Stories

Before Carrie, Sissy Spacek's big TV breakthrough came on The Waltons "Sissy even looked like us with her red hair and freckles." April 15, 2024, 4:25PM
The Rifleman's Paul Fix preferred acting in the old days Fix liked the early eras of television so much more. April 15, 2024, 3:42PM
Tony Dow of ''Leave It to Beaver'' created a sculpture that was once in an exhibit at the Louvre More like "Louvre" It to Beaver, am I right? April 15, 2024, 3:31PM
Alan Hale risked life and limb for Gilligan's Island, according to Russell Johnson Neither bruise nor blood could deter the Skipper! April 15, 2024, 12:35PM
John Wayne once gifted Richard Boone a Rolls Royce In addition to being an excellent actor, Wayne was also an impeccable gift-giver. April 15, 2024, 11:55AM
John McIntire took the reins on Wagon Train and blazed his own trail instead of copying Ward Bond He didn't want to replicate his predecessor. April 15, 2024, 10:10AM
Meet Shawn Sheridan: Inside the Collection This collection will scare you and inspire you at the same time. April 14, 2024, 8:00PM
''Rifleman'' fans used to write Chuck Connors letters asking for parenting advice "I wouldn't presume to give advice on how to bring up children." April 12, 2024, 4:31PM
Tina Louise refused to do a scene until Gilligan creator Sherwood Schwartz stepped in The behind-the-scenes occurrence nearly ruined an episode. April 12, 2024, 3:21PM
The development of M*A*S*H's Radar O'Reilly, as told by Gary Burghoff Burghoff explains why there are two different versions of Radar. April 12, 2024, 2:16PM
Chuck Connors was told that he ''didn't have a chance'' of winning the role of Lucas McCain in ''The Rifleman'' How Connors' experience as a baseball player prepared him for the audition of a lifetime. April 12, 2024, 1:35PM
You can thank Don Messick's ''flexible voice'' for all your favorite cartoon characters Messick began his journey to becoming a voice actor when he was just an adolescent. April 12, 2024, 12:44PM
Burt Reynolds explains why he and Clint Eastwood were fired by Universal Studios Two Hollywood legends were sacked by the same company! April 12, 2024, 12:00PM
Jean Stapleton considered herself an introvert Offstage, she was much more reserved. April 12, 2024, 11:11AM
Clint Eastwood's disastrous screen test nearly ended his career before it started The actor described himself as a ''clod'' April 11, 2024, 3:14PM
Here's why Jean Vander Pyl called working on The Flintstones ''kind of like a homecoming'' The cast of The Flintstones already loved each other, even before the show began. April 11, 2024, 1:12PM
Here's how much Clint Eastwood made from his first acting contract Hint: It's not much! April 11, 2024, 12:29PM
Carroll O'Connor once said that ''All in the Family'' could have gone on without Archie Bunker O'Connor was aware that the success of the series didn't rest solely on his shoulders. April 11, 2024, 12:06PM
Being a family man in ''The Waltons'' taught Richard Waite maturity "It was the show that had a profound effect on me." April 10, 2024, 2:19PM
Richard Thomas and his costars stayed busy while on hiatus with The Waltons John-Boy on the importance of taking a break. April 10, 2024, 1:26PM
Ron Howard came to the defense of Jake Lloyd after the Phantom Menace backlash Howard was well into his directing career at that point, but he still remembered being under the microscope as a child star. April 10, 2024, 11:48AM
Dawn Wells: ''There's a lot of me in [Mary Ann].'' Mary Ann was the dream girl; Dawn Wells was the wonderful reality. April 10, 2024, 10:54AM
Johnny Crawford's father-son relationship with Chuck Connors was more than just acting The father-son duo didn't quit when the cameras stopped rolling. April 10, 2024, 10:31AM
Archie and Edith's chairs from ''All in the Family'' originally cost eight dollars at a thrift store The most famous chairs in the world were quite a deal. April 9, 2024, 1:54PM
Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, wanted Eddie Haskell to have his own show — so he created Bart Simpson "When I grow up, I'm gonna do my own show, and it's gonna star Eddie Haskell." April 9, 2024, 1:08PM
William Shatner's one big Star Trek regret Budget concerns hampered Shatner's vision. April 9, 2024, 10:52AM
Jackie Gleason fought to get Art Carney more money Gleason used his pull for his pal. April 9, 2024, 9:21AM
Darren McGavin first offered to star in the ''Kolchak'' series while they were still shooting ''The Night Stalker'' McGavin knew that he wasn't done playing Kolchak after the first television film. April 8, 2024, 11:56AM
Putting the ''aww'' in ''audition'': How Ron Howard won his first role He was 3 and tried out for an 8-year-old character! April 8, 2024, 11:19AM
Marathon Man: David Janssen's pursuit of excellence on 'The Fugitive' Janssen pushed hard to make the best show possible. April 8, 2024, 10:55AM
Gary Burghoff's hometown once offered to declare a ''Gary Burghoff Day'' to celebrate the M*A*S*H actor — here's why he refused Why Burghoff said no to what some consider the opportunity of a lifetime. April 8, 2024, 9:56AM
Your Me Madness 2024: Fan-favorite episodes winner! We take a look at your winner, plus the episodes that came close to taking the gold! April 8, 2024, 9:50AM
Remembering Stewart Berkowitz: Inside the Collection The brand-new season opened with an unforgettable collection of screen-used costumes and props. April 7, 2024, 7:00PM
Alan Alda once used his M*A*S*H knowledge to impress a doctor who was about to perform surgery on him Alda was able to use his brain in a dire situation. April 5, 2024, 4:41PM
Clint Eastwood loved signing autographs— at least in the beginning of his career The Rawhide star didn't mind getting stopped all the time! April 5, 2024, 2:26PM
13 of the most memorable Lisa Whelchel moments on Collector's Call Lisa Whelchel was an airline pilot, a Pinball Wizard, a bowling champion and much more during this season of Collector's Call. April 5, 2024, 1:51PM
Andy Griffith: ''If you really lived with Barney [Fife], you'd kill him in the second week.'' A real-life Barney Fife would be...interesting, to say the least. April 5, 2024, 1:00PM
Don Knotts' ''The Incredible Mr. Limpet'' was almost remade with Jim Carrey in the lead role Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, was signed on, too! April 5, 2024, 11:21AM
Frank Sinatra and Milton Berle played a hilarious prank on Jackie Gleason in the late '40s His famous pals tried to teach Jackie a lesson April 5, 2024, 10:47AM
Robet Conrad had a venomous close call on ''The Wild Wild West'' The story soon turned deadly. April 4, 2024, 3:20PM
Here's why Dick Van Dyke was intentionally kept out of ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' "Everyone loved Mary. What wasn't to love?" April 4, 2024, 2:25PM
Harvey Korman turned to directing when variety shows became scarce "I can't wait around." April 4, 2024, 2:00PM
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: ''The Jar'' - Starring Mr. Haney and Blacula! Pat Buttram gives the inside scoop. April 4, 2024, 11:37AM
Pernell Roberts actually saw a doctor for his problems with Bonanza "They always say that the hardest part of a journey is the first steps." April 3, 2024, 3:39PM
Pat Buttram — Mr. Haney from Green Acres — on his many Disney roles "The animators at Disney love my voice," said Buttram. April 3, 2024, 3:09PM
Mary Tyler Moore: "There was a heavy input of me in Laura [Petrie].'' Moore shared several similarities with the Petrie matriarch. April 3, 2024, 12:12PM