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DVD Review: 'TV Shows On DVD' Via Mill Creek Entertainment

January 29th, 2014 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'TV Shows On DVD' Via Mill Creek Entertainment
TV old and new on DVD – game?  Then follow us as we check out the cool TV show on DVD line up available now via the folks at Mill Creek Entertainment.  Up on the review chopping block are "Good Times," "Charlie’s Angels," "Wings," "Just Shoot Me!," "Dilbert," "Bewitched," "The Cosby Show" and "Married With Children."  The boob tube gets reviewed below!

 

 

  

  

  

  

   Title: "Good Times" (Seasons 1&2)

   Grade: 4

   Cast: Esther Rolle, John Amos, Jimmie Walker

   Release Company: Mill Creek Entertainment

   Website: www.millcreekent.com

 

The Show: A spin-off of "Maude," ...
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Centric's Celebration Of Black History Month Continues With 'The Cosby Show' & Jazz

February 16th, 2013 7:57am EST
The Cosby Show
Centric, today's 24-hour music and entertainment channel for African American and multicultural viewers, continues its tribute to Black History Month with a third weekend of special programming devoted to musical legends.

From Feb 16-17, Centric will celebrate America's favorite family with The Cosby Show & Jazz Weekend. America's beloved dad loved jazz and related forms, so episodes airing during this weekend will feature groundbreaking artists from Dizzy Gillespie and Lena Horne to Stevie Wonder, B.B. King and Miriam Makeba.

Also featured is R&B crooner Jeffery Osborne reuniting with l...
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Bill Cosby & TV Daughter Tempestt Bledsoe Delight Fans On 'Jimmy Fallon' (Video)

January 7th, 2013 9:53am EST
Tempestt Bledsoe & Bill Cosby
Twenty years after the hit sitcom "The Cosby Show" went off air, Bill Cosby reunited with his TV daughter Tempestt Bledsoe on a late-night talk show. Cosby played Dr. Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable with Bledsoe portraying his third daughter, Vanessa, on the hit '80s series.

Cosby, 75, and Bledsoe, 39, promoted separate projects on the "Late Show with Jimmy Fallon," and they thrilled viewers by reminiscing about their time working together on the show, which wrapped in 1992.

The former co-stars hugged as Bledsoe stepped onstage, although she admitted she was a little embarrassed after host Ji...
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Agents Sue Keshia Knight Pulliam For $350,000 In Back Payments

March 2nd, 2012 8:38am EST
Keshia Knight Pulliam
Former "The Cosby Show" star Keshia Knight Pulliam has been dragged into a legal battle by her former agents who allege she dumped them after they helped win her a lucrative TV deal.

Lawyers for bosses at Greene & Associates Talent Agency claim their clients landed former child star Pulliam a leading role in "Tyler Perry's House of Payne."

According to documents obtained by TMZ.com, the agents negotiated a deal that earned their star up to $20,000-per-episode before she fired them last summer.

Greene & Associates agents claim the actress owes them a commission fee from the deal and other...
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Kelly Rowland Dreamed Of Growing Up In A 'Normal' Family Like The One On 'The Cosby Show'

October 9th, 2011 9:00pm EDT
Kelly Rowland
Former Destiny's Child singer Kelly Rowland used to dream of having a normal family like the Huxtables on 80s sitcom The Cosby Show.

Kelly's been spending a lot of time 'across the pond' as a judge on the British version of The X Factor; and now the sexy singer graces the November cover of the UK issue of Cosmopolitan.

In the new issue she gets personal about her anything-but-normal upbringing in the new issue and her estranged father Christopher.

"Me and my mom didn't see eye to eye for a while," she says of her mother Doris. "I would see how close my girlfriends were to their mothers a...
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Raven-Symone's 'State Of Georgia' Canceled After One Season

September 19th, 2011 8:17am EDT
Raven-Symone
Former child star Raven-Symone's TV show State Of Georgia has been axed after just one season on air.

The Cosby Show cast member played the lead in the ABC comedy drama about an aspiring actress who leaves America's south in a bid to make it in Hollywood.

Nevertheless on Friday, TV executives cancelled the show due to disappointing viewer figures.

