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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 Nov 24th 2008 6:07PM
A Colbert ChristmasHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Wow, they're really coming out with DVDs really quickly these days, eh? A Colbert Christmas aired just last night, and 24 airs tonight, and both of them will be on DVD tomorrow. Will you buy them or just tape/Tivo them tonight?

Soon TV shows will be released on DVD before they're even filmed.

  • 24 - Redemption
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - Season 6
  • The Colbert Report - A Colbert Christmas
  • The Doris Day Show - Complete Series
  • Family Affair - Complete Series
  • Freaks and Geeks - Complete Series
  • George Carlin - It's Bad For Ya
  • Gomer Pyle, USMC - Season 5
  • The Mod Squad - Season 2, Vol. 1
  • The Pink Panther Show - Ultimate Collection
  • The Real Ghostbusters - Complete Series
  • The Red Skelton Show - Complete Series
  • Super Dave - Super Stunt Spectacular Vol. 1
  • Superman Animated - Doomsday
  • The Tudors - Season 1 Uncut

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 17th 2007 6:00PM

UnderdogHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • The Bronx is Burning - World Championship Edition
  • The Mod Squad - Season 1, Vol. 1
  • One Tree Hill - Season 4
  • Rawhide - Season 2, Vol. 2
  • The Simpsons Movie
  • The Tarzan/Long Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour - Vol. 1
  • Underdog - Ultimate Collection
  • The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles - Vol. 2: The War Years

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Tige Andrews dead at 86

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 7th 2007 12:31PM

The Mod SquadAfter all these years, I still don't know how to pronounced his name. Is it "Tigh?" "Tig?" "Teeg?"

Andrews is probably best known for his work on The Mod Squad. He played Captain Adam Greer, the police captain in charge of Peggy Lipton, Clarence Williams III and Michael Cole (the original show, not the movie with Claire Danes). Andrews also had recurring roles on Gomer Pyle and CHiPs, and guest starred on several other shows: Murder, She Wrote, Vegas, Quincy, M.E., Hawaiian Heat, Police Story, Marcus Welby, M.D., Police Woman, Playhouse 90, Inner Sanctum, The Dick Powell Show, The Phil Silvers Show, The Big Valley, The F.B.I., The Fugitive, and many others.

Andrews died of a heart attack in California on January 27.

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