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'Cheers' Tops Poll Of Best TV Theme Songs

April 18th, 2013 8:25pm EDT
Two decades after the last episode of Cheers, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" still resonates as the best TV theme song, according to readers of TV Guide Magazine. The mag asked readers to help them find the 60 best themes since the dawn of television, and some of the choices may surprise you.

Of course, Cheers' theme being on the list isn't too much of a shocker - it was actually featured in several other shows on the list as a joke or reference and some of its episodes are considered the best of all time. TV Guide also rated the show the 18th greatest in a recent list.

The Mary Tyle...

The Top 10 TV Shows That Should Be Brought Back, Rebooted Or Just Re-Run

October 5th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
Miami Vice
TV remakes are either hit-or-miss, but with hollywood lacking many new ideas (seems like every other show is a crime drama or takes place in a hospital these days) we've thought of a few classic shows that we think would make the cut and stick around for a while -- if they're done correctly.

There are a number of old shows from the 70s and 80s that have been brought back in recent years, some with all new casts and edgier than their predecessors, and others featuring some of the original cast members. Others were revamped entirely, and some casting decisions killed a couple before they wer...

'Hawaii Five-O' Star Alex O'Loughlin Enters Rehab

March 4th, 2012 10:10am EST
Alex O'Loughlin
Hawaii Five-O actor Alex O'Loughlin is taking a break from filming the hit TV show to address his dependency on prescription drugs.

The Australian star, who plays police chief Steve McGarrett in the cop show reboot, has checked himself into rehab in order to wean himself off pain pills he has been taking following a recent shoulder injury.

He will take a break from the show to focus on his recovery, but is expected to rejoin the cast once his rehab stint is concluded.

O'Loughlin's representative tells Usmagazine.com, "Alex is taking a short break from Hawaii Five-0 to receive supervised ...

Anatomy Of A TV Season: The Hits & Misses

April 15th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kathy Bates
It’s almost May Sweeps, and season finales will be upon us faster than the networks can cancel soaps. Let’s break it down, network by network, of what succeeded – and what flopped – this TV season.


Let’s start with the weakest network. After the ‘Jay Leno Show’ debacle last season, NBC is still scrambling to find original programming that will net decent ratings.

‘Law & Order: Los Angeles’ has proved a disappointment, as evidenced by its massive overhaul and return to floundering ratings. The comedy ‘Outsourced’ is on the bubble, and shows such as ‘Chase’ and ‘Undercovers’ bombed ...

'Hawaii Five-O' Finds Its New Regular (Ish)

January 19th, 2011 10:09am EST
Larisa Oleynik
Remember awhile back when we reported that Hawaii Five-O was looking for a new regular? Well, they have her. Sort of.

TVLine.com is reporting the new kid on the block is Larisa Oleynik, probably best known to me and my fellow Nickeleodeon-raised twentysomethings as the title character on that network's The Secret World of Alex Mack. She's now turning thirty this year, and her roles since then have included 3rd Rock From The Sun and Mad Men.

According to TVLine, her role is that of "Jessica Kaye, an ex-CIA analyst and Harvard graduate with a degree in Political Science and a Masters in ...

Notable 2010 Celebrity Deaths

December 31st, 2010 8:00am EST
2010 Celeb Deaths
Fortunately, 2010 wasn't a big one for celebrity deaths. In 2009, several notables died, including Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze and Farrah Fawcett.

May was a particularly bad month, in which stars such as Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper passed away.

Casey Johnson, Johnson & Johnson heiress and fiancee of reality star Tila Tequila, died January 4 from diabetic ketoacidosis.

"All My Children" patriarch James Mitchell died on January 22, weeks shy of his 90th birthday. The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease complicated by pneumonia.

"Poltergeist" star Zelda Rubenstein di...

James MacArthur, Original Danno From 'Hawaii Five-O,' Dies At 72

October 28th, 2010 12:59pm EDT
James MacArthur
Today the world mourns the loss of internationally-known actor, family man, and humble human being, James Gordon MacArthur. He passed on October 28 at the age of 72 with his family by his side.

James was born on December 8, 1937 in Los Angeles, California and raised in a theatre atmosphere by his parents, the First Lady of the American stage, Helen Hayes and noted playwright Charles MacArthur residing at their home, "Pretty Penny", on the bank of the Hudson River in Nyack, New York.

As an actor, James had three strong separate careers, Live Stage, Movies and Television. In 1955 prior to h...

Lost Without 'Lost'? Try This...

October 14th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
Regardless of what you thought of the ‘Lost’ finale that aired last May, chances are you will miss the show come January. Then, you’ll realize during the doldrums of winter that your favorite show is not making a return from the usual eight-month hiatus. It is, in fact, over. Done. Finito.

There are ways to cope, however. There are potential new shows that may remedy your ‘Lost’ pains, and there are shows coming up that will sound promising to you. There are even a few old favorites you might find comforting.

What you can watch now:

-‘The Event’ on NBC. There’s no way you could ha...

CBS Fall 2010 Line-Up: What And When To Watch

September 23rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
Presenting Starpulse's quick-and-dirty guide to this fall's new CBS programming.

