Tuesday, September 18, 2018

"Harvey Birdman, Attorney General" Premieres October 14th on Adult Swim

"Harvey Birdman, Attorney General" Premieres October 14th on Adult Swim
The new special features the original cast of voice actors reprising their roles from the beloved animated series "Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law."
[via press release from Adult Swim] Can Harvey Birdman Save the Country?
Adult Swim brings back everyone's favorite superhero/attorney with a brand new half-hour special Harvey Birdman, Attorney General premiering Sunday, October 14th at Midnight ET/PT.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney General centers around newly elected megalomaniac billionaire President, Phil Ken Sebben who announces Harvey Birdman as this country's next Attorney General. In his new role, it's up to Harvey Birdman to find a way to remove President Phil Ken Sebben from office, before everyone starts to worry it's more than the ridiculous plot to an animated show.

The new special features the original cast of voice actors reprising their roles from the beloved animated series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. Representing Harvey Birdman will be Gary Cole. The spokesperson (literally) for Phil Ken Sebben is Stephen Colbert. Mentok the Mindtaker is represented by John Michael Higgins. Paget Brewster is spokesperson for Birdgirl and Peter Potamus by Chris Edgerly, while X the Eliminator and Black Vulcan will be represented by Peter MacNicol and Phil LaMarr, respectively.

Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law aired for four seasons on Adult Swim from 2000 - 2007 and reunites creators and executive producers Michael Ouweleen and Erik Richter, with Richard Ferguson-Hull and Evan Adler also serving as executive producers.

In conjunction with the special's premiere, the past three seasons of Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law is now available to own on iTunes, Google, Amazon, PlayStation and Xbox. Fans can also catch previous episodes at adultswim.com. 

Complete Listing of 70th Emmy(R) Awards Winners

Complete Listing of 70th Emmy(R) Awards Winners
HBO's "Game of Thrones" and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" are named Outstanding Drama and Comedy Series, respectively.
[via press release from Academy of Television Arts & Sciences] OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
HENRY WINKLER as Gene Cousineau HBO Barry

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
ALEX BORSTEIN as Susie PRIME VIDEO The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO, Written by PRIME VIDEO The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Pilot

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
AMY SHERMAN-PALLADINO, Directed by PRIME VIDEO The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Pilot

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
RACHEL BROSNAHAN as Miriam 'Midge' Maisel PRIME VIDEO The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
BILL HADER as Barry HBO Barry

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
MERRITT WEVER as Mary Agnes NETFLIX Godless

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
JEFF DANIELS as Frank Griffin NETFLIX Godless

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
WILLIAM BRIDGES, Written by CHARLIE BROOKER, Written by NETFLIX USS Callister (Black Mirror)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL
RYAN MURPHY, Directed by FX NETWORKS The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story The Man Who Would Be Vogue

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
REGINA KING as Latrice Butler NETFLIX Seven Seconds

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
DARREN CRISS as Andrew Cunanan FX NETWORKS The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
JOHN MULANEY, Written by NETFLIX John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous At Radio City

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
GLENN WEISS, Directed by ABC The Oscars

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
PETER DINKLAGE as Tyrion Lannister HBO Game Of Thrones

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
THANDIE NEWTON as Maeve HBO Westworld

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
JOEL FIELDS, Written by JOE WEISBERG, Written by FX NETWORKS The Americans Start

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
STEPHEN DALDRY, Directed by NETFLIX The Crown Paterfamilias

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
MATTHEW RHYS as Philip Jennings FX NETWORKS The Americans

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
CLAIRE FOY as Queen Elizabeth II NETFLIX The Crown

OUTSTANDING REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE VH1
Pamela Post, Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer
Steven Corfe, Executive Producer
Bruce McCoy, Co-Executive Producer
Michele Mills, Co-Executive Producer
Jacqueline Wilson, Co-Executive Producer
Lisa Steele, Supervising Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE NBC
Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
Ken Aymong, Supervising Produce
r Lindsay Shookus, Producer
Erin Doyle, Producer
Tom Broecker, Producer
Steve Higgins, Produced by
Erik Kenward, Produced by

OUTSTANDING VARIETY TALK SERIES
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER HBO
John Oliver, Executive Producer/Host
Tim Carvell, Executive Producer
Liz Stanton, Executive Producer

