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by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 6th 2010 10:30AM
cinematicalThe folks at our sister site Cinematical are working hard to give you news and reviews of the best -- and worst -- the silver screen has to offer. Here are some of their musings on the latest blockbusters, indies, and everything in between:

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Amanda Seyfried Leaving 'Big Love'

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 18th 2009 11:15AM
Bill Henrickson's oldest daughter is about to fly the compound.

Producers for HBO's 'Big Love' confirmed to TV Guide that Amanda Seyfried will be departing from the series as it enters the late phases of its upcoming fourth season, which is set to debut Sunday, Jan. 10.

"She's been exploring her movie career for a couple of years now, and we've been giving her a lot of room to do that,"'Big Love' creator Will Scheffer told TV Guide. "I know having a commitment to a show for six months definitely cuts into her ability to pursue that career."

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Veteran writer David Lloyd dead after a long illness

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 11th 2009 6:33PM
CheersDavid Lloyd was one of those TV writers whose work spread across the history of television. He worked on shows ranging from The Tonight Show in the 60s to Frasier in the 90s and early 2000s.

Lloyd died last night after a long illness.

Lloyd had a part in many memorable TV shows over the years, as a writer and/or a producer, including Cheers, Wings, Taxi, Lou Grant, Rhoda, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show, Phyllis, The Tony Randall Show, Dear John, The Dick Cavett Show, The Associates, The Best of the West, and many other shows.

Ken Levine has a great tribute to Lloyd
on his site, including a discussion of how Lloyd was as a writer. It includes an example of Lloyd's script for the classic Mary Tyler Moore Show episode "Chuckles Bites The Dust."

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TV Obits: Richmond, Conkling, Wright

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 28th 2007 10:21AM

The King SistersA roundup of TV people from in front of the camera and behind the scenes who have passed away.

  • Donna King Conkling: She was one of the original members of the King Sisters singing group and one of the stars of the ABC show The King Family in the 60s. She also appeared in several movies, including Meet The People, Cuban Pete, and Sing Your Worries Away. She died in Texas at age 88.

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Mary Tyler Moore Show and Taxi writer Stan Daniels dead at 72

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 11th 2007 8:01PM

Leachman, Tyler Moore, HarperVeteran writer, producer, and director Stan Daniels worked on several shows over the years. He won three Emmy Awards as a writer on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and another three as a creator and producer on Taxi.

Daniels wrote for several other shows as well, including Phyllis (a spinoff of The Mary Tyler Moore Show), The Associates, and The Bill Cosby Show. As a director he worked on many sitcoms, including Dear John, Flying Blind, Best of the West, Almost Perfect, High Society, Sparks, and The Good News. His last credit was as the writer and producer of the 1991 animated TV movie The Kid.

Daniels died of heart failure on April 6 in Los Angeles.

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