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Rocci Chatfield Dies: ‘Knots Landing’, ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Writer Was 93

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Rocci Chatfield Dies: ‘Knots Landing’, ‘Days Of Our Lives’ Writer Was 93
Roccina “Rocci” Chatfield, a television writer with a three-decade career that included credits for My Three Sons, Little House on the Prairie and Knots Landing and who scored two Daytime Emmy nominations for her work on Days of Our Lives, died Aug. 24 of natural causes in Los Angeles. She was 93.

Her death was confirmed in a tweet by the Writers Guild of America West.

A member of the TV Academy for more than 40 years, Chatfield served six terms as a Governor of the Writers Peer Group and two terms on the Academy’s Executive Committee, according to a bio on the TV Academy website.

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Chatfield attended Massachusetts’ Endicott College, beginning her Hollywood TV career in the early 1960s. Early credits include the ’60s sitcoms My Three Sons and Family Affair, and, later, ’80s nighttime soaps Falcon Crest and Knots Landing. Also in the ’80s she wrote
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Rocci Chatfield, Writer on 'My Three Sons' and 'Days of Our Lives,' Dies at 93

Rocci Chatfield, Writer on 'My Three Sons' and 'Days of Our Lives,' Dies at 93
Rocci Chatfield, a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee who wrote for such shows as My Three SonsLittle House on the Prairie and Days of Our Lives, has died. She was 93.

Chatfield died Aug. 24 of natural causes at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a family spokeswoman said.

Chatfield served six terms as a governor on the Television Academy's Writers Peer Group and two terms on its Executive Committee. She wrote and produced the academy's 60th anniversary gala, served on numerous committees and produced dozens of events, including an "Inside" panel series, an annual Family Day celebration and ...
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‘Halloween Kills': Kyle Richards to Reprise Her Role From Original Horror Film

‘Halloween Kills': Kyle Richards to Reprise Her Role From Original Horror Film
Kyle Richards, an actress and star of the reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” is joining the cast of “Halloween Kills,” the horror sequel from Universal and Blumhouse.

Richards appeared in the original 1978 “Halloween” directed by John Carpenter when she was just 9 years old, and in a nod to the original film, Richards will reprise her role as Lindsey, who we first met as a young girl being babysat by the character Annie Brackett (Nancy Kyes).

She joins a cast that already includes Jamie Lee Curtis returning after appearing in the rebooted sequel from last year, as well as Anthony Michael Hall as Tommy Doyle. While Hall is new to the franchise, his character Doyle was a boy in the original “Halloween” as well, and even returned in one of the sequels, as played by Paul Rudd in the sequel.

Also Read: John Carpenter: 'I Wouldn't Count On'
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Big Bang Theory: The 10 Worst Things Amy Has Ever Done, Ranked

While Sheldon may have a problem with the adage, "the more the merrier", it certainly applies to The Big Bang Theory. Initially, the sitcom was about a group of nerdy guys, but when a few girls are added to the mix, it livens up the popular series even more. Among the ladies, Amy Farrah-Fowler is by far the nerdiest. She dresses like a fusty schoolmarm, writes Little House on the Prairie fan fiction, and is brand new to the whole "having friends" thing.

Related: Big Bang Theory: 5 Relationships Fans Were Behind (& 5 They Rejected)

While the rest of her group makes an Olympic sport out of hurling insults, Amy is a delightful person to be around. But that doesn't mean she's perfect. She's been known to make the occasional social gaffe and can sometimes be downright disrespectful. Here is Big Bang Theory: The 10 Worst Things Amy Has Ever Done, Ranked.
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Shannen Doherty on Playing Version of Herself in ‘BH90210,’ Honoring Luke Perry’s Memory

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Shannen Doherty on Playing Version of Herself in ‘BH90210,’ Honoring Luke Perry’s Memory
Shannen Doherty grew up in front of the camera, including early roles on “Father Murphy” and “Little House on the Prairie.” Her career was already on the rise — she was one of the “Heathers” in the dark comedy of the same name — when she took the role that elevated her to worldwide fame: Brenda Walsh on “Beverly Hills, 90210.” The show was an instant hit, and Doherty admits now that she couldn’t handle the tremendous attention that came with it. She left the series after four seasons but found more success as one of the original stars of “Charmed” (which she exited after three seasons). Now Doherty and most of her “90210” colleagues are back, but playing themselves, in Fox’s “BH90210,” which premieres Aug. 7 — five months after the death of co-star Luke Perry.

