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Broadway to Honor Jean Stapleton by Lowering Lights

Jean Stapleton

Legendary TV and stage actress Jean Stapleton will be honored Wednesday in New York City, as Broadway's theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m.

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Jean Stapleton, Edith from All in the Family, Dies at 90

Jean Stapleton

Actress Jean Stapleton, most famous for playing Edith Bunker in All in the Family, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 90.

Stapleton died in her New York City home of natural causes, her family said.

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No Joke: The Greatest Comedies of All time

Jerry Seinfeld and Julia Louis-Dreyfus

In honor of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, senior critic Matt Roush names the 60 greatest comedies of all time. Here are the top 10, and pick up the new issue (on sale now) to see numbers 11 through 60.

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TV's Most Memorable End Games

Suzanne Pleshette, Bob Newhart

That's a wrap! The stakes are rarely higher for a TV series than at the end of a season — whether it's signing off until next fall with a climactic grand gesture or taking a well-earned final bow. As part of TV Guide Magazine's Finale Preview issue (on newsstands this week), and reflecting the magazine's ongoing celebration of its 60th anniversary, we take a fond look at 60 of the best series and season finales of all time. We hate goodbyes, except when they're done this well.

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Woody Allen Collaborator Mickey Rose Dies

Sylvester Stallone, Woody Allen, Anthony Caso

Screenwriter Mickey Rose, a childhood friend of Woody Allen's who later collaborated with him on the screenplays for Take the Money and Run and Bananas, has died. He was 77.

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"Dear Abby" Creator Pauline Phillips Dies at 94

Pauline Phillips

Pauline Phillips, the woman behind the famous "Dear Abby" advice column, has died. She was 94.

Phillips died Wednesday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, her rep told TMZ.

"I have lost my mother, my mentor and my best friend," her daughter Jeanne Phillips, who took over "Dear Abby," told the site. "My mother leaves very big high heels ...
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How Scripted TV Is Covering the Election

Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha

Norman Lear's ears must be burning. Rather than shy away from the most contentious presidential race in recent memory, a handful of TV shows are addressing the November election head-on — all while using Lear's groundbreaking 1970s sitcoms, like All in the Family, as a template for how to incorporate politics.... read more

The New Normal and a Return to Old-School Comedy

Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha

The New Normal is American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy's first attempt at a sitcom — but not just any sitcom, a "gay sitcom" (at least according to all the various media outlets that label the series as "gay TV," "NBC's gay comedy," etc.). But while David (Justin Bartha) and Bryan's (Andrew Rannells) sexuality might establish The New Normal as progressive, the series is heavily grounded in TV storytelling tradition. Once you look past the same-sex aspect, it's easy to see how The New Normal  has more in common with classic sitcoms like... read more

All in the Family’s Sally Struthers Arrested for DUI in Maine

Sally Struthers

Sally Struthers, best known for playing Gloria on All in the Family, was arrested early Thursday in Maine for driving under the influence, People reports.

Struthers, 65, was pulled over at... read more

The Jeffersons' Sherman Hemsley Dead at 74

Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley, best known for playing the vocal patriarch George Jefferson on The Jeffersons, died Tuesday, TMZ reports. He was 74.

He died at his El Paso, Texas, home, of natural causes, police told TMZ.

Remember other celebrities we lost this year

A theater actor in his early years, Hemsley originated the role of George Jefferson on... read more

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Premiered: January 12, 1971, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The groundbreaking, multi-Emmy-winning sitcom about bigoted Archie Bunker ended TV's innocence. Its protagonist was simultaneously lovable and pathetic and, series creator Norman Lear said, `the bigger-than-life epitome of something that's in all of us, like it or not.' The series premiered on CBS on Jan. 12, 1971, changed its title to `Archie Bunker's Place' in 1979 and ran on the network until 1983. It spun off the successful `Maude,' `The Jeffersons' and `Good Times.'

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