Question: What shows came on at 8:30 on Thursday from 1984 to 1990? My mother and I have a bet about what shows came on at this time. Yvette W., Chicago, Ill.
Televisionary: As much as I hate to come off like my father, whose "in the time you've been waiting for me to tell you, you could've looked it up by now" mantra was heard on a near-daily basis in my house, I'm going to make you kids work this one out on your own.
Sure, I could
list every show on every network for those years. But our ultimately cool 50th-anniversary "What Was On" section which allows you to scan the prime-time lineups from 1953-2001 already did it for me. So click your way over
and remember to tell me what you guys are betting next time. (And as long as you're there, be sure to stop by our recently beefed-up Cover Gallery
, which now includes more than 2,500 TV Guide
covers from the last 50 year
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The Family plot has Carter's lady lawyer, Randi, defending cousin Marnie (Burke) for abusing her elderly mother. "I actually did tie her to the bed just once," the actress deadpans. "She kept wandering!"
Of course, the real drama is backstage, wh
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"I just don't think I'm a big, fat star," she explains. "There isn't a high demand there [for press coverage]. Like, if I go to an event and have my picture taken, nine times out of 10 it will be someone else who's a little more famous that gets [their photo] published and that's fine. I don't go [to a premiere] unless I'm going to see something that's of interest to me. I don't do it to get pumped up.
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As TV's reunion fever rages on, NBC continues to trot out past Peacock stars to fete the network's 75th anniversary. On May 20, Will & Grace's
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To her occasional chagrin, fans h
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