OUTSTANDING LIMITED SERIES
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY FX NETWORKS
Ryan Murphy, Executive Producer
Nina Jacobson, Executive Producer
Brad Simpson, Executive Producer
Alexis Martin Woodall, Executive Producer
Tom Rob Smith, Executive Producer
Daniel Minahan, Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk, Executive Producer
Scott Alexander, Executive Producer
Larry Karaszewski, Executive Producer
Chip Vucelich, Co-Executive Producer/Produced by
Eric Kovtun, Producer
Lou Eyrich, Producer
Eryn Krueger Mekash, Producer

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL PRIME VIDEO
Amy Sherman-Palladino, Executive Producer
Daniel Palladino, Executive Producer
Sheila Lawrence, Co-Executive Producer
Dhana Rivera Gilbert, Produced by

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
GAME OF THRONES HBO
David Benioff, Executive Producer
D.B. Weiss, Executive Producer
Carolyn Strauss, Executive Producer
Frank Doelger, Executive Producer
Bernadette Caulfield, Executive Producer
George R.R. Martin, Co-Executive Producer
Guymon Casady, Co-Executive Producer
Vince Gerardis, Co-Executive Producer
Bryan Cogman, Co-Executive Producer
Chris Newman, Producer
Lisa McAtackney, Producer
Greg Spence, Producer 

Alton Brown Updates Classic Episodes of "Good Eats" with New Scenes, New Recipes and New Culinary Madness in "Good Eats: Reloaded"

Alton Brown Updates Classic Episodes of "Good Eats" with New Scenes, New Recipes and New Culinary Madness in "Good Eats: Reloaded"
The 13-episode series is both a celebration and update of favorite "Good Eats" moments, complete with Alton's signature humor and smart spin on food.
[via press release from Cooking Channel] ALTON BROWN UPDATES CLASSIC EPISODES OF "GOOD EATS" WITH NEW SCENES, NEW RECIPES AND NEW CULINARY MADNESS IN "GOOD EATS: RELOADED"

Fresh Look at Favorite Good Eats Episodes Premieres Monday, October 15th at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel

NEW YORK - September 17, 2018 - Alton Brown is revisiting the Good Eats library and renovating some classic episodes by adding new scenes, new science and new recipes. The result: Good Eats: Reloaded premieres Monday, October 15th at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Cooking Channel. The thirteen-episode series is both a celebration and update of favorite Good Eats moments, complete with Alton's signature humor and smart spin on food. And in true Good Eats fashion, fans can also expect cameras where they ought not be.

"Many of our viewers learned about food from Alton Brown and Good Eats," said Allison Page, President, Food Network and HGTV. "There's not only nostalgia for the show, there is a demand for more - and Alton's present-day take on classic episodes in Reloaded is a taste of what's to come."
"Recording artists remaster albums, directors re-cut films, classic buildings are renovated and now, I'm finally getting a chance to update some classic Good Eats episodes," said Brown. "We went in only expecting to replace about 30% of the shows, but ended up doing more...a whole lot more!"
Good Eats, written, produced and hosted by Alton Brown, premiered in 1999 and ran for thirteen years on Food Network before making the move to Cooking Channel where it airs to this day. Combining food science, pop culture, skit humor, innovative cooking, and the occasional belching puppet, Good Eats has millions of fans and garnered a coveted Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in 2007.

Fans can join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #GoodEatsReloaded.
# # #

COOKING CHANNEL (www.cookingchanneltv.com) is an entertainment brand dedicated to today's passionate food lover. For food people, by food people, Cooking Channel is the answer to a growing hunger for more content devoted to food and cooking in every dimension from global cuisines to international travel, history and unconventional how-to's. Cooking Channel is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment whose portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 

The Truth Behind Creatures of Legend Revealed in New Science Channel Series "Mythical Beasts" Premiering Sunday, October 14 at 10PM

The Truth Behind Creatures of Legend Revealed in New Science Channel Series "Mythical Beasts" Premiering Sunday, October 14 at 10PM
Each episode will look at the history, archaeology and truths behind legendary creatures.
[via press release from Science Channel] THE TRUTH BEHIND CREATURES OF LEGEND REVEALED IN NEW SCIENCE CHANNEL SERIES "MYTHICAL BEASTS" PREMIERING SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 10PM

Minotaurs, Dragons, Cyclops, Vampires, Sea Monsters and More

(New York) - They are the stuff of legend, popularized in movies and television and described in detail in fantasy literature. For thousands of years, humankind has believed in mythical creatures, from dragons and cyclops, to vampires and sea monsters. Where did the stories of these fabled beasts come? Science Channel will reveal the origin stories of popular monster mysteries, in MYTHICAL BEASTS, a new eight-episode series premiering Sunday, October 14 at 10pm ET/PT.

