Horror and sci-fi actor Richard Lynch has died at the age of 76, according to The Associated Press.
Lynch was found dead in his Palm Springs, Calif. home on Tuesday by his friend, actress Carol Vogel, Lynch's rep, Mike Baronas, told the AP. No cause of death was released.
After five seasons of Chuck peppered with Subway sandwich campaigns and eleventh-hour renewals, it's clear that the spy series owes much of its life to its passionate fan base.
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"It's funny being on this show because it's such an -- I don't know if the word is 'honor' — to be a part of a show where the fans were so behind it because it's so mysterious," actor Vik Sahay told reporters at the set visit for Chuck's two-hour series finale (Friday, 8/7c, NBC). "It's so elusive how things connect with fans because you can kind of take all of the pieces of why it should and put them together and it often doesn't. So that kind of alchemy between the show and the fans is stunning. It's what's allowed the producers to create the show that they created. It's something that I've never experienced before, and it's so moving, and I don't know if I'll ever get a chance to experience that kind of back and forth again."
Prolific writer and producer Stephen J. Cannell, who created such shows as The Rockford Files and The A-Team, has died. He was 69.
Cannell died from complications associated with melanoma in his Pasadena, Calif., home on Thursday, The Associated Press reports.
This summer's press tour journal starts with CBS, where "stability is a good thing," this understatement coming courtesy of entertainment pres Nina Tassler, kicking off the network portion of the Television Critics Association gathering on Tuesday. (As opposed to the disarray over at ABC, whose turn comes Sunday, after having been rocked this week by the sudden ouster of its programming boss Steve McPherson.)
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CBS is playing to its traditional strengths this fall with a lineup of new legal and crime dramas and conventional laugh-tracky sitcoms. No critical breakthroughs on the order of The Good Wife, but there's every reason to believe commercially crafted shows like the Hawaii Five-0 "reboot" (don't call it a "remake") and the buddy-lawyer Vegas romp The Defenders will carry on the Eye tradition of mainstream populist escapist success...
Coby Bell has slipped with the greatest of ease into the role of Jesse Porter on Burn Notice (Thursdays, 9/8c, USA), a counterintelligence expert who's joined the do-gooder trio of Michael, Fi and Sam after being inadvertently burned by Michael. Chatting with the hunky Third Watch vet, we get the sneaking suspicion the superspy role comes kind of naturally...