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October 7, 2015


Who Are Your Favorite TV Parents?

by Sandie Angulo Chen, posted Mar 9th 2010 3:00PM
Parenthood on NBC review
Since NBC's new family dramedy 'Parenthood' premiered last week, it's time to reflect on the best of primetime parents. All of us who grew up watching TV had favorites -- the kind of parents we measured the very notion of parenthood by, and sometimes even our own mothers and fathers, because they were so sweet and loving or patient and smart or fun and free-spirited -- or all of the above. Here's your chance, as Inside TV readers, to pick your favorite set of fictional TV parents. Don't see your personal faves as a choice, just tell us in the comments.

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Greatest TV Kisses: 10 Best Smooches in Television

by David Hofstede, posted Feb 10th 2010 1:00PM
Friends best kissA kiss is still a kiss, as the old song goes, but many of the most memorable TV kisses packed a much bigger punch than your standard smooch.

Some were unlikely, a few were unexpected, and a couple were delayed for years, boosting both sexual tension and viewer frustration. Just in time for Valentine's Day, here are 10 pop culture lip-locks for the ages.

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Happy Fake Jan Day 2010! How Will You Celebrate?

by David Hofstede, posted Jan 2nd 2010 9:00AM
Fake Jan and CindyWhile Festivus remains the most widely acknowledged holiday to be created by a TV series, thousands of 'Brady Bunch' fans worldwide are closing the gap. On January 2, they will once again gather to celebrate Fake Jan Day, and to honor actress Geri Reischl, who played Jan Brady on 'The Brady Bunch Hour.'

As most schoolchildren recall from their American history classes, 'The Brady Bunch Hour' was a musical spin-off of 'The Brady Bunch' that aired briefly in 1977, and is now recalled as one of the worst television shows in the history of the medium.

The only Brady cast member to recognize this trainwreck before it left the station was Eve Plumb, who played Jan on the original series. Geri Reischl was cast as her replacement, and became forever immortalized as Fake Jan.

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5 Worst VH1 Spin-Offs

by Chris O'Connell, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:30AM
VH1 is expanding on its 'Tough Love' franchise by ordering eight episodes of a show that is to include couples, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The spinoff, aptly titled 'Tough Love: Couples,' will feature 'Tough Love' star Steve Ward and his mother JoAnn. The two will assess the relationships of the couples just before they are set to marry, determining if they are fit to tie the knot together.

This is certainly not the first time VH1 has spun off off their popular shows, sometimes unnecessarily. In fact, there are so many spinoffs of their reality shows, we have compiled a list of just the worst ones.

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Kathy Griffin to Host 'Let's Dance': Which Celebs Should ABC Cast?

by Rebecca Paiement, posted Nov 4th 2009 4:00PM
Kathy GriffinKathy Griffin, fresh from her recent Bravo television special, will host ABC's newest dance show, 'Let's Dance.'

The Wrap reports that the new Fremantle Media production, announced last June, will enlist Griffin's comedic candor in a reality competition show which challenges celebrities to re-enact famous dance routines.

Set to air over five episodes, the 90-minute premiere of 'Let's Dance' will follow the performance finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' on November 23rd at 9:30PM. Griffin will play ringmaster while celebs choose their routines and compete, hoping to return to the grand finale in mid-December.

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Steve Austin is The 26 Million Dollar Man

by Richard Keller, posted May 28th 2008 9:19AM

Six Million dollars wouldn't get Steve Austin many bionic parts these days.No need to adjust your glasses at the title of this post. What we're talking about here is the inflation-adjusted price of the Bionic Man in the year 2008. This is according to CNNMoney.com, which looked at a number of pop culture icons and programs to see what the costs for various things would be. Using tools from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, they were able to put estimates not only the inflation adjusted costs but the actual cost in today's world.

Take Steve Austin, for instance. The six million dollars that it cost to make the former astronaut stronger and faster in 1974 would actually be an inflation-adjusted $26 million dollars today. Factor in the actual cost of the bionic parts, more than $100 million, and Steve would probably be stronger, not faster.

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TV Moms Quiz

by Kelly Woo, posted May 5th 2008 2:19PM
What's the name of the bowling instructor who almost wooed Marge Simpson away from her family?

Let's face it ... everybody can acknowledge that it's mother who knows best.

Beloved TV moms from Carol Brady to Claire Huxtable to Lorelai Gilmore have given sage advice, fixed boo-boos and given tongue-lashings for decades.

How well do you know these magnificent mamas? Take our TV moms quiz now and find out.

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Here's the story...

by Paul Goebel, posted Nov 17th 2007 12:00PM

The animated Brady KidsThere is a treat for all fans of The Brady Bunch over at AOL TV. As part of their "Where are they now?" series, AOL TV is providing the current stats on all your favorite BB cast members.

