Tuesday, January 27, 2015

1st Annual MTV Asia Awards, The (2002) TV Special

The biannual MTV Asia Awards is the Asian equivalent of the Europe MTV EMA. Established in 2002, the show gives recognition and awards to Asian and international icons in achievement, cinema, fashion, humanitarian, and music. Just like the EMA, most of the awards are voted for by the viewers from the Asian region. The theme for this first show is Aliens.

The latest trophy design is a gold toblerone-like bar. The twin prism shape represents the letter M and double A, the acronyms for MTV Asia Awards.

The show was absent in 2007 and was discontinued since 2009.


MTV Asia Awards 2002 - link

The 1st Annual MTV Asia Awards  (2002) TV Special
Hosts: Mandy Moore, Ronan Keating

American Embassy, The (2002) TV Series

The show was canceled by Fox after the third episode, with the fourth episode being the last one broadcast. A total of six episodes had been produced, and all six were shown by the Seven Network in Australia.



AVAILABLE EPISODES
Driven
Season 1, Episode 3
25 March 2002
 
The American Embassy  (2002) TV Series
Cast: Arija Bareikis, Jonathan Adams, Michael Cerveris, Eric Dane

Interceptor Force (1999)

Three elite alien-fighters are out to find a creature who can change its appearance at a moment's notice in this sci-fi thriller. Shaun (Olivier Gruner) is the leader of the Interceptor Force, a small band of highly-skilled soldiers who are the first line of defense in the event of a hostile attack by space aliens. When a spacecraft crash-lands in the desert, Shaun and his partners Russell (Glenn Plummer) and Dave (William Zabka) are sent in to investigate; they discover that an angry alien has arrived on Earth and that the creature has the dangerous ability to assume the form of any being it wishes -- making it all but impossible to find. Interceptor Force also stars Brad Dourif, Ernie Hudson, and Angel Boris. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Interceptor Force (1999)
Cast: Olivier Gruner, Brad Dourif, Ernie Hudson, William Zabka, Glenn Plummer, Angel Boris Reed

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cave Girl Island (1995)

The babes crash land on a prehistoric planet populated by horny cavemen.

Complete and unedited this is the full T&A version from pay cable not the  USA Channel's Up All Night series.



Cave Girl Island (1995)
Cast: Sarah Bellomo, Tina Hollimon, Stephanie Hudson

Monday, January 19, 2015

Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003) TV Special

Conan Celebrates Decade On "Late Night"

Comedian Defies Early Predictions
September 12, 2003|By ROGER CATLIN; Courant TV Critic

When a tall, skinny comic made his late-night debut a decade ago, with his architecturally impossible orange pompadour and grinning sidekick, nobody really expected him to be able to fill the "Late Night" slot vacated by David Letterman.

Not even NBC, where "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" made its bow 10 years ago.

"The network suggested week-to-week renewals initially, which seemed unprecedented and insane," O'Brien recalls. "That wasn't a fun time for us."

"People said, 'You'll never make it. We're putting our money on Chevy."'

But Chevy Chase's show (which coincidentally also began 10 years ago this month) was canceled by Fox after a few weeks.

And now, on the verge of "Late Night With Conan O'Brien's Tenth Anniversary Special" airing Sunday in prime time, "Conan is having the last laugh," says NBC entertainment chief Jeff Zucker. "I really cannot think of a better story in all of television."

"Going through that gauntlet, going through the thousand-mile-long spanking machine that we went through, I think, helped us earn the right to be there," O'Brien says.

At first, reviews were savage. Some called the show "roadkill."

"I thought the reviews were fair when they went after me as a performer and a late-night host because I just didn't have the confidence and the chops yet," O'Brien says. "If you looked at me in 1993, I was a young man trying very hard to do a good job at telling jokes. Well, no one wants to see that.

"But I thought that they were unfair when they attacked the comedy because I always thought the comedy was good."

Indeed, he says, "that first week of our show that was so hated, 'Year 2000,' 'Clutch Cargo,' 'Actual Items,' the Max Weinberg 7 are all there."

So was the oddball computer morphing feature "If They Mated." And to begin a decade of cutting-edge music -- which included a five-night stand of the White Stripes last spring -- the first week also included the first U.S. TV appearance by Radiohead.

Eventually, college kids began tuning in and filling the seats at Studio 6A, where Letterman once reigned and Conan now ruled.

The turning point may have come five months into the show, when Letterman himself became a guest in his own old studio.

"It was a great thing because I think it got people to come back and look at the show again who thought, 'Well, that thing's dead,' [and] you know, 'He's an idiot' and walked away," O'Brien says. "And then they came back and maybe said, 'OK, I still don't love him maybe, but Dave seems to like him so ...' So I've always been indebted to Dave for doing that.

