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S.W.A.T. Star Steve Forrest Dies at 87

Steve Forrest

Steve Forrest, who starred as Lt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson on the 1970s series S.W.A.T., died peacefully on May 18 in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87.

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Jeffersons Star Ned Wertimer Dies at 89

Ned Wertimer

Ned Wertimer, who played Ralph the Doorman for 11 seasons on The Jeffersons, died Jan. 2 from complications related to a fall, The Associated Press reports. He was 89. read more

How Networks Are Breaking the Period-Piece Curse

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey transformed PBS from a sometimes stodgy channel into a destination network, drawing 5.4 million viewers for its second-season finale (doubling PBS' primetime average). Now, Downton creator Julian Fellowes has signed with NBC to create The Gilded Age, his first series for American broadcast TV. NBC is betting that the drama will attract the same audience for its depiction of New York's moguls of... read more

George Lindsey, Andy Griffith Show’s Goober, Dies at 83

George Lindsey

George Lindsey, best known for playing Goober Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show, has died. He was 83 years old.

Lindsey died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization, The Tennessean reports. An Alabama native, Lindsey went to college to become a teacher, but joined the United States Air Force in the '50s. He eventually moved to New York to study acting and... read more

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory's Leonard Stone Dies at 87

Leonard Stone

Character actor Leonard Stone, who is best known for portraying Violet Beauregarde's dad in the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to TMZ. He was 87.
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Gunsmoke’s James Arness Dead at 88

James Arness

James Arness, best known for playing Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, died today, according to the Los Angeles Times.  

According to a family spokesperson, Arness died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, Calif. He was 88...

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Celebrity Watchlist: Trace Adkins Goes to Bat for Eastbound & Down and Candid Reality TV

Trace Adkins

Kenny Powers vs. Trace Adkins?

If the country star had his wish, it could happen.

"[I love] Eastbound & Down. It's funny as hell," Adkins, a former little leaguer, tells TVGuide.com. It's the one show he'd love to appear on.

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When he's not tuning into Eastbound & Down, Adkins, who can be seen next in The Lincoln Lawyer, satiates his TV sports appetite ...
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TV Character Actress Peggy Rea Dies at 89

Peggy Rea

Peggy Rea, a famed TV character actress, died Feb. 5 of congestive heart failure at her Toluca Lake, Calif. home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 89.

Rea was best known for playing... read more

Forbidden Planet, Honey West Star Anne Francis Dies at 80

Anne Francis

Anne Francis, the actress best known for her roles in the 1956 science fiction film Forbidden Planet and the 1960s TV show Honey West, has died. She was 80.

Francis died Sunday at a Santa Barbara nursing home of complications of pancreatic cancer, her daughter, Jane Uemura, told the Los Angeles Times.

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Born as Ann Marvak in Ossining, N.Y., Francis, known for the prominent beauty mark near her mouth, rose to fame starring alongside such actors as Spencer Tracy and Paul Newman in the 1950s... read more

Is Kelsey Grammer Reviving Frasier Crane?

Kelsey Grammer

Is Kelsey Grammer resurrecting Frasier Crane?

Contrary to a series of tweets on the actor's Twitter page that suggested a Frasier reunion and spin-off, Grammer's rep, Stan Rosenfield, tells TVGuide.com that no such project — or any project involving Dr. Frasier Crane, the famous small-screen psychiatrist — is in the works. ... read more

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Premiered: September 10, 1955, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: This landmark adult Western centered on Marshal Matt Dillon of Dodge City. John Wayne turned down the lead, suggesting James Arness (who remained for its entire run). Originating on radio (with William Conrad as Dillon), it moved to TV in September 1955. Its popularity spawned a number of copycats, but none would enjoy the longevity (and few the consistent quality) of this classic.

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