James Schmerer, TV Writer on ‘MacGyver,’ ‘CHiPs’ and More, Dies at 81

James Schmerer, a veteran television writer with credits on numerous 1970s and 1980s classics like “CHiPs,” “MacGyver,” “Fantasy Island” and “Hawaii Five-0,” died in his Oregon home on Oct. 4, the ...

James Schmerer, ‘MacGyver’ and ‘CHiPs’ Writer, Dies at 81

Prolific television writer James Schmerer, whose credits included “The High Chapparal,” “MacGyver” and “CHiPs,” died on Oct. 4 at his home in Eugene, Ore., following a stroke. He was 81. Schmerer, a ...

James Schmerer Dies: ‘MacGyver’, ‘CHiPs’ Writer Was 81

Veteran television writer James Schmerer, whose credits encompass some of the most popular series of the 1970s and ’80s including MacGyver, CHiPs, Vega$, Fantasy Island and Starsky & Hutch, died Oct. ...

Cosmo Genovese Dies: Script Supervisor On ‘Perry Mason’, ‘A-Team’ & Two ‘Star Trek’ Series Was 95

Cosmo Genovese Dies: Script Supervisor On ‘Perry Mason’, ‘A-Team’ & Two ‘Star Trek’ Series Was 95 Cosmo Genovese, whose career as a TV and film script supervisor spanned 45 years and included Perry Mason, The A-Team and two Star Trek series, died Tuesday. He was 95. Known for his dedicated and ...

Comic-Con 2019: Scream Factory Announces New Blu-ray Releases, Including Collector’s Editions for My Bloody Valentine (1981), Big Trouble In Little China, and Silver Bullet

Every year, Scream Factory gives horror fans a bunch of new home media releases to look forward to at their annual Comic-Con panel, and this year is certainly no exception, as they've announced an ...

Murder, My Sweet

As far as Hollywood was concerned, hardboiled pulp author Raymond Chandler was big news in 1944 and 1945, working with Billy Wilder on the Production Code breakthrough hit Double Indemnity, and ...

Ben Powers Dies: ‘Good Times’ Actor Was 64

Ben Powers, best known for his role as Keith Anderson on the Good Times sitcom that aired on CBS in the middle to late 1970s, has died. Powers was 64 and died April 6 in New Bedford, Ma. His character ...

Amazon's Black Friday 2013 Blu-ray and DVD Deals: Monday, November 25

Amazon's week long deals for 2013 Black Friday and Cyber Monday continue today, Monday, November 25, with a whole new batch of DVDs, Blu-rays and a few extras on sale as I will continue to update the ...

Lead Actors: The Overlooked and Underrated

This article is dedicated to Andrew Copp: filmmaker, film writer, artist and close friend who passed away on January 19, 2013. You are loved and missed, brother. **** Looking at the Best Actor ...

Watch: Full Movie Of Mickey Spillane Playing His Own Mike Hammer In 'The Girl Hunters,' WB Picks Up Rights To Character

It doesn't get much more hardboiled than Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer. The private investigator who first appeared in the author's book "I, The Jury" embodies all the characteristics that would ...

Hard Boiled Private Eye Mike Hammer Getting Resurrected

When it comes to hard-boiled private investigators Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe tend to steal all of the headlines, but Mike Hammer doesn't deserve to be ignored. Created by Mickey Spillane in 1947, ...

Stacy Keach joins The Bourne Legacy

Stacy Keach joins The Bourne Legacy  The Bourne Legacy has added Stacy Keach to its cast, but Universal Studios hasn't confirmed the actor's role or even his character's name.  The man best known for playing the lead role in the '80s ...

Keach Plans Stage Return After Stroke Scare

Actor Stacy Keach is to return to the stage on Friday - 10 days after suffering a mild stroke. The Mike Hammer star was hospitalised last week and spent six days under observation. He returned home ...

Stacy Keach Hospitalized for Undisclosed Reasons

Stacy Keach was due to take the stage in a Los Angeles touring production of Nixon/Frost Tuesday evening, but canceled his performance due to health reasons. The actor was hospitalized that morning ...