The Cosby Show

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In Focus: NCIS' Michael Weatherly Is Happy Being the Second Banana

Michael Weatherly, NCIS

Michael Weatherly shares plenty of similarities with Tony DiNozzo, the character he has played for eight seasons on NCIS.

Weatherly and DiNozzo are both energetic cut-ups who always seem in search of a punch line. And they both talk a lot. Like, seriously, a lot.

"Energy is the biggest part of my job," Weatherly, 42, tells "That sounds weird, but if I'm in a scene, I try to punch it up. And sometimes I really overdo it and they have to cut around me."

Check out photos of Weatherly throughout his career

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Tori & Dean Star: "We Definitely Want to Expand the McDermott Clan"

Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott

When it comes to being a good dad, Dean McDermott says Cliff Huxtable, from the '80s sitcom The Cosby Show, is his role model.

As host of the upcoming TV Guide Network special Modern TV Dads: Father Doesn't Know Best (Sun, 8/7c), McDermott tells that while he'd love to emulate 24's Jack Bauer for the "cool, tough guy factor," he relates more to Dr. Huxtable because he "loves to goof around, to keep things light," but also isn't afraid of a little discipline.

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Singer/Actress Lena Horne Dies at 92

Lena Horne

Lena Horne, the jazz singer, actress and civil rights activist who became the first African-American performer to be put under contract by a major movie studio in 1942, has died. She was 92.

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Horne died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. No details of her death have been released.

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The Joy of Sets: Mrs. Huxtable Tells All!

The Cosby Show: 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

After eight seasons and countless years of reruns, there is now a generation of TV fans who grew up thinking, "Man, Clair Huxtable is the coolest mom ever!" And I am happy to report, following a chat with elegant Tony Phylicia Rashad winner about the recently released 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition of The Cosby Show, that we were right: She is the coolest! This is such a great show to re-watch.
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The Cosby Show and Other announced Releases

The Cosby Show courtesy First Look Home Ent.

New releases announced today, August 2:The Cosby Show - 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition will be coming out November 11 The Doris Day Show - Christmas Memories will be coming out October 28 jPod - Season 1 will be coming out September 9 Mutant X - The Complete Collection will be coming out October 7 Project Runway - Complete 4th Season will be coming out November 4 Stories from the Vaults - Season 1 will be coming out September 23 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Battlestar Galactica and Other Announced Releases

Tricia Helfer and James Callis of Battlestar Galactica by Justin Stephens/Sci Fi Channel

New releases announced today, July 11:Battlestar Galactica - Season 4.0 will be coming out December 30 The Cosby Show - The Complete Box Set will be coming out November 11 The Lone Ranger - 75th Anniversary Collector's Edition will be coming out November 11 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

Memorable TV Dads on DVD

James Gandolfini by Craig Blankenhorn/HBO, Bob Saget courtesy Everett Collection, The Simpsons courtesy Fox

In honor of Father's Day, we've put together a list of 10 of the most memorable TV dads, all of which you can enjoy again and again on DVD. — Gord Lacey10. Homer Simpson, The SimpsonsHe's been on TV for 19 seasons, entertaining us with his beer-enhanced antics, zany adventures, and love of donuts. If nothing else, he gets credit for parenting three kids that never age. Buy The Simpsons at!9. Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith ShowWhen you’re an elected official charged with keeping the town safe, you could easily lose sight of your duties at home. But Andy always understood that the most important badge he wore was the one as Opie's dad. Buy The Andy Griffith Show at!8. Tony Soprano, The SopranosTony got a gold star for heading up two families: the one at home with Carmela, Anthony and Meadow, and his other family with Paulie, Silvo and Bobby. What's a father if not a protector? Buy The Sopranos at!7. Al Bundy, Married with ChildrenAl put in l... read more

TV Lovers We'll Always Love

Lauren Graham and Scott Patterson by Frank Ockenfels/The WB

Out of all the TV shows past and present, we narrowed down a list of the small-screen lovers we'll always love. Through their tough times, breakups, makeups and romantic moments, we hold the following pairs close to our hearts. Here's our list of the top 10 TV couples we'll forever adore — and how you can enjoy them, too, on DVD. — Gord Lacey10) Mulder and Scully, The X-FilesPeople may debate about these two, but this pair couldn't have been more in love… even if they never showed it until the end. Talk about sexual tension! Buy the DVD here.9) David and Maddie, MoonlightingIf only they had hidden their feelings like Mulder and Scully did… then the show wouldn't have tanked after they hooked up. But before that, they were the most entertaining couple on TV. Buy the DVD here.8) Kevin Arnold and Winnie Cooper, The Wonder YearsThere's nothing like young love, and Kevin and Winnie took fans through the flirting, the dating and the nerve-racking phases of finding that... read more

JAG and Other Announced Releases

JAG - The Complete 6th Season courtesy CBS DVD and Paramount Home

New releases announced today, February 5:The Cosby Show - Season 7 and The Cosby Show - Season 8 will be coming out April 8 Drawn Together - Season 3 will be coming out May 13 Exes & Oh's - The Complete 1st Season will be coming out May 20 Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. - The Complete 4th Season will be coming out May 20 Gunsmoke - The 2nd Season, Volume 2 will be coming out May 27 Holocaust: The Mini-Series will be coming out May 27 JAG - The Complete 6th Season will be coming out May 20 Rawhide - The 3rd Season, Volume 1 will be coming out May 27 Visit for the complete stories on these and other news items. read more

You Want Claire Huxtable Cooking on Thanksgiving

A fun little survey released by Lifetime Products, Inc. — no, not the creator of weepy movies but the world's leading manufacturer of folding tables — says that 31 percent of adults want TV mom Claire Huxtable cooking their Thanksgiving dinner. Carol Brady came in second (with 27 percent), though you know Alice is the one really working the magic behind that island.Other findings from the survey:• Peg Bundy is the TV mom you most want far, far away from the stove.• Speaking of the Bradys, Marcia is the brood member you'd most like at your kiddie table. (Jan came in second; cry me a river.)• Adults and children alike voted Miley Cyrus the child star they most want seated at the kiddie table. (Perhaps only so they can sell the folding chairs next to her for $2,000 a pop.)• Today's kids prefer High School Musical's Gabriella (51 percent) to Sharpay (19 percent), while Drake beats Josh (45 to 37 percent). read more

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Premiered: September 20, 1984, on NBC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Cosby played a doctor and dad in this all-time classic, which was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s and almost single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and NBC's ratings fortunes after ABC passed on the series. Mostly set in a Brooklyn brownstone, the series focused on obstetrician Cliff Huxtable and his wife, Claire, a lawyer, as they raised their kids with loving firmness. The series debuted in September 1984, ran for eight seasons and produced one spin-off, `A Different World.'



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