ABC Presents Two Halloween Classics

On Tuesday, October 20th, ABC will air two Halloween classic animated specials, the 1966 classic, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown @ 8:00PM followed by Disney/Pixar’s 2013 Toy Story of TERROR! at 8:30PM. As the Peanuts gang celebrates Halloween, Linus camps out in the pumpkin patch to hold vigil for the arrival of the mythical…

My Favorite Halloween Treats

I have a confession, I like kid’s movies– I liked them when I was a kid, and still like them today. When it comes to Halloween movies, I still like the kid’s stuff.  Some of my favorite kid’s movies are Disney titles from the 1960’s, as with most things, they were made better back in the…

New Danny Kaye DVDs Unearth Rare Performances

During its four year run from 1963 – 1967, the Emmy Award winning The Danny Kaye Show and its host welcomed some of the greatest performers in the entertainment industry. The new DVD set, Danny Kaye: Legends collects six classic and complete episodes of the show featuring guest stars Louis Armstrong, Lucille Ball, Tony Bennett,…

The X-Files to return in January 2016

On March 24, 2015, it was confirmed the X-Files would return to FOX TV as a six-episode event series with the return of series creator Chris Carter and lead actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. It will premiere on January 24, 2016. Until then, Fox will be teasing us with trailers and promos. The program originally aired…

Munsters & One Step Beyond Halloween Marathons

COZI TV will showcase two of their new programs, Munsters and One Step Beyond with Halloween Marathons. Tune in Halloween, October 31, 2015 at 6AM/5c-10AM/9c  for One Step Beyond, then at 12PM/11c- The Munsters Marathon begins, and then another  One Step Beyond marathon from midnight ’til 5AM.

Bewitched & Hitchcock Halloween Marathons

Turn out the lights and turn on the TV as Antenna TV presents two spooktacular Halloween marathons; “Witch-O-Ween” and “Hitch-O-Ween” on October 30 and October 31. Beginning at midnight on October 30, Antenna TV will air “Witch-O-Ween” a Bewitched marathon with 26 episodes/13 hours of the best Bewitched beginning at 8PM ET, leading into “Hitch-O-Ween” an Alfred…

Pat Woodell, 71, Dies; One of the Original Petticoat Junction Girls

  Actress Pat Woodell, who played the original Bobbi Jo Bradley on the 1960’s sitcom, Petticoat Junction, died of cancer September 29. She was 71. Woodell was born in Winthrop, Massachusetts, and initially hoped to be a singer, and she made some appearances as a teenager in Catskill Mountains hotels. She made her acting debut…

Merv Griffin & Judy Garland Return to TV on Monday, October 12

Starting Monday, Sony Pictures Television Networks’ GetTV service will be airing a full night of vintage variety programs every week, featuring The Judy Garland Show, which ran on CBS in the 1963-64 TV season, and episodes of The Merv Griffin Show from the 1960s and ’70s. A third hour will feature network musical variety specials,…

Actor/Producer Kevin Corcoran Dies at 66

Kevin Corcoran, best known to generations of film fans as the youngest brother in the classic, emotionally devastating Disney film, Old Yeller, has died at 66, his family confirmed today. Corcoran enjoyed a career as a child actor before transitioning as an adult to a career behind the camera, working in various capacities on numerous…

ABC Family is Changing its Name in January

Starting in January, ABC Family will be known as Freeform, the Disney-owned cable channel is rebranding, without the word “Family.” Disney–ABC Television Group and network president Tom Ascheim announced that the network would be rebranded as Freeform in January 2016. The switch is part of an effort to attract more of what the network calls…

PBS to Air “Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration”

PBS will air a tribute to actor Mary Tyler Moore — featuring an interview with Mary, comments from her co-stars, and clips from her groundbreaking television and film work. Premieres Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8PM ET. Check your local listings. Not only did Mary Tyler Moore “turn the world on with her smile,” as…