Monday, September 26, 2005

Another TV Legend Passes Away, This Time Don Adams

The legendary Don Adams passed away late Sunday of a lung infection. Mr. Adams was world famous for his role as Maxwell "Agent 86" Smart on the hits 1960's sitcom Get Smart. He won three Emmy awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for that role. The show itself won two Emmy's as well.

Later Don went on to star with Dick Van Patten in the short lived 1971 sitcom The Partners. Don revived Maxwell Smart in the 1980 big screen movie The Nude Bomb.
Don returned to stardom in the '80s with two series. One was an animated series that is probably just as popular as Get Smart. That is of course, Inspector Gadget. Personally, I grew up on that animated series, so that is what I will best know him as. After his voice stint as Gadget, he went on to star in the Canadian sitcom Check It Out for three years. But it was Get Smart that kept calling him back he came to that role two more times, once in a reunion movie in 1989 and once on a revival series for FOX in 1995, that only lasted seven episodes. Inspector Gadget also kept calling him back with various series and specials over the years, including a big screen movie.

He also guest starred on many series such as Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, Flip Wilson Show and Empty Nest.

Read more about Mr. Adams and his brilliant career here. We will all miss Don but we can relive Get Smart on DVD in 2006 from HBO Entertainment. Don "missed it by that much" on the DVDs. "Would you believe..." that? TV Land will pay tribute to Don with on-air promos and an online tribute at tvland.com. Don was 82 years old.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Friday, May 25

Champions - "Opening Night" (NBC, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Priya arrives unannounced as Matthew struggles with the new responsibilities Vince has given him.

Champions - "Deal or No Deal" (NBC, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Michael prepares for his first date as Vince and Matthew prepare to expand the gym. But an unexpected offer threatens to change all their lives forever.

The Thundermans - "The Thunder Games" (Nickelodeon, 7:30PM ET/PT)
Max and Phoebe advance to the final tryout for a spot on an elite superhero squad, but a new supervillain with a surprise connection to the Thunderman family may force them to sacrifice their crime fighting dream.

Knight Squad - "Do the Knight Thing" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
Warwick worries his fears will hinder the squad as Knight School quests begin; Warwick uses Fearless Fairies to make him immune to fear, but his decision puts the squad's quest in jeopardy.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of May 21)

Friday, May 25

  • Jamie Lee (Crashing) - Watch Jamie on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Alec chats about hosting the series Match Game on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Sutton Foster (Younger) - Sutton is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Vivica A. Fox (Mr. Box Office/Getting Personal/Out All Night) - Vivica appears on The Real, so check your local listings.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Fuller House/Full House) - Candace stops by Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Peyton Elizabeth Lee (Andi Mack) - Peyton is a guest on Access Live, so check your local listings.
  • Craig Robinson (Ghosted/Mr. Robinson/The Office) - Craig makes a divine dessert with Carla Hall on ABC's The Chew at 1pm ET/12pm PT/CT.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (March/April/May)

Atlanta - The Complete First Season Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season One Day at a Time - Season Two Perfect Strangers  - The Complete Third Season Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season

03/06 - Atlanta - The Complete First Season
03/06 - Curb Your Enthusiasm - The Complete Ninth Season
03/13 - The New Adventures of Old Christine - The Complete First Season
03/27 - One Day at a Time - Season Two
04/03 - Ballers - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/03 - 90's Sitcom (Just Shoot Me!/The Larry Sanders Show/Wings) Starter Set - Season 1 & 2 Bundle
04/10 - Vice Principals - The Compelte Series
04/17 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Third Season
05/08 - Dear White People - Season 1
05/08 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Final (Eighth) Season
05/29 - I'm Dying Up Here - Season 1
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