When Aaron Spelling passed away last week at age 83, he took a part of TV history with him. Chances are, no matter what age you are, you watched more than one of his shows regularly. Whether it was cop shows, over-the-top family soaps, or teen dramas, over the course of four decades Spelling had huge successes in almost every genre.
Spelling created so many of TV's lasting icons, it is almost impossible to imagine TV without him. Tomorrow, July 1, TV Land will pay tribute to Spelling by airing a repeat of its acclaimed 2004 special TV Land Moguls, from 10 a.m. to noon. You can also check out Spelling clips online at
TV.com has recapped a few of Spelling's choicest shows for you to remember and enjoy. This is by no means a ...
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Sony Pictures Television is taking some of its old television shows, such as Who's the Boss?, and condensing them into easy-to-swallow three- to five-minute run times for the Internet. The programs will initially air on Sony's Minisode Network, an ad-supported Web site set to launch this summer through MySpace.com. Sony also hopes the programs will be picked up elsewhere on the Web and eventually play on mobile phones.
And what spawned this idea of bite-sized television? YouTube, of course.
"We looked at our library and asked how we could fit this content into where the world is going in terms of watching entertainment on the Web," said Steve Mosko, Sony Pictures Television president. "We ...Read more
Hollywood's love affair with remaking television shows into motion pictures continues this summer with Bewitched, based on the '60s comedy, and The Dukes of Hazzard, based on the popular lowbrow car-chase show from the '80s.
Bewitched stars Nicole Kidman in the part made famous by Elizabeth Montgomery, as a pretty suburban housewife who happens to be a witch. Former SNL funnyman Will Ferrell costars. Classing up the joint will be Shirley MacLaine and Michael Caine.
The Dukes of Hazzard, the post-Smokey and the Bandit action comedy about the Duke family's never-ending battle to defeat bumbling cops and the crooked Boss Hogg, is coming to the big screen, starring Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, and Burt Reynolds. The casting alone appeals to the lowest-common denominator necessary to insure success.
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Prolific television producer Aaron Spelling, whose shows such as Beverly Hills 90210 and Dynasty helped shape US prime-time television, died Friday, days after suffering a stroke, his publicist said. He was 83.
Spokesman Kevin Sasaki said Spelling died at his home in Los Angeles about 6:25 p.m. local time. He had been hospitalized briefly after a stroke over the weekend.
Among Spelling's other television shows were Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart, Charlie's Angels, and Love Boat. He is survived by his wife, Candy, daughter Tori Spelling, who starred on Beverly Hills 90210, and son Randy Spelling, also an actor.
Spelling, a decorated war veteran, lifted himself out of poverty to become one of the richest and most powerful men in Hollywood. The Texas native was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most prolific producer.
For better or worse ...Read more