Bosses at ABC have renewed programs including Make It Or Break It, Switched At Birth, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and Pretty Little Liars.
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Celebrities Who Have Been Fired From Their TV Shows

March 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Charlie Sheen
By now the whole world should know that "Two and a Half Men" will not feature Charlie Sheen next season. Last week, Warner Bros. terminated Sheen's contract after he publicly criticized the shows co-creator Chuck Lorre and confessed to drug use, wild partying, and a polyamorous relationship. Charlie Sheen isn't the first actor to be kicked off a successful television show. Here are some other notable celebrities who have been given the pink slip from their respective TV shows because of controversy or erratic behavior.

Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy)

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Watching Me On TV: Reflections About Blacks in Prime Time Past

February 23rd, 2011 10:40am EST
The Cosby Show
I’m not old, but I am mature. I’m not in the let’s-go-clubbin’-this-Saturday-night set, but I’m still in the coveted demographic that advertisers like. I’m old enough to remember when vampires were scary—not hot. And I do have those wonderful memories of big, boxy television consoles with three major networks and some local stations with really bad programming. Color television shows were a major big deal, so much so that announcers would actually let you know—“The F.B.I.— in color!” That was probably because not a lot of folks had a color TV set. It’s also cool to see how the physical tele...
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Laughing Could Kill Bill Cosby - Read Why

February 18th, 2011 8:19am EST
Bill Cosby
Comedian Bill Cosby could literally die from laughing due to a lung condition.

The beloved "Cosby Show" star, 73, admits he has to watch how much he enjoys himself because too much fun could be fatal.

He tells the Globe, "If I laugh hard, that is very, very dangerous. My lungs fill up with fluid and I start coughing. Also my stomach muscles burn."

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Five Influential African-Americans On Television

February 7th, 2011 1:33pm EST
cosby show
Happy Black History Month, everyone! Every since I graduated high school, Black History Month (and President’s Day) has had a tendency to slip past my notice. This month, however, I wanted to draw your attention to two of my favorite things: influential people, and television. And since it’s February, I wanted to give it an African-American history spin. Here is my list of five influential African-American television characters.

1. Clair Huxtable - The Cosby Show (played by Phylicia Rashād)
I know. When someone says “The Cosby Show,” the first person you think of is Cliff Huxtable, rig...
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Regina King 'Not Engaged' To Malcolm-Jamal Warner

January 11th, 2011 5:37pm EST
Regina King
Actress Regina King has dismissed reports she's planning to wed former The Cosby Show star Malcolm-Jamal Warner, insisting they are not engaged.

The pals have known each other since the 1980s, and King admits their friendship has since taken a romantic turn.

However, the Ray star insists rumors the couple is soon heading to the alter are completely false.

She tells Essence magazine, "Malcolm and I have a lot in common We've both been child actors and were also blessed to be raised by incredible mothers who instilled good values in us. Things are maturing nicely. (But) no, we're not eng...
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Raven-Symone Slams Nude Photo Rumors

November 9th, 2010 9:38am EST
Raven-Symone
Actress Raven-Symone is fuming after finding herself at the center of a naked photo scandal, insisting she would never strip off to boost her career.

Saucy pictures of the star pouting seductively at the camera were rumored to have been taken for an alleged female love interest before they leaked online and began circulating on gossip blogs.

However, the former child star, who played Olivia on The Cosby Show, has assured fans she is fully clothed in the snaps, which were actually taken from her Twitter.com page. Raven-Symone also denies having a same-sex lover and is adamant she would n...
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Chris Rock's Anti-Bill Cosby Tirade Nearly Cost Him His Career

June 26th, 2010 9:41am EDT
Chris Rock
Chris Rock almost ended his comedy career before it started by taking aim at Bill Cosby on the beloved funnyman's own show.

Pal Adam Sandler invited Rock to the set of "The Cosby Show" when he was shooting a handful of episodes in his late teens - and when the pre-program warm-up comedian fell ill, Rock stepped in to keep the studio audience amused.

Sandler admits his friend was an instant hit with both Cosby and his fans - until he turned on the star of the show.

Sandler recalls, "Rock, all of a sudden, starts going, 'And what's with this Bill Cosby?' Everyone's like nervously lau...
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In Honor Of Fathers Day: 10 Best TV Dads

June 19th, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Mike Brady, Hank Hill, Cliff Huxtable
Since Father's Day is this Sunday, we wanted to take some time to honor some of the best TV dads of all time. So, loosen your belt, crack open a beer, plop down on the recliner and check out which fantastic fathers made our Top 10!

Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver - Ward, as played by Hugh Beaumont, was THE prototypical middle-class suburban dad of the late '50s and early '60s. He was an all-American guy who worked hard all day, appreciated his wife and acted as the moral compass for his sons, Wally and Beaver. Even though the world has changed a great deal since LITB aired, Ward's influen...
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Bill Cosby:'I'm Alive!'

February 8th, 2010 8:45am EST
Bill Cosby:
Bill Cosby is laughing off reports of his death, after becoming the latest in a handful of celebrities 'killed off' by internet hoaxers. Reports surfaced online earlier this month alleging The Cosby Show star had passed away - but the funnyman has been quick to assure fans he's alive and well.

In a post on his website, Cosby writes, "About 10 hours ago, an internet hoax started that said Bill Cosby is dead. The announcement of me being dead may be a VIRUS. And now ladies and gentlemen for my rebuttal. As you well know, a dead person cannot rebuttal. Therefore, I am rebuttaling to tell y...
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How 'Modern Family' Is Saving The Family Sitcom

January 16th, 2010 10:15am EST
Modern Family
This article hopefully will serve as an adequate mea culpa. In a fall article we mentioned that 'Modern Family' was weak, formulaic, and full of hyperbolic stereotypes. In short, not worth staying on the ABC schedule. It did not take the recent Golden Globe nomination for Best TV Series- Musical or Comedy to change our view.

Thanks to a day off and time to kill on Hulu, we watched the second episode of the show. Needless to say, lunch was skipped, all remaining episodes were viewed, and we realized how unrepresentative a pilot can be. Now we are such unwavering fans of the show th...
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Fictional Characters We Wish Were Real

November 12th, 2009 2:52pm EST
Fictional Characters Who Need To Be Real
While we all have dealt with our own Michael Scotts, here are fictional characters we all wish were on our plane of reality.

Television

Claire Huxtable ('The Cosby Show')

A dramatic improvement from the current reality TV mom, Kate Gosselin, Claire would be a role model for moms and lawyers everywhere.

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Leroy Jethro Gibbs ('NCIS')

If Gibbs looked like Mark Harmon, those intense blue eyes would beat out Jack Bauer's torture tactics any day.

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Jack McCoy ('Law and Order')

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80s Vs. 90s: Which Decade Was The Best In Entertainment?

September 26th, 2009 10:03am EDT
Madonna
Eighties and Nineties nostalgia are running rampant in pop culture right now. Television networks and film companies are resurrecting TV shows and movies like 90210, Melrose Place, Halloween, and Transformers. This obsession with the 80s and 90s have lead to TV specials and debates about which decade is better. Both provided us with fascinating films to watch, memorable music to listen to, and new forms of entertainment that we still use today. But when it comes to entertainment, which decade was better?

TELEVISION

In the 80s, there were only three major broadcast networks - ABC, NBC,...
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TV Reunions We'd Like To See

August 28th, 2009 10:02am EDT
Party Of Five
We all have our favorite shows, especially the ones we used to beg mom and dad to let us stay up and watch. Or the shows we watched with our friends every week and discussed the next day in school because it was the most exciting event in our lives. Most of these shows are played in syndication, but the true fans want to know what's going on with our favorite characters now.

Here are the top shows that we'd love to see do reunion specials:

It's been 20 years since "Saved by the Bell," TV's first live-action Saturday morning sitcom debuted. The show started as "Good Morning, Miss Blis...
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Slideshow: Our Favorite Food Celebrities

August 14th, 2009 9:52am EDT
Julia Child
The roots of food culture and the success of a chef's celebrity status finds its genesis with culinary wizard Julia Child. The woman is a legend and a hero in kitchens around the globe, both commercial and private. She is a popular culture icon, quoted and imitated by many, from Dan Aykroyd's portrayal on Saturday Night Live, to Dr. Huxtable liberally applying her well-known accent whilst cooking a turkey on The Cosby Show.

The most recent cinematic shrine to Child, Julie & Julia, reminds cooks and chefs everywhere, man or woman, why they have a inextinguishable passion for food. We...
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Move Over NBC, USA Is Stealing Your Glory

July 10th, 2009 12:02pm EDT
USA
In the world of television, the big networks - NBC, CBS, ABC, and FOX - are typically considered to be the "A" team, or the major leaguers of TV stations. Now they have a bit of competition.

