02:34 PM EDT 09/16/2014
Originally posted 09/12/2014 07:00AM
Do you remember what you were doing in September 1994? Spending an inordinate amount of time in coffee houses, perhaps? Or were you getting some extra mileage out of your Green Day cassette?
In any case, one stereotypically '90s thing you probably weren't doing at the time was sporting "The Rachel," because at the time, not even Rachel had it. Friends debuted on Sept. 22, 1994.
But what's remarkable about that month in TV history is that it didn't just mark the beginning of Friends; it also gave pop culture other long-running shows, including ER, Chicago Hope, Party of Five and Touched by an Angel.
Twenty years later, we're looking back at when these shows premiered – back before anyone knew we'd still be watching a few weeks, let alone a few decades, down the line.
Originally posted 03/24/2014 12:00PM
Killing off a main character in a television show is a risky move: You're upending the show's world (and putting a coworker out of a job) in the hope that the shake-up will lead to something greater down the line. And guess what? Despite the ministrations of fans, who claim that they will never watch their favorite show without [insert character name here], it often works!
Below, 13 shows that did the same thing The Good Wife did Sunday night, and not only survived, but thrived.
Originally posted 01/25/2012 10:55AM
James Farentino, a handsome, darkly intense actor who also made headlines thanks to his fiery private life, died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Hospital on Tuesday after a lengthy illness, a family spokesman told the Associated Press. He was 73.
A "Most Promising Newcomer" Golden Globe winner in 1967, Farentino racked up 100 TV credits, including his 1978 Emmy-nominated Saint Peter on the mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (said to be his favorite role) and recurring roles on Dynasty, Melrose Place, The Bold Ones: The Lawyers and ER, as the estranged father to George Clooney's character.
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