Happy Days Dad Tom Bosley Passes Away

... Days after the death of Leave it to Beaver's Barbara Billingsley, TV has lost another famous parent. Tom Bosley, who played Howard Cunningham on Happy Days, has passed away in Palm Springs at the age of 83. [TMZ]

... NBC has given full-season orders to three shows: The Event, Outsourced, and Law & Order: Los Angeles. Not surprised, shocked, and predictable, respectively. [Broadcasting & Cable]

... VH1 is teaming with Queen Latifah for its first hour-long scripted series. Single Ladies (all the single ladies!) will star Stacey Dash (meow!) as one of three BFFs who go around picking up guys or something, I guess. [VH1]

... ABC recently announced V's return date as January 4, but it failed to mention that it was cutting some episodes for its second season. The network is pruning the show from 13 episodes to 10 episodes. V can't get no respect! [Deadline Hollywood]

... Lost alum Cynthia Watros (she played Libby!) will be making a guest appearance as a nutjob (why is she always a crazy lady?) on Desperate Housewives. Watros will play Bree's friend in the ninth episode. [EW]

... Attention hipsters! Demetri Martin is headed to CBS! Yes the uncoolest network is getting the "coolest" comedian in a blind script deal, meaning CBS is paying him for something he hasn't created yet. Does this mean Important Things With Demetri Martin is dead? Why yes it does. Enjoy your laughtrack, Demetri. [Variety]

... ABC Family has dumped reruns of Friday Night Lights from its schedule. Typical. [EW]


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I am truly saddened by the death of Tom Bosley. I grew up watching 'Happy Days' and I thought Howard Cunningham was a fantastic television dad. I was also very sad to hear of Barbara Billingsley's death. I have only seen the show on re-runs but I thoroughly enjoyed it and her character was excellently played. Rest in Peace.
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First we lose one of TV's best loved Moms and now one of TV's best loved Dads, Howard Cunningham RIP Tom
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Ah the wonderful Barbara Billingsley and Tom Bosley, two of the best TV parents in sitcom history. May Happy Days and Leave It to Beaver live on in our hearts forever!
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Tom Bosley was great in the Father Dowling Mysteries, too. America has lost a collective mother and father this week.
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Rest well, "Mr. C."
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Sad to hear about Bosley. I wasn't even alive when Happy Days was on yet it's still one of my favorite shows. So glad the Hub is currently airing it in syndication. It was a crime that it wasn't on Bosley is great on it. R.I.P.
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Love Queen Latifah, i only hope whatever she's working on with VH1 will be something good and worth watching.
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