The network we are most confused by is NBC. NBC used to be a ratings powerhouse with its "Must See TV" marketing campaigns. Weeknights were appointment television nights for millions of viewers tuning in first in the genesis of it all, the 1980s with Hill Street Blues, The Cosby Show, Cheers, and LA Law. The 1990s came in strong with ER, Friends, Frasier, Mad About You, Seinfeld, and the last of...
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Exclusive: Nancy Travis Talks 'The Bill Engvall Show' And More

July 8th, 2009 10:20am EDT
Nancy Travis
Nancy Travis joined us to discuss the upcoming season of "The Bill Engvall Show" -- premiering July 18 on TBS; an interview with co-star and SNL alum Tim Meadows will publish later this week -- and soon the conversation turned into an interesting elucidation of the current state of situation comedies on television. Oh, and, of course, about her experience on "So I Married an Axe Murderer."

Nancy Travis: Hi, Mike. How are you?

Mike: Good! How are you doing, Nancy?

Nancy Travis: I am good; I am very good.

Mike: So, how did you get involved with "The Bill Engvall Show"?

Nancy Tr...
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Flashback 1984: A Look At Actors, Films & Music

January 26th, 2009 4:57pm EST
Wham
Where has time gone by? 25 years ago seems like yesterday, and 1984 was so happening! Here's our flashback moment of a few actors, films, and music that were popular in 1984. So, with that said, what were you into in 1984? Let us know!

Top Actors/Actresses

Molly Ringwald

In the film Sixteen Candles, actress Molly Ringwald had every girl wanting to design her own prom dress in 1984. Young, bright, and fresh, she was the essence of teen coolness.

Daryl Hannah

Are mermaids sexy? Well, one certainly was when actress Daryl Hannah starred in 1984's ...
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Satan's Helpers: Powerhouse Actors Embody The Devil

October 30th, 2008 11:50am EDT
Legend
Another Halloween is upon us, and in addition to witches and goblins "All Hallows Eve" conjures up images of everyone's favorite bad guy, Satan. Here's a list of some of Hollywood's best actors and their interpretation of the world's "worst" guy.

Tim Curry in "Legend" as "Darkness"

Only in the darkness will Satan have power and only in a Ridley Scott film will Tim Curry be the ultimate Satan for all time as "Darkness" itself. Amazing costume and make-up design help to bring the most sexual and darkly beautiful embodiment of the Devil to film. Darkness is a lonely and sadly...
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated Influential TV Shows

August 22nd, 2008 9:28am EDT
Miami Vice
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and on television it often appears to be the only form of creativity. Yes, ever since Milton Berle first stole a joke for "Texaco Star Theatre", TV has been a wild west of borrowing material and copying good ideas until they've become completely stale. Many of these ideas were so good, in fact, that their resonance is still felt today, and that's when a show crosses over from being copied to being influential.

Over the years, many shows have been considered influential. From "The Dick Van Dyke Show" first showing both the home and office l...
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The Demise of the Black Sitcom

August 13th, 2008 9:15am EDT
The Bernie Mac Show
African Americans have come a long way in a relatively short time in the entertainment industry. From Hattie McDaniel becoming the first black actor to win an Academy Award in 1939 to the trailblazing success of Sidney Poitier in the 1960s, African Americans have consistently broken through show business barriers on the march towards equality. As Frederick Douglass once said, "Without struggle, there is no progress."

Over the years, progress was certainly made in Hollywood, especially on the small screen. In fact, the year 1990 saw a great influx of black talent on television. That...
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The Most Memorable TV Wives

June 27th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Sopranos
They say that behind every great man is a great woman. But what if the woman is determined to step out of the man's shadow? On television, we have seen a many marriages weather the storm-be it separation, unemployment, or just plain bad choices. And most of the time, it's the husband who screws up. Remember when Homer bought a gun? When Al Bundy decided to hunt for gold? The fact that Archie Bunker was a racist or that Peter Griffin fought chickens? It's evident that a good wife will deal with lot foolishness.

Sometimes, though, it is the wives who carve out their niche on telev...
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Bad Dads & Rad Dads On TV

June 13th, 2008 8:44am EDT
The Brady Bunch
Back when television was young, TV fathers were portrayed as all knowing and in control. Fathers knew best. They dispensed unchallenged wisdom. They were calm and smiling and never seemed pressured by any circumstance. They were always clad in a shirt and tie, even while relaxing at home.

The TV fathers of the 50s and 60s had a ready answer for their children, all who sat with rapt attention to the father's every word. "Gee, Dad," said Wally of Leave It to Beaver, "I never thought about it that way." The Brady kids would also express the same types of revelation after a counseling ses...
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Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

April 29th, 2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...
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