U.S. actor Allan Arbus, best known for his role as Army psychiatrist Sidney Freedman on the 1970s hit television series “M*A*S*H” and as the husband of the late photographer Diane Arbus, has died at the age of 95.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The grandson of the founder of an Ohio hot dog diner made famous on TV’s “M-A-S-H” has pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing from the family business. An assistant prosecutor says Tony Packo’s Inc. executive vice president Tony Packo III and another company official pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Toledo to […]
With NBC poised to honor Betty White on her 90th birthday next month, we went in search of TV’s oldest living stars.
Harry Morgan — star of “M*A*S*H” and “Dragnet,” and one of the oldest living TV legends — has died in California at age 96. No cause of death was given, but Morgan had recently been treated for pneumonia, according to this obit on the New York Times Web site. Morgan had one of the most […]
What makes a sitcom lineup great? It’s a question we’ve set out to answer now that NBC has taken the unusual step of cramming six comedies onto the air in a single night on Thursdays – starting with “Community” at 8/7c, followed by the new “Perfect Couples,” “The Office,” “Parks & Recreation,” “30 Rock” (at […]
There will be no reunion for one of television’s most beloved shows if Alan Alda has his way. “We did the best we could and our time has passed,” the iconic ‘M*A*S*H‘ star says. “I think what we did ought to be left as it is. It represents what we did at the time. I […]
Friggatriskaidekaphobics, this post may not be for you. On the occasion of this Friday the 13th, I got to thinking about which denizens, past or present, of the TV landscape had a hard time catching a break. Off the top of my head, five rather unlucky souls came to mind. George O’Malley, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: You […]
Members of the Television Critics Association honored their picks for outstanding achievement in television at its 26th annual awards ceremony, held Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The biggest winner of the evening was Fox’s ‘Glee,’ which took home three awards, but it was Tom Hanks, on hand for his winning […]
By DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK — The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of ‘M-A-S-H‘ to become the most-watched program in television history. The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts. That beats the ‘M-A-S-H’ finale, which […]
Television writer, Larry Gelbart, who developed ‘M*A*S*H’, died in Los Angeles of cancer at age 81. Gelbart wrote the 1972 pilot for ‘M*A*S*H,’ the ultra-popular (and hilarious) comedy set in the 1950s during the Korean War which was based on the movie of the same name by director Robert Altman and featured wise-cracking doctors operating […]