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'Beauty And The Beast' Stars: Where Are They Now?

10/1/2010 9:37am EDT
Robby Benson
Possibly Disney's crowning jewel in the company's "renaissance" -- the period from the late '80s to the late '90s that produced wildly popular and widely acclaimed animated flicks that became classics -- "Beauty and the Beast" is being released on DVD and Blu-ray in a combo pack on October 5.

The combo pack includes all kinds of goodies and extras: fully-restored footage (it's the first time it'll be in high def), a sing-along mode, games, a virtual tour of the castle, deleted scenes (including a never-before-seen one), and more.

Until last year's "Up," 1991's "Beauty and the Beast" was...

The End: More Satisfying Conclusions To Canceled Favorites

7/10/2008 9:00am EDT
Every year you wait with bated breath to see the new television show line up. You eagerly scan the list. "Hey, wait a minute. My show is not on the list," you may think with a sense of panic. Then, as the cloud of evil forebodings rises in your mind, you go online to see if you can get other information. Sure enough, they have CANCELED your show. The Television-Programming-Powers-That-Be have snatched your show off the line up without warning, apology, and even worse, NO CONCLUSION TO LONG-RUNNING STORY LINES!

That's just wrong. That's a slap in the face to the faithful. It makes you n...

New TV On DVD, June 3

6/3/2008 8:00am EDT
Season three of Weeds cranks up the action and raises the stakes another notch, including Nancy's deal with Guillermo and another disastrous deal that leads to the season finale. Also on DVD: season six of The Dead Zone, and seasons three and four of The Incredible Hulk.

Tune In To Cable TV For Top-Notch, Edgy Shows

2/15/2008 2:00pm EST
Showtime's Dexter
There's plenty to watch on network television, but we have long been living in the Golden Age of Cable. Ever since HBO told us, "It's not TV. It's HBO," we've been hooked. Ponying up the money for cable can be difficult, but these channels make it worth the price.

The Veterans:

HBO has lost many of the signature shows that made it a household name. The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under - they were all instrumental in defining HBO as the channel for daring, intelligent and mature programming. But don't write off the channel just yet. While its new series don't quite match the ...

'Monk' Has Staying Power

1/31/2008 8:41am EST
Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) is sitting anxiously in an emergency therapy session with Dr. Kroger late at night and is talking about a possible murder suspect who stuffed his own mother's corpse in order to keep her with him. Monk points out to Kroger that he never did that with his beloved wife Trudy. Roughly quoted, Dr. Kroger responds sincerely "No, you didn't, Adrian, and I've always been proud of you for that."

This is an excerpt from the newest episode of "Monk" titled 'Mr. Monk and the Three Julies,' and it was a very amusing one. Monk and Natalie are called onto a case, and the...

Five Television Remakes We'd Like To See, But Probably Won't

1/14/2008 4:27pm EST
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.
Ahh, the remake. The feelings that are evoked when you hear that your favorite program from yesteryear is being re-thought, re-vamped and re-launched for the new generation are hard to describe. Sure, remakes are almost inevitably likely to fail, but so what? That doesn't make their possibility any less tantalizing.

TV remakes don't happen often, although when they do they tend to come in waves. The crest of the latest remake wave seems to be ominously hovering right over our heads as recent launches of "Bionic Woman," "American Gladiators" and the soon-to-be debuting "Knight Ride...

Hope Still Lingers For '4400' Resurrection

1/4/2008 12:05pm EST
The 4400
On July 11, 2004, a six part miniseries named The 4400 aired its first episode on the USA network, and it quickly grew a small but enthusiastic group of loyal fans. The mysterious sci-fi drama was filmed in Vancouver with a large cast of relative unknowns, and the miniseries turned into a full series, airing four seasons before it was announced in December that "The 4400," along with another USA Sci-fi show "The Dead Zone," was canceled.

As with several other canceled cult favorite sci-fi shows, the internet community immediately began circulating 'Save The 4400' petitions in a desper...

New TV on DVD, June 5

6/5/2007 8:00am EDT
Where the rubber meets the road and the bad guys meet the badge -- that's where you'll find California Highway Patrol motorcycle officers Jon and Ponch. Set in the sun-drenched sprawl of Los Angeles, CHiPs combines action, heroics and fun in 22 season-one episodes. Also on DVD: season 1 of The Fall Guy, seasons 3 of Rescue Me, seasons 3 and 4 of The Cosby Show, season 5 of Dead Zone, season 6 of Hogan's Heroes, and season 8 of Seinfeld.

'The Dead Zone' Returns For Season Six On Sunday, June 17

5/26/2007 8:45am EDT
The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone, the hit series starring Anthony Michael Hall, launches its sixth broadcast season on USA Network Sunday, June 17 at 10:00PM/9:00 Central. Based on characters from the Stephen King novel, the powerful drama returns with intriguing stories and surprising new twists.

