China Beach

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Billy Bob Thornton

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Question: I am shocked how some of your readers think Fargo should have been just a follow-up to the movie with let's see how Marge is doing since everyone else involved in the movie was either dead or in prison. I agree that the show is terrific. The episode last week was one of the most amazing episodes of TV I have ever seen.

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The Wonder Years Is Coming to DVD!

The Wonder Years

The moment fans of The Wonder Years have been waiting for is here: the beloved TV series is finally getting a DVD release, according to TVShowsonDVD.com.

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Keck's Exclusives: Back to China Beach

Marg Helgenberger, Dana Delany, Nan Woods, Chloe Webb

Will Dana Delany soon be headed to Vietnam? It could happen. At a Paley Center for Media panel I recently moderated celebrating the 25th anniversary of ABC's 1988-91 drama China Beach and its October release on... read more

Dana Delany Revisits China Beach Ahead of 25th Anniversary Box Set

Marg Helgenberger, Dana Delany, Nan Woods, Chloe Webb

It's been more than 20 years since China Beach went off the air, and star Dana Delany says she hasn't revisited the series aside from catching a snippet of an episode while flipping channels a couple of years ago.

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Ask Matt: Glee, Sons of Anarchy, Fringe, Revolution, Dance, and More

Chris Colfer, Lea Michele

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Question: I am so mixed about the new Glee. I really like the New York storyline. I love seeing Rachel and Kurt's adventure and growth in the big city. It seems like a breath of fresh air compared to the mundane life in Ohio. It seems the Ohio storyline is just recycling old storylines with carbon copies of old characters. Do you think Glee will just abandon McKinley altogether after this season, because I don't think I can handle another season of the Glee Club trying to go to Nationals. — Lauren

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Keck's Exclusives: It's a China Beach Reunion at Stand Up 2 Cancer Benefit

Marg Helgenberger and Dana Delany

Besides raising more than $80 million for cancer research and treatments, the Stand Up 2 Cancer benefit on September 7 reunited the stars of ABC's acclaimed 1988-1991 drama, China Beach

Body of Proof star Dana Delany, who bravely .... read more

5 Reasons We Love Dana Delany

Dana Delany

Twenty-three years after nurse Colleen McMurphy hit China Beach, Dana Delany is getting back into medicine as an ME on new drama Body of Proof. One of TV's most talented actresses cutting up corpses to solve crimes? We could just die! Here's why we dig her — whether she's playing house (Desperate Housewives) or doctor.

1. She's a bookworm.

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Five Questions with Body of Proof's Dana Delany

Dana Delany

Dana Delany is returning to ABC with Body of Proof, where she works on dead people. After a car accident hinders her ability to operate, Dr. Megan Hunt is forced to start a new career as a coroner. Delany dishes on the new medical series, which felt like home for the China Beach alum. Plus, find out if Nathan Fillion will make his way to her new show.

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5. What makes this series stand out?
Delany: We do have... read more

Showrunner Neal Baer Leaving Law & Order: SVU After 11 Years for CBS

Neal Baer

Longtime Law & Order: SVU producer Neal Baer has signed a new development deal with CBS and is leaving the NBC drama, Variety reports.

Baer will leave SVU  at the end of this season after 11 years. His new three-year development and production deal with CBS Television Studios takes effect... read more

[Quoting from my Dec. 12 ...

Question: [Quoting from my Dec. 12 column]: "Pasadena's quick fade means that it probably had little to do with the genesis of Housewives, but watching it now, it clearly was ahead of its time. If it were being pitched and produced today, chances are it might actually have succeeded." So why not recast it (or keep as much as the original cast as possible — I bet Dana Delany needs the work) and put it back on the air? Fox could start with a shot-for-shot remake of the original 13 scripts, or a "reimagining" of the original scripts, or completely new scripts that keep the same premise, the same characters and the same tone. Networks pour millions into new shows, most of which fail, so why not bring back Pasadena, which failed before but would likely succeed now? I don't understand why networks only try ideas once. Memo to Fox: Resurrect Pasadena! Answer: First off, Dana Delany (one of my all-time faves, dating back to the China Beach glory days) is back at work already, cast in the ... read more

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Premiered: April 26, 1988, on ABC
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Premise: This Emmy-winning drama did a fine job delivering a female perspective on Vietnam War experiences, mostly through the character of dedicated Army nurse Colleen McMurphy. Its eerie theme song, the Supremes' 'Reflections,' set a perfect tone for its mixture of wartime horrors and emotional upheavals.

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