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R.I.P. Lee Aaker, child star who played Rusty in 'The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin' He later became a carpenter. He was 77. April 14, 2021, 10:35AM
Mike Farrell said B.J. was more likable than Trapper John Looks like we’ve got a popularity contest in the 4077th! April 14, 2021, 8:39AM
Just once Denver Pyle wanted to play the guy who gets the girl Aunt Bee was just another in a long line of ladies who rejected the veteran character actor onscreen. April 14, 2021, 8:31AM
Ann-Margret's TV debut came on The Flintstones She came a long way to become a superstar: from living in a funeral home to singing "Bye, Bye Birdie" to babysitting Pebbles. April 13, 2021, 3:24PM
8 great Looney Tunes shorts that don’t star any main characters Even without Daffy or Bugs, these cartoons are classics. April 13, 2021, 1:13PM
Harry Morgan had trouble finding the right personality for Col. Potter when he joined M*A*S*H He wanted to make Potter ''more wacky'' and keep an iconic piece of Henry Blake's costume. April 13, 2021, 11:20AM
MeTV presents The Month of Mayberry throughout May Our mammoth month-long celebration of 'The Andy Griffith Show' runs May 2-28. April 12, 2021, 1:56PM
Mike Farrell was not a big fan of TV until M*A*S*H came along "Someone offered me a pilot role before this and I rejected it," he said in 1975. April 12, 2021, 11:19AM
Peter Falk admitted that one form of acting gave him an ''anxiety attack'' The year 1972 had its ups and down for the Columbo star. April 12, 2021, 11:12AM
Ken Curtis said Festus had more to offer Gunsmoke than Chester Goode "Chester was always whining along behind Matt," Curtis joked. April 12, 2021, 8:33AM
The creator of Maverick wrote tongue-in-cheek instructions for making the show "Writers and directors of Maverick are requested to live dangerously." April 9, 2021, 2:42PM
Ron Howard wasn't stoked when Henry Winkler stole the spotlight on Happy Days “I was still in every scene, and my parts were the same, but I felt awkward,” Howard said. April 9, 2021, 1:48PM
The Three Stooges said children would attack them in public A nine-year-old thwacked them with a cane on the boardwalk. April 9, 2021, 1:40PM
R.I.P. James Hampton, F Troop bugler and Michael J. Fox's dad in Teen Wolf The Oklahoma native also played a ranch hand on The Doris Day Show. April 8, 2021, 11:49AM
Elizabeth MacRae had to ''relearn'' her Southern accent to play Lou-Ann Poovie The well-educated performer utilized method acting to play Gomer's girlfriend. April 8, 2021, 11:15AM
Bernard Fox wanted Malcolm Merriweather to replace Barney Fife The actor who played Andy's English valet once shared his dream of what happened after Malcolm left Mayberry. April 8, 2021, 8:38AM
The network wanted to make Gunsmoke 90 minutes long, but James Arness shot that idea down He also proudly described the Western as "drab and dirty." April 7, 2021, 11:52AM
Andy Griffith got his start earning $35 and performing at banks The actor returned to North Carolina for a hero's welcome in 1958. April 6, 2021, 10:56AM
Ward Bond transformed stuntmen into TV stars on Wagon Train Both Frank McGrath and Terry Wilson thanked Ward Bond for yanking them out of grueling stunts into the spotlight. April 6, 2021, 9:59AM
Gary Burghoff turned down millions when M*A*S*H begged him to come back Do you think Radar should've been paid as much as Hawkeye? April 6, 2021, 9:23AM
Chuck Jones and Bugs Bunny had deep ties to the world of competitive square dancing The cartoon legend emceed dancing events and drew covers for square dancing magazines. April 5, 2021, 1:44PM
Find out who won the 2021 Me Madness Toonyment! One iconic cartoon character beat out all the rest. April 5, 2021, 1:31PM
John Ritter's dad rejected his acting until he took this ''respectable'' role on The Waltons Country singer Tex Ritter just didn't see acting as something any man should do with his life. April 5, 2021, 9:55AM
R.I.P. Gloria Henry, the mom on Dennis the Menace The actress behind Mrs. Mitchell died one day following her 98th birthday. April 5, 2021, 9:48AM
Vote for your favorite Bugs Bugs cartoon… and we'll show the winner! Watch 'Toon In With Me' on Friday, May 7, at 7AM | 6C to see the winner of our fan poll! April 2, 2021, 4:42PM
