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May 8, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 29, 2001
James Conlon conducts Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on "Cincinnati May Festival" (9 p.m. KCET). The annual event is airing on PBS for the first time. "The Kitchen" (10 p.m. KCET) dramatizes the tense relationship between an Egyptian immigrant and his son in the melting pot of Hell's Kitchen. SERIES Richard Dean Anderson returns for a fifth season of "Stargate SG-1" (10 p.m. Showtime), the science-fiction saga about a futuristic portal to other worlds.
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NEWS
December 13, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
NEWS
February 25, 1990 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
April 23, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 17, 1985
After a few years of mediocre-to-terrible TV seasons, ABC has finally come up with a winner in "MacGyver." The series has everything--good plots, good acting by Richard Dean Anderson--and it is the only new show my family and I actually look forward to viewing each week. Ann Richardson, Carlsbad
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2001
James Conlon conducts Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" and Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" on "Cincinnati May Festival" (9 p.m. KCET). The annual event is airing on PBS for the first time. "The Kitchen" (10 p.m. KCET) dramatizes the tense relationship between an Egyptian immigrant and his son in the melting pot of Hell's Kitchen. SERIES Richard Dean Anderson returns for a fifth season of "Stargate SG-1" (10 p.m. Showtime), the science-fiction saga about a futuristic portal to other worlds.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"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.
NEWS
April 23, 1995 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
May 8, 1994 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
December 13, 1992 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 25, 1990 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 17, 1985
After a few years of mediocre-to-terrible TV seasons, ABC has finally come up with a winner in "MacGyver." The series has everything--good plots, good acting by Richard Dean Anderson--and it is the only new show my family and I actually look forward to viewing each week. Ann Richardson, Carlsbad
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