"I think it made a big difference. I think it may have helped keep me on the air."

The following year, O'Brien took his "Clutch Cargo" act -- in which pictures of public figures are given unnaturally super-imposed mouths, as they were in the obscure 1950s cartoon -- to the White House Correspondents dinner, where President Clinton was reduced to tears watching his "Clutch Cargo" version of himself repeatedly saying "Whooeee!"

It became clear that O'Brien's skewed humor was ready for the wider world. Last year, he hosted the Emmy Awards to solid reviews. His show, which has been nominated eight times for outstanding writing, is up later this month for outstanding variety/comedy show Emmy for the first time. He's also reaching a whole new audience with next-day replays on Comedy Central at 6 p.m. weeknights.

There's much for the prime-time special Sunday to celebrate, including the first episode done entirely in clay animation last May, his performance with Bruce Springsteen and the band last December, Jim Carrey talking with Stephen Hawking via cellphone and the various adventures of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. "When Triumph went to the 'Star Wars' [movie] line [in 2002], I think that was the funniest thing on TV that year," O'Brien says.

O'Brien summarizes the special as largely "a big old pat on the back for yours truly, frankly. I don't think it's going to accomplish anything other than, 'Check out these clips of me!' and 'Here's the check.' 'Thank you!"'

Shot at New York's Beacon Theatre, the special will feature Richter, returning after he left the show three years ago; the show's music director, E Street Band drummer Max Weinberg, back briefly from his tour with Bruce Springsteen; and appearances from Jack Black, Will Ferrell and others.

"It's important to take an hour-and-a-half and say, 'Look what we've done.' I think we've done some really great late-night television that stands up to all the good late-night television of the last 50 years on NBC," O'Brien says.

"And who knows? It may pay dividends when NBC and I have a big falling out in about a year-and-a-half. Because then it's, 'UPN, here I come!"

"The Late Night With Conan O'Brien Tenth Anniversary Special" is on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. on NBC (locally on WVIT, Channel 30). "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" airs weeknights at 12:35 on NBC and repeats on Comedy Central weeknights at 6.


Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special (2003) TV Special
Cast: Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien, Max Weinberg

Maxim's Girl Next Door (2004) TV Special

With an introduction by Elisha Cuthbert we are taken on a tour of America to find the ultimate neighbor.

Maxim's Girl Next Door (2004) TV Special
Host: Jennifer Lothrop

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards, The (2002) TV Special

The SciFi Channel presents a TV spectacular honoring the best homemade satires of the Star Wars universe from Lucasfilm's first Offical Star Wars Fan Film Awards. Showcases all the award-winners, from Star Wars-themed spoofs to documentaries and mockumentaries.

The Official Star Wars Fan Film Awards  (2002) TV Special
Host: Kevin Smith

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Philly (2001–2002) TV Series

A new lawyer tries to maintain her distance from her sometimes guilty clients, but building a good rep threatens to overcome her passion.






AVAILABLE EPISODES
Brotherly Love
Season 1, Episode 18
19 March 2002

San Diego Padre
Season 1, Episode 19
16 April 2002


Philly (2001–2002) TV Series
Cast: Kim Delaney, Tom Everett Scott, Rick Hoffman, Diana-Maria Riva, Kyle Secor, James Denton

Married by America (2003) TV Series

'Married In America' premieres to lukewarm ratings
By Reality TV World staff, 03/05/2003

Variety reports that viewers weren't exactly ecstatic for the "Married By America" series opener. The two-hour premiere netted a third-place 4.1 rating/10 share in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

From 9PM to 10PM, its regular slot, "Married" placed third in the demographic (4.0/9, 8.67 million viewers overall) -- behind NBC's combo of "Fear Factor" and "Meet My Folks" (6.3/15) and repeats of CBS comedies "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Still Standing" (5.2/12). Ratings for "Married" also tailed off in its final half-hour.

While these would certainly be respectable premiere numbers for most series -- it topped ABC's "The Practice" (2.7/6) and far exceeded what Fox's dismal "Girls Club" averaged last fall (2.3/5) -- they pale next to "Joe Millionaire," a limited-run megahit that produced some of the biggest ratings in Fox history. Fox hopes that the seven-week "Married" can generate more viewer interest in coming weeks, as it shifts from more of a gameshow to a relationship series.


Married by America - link

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Episode 1 and 2
Season 1, Episode 1
3 March 2003

Married by America (2003) TV Series
Host: Sean Valentine

Teen Choice Awards 2001, The (2001) TV Special

An annual awards show airing on the Fox Network. The awards honor the year's biggest achievements in music, movies, sports, TV, fashion, and more, voted by teen viewers. Winners receive a full size surfboard designed with the graphics of that year's show.

