Stories

Before he was Marshal Dillon, James Arness was the terrorizing ''giant carrot'' in The Thing Was Arness truly ashamed of his role as the Thing? Not so, according to the man himself. November 28, 2020, 9:00PM
The star and the director of the 1961 'Combat!' pilot died in separate helicopter accidents 30 years later Former colleagues Vic Morrow and Boris Sagal perished within months of each other. November 25, 2020, 3:07PM
Saturday Morning Cartoons are coming to MeTV this January! Get ready for Bugs, Daffy, Tom & Jerry, Popeye and more! November 25, 2020, 9:00AM
A determined fan used his wedding to break through Frances Bavier's wall of silence You could say he was the last fan to get advice from Aunt Bee. November 24, 2020, 3:57PM
Virginia Grey's own love story was more tragic than her romance with Major Seth Adams on Wagon Train The overlooked Hollywood beauty played Seth Adams' lost soulmate, but in the real world, her real soulmate, Clark Gable, got snatched away. November 24, 2020, 10:00AM
Andy Griffith once teased Don Knotts for not being a ''tough dad'' Don's daughter Karen tells a hilarious story about Andy's parenting advice behind the scenes of The Andy Griffith Show. November 24, 2020, 8:58AM
The Big Lebowski once appeared on Walton's Mountain, as the first writer John-Boy ever meets Richard Thomas said his episode with David Huddleston was one of his favorites. November 23, 2020, 8:50AM
The beloved actor behind this loathsome M*A*S*H officer truly loved playing bad guys Kevin Hagen is famous for playing a kind TV doctor on Little House, but this cold-hearted colonel was much more his style. November 23, 2020, 8:40AM
Barbara Baldavin had close ties to Star Trek production — and they still forgot her character's name Did you ever catch this character's two different names in ''Shore Leave''? November 20, 2020, 3:46PM
The history of how Thanksgiving helped make silly home videos a surprise TV hit A massive holiday snowstorm helped make viral videos an American tradition. November 20, 2020, 8:54AM
This unique M*A*S*H episode is basically a Hawkeye one-man show It’s the only episode that features just one main cast member. November 19, 2020, 4:15PM
There’s only one Gunsmoke episode where Chester, Quint and Festus all appear Another rare occurrence — Festus gets a shave! November 18, 2020, 11:46AM
Andy's dad Carl Griffith made a brief cameo on The Andy Griffith Show Here's why some say Carl was the inspiration for Sheriff Andy. November 17, 2020, 9:15AM
Alan Alda perfectly explains how meaningful it is to own a family dog Alda is much more of a dog lover compared to Hawkeye. Every dog owner can relate. November 17, 2020, 9:03AM
The co-creators of Scooby Doo wrote together before they ever met Ken Spears and Joe Ruby recently passed away just months apart. November 16, 2020, 1:47PM
Did you notice that the same minor criminal appeared in both Adam-12 and Dragnet? What's the deal with ''Steve Deal''? November 16, 2020, 1:29PM
Henry Winkler adored Fonzie's soulmate but said he "straightened out too much" "Beautiful, delicate, majestic," Winkler described Linda Purl. November 16, 2020, 9:14AM
This Flintstones dodo shares cartoon DNA with Tweety and Foghorn Leghorn We connect the dots between cartoon birds of a feather. November 16, 2020, 8:48AM
This Kolchak guest-star was the astrologer for both Star Wars and Ronald Reagan Joyce Jillson read the stars to pick May 25, 1977, for Star Wars! November 13, 2020, 5:12PM
Aunt Effie from Mama's Family was actually a writer on the show from Ken Berry's hometown Dorothy Van met and befriended her idol Shirley Temple through church, too. November 12, 2020, 1:25PM
7 things you never noticed about the Columbo pilot, ''Prescription: Murder'' Peter Falk does not appear for the first 30 minutes… and was not the first actor to play Columbo. November 12, 2020, 10:01AM
Mark Lenard played three different aliens opposite the original Star Trek cast He played a Romulan, a Vulcan and a Klingon. Important ones, too. November 11, 2020, 3:24PM
Peter Falk credits fans for Columbo's lasting legacy "I'm just so grateful toward them." November 11, 2020, 11:30AM
Watch Christmas classics this Sunday with A Very Merry MeTV! Watch holiday episodes, specials and movies every Sunday through Christmas. November 11, 2020, 11:26AM
