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6 failed TV pilots starring Chuck Connors After The Rifleman, he typically played the bad guy! And one of these shows almost killed The Rifleman. June 23, 2021, 11:48AM
Jim Nabors and Courtney Cox costarred in a flop 1980s sitcom He played her uncle in a pilot that never got picked up. June 23, 2021, 8:52AM
6 reasons why John Astin is the most interesting star of 1960s television He knows more calculus than you do and rapped in the Sixties. June 22, 2021, 11:59AM
Robert Conrad couldn't escape his tough guy image — but he could dodge police! In 1971, Florida men claimed the classic TV star, known for daring stunts, assaulted them with a shoe. June 22, 2021, 11:33AM
R.I.P. Joanne Linville, who had memorable roles in Star Trek and The Twilight Zone She was the first woman to play a Romulan in the Trek universe. She was 93. June 22, 2021, 9:10AM
Alan Alda's vivid dreams led to one of M*A*S*H's most unforgettable episodes Here's proof that the stuff of the Hawkeye actor's nightmares made for great TV. June 21, 2021, 11:31AM
The truth behind the bogus ''attempted assassination'' of Michael Landon in 1967 The Bonanza star was more furious about the sensationalized news than the rocky incident that inspired it. June 21, 2021, 11:14AM
Sherwood Schwartz's favorite Brady Bunch episode was all about fatherhood Schwartz was "Father of the Year" himself for getting his son a job on the sitcom. June 18, 2021, 11:38AM
Meet the many ''Morticias'' who married The Addams Family creator Charles Addams The romantic cartoonist took three brides in his life. He said his final “I do” in a pet cemetery. June 18, 2021, 9:55AM
10 one-hit wonders from 1981 that you probably have never even heard If you know more than three of these songs, you might be the biggest music nerd in town. June 17, 2021, 5:10PM
R.I.P. Frank Bonner, the colorful Herb Tarlek of WKRP in Cincinnati The Arkansas native played one of the great characters of Seventies sitcoms. June 17, 2021, 2:13PM
10 defunct water parks you can never visit again Slap on a swimsuit and take a slide down memory lane! June 16, 2021, 9:34AM
A rare look at Andy's family life when The Andy Griffith Show premiered "I'm the best old man in the world," Andy boasted in 1960. June 16, 2021, 8:48AM
The V-Neck belonged to Morticia Addams in the Sixties Studios refused to let anyone copy Carolyn Jones' style. Including Lily Munster. June 16, 2021, 8:34AM
This standout Wagon Train guest star was an early proponent of plastic surgery Jan Sterling openly discussed her nose job in public. She also stole scenes as ''Annie Griffith'' on the hit Western. June 15, 2021, 11:00AM
Andy Griffith said Matlock was the ''best role he ever had on TV'' Yep, even better than Sheriff Taylor. Do you agree? June 14, 2021, 4:07PM
A much more mellow Don Rickles got invited to visit Mayberry The insult comic got married the same year he appeared on The Andy Griffith Show, and he said his wife helped keep the sting in his nightclub act. June 14, 2021, 1:48PM
The Addams Family tree expanded due to Cousin Itt's popularity Do you remember Aunt Trivia and Cousin Crimp? June 14, 2021, 9:18AM
The Waltons' Grandpa Will Geer had a special connection with his own grandfather On long walks in the woods, Geer's grandfather taught him how to see the world. June 11, 2021, 9:59AM
Barney Fife's bank robbery episodes reflected a real rise in heists in America In 1965, the deputy found $250,000 from a bank heist. That year, bank robbery losses hit the highest levels yet recorded: $3.9 million. June 10, 2021, 12:40PM
The two actors who played Henry Blake of M*A*S*H eerily died within hours of each other Both men had heart attacks. And it affected how the families broke the news. June 10, 2021, 9:27AM
10 reasons we really miss Burger Chef restaurants With its kooky characters, Star Wars posters, Brady Bunch actors, baseball meals and toppings bar, the fast-food chain was a '70s favorite! June 9, 2021, 2:39PM
R.I.P. Erin O'Brien, who played Andy Griffith's gal and the title character in the '77 Sunset Strip' pilot The former Tonight Show singer made her final TV acting appearance on Perry Mason. June 9, 2021, 10:47AM
Ellen Corby ''adopted'' Jon Walmsley as her grandson Most grandparents don't play favorites, but it's clear who Grandma's favorite Walton kid was. June 8, 2021, 10:01AM
Nobody predicted the crazy bidding war for Aunt Bee's dusty 1966 Studebaker Frances Bavier didn't learn to drive until the age of 50. After that, she only drove Studebakers. June 8, 2021, 9:17AM
