Stories

Carroll O'Connor refused to film All in the Family after CBS workers went on strike "I cannot work with strikebreakers," O'Connor said. July 18, 2024, 11:24AM
One Bonanza director called Michael Landon a ''brat'' Luckily, Landon grew up July 18, 2024, 10:17AM
All in the Family attempted to explain where Vincent Gardenia went Frank and Irene Lorenzo loved each other, so why did Frank leave the show? July 18, 2024, 9:42AM
Bela Lugosi was only paid $3,500 for his role in Dracula It was the film that made him a legend. July 17, 2024, 3:07PM
Andy Griffith addressed rumors that he based Andy Taylor off of his own father Did Griffith model the character after his own dad? July 16, 2024, 4:41PM
Sheriff Taylor was not Andy Griffith's favorite character on The Andy Griffith Show Griffith had a different person in mind. July 16, 2024, 3:47PM
Carroll O'Connor pushed back against press reports that he was trying to ''get away'' from Archie Bunker O'Connor wasn't worried about being Archie Bunker forever. July 16, 2024, 11:08AM
Oddly enough, Andy Griffith fans weren't interested in writing to Aunt Bee for cooking advice Aunt Bee and Frances Bavier were both excellent cooks. July 16, 2024, 9:50AM
Even as Don Knotts was leaving The Andy Griffith Show, he was talking about starring in a new series with Andy Griffith A door was closing, but Knotts and Griffith were intent on opening up a window. July 15, 2024, 3:46PM
Don Knotts wasn't an overnight success, and he loved it Knotts wasn't interested in fleeting fame. July 15, 2024, 3:10PM
Did you ever notice the doc in Bonanza was a judge in Perry Mason? You could say Grandon Rhodes was typecast. July 15, 2024, 2:54PM
The writer of the Perry Mason books began to see Raymond Burr as the ''real'' Perry Mason "He puts on the character like a cloak." July 15, 2024, 2:40PM
Martin Milner felt that Adam-12 could bridge the gap between the police and the public "I think our new show will help bridge the gap between ordinary citizens and the law." July 15, 2024, 10:36AM
Inside the Collection: Meet Zespy Zespy is nuts and bolts about robots! Take a look! July 14, 2024, 8:00PM
Alan Alda had this to say about acting alongside his father in M*A*S*H M*A*S*H became an Alda family reunion! July 12, 2024, 4:29PM
Originally, Dick Van Dyke was going to retire from performing in 1972 — but Carl Reiner knew better Reiner knew Van Dyke better than he knew himself. July 12, 2024, 3:15PM
Norman Lear revealed how Edith was able to tune Archie out Edith loved Archie but didn't agree with him. July 12, 2024, 2:54PM
Carl Reiner said that this aspect of The Dick Van Dyke Show dated the series Reiner said this aspect of the show was "sort of embarrassing." July 12, 2024, 1:13PM
Richard Long corrected a Big Valley script over the way his character preferred his eggs After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. July 12, 2024, 10:33AM
Audrey Hepburn was a privilege to work with, according to Buddy Ebsen Breakfast at Tiffany's was as wonderful to work on as it is to watch. July 12, 2024, 10:30AM
When Buddy Ebsen met Al Capone Jed Clampett shook hands with the Godfather of Chicago! July 11, 2024, 4:33PM
R.I.P. Benji Gregory, child star who portrayed Brian Tanner on ALF After leaving the acting business, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was 46 years old. July 11, 2024, 3:17PM
What happened to Ann B. Davis— Alice from The Brady Bunch— when the show ended? Here's the story of why she slowed down her career considerably. July 11, 2024, 1:23PM
R.I.P. Shelley Duvall, frequent Altman collaborator, known for The Shining and Popeye The actress sang with Robin Williams, ran from Jack Nicholson, and produced her own children's TV series. She was 75 years old. July 11, 2024, 11:27AM
Clarence Gilyard Jr. was starstruck when he worked with Andy Griffith on Matlock Don't meet your heroes...unless your hero is Andy Griffith. July 11, 2024, 11:05AM
Hugh Beaumont was a licensed preacher! He was a father two times over! July 10, 2024, 3:55PM
When Cloris Leachman appeared on Perry Mason, she was avoiding choosing a name for her baby girl There's a relatable reason why the actor and her husband took more than four months to name their newborn daughter! July 10, 2024, 3:30PM
Paul Brinegar— Rawhide's Mr. Wishbone— had little interest in real cooking But he made up for it with his charm! July 10, 2024, 2:55PM
Hugh Beaumont said that acting in Leave It to Beaver was just like raising his own children Between playing Ward Cleaver and raising his own children, Hugh Beaumont was the father of all fathers. July 10, 2024, 2:55PM
Dan Blocker's daughter rushed to his aid when Hoss Cartwright was in danger on Bonanza Blocker's children were Bonanza fans. July 10, 2024, 10:35AM
Jean Stapleton was a true American revolutionary, according to Carroll O'Connor "Edith helped work a change in America," O'Connor wrote. July 10, 2024, 9:38AM
It took some time for Harry Morgan to get used to Dragnet Morgan needed to get to know Bill Gannon before he could play him. July 9, 2024, 11:08AM
Tony Dow explained how ''Leave It to Beaver'' took Wally out of the title Dow was more central to the series than some gave him credit for. July 9, 2024, 10:05AM
Raymond Burr lost around 100 pounds just to become Perry Mason After nine successful seasons, Burr's hard work paid off, and paid him handsomely. July 8, 2024, 3:15PM
William Boyett's daughter liked Mannix better than her father's show, Adam-12 Boyett's daughter was a harsh critic. July 8, 2024, 11:40AM
The secret meaning behind the 'Batman' reference in 'Munster, Go Home!' Was the Caped Crusader a friend or foe to Herman Munster? July 8, 2024, 11:24AM
How Band-Aids changed Mike Lookinland's life forever An advertisement led to other advertisements, and eventually, The Brady Bunch! July 8, 2024, 11:02AM
Ellen Corby was an expert in playing old ladies When you needed an old lady, you called Ellen Corby. July 8, 2024, 10:10AM
Inside the Collection: Meet Joe Salzburg Start your engines! Get ready for a wild ride featuring a whole collection dedicated to cars. July 7, 2024, 8:00PM
Jerry Mathers revealed the episode of Leave It to Beaver he is asked about the most This fan-favorite comes up again and again! July 5, 2024, 4:17PM
Bob Mackie was so good at creating costumes for The Carol Burnett Show, he didn't need to ask for approval "He came in and was just adorable, and we hit it off and we hired him right on the spot." July 5, 2024, 3:39PM
In some ways, the cast of M*A*S*H was closer than family The cast of M*A*S*H had the best friendship. July 5, 2024, 2:04PM
Peter Barton was injured by an explosive on the set of The Powers of Matthew Star "I needed four operations, and I still have scars." July 5, 2024, 11:37AM
William Christopher's improv nearly cost him the role of Father John Mulcahy Christopher took a big risk, and it did not pay off. July 5, 2024, 10:39AM