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This familiar Perry Mason judge died during production Morris Ankrum was in dozens of cult-classic sci-fi flicks and Westerns. July 6, 2020, 2:13PM
Ron Howard reunited with Opie's first housekeeper on Happy Days Rose never returned to Mayberry, but she popped up on Happy Days! July 6, 2020, 11:50AM
10 fascinating little details you never noticed in ''Mayberry Goes Hollywood'' This early favorite had ties to Superman, Kojak and Italian opera. July 6, 2020, 11:48AM
Collector's Call Web Extras: A ''Fab'' Beatles basement! Beatles Colorforms, Beatles dolls, Beatle Bugles, Beatles… talcum powder? July 5, 2020, 8:30PM
R.I.P. Hugh Downs, who once held the record for most hours on network television His sidekick role on The Tonight Show led to gigs hosting Concentration and 20/20. July 2, 2020, 3:53PM
R.I.P. Marvyn Roy, the Ed Sullivan Show magician nicknamed ''Mr. Electric'' He was famous for his light bulb tricks on The Ed Sullivan Show. July 2, 2020, 3:21PM
7 fab things you never knew about The Beatles cartoon This Sixties Saturday morning favorite predicted the future. See a Beatles-themed Collector's Call on July 5 at 9:30PM | 8:30C! July 2, 2020, 3:09PM
In Memoriam: Remembering the TV stars we have lost in 2020 Looking back at the actors, creators, comedians and musicians who made television great. July 1, 2020, 12:10PM
Even the Beatles cashed in on Happy Days, much to the chagrin of John and Ringo 'Rock 'n' Roll Music' was released at the height of Fonzie mania. June 30, 2020, 2:21PM
Alan Alda, Ron Howard, William Shatner and others pay tribute to Carl Reiner "As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light." June 30, 2020, 11:25AM
R.I.P. Johnny Mandel, Grammy winner and composer of M*A*S*H theme song He played in jazz bands and studied at Julliard before composing for film and TV. June 30, 2020, 10:52AM
MeTV Celebrates Carl Reiner beginning Sunday, July 5 Watch Reiner's personal favorite episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show at 11PM | 10C. June 30, 2020, 10:46AM
R.I.P. Carl Reiner, legendary creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show The mind behind some of Hollywood's funniest moments was 98. June 30, 2020, 9:20AM
R.I.P. Linda Cristal, the Golden Globe-winning star of The High Chaparral The Argentinian actress was 89. June 30, 2020, 8:56AM
Elizabeth MacRae played the love interest to three different Mayberry actors Remember her as Betty, Lou-Ann… and Ladyfish? June 29, 2020, 3:09PM
Andy Griffith had a different episode in mind for The Andy Griffith Show premiere Sorry, Aunt Bee! Do you agree with Andy or the producers? Watch both episodes on Tuesday, June 30! June 29, 2020, 9:52AM
Mike Farrell's real wife appeared in eight episodes of M*A*S*H Their love story spans 20 years and ended when M*A*S*H did. June 29, 2020, 9:20AM
Collector's Call Web Extras: The world's largest collection of board games! Jeff Bauspies has a "Monopoly" on board games. June 28, 2020, 8:30PM
8 rocking things you never knew about Suzi Quatro of Happy Days The pioneering ''Leather'' rocker has ties to Bob Seger, Talking Heads and Twin Peaks. June 26, 2020, 3:50PM
A stranger once gave Carol Burnett $1,000 to help jumpstart her career He gave it to her with a few conditions. June 26, 2020, 1:47PM
10 actors from classic TV shows who share famous names Keith Richards, Michael Fox and James Bond all appeared in classic television. June 25, 2020, 3:18PM
Here's your first look at the new Muppets series It's the first Muppet series in five years. June 24, 2020, 2:11PM
Just one actress dated Sheriff Andy, Hoss, The Rifleman and Maverick She went from scream queen to femme fatale — with a stop in Mayberry. June 24, 2020, 10:12AM
These actors in The Twilight Zone's ''Kick the Can'' were father and son in real life This heartbreaking scene hits home even more. June 23, 2020, 3:27PM
10 details you never noticed in The Andy Griffith Show episode ''Opie's Newspaper'' Learn how war stories, haunted houses and high school memories influenced this beloved tale. June 23, 2020, 11:46AM
