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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Location:

South Pasadena, CA

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TV CONFIDENTIAL (www.televisionconfidential.com) talks to the stars, writers, directors and other creative people behind the scenes of some of America's most popular shows. An engaging blend of talk and entertainment, TV Confidential often compares today’s programs with those of the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.

Language:

English

Contact:

6266398698


Episodes

The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on All of Our Lives

3/30/2020
TVC 486.1: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen join Ed via Skype for a special edition of This Week in TV History that looks at how the corona virus pandemic continues to affect not just the television industry, but all walks of our daily lives around the world, including the postponement of several upcoming primaries in the 2020 presidential campaign. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:48:49

Keeping Up Appearances on DVD

3/30/2020
TVC 486.2: Greg and Ed discuss the DVD release of Keeping Up Appearances (BBC1, 1990-1995), the British sitcom starring Patricia Routledge and Clive Swift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:15:47

40 Years of Eric Braeden as Victor Newman

3/30/2020
TVC 486.3: Ed welcomes back Eric Braeden, the Emmy Award-winning actor who earlier this year celebrated his fortieth anniversary playing complex self-made billionaire Victor Newman on the popular CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. Topics include how Victor has evolved as a character over the past four decades; the chemistry Eric has enjoyed with Melody Thomas Scott and other Y and R cast members; and Eric’s admiration for L.A. Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his relentless pursuit of...

Duration:00:23:45

Eric Braeden on the joy he felt on the set of Den of Thieves

3/30/2020
TVC 486.4: Actor and author Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless, The Rat Patrol, Colossus: The Forbin Project, I’ll Be Damned) talks to Ed about some of his other movie and TV roles, including learning how to downhill ski when making the film The Ultimate Thrill, and the joy he felt when he first stepped onto the set of Den of Thieves, the feature-length crime thriller written and directed by his son, Christian Gudegast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:49

Susan Kesler and the Amazing Get Smart DVD Box Set

3/30/2020
TVC 486.5: From March 2014: Susan Kesler, producer of the award-winning Get Smart Complete Series Box Set from 2007, talks to Ed about the lengths she went to locate and secure the many extra features that are part of that amazing DVD collection. Also the author of The Wild, Wild West: The Series, as well as one of the top editors in network television over the past three decades, Sue passed away on Thursday, March 19 after a brief bout with cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:20:26

The Birth of The Rockford Files

3/27/2020
From March 2014: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the 40th anniversary of The Rockford Files, the pilot of which originally aired on Mar. 27, 1974 during This Week in TV History. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:18:19

Geoffrey Mark on the brilliance of Jack Sheldon

3/23/2020
TVC 485.1: Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated writer, producer, singer, and showbiz raconteur Geoffrey Mark shares a few memories of his friend Jack Sheldon, the virtuoso jazz trumpeter and comedian whom some of you may remember as Merv Griffin’s sidekick throughout the 1970s. Also one of the many contributors to Schoolhouse Rock, including the songs “Conjunction Junction” and “I’m Just a Bill,” Jack Sheldon passed away Monday, Dec. 30 at age 88. Learn more about your ad choices....

Duration:00:22:13

James DuMont of Spenser: Confidential, The Righteous Gemstones, and Apple TV's The Banker

3/23/2020
TVC 485.2: A return appearance by James DuMont, one of the busiest character actors in film and TV today. Currently seen as Danny McBride’s right-hand man on The Righteous Gemstones (which HBO recently renewed for a second season), James has prominent roles as Senator McClellan in The Banker, the first feature film produced by Apple TV (now available for streaming on demand on Apple TV+), and as “Tracksuit Charlie” in Spenser: Confidential, available now for on-demand viewing on Netflix....

Duration:00:23:49

Actor James DuMont (Spenser: Confidential, The Banker) on the various approaches he takes to playing a character

3/23/2020
TVC 485.3: James DuMont (Spenser: Confidential, The Righteous Gemstones) talks to Ed about how he often looks for the Achilles heel of a character whenever he takes on a part, and how he approaches playing historical characters such as Senator McClellan in The Banker. Both The Banker and Spenser: Confidential are available now for streaming on demand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:01

Actor Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) on the many Voice Lessons that helped him in his fight against throat cancer

3/23/2020
TVC 485.4: Ed welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor Rob Paulsen, the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, Yakko Warner from Animaniacs, and both Raphael and Donatello from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Rob’s voice was nearly silenced in 2016 when he learned that he had throat cancer. Rob’s memoir, Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life, is the story of how his two-year fight with cancer gave him a new lease on life and an even greater appreciation...

