John Dempsey

Last Call For ‘Cheers’?


Will “Cheers” be the first No. 1 series in tv history that doesn’t return for another season because the network and the production company can’t agree on renewal terms? Reps and station sources say…

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Local Shows Gain Natl. Ground


More locally produced tv shows are going national than at any other time in syndication history. “This is probably the biggest trend I’ve seen so far at NATPE,” said Henry Siegel, chairman of LBS…

Jackie Gleason dies at 71


Jackie Gleason, 71, who as Ralph Kramden in the TV series, "The Honeymooners," created one of the enduring comic characters in American showbiz history, died June 24 of cancer of the colon and liver…

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