What was your initial reaction to the idea of reuniting as versions of yourselves on “BH90210”?

I said,
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Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman: 10 Hidden Details You Never Noticed

In the era of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman might have seemed like a quaint Little House on the Prairie rip-off. Centered around Michaela Quinn (Jane Seymour), the daughter of a renowned Boston physician, it followed her journey from a life of privilege in Massachusetts to the rustic post Civil War town of Colorado Springs. She became the town doctor and battled sexism, prejudice, and intolerance with the same tenacity she battled death and disease.

The show proved insanely popular, with audiences liking the gutsy determination and compassion of its leading lady,  the hijinks of her three adopted children, and the rugged appeal of Sully, the mountain man who stole her heart. Here's all the hidden details in the series fans might have missed over the course of six seasons of frontier medical melodrama.
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Stranger Things: Sorry, Dustin, but We Have to Ask . . . Is Suzie Real?!

Oh, Dustin. When he's not acting as the fifth wheel for his friends, inadvertently adopting a demogorgon, dodging bullets from shady Russian soldiers, and getting lost in secret underground tunnels miles below Hawkins, he's . . . well, actually, that's pretty much all he does. But in Stranger Things season three, Dustin's character also gets a girlfriend! Or so he says. Is Suzie real, or what? Luckily for Dustin, by the end of season three, it's revealed that yes, Suzie is indeed an actual human and not an imaginary friend Dustin created.

Warning: spoilers for the rest of season three ahead!

As soon as Dustin returns home to Hawkins after attending a sleep-away science camp, Camp Know Where, he starts bragging to his friends about his new girlfriend, Suzie. According to Dustin, she's crazy smart, hotter than '80s icon Phoebe Cates, and doesn't mind that his teeth haven't fully grown in yet.
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Stranger Things: Sorry, Dustin, but We Have to Ask . . . Is Suzie Real?!

Stranger Things: Sorry, Dustin, but We Have to Ask . . . Is Suzie Real?!
Oh, Dustin. When he's not acting as the fifth wheel for his friends, inadvertently adopting a demogorgon, dodging bullets from shady Russian soldiers, and getting lost in secret underground tunnels miles below Hawkins, he's . . . well, actually, that's pretty much all he does. But in Stranger Things season three, Dustin's character also gets a girlfriend! Or so he says. Is Suzie real, or what? Luckily for Dustin, by the end of season three, it's revealed that yes, Suzie is indeed an actual human and not an imaginary friend Dustin created.

Warning: spoilers for the rest of season three ahead!

As soon as Dustin returns home to Hawkins after attending a sleep-away science camp, Camp Know Where, he starts bragging to his friends about his new girlfriend, Suzie. According to Dustin, she's crazy smart, hotter than '80s icon Phoebe Cates, and doesn't mind that his teeth haven't fully grown in yet.
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Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more

Top 30 greatest TV stars to never win an Emmy: Kristen Bell, George Clooney, Angela Lansbury, Desi Arnaz and more
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy(arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

SEEBob Newhart to receive Gold Derby’s prestigious Career Achievement Award

Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs
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Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy

Top 30 Greatest TV Stars to Never Win an Emmy
Quite a few of your favorite television performers have plenty of Emmy Awards on their shelves… Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Allison Janney, Cloris Leachman, Tina Fey. Other TV legends like Henry Winkler and Bob Newhart just picked up their first and only statuettes recently. But how about the many others still waiting for their trophy? Tour through our new photo gallery above featuring the Top 30 greatest TV stars who have never won an Emmy (arranged in alphabetical order). We only chose people with long-running television careers without reaching this one singular achievement.

