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.
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.
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
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.
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.