Each episode will look at the history, archaeology and truths behind legendary creatures. Scientists dig up elephant skeletons to investigate how they inspired the myths about the Cyclops. They hunt through old maritime logs to see why people believed the mighty Kraken was to blame for sinking ships, follow clues to the island of Crete where the menacing Grecian Minotaur was said to have lived, and unravel why the Chinese feared that dragons lived among them.

"While we think of the idea of these beasts as pure legend, the mindblowing stories about how they came to be have their roots in reality," said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel. "Mythical Beasts reveals truths about the monsters of old and why the myths surrounding their existence endure today."

Experts including anatomist Joy Reidenberg of New York's Mount Sinai School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh sociologist Margee Kerr, Kean University's Brian Regal, and mythological consultant Richard Schwab, help unpack some of history's most deep-seeded mysteries.
MYTHICAL BEASTS is produced for Science Channel by Windfall Films. Executive producer for Windfall is Carlo Massarella. Neil Laird serves as executive producer for Science Channel.

About Science Channel:
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel's programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.

About Discovery:
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps and Discovery Kids Play; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player and Motor Trend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media and a strategic alliance with the PGA Tour to create the Global Home of Golf. Discovery's portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, Turbo/Velocity, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit www.corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms. 

Today in TV History - September 2018


Today is Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Today in
Television History

1955 - The "Ed Sullivan Show" began on CBS-TV. The show had been "The Toast of the Town" since 1948.

1957 - "The Big Record" premiered on CBS-TV. The show only lasted one season.

1963 - "The Patty Duke Show" premiered on ABC-TV.

1965 - The first episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" was shown on NBC-TV. The last show was televised on September 1, 1970.

1969 - Tiny Tim announced on "The Tonight Show" to Johnny Carson his engagement to Miss Vicki Budinger. Carson asked the two to be married on the show. They made TV history with the wedding on December 17, 1969.

1978 - The first episode of "WKRP in Cincinnati" aired on CBS.

1983 - ABC began airing "Hardcastle and McCormick."

1983 - KISS appeared unmasked on MTV for the first time.

1989 - A California Raisins commercial that featured a "claymation" version of Michael Jackson debuted on U.S. television.
Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Frankie Avalon made an appearance on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Arlene Smith & the Chantels performed "I Love You So" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Bobbie Russell performed "Saturday Morning Confusion" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - A taped performance of Creedence Clearwater Revival performing "Sweet Hitchhiker" was played on "American Bandstand."

1976 - A taped performance of Elton John & Kiki Dee performing "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Men at Work performed "Who Can It Be Now" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Monday, September 17, 2018


Today in
Television History

1955 - "The Perry Como Show" moved to Saturday nights on NBC-TV.

1963 - "The Fugitive" premiered on ABC-TV. The show starred David Janssen.

1964 - ABC began airing the series "Bewitched."

1965 - The first episode of "Hogan's Heroes" aired.

1965 - "The Smothers Brothers Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1966 - "Mission Impossible" premiered on CBS-TV.

1967 - The Doors appear on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed "Light My Fire" and "People Are Strange."

1972 - The first episode of "M*A*S*H" aired on CBS.

1978 - The series "Battlestar Galactica" began airing on ABC.

1991 - The first episode of "Home Improvement" aired on ABC.

1995 - The 10th season of "Married With Children" began.

2002 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" returned to television on Animal Planet.

