morty

TV historian and Big Brother fan. Former contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer TV section.

Rance Howard, Actor and the Father of Ron Howard, Dies at 89

Veteran Hollywood actor Rance Howard, the father of director Ron Howard, died Saturday. He was 89. Ron Howard announced his father’s death on Twitter Saturday afternoon. He praised his father for the ability to balance ambition with great personal integrity. “A Depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history,”…

CBS Warms Up Holiday Greeting Animations 1966 Style [Videos]

CBS’ 2017 on-air holiday campaign, which debuted on Thanksgiving Day and continues through the end of December, is an homage to the Network’s charming hand-drawn animated holiday greeting in 1966. The vintage spot, in which birds halt their carefree tweeting until a saw-wielding man demonstrates that he’s been touched by the holiday spirit, was designed…

Harry Connick Jr. Added to Epic Lineup of Artists on Wednesday’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center

Harry Connick Jr., Auli’i Cravalho, from the new NBC series “Rise,” Seal and Train will celebrate the holidays with incredible performances on “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” live on Wednesday, November 29 (8PM ET/PT). They join Brett Eldredge, Jennifer Nettles, Leslie Odom Jr., Pentatonix, Gwen Stefani and The Tenors in the festive celebration. NBC News’ “Today”…

THE CHI Debuts on Showtime Sunday, January 7 at 10 p.m. ET/P

Showtime has announced premiere of the highly-anticipated drama series THE CHI, created and executive produced by Emmy(R) winner Lena Waithe (Master of None), and executive produced by Academy Award(R), Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Common (Selma) and Elwood Reid (The Bridge, Hawaii Five-O).   The series, which explores the humanity behind the headlines sensationalizing the South…

The Partridge Family’s David Cassidy Dies at 67

David Cassidy, widely known for his starring role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother Shirley Jones), in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to his becoming one of pop culture’s teen idols and pop singers of the 1970s, died from organ failure today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.…