Monday, September 17, 2018

"Monchhichi" Streams to Boomerang - The Beloved Plush from Sekiguchi Sets U.S. Premiere on the Premium Streaming Service

"Monchhichi" Streams to Boomerang - The Beloved Plush from Sekiguchi Sets U.S. Premiere on the Premium Streaming Service
Monchhichi are a community of brave and equally cute friends whose mission in life is to act as sleep custodians, creating dreams for children around the world.
[via press release from Boomerang] "MONCHHICHI" STREAMS TO BOOMERANG

The Beloved Plush from Sekiguchi Sets U.S. Premiere on the Premium Streaming Service
Monchhichi, the 2017 original CGI-animated series co-produced by Paris-based Technicolor Animation Productions and TF1 in collaboration with Sekiguchi based on the iconic lovable plush, will have its U.S. premiere on the Boomerang premium subscription streaming service. The deal was secured by PGS Entertainment, the global series distributor (excluding France).

Monchhichi are a community of brave and equally cute friends whose mission in life is to act as sleep custodians, creating dreams for children around the world. With guts and willpower, the Monchhichi always triumph in the end through creativity, teamwork, and of course, a little help from some good friends.

"We have had such an enthusiastic response from children around the world who have bonded with the big-hearted, sweet dream-creating, Monchhichi," commented Sandrine Nguyen, Co-Managing Director, Technicolor Animation Productions. "Each adventure is a whirlwind comedy, filled with action, humor and tenderness and we are delighted that Boomerang premium service will now bring their magical adventures to kids across the U.S."

Boomerang, a premium subscription service for families, kids and animation lovers, launched in April 2017 with a renowned animation library of titles from the Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes franchises alongside a growing original series offering. Today, users enjoy instant access to over 3,000 titles for streaming or download-to-go. The service also offers a full Spanish language experience and universal search.

Monchhichi first debuted in October 2017 on TF1 and quickly became one of their top-performing shows. Other debuts followed across EMEA on RTVE - Clan (Spain), Canal Panda (Spain), OufTivi (Belgium), RTS (Switzerland) DeA Kids (Italy), Frisbee (Italy), RTL Telekids (Netherlands), NRK Super (Norway), MTVA (Hungary), Canal + (Poland), and AMC Networks (CZ and Slovakia). The series also had its Latin America debut in May this year on Discovery Kids.

The lovable plush, Monchhichi, were born on 26 January 1974 in Tokyo, providing comfort for young children and continues to serve as a nostalgic reminder for older age groups. Over 100 million dolls plus accessories have been sold in over 40 countries to date.

"Monchhichi is well loved by three generations of fans, and we are delighted that the cute, brave and smart characters in the CGI-animated Monchhichi TV series will now reach children across the U.S. on the Boomerang streaming service," added Christophe Millet, EMEA Sales and Marketing Manager, Sekiguchi.

Technicolor Animation Productions is the production arm of Technicolor's Animation and Games team, producing animated content. The team has a proven track record of bringing fan-favorite characters to screens across the globe. Technicolor Animation Productions handles all artistic direction and production of Monchhichi in close collaboration with Sekiguchi.

About Technicolor
The Technicolor Animation & Games family is home to world-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the development, creation, management, and delivery of animated entertainment content. Technicolor has development offices in Los Angeles and Paris and maintains studios in Paris, Montreal, Belgium, and Bangalore, creating high-quality computer-generated animation for motion pictures, television, direct-to-home, video games, 3D/4D location-based entertainment, and other content platforms. Our Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) group is well-suited to produce content starring world-beloved characters, as well as develop and produce original intellectual properties. Technicolor partners with studios, networks, and licensing partners to create brands and amplify established ones.

About Technicolor Animation Productions
Headed by Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog, Technicolor Animation Productions (TAP) is the production arm of Technicolor's animation group. Staffed with over 100 artists, Technicolor Animation Productions has, in three years, produced more than 250 hours of programming broadcast by notable channels including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, TF1, France TV, Gulli, M6, Gloob, and Super RTL. Our animated content airs globally, in over 180 countries.

