WKRP in Cincinnati

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The Joy Of Sets: What's Your Top TV Moment?

OK, so after this week, we should be all through with our season finales. David Cook is our new American Idol, those Desperate Housewives are going to be five years older (making them all roughly 108), and God only knows who Lucas proposed to on One Tree Hill. I’m dyin’ over that one. Big stuff as always. Which got me to thinking about TV’s greatest OMG moments. Here are a few of my faves...all beautifully available on DVD. What are yours?The Friends finale — Mercifully not the oddity that Seinfeld left us with, this 10th-season kicker (seen by over 50 million fans) was as sweet as a Central Perk mocha and finally gave us hope that Ross and Rachel had a future. Of course, knowing what a tool Ross could be, he probably screwed it up months later.Buy Friends from Amazon.comJordin-vs-Blake — Everyone says that Idol’s sixth finale was its weakest, but after re-screening American Idol Season Six: The Top Two, I beg to differ. With my girl Jordin Sparks battl... read more

DVD Pick of the Week: April 24, 2007

I'm extremely excited for April 24, because that's the day one of my most anticipated titles is released. No, it's not WKRP, which is plagued with music-licensing issues. It's the BBC release of Planet Earth. This 11-episode series explores our planet like no other series has done, from the North Pole to the South Pole, it's all covered in this program. They spent $25 million and 2,000 days in the field shooting material for the program, and they did it all using high-definition cameras. Narrated by the legendary David Attenborough (the Discovery Channel version is narrated by Sigourney Weaver), this series is being released on DVD, Blu-ray and HD DVD, and all formats are among the top sellers on Amazon (as of now, DVD is No. 1, HD DVD No. 8 and Blu-ray No. 19 — their list is updated hourly). The DVD set also includes a bonus program, "Planet Earth: The Future," and 110 minutes of behind-the-scenes material that isn't available on the higher-priced Blu-ray and HD DVD releases.T... read more

Loni Anderson's Notorious Life

Loni Anderson, So Notorious

When VH1's So Notorious premieres this Sunday (10 pm/ET), it may leave some viewers a bit confused. They may think, "Hey, I never knew Loni Anderson was Tori Spelling's real mother...." But no, that's not one of Hollywood's best-kept secrets. Anderson, of course, is only playing the part in this fictionalized version of Tori's life. While Tori's real mother is Candy, Anderson is "Kiki," a twisted version of Aaron Spelling's wife. "Candy is a really nice lady," says Anderson, best known for her classic role as Jennifer Marlowe on WKRP in Cincinnati. "And, as we all know, being nice isn't funny. So Tori needed a nemesis, and I am the mother you love to hate." TVGuide.com: How did this role come about for you?Loni Anderson: I had to kind of fight to get in because they didn't want a celebrity name for the part. They wanted Tori to be the only celebrity because th read more

BACK TO THE FUTURE

Holy mackerel! I can write about Tomkat or Brangelina any day, but how often do I get to type the name Lydia Cornell? That's right, Lydia Cornell — and don't you dare ask "Who?" She was the Suzanne Somers of the Ted Knight sitcom Too Close for Comfort in the early '80s. Anyway, she's back — finally! — guesting as "a helpful Victoria's Secret salesgirl" in the Oct. 9 episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Sigh. Can WKRP in Cincinnati's Jan Smithers be far behind? read more

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Premiered: September 18, 1978, on CBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Hugh Wilson's ensemble-driven, three-time Emmy nominee tuned in to the antics at a radio station, where an innovative program director and his predictably wacky colleagues went about changing the format from easy listening to rock and roll. The witty series had many fans, but their finding it was no easy matter as CBS seemed perpetually to be changing its time slot. Nine years after its network run, it was revamped as 'The New WKRP in Cincinnati' and ran in syndication from 1991 to 1993.

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