2010 - CBS aired the final episode of "As the World Turns."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1966 - Neil Diamond performed "Cherry Cherry" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - The Brothers Johnson performed "Strawberry Letter #23" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Amy Holland performed "I Hand on Your Every Word" and "Shake Me, Wake Me" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Scott Baio performed "Some Girls" and "She's Trouble" on "American Bandstand."
Today is Sunday, September 16, 2018

Today in
Television History

1963 - "The Outer Limits" premiered on ABC-TV.

1964 - "Shindig!" premiered on ABC. The first show opened with Sam Cooke, The Everly Brothers, The Wellingtons, The Righteous Brothers, Bobby Sherman and Alan Sues.

1965 - The second season of "Shindig!" was opened with the Rolling Stones performing "Satisfaction." The Kinks, Byrds and Everly Brothers also appeared on the season opener.

1965 - "The Dean Martin Show" debuted on NBC-TV.

1968 - "The Andy Griffith Show" was seen for the final time on CBS.

1968 - U.S. Presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on episode 15 of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In". He spoke the show signature line "Sock it to me."

1972 - "The Bob Newhart Show" premiered on CBS-TV.

1984 - The first episode of "Miami Vice" aired on NBC.

1987 - The first episode of "Wiseguy" aired on CBS.

1993 - The first episode of "Frasier" aired on NBC.

1996 - The first episode of "Cosby" aired on CBS.

2000 - "Soul Train" began its 30th season.

2002 - "Oprah After the Show" debuted on the Oxygen cable channel.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Barry Mann appeared on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Lewis & Clarke Expedition performed "I Feel Good" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenda Holloway performed "You've Made Me So Very Happy" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - Rick Springfield performed "Speak to the Sky" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Foxy performed "Get Off" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Saturday, September 15, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - "The Lone Ranger" premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto.

1965 - "Lost in Space" premiered on CBS TV.

1965 - "Green Acres" premiered on CBS TV.

1968 - The TV musical series "Soul" premiered on NBC.

1969 - The Ed Sullivan Singers and Orchestra released "The Sulli-Gulli." It was the only release by Sullivan.

1977 - The 10th season of "Hawaii Five-O" began.

1986 - NBC aired the pilot episode of "L.A. Law."

1995 - The first episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess" aired.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1959 - Duane Eddy performed "Some Kinda Earthquake" and "First Love, First Tears" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Janet Jackson performed "Don't Stand Another Chance" and "Dream Street" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Lindsay Buckingham's "Go Insane" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Lakeside performed "Make My Day" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Friday, September 14, 2018


Today in
Television History

1962 - The third season of "The Flintstones" began. The first show of the season was the first to be broadcast in color. All previous episodes (the first two seasons) had been filmed in color but had been broadcast in black and white.

1965 - "My Mother The Car" premiered on NBC TV. The series was canceled after only a few weeks after the debut.

1967 - The first episode of "Ironside" aired.

1968 - "The Archies" premiered on CBS. The cartoon was based on the comic book series.

1971 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared on "The Dick Cavett Show" on ABC to promote Lennon's new LP and film ("Imagine"), Yoko's book, two films and a fine arts show.

1972 - The series "The Waltons" began airing.

1973 - The fifth, and final, season of "The Brady Bunch" began.

1977 - The pilot episode of the television show "The Amazing Spiderman," starring Nicholas Hammond, aired on CBS.

1978 - The first episode of "Mork and Mindy" aired on ABC.

1984 - The MTV Awards are held for the first time. Bette Midler and Dan Ackroyd co-hosted the show.

1985 - The first episode of "The Golden Girls" aired on NBC.


Today in
American Bandstand History

1963 - Dion performed "Donna the Prima Donna" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Major Lance performed "Monkey Time" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - O.C. Smith performed "Little Green Apples" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - The Impressions performed "Sooner or Later" on "American Bandstand."


Today is Thursday, September 13, 2018


Today in
Television History

1947 - NBC voted to ban crime shows before 9:30pm.

1974 - The first episode of "Police Woman" aired on NBC.

1974 - The first episode of "The Rockford Files" aired on NBC.

1990 - The first episode of "Law and Order" aired. After almost 20 years, NBC announced it had canceled the show on May 14, 2010.

1993 - "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" premiered on NBC.

1996 - CBS began airing the television series "Everybody Loves Raymond."

1996 - CMT (Country Music Television) was allowed to resume broadcasting in Canada. The network had been taken off the air over a broadcasting rights dispute.