Jeff Maxwell explained why Igor's name changed on M*A*S*H Please stop saying he flubbed his lines. June 22, 2020, 4:22PM
The MeTV Store presents: The Svengoolie at Home Box This fun kit comes with a puzzle cube, activity book, stress bat and so much more! June 22, 2020, 11:14AM
10 things that came and went while Gunsmoke was on the air The long-running western outlasted many products, bands and major historical periods. June 22, 2020, 11:11AM
Sheriff Andy's ''cousin'' Gloria played a notable Star Trek role The episode was even written by Shari Lewis the puppeteer! June 22, 2020, 9:23AM
Collector's Call Web Extras: Pac-Man collectibles you'll want to gobble up! Check out a Pac-Man bike, lamp, sled, skates and more! June 21, 2020, 8:30PM
Don Knotts starred in a flop comedy from Dragnet creator Jack Webb 'The Last Time I Saw Archie' was the last time we saw Webb on the big screen. June 19, 2020, 9:43AM
The writers for The Carol Burnett Show hated “The Family” sketch at first They didn't think Vicki Lawrence should play Carol Burnett's mother. June 17, 2020, 3:56PM
Tom Selleck was once rejected as Laverne's date on Laverne & Shirley They said he looked too much like a certain advertising mascot. June 17, 2020, 10:50AM
8 fascinating things you never knew about Dennis Weaver The man behind Chester was also a skilled athlete and meditation guru. June 16, 2020, 3:34PM
10 celebrities you forgot were on The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Everyone from Robert Redford to Gloria Swanson to Christopher Lee! June 16, 2020, 10:45AM
Al Molinaro made his TV debut on Green Acres at the age of 50 You're never too old to get your big break on an L.A. billboard. June 15, 2020, 4:09PM
The 10 biggest toys of the 1950s year by year One decade gave us Barbie, Matchbox, Mr. Potato Head and so much more! June 15, 2020, 11:24AM
This is arguably the most darling song to Sheriff Andy on The Andy Griffith Show Read the lyrics to the final verse never heard on the show. June 15, 2020, 11:20AM
Collector's Call Web Extras: Marilyn Monroe items from the icon herself See clothing, makeup, books, stemware, stationary and more belonging to the American icon. June 14, 2020, 8:30PM
Lee Meriwether quietly appeared with the Munsters house decades before she played Lily Munster A 'Leave It to Beaver' episode snuck in a couple of pop culture icons. June 12, 2020, 3:39PM
9 TV shows that were too ahead of their time in the early 1970s Even Norman Lear and the M*A*S*H creators came up with some overly ambitious flops. June 11, 2020, 1:56PM
8 times Buck Rogers in the 25th Century ripped off Star Trek and Star Wars in the best ways Space music, space court and space vampires – oh my! June 10, 2020, 5:00PM
11 things you never noticed in the Andy Griffith Show episode ''Barney's Bloodhound'' It's hard to say who was a harder worker — the dog or Howard Morris. June 10, 2020, 4:58PM
Gail Fisher of 'Mannix' was the first black actor with a speaking part in a national commercial The Peggy Fair actress sure had a lot of firsts. June 9, 2020, 4:07PM
5 things you never knew about The Flintstones episode “The Hit Song Writers” Hoagy Carmichael, a near fatal car accident and…roosters? June 9, 2020, 2:06PM
''No more Rice Krispies'' was once this M*A*S*H actor's worst nightmare You will be singing at the breakfast table for weeks after watching this classic commercial. June 9, 2020, 9:26AM
Amanda Blake was scared to work with Bette Davis on Gunsmoke She was “absolutely petrified” at first, according to James Arness. June 8, 2020, 3:35PM
The 10 most powerful closing statements from The Twilight Zone Rod Serling's narrations continue to ring true. June 8, 2020, 2:21PM
The Waltons creator was proud to give John Ritter his first big Hollywood role John Ritter and John-Boy were best friends backstage. June 8, 2020, 1:05PM
Collector's Call Web Extras: The largest Mickey Mouse collection in the world! This Guinness World Record holder owns more than 14,000 pieces of Mickey merch! June 7, 2020, 8:30PM