Little House on the Prairie

1974, TV Show

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Little House on the Prairie Star Richard Bull Dies

Richard Bull

Actor Richard Bull, most known for playing shopkeeper and "long-suffering husband" Nels Oleson on Little House on the Prairie, died Monday in Calabasas, Calif., People reports. He was 89.

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Melissa Gilbert Recalls Making Out with Tom Cruise

Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert got candid on Watch What Happens Live Wednesday night.

The Little House on the Prairie star didn't hesitate to kiss and tell — even decades later. Gilbert opened up to host Andy Cohen about when she used to date then-struggling actor Tom Cruise.

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Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Engaged

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are engaged, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

Gilbert, 48, the... read more

Real Housewives' Kyle Richards Heads to CSI

Kyle Richards

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kyle Richards has landed a guest-starring role on CSI, CBS announced Tuesday.

Richards will play... read more

Dancing's Melissa Gilbert: It's Hard Not to Find the Judges' Scores Disheartening

Melissa Gilbert

When Melissa Gilbert and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were declared safe on Dancing with the Stars last week, the Little House on the Prairie alum let out a scream and then got bleeped. "I cussed at Maks," Gilbert tells TVGuide.com. "I got mad at Maks because he had whispered in my ear, 'Get ready to [do the Dance] Duel.' I think I said, 'Goddammit! You scared me!' That's when they bleeped me." Bleep or no bleep, Gilbert is thrilled to not only still be in the competition after suffering a mild concussion and whiplash two weeks ago, but also to have avoided the bottom two Dance Duel despite having the second lowest-score. "That's all thanks to our fans," Gilbert says. See what else she has to say about her stagnant scores, the "mixed message" from the judges and why she cries so much.
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The Biz: Melissa Francis Goes From Little House to Big Business

Melissa Francis

As a child actress in the 1980s, Melissa Francis performed in more than 100 commercials and TV shows, including Little House on the Prairie. She left Hollywood for Harvard, where she studied economics, but eventually found herself in front of a camera again as a financial reporter and news anchor. Francis recently jumped from CNBC to Fox Business Network, where she'll have her own daily program starting later this spring, giving viewers a regular venue to catch her feisty interviewing style.

"She has a playful yet inquisitive edge to her that makes her different than the die-cast cable anchors," says Piers Morgan Tonight executive producer Jonathan Wald, who worked with... read more

Dancing with the Stars' Tom Bergeron: "It's a Very Feel-Good Season"

Tom Bergeron

There's something different about Dancing with the Stars this season — and it's not just the stage.

"There's no lightning rod! No one [is] controversial, so everyone can stop freaking out!" Tom Bergeron tells TVGuide.com.

Dancing's Maria Menounos: Don't call me the favorite

After nabbing such divisive figures as Kate Gosselin, Bristol Palin, Chaz Bono and even perceived ringers like Nicole Scherzinger in the past few seasons, executive producer Conrad Green and casting director Deena Katz went with a low-key approach for Season 14. They also had a theme: nostalgia. The new crop includes the old-school likes of ...
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Dancing With the Stars Unveils Season 14 Cast

Jaleel White and Maria Menounos

"I'm not going out there in a thong," says soap star Jack Wagner (The Bold and the Beautiful). "Anything else, I'm good to go."

And so are 11 other stars, who will strap on their dancing shoes for the 14th season of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. Call it the Season of Nostalgia, with actors like Wagner, Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) and Jaleel White (Urkel from Family Matters); the "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and tennis legend Martina Navratilova taking top billing.

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Labor Day Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Fresh air? Bah. Labor Day Weekend is for TV watching, like every other weekend! Here's a list of the marathons the networks have planned:

(All times are ET/PT)

Saturday, Sept. 3
Battlestar Galactica (Midnight Friday- 8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America)
Little House on the Prairie (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Sunday, Hallmark)
The Twilight Zone (8 a.m.-2 p.m., Chiller) read more

Melissa Gilbert and Bruce Boxleitner to Divorce

Bruce Boxleitner and Melissa Gilbert

Little House on the Prairie's Melissa Gilbert has filed to divorce her husband, actor-writer Bruce Boxleitner, after 16 years of marriage, Us Weekly reports...
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Premiered: September 11, 1974, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Heartwarming saga of a frontier family's struggles and triumphs on a farm near Walnut Grove, Minn., in the 1870s. Based on the books of Laura Ingalls Wilder (whose character doubles as narrator), it was the signature achievement of star-executive producer Michael Landon. It relates the family's experiences dealing with natural disasters and health problems, notably the poignant story of Mary Ingalls' blindness. In its final season, it was titled `Little House: A New Beginning.'

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