morty

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

FOX Orders Third Season of Hit Drama “Gotham”

FOX has renewed hit drama series Gotham for a third season, it was announced today by David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “It takes a very special team to tell the tales of Gotham. For the past two seasons, Bruno, Danny and John have masterfully honored the mythology of Gotham and brought it to life…

Impastor Returns to TV Land July 13, 2016 @ 10:30PM

TV Land’s hit dark comedy, “Impastor,” from Christopher Vane (“Wings“) returns for a second season in July![easy_countdowner name=”impaster2016″ theme=”default” animation=”smooth” end_date=”2016-07-13″ end_time=”22:30:00″ day_label=”Days” hour_label=”Hours” minute_label=”Minutes” second_label=”Seconds” day_color=”#60686F” hour_color=”#60686F” minute_color=”#60686F” second_color=”#60686F” circle_bg_color=”#E2E2E2″] The series stars Michael Rosenbaum as Buddy Dobbs, a slacker on the run from his gambling debt. He seizes an unlikely opportunity to steal…

Yannick Bisson Takes Home 2016 Canadian Screen Award

Last night, Canada celebrated its finest in film and television at the 2016 Canadian Screen Awards.  Yannick Bisson took home the Fans’ Choice Award for his role as William Murdoch in the hit series Murdoch Mysteries. “Thanks to the fans, all 80 bajillion of you — according to William Shatner,” said ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ star Yannick Bisson…

ABC Announced the Contestants for the 22nd season of Dancing With the Stars

The celebrity cast of “Dancing with the Stars” are slipping into their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, MARCH 21 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. The 22nd season’s lineup of celebrity dancers includes a multi-platinum selling recording artist, a Peabody Award winner, a UFC fighter, and Super…

Jared Wins HoH and Gets a Letter From Home

Big Brother Canada is on, and this week Jared Kesler won HoH this week, earning himself a letter from home that brought him to tears, along with most of the house. Here’s the letter: Dear Jared, If you are reading this then you must be the first HOH. Congratulations!! I am so proud of you!…

George Kennedy, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Oscar-winner, dies at 91

American actor George Kennedy died at age 91. Kennedy appeared in more than two hundred film and television productions. He is best remembered for portraying “Dragline” opposite Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting…

Dark Shadows actor, Humbert Allen “Bud” Astredo, Jr. has Died

Humbert Allen “Bud” Astredo, Jr. an American stage, film, and television actor, was best known for the numerous roles he performed on the daytime Gothic horror soap opera Dark Shadows, most notably that of the warlock Nicholas Blair, has died at age 86. Astredo was born on 4 April 1929 in Pasadena, California to Humbert…

George Gaynes, of ‘Punky Brewster, ‘Police Academy’ Fame, Dies at 98

George Gaynes, who portrayed an irritable foster parent on the ’80s sitcom Punky Brewster, the bewildered commandant in seven Police Academy films and a soap opera star with a crush on Dorothy Michaels, whom he doesn’t know is Dustin Hoffman’s character in drag, in the hit feature comedy Tootsie, died on Monday in North Bend,…