Beloved Beverly Hills 90210 actor Joe E Tata has died, aged 88. Fans and casual viewers alike of the show will remember him fondly as Nate, the owner of 90210 hangout cafe The Peach Pit. Tata appeared in 238 episodes over the course of the shows 293-episode run.
In 2018, Tata was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. His death was reported this week by former co-star Ian Ziering who focused on Tata's long career in Hollywood productions stretching back to 1960 where he debuted in an episode of Peter Gunn. Following that viewers saw him regularly in shows like Gomer Pyle, The Outer Limits, Ben Casey, Hogan's Heroes, The Outer Limits, Green Acres, Mission: Impossible, Wonder Woman, The Streets of San Francisco, and many more. Eagle-eyed Batman viewers may have seen him appearing multiple times as a henchman where he has five credited episodes.
The music of Bluey
Aussie kids animated show Bluey is generating a lot of coverage in the US lately, even if much of it is around Disney+ censoring an episode focused on farts. One of the more interesting articles is focused on the series composer Joff Bush.
The New York Times goes a bit deeper than one would expect, referencing Bush's work in relation to classic Warner Bros animated scores and how both reflect classical music.
And there is a lot of Bach in “Bluey”: a Brandenburg Concerto’s counterpoint as a girl-gang’s game of nail salon on a tree stump intertwines with their fathers’ manly-man efforts to chop it up in “Stumpfest,” for example, or a prelude from “The Well-Tempered Clavier,” its already disjointed theme broken up by Bush and made to flow only when the girls successfully deliver a love letter that resolves a parental fight about the trash in “Postman.”
- This seemed inevitable. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, a regular fixture in genre TV shows and movies, will be seen recurring in season 4 of superhero comedy The Boys on Amazon Prime Video. Read: Deadline
- Meanwhile, Jeffrey Dean Morgan's The Walking dead spin-off show has just been retitled from Isle of The Dead to The Walking Dead: Dead City. Read: Entertainment Weekly
- Joe Pesci is joining the cast of the Pete Davidson comedy Bupkis. He will play Pete's grandfather. Already announced is Edie Falco as his mom. Read: Deadline
- Netflix has announced a fourth and final season of The Umbrella Academy. Read: thefutoncritic
- Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira is leaving the show. Read: THR
- Mike Judge and Greg Daniels have sold an animated series to Peacock. It's about a flower shop called Best Buds. Read: THR
- New limited Showtime series A Gentleman in Moscow will star Ewan McGregor. Read: thefutoncritic
- A Louis CK doco is in the works for Showtime. Read: THR
- It's not just YouTube launching podcasting, Twitter is doing it too. Read: The Verge
- BBC One has confirmed a Gladiators revival show. Time to stock up now on protein powder, UK retailers. Read: Variety
The Jon Hamm-led Fletch reboot Confess Fletch is released into cinemas in the US Sept 16. It will be released internationally via Paramount+ (date TBA).
Chef's Table: Pizza is the most delicious-looking TV show since VICELAND's The Pizza Show. It is on Netflix Sept 7.
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