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Kirk Cameron Reprises Role as Mike Seaver ... Sort Of (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 16th 2010 3:30PM
For a few shining moments this morning, Kirk Cameron was once again Mike Seaver from 'Growing Pains.' On 'Today,' (weekdays, 7AM ET on NBC), Cameron briefly reprised his role as Seaver by flipping up his collar, affecting a squeaky voice, and holding imaginary conversations with his parents.

Cameron explained that he often performs as Seaver as a way to focus an audience's attention during speaking engagements. "Every once in a while I'll go out and I'll speak at a school or a church ... and people are not listening to what I'm saying because they're thinking, 'Oh, there's that guy from 'Growing Pains.' I call that condition 'Seaver Fever,'" he said. "So, I try to get rid of it by feeding the fever and giving people six years of Mike Seaver in 60 seconds."

Watch the video after the jump.

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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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'Growing Pains' Actor Found Dead in Vancouver (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 11:34PM

The Fox Report With Shepard Smith, Andrew KoenigWell, this is sad news. 'The Fox Report With Shepard Smith' (weeknights, 7PM ET on FNC) is reporting that cops say they've found a body believed to be that of Andrew Koenig, best known for playing "Boner" on 'Growing Pains.'

Vancouver police and the actor's father, Walter Koenig (best known for playing Lt. Chekov on the original 'Star Trek,' have confirmed the news. Later, during an emotional press conference, Walter Koenig acknowledged, "My son took his own life." For more on the story, visit Popeater.com.

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Police Have Found Andrew Koenig's Body

by Danny Gallagher, posted Feb 25th 2010 9:02PM
TMZ has a sad and heartbreaking update on the ongoing saga of Andrew Koenig. Police have found the actor's body and his father, Walter Koenig, said it appears that his son took his own life.

Vancouver police released a statement earlier today that said a body was found in Stanley Park around noon that they believed was Koenig, the 41-year-old actor, activist and photographer who played Boner on the 80's sitcom 'Growing Pains'.

Andrew's mother, Judy, and father have just offered a public statement. Through the tears, they thanked the people who reached out to the family and urged people who think they are suffering from depression to seek help through their friends and family.



[via MSNBC]

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Andrew Koenig's Parents Walk Off 'Larry King Live'

by Brad Trechak, posted Feb 25th 2010 11:29AM

Walter KoenigThe parents of Andrew Koenig, best known for playing Richard "Boner" Stabone on the television series 'Growing Pains', walked off the set of 'Larry King Live' when their segment was interrupted by a breaking news story. Andrew's father is Walter Koenig, who is best known for playing the character of Pavel Chekov on the original 'Star Trek' series (and is only slightly less known for playing the evil telepath Alfred Bester on 'Babylon 5').

If I were the parents of a missing child, no matter what age, and I was invited to a major news program to plead for his safe return only to have the segment delayed, I'd be pissed off too. It's tough to blame the Koenigs for their behavior, particularly with a missing child. CNN should have rescheduled or at least pre-taped the segment like they did with Andrew's sister. It seems like Larry is getting a little insensitive in his old age.

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Walter and Judy Koenig Abruptly Leave 'Larry King Live' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 25th 2010 2:00AM
Larry King Live, Andrew Koenig, Walter KoenigThings are getting more interesting in the case of Andrew Koenig, missing since Valentine's Day when he was last seen in Vancouver. His parents, Judy and Walter Koenig (he played Chekhov in the original 'Star Trek') are in Vancouver helping police search for their son.

Apparently, they were all set to appear on 'Larry King Live' (weeknights, 9PM ET on CNN), but abruptly left the studio without explanation.

You have to wonder if they received information at the last minute that they couldn't talk about. Or maybe they're just too distraught to talk about it. Either way, it's all very sad, and we hope Andrew turns up safe and sound.

Watch the video after the jump.

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Seven '90s TV Show Reunions That Need to Happen Right Now

by Kelly Woo, posted Jun 9th 2009 6:00PM


The Zack Attack is back! Alas, it was for one night only.

Last night, Mark-Paul Gosselaar surprised Jimmy Fallon on 'Late Night' by showing up dressed as Zack Morris from 'Saved By the Bell' -- complete with giant mobile phone. Fallon's been obsessed with putting together a 'Saved By the Bell' reunion, and Gosselaar (who now stars in TNT's 'Raising the Bar') gamely agreed to participate -- if Fallon can get everybody else on board.

It got us thinking about which of our favorite '90s sitcoms need to hold reunions, like, yesterday. 'The Today Show' already hosted a 'Cosby Show' reunion, but here are some more meet-back-ups we really, really want to see:

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TV Dads Quiz

by Kelly Woo, posted Jun 11th 2008 2:03PM
Which TV dad liked to call his son "dummy"?

Just like real fathers, TV dads come in all shapes and sizes.

We've got the good (Cliff Huxtable, 'The Cosby Show'), the bad (William Walker, 'Brothers & Sisters') ... and the really, really scary (Tony Soprano)?

How well do you know these popular paterfamilias? Take our TV dads quiz now and find out.




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Today to host classic TV cast reunions

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 22nd 2008 12:02PM
Knots ladiesReunions are hot, you know? On February 12, for example, Oprah reunited (most of) the kids from The Cosby Show, with Bill appearing via satellite. Well, never one to let a good idea go to waste, NBC jumped on the theme. They recently had a Family Ties reunion on Today, so now the morning show is commencing tomorrow with a series of more "Together Again" features. Tune into 8:00 a.m. hour each day so you don't miss a thing!

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Happy Birthday, Nick at Nite

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 21st 2005 2:41PM

Kate and AllieNick at Nite has given us yet another reason to rev up our Tivos and VCRs.

It turns 20 on July 1, and all this week they are celebrating by showing episodes of shows that they've had on the schedule over the years. Some of the shows:

  • Kate and Allie (damn, I wish this show was on DVD)
  • Moonlighting
  • Who's The Boss
  • Family Ties
  • Night Court
  • Dragnet
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Growing Pains
  • Get Smart

Great shows all, but it illustrates a point: why aren't these shows on the network right now? As Noel Holston says in the Detroit News/Newsday piece below, "...while Nick at Nite - and TV Land, for that matter - have never been more successful, it's nostalgia isn't what it used to be." 

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