In keeping with tradition, we use the last column of the year to remember the television personalities we lost in the last calendar year.
Fans of both “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Full House” were shocked to learn of Bob Saget’s accidental death (January 9). Dwayne Hickman died on the same day. His character, Dobby Gillis, was a typical high school character from the 1950s, obsessed with teenage culture. His Tony Dow, who played his older brother Wally on “Leave It to Beaver,” passed away on his July 27th. Rydell High.
By a sad coincidence, two iconic mothers of the Seinfeld cast: George’s mother Estelle Harris (April 2) and Jerry’s mother Liz Sheridan (April 15). ) died within weeks. Prolific character actor Philip Baker Hall, better known as the library detective in “Seinfeld,” beat Jerry in “Joyboy” over an overdue book. He died on June 12th.
Movie heavyweights and Goodfellas co-stars Ray Liotta (Many Saints of Newark) and Paul Sorvino (Law & Order) on May 26 and July 25, respectively. died. Few actors have played a gangster as memorable as James Caan (July 6) did in The Godfather. Prior to that, he was in the 1971 television drama Brian’s Song, in which America made Brian He Cry for Piccolo. Another notable sage was played by Tony Sirico (July 8). His “The Sopranos” character Pauly Walnuts often got the best lines on that brilliantly written show, such as when he dismissed the city of Boston as “Scranton for clams.”
Three country music giants, Loretta Lynn (Oct. 4), Naomi Judd (Apr. 30) and Jerry Lee Lewis (Oct. 28), have been on television for decades passed away in 2022. Crisco her shortening commercial emphasized her down-to-earth image and celebrated country cooking.
After decades of stand-up and touring with rising star Roseanne Barr and others, Louis Anderson (Jan. 21) won an Emmy for his adorable performance as the unflappable mother in “Basket.”
Uhura, the character of Nichelle Nichols (July 30), who appeared as a black woman on the deck of the Enterprise in Star Trek, was praised by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. it was done.
After an illustrious career in Hollywood and Broadway, Angela Lansbury (October 11) stars in the blockbuster “Murder, She Wrote.”
Faced with the daunting task of joining a number 1 comedy and replacing a beloved regular, Kirstie Alley (Dec. 5) quickly became a staple of Cheers and later Veronica’s Closet. rice field.
Let’s not forget Howard Hesseman from “WKRP in Cincinnati” (January 29th). “Damage” star William Hurt (March 13) or “Today” co-host Jim Hurts (April 17).
I was once subjected to the withering cynicism of Gilbert Gottfried (April 12) in his series Up All Night, a late-night showcase of cheaply made movies televised in the United States, of the Troma release. I worked on movies.
Don’t forget Fred Ward (May 8), sportscaster Vin Scully (August 2), or beloved “Will & Grace” and social media star Leslie Jordan (October 24).
“Twin Peaks” composer Angelo Badalamenti passed away on December 11th. Also, singer Julie Crews, who sang “Falling,” an integral part of the “Peaks” vibe, passed away on her June 9th.
The September 8 death of Queen Elizabeth II was perhaps one of the most notable events of the year. She reigned utterly in the age of television, from her televised coronation in 1953, to her decision to use television to convey her Christmas Day message, to her inspiration for the Netflix show The Crown. , her influence on the media was considerable. The best, or at least the most extravagantly produced series ever made.
Happy and healthy new year 2022 filled with those who passed away and memorable TV.
• The documentary “Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over” (Sunday, 8 pm, CNN) sheds light on 60 years of her music career with a wealth of clips and interviews.
Raised in New Jersey and trained in gospel, Warwick persevered through his college music education, enabling him to become a sophisticated vocal instrument for the songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David.
A disgraceful property for fans of popular music, the film contains two memorable scenes that could inspire your own film. The first was when a young Warwick arrived in Paris to perform in front of an enthusiastic crowd and Marlene was taught how to do couture by Dietrich.
Much later, the older Warwick decided to hold a summit with figures in the gangster rap world and lecture on their misogynistic lyrics and disrespectful portrayals of young black women. Tupac Shakur, Suge Knight, Snoop Dogg and others attended the breakfast meeting and it was intimidating to say the least. I remember being punished violently and being “kicked out of the mob.”
Don’t miss “Don’t Make Me Over”. Anyone who has ever held a heart will love it!
• Jimmy Allen, Elle King and Rachel Smith will host “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” (7pm, CBS, TV-PG).
• Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2023″ (7pm and 9:30pm, ABC, TV-PG) continues a long tradition.
• “Today” talents Hoda Cott and Jenna Bush Hager will host “A Toast to 2022!”. (7pm, NBC).
• “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
• New Year’s Eve special streams include “Lizzo: Live in Concert” (HBO Max) and “Best of Stand-Up 2022” (Netflix).
• Scheduled for “60 Minutes” (6:30 p.m. CBS): Radio Free Europe. An impending mass extinction. Obesity crisis.
• Elton John, Tim Rice and Hans Zimmer collaborated on the 1994 animated musical The Lion King (7pm, ABC, TV-PG).
• Hugh Bonneville hosts “Great Performance — From Vienna: New Year’s Celebration 2023” (8pm, PBS, TV-G, check local listings).
• Jamie is hard at work on “Yellowstone” (7pm, Paramount, CMT, TV-MA).
• “America’s Worst Cook” (7pm, Food, TV-G) enters its 25th season.
• The Baltimore Ravens will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on NFL Action (7:15 PM on NBC).
• Only a special kind of worker can be a “sewer driver” (8pm, Discovery, TV-14).
• Teona suffering at the hands of nuns in 1923 (8pm, Paramount, CMT, TV-MA).
