Laura Prepon in Romancing the Bride
Laura Prepon, who has played Donna on Fox's That '70s Show since its 1998 premiere, returns to the "present day" to headline Oxygen's Romancing the Bride (premiering Dec. 3 at 8 pm/ET), a romantic comedy in which an always-in-control bride-to-be embarks on a "Dude, Where's My Car?"-type journey to piece together how she woke up in bed with — and married to! — a hunky Latino stranger (played by Days of our Lives alum Matt Cedeno; see related Q&A in Soaps News). TVGuide.com spoke with Prepon about the inherent evil of wedding dresses, the potential glory of furry pink handcuffs and the out-of-this-world joy o
Question: What was Laura Petrie's maiden name?
Answer: Oh, please, mortal. You think to test me not only with your question, but also with the omission of the specific show?
The maiden name of Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore), wife of Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) on The Dick Van Dyke Show, was Meehan.
Question: Could you please tell me what year and network Get Christie Love was on and who was its star? How long did it last on television? Thanks!
Answer: Get Christie Love, which sought to play off the renown of such tough blaxploitation cookies as Cleopatra Jones and the legendary Pam Grier's Coffy, debuted on ABC in September 1974, starring the late Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In bikini girl Teresa Graves as the titular undercover cop.
The big problem is that the genre's popularity stemmed from watching a slick, beautiful, street-savvy woman dispatch bad guys with brutal violence — and Graves was a devout Jehovah's Witness. Christie beat down evildo
Before The Dick Van Dyke Show made Mary Tyler Moore a sitcom star, she was a pretty young dancer, best known for her legs and voice — viewers never saw her face — on the 1950s crime drama Richard Diamond, Private Detective. On May 11, Moore reprises her career-making role as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (9 pm/ET on CBS). Here, she reminisces about landing the big gig — for which she beat out 40 other actresses — and her favorite memories from the landmark series.
TV Guide Online: Winning the role of Laura Petrie was a great step up for you.Mary Tyler Moore: I almost didn't go to the audition. When my agent called, I said, "I'm tired. I've had too many disappointments all week." He said, "You just get in your car and go over there." I walked in, and there was Carl Reiner, on whom I had a tremendous crush from The Sid Caesar Show. We sat down to read this scene — and about a thir
Now happily retired, 78-year-old Dick Van Dyke says he had the time of his life working on The Dick Van Dyke Show. To the undoubted delight of TV-nostalgia fans, the surviving cast of his self-titled '60s sitcom reunites in The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (May 11 at 9 pm/ET on CBS). Here, he recalls his fondest memories of the landmark comedy, which still lives on in TV Land reruns.
TV Guide Online: How did the reunion show go?Dick Van Dyke: It was like a high-school reunion. We all said they should have taped the rehearsals, because it was hysterical. [Rose Marie's] hearing aid kept going out, people forgot their lines and we were all just rolling on the floor, laughing at each other.
TVGO: You weren't that well-known, having hosted a game show and done Broadway. How'd you get a sitcom named after you?Van Dyke: We couldn't come up with a name. They tried Double Trouble because it's about a guy whose work li