1998 - NBC's "Frasier" won a record fifth consecutive Emmy award as TV's best comedy series.

2005 - The first episode of "Supernatural" aired.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Everly Brothers performed "Wake Up Little Susie" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Creedence Clearwater Revival performed "Bad Moon Rising" and "Green River" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - Stevie Wonder performed "My Cherie Amour" and "Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - The B.T. Express performed "Give It What You Got" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Austin Roberts performed "Rocky" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Larry Graham performed "One in a Million You" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Benny Mardones performed "Into the Night" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Today in
Television History

1963 - The last episode of "Leave it to Beaver" was aired. The show had debuted on October 4, 1957.

1966 - "Family Affair" premiered on CBS television.

1966 - The first episode of "The Monkees" aired on NBC.

1966 - ABC-TV's "The Roger Miller Show" premiered.

1970 - CBS aired "Josie and the Pussycats" for the first time.

1972 - The first episode of "Maude" aired.

1980 - An in-depth report on the death of Elvis Presley aired on ABC-TV’s "20/20". It raised so many unanswered questions that the official case concerning Elvis’ death was reopened.

1984 - The first episode of "Punky Brewster" aired on NBC.

1993 - The pilot episode of "Lois and Clark" aired.

1993 - The 10th season of "Murder, She Wrote" began.

1994 - The first episode of "Party of Five" aired on FOX.

1995 - The first episode of "The Jeff Foxworthy Show" aired.

1998 - A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.

1998 - Vince Gill made his 100th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Nick Noble performed "Moonlight Swim" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - The Tune Weavers performed "Happy Happy Birthday to You" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Larry Verne performed "Mr. Custer" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Freddy Cannon performed "What's Gonna Happen When Summer's Done" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Brenda Holloway performed "I'll Always Love You" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Today in
Television History

1954 - The Miss America beauty pageant made its network TV debut on ABC. Miss California, Lee Ann Meriwether, was the winner.

1964 - "Friday Night Fights" was seen for the last time.

1967 - The Carol Burnett Show premiered on CBS.

1970 - The last "Get Smart" episode aired on CBS-TV.

1974 - "Little House on the Prairie" made its television debut.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Webb Pierce performed "Holiday for Love" and "Don't Do It" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Dickie Doo & and the Don'ts performed "Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu Nu" and "Flip-Top Box" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - The Majors performed "Wonderful Dream" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Gene Chandler performed "Good Times" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - John Travolta performed "When I'm Away From You" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - The Spinners performed "Rubberband Man" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Stray Cats performed "Rock This Town" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - The Dazz Band performed "Let It Whip" on "American Bandstand."
Today is Monday, September 10, 2018

Today in
Television History

1950 - Eddie Cantor began working on TV on the "Colgate Comedy Hour" on NBC.

1953 - Swanson began selling its first "TV dinner."

1955 - "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

1955 - Bert Parks began a 25-year career as host of the "Miss America Pageant" on NBC.

1966 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1975 - The first episode of "Starsky and Hutch" was aired by ABC.

1990 - NBC began airing the series "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."

1992 - Howard Stern appeared as Fartman on the MTV Video Music Awards.

1993 - The first episode of "X-Files" aired on FOX. The series finale was aired on May 19, 2002.

1995 - Cyndi Lauper won an Emmy for her guest appearance on "Mad About You."

2000 - NBC's "The West Wing" won a record nine Emmy awards.

2002 - It was reported that the Cartoon Network had purchased the television rights for the FOX animated series "Futurama."

2006 - ABC aired the first part of its miniseries "The Path to 9/11." The version that aired had several scenes edited or deleted following protests from Clinton administration officials. The second part was scheuduled to air the following evening.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1957 - Jimmie Rodgers performed "Honeycomb" on "American Bandstand."

1958 - Little Anthony & the Imperials performed "Tears on My Pillow" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Tommy Roe performed "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Haze!" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - The Hollies performed "Bus Stop" and "I Can't Let Go" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Sunday, September 9, 2018


Today in
Television History

1926 - The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

1956 - Elvis Presley performed "Love Me Tender" for his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix mad his U.S. television debut on "The Dick Cavett Show."

