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Watch Sneak Peek Clips From 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade'

June 28th, 2014 9:30am EDT
Watch Sneak Peek Clips From 'The '90s: The Last Great Decade'
"The '90s: The Last Great Decade" airs on National Geographic for three nights beginning Sunday, July 6 at 9 p.m.

Some of the decade's most popular shows included "Roseanne," "The Cosby Show," "Seinfeld" and "ER." People also tuned in to "Cheers," "Home Improvement," "Full House," "The Golden Girls" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation."

In the clip below, the social impact of Roseanne Barr's sitcom is examined.

MTV's "The Real World" was also groundbreaking television. The show is credited with launching the reality show genre. The first episode aired in 1992 and is still on air 22 yea...
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Television's Dearly Departed, The 11 Saddest TV Deaths Of All Time

June 21st, 2014 11:00am EDT
Television's Dearly Departed, The 11 Saddest TV Deaths Of All Ti
For most viewers, mourning the death of a favorite television character can be almost as traumatic as mourning the death of a family member. Viewers become so close to these characters over time, that they become like family. Most times, a character death is one a fan sees coming due to illness or an episode-long situation. The deaths that are most difficult to take are those fans do not see coming. In the "spirit" of great television, we honor the dearly departed characters that never saw it coming...the 11 saddest television deaths of all time.

1. Lt. Colonel Henry Blake, "M*A*S*H"

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10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever

May 14th, 2014 8:30pm EDT
10 Of The Most Frustrating TV Show Cliffhangers Ever
One of the most frustrating things as a dedicated viewer of a series is when the writers put themselves into the undeniable situation of not knowing how to end things. Tying up loose ends is difficult when you have shows that go on for many years. While some are successful ("Friends") some fall flat and give viewers the feeling that they have just wasted hours of their lives. Here are some of television's most frustrating cliffhangers ever. We still get annoyed thinking about them!

1. The Sopranos

Wait, what just happened? Did my cable go out? Did something happen to the TV? No, it wasn...
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The Best And Worst Resurrections Of TV Characters

December 18th, 2013 11:07am EST
Family Guy
Brian from Family Guy was resurrected via some time-traveling tomfoolery Sunday night, making him the latest TV character to be brought back from the dead. We can't say we were surprised by his return, considering Family Guy might as well be called "The Stewie and Brian Show" these days. However, it did get us thinking about some of the best and worst resurrections of TV characters…

Worst: Stewie, Family Guy. Let's stick with Family Guy for our first choice. Yes, it was necessary for Stewie to come back to life due to his popularity on the show. However, when Stewie "died" in a computer pr...
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Roseanne Barr's 'Downwardly Mobile' Sitcom Picked Up By NBC

October 10th, 2011 4:20pm EDT
Roseanne Barr
Actress Roseanne Barr has been given a big boost in her bid to make a TV sitcom comeback - network executives at NBC have picked her new show up for broadcast.

The star's reality show Roseanne's Nuts was axed last month due to low ratings but she now has a reason to celebrate after her latest project, Downwardly Mobile, has found a home on air, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The multi-camera sitcom, which is set in a mobile home community, will be written by Barr's longtime boyfriend Johnny Argent and former Roseanne executive producer Eric Gilliland.

Comedienne Barr won numerou...
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Interview: Joel McHale And Guest Star John Goodman Joke About Third Season Of 'Community'

September 23rd, 2011 11:00am EDT
john goodman
“John [Goodman] is terribly disruptive. He parked his car on the stage and said ‘This is my parking space,’” Joel McHale says of the sitcom legend who is guest starring on this season of “Community.” Goodman clarifies, “I parked it on a stagehand.” The two are joking, obviously, but this back and forth banter is a perfect example of the hour-long “gush fest” the two actors engaged in when discussing the new season of “Community.”

McHale returns for Season Three as Jeff Winger, the cocky ex-lawyer who runs a small, ragtag study group at Greendale Community College. Goodman will appear as Vi...
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Laurie Metcalf's Second Marriage To End In Divorce

September 21st, 2011 9:12am EDT
Laurie Metcalf
Former "Roseanne" star Laurie Metcalf's second marriage has ended in divorce.

