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Dave Madden

Dave Madden, Actor, 1931 – 2014

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2014
Actor Dave Madden passed away on January 16, 2014, at a hospice in Florida at the age of 82. Madden is best known for his role as Reuben Kincaid, the rumpled, often put-upon manager in the 1970’s sitcom The Partridge Family, where he was often bedeviled by Danny Partridge (played by Danny Bonaduce). Madden had […]
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Russell Johnson, “Gilligan’s Island” Professor, 1924 – 2014

by Dan Collinson January 17, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Russell Johnson has died earlier this morning in his home in Washington. He was 89. Johnson was known as Roy Hinkley, better known as The Professor, for three years on the classic TV show Gilligan’s Island. He also reprised the role in 3 TV movies and the animated spin-offs The […]

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Review: “Chozen” Yields More Hilarious Shock Comedy on FX

by Ed Liuon January 17, 2014
Right from the first episode, FX’s Archer won me over with its astonishingly transgressive sense of humor, its superb cast, and the occasional surprise when the show reveals that it has a much warmer heart than the surface crassness would suggest (usually right before the transgressive sense of humor kicked in again). So, the good […]
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Arrow – Blast Radius – Season 2, Episode 10

by Alex Beanon January 16, 2014
Synopsis: New villain du jour Shrapnel is blowing stuff up in Starling City and that’s causing all sorts of stress so Arrow must put a stop to Shrapnel and all his ‘splosions. Details: The episode opens with a random dude trying to run down a stationary Arrow with his car whilst shooting at him with […]

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PR: Words Come to Life in Wallykazam!, Nickelodeon’s Brand-New Animated Preschool Literacy Series Premiering February 3rd

by on January 14, 2014
WORDS COME TO LIFE IN WALLYKAZAM! NICKELODEON’S BRAND-NEW ANIMATED PRESCHOOL LITERACY SERIES, PREMIERING MONDAY, FEB. 3, AT 1 P.M. (ET/PT) NEW YORK – Jan. 14, 2014 – Nickelodeon invites preschoolers to discover the magic of words as the network debuts the brand-new animated literacy series Wallykazam! (26 eps) on Monday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. (ET/PT).  Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet […]

“Archer” Team Discusses Big Changes in Season 5 Opener

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter caught up with key creative personnel on FX’s Archer at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, discussing the major change to the show’s status quo in the season 5 premiere (which debuted last night). Among other topics, the article discusses where the idea of the change came from, what the reaction […]
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Constantine Gets Pilot License

by Alex Beanon January 14, 2014
Chain-smoking, cursing, trenchcoat-wearing supernatural detective John Constantine is getting his own pilot episode at NBC television. The comic book detective who began life at Vertigo before moving over to DC Comics is the creation of Alan Moore but the pilot will be written by David Goyer, a writer on all three of Christopher Nolan’s “Batman” […]

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Archer – White Elephant – Season 5, Episode 1

by Alex Beanon January 14, 2014
Synopsis: Due to Malory’s lack of organizational sense, she has failed to register ISIS as a pseudo-spy agency with teh government and the FBI raids the ISIS headquarters, arrests everybody, hauls them down to interrogation and takes away their license to act as a pseudo-spy agency – but they still have that ton of cocaine, […]
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Gotham Gets Pilot And Batman

by Alex Beanon January 13, 2014
Fox originally announced that “Gotham” – its upcoming Batman-themed origins television series – was going to detail how Commissioner Gordon and various villains [Penguin, Joker, Riddler, etc..] came to occupy the Gotham City turf. But now, here comes the bonus gravy boat as it was newly announced that “Gotham” would also include the origins of […]