The 2001 Teen Choice Awards were held on August 12, 2001, at the Gibson Amphitheatre, Universal City, California. The event didn't have a designated host with Shaggy, Aaron Carter & Nick Carter, Nelly, Usher, Eve & Gwen Stefani, and BBMak as performers.

The Teen Choice Awards 2001  (2001) TV Special
Cast: Jessica Alba, Ben Affleck, Pamela Anderson, David Spade, Shaggy, Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Mila Kunis, Nicole Sherzinger, Britney Spears, Scott Thompson, assorted

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery (1997) TV Special

Host Howie Long takes viewers on a tour of the "Star Wars" universe, as Fox TV celebrates the re-release of the original three legendary films in this one hour special.





Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery (1997) TV Special
Host: Howie Long

Cindy Margolis Show, The (2000–2001) TV Series

From Miami Beach this was a show with people partying and dancing around a stage on which various events took place such as bikini contests. With Lance Krall and DJ Skribble providing dance music for the party goers.



AVAILABLE EPISODES
T & A
Season 1, Episode 9
Musical Guest - Miss Jane
13 October 2000

Thanksgiving Party
Season 1, Episode 15
Musical Guest - Byron Stingily
24 November 2000

Cindy Margolis Show, The  (2000–2001) TV Series
Cast: Cindy Margolis, Lance Krall, DJ Skribble

Key to Sex, The (1999)

Someone's gonna get burned.


The Key to Sex  (1999)
Cast: Maria Ford, Scott Carson, Jeannie Millar

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Random Years, The (2002) TV Series

Canceled after four episodes aired.











AVAILABLE EPISODES
Men Behaving Sadly
Season 1, Episode 3
19 March 2002

Dangerous Liasons
Season 1, Episode 4
19 March 2002

The Random Years  (2002) TV Series
Cast: Natalia Cigliuti, Winston J. Rocha, Will Friedle, Josh Ackerman

Wedding, The (1998) TV Movie

This two-part TV miniseries, adapted from Dorothy West's novel The Wedding, takes a look at mid-century issues of race and class in well-to-do black society. On Martha's Vineyard in 1953, debutante Shelby Coles (Halle Berry) stirs discord in her social-climbing family when she chooses to marry impoverished white musician Meade Howell (Eric Thal). At the Shelby family estate, weeks prior to the wedding, Meade informs her parents, Corinne and Clark Coles (Lynn Whitfield, Michael Warren), that his family won't be attending the wedding, and the irony of upper-crust blacks being rejected by poor whites hangs heavy. In a later plot twist, the single black father (Carl Lumbly) of three mixed-race daughters takes a very strong interest in Shelby that quickly turns into an overly persistent pursuit. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, the miniseries premiered February 22-23, 1998 on ABC. Also known as Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

The Wedding  (1998) TV Movie
Cast: Halle Berry, Eric Thal, Lynn Whitfield, Carl Lumbly, Oprah Winfrey

Monday, January 12, 2015

71st Golden Globe Awards, The (2014) TV Special

The 71st Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and American television of 2013, was broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 12, 2014, by NBC, as part of the 2013-14 film awards season. The ceremony was produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Woody Allen was announced as the Cecil B. DeMille Award honoree for his lifetime achievements on September 13, 2013, and Diane Keaton accepted the award for him. On October 15, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were announced as the co-hosts for the second time in a row and as the co-hosts for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. The nominations were announced on December 12, 2013, by Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde. American Hustle, Behind the Candelabra, Breaking Bad, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Dallas Buyers Club were among the films and television shows that received multiple awards.

 71st Golden Globe Awards - link

The 71st Golden Globe Awards  (2014) TV Special
Hosts: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– ) TV Series

Join Carson Daly as he checks out the coolest places in LA and talks with todays big names in film and television and introduces you to up and coming bands and musicians that rock.




AVAILABLE EPISODES
Alicia Keys
Season 1, Episode 1
8 January 2002

Adrien Brody, T.A.T.U
Season 2, Episode 89
12 March 2003

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002– ) TV Series
Host: Carson Daly

76th Miss America Pageant, The (2002) TV Special

The 76th Miss America Pageant was televised live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 21, 2002 on the ABC Network. The pageant was won by Erika Harold of Illinois.




Miss America 2003 - link

www.erikaharold.com - link

The 76th Miss America Pageant  (2002) TV Special
Host: Wayne Brady

Saturday, January 10, 2015

2002 World Music Awards, The (2002) TV Special

The World Music Awards is an international awards show founded in 1989 under the high patronage of Albert II, Prince of Monaco and is based in Monte-Carlo. Awards are presented to the world's best-selling artists in the various categories and to the best-selling artists from each major territory. Sales figures are provided by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Nine awards are voted online by the public. The awards are gold-plated, each depicting an artist holding the world.