• After the divorce, Tammy is back on the charts and George is back in the bottle with “George & Tammy” (8pm, Showtime, TV Massachusetts).
Cocktail-loving Manhattanites (Myrna Loy and William Powell) and their dog, Asta, became amateur detectives in the 1934 mystery comedy “The Thin Man” (Saturday 7pm, TCM, TV-G), followed by “After the Thin Man” (8:45 pm, TV-G) and “Another Thin Man” (10:45 pm, TV-G) from 1936 and 1939 respectively.
Two hours of “Hell’s Kitchen” (7pm and 8pm, Fox, r, TV-14).
YouTube Reputation on “The Simpsons” (7pm, Fox, TV-PG) … 3 Episodes of “Fire Country” (CBS, r, TV-14): Chance for Parole (7:30pm) minutes). Towns in Danger (8:30pm), Reefer Madness (9:30pm) … Teacher Scandal at “The Great North” (7:30pm, Fox, TV-14). .. in “Bob’s Burgers” (8:00 PM, Fox, r, TV-PG) to keep an eye on the sky … Film Noir Mysteries in “Family Guy” (8:30 PM, Fox, r, TV-14) .
— OK, that was weird. This week’s least anticipated story is Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) and Lori Loughlin (stars of “Heart Calls the Heart” (Sunday 7pm, Hallmark, TV-G) ) was a scandal involving Put each daughter into an elite college.
This is clearly an ongoing lawsuit and all sides must have a say in court. But the motivation at the heart of this story is worth discussing. It comes with an overwhelming need to do something to get kids into elite schools. As if “less” is unthinkable.
Television plays no small role in this anxiety. All the characters are from the most posh Ivy, and spending most of the pilot bragging, he can’t remember how many times he’s had to explain ABC’s courtroom drama.
It wasn’t so long ago that John Grisham wrote a best-selling book about a young, largely uncertified lawyer from an obscure agency who filed an impossible lawsuit against a large corporation and ultimately won. not. And got a girl to boot.
Thus, our current age’s neurotic obsession with elitism and inequality is largely unwired.
If there’s anything to come out of this dastardly affair, it’s the realization that poor efforts to snob are always inherently pathetic…or classic television, comedy. Watching “Gilligan’s Island” made us sympathize with Mary Ann and the Captain, and sympathize with the billionaire and his wife.
— CNN kicks off the four-hour documentary “Tricky Dick” (Sunday at 8 pm), which profiles the life and times of Richard Nixon’s public career spanning decades from the dawn of the Cold War to the Clinton era.
— Concerned new mothers join groups for solidarity and support, but 2019’s shocking “Mom Group Murders” (7pm, Lifetime, TV-14) pushes them to the agenda. Only to discover that there are dark plans.
— The Thunder and Warriors go head-to-head in NBA action (7:30 p.m. ABC).
— The old kidnapper returns in “Ransom” (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14).
— Scheduled for “60 Minutes” (CBS, 6 p.m.): Chinese and Cuban embassy officials complain of mysterious illness. AOL founder Steve Case and his plans to invest in the future of America’s small towns and cities that have been overlooked. Visit Monaco.
— The duel begins on “World of Dance” (7pm, NBC, TV-PG).
— Auditions will continue to take place on “American Idol” (7 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
— Lex Luthor is on “Supergirl” (7pm, CW, TV-PG).
— Mr. Wednesday prepares for battle on “American Gods” (7 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).
— Adopted 10-year-old girl becomes tiny tyrant after learning about her royal lineage in 2019 Shocker “Mommy’s Little Princess” (7pm, Lifetime, TV-14) .
— Danger lurks in the secret room of “Charmed” (8pm, CW, TV-14).
— Hidden secrets revealed on “The Walking Dead” (8 PM, AMC, TV-MA).
— There will be a new trial in “The Case Against Adnan Said” (8 p.m., HBO, TV-14).
— Ax is determined to destroy Taylor at the fourth season premiere of “Billions” (8 PM, Showtime, TV-MA).
— Ulysses pursues conspiracy theory on “Now Apocalypse” (8 p.m., Starz, TV-MA).
— “Unsung” (8pm, TVONE) profiles the Jets.
— Pacific Overtures of “Madame Secretary” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG).
— Tensions rise on “Good Girls” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14).
— Mo’s past will be revealed on “Black Monday” (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).
— St. Patrick’s Day influences many traditions. Syfy is offering a marathon of ‘Leprechaun’ movies, from ‘Leprechaun 5: In the Hood’ (4pm Saturday, TV-14) to ‘Leprechaun 2’ (8pm). TCM takes a traditional approach, incorporating Technicolor his Blarney from his 1952 romance “The Quiet Man” (Sundays at 7pm, TV-PG) directed by John Ford.
“Dateline” (7pm, NBC, TV-PG) … “NBA Countdown” (7pm, ABC) … Kids on “MasterChef” (8pm, Fox, r, TV-PG) We’ll be okay… “48 Hours” (9pm, CBS) … Vintage Help for “Saturday Night Live” (9pm, NBC, r, TV-14).
A visit from an old friend inspires Miles in “God Friended Me” (7 p.m., CBS, TV-PG)… Homer plays “The Simpsons” (7 p.m., Fox, TV-PG) -14) cannot leave Bart’s virtual realm. … all about “Bob’s Burgers” (7:30 pm, Fox, TV-14).
Walking the aisles of “NCIS: Los Angeles” (8pm, CBS, TV-14) … Meg’s Winter Olympics (8pm) in two episodes of “Family Guy” (Fox, TV-14) , Quarreling Widow (8:30 PM, r) … pain and pain in “Shark Tank” (9 PM, ABC, TV-PG).