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Hairdo's and Don'ts
Apr 29, 2010
The Best (and Biggest) Hair on Classic TV
Hairstyles were an integral part of TV show wardrobes long before Rachel's 'do on Friends took the nation's salons by storm. These classic TV clips remind us that even if clothes don't make the man, in the 70s and 80s the hair sometimes made the show.
This week's DVD Roundup bulges with hits. From old favorites like The Andy Griffith Show and The Facts of Life to modern-day classics like The West Wing and Scrubs, every release on this list is worth a look!
May 08, 2006
May 9, 2006 DVD Releases
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Scrubs

The Complete Third Season

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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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Halloween is almost here, and the classic series Bewitched and The Addams Family will get you in the spirit, while the miniseries Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King will fulfill your need for fright. Don't forget to pick up such hilarious favorites as Saturday Night Live: Best of Saturday TV Funhouse, SCTV, and Beavis and Butt-head for some laughs.
Oct 19, 2006
October 24, 2006 DVD Releases
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The O.C.

The Complete Third Season

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The L Word

The Complete Third Season

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Beavis and Butt-head

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Episode 25 Season 9
The Facts of Life Reunion
Aired
11.18.2001
Episode 24 Season 9
The Beginning of the Beginning
Aired
5.7.1988
Episode 23 Season 9
The Beginning of the End
Aired
4.30.1988
Episode 22 Season 9
Big Apple Blues
Aired
3.19.1988
Episode 21 Season 9
On the Edge
Aired
3.12.1988
Edna Garrett
Blair Warner
Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey
Natalie Green
Joanne "Jo" Polniaczek
The Facts of Life began in August of 1979 and aired on NBC. It was a spin-off to the sitcom Diff'rent Strokes on which Charlotte Rae played Mrs. Garrett, housekeeper to Philip Drummond's household. In The Facts of Life, Mrs. Garrett has become headmistress to an exclusive girls school, Eastland. Although the series had a rocky start, including low ratings and a cast overhaul. The series went on to becomes one of the longest running sitcoms of the 80's. In the first season the stories revolved around Mrs. Garrett and her adjustment to her new job. The first season also introduced to us seven girls, Nancy, Blair, Sue Ann, Cindy, Molly, Natalie and Tootie. At the beginning of the second season, the cast was trimmed down to Mrs. Garrett and four primary girls, Blair, Tootie, Natalie and a new girl, Jo. These four girls would remain until the end of the series with Mrs. Garrett re-marrying and leaving in 1986 and Cloris Leachman coming in to play Mrs. Garrett's sister, Beverly Ann from 1986-1988. On November 18, 2001, ABC aired The Facts of Life Reunion, in which Mrs. Garrett, Natalie, Blair and Tootie reunite. First Telecast: August 24, 1979 Last Telecast: September 10, 1988 Episodes: 209 Color Episodes Theme Song: "The Facts of Life" Written by: Alan Thicke, Gloria Loring and Al Burton Sung by: Charlotte Rae (Season 1) and Gloria Loring (Seasons 2-9) Spin-off of : Diff'rent Strokes NBC Broadcast History August-September 1979----Fridays----8:30 p.m. March-May 1980----Fridays----8:30 p.m. June-July 1980----Wednesdays----9:30 p.m. August-October 1980----Fridays----8:30 p.m. November 1980-October 1981----Wednesdays----9:30 p.m. October 1981-August 1985----Wednesdays----9:00 p.m. September 1985-June 1986----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. June 1986-May 1987----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. June-July 1987----Wednesdays----9:00 p.m. July 1987-September 1988----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 35 or Better) #26 in the 1980-1981 Season #24 in the 1981-1982 Season #24 in the 1983-1984 Season #32 in the 1984-1985 Season #27 in the 1985-1986 Seasonmoreless