Some of them have been more high profile than others. Christopher Knight (Peter) is, of course, well-known to today's reality show fans. He was a cast member on The Surreal Life where he met and fell in love with America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry. The two of them went on to star on their own reality series My Fair Brady which ended with their wedding.

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Brady Bunch complete series on DVD in March

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 11th 2007 12:02PM

brady bunchIf you're a fan of Sherwood Schwartz's classic sitcom The Brady Bunch, you'll be pleased to know that the complete series will be available on DVD on March 27, according to TVShowsOnDVD. There's no details on the set just yet, though apparently the DVDs come wrapped in a brick of pot. Okay, maybe it's not pot, but whatever it is, you'll probably get really messed up if you smoke it.

The Brady Bunch, which aired from 1969 to 1974, was the story of an aesthetically-pleasing woman who raised a trio of three girls who were also pretty. Their hair was gold, not unlike that of their mother. The youngest daughter's hair, in contrast to those of her siblings, was in curls.

Meanwhile, there was a man named Brady, the patriarch of a family consisting of himself and three boys. Together they equaled four men who lived in a house together. Despite this, they were all very much alone.

One day, however, the aforementioned man and woman met each other. Knowing almost preternaturally that it was more than a hunch, they decided to combine the two families into one. That's how they became the Brady Bunch.

And Ann B. Davis as Alice.

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Identity: Premiere

by Brett Love, posted Dec 19th 2006 11:34AM
Penn Jillette(S01E01) The latest in the ever increasing line of game shows is upon us. With Penn Jillette hosting, NBC unveiled Identity last night. After one episode, the show has a lot going for it. To start, Jillette was a great choice for the host. He's good with the guests, manages to keep the show moving along, and a pretty funny guy. The line of the night came when he said of the shark attack victim, "If she didn't have that top on our ratings would be a lot better."

The game itself is rather simple. The contestant is presented with 12 strangers and a list of twelve identities. For each correct guess they move up the money ladder. Correctly identifying all twelve strangers is a $500,000 payoff. They have one mistaken identity in their pocket, so the first miss is a freebie. But a second miss sends them home with no cash.

To aid them in their quest there are two helper options. With "tridentity" they can pick one of the identities and the field will be narrowed down to three potential correct answers. There is also a panel of experts that includes a body language expert, a psychologist, and an fbi agent.

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So, what's Cousin Oliver up to these days?

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 1st 2006 8:08AM

Robbie Rist - The Brady BunchThe Brady Bunch (and The Partridge Family) were weekly rituals in my house when I was a kid. My sister and I would get a huge bag of candy down at the corner store and come home and watch both shows on Friday night.

So it was interesting to see what Cousin Oliver, aka Robbie Rist, is up to these days. As fans of The Brady Bunch know, he was brought on to the show later in its run to add something to the show. I don't know, maybe a cute factor or just shake things up a bit. But all he did was annoy fans, and many people see this as a big "Jump the Shark" moment. Even Rist himself says he has that web site to thank for renewed interest in his career.

Check out what Rist looks like now. Quite a change.

[via TV Tattle]

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New TV on DVD releases today

by Keith McDuffee, posted Mar 7th 2006 9:07AM
Every Tuesday here on TV Squad , we will highlight the week's TV-on-DVD releases. Some noteworthy releases today, March 7, 2006:

  • three's companyAndromeda - Vol 5.4
  • Baby Looney Tunes - Volume 1: Playday Pals; Volume 2: Let's Play Pretend
  • The Brady Bunch - The Complete 5th Season
  • The Cosby Show - Season 2
  • The Electric Company - The Best of The Best of The Electric Company
  • The Flintstones - Season 5
  • Hogan's Heroes - The Complete 3rd Season
  • Lily the Witch - Volume 1; Volume 2
  • Multiple Shows - Star Trek: The Borg Fan Collective
  • Police Woman - The Complete 1st Season
  • The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour - The Complete Series
  • Three's Company - Season 6
  • Underdog - The Best of Go-Go Gophers; The Best of Tennessee Tuxedo
  • Walking Tall - The Complete Series
  • Wild 'N Out - Season 1

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Greg and Peter Brady to make out on That 70s Show

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 17th 2006 1:50PM
greg and peter bradyI think I can say, without fear of contradiction, that all of us who grew up with the Brady Bunch wanted just once to see Greg and Peter making out. According to Herbie JP over at Media Village TV Monitor, actors Barry Williams (Greg) and Christopher Knight (Peter) will share a kiss on an upcoming episode of That 70s Show. The episode is set to air on April 27 and is titled "Josh and Jeff." All I can say is the kiss better be convincing. I won't accept anything less than a sweaty, groping, open-mouthed kiss that lasts for twelve straight minutes. Otherwise, I'm tuning out.

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