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Frank Marth, who had several background roles on The Honeymooners and also starred in numerous films, died Sunday of congestive heart failure and Alzheimer's disease at his home in Rancho Mirage, Calif., according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 91.
Jane Kean, best known for playing Trixie opposite Jackie Gleason on a revival of The Honeymooners, has died, The Associated Press reports. She was 90. She died Tuesday at Providence Medical Center in Burbank, Calif., where she had ....
When Al Higgins took over as showrunner on Mike & Molly in May, executive producer Chuck Lorre posed a question that he couldn't answer."We sat down and the first thing Chuck Lorre said to me was, 'Why is Melissa McCarthy a movie star and not a TV star?' And I had no idea," Higgins tells TVGuide.com. "I was stumped. And he said, 'In her movies, people react to her and on the show, she reacts to everyone else.' I thought about that and he was right. He said, 'I want to flip that dynamic.'"Fall TV Report Card: How's the new class doing?And thus, the "new" Mike & Molly was born. Nearly 30 freshmen ...
E!'s Keeping Up with the Kardashians returns for a second season on March 9 at 10 pm/ET.... The cast of Tyler Perry's House of Payne will answer fans' questions in a live Web chat to be held March 5, from 9 to 11 pm, at TBS.com.... Today, on the Great One's birthday, JackieGleason.com has been relaunched. In addition, The Color Honeymooners Set No. 2 is being released on DVD.... Veteran TV writer Richard Baer (Leave It to Beaver, Bewitched and many more) on Feb. 22 died of a heart attack. He was 79.
Question: I was looking through the TV Guide Online feature on old TV listings and saw that in the early 1950s there was a fourth network, the DuMont network. I had never heard of it before, and I was wondering if you could give me a little background on it. What happened to it? And what happened to the shows that aired on it when the network went off the air? Thanks.Answer: Well, Jane, it's actually a fairly convoluted story, but I'll see if I can give you the simple version. DuMont, the original fourth network, was the creation of electronics whiz Allen B. DuMont, who first made his name manufacturing cathode-ray tubes before moving into radio and then TV sets. His company experimented with TV broadcasting for years before getting its first commercial broadcast license in 1944 for what is now New York's WNYW. Two years later, as NBC started its three-station "East Coast Network," DuMont opened a Washington D.C. station and a rac