First, the new:

Mike & Molly, Mon. Sept. 20, 9:30/8:30 CST -- America's obesity epidemic has left a lot us a bit fluffier, and "Mike & Molly" might be CBS's attempt to deliver a show we can relate to. Unfortunately, that seems to be the extent of the humor -- being fluffy. The main characters, played by Billy Gardell ("Yes, Dear") and Melissa McCarthy ("Gilmore Girls"), meet at an Overeaters Anonymous meeting, fall for each other, and deal with the modern-day problems overweight couples face. Time will tel...

Original Danno To Make Cameo In New 'Hawaii Five-0'

September 16th, 2010 9:30am EDT
Hawaii Five O
The original Danno from legendary TV series "Hawaii Five-O" has agreed to make a cameo appearance in the revamp.

James McArthur played Danny 'Danno' Williams from 1968 to 1980 and, at 72, he's now the last surviving original castmember.

McArthur is already a huge fan of the new version of the show, which stars Alex O'Loughlin as Detective Steve McGarrett - originally played by the late Jack Lord - and Scott Caan as Danno, and he reveals he's been approached to make a guest appearance.

The actor says, "This one's going to be a hit. It's got a good cast and good plots. They've asked me to ...

Daniel Dae Kim Aboard For 'Hawaii Five-O' Remake

February 8th, 2010 12:08pm EST
Daniel Dae Kim Aboard For
Lost star Daniel Dae Kim has landed a new TV role in an upcoming remake of Hawaii Five-O. The actor has played Jin Kwon in the mystery drama for six seasons, relocating to Hawaii for the duration of the show.

And it looks as if Kim will be staying in the island paradise after scoring a role in CBS' new version of classic cop show Hawaii Five-O.

The original drama series, about the Hawaiian police department, ran from 1968 to 1980 and starred Jack Lord and James MacArthur.

Kim is said to have been handed the role of Detective Chin Ho Kelly, originally played by Kam Fong, accordin...

New TV On DVD, Oct. 20

October 20th, 2009 8:00am EDT
The L Word
Unresolved romances and a long-simmering film project finally bear fruit in the sixth season of The L Word. Dreams come true and new life paths are forged for many of the series' characters this year. Also on DVD: Hawaii Five-O season 7, Numb3rs season 5, and Top Chef season 5.

CBS To Remake 'Hawaii Five-O'

October 9th, 2009 8:40am EDT
Hawaii Five-0
Screenwriters of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and "Star Trek" and a "CSI: NY" scribe are developing a "Hawaii Five-0" remake, according to Variety.com.

CBS has long wanted to revive the popular show. The series aired on CBS from 1969 to 1980. It starred Jack Lord as Steve McGarrett, head of the Hawaiian State Police, which handled tough criminal cases and investigated organized crime.

The show was filmed on location and featured the catchphrase, "Book 'em, Dano."

See more photos of Hawaii Five-0 here!

Image © Paramount Pictures

(This news article provided by Wor...

New TV On DVD, April 21

April 21st, 2009 8:00am EDT
Christian Slater
On My Own Worst Enemy, Christian Slater plays a spy and a suburban dad - who are unknowingly the same person. The complete season is now on DVD. Also in stores: Dallas season 11, Hawaii Five O season 6, & Rhoda season 1.

'Cheers' Tops TV Theme Song Poll

January 9th, 2009 8:44am EST
The hit theme to 1980s sitcom Cheers has topped a new poll of beloved TV tunes. Songwriters Gary Portnoy and Judy Hart Angelo's "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" beat the "Suicide Is Painless" theme from M*A*S*H and the tune to Sanford And Son in the new Paste magazine survey.

Also showing up in the top 10 are the themes from All In The Family, Hawaii Five O and Gilligan's Island.

What's your favorite TV tune? Leave a comment below!

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

New TV On DVD, Nov. 18

November 18th, 2008 8:00am EST
On season 3 of Bones there's a new serial killer arc, more gristly and diabolical than most, and later in the season it has tragic consequences. Also on DVD: Charmed the complete series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels season 3, Hawaii Five-O season 5, The Odd Couple season 5.

New TV On DVD, June 10

June 10th, 2008 8:00am EDT
7th Heaven
In season six of 7th Heaven, Matt meets the woman he will marry, Mary is ready to come home again, Lucy breaks off an engagement, Simon rebels, and Ruthie corresponds with a soldier. Robbie Palmer also enters the picture. Also on DVD: season four of Hawaii Five-O, season four of The Odd Couple, and the John Adams miniseries.

CBS To Offer 'Star Trek,' 'Twilight Zone' & Other Classic Shows Online

February 21st, 2008 1:10pm EST
Star Trek
CBS Interactive today announced that it will begin offering Television Classics from the CBS Library, which is one of the largest television programming libraries in the entertainment business, online and across the CBS Audience Network.

The initial lineup includes full-length episodes of Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-O and Melrose Place, with more programs and clips to be added in the coming months. The distribution of Television Classics across the CBS Audience Network follows the same open, non-exclusive strategy that CBS has been using for its content online ...

