Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Remind Magazine's Where Are They Now special issue
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Top Ten #221: "What, no awards tonight?" edition
Sunday, March 12, 2023
Top Ten #220: Special "Awards again tonight" Edition
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Top Ten #219
1) Silver Spoons: It's the 40th anniversary of the NBC premiere of the episode Mike wrote about right here. Yes, it's the return of BOB DANISH on the show!
2) Doc Elliot: The pilot for the show premiered 50 years ago tonight on ABC, with the series proper joining ABC's lineup that Fall (and leaving the next Spring). James Franciscus stars as a big-city doc who relocates to rural Colorado for a simpler life. Noah Beery, Bo Hopkins, and Neva Patterson co-starred, and the pilot featured Joe Don Baker!
3) Mrs. Columbo: The ill-fated, ill-conceived sort-of spinoff just showed up on Tubi.
4) SAG Awards: Congrats to some of the big winners at last weekend's SAG Awards, like Sam Elliott (The Yellow Rose), Jason Bateman (It's Your Move), Jean Smart (Teachers Only), Jamie Lee Curtis (Operation Petticoat).
5) National Multiple Personalities Day: Maybe a good day to rewatch the Mork and Mindy we talked about? Mork's emotions all came out in this one, and--OK, maybe it's not so appropriate, but wasn't every day on that show Multiple Personalities Day?
6) Marsha Warfield: Happy birthday!
7) Allan Melvin: MeTV ran a big story about the prolific character actor last week.
8) Fred Williamson: Happy 85th to The Hammer!
9) Courteney Cox: Let's pretend that at least one point of the star she just got on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is for Misfits of Science.
10) R.I.P. Tom Sizemore:
Thursday, March 2, 2023
The Season 11 BOTNS Polls Control Center is live!
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
What's new on streaming for March? Not much so far
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Top Ten #218
1) Variety shows and first-run syndication shows! If you haven't voted yet in our Choose the Show Season 11 polls, please do so! You can see this post if you aren't a member of our official Facebook group.
A clip from one of the choices (not meant as an endorsement):
2) The People's Court: It had quite a run, but the show was canceled this week. It's not I wish the Wapner episodes of the Eighties were available somewhere.
3) The Cheap Show: Check out this odd parody game show that aired in first-run syndication in 1978. Hosted by Dick Martin, the program is loaded with ideas, and it's often funny, but I wonder if this would be better as a weekly and not daily game show.
4) Wizards and Warriors: 40 years ago tonight, the show premiered on CBS. It was on the late and lamented Warner Archive Instant. The series added Jeff Conaway to the list of sword-and-sorcery legends.
5) Jackie Gleason: Born this day in 1916, and The Great One's lone Tonight Show spot was uploaded this week.
6) Bob Fishman: The longtime CBS sports director was honoted by the DGA. Among the moments he helped create:
7) Bill Duke: Happy 80th birthday! It's pretty cool that he directed 10 episodes of Knots Landing.
8) The Stranger (1973): Pilot film that didn't take off, starring Glenn Corbett, Steve Franken, and Cameron Mitchell. It premiered 50 years ago tonight.
9) National Tell a Fairy Tale Day:
10) R.I.P.: Barbara Bosson, Richard Belzer: