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September 17, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury determined Friday that actress Valerie Harper was wrongfully fired by Lorimar Television from the NBC series "Valerie" and awarded her $1.4 million in damages plus a share of profits from the show. "We won financially, we won morally," said a triumphant Harper after the verdict, which exonerated her of breaching her Lorimar contract by erratic behavior and threats to leave the show.
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June 10, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Family Man," a CBS sitcom that few viewers saw during its brief Saturday-night run last fall, and one that nobody has heard much from since, would not seem a likely candidate for revival. But in an uncommon programming move, CBS will air original episodes of "Family Man" on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning tonight.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Family Man," a CBS sitcom that few viewers saw during its brief Saturday-night run last fall, and one that nobody has heard much from since, would not seem a likely candidate for revival. But in an uncommon programming move, CBS will air original episodes of "Family Man" on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., beginning tonight.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Thirty million people a night is the best revenge. Well, maybe the only revenge when you are two of the most successful sitcom producers in television, but the critics and the people who hand out awards either ignore your efforts or, worse yet, mock them.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Thirty million people a night is the best revenge. Well, maybe the only revenge when you are two of the most successful sitcom producers in television, but the critics and the people who hand out awards either ignore your efforts or, worse yet, mock them.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Attorneys are scheduled to present their closing arguments today in the Valerie Harper-Lorimar suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Judge William Hogoboom earlier this week dismissed all of the actress' charges of conspiracy to induce breach of contract against NBC, NBC Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff and various Lorimar Television officials.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1988
As if the Valerie Harper/Lorimar divorce wasn't messy enough, the executive producers of "Valerie" have filed a $20-million libel and slander suit against their former star. Thomas Miller and Robert Boyett, executive producers of both "Valerie" and its current incarnation, "Valerie's Family," claim in a suit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court that, in nationally broadcast television shows, Harper falsely accused them of lying and perjury.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 1990 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
ABC's "Going Places" is an unfunny comedy series about people trying to be funny. It premieres at 9:30 tonight on Channels 7, 3, 10 and 42. With the advent of "Going Places," Friday night becomes almost Miller & Boyett night on ABC. In addition to this series, Thomas L. Miller and Robert L. Boyett also head "Full House," "Family Matters" and "Perfect Strangers," the three comedies that precede it in the lineup.
NEWS
September 15, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I think everybody in life is thrown a curve," Suzanne Somers was reflecting. ' 'Everybody. When it happens, that is our opportunity to take it and sink or swim with it. I learned to swim." Of course, it was Somers who threw her own curve. A decade ago, her career went into a tailspin after a highly publicized contract dispute with ABC.
REAL ESTATE
November 18, 1990 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CAROL BURNETT, who stars in NBC's weekly comedy anthology "Carol & Company," is having a home built for herself, a few doors down from her current residence in Century City. Burnett, whose variety series "The Carol Burnett Show" aired from 1967 to 1979, appeared in the movies "Annie," "The Four Seasons" and "Pete 'n' Tillie." Her published memoirs "One More Time" are being developed into a movie script.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1988 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury determined Friday that actress Valerie Harper was wrongfully fired by Lorimar Television from the NBC series "Valerie" and awarded her $1.4 million in damages plus a share of profits from the show. "We won financially, we won morally," said a triumphant Harper after the verdict, which exonerated her of breaching her Lorimar contract by erratic behavior and threats to leave the show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, parents sat through ABC's "TGIF" block with their kids on Friday nights, watching such comedies as "Full House" and "Family Matters." If the jokes often seemed lame, parents at least felt secure the shows conveyed morals and messages, meaning little tykes weren't going to see anything that would put them in therapy.
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