Several people in our gallery are still actively working, with some of them on this year’s Emmy ballot seeking another shot at the gold. Those names include Tim Allen (“Last Man Standing”), Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Kristen Bell (“The Good Place”), Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”), George Clooney (“Catch-22”), Marla Gibbs (“The Jeffersons”), Hugh Laurie (“Veep”) and Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us
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The 21 Books That Turned Popsugar Editors Into Lifelong Bookworms

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American novelist Louis L'amour famously said, "Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you." And when Netflix announced that it would be rebooting The Baby-Sitters Club, droves of the book series's fans began reminiscing about their love for the stories on social media, complete with tales of reading it to their children or saving the collection because it was what sparked their love of reading. As I read through the comments, I started to think about my own beginnings as a reader.

I'm now a person who lives for books. I was an English major in college, where I even took a class on fairy tales. I read on the subway, in the doctor's office, and before bed. I consider my happy place on the beach with a good book. But that love started far earlier in my home in Long
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The 21 Books That Turned Popsugar Editors Into Lifelong Bookworms

American novelist Louis L'amour famously said, "Once you have read a book you care about, some part of it is always with you." And when Netflix announced that it would be rebooting The Baby-Sitters Club, droves of the book series's fans began reminiscing about their love for the stories on social media, complete with tales of reading it to their children or saving the collection because it was what sparked their love of reading. As I read through the comments, I started to think about my own beginnings as a reader.

I'm now a person who lives for books. I was an English major in college, where I even took a class on fairy tales. I read on the subway, in the doctor's office, and before bed. I consider my happy place on the beach with a good book. But that love started far earlier in my home in Long
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Shannen Doherty To Join ‘BH90210’ Six-Episode Limited Event Series Coming To Fox!

Original “Beverly Hills, 90210” star Shannen Doherty is set to join her former co-stars – Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling – for BH90210, Fox’s highly anticipated new series airing this summer. For four seasons, Doherty starred as “Brenda Walsh” on the groundbreaking teen drama, but this time when the cast gets back together, it will come with a big twist: the seven former teen idols will be playing heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialized drama – with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other.

Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen, Jason, Jennie, Ian, Gabrielle, Brian, and Tori reunite when one of them suggests it’s time to get a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an
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Shannen Doherty Joins Former Castmates for BH90210

There is good news for fans of Beverly Hills, 90210.

Original Beverly Hills, 90210 star Shannen Doherty is set to join her former co-stars – Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green, and Tori Spelling – for BH90210, Fox’s highly anticipated new series airing this summer.

The news is also bittersweet, as her participation will highlight the glaring absence of their friend and castmate, Luke Perry.

It's also possible that tragic circumstances led to Doherty changing her mind about participation, as it's not difficult to imagine the group of friends found solace in each other during their time of grief.

Regardless, with the addition of Doherty, my interest has been piqued to the point BH90210 has become must-see television!

Related: Beverly Hills, 90210 Revival Ordered to Series at Fox!

For four seasons, Doherty starred as Brenda Walsh on the groundbreaking teen drama, but this time when the cast gets back together,
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Shannen Doherty to Reunite with ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Costars for Revival

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Shannen Doherty to Reunite with ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Costars for Revival
Shannen Doherty is reuniting with her “Beverly Hills 90210” castmates for Fox’s upcoming revival of the popular ’90s drama. The six-episode series will be called “BH90210” and star fellow original castmembers Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling.

The actress confirmed the news, posting on Instagram a throwback shot of the cast and the caption, “Yes it’s official. The real question is…. will we still be rocking those outfits.”

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Yes it’s official. The real question is…. will we still be rocking those outfits. #bh90210

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The series is set to air this summer. Doherty will also serve as executive producer for the series, a co-production of CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment. Other executive producers include Chris Alberghini, Mike Chessler, Patrick Sean Smith, Gabrielle Carteris,
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Shannen Doherty Returning for ‘BH90210’ at Fox

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Shannen Doherty Returning for ‘BH90210’ at Fox
Shannen Doherty is set to reprise the role of Brenda Walsh in Fox’s upcoming “BH90210” series, Variety has learned.

She will join fellow original “Beverly Hills, 90210” cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling, who have all already signed on to the project. The six-episode series is set to air this summer.

