January 9, 1990 |
A couple of seasons ago, some clever TV industry-watcher coined the term "dramedy" to describe those half-hour, one-camera filmed programs that blended comedy and drama, and dared the audience to figure out which was which without a laugh track to guide the way. There isn't a name yet for the new kind of TV comedy that Carol Burnett wants to do.
January 5, 1991 |
Marcia Brandwynne says it's not revenge. But it's the next best thing. Not too many years ago, as a bright and outspoken career journalist, she was fired from her anchor job at KNXT Channel 2 (now KCBS). Then she was forced out as anchor at KTTV Channel 11 despite a highly successful nightly newscast. Dismayed with TV news and seeing clearly the airhead direction it was taking, she turned to entertainment and became a top producer on Carol Burnett's new NBC comedy anthology, "Carol & Company."
August 9, 1987
When Fox TV took Joan Rivers off "The Late Show," I stopped watching it. Now I've stopped watching Channel 11 all together since news anchor Marcia Brandwynne has left the station. Not even the station's Sunday night lineup can get me back. I would rather watch "60 Minutes" and "Murder, She Wrote" reruns. Joan Higginbotham, Cerritos
September 17, 1987 |
Former KTTV Channel 11 anchorwoman Marcia Brandwynne has rejoined Carol Burnett's Kalola Productions as executive vice president and executive producer of film and television properties. The Burnett firm has a non-exclusive, two-year agreement with Walt Disney Productions. Brandwynne, who left Burnett in 1983 to join KTTV as co-anchor and managing editor of the news, left the station when her contract expired Aug. 6.
May 3, 2001 |
KTLA-TV Channel 5 morning news anchor Barbara Beck quit Wednesday in an apparent dispute with producers and station management. Beck, one of the original members of the morning news team that is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary, last appeared at the anchor desk Monday. Station executives declined to comment on the reason for Beck's departure, and Beck could not be reached.
November 28, 1991 |
Carol Canceled: After an unsuccessful attempt to bring the one-hour variety format back to network television, Carol Burnett has agreed with CBS and Disney to cease production on her new comedy-variety series. "The Carol Burnett Show," the comedian's well-publicized return to CBS after 13 years, has floundered in the ratings for four weeks, plagued by behind-the-scenes production and writing problems.