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Partridge Family's Dave Madden Dead at 82

Dave Madden

Partridge Family's Dave Madden died on Thursday, reports. He was 82.

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Keck's Exclusives: First Look at Cameron's Modern Family Mom!

Modern Family

After winning his first Emmy, Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet (Cameron) has now been awarded a down-home Missouri mama, played by character actress Celia Weston (Alice, In the Bedroom). When Barb Tucker drops in for a visit later this fall... read more

Keck's Exclusives: Modern Family Casts Cam's Mama!

Celia Weston

ABC's Modern Family has found a down-home country mama for Cameron (Emmy winner Eric Stonestreet). Beating out Delta Burke, Dianne Wiest, Kathy Bates and several others is character ...
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It seems like every other ...

Question: It seems like every other movie I see advertised is based on a TV show, like The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the other way around? I know there was a series based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but what other TV series have been based on a movie, and were any of them good?

Answer: There have been a handful of top-notch TV shows based on movies. The flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) was revived as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003); Robert Altman's acerbic M*A*S*H* (1970) became the long-running M*A*S*H (1972-1983); Neil Simon read more

Today's column was written by Matt Webb Mitovich.


Tina Fey

After giving birth to her first child, daughter Alice, on Sept. 10, Tina Fey will return from maternity leave to coanchor Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" on Oct. 22. "I had to get back to work. NBC has me under contract; the baby and I only have a verbal agreement," Fey quips in a statement. Aw, Horatio, we hardly knew ye. (OK, we did. And, well, you were "eh.") read more


As you read first at Saturday Night Live anchor-writer Tina Fey gave birth to a baby girl, Alice, on Saturday in Manhattan. This is the first child for Fey and her husband, Jeff Richmond, although unreliable sources say the newborn is the spitting image of Amy Poehler. read more

What were some of the more ...

Question: What were some of the more popular shows of 1976?Answer: Well, since we're actually talking about two seasons in any given calendar year — for example, the tail end of 1975's fall season and the first half of 1976's — it's a whole host of programming. But because I like that time-capsule stuff, I'll give you a taste. The Top 5 shows for September 1975-April 1976, together with each one's network and rating (percentage of total TV households in the country at that time) were: All in the Family (CBS, 30.1); Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC, 28.0); Laverne & Shirley (ABC, 27.5); Maude (CBS, 25.0) and The Bionic Woman read more

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Premiered: August 31, 1976, on CBS
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Premise: The durable sitcom about a single mom who slings hash at Mel's Diner is based on the 1974 movie `Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore' and ran for nine seasons. The spinoff series `Flo,' with Polly Holliday, ran from 1980-81.



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