The team has a proven track record of bringing fan-favorite characters to screens across the globe, including prestigious properties such as Monchhichi (52 x 11'), based on iconic doll from Sekigugchi (52 x 11'), co-produced by T.A.P & TF1 in collaboration with Sekiguchi; Alvinnn!!! & the Chipmunks (104 x 11') for M6 & Nickelodeon (USA) co-produced by Bagdasarian Productions; Sonic Boom (104 x 11') for Gulli, Canal J and CN (USA) co-produced by SEGA; Mini Wolf (104 x 7') for France Télévision, and The Legendaires (26 x 22'), an adaptation of the famous comic book published by Editions Delcourt for TF1. Recently, Technicolor Animation Productions announced its two newest projects: the Sly Cooper series (52 x 11'), a co-production with Sony Interactive Entertainment based on the iconic video game; and Team DroniX (26 x 22') a pure original IP coproduced with France TV.Additionally, Technicolor Animation Productions is pursuing its acquisition of audiovisual adaptation rights for licenses and original properties.
About Boomerang

Boomerang was originally launched in the U.S. on April 1, 2000 as a television network and now is seen in over 144 million homes worldwide. Boomerang is Turner's global 24-hour, all-animation network for kids and families dedicated to showcasing both timeless cartoons from the Cartoon Network, Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera and MGM libraries, as well as exclusive acquisitions and original productions from around the world.

In April 2017, Turner and Warner Bros. partnered to launch Boomerang also as a standalone domestic premium video subscription service that would offer the massive Hanna-Barbera, Looney Tunes and MGM animation library of over 5,000 titles on a streaming platform. Boomerang provides audiences instant and exclusive access to both brand-new original series including Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz, and timeless franchises like Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Jetsons and The Flintstones among many others.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
Warner Bros. Entertainment is a global leader in all forms of entertainment and their related businesses across all current and emerging media and platforms. A Time Warner Company, the Studio stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital production and distribution, animation, comic books, videogames, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.

About Sekiguchi
Founded in 1918 by Mr. & Mrs. Sekiguchi, Sekiguchi is a 100% private family owned company specialized in doll manufacturing. Sekiguchi's head office is located in Tokyo, Japan, at the same place where it all started. Mr. Sekiguchi's grandfather first manufactured celluloid toys, a material that made it possible to create many forms--such as heads, bodies, legs and arms--which allowed the start of production of dolls. Born in 1935, Koichi Sekiguchi joined his father's company after attending university. In the early 70s, Koichi Sekiguchi had the ambition to create a product that delivered the message "a doll is gift from an angel,"and the idea of Monchhichi was born!

About PGS Entertainment
PGS Entertainment is an award-winning international brand-management company focused on kids and family content, targeting broadcast, home entertainment, digital, licensing, and merchandising.
Since its inception in 2008, PGS has been a partner to leading IP owners, providing strategic international media distribution for properties such as The Little Prince, Iron Man, Super 4, the Playmobil(R) series, the Jungle Bunch, Miraculous, and ALVINNN!!! and the Chipmunks. Today, PGS is one of the largest providers of animated media content to leading broadcasters and partners around the world.

Hallmark Channel Annouces All-Star Cast of Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Christmas Everlasting"

Hallmark Channel Annouces All-Star Cast of Hallmark Hall of Fame, "Christmas Everlasting"
The 262nd film in the franchise is based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, "The Second Sister."
[via press release from The Hallmark Channel] HALLMARK CHANNEL ANNOUCES ALL-STAR CAST OF HALLMARK HALL OF FAME, "CHRISTMAS EVERLASTING," STARRING TATYANA ALI, DAYTIME EMMY NOMINEE DONDRE T. WHITFIELD, GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS(R) NOMINEE DENNIS HAYSBERT, AND EMMY(R) NOMINEE PATTI LABELLE
262ND HALLMARK HALL OF FAME WORLD PREMIERE, NOVEMBER 2018

STUDIO CITY, CA - Monday, September 17, 2018 - Hallmark Channel announces a veteran, all-star cast for the Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, "Christmas Everlasting," based on New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick's novel, The Second Sister. Headlining "Christmas Everlasting" is Tatyana Ali ("Fly," "The Young & The Restless"), Daytime Emmy(R) nominee Dondre T. Whitfield ("Queen Sugar," "All My Children"), Golden Globe Awards(R) nominee Dennis Haysbert ("Reverie," "Far From Heaven"), and Emmy(R) Award nominee and recording legend Patti LaBelle ("Patti LaBelle's Place," soundtrack "License to Kill"). "Christmas Everlasting," now shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, will premiere Thanksgiving Weekend. "Christmas Everlasting" is the 262nd installment of the fabled Hallmark Hall of Fame, still the longest-running and most award-winning series on television.

