morty

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

Big Brother Casting Director Moonlights on Fox’ COUPLED

Coupled, the all-new unscripted dating series produced by Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice), and hosted by entertainment personality Terrence “J” Jenkins, will premiere Tuesday, May 17 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), following the Season Three premiere of Hotel Hell (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Coupled was cast by Robyn Kass, the agent that picks…

William Schallert, dad on ‘The Patty Duke Show’ dies at 93

William Schallert died at the age of 93 last Sunday in Pacific Palisades, California. His son Edwin confirmed his death. Some people might not recognize the name, but they would remember him as being Patty Duke’s father, Martin Lane, on the “The Patty Duke Show” that ran from 1963-1966. Like many other character actors with…

May 2016 TV Season Finale Schedule

The Amazing Race (CBS), May 13 America’s Funniest Home Videos (ABC), May 22 Arrow (The CW), May 25 Banshee [Series Finale] (Cinemax), May 20 The Big Bang Theory (CBS), May 12 black-ish (ABC), May 18 The Blacklist (NBC), May 19 Blindspot (NBC), May 23 Blue Bloods (CBS), May 6 Bob’s Burgers (FOX), May 22 Bordertown…

Grace and Frankie Season Two to be Released on May 5 2016

The complete second season (13 episodes) of Grace and Frankie will be released on Netflix, May 5th. Meanwhile, the first season can be viewed on Amazon.com or purchased on DVD. Grace and Frankie, Jane Fonda (“Grace”) and Lily Tomlin (“Frankie”) star as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their husbands reveal they…

‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Doris Roberts passes away at 90

Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts has passed away at 90. Roberts was known for playing busy-body mother Marie Barone in the hit Everybody Loves Raymond, which ran for nine seasons on CBS. Doris Roberts enjoyed a 20-year stage career on Broadway before she became a fixture in film and television, and was also known…

President Obama to Appear as Guest Presenter on Science Channel This Week

President Obama will appear on Science Channel’s weeknight DNews segments beginning Monday, April 11 through Friday, April 15 at 9PM. Science Channel, the destination for all things science, is pleased to announce that President Obama will guest present five segments for the network’s nightly science news coverage, SCIENCE PRESENTS DNEWS which airs weeknights at 9PM.…

Netflix Making Four 90-minute Gilmore Girls Movies

Netflix releases first look images of Gilmore Girls, which will launch later this year, everywhere that Netflix is available. The four, 90-minute movies, are bringing your favorite Stars Hollow residents back together – Lorelai Gilmore (Lauren Graham), Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Emily Gilmore (Kelly Bishop), Luke Danes (Scott Patterson), Sookie St. James (Melissa McCarthy) and…

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Renewed for 13th and 14th Seasons

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has been renewed for seasons 13 and 14 on FXX, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. With Season 14, Sunny will tie The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet as the longest-running live-action comedy series in television…

Hollywood Legend Patty Duke Dies at age 69

Hollywood legend Patty Duke has died, she was 69. Duke passed away at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning. She died from sepsis due to a ruptured intestine. Duke’s son, Sean Astin, said the family is “relieved” because Duke was in a lot of pain and the process took a long time to play out. Duke’s family…