Saturday, July 01, 2006

'Frasier' Dog Dies; Final Batch of 4th of July Marathons


Moose, the Jack Russell terrier of Frasier fame, has passed away. He was Kelsey Grammer's canine sidekick, known as Eddie on the long-running show, died last Thursday at the ripe old age of 16 and a half, his trainer, Mathilde Halberg told People magazine. Halberg told the magazine of the dog some called the Lassie of the '90s. Moose played Eddie for 10 years on the former NBC must-see TV staple and was known for his ability to steal scenes from his human costars. His resume includes: My Dog Skip, as an older version of Skip (who was played by his son, Enzo), gracing the covers of Life, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly, and penning his autobiography, My Life As a Dog, with a little help from TV writer Brian Hargrove (Wanda At Large, Titus).
In 2003, Animal Planet ranked Eddie the Dog fifth in its 50 Greatest TV Animals special, behind only Lassie, Kermit the Frog, Flipper and Mister Ed. He will be missed.

Today the 4th of July marathons go to: G4, Style, Bravo and BET. G4 will air the original Star Trek uncut from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are airing episodes in 73 minute blocks. If you're not lucky to get this channel, you will be happy to hear that TV Land will also get rights to Star Trek starting this fall...perfect timing for the show's 40th anniversary! We will have more on TV Land in the coming weeks. Style network will launch its new acquisition Extreme Makeover with a 4th of July marathon on July 4 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.--the first 6 episodes. More details can be found here. Bravo will head down the runway with Project Runway on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Finally BET will air the sitcom The Wayans Bros. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 4. That sitcom has done decent for them after starting off only with one slot 9-10am weekdays...now it has expanded to various other slots during the week, including 4-5pm weekdays.

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