In "Christmas Everlasting," Christmas is fast approaching and years of long workdays employed at New York's top corporate law firm are about to pay off now that Lucy Toomey (Ali) will be made partner after the New Year. However, when her older sister with special needs, Alice, passes away unexpectedly, Lucy returns to Nilson's Bay, WI, to attend her sister's funeral and settle her estate. Lucy is not happy about returning to her small, close-knit hometown, where she is reminded of choices she made in the past. Once back in Nilson's Bay, Lucy meets Peter (Whitfield), her old high school sweetheart and Alice's former attorney, who informs her of the terms of Alice's eccentric will which states that for Lucy to inherit the family home, she must live there for 30 days, which means being home for Christmas for the first time in a decade. Lucy begins her "sentence" believing she will be counting the days until she can leave; but soon, opportunities for relationships with Alice's friends arise and Lucy is overwhelmed by the town's adoration of her older sister. Grief and isolation will be moved to a back burner as the second sister is propelled toward a future filled with love and hope.
"Christmas Everlasting" is a Team Two Entertainment Production. Beth Miller is Executive Producer. Dustin Rikert is Producer. Ron Oliver is Director. The teleplay is written by Maria Nation and Marcy Holland and is based on the bestselling novel by Marie Bostwick. 

Video: "Chef's Table" Season 5 - Official Trailer - Netflix

Video: "Chef's Table" Season 5 - Official Trailer - Netflix
The Emmy-nominated series returns September 28 with four remarkable chefs digging past the surface of the fine-dining world.
[via press release from Netflix] Chef's Table: Season 5 | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The Emmy-Nominated series returns with four remarkable chefs digging past the surface of the fine-dining world. Only on Netflix, September 28. 

Video: "Car Masters: Rust to Riches" - Official Trailer - Netflix

Video: "Car Masters: Rust to Riches" - Official Trailer - Netflix
The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.
[via press release from Netflix] Car Masters: Rust to Riches | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars and trucks, trading up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks. Car Masters: Rust to Riches is now streaming on Netflix. 

The DC Universe Digital Subscription Service Is Finally Here

The DC Universe Digital Subscription Service Is Finally Here
The first exclusive original series will be "Titans," which is slated for October 12, followed by exclusive series including: "Young Justice: Outsiders," "Doom Patrol," "Swamp Thing," "Harley Quinn" and "Stargirl."
[via press release from DC Universe] The DC UNIVERSE Digital Subscription Service is Finally Here
Batman Day Signals U.S. Launch of the First-of-its-Kind Digital Service

Celebrate with Batman movies, animated series and comics available with membership today
BURBANK, Calif. -- The highly-anticipated DC UNIVERSE service is finally here! Tomorrow, fans can download the service available in the U.S. at launch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Android TV and the Roku platform, as well as the web and mobile web. The many fans who pre-ordered the service will have access today. In celebration of the launch on Batman Day, the service will enable fans to access and interact with a wide variety of unique Batman movies, animated series, comics and giveaways throughout the month of September.

The first-of-its-kind digital subscription service gives fans access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. At $7.99 per month or $74.99 annually, membership includes exclusive original live-action and animated series, classic TV series and films, a curated selection of digital comic books, breaking news including the all-new DC Daily show, an expansive DC-centric encyclopedia, and access to exclusive merchandise. Additional fan features include opportunities to connect with others in the DC community, earn premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests. Both monthly and annual subscriptions include a seven-day free trial.
"This weekend as we celebrate one of our most iconic heroes, we launch a digital service that unites Super Heroes from every corner of the DC universe, from our most treasured films and comics to exclusive originals all-in-one place," said Warner Bros. Digital Networks President Craig Hunegs. "DC UNIVERSE stands out as a fan-first service in what is quickly becoming a crowded marketplace of consumer choices. The fan response has exceeded our wildest expectations and we're excited to share this truly unique experience with everyone."

The first exclusive original series to premiere on DC UNIVERSE will be Titans, which is slated for October 12, 2018, followed by exclusive series including: Young Justice: Outsiders, Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn and Stargirl.

