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Ready for some laughs? Check out the Comedy Central release Home Grown this week. Hurry and catch up with Army Wives: Season One so you can stay current with season two, and don't forget to check out the funny TBS sitcom My Boys.
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June 10, 2008 DVD Releases
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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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This week's DVD releases include a host of favorite shows from the 1970s. Get nostalgic with Adam-12, Emergency!, Good Times, and What's Happening!!...or if that's not your cup of tea, check out Six Feet Under, The O.C., and more!
Aug 22, 2005
August 23, 2005 DVD Releases
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The O.C.

The Complete Second Season

California, here we come! The O.C.'s second season has arrived on DVD--just in time for fans to catch up before the third season premieres on Thursday, September 8.

The second season of Fox's hit teen soap serves up even more passion, drama, and laughter than the first. We learn more about Ryan, Marissa, Summer, Seth, and the rest of the characters as they grow, change, and react to the fallout of their past decisions. Ryan's brother Trey arrives in Newport Beach; Sandy and Kirsten's perfect marriage begins to crumble; and Marissa gets creative with her love life. Plotlines thicken and tension increases, all leading up to the explosive season finale.

This seven-disc set includes 24 great episodes, audio commentaries, the extended creator's cut of "The Rainy ...

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Episode 22 Season 3
The Benefit Show
Aired
4.28.1979
Episode 21 Season 3
Dwayne's Debate
Aired
4.21.1979
Episode 20 Season 3
First Class Coach
Aired
4.7.1979
Episode 19 Season 3
The Last Page
Aired
3.31.1979
Episode 18 Season 3
The Thomas Treasure
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3.16.1979
Mrs. Mabel "Mama" Thomas (1976-1978)
Shirley Wilson (1977-1979)
Roger "Raj" Thomas
Freddie "Rerun" Stubbs
Dwayne Nelson
What's Happening!! was first seen in August of 1976 and was yet another urban situation comedy that came out in the 1970's and joined the ranks of Chico and the Man and Good Times. The series was loosely based on the 1975 movie Cooley High. The series centered around three black teens, Roger "Raj" Thomas, Dwayne Clemens, and Freddie "Rerun" Stubbs. Rerun had gotten his nickname because he kept on having to repeat high school courses that he had flunked. Also, by the end of the first season, Dwayne's last name had been changed to Nelson. The stories revolved around them struggling to grow up in a lower-middle class neighborhood. Others in the cast include, Raj's divorced mother, Mabel "Mama" Thomas who had her hands full with working full time and handling Raj and his bratty little sister Dee Thomas. Shirley Wilson was the sassy waitress who worked at the local hangout, Rob's Place. Raj and Dee's dad, Bill Thomas, was seen occasionally during the first two seasons. In the third and final season, Raj and Rerun had graduated high school and they moved in together and shared an apartment. By that time, the character of Mama had been dropped and Shirley was now living in the Thomas household. In 1985, the series returned in syndication under a new name, What's Happening Now!!. The revamped series had almost all the original stars returning to their roles and ran until 1988. First Telecast: August 5, 1976 Last Telecast: April 28, 1979 Episodes: 65 Color Episodes Theme Song: "What's Happening!!" Written by: Henry Mancini Performed by: Henry Mancini (Instrumental) Spin-offs: What's Happening Now!! ABC Broadcast History August 1976----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. November 1976-December 1976----Saturdays----8:30 p.m. December 1976-January 1978----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. January 1978-April 1978----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. April 1978-January 1979----Thursdays----8:30 p.m. February-March 1979----Fridays----8:30 p.m. March-April 1979----Saturdays----8:00 p.m. Nielsen Ratings: (Top 30 or Better) #25 in the 1976-1977 Season #29 in the 1978-1979 Seasonmoreless