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Finale Preview: NCIS Pays Tribute to Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite, Mark Harmon

There won't be any loose ends or jangled nerves at the close of May 13's finale, which honors the late actor Ralph Waite and sends his character, Jackson Gibbs, to his final resting place. read more

NCIS to Address Ralph Waite's Passing During Season Finale

Ralph Waite

NCIS will address the recent passing of veteran actor Ralph Waite, who recurred as Gibbs' (Mark Harmon) father Jackson, in the upcoming Season 11 finale, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

"[Showrunner... read more

Ask Matt: True Detective, Olympics, Ralph Waite, Teen Wolf, Justified

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

Send questions and comments to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: True Detective is by far my new favorite show! The acting, storyline, intensity (especially last week's episode on Feb. 9) is incredible! 
I've heard that this is just a miniseries. However, with the good ratings and reviews as it is getting, any word on a possible renewal of a second season? - Mike

Matt Roush: Though it hasn't been officially renewed yet, that seems to be just a formality at this point, especially since HBO has signed the show's creator Nic Pizzolatto to a two-year deal. Which means more True Detective, although whatever happens, it will be a very different True Detective in seasons to come. Because this is one of those franchises that occupies the territory somewhere between miniseries and anthology, not unlike American Horror Story but potentially with less of a repertory ensemble feel. If/when True Detective returns, it will be with new stars, new characters, a new locale and new focus, so don't get too attached to Rust Cohle and Marty Hart, although I understand why you would be.

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The Waltons Patriarch Ralph Waite Dead at 86

Ralph Waite

Ralph Waite, best known for playing The Waltons' beloved patriarch John, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 86.

Waite... read more

The Waltons' Joe Conley Dead at 85

Joe Conley

Joe Conley, who is best remembered for his role on The Waltons, died Sunday, the Los Angeles Times reports. He was 85.

Conley died at a care facility in Newbury Park, Calif., after suffering from... read more

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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Jeffersons and Silver Spoons Director Jack Shea dies at 84

Jack Shea

Inveterate TV sitcom director and Directors Guild of America chief Jack Shea died on Sunday in Los Angeles at age 84.

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Keck's Exclusives: Waltons Cast to Reunite in Los Angeles

The Waltons

I have a little confession to make. Growing up an only child in upstate New York, I often envied the busy, full house of TV's The Waltons, an Emmy-winning, Depression-era drama that ran on CBS from 1971-1981 and spawned several reunion movies, the last airing in 1997. read more

Diff'rent Strokes Star Todd Bridges Splits From Wife of 14 Years

Todd Bridges

Diff'rent Strokes star Todd Bridges and his wife Dori have split after 14 years together.
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TV Character Actress Peggy Rea Dies at 89

Peggy Rea

Peggy Rea, a famed TV character actress, died Feb. 5 of congestive heart failure at her Toluca Lake, Calif. home, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 89.

Rea was best known for playing... read more

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Premiered: September 14, 1972, on CBS
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A popular, long-running drama about a close-knit family in rural, Depression-era Virginia, based on the experiences of series creator and narrator Earl Hamner Jr. Sentimental and often moving, the Emmy-winning series told stories of family trials, triumphs and values with great simplicity and honesty. Its genesis was a superb 1971 teleplay, 'The Homecoming: A Christmas Story,' which starred Patricia Neal. The TV-movie also featured Richard Thomas and several others who became series regulars.

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