morty

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

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,…

Jamie-Lynn Sigler to Guest Star on Freeform’s Hit Series BABY DADDY

Jamie-Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos) will guest star in two episodes of Freeform’s hit comedy Baby Daddy. [Freeform was previouslky known as ABC Family] Sigler will portray Sarah Gilcrest, the “hot teacher” from Ben’s high school days. Ben sees Ms. Gilcrest again when he returns to school to finally take the one test he failed to…

Better Call Saul Returns Monday Night on AMC

With his big-time nursing home case gone, will Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) stop worrying about his brother Chuck (Michael McKean) and reinvent himself as Saul Goodman? Better Call Saul will return for its second season on Monday, February 15th at 10:00PM ET/PT. A prequel to the award-winning series “Breaking Bad,” the series follows down-on-his-luck Jimmy…

Netflix Renews “Orange Is the New Black” for Three Additional Seasons

Season four of the series will premiere Friday, June 17 [easy_countdowner name=”demo_countdowner” theme=”default” animation=”smooth” end_date=”2016-06-17″ end_time=”09:00:00″ 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″] Netflix and Lionsgate today announced that the original series Orange is the New Black, the comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan, has…

Matt LeBlanc Joins Presenters on the New Season of Top Gear

BBC AMERICA announced today that Matt LeBlanc is one of the new presenters of the upcoming and eagerly awaited return of Top Gear – the planet’s biggest car entertainment show. LeBlanc’s appointment marks the first time the show has ever had a non-British host in its 39-year history. In what promises to be an explosive…

Science Channel Orders More New episodes of Outrageous Acts of Science

Science Channel announced today it has ordered new episodes of Outrageous Acts of Science, the network’s most watched series in 2015, to premiere during summer 2016. The program was the network’s most watched series in 2015, with an average of 574,000 Total Viewers P2+. Last month’s season debut (January 9) ranked among the series’ top…