If you were to put 1960s television on a psychiatrist's couch, it would be diagnosed as schizophrenic. Primetime was loaded with frothy, high-concept sitcoms, such as Gilligan's Island and I Dream of Jeannie, that became baby boomer favorites, while network news delivered grim images of the Vietnam War, social unrest, and assassinations.
Russell Johnson, who played The Professor on Gilligan's Island, died Thursday at his home in Washington of kidney failure, ABC News reports. He was 89.
Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale... in cushy seats on Broadway.
Gilligan's Island may soon be coming to the Great White Way, according to Deadline.com. Producer Dianne Fraser has acquired the rights to Gilligan's Island: The Musical, based on the classic 1960s sitcom. The book was written by...
Sherwood Schwartz, the Emmy-winning creator of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch, has died. He was 94.
Schwartz died Tuesday of natural causes in his sleep, surrounded by his family, TMZ reports.
A New Jersey native, Schwartz got his start writing for Bob Hope's radio program in 1939 before ...
Joe Bastianach knows the culinary world. Not only is he a judge on Fox's MasterChef — which returns for a second season on Monday at 8/7c — he operates three wineries in Italy and 18 restaurants across the country with business partner-celebrity chef Mario Batali. But Bastianich isn't only about food. If necessary, he claims he could make a living by singing for his supper.
The restauranteur can carry a tune and is drawn to shows that feature singing like Glee. "Those kids are fantastic," he tells TVGuide.com. "I love it because I sing, so I sing along with them." As for fellow Fox reality show American Idol, he boasts, "I'd go on there and win if I wasn't so damn old."