Duration:00:22:35

Rob Paulsen (Pinky & the Brain, Animaniacs) on his approach to directing voice actors

3/23/2020
TVC 485.5: Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Talkin’ Toons), talks to Ed about working with such voice actors as Jack Riley; his approach to directing voice actors; and the degree to which he and his cast mates on Animaniacs are allowed to ad-lib. Rob’s memoir, Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life, is the story of how his two-year fight with cancer gave him a new lease on life and an even greater...

Duration:00:20:36

Voice actor Rob Paulsen on his work with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance

3/23/2020
TVC 485.6: Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Animaniacs, Talkin’ Toons) talks to Ed about the importance of getting things checked out once you reach a certain age. Rob’s memoir, Voice Lessons: How a Couple of Ninja Turtles, Pinky, and an Animaniac Saved My Life, is the story of how his two-year fight with cancer gave him a new lease on life and an even greater appreciation for his gift for creating voices. Rob Paulsen is also this year’s spokesperson for The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance...

Duration:00:07:55

Actor James DuMont on How to Approach Auditions

3/23/2020
TVC 485.7: Film and TV actor James DuMont (Spenser: Confidential, The Banker) talks to Ed about the importance of auditioning for your career, not for any one job. Both The Banker and Spenser: Confidential are available now for streaming on demand. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:49

Tribute to Don Adams and Get Smart featuring Stacey Adams and Susan Kesler

3/22/2020
From March 2014: Ed and guest co-host Susan Kesler welcome actress and television executive Stacey Adams, the daughter of Don Adams. Stacey has enjoyed a long and successful career in television in her own right, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, while Sue was one of the producers of the award-winning Get Smart Complete Series Gift Set DVD collection. Also one of the top film editors in television, Sue is the co-author of The Wild, Wild West: The Series. Learn more about...

Duration:00:23:13

The Sounds of Lost Hefner

3/19/2020
With Playboy announcing earlier today that it is suspending production of the print edition of its flagship magazine for the rest of 2020---a move that many believe also signals the end of the publication---we thought we'd post this bonus edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL in which Phil Gries played audio highlights from some of the early television ventures of Playboy founder and publisher Hugh Hefner, including a 1960 edition of Playboy’s Penthouse (a precursor to Playboy After Dark) featuring...

Duration:00:15:45

The Life and Legacy of Leonard Nimoy

3/16/2020
TVC 484.1: From March 2015: A special edition of This Week in TV History in which Tony, Donna, and Ed pay tribute to the life and career of Leonard Nimoy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:27

Star Trek biographer Marc Cushman on his friend Leonard Nimoy

3/16/2020
TVC 484.2: From May 2019: Marc Cushman, author of These Are The Voyages, a three-volume biography of Star Trek: The Original Series, on the loyalty Leonard Nimoy showed to his fellow cast mates on Star Trek, and the actor’s mindset when he wrote his two memoirs, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:13:31

Ed Asner on the UP-lifting experience of playing Carl Fredericksen

3/16/2020
TVC 484.3: Part 2 of a conversation that began last week with eight-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Lou Grant, Elf, Disney Pixar’s UP, Briarpatch), including why his experience providing the voice of Carl Fredericksen in UP gave him a feeling of rebirth. Ed’s new memoir, SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, not only includes many stories about his spectacular acting career, but pays tribute to his cast...

Duration:00:18:29

Lee Purcell on the joyful experience of working on Carol of the Bells

3/16/2020
TVC 484.4: Ed welcomes back two-time Emmy nominee Lee Purcell (Adam at 6 A.M., Valley Girl, Big Wednesday, Long Road Home, Secret Sins of the Fathers). Lee can currently be seen, along with Donna Mills, Donna Pescow, Geri Jewell, and RJ Mitte, in Carol of the Bells, a heartwarming feature film directed by Joey Travolta and his company, Inclusion Films, that is now available on DVD and streaming on demand on many platforms. Inclusion Films teaches and employs people in the film industry who...

Duration:00:21:54

Lee Purcell on the generosity of Kirk Douglas

3/16/2020
TVC 484.5: Lee Purcell talks to Ed about the wonderful letter she received earlier this year from Kirk Douglas (her co-star on Eddie Macon’s Run), just a few weeks before he passed; her experience playing Olivia de Havilland in the CBS miniseries My Wicked, Wicked Ways; and why it’s apparently difficult to teach people who are ambidextrous how to play tennis. Lee’s latest film, Carol of the Bells, is now available on DVD and for on-demand viewing on many streaming platforms. Learn more about...

Duration:00:20:12