morty

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

Movie/TV Actor John Hillerman Died at Age 84

John Hillerman died at his Houston home at the age of 84; he had been in declining health near the end of his life. For his role as Higgins, John Hillerman earned five Golden Globe nominations, winning in 1981, and four Emmy nominations, winning in 1987. Hillerman was born in Denison, Texas, the son of…

New Original Drama “Damnation” to Premiere on USA Network November 7 [Video]

USA Network describes their new original drama, Damnation, as an epic saga about the secret history of the 1930’s American heartland. Damnation centers on the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans, and prophets. The pilot introduces Seth Davenport (Killian Scott), a man masquerading as a small town…

Netflix says no more Kevin Spacey on ‘House of Cards’

“Netflix will not be involved with any further production of ‘House of Cards‘ that includes Kevin Spacey,” the company said in a statement on November 4, 2017. Netflix said it will work with the show’s production company MRC to evaluate whether it will continue without him. In October 2017, actor Anthony Rapp alleged that Spacey,…

Emmy Winning “Benson” Actor, Robert Guillaume, Died at Age 89

Robert Guillaume known for his role as Benson DuBois on the TV series Soap and the spin-off Benson, Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night, and for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King has died at age 89. In a career that spanned more than 50 years, he worked extensively on stage, television, and film.…

Watch The 1976 Paul Lynde Halloween Special [Video]

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special is a rare Halloween treat from 1976. The original television special starring Paul Lynde was broadcast October 29, 1976 on ABC. The Holiday special featured guest stars Margaret Hamilton in her first reprisal of her role as The Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz. Also guest…

Josh Martinez, Big Brother 19 Winner to Appear on B&B

Hey Big Brother fans, watch for Josh Martinez, the Big Brother 19 winner who took home the $500,000 grand prize, to appear on The Bold and The Beautiful on October 24th. Josh will show up at Il Giardino, the show’s popular Italian eatery. “I can’t give too much away but yes, meatballs are 100 percent involved,”…

THR Reports on ‘Big Brother’ Celebrity Edition

Plus, which stars are interested in joining the newest edition of the reality series? THR surveyed some of the show’s biggest Hollywood super fans to find out. When news broke that longtime CBS reality series Big Brother would be dipping into celebrity territory, it was met with an outpouring of interest and intrigue. And it…