Coming 19 years after the original series finished airing, the new show will feature the seven former teen idols playing “heightened versions of themselves with a healthy dose of irreverence – that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other.”

Doherty is also known for her roles in various other TV series, including “Charmed,” “Little House on the Prairie” and “Our House.” Recently, she returned to another of her most famous roles, playing a part in the reimagined version of “Heathers.” Doherty played Heather Duke in the original.
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Shannen Doherty To Return For ‘BH90210’ Fox Event Series, Reuniting With ‘Beverly Hills’ Gang

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Shannen Doherty To Return For ‘BH90210’ Fox Event Series, Reuniting With ‘Beverly Hills’ Gang
Exclusive: Brenda is Back! Shannen Doherty has signed on to star in BH90210 (fka 90210), Fox’s upcoming six-episode event series, joining fellow original Beverly Hills, 90210 cast members Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling. Doherty also will executive produce the series, a co-production of CBS TV Studios and Fox Entertainment, slated to air this summer.

Will Doherty come back was one of the first questions Beverly Hills, 90210 fans raised when word of a possible revival with Priestley, Garth, Ziering, Carteris, Austin Green and Spelling leaked in December.

The desire had always been to have Doherty on the show, I hear, “There is no status right now but… we would love to have her,” Spelling said in a February interview.

The new 90210 is described as a serialized drama – with a dose of irreverence — inspired by the septet’s real lives and relationships. Having
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Deadly Friend: How a Forgotten 80s Film Foretold the Future in 2019 [Rewind]

Deadly Friend: How a Forgotten 80s Film Foretold the Future in 2019 [Rewind]
Deadly Friend has a special place in my heart. No, it isn't because this unique film from visionary horror master Wes Craven was eerily prescient about the future of today. It's because the story of this film was told to me by Kristy Swanson's father. He was my seventh grade English teacher, and he was about as fun a teacher as you could ask for. After explaining that his daughter was the girl that Duckie (Jon Cryer) ends up with at the end of Pretty In Pink (that film had debuted the following weekend), Mr. Swanson proceeded to spend a few minutes telling us about his daughter's new film titled, Deadly Friend.

Made for $11 million dollars, Deadly Friend would bring in $9 million at the box office. In today's dollars that's a gross of about $20 million dollars. Something tells me that the people behind Deadly Friend don't look at it that way.
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My 5 hush-hush secrets for a perfect score predicting Sunday’s SAG Awards TV winners

My 5 hush-hush secrets for a perfect score predicting Sunday’s SAG Awards TV winners
I took some gambles on my predictions Sunday night at the SAG Awards and they really paid off this time. My perfect score on the TV side was the only one of the almost 2,000 people worldwide making picks in the nine categories. Thank you so much to Jason Bateman and Tony Shalhoub for truly being the main reasons I got 100% for the 2019 event!

Seesag Awards 2019 TV winners: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users

What were my five hush-hush secrets to help me make this happen?

1. Jason Bateman (“Ozark”) wins in the TV drama actor category

I had narrowed down to either Bateman or Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), not feeling like the other three men had much of a chance. Brown just won the same category last year, yet SAG voters love repeats. But since I was convinced the “This Is Us” ensemble would take the trophy again in a repeat,
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Christmas on TV: Top 20 greatest episodes of all time, ranked worst to best, include ‘Happy Days,’ ‘SNL,’ ‘The Brady Bunch,’ ‘Seinfeld’

It’s a Christmas tradition for almost every great television series to end the calendar year with a Christmas episode. When done right, this segment can become a classic that brings joy to the holiday season. Whether they are completely original or variations on themes involving Santa Claus, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Ebenezer Scrooge or some other staple, fans of these shows can hold such episodes in their hearts forever. Our photo gallery looks back on the 20 greatest Christmas episodes, ranked best to worst, from such shows as “Happy Days,” “The Brady Bunch,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Seinfeld,” “Saturday Night Live,” “The Office,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and more.

SEE15 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time

20. Little House on the Prairie – “Christmas at Plum Creek” (1974)

Christmas is all about secrets. Laura (Melissa Gilbert) wants to buy an expensive present for her mother. Mary (Melissa Sue Anderson) wants
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