The 2002 World Music Awards  (2002) TV Special
Cast: Alizée, DJ Bobo, Andrea Bocelli, Naomi Campbell, Johnny Depp, Enya, Gloria Gaynor, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Enrique Iglesias, Alicia Keys, Mark McGrath, Kylie Minogue, Prince Albert of Monaco, Ja Rule, Shaggy, Shakira

Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular (1988) TV Special

Live coverage of the Fourth of July parade from Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The broadcast features a parade with Disney characters, floats, dancers, military bands, a Disney electric light parade, formation flying by the Navy's Blue Angels, previews of new Disney World attractions, and a fireworks and laser light finale.

Walt Disney World 4th of July Spectacular (1988) TV Special
Cast: Tempestt Bledsoe, Rita Moreno, Tommy Tune, Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, Lee Greenwood, Sandi Patty, Carol Burnett, Bert Convy, Clifton Davis, Deidre Hall, Burt Reynolds, Jack Wagner

Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors (1992) TV Movie

NBC Movie Chronicles Mess Of A Royal Marriage

"Fergie & Andrew": Doomed Behind Palace Doors
September 25, 1992|By JAMES ENDRST; Courant Television Columnist

 

Poor Sarah Ferguson.

She really made a mess of it, didn't she? As far as the British people are concerned, says Bob Houston, editor and publisher of Royalty magazine, "She's dead." There are those who say that although Fergie hastened her demise by breaking numerous rules of royal protocol, she really never had a chance, ground up by a group of palace powerbrokers known as "the Queen Machine." That's the way the royal soap opera -- which Houston likens to "Dynasty with crowns" -- plays out in NBC's "Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors." Houston, who served as consultant on the made-for-TV movie, scheduled for Monday night at 9 (locally on WVIT, Channel 30), certainly sees it that way. "You had the initial period where she was a breath of fresh air blowing all the cobwebs away," says Houston from his office in London, "and then suddenly everything was against her." The crowning blow came this summer when photos that showed Fergie cavorting topless with a Texas millionaire hit the tabloids.

Sam Miller and Pippa Henchley, two British actors virtually unknown in this country, play the Duke and Duchess of York in NBC's behind-the-scenes look at this royal mess of a marriage. (The film was finished before the photos turned up.) "Fergie & Andrew," which will not be shown in England, is just one of several malice-in-the-palace movies headed for the small screen this season. Waiting in the wings at NBC is a four-hour miniseries based on Andrew Morton's bubble-bursting bio "Diana: Her True Story." (Morton was also a consultant on "Fergie & Andrew.") CBS has the three-hour "The Women of Windsor" scheduled for Nov. 1. And later this season ABC has a real-life blueblood, former "Dynasty" star Catherine Oxenberg (who launched her career with the 1983 TV film "The Royal Romance of Charles and Diana") back as Diana in "Charles and Diana: A Palace Divided." (Roger Rees of "Cheers" fame plays Charles.) Houston, who founded Royalty 11 years ago, when Charles and Diana were married and the world went gaga, says, "The media and the royal family boil down to two periods. There is BD and AD -- before Diana and after Diana. If you came here and went through all the archives of all the tabloids in the '70s, you'd hardly find a royal story in them." But for the last six months, he says, Fleet Street tabloids have been involved in a circulation-driven feeding frenzy, "all based on very little to chew on, actually." Royalty magazine, a monthly that Houston calls "the Rolling Stone of the Royals," has a tidier approach, although its editor insists it's no fanzine. "There's a great argument here raging about privacy," he says, adding that his magazine would never, for example, publish topless shots of Fergie."Couldn't afford them, for one thing," he says, joking. But he also says you have to go back to the 1936 abdication of Edward VIII, who gave up the crown for the love of Wallis Simpson, to match the shock the Fergie pictures had on royal loyalists. "There's very heavy negotiations going on about the separation, custody of children, etc.," says Houston, "and what the topless pictures did was to destroy whatever hand Sarah thought she might have had."

Much of the background in NBC's "Fergie & Andrew" is straight out of Royalty magazine's quarterly "Collectors Edition," titled "Crown in Crisis." And, echoing the movie's theme, Houston explains, "There was a faction within the queen machine who never thought Fergie was the right stuff. So the idea was give her enough rope, and she'll hang herself. "She shot herself in the foot several times along the way," Houston adds, "but she should only have been allowed to shoot herself in the foot once." By comparison, Diana, who has had more than her share of embarrassing tabloid headlines (case in point, the Diana telephone tapes) hasn't suffered any real loss of popularity. "Diana's popularity was totally undimmed, and so was the queen's," Houston reports. "I wouldn't say the same of poor old Fergie." The reason, he says, is simple. Diana (Edita Brychta in the film) is the future queen, "a combination of Mother Teresa and Michelle Pfeiffer," and her children future kings. "Fergie and Andrew in that respect are bit players," says Houston. Surprisingly, the Scottish-born editor -- perhaps a bit of a palace loyalist -- thinks a year from now people will look back on all the scandals and wonder what all the fuss was about. "I think the worst is over, and the worst was never as bad as people thought it was," he says, adding that the scandals have in fact spurred a necessary discussion on many issues concerning Buckingham Palace, including whether the queen should pay taxes. The kingdom, the monarchs will survive, says Houston. Charles and Diana will go on leading separate lives together. Fergie and Andrew are another story -- one without a fairy tale ending. "I don't think there is a future for Andrew and Sarah as a couple at all," Houston says. "Everything was killed stone dead by those pictures." But, he adds -- as if anyone might have doubts -- "she won't be dead as far as the tabloids are concerned."

"Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors" will be broadcast on NBC Monday night at 9, locally on WVIT, Channel 30


Fergie & Andrew: Behind the Palace Doors (1992) TV Movie
Cast: Edita Brychta, Pippa Hinchley, Sam Miller, Patrick Allen

Inhumanoid (1996) TV Movie

A scientist's creation of an android has disastrous consequences.

 







Inhumanoid (1996) TV Movie
Cast: Richard Grieco, Lara Harris, Corbin Bernsen

Take a Number (1997)

In this independent feature directed by Fritzi Horstman, a group of 20-somethings stage their own 1990s version of The Big Chill by engaging in a frenzied weekend of bed-hopping. Ali (Frederika Keston) is a young woman who has more romantic opportunities than she can cope with. During the course of a few nights, she and her two female roommates find themselves visited by old and new male friends, including Ali's current lover, two of her former boyfriends, and a wisecracking, brooding poet. The revelers themselves make reference to the similarity of their roundelay to the action in The Big Chill. Ali becomes increasingly disoriented and incapable of choosing the right romantic path. Horstman wrote the script and produced the low-budget indie film, which was her feature debut, in 1997. ~ Michael Betzold, Rovi

Take a Number (1997)
Cast: Tim Bohn, Josh Carmichael, Jon Kean, Frederika Kesten, Robert Musgrave, Katherine LaNasa

Nowhere (1997)

Dark Smith is an alienated, 18-year-old young man struggling with daily life, fluctuating romantic status with his bisexual, polyamorous girlfriend Mel and conflicting feelings for a shy gay classmate, Montgomery. The day starts off normally enough with Dark meeting up with his friends which include the intelligent Dingbat, Montgomery, Mel and her purple-haired, acid-tongued lesbian lover Lucifer for breakfast at their local coffeehouse hangout, The Hole. Various mentions of a party at Jujyfruit's along with plans for a drug-fueled game of kick-the-can are made and the story segues into portions of the goings-on of the lives of other characters.

Nowhere (1997) - link

Nowhere (1997)
Cast: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar, Christina Applegate, Ryan Phillippe

Good Cops, Bad Cops (1990) TV Movie

TV Reviews : 'Good Cops, Bad Cops' a Smooth Caper
December 08, 1990|RAY LOYND

Ray Sharkey as a Boston police captain in a starched blue uniform is an incredulous image. That's because Sharkey has nailed down the market on feral con artists. And sure enough, he turns out to be a corrupt cop in NBC's "Good Cops, Bad Cops" (Sunday at 9 p.m., Channels 4, 36 and 39), a moderately compelling, fact-based yarn about a group of Boston's finest who pulled off what may be history's biggest bank heist (some $25 million in cash and jewels).

Ed Asner plays a police official who from the start is wise to Sharkey's scam-laden character (based on the real-life Gerry Clemente, who from his cell wrote the book "The Cops Are Robbers," on which scenarist Bill Bleich based his teleplay).

Director Paul Wendkos and a gritty cast of actors, including bad guys Steve Railsback and James Keach, dramatize a nervy and literally almost leisurely three-day bank robbery masterminded by a cool group of Boston policemen over the Memorial Day weekend in 1980.

They get away with it too. That's the first hour of the show, and it's staged with enough veracity that, as with so many daring capers, you find yourself pulling for the gangsters. The last hour is equally arresting and implacable as the thieves, who know no honor among themselves, of course, fall into the fatal trap of mutual distrust.

Sharkey's performance, which is convincingly measured instead of merely hyper, is quite good and it anchors the show. There's no violence as such until the end, a vermilion moment that unflinchingly lingers on a gunshot victim as he crawls home a bloody pulp. The scene is unusually graphic but a casebook example of violence dramatized for the right reasons.

Supporting actors Bobby Kellog (an undercover cop who underscores the pressure from the Asner character for cops to rat on other cops) and Robert F. Lyons (as the gang's alarm system magician) earmark the attention to character detail.


