morty

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

“The Simpsons” Celebrates Unprecedented 30-Year Milestone with a Special Re-Airing of Its First-Ever Full-Length Episode on Sunday, December 23 at 8/7c

  THE SIMPSONS (Sunday, Dec. 23, 8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT) – “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” special encore. After failed Black Friday shopping, Marge (Julie Kavner) is determined to fix Christmas but Homer (Dan Castellaneta) and the kids decide to surprise her by going on vacation to a Floridian resort that turns out to be a…

“Grace and Frankie” Season 5 Launches Globally on Netflix January 18

In 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 are gay and leave them for each other. Both sparring partners and partners-in-crime, Grace and Frankie form an unlikely and unbreakable bond and face their uncertain futures head-on, hand-in-hand.…

NBC will air “Elvis All-Star Tribute” on Sunday, February 17, 2019

Today marks the exact date (December 3, 1968) 50 years ago that the NBC aired “Singer Presents… Elvis,” now known as the “68 Comeback Special,” sponsored by Singer Corporation, the sewing machine people. The special played a pivotal role in relaunching Elvis Presley’s career. The 50th Anniversary “Elvis All-Star Tribute” will be hosted by Blake…

Ken Berry, Star of ‘F Troop’ and ‘Mama’s Family,’ Dies at 85

Actor Ken Berry died on Saturday, December 1, 2018, he was 85.  Berry’s ex-wife, actress Jackie Joseph, who also accompanied him in his last days, tweeted: “We hope you know how much they loved you.” Good evening, captain.” Berry starred on the television series F-Troop, The Andy Griffith Show, Mayberry R.F.D. and Mama’s Family. He also…

CNBC’s Original “Deal or No Deal” Will Premiere December 5th

From the set of CNBC’s all-new ‘Deal or No Deal’ at Universal Orlando Resort, host and Executive Producer Howie Mandel today took to social media to announce the highly anticipated game show will join the network’s primetime lineup beginning Wednesday, December 5th. Premiering almost 10 years after the hit show was last in production, the…