1975 - The first episode of "Welcome Back, Kotter" aired on ABC.

1986 - Ted Turner presented the first of his colorized films on WTBS in Atlanta, GA.

1987 - Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer aired for the last time on CBS.

1995 - The cartoon "Earthworm Jim" began airing.

1995 - The cartoon "Freakazoid" began airing on the WB network.

1998 - An episode of "Judge Judy" aired in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appeared as the defendant in a case involving a drummer who sued Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute.

1999 - Nine Inch Nails performed at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. It was their first-ever appearance on a televised award show.

2004 - NBC debuted the TV series "Joey." The show was a spinoff of the show "Friends."


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Diamonds performed "Zip Zip" and "Little Darlin'" on "American Bandstand."

1960 - Bobby Freeman performed "(I Do) The Shimmy Shimmy" on "American Bandstand."

1972 - A tape of the Staples Singers performing "I'll Take You There" was played on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Frankie Valli performed "Grease" on "American Bandstand." 


Today is Saturday, September 8, 2018


Today in
Television History

1965 - The television trade publications "Daily Variety" and "The Hollywood Reporter" ran an ad seeking "Folk & Roll Musicians-Singers for acting roles in new TV series." The final four choices became the stars in the television show "The Monkees."

1966 - NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap". The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

1997 - The television show "Ally McBeal" debuted on Fox.

1998 - The first episode of "Pokémon" aired.

2004 - "60 Minutes" aired a report that questioned U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard Service. The segment was based on several alleged memos from Bush's days in the National Guard. The memos were called forged or fake by many document experts. On September 22, CBS News announced the that a panel would investigate the story.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - The Drifters performed "Save the Last Dance for Me" on "American Bandstand."

1973 - Curtis Mayfield performed "Future Shock" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Scandal performed "The Warrior" and "Hands Tied" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Peter Wolf's "Lights Out" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Patrice Rushen performed "Get Off" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Friday, September 7, 2018


Today in
Television History

1966 - The final episode of the original "The Dick Van Dyke Show" was aired on CBS-TV.

1971 - "The Beverly Hillbillies" was seen for the final time on CBS-TV.

1979 - ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, made its debut on cable TV.

2008 - The first episode of "True Blood" aired on HBO.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1960 - Della Reese performed "And Now" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - Neil Sedaka performed "The Dreamer" on "American Bandstand."

1963 - The Jaynettes performed "Sally Go Round the Roses" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - Patti Drew performed "Workin' on a Groovy Thing" on "American Bandstand."

1968 - The Grass Roots performed "Midnight Confessions" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Bloodstone performed "That's Not How it Goes" on "American Bandstand."

1974 - Dave Loggins performed "Please Come to Boston" on "American Bandstand."
Today is Thursday, September 6, 2018

Today in
Television History

1958 - Georgia Gibbs sang "The Hula-Hoop Song" on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

1952 - In Montreal, Canadian television began broadcasting.

1997 - WRAL-TV became the first commercial station in the U.S. to complete a live HD satellite feed of an Atlantic Coast Conference football game.

Today in
American Bandstand History

1960 - Johnny and the Hurricanes performed "Rocking Goose" and "When the Saints Go Marching In" on "American Bandstand."

1969 - The Edwin Hawkins Singers performed "Oh Happy Day" on "American Bandstand."

1975 - Tavares performed "Only Takes a Minute" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Billy Preston & Syreeta performed "One More Time for Love" on "American Bandstand."

1980 - Dave Mason performed "Save Me" on "American Bandstand."

Today is Wednesday, September 5, 2018


Today in
Television History

1958 - The first color videotaped program was aired. It was "The Betty Freezor Show" on WBTV-TV in Charlotte, NC.

1983 - The "MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour" on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) became the first hour-long network news show.

1986 - Merv Griffin aired his final program for Metromedia Television after 23 years on various talk shows.

1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.

1989 - Deborah Norville became the news anchor of the Today Show.

2001 - Fox News Channel terminated Paula Zahn for breach of contract.

2001 - The reality TV show "Amazing Race" aired for the first time.

2006 - Katie Couric made her first appearance as anchor on "CBS Evening News".


Today in

American Bandstand History

1961 - The Brothers Four performed "Frogg" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Johnny Rivers performed "Mabelline" on "American Bandstand."

