Question: My brother and I need you to clear up a TV question. My brother thinks that the actress (I do not know her name) who has red hair and played on the TV show Radio News is the same redhead on Suddenly Susan. I disagree. Can you let us know who is right? Thank you.
Televisionary: You are. It sounds like your bro is mixing up actress Vicki Lewis, the redhead who portrayed Beth on NBC's NewsRadio, with Kathy Griffin, who portrays redheaded Vicki on Suddenly Susan (also an NBC show).
Same hair, same network and a dual-Vicki thrown in there just to make things confusing an easy enough error to make, I suppose. In addition, both women have made the TV rounds, with Lewis popping up on such shows as Seinfeld and Caroline in the City and Griffin putting in time on Seinfeld, Mad About You and ER.
Question: Alright, TV guru I've been looking for the answer to this question for some time, asking the so-called "experts" for their help and getting none... none! You are my last hope!!! I remember a cartoon called The Herculoids. Who were the characters on this cartoon? The only ones I can remember are Dorno, the father figure, and Zok, the flying dragon who shoots laser beams from his eyes. Sound familiar? Who were the others? Your help and ultimate TV knowledge is greatly appreciated!!! Stumped in ND
Televisionary: So, I'm your last choice, then, Stumped? Story of my life, pal. Even my wife declared a cooling-off period after I proposed just to make sure she wasn't missing out on a better deal.
Of course, both of you made the right choice. At least I'll do my best to fool you into thinking that (hey, it's worked with her so far).
The Herculoids first aired on CBS in 1967, relating the daily challenges of planet Quasar's Ki
Question: I hope you can answer this! Sabrina, the Teenage Witch was sold to, so the rumor goes, to Warner Bros. How do we find out when the new series starts and if there will be any new cast members? Thank you!
Televisionary: It's more than a rumor. This fall the WB will air new episodes of Sabrina in the same time slot the show occupied on ABC, Fridays at 8 pm/ET.
Look for the continuing adventures of your favorite teen spellcaster (Melissa Joan Hart) as she faces college life a challenge for anyone, magic powers or no. Since the WB promises "new friends," "newfound freedom" and "new relationships" in its press materials, you'll be seeing new faces as well.
And I'll be right there with you, cheering the magical sweetie on and laughing, laughing, laughing!
Question: Why is The Sopranos only shown on HBO? TV Guide and People have highlighted this show, done articles, etc. Everyone talks about how great it is. TV Guide had the cast on its cover, yet we who don't pay $10.95 a month for HBO can't watch it! BJGillispie
Televisionary: Well, yeah that's why it's called pay cable. Never mind that HBO for $10.95 is a righteous deal. Here in L.A. it's nearly $15 and, as I recall, it was $18 when I lived in New York.
But if that bothers you, BJ, take solace in the fact that you are half-loved by the suits at HBO since you are so passionate about missing The Sopranos that you are motivated to complain. The not-love half comes from your unwillingness to pony up the extra bucks for an HBO subscription and a chance to see what is, in my opinion and the view of so many TV critics it
Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura turned bad guy at a World Wrestling Federation event in Minneapolis on Saturday night. Our spies tell us the former professional wrestler was booed by angry fans after he sided with Triple H and hurled verbal barbs at The Rock.
Samuel L. Jackson's remake of the 1971 blaxploitation flick Shaft was the No. 1 movie at the weekend box office, grossing an estimated $21.1 million. Action pic Gone in Sixty Seconds dropped to the No. 2 spot with $14.7 million, followed by Big Momma's House ($11.3 million), Mission: Impossible II ($10.9 million), animated pic Titan A.E. ($9.5 million) and Boys and Girls ($7 million).
There appears to be no end in sight to wrestling's popularity: Fox Kids has given a 13-episode order for a new live-action series, Los Luchadores, about a 300-pound masked wrestler named Lobo Solo, according to web site toymania.com.
What do you call a cross between the Travel Channel, Let's Make a Deal and Double Dare? Comedy Central calls it Don't Forget Your Toothbrush! The offbeat game show, starring Mark Curry (Hangin' With Mr. Cooper), premieres June 20.
The series asks that the studio audience bring their luggage and passports to its tapings just in case they're chosen to participate in a wacky game and win a trip to some exotic locale. "It's somewhere between a game show and a sketch comedy show, where the contestants are playing a part," executive producer Andrew Golder tells TV Guide Online. "It's also sort of a hybrid with the reality genre and things like Survivor."
Playing Don't Forget Your Toothbrush isn't like coming on down on The Price Is Right. "Contestants come in for an interview, essentially," Golder explains. "They fill out a fairly extensive form ? it's five pages long and asks for some general information like names o
Just Shoot Me's Wendie Malick says her recent on-screen smooch with co-star David Spade was child's play compared to her nude scene in the 1998 movie Divorce: A Contemporary Western.
"It was like kissing your brother," Malick says of her character's surprise smooch on Shoot's season finale. "We both talked about it all week. We just technically talked about how we were gonna get into this clinch and kind of practiced it a few times. And it was fun! It was really kinda fun.
"It's very funny because you get very kind of shy about doing it with somebody who's your pal, that you hang out with every day," she tells the TV Guide Channel. "And that can be either really enjoyable, or really embarrassing and sort of awkward and creepy. The experience was quite lovely; he's a lovely kisser."
It was quite a different situation when Malick was called upon to shoot a nude
Emily Watson in There's Something About Mary? Can't you just see it? Probably not, but Watson is determined to show Hollywood that she can be a funny girl, and has her first shot in Trixie.
"I had been saying to my agent for ages that I wanted to do a comedy," she tells TV Guide Online. "I had been reading romantic comedies. Yuck. I got this [script] delivered, read it, and half an hour later I was in love. There's no way if a studio had been in charge of casting this film they'd let me come anywhere near it."
The two-time Oscar nominee is best known for her serious work in Breaking the Waves and Hilary and Jackie, but her latest acting challenge is playing a character who says the darndest things. "Trixie will say, 'I'm between a rock and a deep blue sea' with actual conviction and no knowledge that she's talking s---. I had to get past the point where it seemed