DC UNIVERSE has been available in beta since early August 2018 and available for pre-order since July 2018. Strong pre-order sales have shown a desire for the consolidation of high-quality back catalog and exclusive original content based on iconic DC characters.

Celebrating Batman on DC UNIVERSE
Kicking off on Batman Day and through the month of September, fans will be able to access a variety of content ranging from more than 400 issues of Batman comics to acclaimed films like The Dark Knight. DC UNIVERSE will kick off 30 days of giveaways for members starting with the DC Gallery: The Joker 1:1 Bust by Rick Baker, #1 of the limited series. Additional Batman content on the DC UNIVERSE service includes but is not limited to:
WATCH:
Films:
Live Action
Batman (1989)
Batman Forever
Batman Returns
Batman & Robin
Batman Begins
The Dark Knight
Animated
Batman Ninja
Batman: Bad Blood
Gotham By Gaslight
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns
Animated Series:
Batman Beyond
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Batman: The Animated Series HD
Special and documentaries:
Batman Tech
The Dark Knight Unmasked, the Psychology of Batman
READ:
Comics:
The Dark Knight Returns
Batman: Year One (1987)
Batman: Year Two
Batman: Shaman
Batman: Mad Love
Batman: Year 100
Batman #1
Detective Comics #27
Batman #497
A Death in the Family
Batman: Black & White #1 - #4
Batman: Strange Apparitions
Batman Eternal
Batman: Gothic

First announced in June 2018 and previewed at Comic-Con International in San Diego, DC UNIVERSE launches with a wide array of content that will allow members to:
WATCH exclusive originals and classic favorites; READ from an extensive list of curated comic books; CONNECT with the DC community; EXPLORE the latest breaking news with DC Daily, the ultimate news show for DC Fans and the ever-expanding DC encyclopedia; WIN premium rewards and participate in sweepstakes and contests; SHOP for exclusive merchandise.

To learn more and purchase today visit dcuniverse.com and follow DC UNIVERSE on social networks including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT DC UNIVERSE
DC UNIVERSE is a standalone digital experience designed for the DC fan. Showcasing DC's iconic characters, DC UNIVERSE offers new original live-action and animated series, legendary films and series, and epic animated movies, as well as a fan community, a curated selection of comic books, and exclusive merchandise. DC UNIVERSE is operated by Warner Bros. Digital Networks in collaboration with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Labs. DC UNIVERSE offers access to exclusive content and experiences not available anywhere else. To learn more, visit www.dcuniverse.com.

ABOUT DC ENTERTAINMENT
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, the Flash), DC Vertigo (Sandman, Fables) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and WarnerMedia. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

ABOUT WARNER BROS. DIGITAL NETWORKS
Warner Bros. Digital Networks (WBDN) creates, builds, and operates direct-to-consumer digital services, digital premium content, and experiences. The WBDN team is charged with bringing together a diverse portfolio of iconic brands and innovative, exclusive premium content, focused on serving digital-first audiences. Leveraging the studio's iconic franchises and vast library, WBDN's portfolio includes DC UNIVERSE and DramaFever, as well as Boomerang and Filmstruck in partnership with Turner. WBDN also produces and distributes premium digital series through Stage 13 and Machinima and in partnership with LeBron James' Uninterrupted and Ellen DeGeneres' Ellen Digital Ventures. Warner Bros. Digital Networks' premium programming and digital offerings put viewers at the center of entertainment, sports, gaming, and pop culture, reaching audiences anywhere, across any platform. 

BYUtv's Award-Winning Reality Series "Relative Race" Returns for 4th Season of Competition and Finding Family Connections

BYUtv's Award-Winning Reality Series "Relative Race" Returns for 4th Season of Competition and Finding Family Connections
"Relative Race" follows four teams on a 10-day journey throughout the United States as they complete challenges, discover unknown relatives identified through DNA testing and compete for a $50,000 grand prize.
[via press release from BYUtv] BYUtv's Award-Winning Reality Series "Relative Race" Returns For 4th Season Of Competition And Finding Family Connections

New fall season features diverse lineup of teams who travel across the U.S. to find unknown relatives, debuts Sept. 16th

PROVO, Utah, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Season four of the first genealogy-based competitive reality series, "Relative Race," will air on BYUtv beginning Sunday, Sept. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/7 p.m. MT, marking the show's first fall premiere. "Relative Race" follows four teams on a 10-day journey throughout the United States as they complete challenges, discover unknown relatives identified through DNA testing and compete for a $50,000 grand prize. This original, unscripted series continues to take viewers along for the ride as the duos test their emotional, mental and physical endurance while learning more about their heritage and growing closer to their families.

