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AOL picks the best TV shows of the 60s

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 25th 2009 12:04PM
The Twilight ZoneIt's time for another TV list! Everybody loves lists, right? This one has AOL picking the best TV shows of the 1960s.

As usual, it's a list that will get the debate going. Shows that without a doubt deserve to be on the list: The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Star Trek, The Andy Griffith Show, I Spy, and Bewitched.

Shows that without a doubt don't belong on the list: The Flying Nun, Hogan's Heroes, and The Mod Squad. Sure, I enjoyed those shows when I was younger, but I really don't think they belong in the "best" category (I'll let you debate another show on the list, Batman - great or just "campy" great?)

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Best '60s TV Shows

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 24th 2009 4:00PM
Best Shows of the '60s Andy GriffithIn AOL TV's continuing countdown of the best TV shows of each decade, we travel back in time to the 1960s, when viewers were entertained by wacky sitcoms like 'Green Acres,' 'Bewitched' and 'The Addams Family,' a proliferation of Westerns that featured future superstars like Clint Eastwood and Michael Landon, variety shows like 'Laugh-In' and 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour' and James Bond-inspired spy shows like 'The Saint' and 'I Spy.'

Viewers were also into grittier fare like realistic cop dramas ('Ironside,' 'Adam-12') and war action series ('12 O'Clock High,' 'Combat!'), though there was plenty of classic sitcom fun on the airwaves, too, from 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' to 'Get Smart' and 'My Three Sons.'

Take a look at our picks of the decade's best and let us know if we got it right. -- By Kimberly Potts

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 15th 2007 6:06PM

Studio 60Here are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Absolutely Fabulous - The White Box
  • Charlie and Lola - Vol. 6
  • The Christmas Blessing (TV movie)
  • The House Without A Christmas Tree (TV movie)
  • Ironside - Season 2
  • MacGyver - The Complete Series
  • Masters of Horror - Season 1, Vol. 2 and The Damned Thing
  • Medium - Season 3
  • Mythbusters - Collection 2
  • Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (UK) - Vol. 1
  • Roseanne - Season 9
  • Squidbillies - Vol. 1
  • Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip - The Complete Series
  • That 70s Show - Season 7
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive - Season 3

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 23rd 2007 6:59PM

KidnappedHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Season 3
  • Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1989
  • The Drew Carey Show - Season 1
  • Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy - Season 2
  • Flipper - Season 1
  • Ironside - Season 1
  • Kidnapped - Complete Series
  • Morel Orel - Vol. 1
  • NCIS - Season 3
  • The Odd Couple - Season 1
  • Planet Earth - The Complete Collection
  • WKRP in Cincinnati - Season 1

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Darlene Conley dead at 72

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 16th 2007 2:41PM

Darlene ConleyBold and the Beautiful star Darlene Conley died of stomach cancer on Sunday in Los Angeles.

She has starred on the show as Sally Spectra for 20 years, and was diagnosed with cancer only three months ago. Producers and writers were actually developing a storyline for her to deal with the diagnosis.

Besides The Bold and the Beautiful and three other soaps (Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless, and General Hospital), Conley guest-starred on several other TV shows, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Murder, She Wrote, Highway To Heaven, The Jeffersons, Little House on the Prairie, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, Gunsmoke, Cagney and Lacey, and Ironside. She also did the voice of Mrs. Claus in Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July.

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