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The originals were good, but their replacements were great. A look at 10 TV characters who successfully filled the shoes of their popular predecessors.
Jun 24, 2009
TV.com Top 10: TV's Best Replacement Characters
Stefanie Lee

It happens. Contracts end, actors move on, people die, or maybe it's just time for a change. No matter what cause, in the course of producing popular TV shows, it sometimes becomes necessary to replace beloved characters with new talent. Executing a character transfusion is a delicate procedure, but when it works, replacement characters can give old shows new vitality. It's not that the originals were bad; it's just that the replacements are sometimes even better.

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It's the Fourth of July, and after the fireworks display is over there's nothing left to do but to settle in and check out this week's select few DVD releases. Relive the past with Charlie's Angels, get caught up in Doctor Who, or appease your inner child with Legend of Prince Valiant.
Jun 22, 2006
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Creator of "jiggle TV." Employer of over-the-hill actors. Unleasher of Shannen Doherty. Aaron Spelling was all of these, and more.
Jun 30, 2006
Tribute to Aaron Spelling
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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 Land's Web Site.

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 cutting down "classic" programs like Silver Spoons, Facts of Life to mere minutes for online digestion.
May 01, 2007
'70s, '80s shows to be shrunk for Net

While Lost fans wait years to get simple answers to their many questions, Web users will soon be able to see if Tony and Angela ever hook up in just a few hours.

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 ...

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The reimagination machine keeps cranking out the television-to-movie conversions. Figuring nostalgia plus big stars equals a hit, Hollywood feeds its Hazzard-ous Vice in the hopes it will Bewitch the box office.
Jun 24, 2005
TV shows go to the movies

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.

In the past, television-to-movie conversions have met with varying degrees of success. Both Mission: Impossible films were ...

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This week's The Scoop is entirely dedicated to one special member of television's most esteemed royalty: Aaron Spelling. Spelling died on June 23, leaving behind him a TV legacy that none of us will soon forget. Today, we discuss our favorite--and least favorite--Spelling creations
Jul 06, 2006
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TV.com has compiled a tribute feature in memory of Aaron Spelling. Read it right here, then revisit ...

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TV giant helped define genres and gave pop culture some of its most lasting icons.
Jun 26, 2006
Prolific TV producer Aaron Spelling dies

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 ...

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"Once upon a time, there were three little girls who went to the police academy. And they were each assigned very hazardous duties but I took them all away from all that and now they work for me. My name is Charlie." Those famous words were heard every week from 1976 to 1981 during Charlie's Angels 5 year run. This ABC crime series began in September of 1976 introducing three stunning, sexy and young former policewoman, private detectives working for the Charles Townsend Detective Agency. The wealthy Charlie Townsend, voiced by John Forsythe, was their never-seen boss, who relayed assignments via a speaker telephone. The trio of Angels featured Sabrina Duncan; (Kate Jackson) the "cool, smart, multilingual leader," Jill Munroe; (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) the "athletic angel" and finally Kelly Garrett; (Jaclyn Smith) the "street wise angel." The Angels worked with their trusty male counter-part, John Bosley played by (David Doyle). Charlie's Angels was a huge success the moment it hit the airwaves in 1976. The Angels were on gum cards, doll boxes, T-shirts, board games, puzzles and posters. They also graced the covers of Time magazine on November 22, 1976 and TV Guide on September 25, 1976. Charlie's Angels has appeared on TV Guide Cover four times, Sept, 25, 1976; Jaclyn, Farrah and Kate, February 18, 1978; Jaclyn, Kate and Cheryl, December 29, 1979; Jaclyn, Cheryl and Shelley and the last on December 18, 1993; Kate, Farrah and Jaclyn.moreless