"'Relative Race' is so popular because it's not only fun to watch, it taps the innate human desire to bond with family when viewers see the contestants meet close biological relatives for the first time," said Michael Dunn, managing director of BYUtv. "Typically a new season airs each spring, but due to the show's ardent fans of all ages across the country, we have made the decision to present a second cycle of the series this year. The fourth season, airing this fall, and sponsored by our new partner, Adoption.com, features a number of inspiring stories and unknown relative encounters that have to be seen to be believed. This season brings back the excitement and emotion families always feel as they watch the show together."

The diverse lineup includes Team Red, an energetic father-daughter duo, Michael Brown and Austen Williams from Charleston, South Carolina.; Team Black, fun-loving millennial siblings Joe and Jerica Henline from Cincinnati, Ohio; Team Green, a competitive husband-wife twosome, Paris and Preshious Anderson from Akron, Ohio; and Team Blue, an adventurous married couple, Joshua and Tiffany Lewis from Van Nuys, California. Michael, Preshious and Josh are all searching for biological parents and hoping for answers about their roots. The Henlines are excited to expand their family connections and discover new information about their lineage.

Armed with only paper maps, a loaner car and a flip phone with a camera, each day the teams receive instructions via text message to navigate to a designated city and complete a challenge that leads them to their previously unknown relatives. The last team to finish each day receives a strike, and after three strikes, a team is eliminated. Season four of "Relative Race" begins in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at Wake Forest University, which is the hub of the four teams' journeys.
For the fourth consecutive year, BYUtv teamed up with Utah-based veteran reality TV and documentary production company, Lenzworks, to create the race and challenges. The show is hosted by Dan J. Debenham, Lenzworks' principal, executive producer and former ESPN executive producer, who has been working in the television and production industry for 30 years.
Co-winner of the 2016 Cynopsis Media Best New Competition Reality Series award, the fourth season of "Relative Race" will air 10 episodes. In addition to "Relative Race," BYUtv's original programming slate includes the long-running sketch comedy series "Studio C," which touts over 1 billion views on YouTube, "Random Acts," an unscripted hidden-camera reality show that highlights the altruistic nature of human beings by featuring real people who are the recipients of random acts of kindness and "Best Cake Wins," a fun and family-friendly baking competition series designed to make a child's most desired birthday cake a reality. BYUtv is available in every state of the country via cable, satellite and multiple digital media platforms.
For a complete listing of BYUtv's programming visit www.byutv.org.

About BYUtv
BYUtv provides families more than 1,700 hours of entertaining and compelling programming they can enjoy together. The network's content is trusted, contemporary and clean, yet clever and sophisticated enough to inspire children and parents alike. BYUtv's diverse portfolio of original, co-produced and acquired content includes scripted and unscripted dramas and comedies, 700+ hours of live HD collegiate sports, game shows, and holiday special made-for-tv movies, docudramas and concerts. BYUtv is available in 50 million homes in every state of the country on DISH Network, DirecTV and 146 other major cable systems. A digital pioneer, BYUtv was the first U.S. television network to stream all of its content live and unencrypted over the Internet. Today, BYUtv has over 1 million YouTube subscribers and 1 billion views and is available live and on-demand on multiple digital platforms free of charge, including Apple TV, YouTube, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox One, Windows Media, digital apps for iOS and Android and BYUtv.org. Based in Provo, Utah, BYUtv is part of BYU Broadcasting, which is owned by Brigham Young University. 

Video: "YG Future Strategy Office" - Teaser - Netflix

Video: "YG Future Strategy Office" - Teaser - Netflix
Meet K-pop sensation Seungri and his brand new sitcom, coming to Netflix on October 5.
[via press release from Netflix] YG Future Strategy Office | Teaser [HD] | Netflix

A man whose reputation precedes him. Meet K-pop sensation, Seungri and his brand new sitcom, YG Future Strategy Office, coming to Netflix on Oct 5. 

Today in TV History - September 2018

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.


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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


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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.


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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.

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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."


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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.


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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.

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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.

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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".


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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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."