Good Cops, Bad Cops (1990) TV Movie
Cast: Ray Sharkey, Edward Asner, George Kennedy, James Keach, Steve Railsback

Dead Weekend (1995) TV Movie

Sex and science fiction are again combined in this sophomoric fantasy set somewhere in the future in an unnamed US city. The tale begins as the media announces the unwelcome arrival of an alien spacecraft, from which a beautiful Asian woman disembarks. She has come to the gang-ravaged city for a little vacation. The head of the city's police regime, General Hayden, wants to catch her and get rid of the gangs simultaneously. To do so, he sounds an earthquake alarm and then orders a mass evacuation of the town. Only the police and the gangs remain, and it is lucky Officer Weed who gets to meet the toothsome alien Amelia first. Since her arrival, Amelia has changed herself into a seductive black woman in a silver metallic suit. Unable to resister her bountiful charms, Weed and she do the nasty, and he learns that among her many talents is her ability to change into any kind of woman she wants to be; he also learns that she needs sex like he needs food. Lucky her, she found a veritable banquet in the lusty Weed. Meanwhile, the gang wars rage on. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Dead Weekend (1995) TV Movie
Cast: Stephen Baldwin, David Rasche, Tom Kenny, Alexis Arquette, Bai Ling

Friday, January 9, 2015

Secrets of Street Magicians Finally Revealed (2000) TV Special

Secrets of Street Magicians Finally Revealed received a 7.2 rating and an 11 share for its time slot compared to the Grammy Awards which won the night with a 19.8 rating and a 29 share.





Secrets of Street Magicians Finally Revealed - link

Secrets of Street Magicians Finally Revealed (2000) TV Special
Host: Tyler Derek

Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 5 - Escape from the Ice (2002) TV Special

The big secrets: making a 65-ton truck disappear, death-defying escape from a cell, slicing a woman in two with a buzz-saw, vanishing a girl into thin air, levitating a woman on the bristles of a broom and surviving being frozen for a week.

Breaking the Magician's Code: Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed 5 - Escape from the Ice (2002) TV Special
Host: Mitch Pileggi, Mark Thompson

World Figure Skating Championships - Ladies Free Skate - (2002) TV Special

The 2002 World Figure Skating Championships were held at the M-Wave Arena in Nagano, Japan from March 16 to 24, 2002, sanctioned by the International Skating Union. Medals were awarded in the disciplines of men's singles, ladies' singles, pair skating, and ice dancing.

World Figure Skating Championships - link

World Figure Skating Championships - Ladies Free Skate - (2002) TV Special
Hosts: Terry Gannon, Peggy Fleming, Dick Button, Peter Carruthers

Haunted Sea, The (1997)

A mysterious ship is found adrift in mid-ocean without a crew. But this mystery is soon forgotten when Captain Ramsey, his two sexy first mates and the crew discover its precious cargo.




The Haunted Sea  (1997)
Cast: Krista Allen, James Brolin, Joanna Pacula

Executive Target (1997)

A criminal forces a stunt driver to commit robbery and help kidnap the president of the United States.







Executive Target (1997)
Cast: Michael Madsen, Roy Scheider, Angie Everhart

Thunderbox (2000– ) TV Series

Taking heavyweight boxing to a new not necessarily better level. Mixing hip hop and rap music with competitive fisticuffs is an interesting form of entertainment. This is what we would be watching if MMA had not come into existence. Thank God for the UFC.

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Robert Davis (Absolute Power) vs Marion Wilson (Big Mo)
2001

Thunderbox (2000– ) TV Series
Cast: Kelvin Hale, Michelle Russo, Christa Campbell, Janine Lindemulder, Riki Rachtman, Lucia Rijker

Thursday, January 8, 2015

40th Annual People's Choice Awards, The (2015) TV Special

From The Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, it's the first award show of the season.






The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards  (2015) TV Special
Hosts: Ana Faris, Allison Janey

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pepsi Smash (2003– ) TV Series

The WB will bring six episodes of a new live music series this summer, which feature Pepsi as a premiere sponsor. The cola giant will fork over a large chunk of the show's estimated $800,000 to $1 million budget. Joel Gallen is set to produce the series. Each episode will include at least six live music performances along with a countdown feature and celebrity appearances.

AVAILABLE EPISODES
Season 1, Episode 2
Hosted by Jessica Biel with Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Bow Wow, Wilshire and Trapt
23 July 2003

Season 1, Episode 5
Hosted by Hilarie Burton and Chad Michael Murray with Jewel, Rooney, Nappy Roots, Cold and Ben Harper
13 August 2003

Pepsi Smash (2003– ) TV Series
Cast: Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray, Jessica Biel, Beyonce, Queens of the Stone Age, Bow Wow, Wilshire, Trapt, Jewel, Rooney, Nappy Roots, Cold, Ben Harper

Sublet (1998)

A young man is welcomed to a new city by an unlikely group of characters in this horror sleeper.

