Monday, January 02, 2017

My Two Dads Joins UP TV; Remembering M*A*S*H Star William Christopher

My Two Dads

My Two Dads has also joined UP TV effective today (Monday, Jan. 2). The sitcom also joins Antenna TV this weekend as we mentioned, airing Sunday nights at 11pm & 11:30pm. UP TV is airing it weekdays at 7:00am & 7:30am, right before Growing Pains at 8:00am. In the sitcom, Joey and Michael (Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan), who fought over the same woman 13 years ago now have, upon her death, been awarded joint custody of her daughter (Staci Keanan) – who might be either of theirs. So how do the men settle their problems? With a paternity test? No way. Instead, they all move in together to raise Nicole as a two-dad nuclear family. Under the watchful eye of the family court judge, dads and daughter adjust to their new family situation. My Two Dads originally aired from 1987-90 on NBC with 60 episodes and starred Staci Keanan, Paul Reiser and Greg Evigan. The sitcom has not aired in reruns since the early 2000s when USA Network aired the series. The sitcom joins UP TV's family line-up of Growing Pains, 7th Heaven, Parenthood, Everybody Hates Chris and more. UP TV: We Get Family!


William Christopher

Actor William Christopher, who was best known for playing Father Mulcahy in M*A*S*H, has died. He died at his home in Pasadena, California on December 31, 2016, from small-cell carcinoma. Mr. Christopher was 84.

Christopher's early sitcom guest appearances included Hank, The Patty Duke Show, The Andy Griffith Show (2 episodes) and Hogan's Heroes (4 episodes). He appeared in the drama 12 O'Clock High and western Death Valley Days.

He had a recurring role as Pvt. Lester Hummel in 16 episodes of the CBS sitcom Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. from 1965-1968. He guest starred in two episodes of That Girl as Chippy Dolan in 1969-1970.

M*A*S*H

Christopher starred as Father Francis Mulcahy in the CBS sitcom M*A*S*H, which aired from 1972-1983. He began appearing in the second episode, as George Morgan played the character in the pilot episode. He was a recurring character for seasons 1-4 and a series regular for seasons 5-11. Father Mulcahy was a Roman Catholic priest, and served as a US Army chaplain assigned to the 4077th. He was a First Lieutenant (O-2) and later was promoted to a Captain (O-3) U.S.A.R.. Christopher was interviewed for Memories of M*A*S*H in 2001, M*A*S*H: TV Tales in 2002 and the M*A*S*H: 30th Anniversary Reunion in 2002.

AfterMASH

He was joined by M*A*S*H cast members Harry Morgan (Col. Sherman Potter) and Jamie Farr (Max Klinger) in the spin-off series AfterMASH, which aired for two seasons on CBS from 1983-1984. The series also starred Barbara Townsend, Anne Pitoniak, Rosalind Chao, John Chappell, Peter Michael Goetz, Jay O. Sanders, Brandis Kemp and David Ackroyd.

Some of this other sitcom guest appearances included Karen, Good Times, The Love Boat, The New WKRP in Cincinnati and Mad About You. He guest starred as a murderous bird watcher named Burton Hollis in a 1985 episode of Murder, She Wrote. Some of his other drama guest appearances included The Virginian, Alias Smith and Jones, Nichols, Columbo, Movin' On, Lucas Tanner, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman and Team Knight Rider. He had a recurring role as Father Tobias in 11 episodes of Days of Our Lives in 2011.

Survivors include his wife of more than 50 years, Barbara, and sons John and Ned.

Mr. Christopher was wonderful as Father Mulcahy. He was one of the most underrated characters in the series. We thank him for the laughs and entertainment he brought us over the years. He will be greatly missed.

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View our tribute to the Sitcom Stars We Lost in 2016.


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

Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season Father Knows Best - Season Five The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season ALF - The Complete DVD Collection The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series

04/04 - Diff'rent Strokes - The Complete Fifth Season
04/11 - Father Knows Best - Season Five
04/11 - Schitt's Creek - The Complete Third Season
04/11 - Silicon Valley - The Complete Third Season (Blu-ray)
04/11 - Veep - The Complete Fifth Season
05/02 - Red, White and Blue Collar Sitcoms - Make TV Great Again
05/09 - ALF - The Complete DVD Collection
05/09 - Divorce - The Complete First Season (Blu-ray)
05/09 - The Wayans Bros. - The Complete Second Season
05/16 - The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - The Complete Series
06/13 - The Andy Griffith Show - Return to Mayberry
06/13 - That's My Mama - The Complete Series
06/20 - Workaholics - The Final (Seventh) Season
06/20 - Workaholics - The Complete Series
06/27 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Third Season
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Saturday, July 29

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn - "YOCO" (Nickelodeon, 8:00PM ET/PT)
The Harpers get a new gadget that runs their entire household, but the quads take things a little too far when they are left alone with it.

School of Rock - "Leader of the Band" (Nickelodeon, 8:30PM ET/PT)
An online review of the band labels Tomika as the leader, sparking a competition between the children to seize the spotlight in the group.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "My Two Favorite Girls" (OWN, 9:00PM ET/PT)
Linda apologizes to Danny and Troy.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "When a Father Sleeps" (OWN, 9:30PM ET/PT)
Linda lets Philip take care of the baby alone.

Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse - "Father Knows Best" (OWN, 10:00PM ET/PT)
Trying to teach Philip a lesson, Linda leaves Philip alone with their new baby.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of July 24)

Friday, July 28

  • Regina Hall (Grandfathered) - Watch Regina on a repeat of Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • David Spade (Rules of Engagement/8 Simple Rules/Just Shoot Me!) - David visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:34pm on NBC.
  • Patrick Stewart (Blunt Talk) - Patrick appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Alison Brie (GLOW/Community) - Alison is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Kevin Bacon (I Love Dick) - Kevin appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Hank Azaria (Brockmire/The Simpsons/Free Agents) - Hank is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Al Madrigal (About a Boy/Welcome to The Captain/Gary Unmarried) - Al appears on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Niecy Nash (Getting On/The Soul Man/Reno 911!) - Niecy visits The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Patrick Warburton (Crowded/Rules of Engagement/Seinfeld) - Patrick is a guest on a repeat of Harry, so check your local listings.
  • Kelsey Grammer (Frasier/Cheers) - Kelsey dishes on the Amazon series The Last Tycoon on People Now at 8:30am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Kevin Hart (The Big House/Undeclared) - ABC's Good Morning America has a workout with Kevin at Central Park sometime between 7-9am. He will also be on Access Hollywood Live, so check your local listings.
  • Anthony Atamanuik (The President Show) - Anthony chats with the ladies of The View on ABC at 11am ET/10am CT-PT.