The actress, who played Roseanne's sister Jackie in the sitcom, wed actor Matt Roth in 1993 and now he has filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing irreconcilable differences.

The couple has two kids, according to TMZ.com.
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Sara Gilbert & Longtime Partner Break Up After 10 Years

August 25th, 2011 8:37am EDT
Sara Gilbert
Former Roseanne star Sara Gilbert and her partner Allison Adler have split after 10 years.

The couple has been together since 2001 and have two children; son Levi, six, and four-year-old daughter Sawyer.

A representative for the actress-turned-talk show host has confirmed the break-up to People.com, insisting it's "completely amicable."

Gilbert and TV producer Adler will share custody of their kids.
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10 Disappointing TV Season Finales

May 25th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Bones1
May sweeps is coming to an end and many TV shows are concluding the season with shocking and unexpected finales. Season finales are best known for their dramatic moments and thrilling cliffhangers, making them memorable episodes for many viewers. But sometimes they are so disappointing and unbearable to watch, viewers would rather forget about them than to remember their horrible plots or storylines. Here are a list of season finales that have left viewers scratching their heads and trying to figure out what they just watched.

The Sopranos: "Made In America" (Season 6)

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Kelly Osbourne Slams Angry Lady Gaga Fans

March 28th, 2011 8:44am EDT
Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne has slammed angry Lady Gaga fans who flooded her Twitter.com page with insults after she revealed her dislike of a country version of the singer's Born This Way track.

The rock offspring is a dedicated Gaga devotee, but went online to liken a remix of the star's latest song to the theme tune from 1990s sitcom Roseanne. On her Twitter.com page, she wrote, "As much as I loooooooove Gaga I have to say the country version of born this way sounds like the theme song to Roseanne!"

However, the throwaway comment came back to haunt her after the Poker Face hit-maker's avid suppor...
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Roseanne Barr Backtracks On Incest Allegations

February 15th, 2011 8:36am EST
Roseanne Barr
Roseanne Barr has spoken out about her incest bombshell, insisting she wishes she'd waited before revealing all about the darkest part of her childhood - and admits she could have been wrong.

The outspoken comedienne hit the headlines when she accused her parents of molesting her - but now she feels the whole episode was brought on by therapy and it was a terrible mistake.

In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Monday, the "Roseanne" star confessed, "I wish that some of the people around me or one of them had said, 'Roseanne, you really should wait until your therapy'...
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Hawaiian Pigs Annoy Roseanne Barr

January 13th, 2011 5:34pm EST
Roseanne Barr
Comedienne Roseanne Barr has a pig problem on her nut farm in Hawaii - hogs keep raiding her estate and eating the produce.

The former "Roseanne" sitcom star has always dreamed of one day running a farm, and now she's doing just that after taking over macadamia-rich land, but the local pigs are giving her headaches.

She says, "They keep on trying to come under my fence and get at my nuts... so I I try to do all these things to keep the pigs outta there because you don't wanna just shoot them."
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Actress Sara Gilbert Comes Out

July 29th, 2010 10:04pm EDT
Sara Gilbert
Actress Sara Gilbert has ended years of speculation about her sexuality by revealing she is gay.

The former "Roseanne" star, who has two children with TV producer Allison Adler, had previously declined to discuss the details of her private life.

But Gilbert, now 35, quietly 'came out' about her sexual preference during a press conference at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles on Wednesday, where she discussed her new chat show "The Talk," which is set to premiere this fall.

Entertainment Weekly reports that during the panel Gilbert was asked if she was comfortable being "ou...
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After Tipping The Scales At 400 Pounds, John Goodman Knew He Needed Help

June 18th, 2010 8:32am EDT
John Goodman
John Goodman is committed to keeping his weight down because he was tired of "breaking the furniture" as a 400 pound big guy.

The actor showed off a slimmer new look during an appearance on"The Late Show with David Letterman" on Wednesday night and spoke candidly about his weightloss battle.

Goodman blamed years of heavy drinking and overindulgence for packing on the pounds.

