1) Murder, She Wrote: Murder Monday debuted here on the site last week with a look at Jessica under the big top (as a lion tamer? a sword swallower? You will have to click here to find out) and will be back tomorrow!
2) Mason Reese: Here's a birthday that will make a lot of people feel old: Former child acting sensation and pitchman Reese is 55 today! As a treat, enjoy the failed TV pilot Mason uploaded by Reese himself! It's a total misfire, so much so that ABC burned it off on July 4 two years after its production:
3) Starsky & Hutch/Charlie's Angels/Partridge Family: These 3 are among the new old series just added to Tubi TV--or partially so. Pity the poor soul who has already torn through the first couple seasons of Charlie's Angels and now has to wait for season 3.
4) Police Story: Decades is having a marathon this weekend but not, much to our chagrin, showing the episode with Michael Learned.
5) Louise Lasser: Happy birthday to the star of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and also one of the most notorious episodes of Saturday Night Live.
6) Larry Holmes/Trevor Berbick: This fight for the WBC Heavyweight Champeenship of the world aired live on HBO on this day in 1981. I won;t reveal who wins (the fight is online if you want to watch it), but the bad blood lingered and led to this bizarre moment in 1991:
7) National 8-Track Tape Day: Rock on!
8) Crash Island: This NBC movie debuted 40 years ago tonight. The cast features a group of young actors, Warren Berlinger, and Meadowlark Lemon because he was everywhere!
9) Jem: The prices on these just-announced Super 7 action figures will likely be truly, truly outrageous, but they do look good:
10) Walter Olkewicz, Anne Beatts, james Hampton: R.I.P. to all.
Here's Olkewicz ducking out of Bill Tush's show to go bowling:
Beatts was responsible for so much comedy in the 1970s and 1980s, including of course the short-lived but fondly recalled Square Pegs:
Here's the late James Hampton in a 1970s spot: