2012
Apr
25
 
 
Today in 2000 marked the last broadcast of UPN's police drama, The Beat. Produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson - the team behind the critically-acclaimed Homicide: Life on the Street - the short-lived series followed the lives of two NYPD cops played by Mark Ruffalo and Derek Cecil. Heather Burns and Poppy Montgomery (of Without a Trace and Unforgettable) co-starred as their respective love interests. The show employed hand-held cameras and quirky angles for a more unconventional look.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
24
 
 
The Farrelly brothers aren’t the only Hollywood superstars to shine a spotlight on the Three Stooges. Today in 2000, ABC debuted its own Stooges film, executive produced by Mel Gibson. The Three Stooges offered  a dramatized look at the famed comedy group’s ups and downs, told through the eyes of Moe..(and here's a special link...)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
23
 
 
This day in 1986 marked the last broadcast of CBS' Fast Times, a short-lived sitcom inspired by the 1982 coming-of-age film, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Ray Walston and Vincent Schiavelli reprised their film roles, but the film's other memorable characters were portrayed by new young actors...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
22
 
 
On April 22, 1976, news anchor Harry Reasoner announced that Barbara Walters would become his ABC Nightly News co-anchor that October. The move made Walters - a morning news anchor with NBC's Today - the first woman to anchor an evening news program. Her million-dollar salary ($500,000 to anchor the news and $500,000 to produce and appear in other ABC programs) also made her TV's highest-paid journalist. (Photo from Audition: A Memoir)
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

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