As the new season opens, Johnny is enjoying the company of his extended family when he’s rocked by the first in a series of visions involving friends in peril. Walt is preoccupied with an investigation he’s been concealing from everyone including Sarah, who is now six months pregnant and very concerned about he...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

4/14/2007 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), Briti...

USA Announces Summer Programming

3/29/2007 9:41am EDT
Debra Messing
The Starter Wife is a sexy, savvy and wickedly funny tour de force. Based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times best-seller, The Starter Wife is about life after divorce and one woman's (Debra Messing's) quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. Premiering May 31, 9-11 pm, followed by 4 one-hour subsequent episodes.


When spies get fired, they don't get a letter from human resources. Michael Weston got a "burn notice" and became untouchable and he has no idea what or who triggered his demise. Stuck in his hometown in Miami, a place h...

'The Dead Zone' Coming Back For Season 6

9/18/2006 4:46pm EDT
The Dead Zone
USA Network has picked up The Dead Zone, the hit series starring Anthony Michael Hall, for a sixth broadcast season of 13 one-hour episodes, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming. The series will return to USA Network in summer 2007, with production scheduled to begin early next year.

The Dead Zone premiered in June 2002 as the network's highest-rated original dramatic series debut ever, earning a place as the top basic cable original dramatic series of all time. The show still continues to perform as one of basic cable's top-rate...

USA Greenlights Second Season of 'Psych'

9/18/2006 1:22pm EDT
Corbin Bernsen stars in Psych
USA Network has placed a second season order for 16 episodes of its freshman hit, Psych. The one-hour series, starring James Roday, Dulé Hill and Corbin Bernsen, joins The Dead Zone and the previously announced returns of original series Monk and The 4400.

“Psych,” centers on Shawn Spencer (Roday), who possesses uncanny powers of observation honed by his police officer father, Henry (Bernsen), who drilled young Shawn to note even the smallest details of his surroundings. When Shawn is accused of committing a crime that he actually solved for the police department (by calling in a tip)...

'The Dead Zone' Now Available on iTunes

6/29/2006 2:25pm EDT
USA network, in partnership with Lionsgate, has made available episodes of The Dead Zone for purchase on iTunes. This is the first of myriad platforms being considered jointly for electronic sell-through opportunities around the hit series, which debuted its fifth season June 18. The show's season five episodes will be made available for purchase on iTunes the day after their broadcast premieres.

“The Dead Zone,” based on characters from the Stephen King novel, stars Anthony Michael Hall as Johnny Smith. Also starring in the ensemble cast are Nicole deBoer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams ...

Lionsgate Pulled in Over $950 Million in FY 2006

6/15/2006 12:36pm EDT
Lionsgate, the leading independent film entertainment studio, just reported revenues of $951.2 million for fiscal year (FY) 2006 (fiscal year ended March 31, 2006), an increase of 13% compared to $842.6 million in fiscal 2005.

Lionsgate's theatrical revenue of $145.5 million in fiscal 2006 increased 2% compared to $142.8 million in fiscal 2005, propelled by such number-one box office hits as Saw II, Madea's Family Reunion, Hostel, the Best Picture Academy Award-winning Crash, Lord Of War, The Devil's Rejects and Waiting.

Video revenue of $527.2 million in fiscal 2006 grew 13% fro...

New TV on DVD, June 13

6/13/2006 8:01am EDT
The eighth season of Frasier is now on DVD. Among the highlights of this season: Niles and Daphne start dating and Frasier has an existential crisis. Also on DVD this week: Cheers season eight, MacGyver season six, The Dead Zone season four, The Rockford Files season two, Medium season one and Walker, Texas Ranger season one.

New Season of 'The Dead Zone' Premieres June 18

5/10/2006 3:00pm EDT
The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone, the hit series starring Anthony Michael Hall, launches its fifth season on USA on Sunday, June 18. In the new season premiere, Johnny races to find a way to stop the Ellis-Stillson wedding, convinced that Miranda is in grave danger. Meanwhile, a political crisis develops that brings the brazenly ambitious Stillson one step closer to the White House.

As the season unfolds and Johnny continues to explore the potential and the limits of his psychic abilities, the mystery surrounding his destiny and his fated role in a potential future Armageddon deepens. In episodes rangin...

Celebrity Birthdays, April 14

4/14/2006 3:00am EDT
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Happy Birthday To "The Grudge" actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977), WWE wrestler Amy Dumas a.k.a. 'Lita' (1975), rapper Shawntae Harris a.k.a. 'Da Brat' (1974), "King Kong" actor Adrien Brody (1973), "The Dead Zone" star Anthony Michael Hall (1968), Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux (1966), baseball announcer David Justice (1966), "Trainspotting" actor Robert Carlyle (1961), "Everybody Loves Raymond" actor Brad Garrett (1960), "Lois & Clark" actor John Shea (1949), Deep Purple/Blackmore's Night guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (1945), notorious baseball player Pete Rose (1941), British actress J...