New TV On DVD, Jan. 22

January 22nd, 2008 8:00am EST
In season eight of ER, new hopefuls Army Reservist Michael Gallant and brash Gregory Pratt arrive to face the challenges of Trauma One life. A familiar face Dr. Susan Lewis returns. Benton weighs career and family. Malucci crosses the line once too often. Chen defies demotion. And Greene fights what could be his last battle, leaving a void at the group's heart. Also on DVD: season two of Barney Miller; season three of The Girls Next Door, Hawaii Five-O and The Odd Couple; season five of The Simple Life.

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2007 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

Quentin Tarantino Turns Down 'Hawaii Five-O'

August 30th, 2007 3:12pm EDT
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino was horrified when studio bosses suggested he directs the big-screen version of cult '70s show Hawaii Five-O - he hates the series. Warner Bros. Pictures are currently developing a movie version of the Jack Lord-starring TV show, which ended in 1980 after 12 years.

He says, "My producing partner at the time Lawrence Bender was hanging out with some dude from Fox or Warners or whatever, and they said I should stop working on what I was doing, because I'd be so into this. I tried to watch the old TV show, but it sucks. I don't even like Hawaii."

Quentin Tarantin...

New TV on DVD, July 31

July 31st, 2007 8:00am EDT
Out of the fire, into the frying pan: Southfork in flames is just the start of Dallas' seventh season of hot-blooded romance and sizzling schemes. Pam and Bobby split up and other folks team up: Miss Ellie with Clayton Farlow and Sue Ellen with a hunky Dallas darlin' young enough to be her son. Meanwhile, it seems the brothers Ewing may be sharing control of Ewing Oil, guiding the company to more and mightier millions. But sharing makes J.R. as happy as a wildcatter drilling dust, so you can just imagine the conniving to come. Also on DVD: seasons 2 of Hawaii Five-O and "Sabrina, the Teenag...

Elvis' Gold Gun For Sale

June 8th, 2007 1:00pm EDT
A gold-plated gun once owned by Elvis Presley is expected to fetch more than $20,000 when it is auctioned in California this month. Presley gave the Walther PPK as a gift to Hawaii Five-O star Jack Lord in 1973. The gun is being sold with a license for it.

Also going under the hammer at the Julien's sale in Beverly Hills is a bottle of prescription pills belonging to the late King of Rock.

A microphone used for Elvis' 1954 radio debut and a Bentley owned by Yoko Ono will also go up for sale, among a total of 300 entertainment memorabilia items.

-Elvis Pictures

(This news...

Golden Globe Nominated* Detective Series 'Ironside' Comes To DVD For The First Time

April 24th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Confined to a wheelchair by a sniper's bullet, former Chief of Detectives Robert T. Ironside (Emmy-winner** Raymond Burr of Perry Mason) consults for the San Francisco police department, solving major crimes with a crack team of investigators, including Detective Sergeant Ed Brown (Don Galloway of Arrest & Trial), policewoman Eve Whitfield (Emmy-winner Barbara Anderson of the original Mission Impossible) and ex-con Mark Sanger (Don Mitchell).

Set during the turbulent 1960s, Emmy-winning Ironside confronted the hottest issues of its time - civil rights, drugs, hippies, rock 'n' roll - t...

New TV on DVD, March 6

March 6th, 2007 8:00am EST
South Park
The complete ninth season of South Park arrives on DVD this week. Episodes include "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" in which Mr. Garrison gets a sex-change operation and Kyle attempts to undergo a procedure to turn into an African American to make the basketball team. One of the season's most noted episodes is Tom Cruise parody "Trapped in the Closet." Also on DVD: season 1 of The Loop and Hawaii Five-O, season 2 of Stargate: Atlantis, season 5 of Moonlighting, and season 6 of Northern Exposure.

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2006 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 30

December 30th, 2005 3:00am EST
Tiger Woods
Happy Birthday to basketball phenom LeBron James (1984), "Smallville" actress Kristin Kreuk (1982), "Tru Calling" actress Eliza Dushku (1980), singer Tyrese (1978), boxer Laila Ali (1977), "Criminal Minds" actress Meredith Monroe (1976), golf star Tiger Woods (1975), NFL quarterback Kerry Collins (1972), Jamiroquai front man Jay Kay (1969), British comedic actress Tracey Ullman (1959), Today Show anchor Matt Lauer (1957), singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss (1956), ELO singer Jeff Lynne (1947), singer Patti Smith (1946), Monkees' lead singer Davy Jones (1945) and songwriter Mike Nesmith (1942), ...

Game Show Network Pays Tribute to Pat Morita

November 30th, 2005 9:18am EST
The Karate Kid
The Game Show Network (GSN) will be airing a week-long “Match Game” tribute to actor Pat Morita, who passed away Thursday at the age of 73. Morita was best known for his Academy Award-nominated role as Mr. Miyagi in the Karate Kid movies and for his role as restaurant owner Arnold on the hit television series Happy Days.

Beginning Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9 from 3:30-4:00 PM, GSN will air some classic episodes of Morita as a panelist on the Gene Rayburn-hosted show, “Match Game.” The network will air one of the five original 1976 “Match Games” each day of the week.


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