June 22, 1995 |
"Past the Bleachers," an ABC movie about a bereaved dad and a mysterious boy, has all the subtlety and dimension of an extended "Afterschool Special," but a fine cast, headed by Richard Dean Anderson, lends enough weight and charm to make it warming, worthwhile family fare. Anderson plays Bill, trying to shut out the pain of his young son's death and hurting himself and his wife (Glynnis O'Connor) in the process.
April 23, 1995 |
Richard Dean Anderson, the brainy, nonviolent hero for seven seasons on ABC's "MacGyver," has traveled back in time to play a hero of a different mold. In the lighthearted Western adventure series "Legend," which premiered last week on the fledgling United Paramount Network, the year is 1876. Anderson, 45, plays Ernest Pratt, a man with a fear of horses who lives hard, loves hard and drinks hard.
April 18, 1995 |
Executive producer and actor Richard Dean Anderson will give birth to "Legend" tonight, his first weekly TV series since "MacGyver" ended on ABC three years ago. The Old West period piece combines a huge budget, mechanical gadgets and special effects to tell the story of a boozing dime novelist who assumes the identity of his mythical character. There's only one small thing about the ambitious "Legend" and that's the broadcast network on which it airs: UPN.
May 8, 1994 |
Mac is back! "MacGyver," that is. When we last saw our intrepid hero two years ago, he was riding off into the syndication sunset after seven seasons on ABC. "MacGyver," which starred Richard Dean Anderson, was a most unusual action-adventure series. Mac was a former Special Forces agent working for a think tank; he used his amazing intellect instead of brute force to right wrongs and defend the world every week from the bad guys.
December 13, 1992 |
After playing the unconventional hero MacGyver for seven seasons on ABC, Richard Dean Anderson knew what his next career move would be--a project that would break him away from his good-guy image "as positive as it is." Thus, his villain role in Tuesday night' CBS movie "Through the Eyes of a Killer." The psychological thriller, which also stars Marg Helgenberger ("China Beach"), is Anderson's second post-"MacGyver" project.
February 25, 1990 |
The series has survived insurmountable odds. It's overcome its share of obstacles, including numerous time slots and a two-hour delay on the West Coast during football season. The show doesn't rack up Emmys or critical acclaim, and it rarely cracks the Top 20 in the Nielsen ratings. Still, it's been a mainstay on network television for the past five seasons.