The former "Roseanne" star explained, "I hit it (alcohol) pretty hard for 30 years and there was a lot of residual damage...I'd get off of 'Roseanne' every spring, I'd lose 60 pounds...Then I got too fond of the barl...
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Roseanne Barr: 'Marie Osmond's Poor Gay Son Killed Himself'

March 6th, 2010 9:46am EST
Roseanne Barr
Outspoken comedienne Roseanne Barr has taken to her controversial blog to slam the Mormon faith - insisting Marie Osmond's son Michael killed himself because he was "gay". Osmond's adopted 18 year old son Michael Blosil was found dead outside his Los Angeles apartment building last week. It is suspected the teen jumped to his death, and is said to have battled depression.

And former Roseanne star Barr is adamant Blosil was homosexual - and has unleashed her wrath on the Osmond family's Mormon beliefs, alleging he took his own life for fear his sexuality would shame his mother.

She write...
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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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Talented & Naturally Likeable

December 19th, 2009 7:20pm EST
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
The Golden Globe nominated movie (500) Days of Summer will be released on DVD on Tuesday, December 22. The film's main character, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, may only be 28 years old,

but he has been in Hollywood for almost all of his life and we hope he's not going anywhere soon.

Joseph began acting as a child appearing in several made-for-television movies and a few episodes of Family Ties but made his film debut in Beethoven in the early nineties. In 1994, he was cast in the lead role in Disney's Angels in the Outfield and had a recurring role on the hit series Roseanne for the next few y...
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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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Actors Who Have Transitioned From TV To Film

August 25th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Jennifer Garner
For some actors, it is hard to make the crucial transition into film as a television star. Especially if you are typecast as a certain character and most people can't think of you as anyone else (for example, Matt LeBlanc as Joey on Friends). Television actors put their careers on the line when they leave their steady jobs to branch out into the film world, and they either make it or they don't. Here are the top television stars who managed to hold their own in the film world.

Will Smith- Before he was one of the top A-list movie stars, Will Smith was known as the Banks' troublemaking co...
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ABC's New Comedy, 'Surviving Suburbia,' To Premiere In April

February 5th, 2009 11:03am EST
Bob Saget
ABC announces the premiere of new half-hour comedy series, "Surviving Suburbia," starring Bob Saget and Cynthia Stevenson, on Monday, April 6 (9:30-10:00 p.m., ET), following "Dancing With The Stars."

In the family-centered tradition of "Roseanne" and "Home Improvement," "Surviving Suburbia" opens the curtain to follow Saget and Stevenson as Steve and Anne Patterson, a seemingly normal couple who have been married for 20 years, have two children and a cookie cutter house in the idyllic suburbs. But Steve maintains a rather cynical point of view on family, friends, neighbors, society --...
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Q&A: Tom Arnold On Being A Redneck, 'True Lies' Sequel Rumors & Goldilocks

January 20th, 2009 9:06am EST
Tom Arnold
Tom Arnold is a sports fanatic, a redneck, and a pretty cool guy. Arnold voices the role of Mac Bear in a new CGI animation film called Unstable Fables: Goldilocks and the 3 Bears, and he talked to Starpulse about this film and other projects that are keeping him busy these days.

1. What's different about this Goldilocks version and the traditional tale?

This is the same close, funny family at its core but with a contemporary storyline. These bears live in this new, contemporary, reality TV Paris Hilton world, but they hold onto their innocence and sense of family, which makes i...
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The Best and Worst of John Travolta

December 4th, 2008 11:43am EST
John Travolta
In recent years, it's become hip to pick on John Travolta for his movie choices. It's strange, considering not many actors can say that they've starred in three truly iconic films (see numbers 1, 3, and 6 on the "best" list). He's also achieved longevity that many actors can only dream of, due in large part to his genuine, "good guy" persona. So, sure, he's made some bad films. Who hasn't? His good movies still outnumber the bad ones.

