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TV Land To Air Andy Griffith's Most Memorable Episodes

July 4th, 2012 7:10am EDT
Andy Griffith Show
TV Land is honoring the life and work of Andy Griffith, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 86, with a TV marathon. Griffith, born in 1926 in North Carolina, has been a part of the American TV landscape for nearly 60 years, first appearing on popular programs such as "The Ed Sullivan Show" and "The Steve Allen Show" in the early 1950s.

In 1960, CBS premiered the series that bore his name, "The Andy Griffith Show." For eight years, he starred as Andy Taylor, the kind-hearted Sheriff of Mayberry. Then-child actor Ron Howard played his son Opie and hilarious character actor, Don Knotts, wa...
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'Grease' & 'Taxi' Star Jeff Conaway Dies At 60

May 27th, 2011 3:08pm EDT
Jeff Conaway
Grease star Jeff Conaway has died, a day after he was taken off life support. He was 60.

Conaway was hospitalized at Encino Hospital Medical Center on May 11 after he was found unconscious at his California home.

The actor's spokesman Phil Brock recently revealed he was found with a cocktail of "painkillers and cold medicine in his system", and doctors went on to diagnose him with pneumonia and sepsis, a potentially fatal blood poisoning caused by a bacterial infection.

He remained in a coma and his family decided to switch off his life support machine on Thursday after medics admitted h...
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New TV On DVD, July 7

July 6th, 2009 8:00am EDT
Kath & Kim
The American version of the highly acclaimed Australian comedy Kath & Kim stars Molly Shannon and Selma Blair as a wild mother and daughter. The complete series is now available. Also on DVD: Matlock season 3, Murder She Wrote season 10, Reno 911 season six, Third Watch season 2.
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New TV On DVD, Jan. 13

January 13th, 2009 8:00am EST
Til Death
There are several shows to pick from this week: Dallas season 10, Little Britain USA season 1, Matlock season 2, Reba season 5, 'Til Death season 2, Walker, Texas Ranger season 6.
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New TV On DVD, April 8

April 8th, 2008 8:00am EDT
Matlock
Matlock was a crime drama centering on Ben Matlock, a criminal defense attorney who charged $100,000 per case. But he was worth every penny because he and his associates always found the real killer. Season one is now on DVD. Also on DVD: seasons seven and eight of The Cosby Show, season one of Hell's Kitchen, and season one of Rock Of Love.
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Desconstructing Grammy

February 8th, 2008 3:57pm EST
Amy Winehouse
"The Grammys at 50 are showing their age," crows the latest headline from Newsday. Have the Grammys ever showed anything but? It takes years for them to even deign career artists buzzworthy enough for the Best New Artist trophy. (The most glaring example? Alt country siren Shelby Lynne taking home Best New Artist prize 13 years into her career.)

Yes, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences is about as hip as sitting through an Al Gore earth documentary on Current.

For a better gauge of 2007, bless sweet Robert Christgau's still-kicking "Pazz and Jop" poll. The Pazz an...
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Critically Acclaimed 'Waitress' Comes To DVD November 27; Win A Copy!

November 7th, 2007 7:45pm EST
Waitress
A favorite of critics and audiences alike, Waitress, the irresistible film filled with delicious spunk, arrives on DVD November 27, 2007 from Fox Home Entertainment. This "vibrant and uplifting comedy" (Entertainment Weekly) follows the day-to-day realities of a small town woman who ultimately transforms her seemingly hopeless life into a hilarious and unexpected love story. "Both satisfying and surprising . . . a movie that leaves you feeling good" (The New York Times), Waitress is a whimsical romantic comedy that reveals the power of friendship, motherhood and the willingness to take a ch...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2007 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 1

June 1st, 2006 3:00am EDT
Heidi Klum
Happy Birthday to actor Oliver James (1980), Canadian songstress Alanis Morissette (1974), German supermodel Heidi Klum (1973), comedic actor Mark Curry (1964), The Smiths drummer Mike Joyce (1963), The Cure bassist Simon Gallup (1960), Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder (1959), "Knots Landing" actress Lisa Hartman (1956), Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood (1947), British actor Jonathan Pryce (1947), "X-Men 2" actor Brian Cox (1946), "Star Trek DS9" actor Rene Auberjonois (1940), "Blazing Saddles" sheriff Cleavon Little (1939; d. 1992), prolific actor Morgan Freeman (1937), singer Pat Boone (1...
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