1964 - Jerry Wallace performed "In the Misty Moonlight" and "It's a Cotton-Candy World" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Gary Puckett performed "I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself" on "American Bandstand."

1970 - Bert Sommer performed "We're All Playin' in the Same Band" on "American Bandstand."

1981 - The Sugarhill Gang performed "Eighth Wonder" and "Rapper's Delight" on "American Bandstand."

1987 - "American Bandstand," hosted by Dick Clark, was canceled after 30 years on television.



Today is Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Today in
Television History

1951 - The first live, coast-to-coast TV broadcast took place in the U.S. The event took place in San Francisco, CA, from the Japanese Peace Treaty Conference. It was seen all the way to New York, NY.

1967 - "Gilligan's Island" aired for the last time on CBS-TV. It ran for 98 shows.

1969 - The Youngbloods did not appear as scheduled on "The Tonight Show."

1971 - "The Lawrence Welk Show" was seen for the last time on ABC-TV.

2002 - FOX aired the two-hour finale of "American Idol." Kelly Clarkson was selected as the nation's newest pop star.

Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Jerry Butler & the Impressions performed "For Your Precious Love" on "American Bandstand."

1962 - Johnny Cash performed "Bonanza" on "American Bandstand."

1965 - Del Shannon performed "Keep Serchin'" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - Davey Jones performed "Rainy Jane" on "American Bandstand."

1971 - The Grass Roots performed "Sooner or Later" and "Two Divided by Love" on "American Bandstand."

1976 - Labelle performed "Lady Marmalade" on "American Bandstand."

1982 - Jermaine Jackson performed "Let Me Tickle Your Fancy" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Monday, September 3, 2018


Today in
Television History

1951 - "Search for Tomorrow" debuted on CBS-TV.

1966 - The television series "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" ended after 14 years.

1967 - The TV game show "What's My Line?" broadcast its final episode. The show aired over 17 years on CBS.

1981 - David Brinkley left NBC News after 38 years to join with ABC.

2002 - It was announced that the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon had raised $58.3 million in nationwide pledges.

2002 - On FOX's "American Idol" Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini engaged in their final battle of the power ballads. The next evening Clarkson was named the newest pop star in the nation.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - The Mello-Kings performed "Tonite, Tonite" on "American Bandstand."

1966 - Lou Christie performed "Rhapsody in the Rain" and "Painter" on "American Bandstand."

1977 - Dean Friedman performed "Ariel" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - The Flirts performed "Telephone" and "Jukebox" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - X performed "New World" and "True Love Part II" on "American Bandstand."

1983 - Electric Light Orchestra performed "Rock 'n' Roll is King" on "American Bandstand."



Today is Sunday, September 2, 2018


Today in
Television History

1963 - "The CBS Evening News" was lengthened from 15 to 30 minutes.

1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."

1969 - NBC-TV canceled "Star Trek." The show had debuted on September 8, 1966.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1957 - Andy Williams performed "Lips Of Wine" on "American Bandstand."

1957 - The Bobbettes performed "Mr. Lee" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - The Sunshine Company performed "Happy" on "American Bandstand."

1967 - Brenton Wood performed "Gimme Little Sign" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Burton Cummings performed "Break It to Them Gentley" on "American Bandstand."

1978 - Nick Gilder performed "Hot Child in the City" on "American Bandstand."




Today is Saturday, September 1, 2018


Today in
Television History

1949 - "Martin Kane, Private Eye" debuted on NBC-TV.

1970 - The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered was on September 18, 1965.

1986 - Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry’s kids over the Labor Day weekend.

1997 - The Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon raised $50,475,055 to support Muscular Dystrophy Association research and services.

2010 - In Silver Spring, MD, a gunman took the Discovery Communications Building hostage for several hours. He was subsequently found dead and all hostages were unharmed.


Today in

American Bandstand History

1958 - Frankie Ford made an appearance on "American Bandstand."

1984 - New Edition performed "Mr. Telephone Man" and "Cool It Now" on "American Bandstand."

1984 - The video for Flock of Seagulls' "The More You Live the More You Love" was aired on "American Bandstand."

1984 - Romeo Void performed "Girl in Trouble" on "American Bandstand."