Remembering Josie Lloyd, who played both the mayor's daughter and Goober's gal in Mayberry Her famous father opened the door to Hollywood. She later led a very private life. June 7, 2021, 2:02PM
Jodie Foster became a ''young Bette Davis'' after struggling to compete with The Waltons John-Boy was just too much competition for the future Oscar winner. June 7, 2021, 10:13AM
R.I.P. Clarence Williams III, the hip undercover detective Linc on The Mod Squad The former paratrooper later had memorable roles in Purple Rain and Twin Peaks. He was 81. June 7, 2021, 9:29AM
Early in his career, Andy Griffith was always billed as Deacon Andy Griffith Throughout the '50s, Griffith was known as "Deacon" to the public. June 4, 2021, 5:01PM
Ricky Nelson only performed on The Ed Sullivan Show once and his father is to blame Here's why the teen idol missed being on the show at the peak of his popularity. June 4, 2021, 2:07PM
How exactly did ''Chuck'' Connors get his nickname? It's complicated. The Rifleman actor, born Kevin, has contrasting origin stories behind his more famous first name! June 3, 2021, 5:30PM
7 classic TV actors who got famous from their very first role These stars all hit a home run on the first swing. June 3, 2021, 5:04PM
This wrestler-turned-actor from Monster Squad took the stage name Michael Landon really wanted Would you know the Bonanza star by any other name? June 3, 2021, 9:43AM
10 times Gavin MacLeod stole the show as a guest star on 1960s TV He was in sitcoms, Westerns and cop shows — more often than not as the villain! June 2, 2021, 3:13PM
R.I.P. Robert Hogan, the namesake of the Col. Hogan character on Hogan's Heroes He played a helicopter pilot on 'M*A*S*H' and the love interest of Alice on 'Alice'. June 2, 2021, 9:02AM
R.I.P. Arlene Golonka, love interest to both Howard and Sam in Mayberry The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D. actress was 85. June 1, 2021, 10:03PM
Now Available in the MeTV Store: The new Toony donut T-shirt and mug The "T" in T-shirt stands for Toony! June 1, 2021, 3:29PM
William Christopher once explained the influence of his religious family on Father Mulcahy The M*A*S*H actor thinks his grandmother would've rolled over in her grave to see him play a priest. June 1, 2021, 9:05AM
Jackie Coogan preferred playing Uncle Fester to ''The Kid'' alongside Charlie Chaplin Credited as the first-ever child star, Coogan turned 50 on The Addams Family, his favorite role in his long career. June 1, 2021, 8:49AM
Don Knotts met a real Barney Fife once directing a parade in his hometown The Andy Griffith Show star even shared a funny exchange with the local sheriff who had to deal with the deputy. June 1, 2021, 8:40AM
R.I.P. Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show Before becoming Stubing and Slaughter, he made memorable appearances in Mayberry. He was 90. May 29, 2021, 4:37PM
Ralph Waite and Michael Learned renewed their faith in love while making The Waltons When ''The Anniversary'' aired, the Waltons parents separately found real love with younger partners. May 28, 2021, 1:19PM
Raymond Burr didn't like when people called Perry Mason a ''whodunnit'' "Oh no — not that." Find out why Burr says you can't compare TV detectives to Perry Mason. May 28, 2021, 12:27PM
One of Lou Costello’s last roles was a dramatic part in Wagon Train It was the only serious character the legendary comedian ever played onscreen. May 27, 2021, 5:00PM
These two were nearly cast as Mike and Carol Brady The Brady Bunch could have had much different parents. May 27, 2021, 1:37PM
It took more than 100 different character designs to perfect The Pink Panther The "sophisticated bum" used pantomime to break language barriers and create a multi-million-dollar empire. May 27, 2021, 9:12AM
Raymond Burr was an unlikely choice to play Perry Mason, and toiled to prove everyone wrong "It's been six days a week, 18 to 20 hours a day," Burr said. "I just don't have time to eat." May 26, 2021, 1:35AM
A new Waltons movie with Richard Thomas is coming to television The original John-Boy actor will narrate a rebooted version of “The Homecoming.” May 25, 2021, 4:27PM
When Cloris Leachman appeared on Perry Mason, she was avoiding choosing a name for her baby girl There's a relatable reason why the actor and her husband took more than four months to name their newborn daughter! May 25, 2021, 3:23PM
New John Wayne T-Shirts now available in the MeTV Store Dress up with the Duke. May 25, 2021, 12:45PM