Don Grady was a trouble-making teen rebel until My Three Sons changed his attitude He got in with the wrong crowd in high school. By 19, his mom became his closest friend. April 2, 2021, 11:17AM
R.I.P. Amy Johnston, Vinnie Barbarino's love on Welcome Back, Kotter She also played Buddy Holly's girlfriend in The Buddy Holly Story. April 2, 2021, 9:40AM
Chuck Connors wrote his own Rifleman story to get Lucas McCain a kiss You might recognize this love interest from a famous Twilight Zone. April 1, 2021, 4:09PM
Leonard Nimoy said this is what everyone got wrong about Spock The actor revealed his biggest pet peeve while playing the human/Vulcan hybrid. March 31, 2021, 9:42AM
Rance Howard won baby Ron Howard his debut movie role by jumping off a balcony Here's a father who would do anything to see his son succeed. It took a tomahawk to get baby Ron to cry on cue. March 31, 2021, 9:29AM
Mike Minor asked Linda Kaye Henning on a date his first day on Petticoat Junction Their instant chemistry made for a genuine, wholesome romance that producers spun into hit TV. March 30, 2021, 12:14PM
Here's who's playing Fred and Ethel in the upcoming I Love Lucy movie 'Being the Ricardos' is now filming. March 30, 2021, 11:06AM
8 forgotten Easter television specials from the Seventies and Eighties Did you grow up watching these animated specials with Bugs, Snoopy and Burl Ives? March 30, 2021, 10:31AM
Once John-Boy's love interest on The Waltons, Kathleen Quinlan shaped her own image in Hollywood The Oscar-nominated actor pushed back when producers said she was too "strange-looking" to be a star. March 30, 2021, 8:36AM
Harry Morgan's biggest regret as an actor was changing his name "I'm all in favor of remembering one's roots," Morgan said. March 29, 2021, 11:02AM
Let's not forget that Beverly Clearly wrote Leave It to Beaver books, too The beloved American author passed away at the age of 104. March 29, 2021, 10:17AM
The Andy Griffith Show appears in the Looney Tunes animated universe So that's what a cartoon Mayberry looks like. March 29, 2021, 9:41AM
New statue honoring Leonard Nimoy announced in Boston The news comes on what would have been Nimoy's 90th birthday March 26, 2021, 9:24AM
R.I.P. Richard Gilliland, actor on 'Designing Women' and 'The Waltons' He played Mary Ellen Walton's second husband and married his 'Designing Women' costar in real life. March 25, 2021, 4:40PM
R.I.P. Jessica Walter, the 'Arrested Development' star with six decades of TV credits She worked with everyone from Ron Howard and William Shatner to Wonder Woman and Mannix. March 25, 2021, 3:00PM
George Lucas and Star Wars had a hand in keeping classic Looney Tunes alive The Duck Dodgers sequel was meant to show before a blockbuster sequel. March 25, 2021, 1:24PM
The Mayberry farmer was a Perry Mason medical examiner and Star Trek pioneer Jon Lormer can be seen all over classic TV. March 25, 2021, 10:13AM
R.I.P. George Segal, Oscar-nominated comedy legend of TV and film He was a go-to leading man for rom-coms in the 1970s. March 24, 2021, 11:06AM
Is Wile E. Coyote really one of the ''nastiest'' TV villains of all time? TV Guide counted the hapless coyote among classic baddies like the Borg and the Joker. But Chuck Jones saw him as a victim. March 23, 2021, 12:23PM
Ron Howard made an exit plan to grow out of kiddie roles He said The Andy Griffith Show had his back early on, helping him go much further than the average child star. March 23, 2021, 10:31AM
Here's a peek into Andy Griffith's backyard wedding to a Seventies ''flower child'' Ken Berry said the bride and groom made the most unlikely couple he ever saw. March 23, 2021, 9:33AM
This M*A*S*H actor played the Martian Manhunter in a failed Justice League TV pilot Can you guess which 4077th member became an alien superhero? March 23, 2021, 9:25AM
Happy Days wrote an entire episode around the weirdest Guinness World Record holder Fonzie's cousin was a non-actor who also appeared on the Tonight Show for his unique abilities. March 22, 2021, 3:14PM
William Shatner essentially played Walter White three decades before 'Breaking Bad' Shatner played a chemistry teacher turned drug manufacturer. Sound familiar? March 22, 2021, 10:22AM