The Single Guy

1995, TV Show

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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.

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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.

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NBC's New "Must-Tee-Hee" Thursday Strategy

Finally, NBC is giving us what we've been asking for: a two-hour block of cutting-edge network comedy on Thursday. Just like in the old days, except in this new lineup, which kicks in November 30, there are no howling dogs like The Single Guy, Union Square, Veronica's Closet, etc.Here's the new lineup: My Name Is Earl, The Office, Scrubs and 30 Rock. Could it get any better than that?Well, I suppose it would be better if the competition were a little less brutal for Scrubs than Grey's Anatomy on ABC and CSI on CBS. This is, however, classic and aggressive counterprogramming. There's little chance Scrubs will do better than a distant third—for one thing, Grey's many weeks is as sexy and funny a hospital farce as the wacky, giddy Scrubs. But this lineup sends a strong signal that NBC is serious about Thursdays, a night the network used to own on the strength of its signature comedies. Or should I say NBC is being seriously funny, to borrow CBS's catch-phrase for its own comedy bl... read more

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Premiered: September 21, 1995, on NBC
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Premise: Tepid fare about bachelor Jonathan Eliot and his married friends, newlyweds Sam and Trudy, and new parents Janeane and Matt. Two unattached characters were added in the second and final season.

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