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2012
Mar
5
 
 
Whoa. It's been 30 years since John Belushi died of a drug overdose on March 5, 1982, at the age of just 33. One of Saturday Night Live's breakout regulars at its 1975 premiere, he's a big reason the show is still airing today. Here's one of Belushi's TV classics -- mimicking eccentric '60s soulman/Woodstock act Joe Cocker...right next to Cocker, in 1976. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
2
 
 
It's almost worth sitting through PBS pledge drives just to see the great music specials they bribe us with. This weekend, it's Big Band Vocalists with Peggy Lee, June Christy, Perry Como, the Andrews Sisters, and many more. (Check local times, but here are a few on Saturday: New York's WNET/13 at 8 p.m., Philadelphia's WHYY/12 at 6 p.m., Chicago's WTTW/11 at 7 p.m.) Also this weekend on public TV stations: Superstars of '70s Soul (check listings). - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
1
 
 
You knew we'd have to post this -- former Monkees heartthrob Davy Jones' legendary 1971 appearance on The Brady Bunch. Kiss-o-rama! (There's plenty more Davy online, but we decided to skip his Dr. Phil appearance.) - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
29
 
 
It's less than 4 weeks now until Mad Men starts Season 5 on AMC March 25. But where did the Emmy-winner leave off oh-so-many months ago? Jon Hamm and friends remind us about the show's "unanswered questions." - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
28
 
 
"Cab Calloway: Sketches" is now streaming complete, in case you missed its PBS "American Masters" premiere. Click the link for the whole hour. Or sample the clip above for its tasty blend of vintage footage and smart commentary on the livewire "Hi-De-Ho" bandleader. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
24
 
 
The UK version of Being Human starts its fourth season Saturday night at 9 ET on BBC America. Whether or not you watch Syfy's Monday night adaptation, it's worth revisiting the original, and this recap keeps you current on the popular series' ever-evolving action. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
21
 
 
Sammy kisses Archie! It created a sensation on CBS' breakthrough topical comedy All in the Family, and it happened 40 years ago this week. Revisit the scene above, then be sure to visit the invaluable Archive of American Television. Hear firsthand what writers, directors, stars and fans have to say about TV tackling race relations via Emmy-winner Carroll O'Connor and guest Sammy Davis Jr. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
11
 
 
Here's a peek at Julianne Moore's Sarah Palin in HBO's March 10 original movie Game Change (from the team behind the pay cabler's Emmy-winning Recount). Its dramatization of 2008's Republican presidential run co-stars Ed Harris as John McCain, with Woody Harrelson as a campaign strategist. - DW
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
5
 
 
Fall season pilot episodes are always a dicey thing for critics to write about, because you never know what the networks will change before the show finally hits air. So now that critics are writing about the 2010 Hawaii Five-0 pilot's awful "update" of the show's iconic theme music...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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