A not-so-funny thing happened to the sitcom at the turn of the millennium. Viewer erosion, the reality TV explosion and a bloated economic model, among other factors, threatened to cripple a genre…
Before "Freaks and Geeks" there was "Square Pegs." Starring a pre-"Sex and the City" Sarah Jessica Parker, the show captured all the pain and pathos of what it was like to be a high school misfit in…
Even when you can't remember the name of an actor in a favorite sitcom from your childhood, chances are you can still hum the theme song. As composer Jonathan Wolff ("Seinfeld") explains: "A unique…
The 1960s TV saw such upheaval and change it could be discussed in four separate chunks: pre-1963, post-John. F. Kennedy assassination, pre-Vietnam, postwar protests.
When approached to throw together 500 or so words on the state of television comedy today, I was apprehensive; persons who are foolhardy enough to prognosticate on such things often come off sounding…
Both TV Land's Tom Hill and small-screen historian Tim Brooks rave about "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."
When it comes time to name classic shows of the 1970s, "WKRP in Cincinnati" seems to always be left off the list.
TV in the 1950s often existed as little more than radio with pictures: flickering video visits with stars made popular elsewhere. But certain shows and performers created programming so unique they…
" 'The Ernie Kovacs Show' was the first to use TV as a medium all of its own, not as a carryover from radio," says author Tim Brooks. "His camera tricks, that odd Nairobi Trio, the techno tricks…
"In the beginning, God created 'Lucy.' Everything else came from that." This bit of hyperbole from author and TV historian Bart Andrews is not far from the truth. Certainly "I Love Lucy," the 1951-57…
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$253.1M Disney -66.09%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$146.8M Paramount Pictures -73.58%
If I Stay
If I Stay3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$16.9M Warner Brothers / New Line -60.81%