Question: Hi there. Why is there never any mention of the TV show I Married Joan? I think it starred Jim Backus and Joan (I can't remember her last name). I know I didn't dream this show because I can still remember part of the title song: "I married Joan. What a girl, what a whirl, what a wife." Thanks. Brandon
Televisionary: Why isn't there ever any mention? Hey, my unearthly TV powers don't include clairvoyance, Brandon you gotta ask first.
I Married Joan, which ran on NBC from October 1952 to April 1955, starred Joan Davis as the daffy Joan Stevens. As you say, Jim Backus (Gilligan's Island) was her husband Bradley, a judge who used stories about his relationship with his wife to help solve the problems of those who app
Question: My husband and I are totally addicted to The Sopranos. Where are the new ones? Karen M., Hamilton, Ont., Canada
Televisionary: Patience, Karen. The fourth season of HBO's hit mob drama kicks off September 15.
Question: My husband is looking for information on an actress popular during the 1970s named Misty Rowan. Apparently she was on Hee Haw and some other series, the title of which he has forgotten. Can you help? Elizabeth, Columbus, Ohio
Televisionary: Sure can. The main reason he probably can't find any information on her is that her name is Misty Rowe. A Hee Haw regular from 1972-91, she also appeared on Happy Days, Hee Haw Honeys and Joe's World and played Maid Marian to Dick Gautier's Robin Hood on Mel Brooks's When Things Were Rotten.
Question: Whose sidekick was Mingo (Ed Ames)? Lynne E., Florence, Ore.
Televisionary: The erudite Native American Mingo, who was Harvard educated, was sidekick to Daniel Boone (Fess Parker) for all but the last two years of the show's 1964-70 run on NBC, Lynne. And if Ames had had his way, it would've been shorter.
You see, the actor and vocalist, who first made his name as part of the singing Ames Brothers, reluctantly signed onto the show because it was a steady gig. After first cutting his acting teeth on stage in such shows as The Crucible, The Fantasticks and Carnival and then opposite Kirk Douglas in the play version of
Fresh from doing tick, tick... Boom! off Broadway, Joey McIntyre has moved to L.A. to join the cast of Boston Public. It's a culture shock for the New Kids on the Block star to leave his beloved Boston for the Santa Monica beach. But hey, he still gets to play a Beantown boy on TV.
"I've been acting since I was a kid, but I figured I'd stay in New York or Boston," the 29-year-old crooner says. "I wasn't going to come out here lookin' for a gig, but I came out here for a day and did the audition for Boston Public. I was just really excited that I got it I'm from Boston, so it's really exciting to be able to represent!"
This fall, McIntyre will be the latest Public pedagogue to surprise the school with an unusual take on teaching. As he explains: "I play Colin Flynn, who's a young teacher who dresses like a student and lets the kids call him by his first name. He tries to re
This fall, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh gets his own NBC talk show. Daytime TV hasn't looked this bleak since the O.J. Simpson trial pre-empted all our fave soaps! Given his penchant for graphic talk of terrorism and serial killers, won't The John Walsh Show just bring us agony in the afternoon?
"Is it going to be a daytime version of AMW? Absolutely not," Walsh insists. "We're not going to profile fugitives or look for [them]." He does plan to talk a lot "about safety issues and missing children," he adds. "Americans are stopping me like crazy asking, 'How do I protect my wife? My house? Myself?'"
"We're also going to honor a hero every week," he previews. "Not necessarily a cop or a fireman... an everyday hero." As for his own hyped-up heroic image, Walsh assures us: "I'm not just that guy with the leather j
Hollywood bad boy Brad Renfro has been cast in the upcoming Freddy vs. Jason feature, Variety reports. Robert Englund will reprise his role as pointy-nailed Freddy Krueger, but the hunt is still on for an actor to play hockey-masked Jason Vorhees. Shooting begins Sept. 9 in Vancouver.
When John Woo gets his casting right, he gets it so right. Sure, the Face/Off director couldn't possibly have known during tryouts just how perfect leading man Shawn Christian was to trade blows with Vivian Wu (The Last Emperor) in his rock 'em, sock 'em USA Network movie Red Skies (premiering Wednesday at 8 pm/ET). But the Tremors 3 star is, in fact, the ideal actor to play a wisecracking FBI agent who never lets the bad guys see him sweat because he's so cool that he simply doesn't sweat. Here's why:
1. Christian is as brave as they come. In fact, he didn't even run for cover when baby boy Kameron decided that the mall was the perfect place
Those nine rescued Pennsylvania coal miners have sold the rights to their miraculous story to The Walt Disney Co. for $150,000 each. The deal includes an ABC movie-of-the-week and a Hyperion book.