Question: On an episode of Before They Were Stars focusing on Vanessa Williams, they showed her appearing on an early '80s TV show called Partners in Crime that starred Loni Anderson and Lynda Carter. My friends and I have not been able to dig up any info on it and are wondering if maybe we dreamt the whole thing! Loni Anderson and Lynda Carter fighting crime together?! If you could help us with any info on the show we'd really appreciate it, and if you can think of any way we could get our hands on some of the episodes we'd be eternally grateful! Chris
Televisionary: The reason you haven't been able to dig up anything on it, Chris, is because it didn't have much time to generate press or opinions one way or another. It debuted on NBC's Saturday-night schedule in September 1984 and left the air a scant three months later.
When detective Raymond Caulfield was murdered, his two ex-wives straitlaced photographer Carole
Question: Could you please tell me the name of the artist who sang the Cat Stevens song "Trouble" on the most recent ER, where Abby and Carter go to pick up her mother in Oklahoma? Thank you! Shannon G.
Televisionary: Oh, but it wouldn't be a column without the usual ER song question, now would it, Shannon? Not a problem even though I sometimes wonder if people get tired of reading about music from that show.
"Trouble," which you heard while the two characters took their road trip, is a remake by Throwing Muses founder Kristin Hersh of an old Cat Stevens tune. You'll find it on her latest CD, Sunny Border Blue, which I heartily recommend for its blend of pop and fury. (As Hersh herself said of the work: "Some of these songs sound like they could have been written by The Monkees. But only if something really terrible had happened to them."
And while I'm firing off opinions on what you might en
Can two men remain friends after acting like they hate each other for five years? The answer appears to be yes. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman fondly remembered for butting heads as Felix Unger and Oscar Madison on the '70s sitcom The Odd Couple recently enjoyed a happy reunion at TV Land's 5th anniversary party. Taking a sidebar at the soiree, the Emmy Award-winning duo offered TV Guide Online their tongue-in-cheek opinions on such topics as cohabitation, today's TV and what makes their show a classic.
TVGO: Have the two of you ever tried living together in real life?
TVGO: What would happen if you did?
Randall: We'd get along fine.
Klugman: We'd learn to compromise.
TVGO: What are your fondest memories of working on the show?
Randall: Getting paid.
Klugman: A lot of money.
TVGO: What do you think it is that makes your show such a classic?
No surprise here. The acclaimed Mel Brooks musical The Producers received 15 Tony nominations, including nods for best musical and lead actors Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick. Its competition for best musical includes The Full Monty, A Class Act and Jane Eyre. Best play nominees were Proof, The Invention of Love, King Hedley II and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife. The 55th annual Tony ceremony hosted by Lane and Broderick will take place on June 3 at Radio City Music Hall. For a complete list of nominees, visit Tonys.org.
Looks like Survivor: The Australian Outback's Amber Brkich has made good on her hint to TV Guide Online that "if I didn't choose to pose for Playboy, you know, maybe I'd like to do something in Maxim or Stuff or a more respected magazine like that." According to Stuff editor Laurie Kantor Finn, the 22-year-old Pennsylvanian secretary will indeed be featured in "a sexy profile" in the men's mag's July issue. Surprisingly, though cash appeared to be Brkich's main motivator she told us, "I'm sure there's a lot of people out there that, if they got offered that much money, they might go ahead and do it" Stuff insists she's not being paid a penny to pose. Meanwhile, Thursday's painfully boring Survivor conclusion was seen by 36 million viewers off 30 percent from the first Survivor's grand finale last August. Of course, there's no data on how many of thos
When it comes to The X-Files's highly anticipated two-part season (or series) finale airing May 13 and May 20 at 9 pm/ET on Fox the truth is, well, everyone's dying to know what the heck Scully is carrying around in her belly. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Is it Alf? Of course, as often is the case with the long-running serial thriller, the bigger cliffhanger involves the baby that executive producer Chris Carter delivered eight years ago: the X-Files franchise itself. In this exclusive Q&A, he sheds some light on the possibility of a ninth season (Hint: Count on it), the chances that David Duchovny will return (Hint: Don't count on it) and the upcoming plot twists that could send viewers into labor (Hint: Read on...).
TVGO: We finally get Mulder back and you pair him with... Doggett?? Mulder/Scully fans are rightfully infuriated!
Carter: I thought it was an interest
Universal execs are celebrating Mummy's Day a week early. The studio's action-packed pic The Mummy Returns a sequel to 1999's The Mummy grossed a record-busting $70.1 million over the weekend to rank as the biggest non-holiday opening in history. (Previous champ, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, raked in $64.8 million in 1999.) Last week's top flick, Driven, slipped to No. 2 with $6.1 million, followed by Bridget Jones's Diary (No. 3 with $6 million), Spy Kids (No. 4 with $4 million) and Along Came a Spider (No. 5 with $3.8 million).
You can't blame this one on Jackass. Former Real World: New Orleans star Jamie Murray, 23, was arrested Saturday after bungee-jumping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. He faces up to $10,000 in fines and community service. In a statement, Murray who became tangled in the bungee chords and dangled in the breeze for 15 minutes said he performed the stunt as a way to spread "a message of love" to his generation. Wouldn't a card have been easier?
Comedy Central will launch a retro game-variety show hybrid in August that's set at a Minnesota bowling alley. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Let's Bowl "mixes a simple bowling contest with circa 1970s game show kitsch." Meanwhile, USA Today reports that the cable network also is developing a reality-show spoof that's tentatively titled Hotel Hell, in which a dozen comics are locked in a hotel and asked to perform games, challenges and comedy routines.
Fox's Buffy the Vampire Slayer cartoon won't debut until February 2002 at the earliest, but series creator Joss Whedon already is waging a war against blood-suckers far scarier than any that his heroine will face: network executives. "I thought, 'No, we won't fight over budgets,'" he tells TV Guide Online. "But you're never not going to fight over budgets.
"They're like, 'If you want seven dragons [instead of one], you have to draw them all, and it'll cost more,'" he continues. "But I want the show to look as good as it can, and that's going to cost money."
Despite such pains in the neck, none of Whedon's enthusiasm for the animated Buffy has been drained. "We're getting to do what we wanted to the things that you can't do on the [live-action version]," he explains. "It's slightly more off-center... whimsical."
Plus, with the Saturday-morning installments set back at Sunnydale High, Whedon now can tell