The upcoming fall season will be lucky to generate even a fraction as many hits as this unusually busy TV summer produced, a list of keepers that includes Outlander, The Strain, The Knick, The Last Ship, Undateable, to name just a few. (Even something as underwhelming as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, which didn't, has been renewed by its increasingly desperate network, and I'm hoping for good news about the future of WGN America's Manhattan and WE's The Divide.)
David Letterman took a few minutes during The Late Show Monday to pay tribute to his late friend Robin Williams, who died on Aug. 11.
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Question: With the passing of the legendary TV talents Robin Williams and James Garner, don't you think it would be remiss if the upcoming Emmys didn't do a clips tribute to both of them? Awards shows have an unfortunate habit of dedicating chunks of time to a theme or subject that either makes no sense or ends up really boring. But these two gentlemen, who broke character boundaries and were excellent actors outside their niche personas, deserve special recognition. I just hope the producers of that upcoming show have the smarts to do something special, outside of the "In Memoriam" roll call. Your thoughts? — Karen
The OWN Network will honor Robin Williams this weekend by broadcasting two of his 14 appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Williams' first appearance on the syndicated talk show in 1988 will airSunday at 7/6c. It features "a candid Williams [sharing] deeply personal stories about filming Good Morning, Vietnam, his early childhood and more," according to the network.