Question: At one time in the '70s didn't Alan Alda produce or direct (or both) a short-lived sitcom called We'll Get By? Leslie B., Hollywood, Cal.
Televisionary: That he did, Leslie. Alda, best known as M*A*S*H's Hawkeye Pierce, created the sitcom, which starred Paul Sorvino, Mitzi Hoag, Jerry Houser, Willie Aames and Devon Scott as a suburban New Jersey family. The comedy ran on CBS from March to May in 1975.
Ana Gasteyer's decision not to return to Saturday Night Live this season probably seemed like a good thing for Martha Stewart. The absence of Gasteyer whose dead-on send-up of Stewart was the stuff of SNL legend meant that Lorne Michaels and Co. would likely miss out on the golden opportunity to lampoon the embattled domestic diva's current ImClone stock woes. Or would they?
"I talked to Ana about this, and I'm hoping that if we do a Martha skit she will come back," head writer and "Weekend Update" co-anchor Tina Fey tells TV Guide Online. "We don't have one planned right now, but we'll wait and watch the news and see if Ana is around and feels like coming in." Gasteyer's spokeswoman confirms that the new mom "agreed to return as a special guest sta
So far this fall, Fear Factor's ratings have not impressed. Could NBC's gross-out fest be hemorrhaging fans? They lost one early on: big-screen horror maven Wes Craven. "I enjoyed the first couple episodes," the Scream scribe tells TV Guide Online. "It was interesting, like when people cross between two high buildings on a high cable. But when they started eating bugs... as strange as this sounds, I felt bad for the bugs!
"It seems strange entertainment to kill a living creature for some banal amusement," he gripes. "It just reveals such a lack of human dignity that, for money, they'll do this really disgusting stuff." Shrugging, he adds: "Eh, maybe I'm just being tight-assed. Who knows? But there is a fascination we all have with overcoming fear, dread and disgust."
That's the focus of Craven's new TV series, Phobia debuting tonight a
Waif-like supermodel Kate Moss, 28, gave birth to her first child, a daughter, early Sunday in London. Moss and beau Jefferson Hack reportedly plan to call the baby Lola.
A judge has refused to toss out a $60 million lawsuit against aging action star Steven Seagal that alleges he backed out of a four-picture deal on the advice of his Buddhist spiritual adviser. The suit, which will now proceed to trial, was brought by Seagal's ex-business partner, producer Julius Nasso.
As one of the only Native American no American Indian directors in the biz, Smoke Signals filmmaker Chris Eyre knows a little something about setting a movie on a reservation. But nothing could have prepared him for his latest effort the just-released low-budget drama Skins.
For starters, there was the hurdle of filming in the impoverished Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. "There's no economy in Pine Ridge," he tells TV Guide Online. "There's 75 percent unemployment. They didn't even have motels [for us] to stay in. We had to stay an hour and a half outside of Pine Ridge in an adjacent town and drive two and a half hours each day."
Skins, about an alcoholic Vietnam vet (Graham Greene) an
There's nothing like a good liberal cause to coax Barbra Streisand out of semi-retirement. The diva delivered a nine-song set Sunday night at a star-studded Democratic fundraiser in Hollywood. The event which also featured performances by Barry Manilow and comedian Steve Harvey raised $6 million toward Dems' efforts to take back Congress.