Frankly, it’s surprising that it has taken this long but THR has published an oral history of the TV show M*A*S*H*. I’m not a huge fan of the show (I only really came to it when it was released on DVD because you could turn the laugh track off), but found this to be a wonderful read.
Jamie Farr: Klinger was a one-shot deal that came from Larry reading about Lenny Bruce in the Coast Guard. They said, "Dress for the day." Bruce thought it'd be funny if he showed up at morning reveille wearing a dress.
I feel comfortable with my assertion that the finale of CBS series Hawaii Five-0 after ten seasons won’t be as good as the finale of CBS series M*A*S*H*. But we’ll find out for sure in April when the show airs its 2-hour finale.
O’Loughlin suffered a serious back injury during the early seasons of the show, and has been dealing with effects from it ever since. There was speculation that he may leave the show two years ago but he stayed on after receiving stem cell treatment. I hear this time around, he felt he could not continue. I hear the network explored continuing Hawaii Five-0 with Caan’s Danno and a new partner but, ultimately, everyone decided this was the right time to end the series.
America Ferrera is leaving the show Superstore. It’s an unexpected departure with Ferrera not only the lead of the ensemble, but is also an executive producer on the show.
Production on season 33 of The Amazing Race has been shut down due to coronavirus concerns. Season 32 is already in the can and will be broadcast in the coming months. Two episodes of the 33rd season were filmed before the shut-down.
Dick Wolf has re-upped his deal with Universal for another 5 years. As part of the deal, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, and Chicago PD have each been renewed for another three seasons.
All of us have that lame friend that you take every opportunity to dunk on (for their own good). Chances are this same person has not engaged with some of the core cultural building blocks that make for a well-rounded person - like seeing The Sopranos.
Maybe this news will give them the kickstart that they require: Sopranos stars Michael Imperioli (Christopher) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby) will host a new Sopranos podcast that looks back at the show one episode at a time.