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The 60 Greatest TV Families of All Time

The Brady Bunch

Family ties bind us. We invite TV dynasties into the middle of our full houses (upstairs, downstairs) for happy days and good times. Watching married-with-children characters one day at a time becomes an all-in-the-family affair for the wonder years and brings about home improvement. That's why modern families matter and can take us to seventh heaven.

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Name That Tune: This Fall's New TV Theme Songs

Zooey Deschanel

Kelsey Grammer was at a Robert Plant concert in Los Angeles this spring when the rocker and his Band of Joy performed the track "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down." Listening to the song's lyrics as he sat in the Greek Theatre audience, Grammer realized the song was a perfect match for his character on Starz's Boss, the mercurial mayor of Chicago.

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NBC, Bryan Fuller Remaking The Munsters

The Munsters

Time to move back into the Munster Mansion: NBC and Pushing Daisies creator Bryan Fuller are remaking the 1960s classic sitcom The Munsters, Entertainment Weekly reports.

NBC has ordered a pilot for the project, described ...
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Should You Watch Kirstie Alley's Big Life?

Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley gained weight, lost it and then gained it back. Now the Emmy-winning actress is on a mission to drop the pounds with a new diet program — and she's documenting her journey with a new reality show on A&E that goes by the cheeky title of Kirstie Alley's Big Life.

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Though Alley admits she hates most unscripted reality programming, she thinks her new series will be "good reality TV."

Big Life (premiering Sunday at 10/9c on A&E) chronicles the actress' hopefully comedic take on her weight-loss battle — assisted by ... read more

Ghost Whisperers, ghoulish Hitchcock and the grand Addams Family...oh my!

Wanna see something really scary?Then wait for MTV to repeat their recording of Legally Blonde: The Musical, because that mess is all the proof you need that the Devil is alive and working. On Broadway, no less!However, if you wanna see something scary-weird rather than scary-dreadful, then grab the third volume of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Wow, that dude is out there with a capital “Macguffin.” And based on these very cool episodes from the 1957 season of his CBS anthology, Hitch was also the man when it came to scoring serious talent.Fresh off the bat, there’s Jessica Tandy in “The Glass Eye” as a spinster who falls for a ventriloquist. You’d think that would be creepy enough, seeing how anyone who talks to wooden dolls is scarier than Jason Voorhees on cheap trucker meth, but no. It gets way wilder after Miss Daisy starts to hang out with the object of her singular affections. Trust me, you almost feel dirty by the final credits. Then there’s ... read more

From Page to Stage: The Addams Family Musical

Spider-Man isn't the only illustrated character eyeing the Great White Way. A musical inspired by the Addams Family cartoons hopes to creep out Broadway patrons during the 2009-10 season. The creative team is appropriately kooky: Composer Andrew Lippa previously penned the off-Broadway incarnation of The Wild Party, while librettists Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman earned a Tony nod for their Jersey Boys book. (Brickman also has an Oscar for long ago cowriting a little indie called Annie Hall.) Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch, best known for the gothic Shockheaded Peter, will direct and design the show. The only thing that could ruin this is if they cast it via an NBC reality series. — Reporting by Raven Snook read more

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Premiered: September 18, 1964, on ABC
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Premise: This `ghoul comedy' is based on Charles Addams' cartoons, which appeared in the New Yorker and featured such characters as Morticia, Gomez and Uncle Fester. The series lasted for two seasons on ABC, a run that coincided (spookily?) with CBS's `The Munsters.' `The Addams Family' also spun off a couple of animated series; and, in the '90s, two theatrical films with Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston.

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