannell for quarreling with and getting rid of Ken Wahl. Without him, "Wiseguy" is just another violent show. We all loved Vinnie and wanted there to be more of him and his love life, and less of the many gangsters. Cannell left Vinnie--half out of his mind after that horrible episode in that wet little Oregon town with the crazy mayor--delivering disgusting bloody garbage to the dump and stealing watches for money. What is all this nonsense--a grudge of some kind?
November 8, 1990 |
It's not the same old "Wiseguy" that will be kicking off its fourth season Saturday night. The CBS series will boast a new star, Steven Bauer, a new female cast member, a new co-executive producer and a new writing staff. "It is sort of like bringing it back from the dead," said Stephen J. Cannell, the co-creator and executive producer who has returned to "Wiseguy."
June 9, 1990
If Ken Wahl's version is true (" 'Wiseguy' Plot Thickens, but Who's the Fall Guy Here?," by Irv Letofsky, June 2), it is unfortunate that Stephen Cannell believes that "Wiseguy" can continue without Wahl. The actor brought incredible depth to the character of Vinnie Terranova that undoubtedly cannot be matched. His portrayal is what made the show intriguing. It is always sad when quality programs such as "Wiseguy" go down because of behind-the-scenes battles. While "Wiseguy" is not dead yet, its demise is only a matter of time.
June 2, 1990 |
There was enough confusion surrounding the future of Ken Wahl and "Wiseguy" Friday to warrant an investigation by undercover agent Vinnie Terranova. CBS pulled the hourlong drama from its prime-time schedule last Tuesday with the promise that it would be remodeled and returned to the air next winter at mid-season.