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 ...
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.
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The Dukes of Hazzard is the latest in a long and
illustrious line of television shows that have been ported
over to the big screen. Television shows being turned into
movies used to be a novelty; now, it's a necessity. With
spiraling budgets and jaded audiences, Hollywood is searching
for surefire hits. Sometimes it works. Other times, it's
The Mod Squad.
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The Mod Squad involved three hipper-than-hip undercover cops with a touch of menace and plenty of attitude. Younger looking than they were, these three police officers were able to earn the confidence of the bad guys, infiltrate their domain, and then bust their backsides while still looking good.
Miami Vice was still a decade away. The Mod Squad paved the way for hip and happening PO-lice on TV!moreless