There's a big inside joke that explains this marvelous overlooked Mayberry character Andy Clyde had a doppelgänger behind the scenes of The Andy Griffith Show. November 10, 2020, 10:14AM
MeTV remembers Alex Trebek with special episodes of Mama's Family and Cheers See Thelma Harper and Cliff Clavin on Jeopardy! this Friday, November 13, at 9PM | 8C. November 10, 2020, 10:07AM
The unfortunate circumstances that led to the mysterious, abrupt departure of Julie March from Matlock Home was where the heart was for both Andy Griffith and Julie Sommars. November 9, 2020, 11:39AM
Norman Lloyd, the oldest living television star in Hollywood, just celebrated his 106th birthday Who else can claim to have worked with both Hitchcock and LeBron James? November 9, 2020, 11:21AM
R.I.P. Norm Crosby, comedian who always knew the wrong words to say He performed for Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson and guest starred on Adam-12 three times. November 9, 2020, 10:25AM
There's a secret love triangle hidden in this Adam-12 episode The Emergency! crossover episode gives us an excuse to unpack how Julie London was married to Jack Webb before Bobby Troup. November 9, 2020, 9:09AM
The sentimental reason why Earl Hamner had his son write the ending of The Waltons It was the perfect way to end a show that's a true celebration of family. November 9, 2020, 8:44AM
R.I.P. Alex Trebek, the beloved longtime host of Jeopardy! The legendary game show host died at the age of 80. November 8, 2020, 12:09PM
Adam-12 had a crossover with Emergency! and the very idea was a huge plot hole To Emergency!'s Gage and DeSoto, Adam-12's characters went from fantasy to reality. Let us explain. November 6, 2020, 5:07PM
Billy Warlock got his role on Happy Days by playing Mork's stunt double After roller skating for Robin Williams, he became a soap opera regular. November 6, 2020, 3:59PM
The 1954 sci-fi classic 'Them!' is riddled with soon-to-be-famous TV stars… and giant ants Where else can you see Daniel Boone, Marshal Matt Dillon and Mr. Spock face massive bugs? November 6, 2020, 10:16AM
Chuck Connors wrote about the ''hazardous'' task of casting a new female lead on The Rifleman He met dozens of women before finding Patricia Blair. November 5, 2020, 10:37AM
Here's why Guy Williams joined the Cartwright family on Bonanza and quickly disappeared The Westerns tried to switch a son for a nephew at its peak of popularity. November 4, 2020, 1:20PM
While James Arness was on Gunsmoke, his brother Peter Graves starred in a British Western series Yes, the British had Westerns, too. They're in Australia. November 4, 2020, 10:23AM
Ron Howard and his wife recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first date He still has the same 1970 VW Bug he picked her up in! November 2, 2020, 2:55PM
Sportscaster Bob Costas loves The Rifleman as much as you do "The Rifleman is my favorite Western of all time," Costas reveals in a new interview. November 2, 2020, 11:24AM
Watch the history-making M*A*S*H finale November 11 on MeTV See "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" with cast interviews on Veterans Day. November 2, 2020, 11:11AM
There's a simple reason you don't see a jury much on Perry Mason. Well, two reasons. For a legal drama, you sure don't see a lot of juries. November 2, 2020, 11:04AM
M*A*S*H creator explained why the singing captain only appears for one season "I wish we had done more episodes with him as Captain Spalding." November 2, 2020, 9:09AM
Hal Smith faced a little backlash for playing Otis Campbell "I enjoy making people happy as Otis." November 2, 2020, 8:49AM
Introducing the new Svengoolie Mugs Beverages not included. October 31, 2020, 8:00AM
The Highway Patrol was not the ''Highway Patrol'' in the first episode of Highway Patrol Pay close attention to the doors on the police cars. October 30, 2020, 4:30PM
The ''Stranger'' of Mayberry later became of mayor of 'Newhart' Really, Floyd the Barber was the true stranger in this tale. October 30, 2020, 4:20PM
This is definitely not George C. Scott with his wife on Columbo The myth still persists that the Patton star made an uncredited cameo. October 29, 2020, 3:20PM
A producer of The Rifleman snuck his family name into the show multiple times Do you recognize the name "Merar"? October 29, 2020, 11:19AM
Henry Winkler revealed how The Fonz saved Rocky Winkler helped newcomer Sylvester Stallone keep the rights to his boxing script. October 29, 2020, 11:11AM