Since John is putting on the dog in the new animated hit, "Bolt," we thought it would be a good time to take a look at some notable films from Travolta's...
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Spotlight On Extras Who Made It Big As Actors

December 2nd, 2008 10:18am EST
George Clooney
Sometimes an actor comes along who just has a certain something that makes you want to stop and watch. He may just be in the background - where the job, really, is to be natural but not cause any attention to themselves or take away from the action in the forefront of the scene - but his magnetism may be enough to draw the eye over and back, making the viewer want to know more about the character he is supposed to be playing.

Chances are, however, if audiences are noticing this guy so are producers and casting directors, and soon he may be rewarded with a few lines here and there, bum...
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Favorite Halloween-Themed TV Episodes

October 13th, 2008 9:41am EDT
The Simpsons
While watching television characters dress in costume and sip on Transylvania Iced Tea might not be as exciting as actually partaking in the action, television certainly has shown its viewers some over-the-top holiday fun. From comedic to profound, here are a few favorite Halloween-themed television episodes:

10. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Hex and the Single Guy (Originally aired 10/25/1993)

This episode is the epitome of unrealistic entertainment, as the entire episode takes place in Will's dream. With Hilary's insistence, the family visits a psychic who is supposedly able to reach o...
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Slideshow: From Porn To Pop Culture Icons

August 27th, 2008 4:30pm EDT
Jenna Jameson
Years ago it was unthinkable for a porn star to be taken seriously in mainstream Hollywood or to be recognized outside of their inner circles. Times have changed. Many porn stars have gone mainstream and become a part of pop culture. Whether it's because they're dating someone famous or appearing on a VH1 reality show, the following adult stars have made names for themselves outside of pornography:

Perhaps one of the most recognizable faces of porn is Jenna Jameson. The winner of over 20 adult film awards, she also founded a pornographic entertainment company. She broke into the m...
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The Most Underrated & Overrated TV Shows Of The 90s

May 2nd, 2008 9:43am EDT
Newsradio
The 1990s was the beginning of the end for network television. Program offerings grew rapidly in the last decade of the 20th century. Soon it became commonplace for a person to have 50-60 channels on their home set, paving the way for the present-day satellite and digital cable packages for 1,000 channels or more.

The 90s was the last decade that network bosses could depend on massive ratings from a nearly captive audience bereft of choices. There were certainly plenty of cable shows, but they barely made a dent in the numbers enjoyed by the networks at the time.

It was not unco...
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All The Elements Are In Place For 'Jezebel James' To Be A Quality Sitcom

March 18th, 2008 8:44am EDT
The Return of Jezebel James
"The Return of Jezebel James" debuted this week with a two-part premiere featuring the pilot and the series' second episode. FOX, in their infinite wisdom, chose to bury these first two installments in the abyss of the Friday night timeslot, which is really a shame as the series begins on a very strong note.

"James" is the return to television for Amy Sherman-Palladino. She is best as the auteur behind "Gilmore Girls". Previously she wrote for more conventional sitcoms including "Roseanne" and "Veronica's Closet." Her new show brings many of the elements from "Gilmore Girls" into th...
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A Salute To Irish Actors On St. Patrick's Day

March 17th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Colin Farrell
There’s something undeniably sexy about an Irish accent. Add celebrity into the mix, and you have a pretty powerful combination. Here are some of the Irish actors whose charisma, talent and lilting speech have made them favorites among moviegoers and TV fans:

When you think "Irish actor," Colin Farrell immediately comes to mind. A reformed bad boy who reportedly dated Britney Spears and made an infamous sex tape with former girlfriend and Playboy model Nicole Narain, Farrell has altered his priorities in the past few years.

Farrell recently showed his tender side when he opened...
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TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

March 6th, 2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...
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Five Top Show-Changing Moments: 'Lost,' 'Twin Peaks' & More

February 27th, 2008 12:00pm EST
Lost
Every so often, there comes a shocking or unexpected moment in a television series that leaves the show forever altered. These show-changing moments are not simply unique plot twists or ambitious story arcs; they are episodes or scenes that ultimately prove to be watershed moments for the series in which they occur. The impact of a show-changing moment on a series can be positive or negative - and sometimes a verdict can't be reached until long after the show has ended.

We have comprised a list of the top five such moments. The way in which each of these instances affected the five ...
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