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35 Years Ago: 'Hill Street Blues' Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run

When Hill Street Blues premiered on NBC in January 1981, nobody quite knew what to do with it.Critics loved it immediately, but audiences didn't connect, and that spring, it was moved from Saturday night to Thursday night to Tuesday night with such dizzying speed that The New York Times suggested the network was "bent on killing the series." By the time the show went off the air after seven seasons in May 1987, it had established […]

todayMay 19, 2022

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40 Years Ago: 'The Incredible Hulk' Ends Its TV Run

For almost 20 years now, superheroes have ruled the movie and television world. Sometimes it seems like they always will. But it's worth remembering that this isn't the first superhero boom to sweep through Hollywood. From the mid-1960s to the early '80s, there was a similar moment on television, which helped shape our current cycle in innumerable large and small ways. Maybe the best example of this was The Incredible […]

todayMay 13, 2022 1

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40 Years Ago: CBS Yanks the Plug on 'WKRP in Cincinnati'

By the time the last episode of WKRP in Cincinnati aired on April 21, 1982, the network had pulled the plug, a fate the classic sitcom’s titular radio station had managed to avoid for four, perennially beleaguered seasons.Ending on a cliffhanger that serves more to restore the series’ status quo, the episode, entitled “Up and Down the Dial,” sees stalwart burnout DJ Dr. Johnny Fever (Howard Hesseman) outmaneuvering the AM […]

todayApril 21, 2022

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40 Years Ago: Elton John and Johnny Cash Trade Outfits on 'SNL'

By 1982, country music legend Johnny Cash had nothing much left to prove. The youngest inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame a few years earlier, the 50-year-old Cash accepted an invite from then-Saturday Night Live producer Dick Ebersol to host the show. And while Elton John was the musical guest on the night, Cash essentially pulled double duty, belting out renditions of “I Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison […]

todayApril 17, 2022

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How Gilbert Gottfried Thrived During 'SNL''s Worst Season

Gilbert Gottfried’s tenure on Saturday Night Live might be a brief and oft-forgotten footnote in the venerable sketch comedy show’s history. But, as befits a singular performer like Gottfried, that footnote packs a wallop.Gottfried, who died unexpectedly at age 67 on April 12 from complications related to muscular dystrophy, appeared on only 12 episodes of Saturday Night Live. That the run of one dozen shows is widely held up as […]

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