Gary Coleman (1968-2010)

... The Grim Reaper of B-List celebrities has been working hard lately, and the latest actor to feel the icy touch is Diff'rent Strokes star Gary Coleman. The 42-year old suffered trauma to the head after a fall earlier this week and was on life support after doctors discovered a brain hemorrhage. He was declared dead this morning. [CNN TV]

... Ghost Whisperer, canceled earlier this month by CBS, was thought to have a second chance at life via ABC. The network showed interest in saving the show, giving fans of the other-worldly drama a glimmer of hope. Well, that hope was extinguished as the show's executive producers conceded defeat and announced that Ghost Whisperer is gone for good. C'mon BET, save Jennifer Love Hewitt! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Andy Richter is doing his best impersonation of Drew Carey and going the game-show route. Conan's sidekick is in final discussions to host CBS' daytime redo Pyramid, a modern version of the classic quiz show. [LA Times]

... Want to know where every TV show ended up in the ratings and average viewership numbers this season? Deadline Hollywood has put together a list of all the programs from major networks and ranked 'em all. Tops is American Idol, obviously, and The CW owns the bottom of the barrel. Check 'em out. [Deadline Hollywood]

... MTV is adapting another British show, this time The Inbetweeners. Just weeks after greenlighting an adaptation of Skins, MTV decided to add to its growing expanse of original programming that doesn't involve Guidos with a domestic take on the very funny comedy about awkward teenage years. Now if we could only get an original idea for once. [Deadline Hollywood]

... SyFy continues to morph itself into a normal cable network with the addition of three new series in the reality genre. That feared cooking show is coming; Marcel's Quantum Kitchen will see Top Chef's Marcel Vigneron create banquet parties for rich people, but I fail to see how this qualifies as sci-fi. Paranormal Witness will examine people who have lived through unexplained phenomena. And Face Off is a reality competition between make-up and special effects artists. [SyFy via press release]

... The Arizona Immigration law is a hot topic of debate, but now its supporters are messing with the wrong chica. Proponents of the law, which allows authorities to question people suspected of being in the country illegally, have begun using images of Dora the Explorer to make their case. Dora. The cartoon. They've bloodied her up and thrown her in a mugshot. That'll get their point across. [CBS News]


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Rest In Peace Gary Coleman.
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Syfy is really trying to change itself beyond recognition. Not a smart move at all. RIP Gary Coleman and Dennis Hopper.
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RIP
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yes RIP both Coleman and Hopper :( I actually came on here to say about Dennis.
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In the beginning, when Coleman was very young, he was so cute. I remember him in "Good Times" and in some movies too. He was the kind of cute kid that could get away with anything cuz he was so irresistibly lovable. I hope he's at peace, finally. BTW Did you know that Dennis Hopper just died? RIP to him, too.
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Real classy Tim. Hopefully when you kick the bucket someone won't describe you as a D-list TV.com staff writer. R.I.P. Gary.
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Jeez, people need to relax. Gary Coleman was a B-List celebrity before he died and will be remembered as such. Its just fact, I don't think there was any disrespect intended. RIP Gary Coleman
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R.I.P. Gary, you were a good actor and a very funny guy, we will miss you.
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Your a jerk Tim, I wish tv.com would get rid of you from your untimely comments. RIP Gary Coleman. It's a shame what happened to him after Different Strokes. He was a very talented actor whose career disintegrated as he got older.
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Why B-list? Why not just say actor? We all know he wasn't that famous anymore. It's doesn't sound right when you say it that way.
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that's very sad about Gary Coleman very sad
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Cooking on SyFy? What does that have to do with it. Idiots.
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I am so disappointed in Sci-Fi (I refuse to type that other ridiculous spelling).
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42 years old..hmm
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R.I.P gary it was sad to find out that he died
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very sad news about Gary Coleman
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That's too bad about Gary Coleman. What a tragedy. Tim, still no mention of TV pioneer Art Linkletter's death?
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please do not speak badly of the dead no matter how he lived .his life is over. god bless.
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Will remeber Gary Coleman as Arnald. To bad he became a hateful person later on in his life.
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RIP Gary Coleman
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That ratings list made me sad, just scroll down to the bottom and very near that you will find my favorite shows, Dollhouse, Better of Ted, Supernatural...
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RIP Gary Coleman.
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Wow Gary Coleman's dead.
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