Love, American Style

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Mark Wahlberg Feels Max Payne, More News Briefs

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Mark Wahlberg is in talks to star as DEA agent Max Payne in a big-screen adaptation of the hit video game. OK, but where's my Duke Nukem?!.... Mickey Rourke was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence when he was pulled over after swerving on his... scooter. "I didn't even drink that much," the AP quotes a reportedly slurring and watery-eyed Rourke as saying.... Arriving on DVD Nov. 20: Love, American Style: Season 1, Volume 1 (Nov. 20) and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. read more

Will "Mrs. C" Put Richie in Her Will?

Marion Ross

The Hallmark Channel's Where There's a Will (premiering Saturday, May 6 at 9 pm/ET) presents Happy Days star Marion Ross as Leslie "Clyde" Onstatt, a wealthy but frail widow who signs on her long-lost grandson (Frank Whaley) as her caretaker. Little does she know, Richie is a bit of a con man, coldly eyeing Grams as his next mark. Will this tricky tale have a Happy outcome for Mrs. C? Ross spoke to TVGuide.com read more

I was just watching a special ...

Question: I was just watching a special on Happy Days — how it got started, etc. They talk about the pilot, but I remember way back when Love, American Style did an hourlong segment called "Love and the Television," which turned out a few years later to be Happy Days. What gives?


Answer: Well, I can't verify what the name of the Love segment was when it aired on that show, but I can tell you a lot of other cool stuff about the origins of Happy Days. And I did, a couple of years back.

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Hello. My father and I ...

We are Family: Kristy McNichol and castmates

Question: Hello. My father and I disagree: I thought Kristy McNichol was just in movies until Empty Nest, but he seems to think she was in a television series prior to that. Is that true? If so, what was the name? Thank you for your help.


Answer: Sorry, Holly, but the homily holds true in this case: Father knows best. Teen superstar Kristy McNichol made her first splash as a nationally known celeb playing 13-year-old Letitia "Buddy" Lawrence on ABC's groundbreaking Family in March 1976. And her story resembles that of other child stars: Fame without a real-life perspective is a tough way to grow up.

"Everybody wants a piece of you," the actress — who did commercial work at 8, Love, American Style at 9 and was a Family regular at 13 — told TV Guide read more

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Premiered: September 29, 1969, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A mod anthology about dating and mating in the swinging '70s, this collection of romantic vignettes drew an impressive guest roster, including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Sonny and Cher, Ozzie and Harriet, and, an icon of the era, Tiny Tim. In 1972, Ron Howard, Anson Williams and Marion Ross starred in a skit that resulted in a spin-off show, `Happy Days.' Popular, playful and never taken even remotely seriously, `Love' ran from 1969 to '74, and inspired a 1985 remake, `New Love, American Style.'

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