Screenplay by Tim Kring.






Sublet (1998)
Cast: Danny Nucci, Victoria Sanchez, David Carradine, Jack Langedijk, Mark Camacho

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert (2001) TV Special

ABC kicks off the summer with a blast, when the "Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert" airs on Sunday, June 10, 2001, at 7 p.m.  This jam-packed hour will sizzle with sensational performances by Baha Men, BBMak, Dream, Shaggy, and Sugar Ray.

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Walt Disney World Summer Jam Concert (2001) TV Special
Cast: Baha Men, Mark Barry, Christian Burns, Dream, Mark McGrath, Melissa Schuman, Shaggy

Monday, January 5, 2015

Teachers Rock 2012 (2012) TV Special

Special event featuring some of the biggest names in music and film paying tribute to our nation's educators. The evening includes live performances by Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Fun and Josh Groban and live appearances by Miranda Cosgrove, Viola Davis, Josh Hutcherson, Pauley Perrette and more. Ticket proceeds supported Teach for America, Donors Choose and Feeding America's Backpack Program.

Teachers Rock 2012 (2012) TV Special
Cast: Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Miranda Cosgrove, Viola Davis, Josh Hutcherson, Pauley Perrette

Girl Next Door: The Search For a Playboy Centerfold (2002) TV Special

Reality special that goes behind the scenes as 12 women pursue their dream to become a Playboy magazine Playmate. One woman is chosen to win a cash prize and become a Playboy Playmate.




Girl Next Door: The Search For a Playboy Centerfold  (2002) TV Special
Cast: Hugh Hefner, Assorted

Welcome to the Club (2001) TV Documentary

Narrated by Rosanne Cash. Their stage antics were sassy, bordering on aggressive. Their vocal styles featured distinctly unladylike growls, hiccups and moans. Their lyrics spoke of parties and hot rods, flirtations and teen angst. To say that women such as Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, Janis Martin and Lorrie Collins were ahead of their time is a gross understatement. Uniquely American artists, yet loved by enclaves of dedicated fans the world over, these were the women of rockabilly music, rock and rolls country cousin. For a few brief moments, they burst onto a predominantly male scene with an unprecedented musical message of female assertiveness. They not only bucked the staid notion of what was appropriate to sing as a country star, but they also rejected the models of post-war femininity that were being marketed in the wider culture, models of suburban wedded bliss and a return to traditional motherhood. Some of these women were part of a natural evolution in country music, others were the product of calculating music producers looking for a Rockabilly Queen to Elvis Presleys King. Although their day in the sun was short-lived, many of these women perform today and speak with pride of a time when were genuine trailblazers, personifying an exuberance, sexuality and defiance that was burgeoning in the music of 1950s America. Welcome to the Club - The Women of Rockabilly is their story.

Welcome to the Club (2001) TV Documentary
Cast: Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, Janis Martin, Lorrie Collins, Roseane Cash

Wind in the Wire (1993) TV Special

Randy Travis fulfills his longtime dream by starring in a western "movie" blending his music with comedy and drama.







Wind in the Wire (1993) TV Special
Cast: Chuck Norris, Lou Diamond Phillips, Denver Pyle, Charles Nelson Reilly, Burt Reynolds, Dale Robertson, Randy Travis

Sunday, January 4, 2015

NFL Kickoff Live (2003) TV Special

From The National Mall in Washington, D. C., hosted by Robin Roberts and sponsored by Pepsi Vanilla, this is the concert that opened the 2003 season.






N.F.L. Opener With Super Bowl Effect

NFL Kickoff Live (2003) TV Special
Cast:  Al Michaels, John Madden, Robin Roberts, Britney Spears, Good Charlotte, Mary J. Blige, Aretha Franklin, Aerosmith, Joe Namath, Joe Theisman, Darrell Green, Warren Moon, Marcus Allen, Tony Siragusa

Jingle Ball Rock (2003) TV Special

A variety of singers come together at the Staples Center to celebrate the holidays with their music.








Jingle Ball Rock (2003) TV Special
Cast: Beyoncé Knowles, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Jennifer Lopez, J.C. Chasez, Kelly Rowland, Lance Bass, Mischa Barton, Nick Lachey, Rick Dees, Ryan Seacrest, Valentine

Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (1993) TV Series

A western where the "good-guy" isn't always good.










AVAILABLE EPISODES
A Ghost Story
Season 1, Episode 2
25 August 1993

Oscar
Season 1, Episode 4
8 September 1993


Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times (1993) TV Series
Cast: Brenda Bakke, Tony Genaro, Brad Johnson

Saturday, January 3, 2015

High Society (1995) TV Series

Sitcom that aired Monday nights on CBS in 1995 and early 1996. The theme song was "The Lady is a Tramp" sung by Chaka Khan.






