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, November 24

Andi Mack - "The Snorpion" (Disney Channel, 8:00PM ET/PT)
Andi invites Amber over for a sleepover; Buffy becomes frustrated when the basketball team captain TJ excludes her from gameplay.

K.C. Undercover - "Deleted!" (Disney Channel, 8:30PM ET/PT)
When Judy's new virus comes up, Judy threatens to send to The Organization there whole secret in the past, so its up to the Coopers to stop Judy and delete the camera footage from telling their secret.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of November 20)

Friday, November 24

  • Woody Harrelson (Cheers) - Watch Woody on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Paul Shaffer (A Year at the Top) - Paul is a musical guest on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Billy Crystal (The Comedians/Soap) - Billy is a guest on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patricia Heaton (The Middle/Back to You/Everybody Loves Raymond) - Patricia appears on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Reba McEntire (Reba/Malibu Country) - Reba performs on a repeat of LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your listings.
  • Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) - Eric appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whitney Cummings (Whitney) - Whitney is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Whoopi/Bagdad Cafe) - Whoopi stops by The Wendy Williams Show at 2am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Queen Latifah (Living Single) - Queen Latifah appears on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.


New on DVD/Blu-ray (November/December)

The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season Living Single - The Complete Third Season Alice - The Complete Sixth Season One Day at a Time - The Complete Series Fuller House - The Complete Second Season

11/07 - American Dad! - Volume 12
11/07 - Family Guy - Season Fifteen
11/07 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Third Season
11/14 - D.C. Follies - The Complete Series
11/21 - Living Single - The Complete Third Season
11/24 - Grandfathered - Season 1
12/05 - Alice - The Complete Sixth Season
12/05 - One Day at a Time - The Complete Series
12/05 - The Simpsons - The Eighteenth Season
12/05 - South Park - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray) / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5
12/12 - Fuller House - The Complete Second Season
12/19 - South Park - The Complete Sixth Season (Blu-ray) / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11
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