May 23, 1999 |
In the early days of "Mad About You," Danny Jacobson says, he and Paul Reiser were in agreement: The sound of a baby crying signaled the show was over. As Jacobson, the show's co-creator, puts it, " 'Waaa' was the end of the series." At the time, Reiser and Jacobson could afford to talk in absolutes. They were just two guys--Reiser an accomplished comedian, Jacobson a fledgling show creator--who'd come up with this simple little idea for a series: Marriage, Act 1. FADE IN: Manhattan apartment.
July 24, 2012 |
Sherman Hemsley, who died of natural causes at his home in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday, had a lengthy career, but in the minds of most TV-watching Americans, he will always be George Jefferson. Jefferson, the successful owner of a chain of New York City dry cleaners, made his debut in the fourth season of producer Norman Lear's groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family. " He was Archie Bunker's next-door neighbor, and his appearance on the show in 1973 provided comedic fodder as the two headstrong bigots tried to outdo each other in insults and prejudices.
October 21, 2001 |
West Covina's Dave Lyon earned his second victory of the season, winning the 75-lap American Race Truck series finale at Irwindale Speedway Saturday night in front of a near-capacity crowd of 6,195. Lyon, who previously won this season at Altamont, held off Huntington Beach's Michael May by 0.142 seconds. Southwest Region champion Deyon Young finished third. The King Taco Legends Series concluded its season as Tom Landreth won the track title with a third-place finish in the 35-lap main event.
September 23, 2013 |
It wasn't enough for "Breaking Bad" to win the Emmy as best drama on Sunday. It had to go and set another ratings record too. AMC's drama about a dying chemistry teacher who turns to the drug trade delivered a series-best 6.6 million total viewers with its next-to-last episode, according to Nielsen. This despite intense competition that included the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS, a Chicago Bears-Pittsburgh Steelers game on NBC and...
April 7, 2014 |
Stand-up comedian John Pinette has died at age 50. According to the Associated Press, the comedian, who was best known for his routine about an all-you-can eat Chinese buffet and for guest-starring on the series finale of "Seinfeld," was found dead of natural causes in a Pittsburgh hotel room. Pinette, who had struggled with his weight for decades, died of natural causes, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. Pinette's personal doctor also signed off on the cause of death, meaning no autopsy is planned.
August 22, 2012 |
Andre Ethier has a popped blister on the palm of his right hand that has exposed an area of raw skin the size of a quarter. Ethier reported feeling fine while taking batting practice on Wednesday, but could still be scratched from the lineup for the Dodgers' series finale tonight against the San Francisco Giants. [UPDATE, 7:22 p.m.: Ethier remained in the Dodgers lineup and started in right field.] The team's medical staff tried making a pad for him to wear inside his batting glove while hitting.
May 16, 2013 |
Tina Fey never had a master plan for the end of "30 Rock. " She wasn't even sure if, this time last year, NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt was about to pick up the phone, cancel the show and preempt a graceful exit for her decorated sitcom. "We'll never really know," Fey says with a laugh. "I know on our end we were ready to finish our stories. We wanted one last season to wrap it up, get out at the right time and feel good about it. " "30 Rock" ended its seven-year run with a 13-episode season that culminated with a bittersweet series finale that tied up the saga of the "TGS" family in a way that stayed true to its funny, flermy core.