AVAILABLE EPISODES
Tomb with a View
Season 1, Episode 5
27 November 1995

I Found My Thrill on Nancy Garver Hill
Season 1, Episode 12
12 February 1996


High Society (1995) TV Series
Cast: Jean Smart, Mary McDonnell, Dan O'Donahue, Luigi Amodeo, David Rasche, Jayne Meadows, Faith Prince

Happy Family (2003–2004) TV Series

A couple has three twentysomething children who refuse to move out of their home.








AVAILABLE EPISODES
Bill's Back
Season 1, Episode 11
2 December 2003

Mother and Child Reunion

Season 1, Episode 12
9 December 2003

Bye Bye Birdie
Season 1, Episode 16
24 February 2004

The Shampoo Effect
Season 1, Episode 21
6 April 2004

Dear Mom
Season 1, Episode 22
20 April 2004


Happy Family (2003–2004) TV Series
Cast: John Larroquette, Christine Baranski, Jeff Bryan Davis, Melanie Paxson, Tyler Francavilla, Susan Gibney

Friday, January 2, 2015

Home Court, The (1995–1996) TV Series

Sitcom that aired from September 30, 1995 to June 22, 1996 on NBC.

The series starred Pamela Reed as a judge and mother who tried to juggle her home and professional lives.



AVAILABLE EPISODES
The Sydney That Works
Season 1, Episode 7
9 December 1995

Touched By An Anger
Season 1, Episode 11
3 February 1996

Bad Boys
Season 1, Episode 16
30 March 1996

Dad
Season 1, Episode 18
13 April 1996

Syd & Sensibility
Season 1, Episode 20
22 June 1996

The Home Court  (1995–1996) TV Series
Cast: Pamela Reed, Charles Rocket, Meagen Fay, Breckin Meyer

Deadly Silence, A (1989) TV Movie

Made for TV, A Deadly Silence was based on the book by New York Times reporter Dena Kleiman. It is the doleful story of Long Island teenager Cheryl Pierson (Heather Fairfield), who in February of 1986 orchestrated the murder of her electrician father James Pierson (Charles Haid). The film does not argue that Cheryl was innocent. It does, however, delve into the deep waters of "extenuating circumstances". With the utmost taste and discretion, A Deadly Silence reveals that, for at least five years, Cheryl had endured sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Over and above the basic story, the film explores the "deadly silence" of incest - a silence often maintained not only by the victim, but by friends and family members who don't want to cause "trouble". Mike Farrell, Richard Portnow, Jeff Corey and Sally Struther costar, while future Friends regular David Schwimmer essays an important minor role. A Deadly Silence premiered April 16, 1989. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

A Deadly Silence  (1989) TV Movie
Cast: Mike Farrell, Bruce Weitz, Charles Haid, Richard Portnow, Wallace Langham, Heather Fairfield, Sally Struthers, David Schwimmer, Jeff Corey

Color of Love, The: Jacey's Story (2000) TV Movie

Television movie about a white grandmother and a black grandfather, not married to each other, who must overcome their differences to raise their suddenly orphaned granddaughter. Georgia Porter's life is changed when her estranged daughter and her daughter's husband die in an automobile accident on the West Coast -- leaving behind their 6-year-old daughter, Jacey. Georgia, a genteel Southern widow, is surprised that her newfound grandchild is black. Georgia brings Jacey home with her and attempts to comfort and acquaint herself with the child. Jacey's grandfather Lou raises her spirits when he appears at Georgia's doorstep with documentation giving him the right to raise Jacey back on the West Coast.

The Color of Love: Jacey's Story  (2000) TV Movie
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Louis Gossett Jr., Stella Parton, Monica Parker, Penny Bae Bridges

Christmas Secret, The (2000) TV Movie

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.






The Christmas Secret  (2000) TV Movie
Cast: Richard Thomas, Beau Bridges, Maria Pitillo, Ona Grauer

Grace & Glorie (1998) TV Movie

Adapted from a play by Tom Ziegler, the made-for-TV Grace and Glorie stars Gena Rowlands and Diane Lane as the title characters. Disenchanted with her empty existence in New York City, stylish but lonely Gloria "Glorie" Greenwood heads to the country, where she becomes a hospice worker in the mansion of Grace Stiles, an old, terminally ill widow. At first, Glorie has trouble "taking" to Grace, just as Grace resents Glorie's very presence. Gradually, the two women realize that they have far more in common than they ever could have imagined. A CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, Grace and Glorie was first telecast on December 13, 1998. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Grace & Glorie (1998) TV Movie
Cast: Gena Rowlands, Diane Lane, Neal McDonough, Carrie Preston, Emmy Rossum, Viola Davis