McHale's Navy

1962, TV Show


TV Guide Magazine's 60th Anniversary: Record-breaking Photographer Gene Trindl

Alfred Hitchcock

With a repertoire including Merv Griffin, Steve McQueen, the Monkees and the Brady Bunch, Gene Trindl holds the record for shooting TV Guide Magazine covers — more than 200 of them! We went behind the lens with the late photographer's grandson, Skylar Schofield, who calls Trindl's impressive roster of cover images his "ultimate résumé."

Steve McQueen, Wanted: Dead or Alive, May 30, 1959
"He never really watched too much television, because it was weird for him to see his subjects [as stars], even though that's what he was trying to capture," says Schofield of legendary Hollywood macho man Steve McQueen (posing on our cover for his hit Western Wanted: Dead or Alive). "He really respected people who were true craftsmen."

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Oscar Winner Ernest Borgnine Dies at 95

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 1955 for Marty, died Sunday, The Associated Press reports. He was 95 years old.

Borgnine's longtime spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the news agency that the actor died of renal failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with his wife and children by his side.

Remember other celebrities we lost this year

Born in Connecticut, Borgnine joined the... read more

Borgnine to Get Lifetime Achievement Award from SAG

Ernest Borgnine

Ernest Borgnine will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild at the organization's 17th annual awards ceremony.

SAG announced Wednesday that the 93-year-old actor will be recognized when it hands outs its prizes on Sunday, Jan. 30, live on TNT and TBS.

"Whether portraying brutish villains, sympathetic everymen... read more

TV Comedy Writer Myles Wilder Dies at 77

Myles Wilder, the prolific TV comedy screenwriter whose resume includes such classics as McHale's Navy and The Dukes of Hazzard, has died. He was 77.

Wilder died April 20 from complications of diverticulitis in Temecula, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The son of director W. Lee Wilder and the nephew of Oscar-winning writer-director Billy Wilder, Wilder got his start by developing, writing and producing the 1956 NBC series The Adventures of Marco Polo. He joined the Ernest Borgnine comedy McHale's Navy in ...
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Futurama and Other Announced Releases

New releases announced today, July 26:The Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog - Volume 2 will be coming out December 9 The Doris Day Show - The Complete Series will be coming out November 25 Family Affair - The Complete Series will be coming out November 25 Futurama - Bender's Game (on DVD and possibly Blu-ray Disc) will be coming out November 4 McHale's Navy - Season 4 will be coming out November 18 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

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Premiered: October 11, 1962, on ABC
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Premise: Silly antics of a World War II PT-boat commander and his crew in the South Pacific and Italy. It's basically Sgt. Bilko on the water, for like Phil Silvers' beloved character, Lt. Cdr. Quinton McHale (played with farcical skill by Oscar winner Ernest Borgnine) is a consummate, always-take-a-shortcut con man, incessantly driving the exasperated Capt. Binghampton to declare, `I could just scream.'



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