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June TV/sitcom notables for Bio TV:
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Monday, June 1
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Child Stars: Their Story. The first truly inside account of what it's like to be a child star in Hollywood. Here is the real story of how young celebrities deal with the fame, pressure, big money, and the trauma of being washed-up at age 12. Includes interviews with former child stars Fred Savage (The Wonder Years), Patty Duke (The Patty Duke Show), Jerry Mathers (Leave It to Beaver), Danny Bonaduce (The Partridge Family), Todd Bridges (Different Strokes), and others. CC [TVPG]

Tuesday, June 9
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Bio Classics: The Love Boat. A look back at the series the critics claimed would "sink like the Titanic," but which sailed on for nine years with its Aaron Spelling formula of bikinis, blondes, celebrity guests, and lovable stars. Features interviews with Gavin MacLeod ("Captain Stubing"), Fred Grandy ("Gopher"), Bernie Kopell ("Doc"), Ted Lange ("Isaac"), and Jill Whelan ("Vicki"). CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Alan Alda. Profile of the laid-back actor who met with mild success in movies and Broadway, then soared to stardom in the TV series M*A*S*H. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM/4:00 PM/4:00 AM Biography: M*A*S*H. A look at how the hugely popular Korean War sitcom became a viewer favorite despite CBS's decision to avoid overt sexuality and bloody scenes. Includes behind-the-scenes footage and episode clips, plus interviews with cast members Gary Burghoff, William Christopher, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Wayne Rogers, and Loretta Swit. CC [TVPG]
11:00 AM/5:00 PM Biography: Laverne & Shirley. Go behind the scenes to learn the inside story of how the popular 1970s sitcom stayed on top of the ratings despite tensions on the set and reports of jealousy between costars Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall. Includes interviews with Williams and Marshall and Michael McKean ("Lenny"), David Lander ("Squiggy"), and Eddie Mekka ("Carmine"). CC [TVPG]
12:00 PM/6:00 PM Biography: Henry Winkler. Don your leather jacket, slick back your hair, and get ready for the life story of Henry Winkler--a.k.a. "Fonzie". We'll look back at how Winkler, unhappy in Hollywood and planning to go to New York, went for one last TV audition and landed the role on Happy Days--a role that made him as big a star as the Beatles. CC [TVPG]
1:00 PM/7:00 PM Biography: Happy Days. A nostalgic look back at the TV series from its conception to its years as one of America's favorite sitcoms. Includes clips from the most unforgettable episodes and interviews with cast members Ron Howard ("Richie"), Henry Winkler ("Fonzie"), Marion Ross ("Mrs. C"), Tom Bosley ("Mr. C"), Erin Moran ("Joanie"), Anson Williams ("Potsie"), Don Most ("Ralph Malph"), and Scott Baio ("Chachi"). CC [TVPG]
8:00 PM/12:00 AM Biography: Ron Howard. Profiles the child actor who starred in two of TV's most popular vintage series and grew into one of Hollywood's top directors. Features scenes from The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, American Graffiti, and Cocoon, and interviews with Griffith, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks. CC [TVPG]
9:00 PM/1:00 AM Happy Days 20th Anniversary Special (1992) (BIO TV PREMIERE)
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Happy Days, one of America's favorite TV shows, with members of the original cast in this 90-minute special. Includes personal recollections and film clips. Stars featured: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Danny Most, Noriuki "Pat" Morita and Scott Baio. CC [TVPG]
10:30 PM/2:30 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Scott Baio. Host William Shatner and actor Scott Baio sit down for a one-on-one conversation. Shatner talks to Baio about the death of his father, being single until 45 years old and the birth of his first child after he and his girlfriend experienced two miscarriages. Baio speaks out about getting over his fear of marriage and understanding the unconditional love of a child. CC HD [TVPG]
11:00 PM/3:00 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Tim Allen. Host William Shatner and actor, comedian Tim Allen sit down to discuss some raw topics. Shatner learns of Allen's stint with alcoholism, the loss of his father, and how he eventually succeeded in show business after having gone to prison for cocaine possession. Allen also talks about his passion for cars and motorcycles and how he feels like he is finally running his own race in life. CC HD [TVPG]
11:30 PM/3:30 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Drew Carey. Host William Shatner and Drew Carey sit down for a one-on-one conversation. Shatner talks to Carey about growing up as a latchkey kid, his struggles with low self-esteem and how he got his big break in show business. Carey speaks about hosting The Price is Right, his love of photography, and why he doesn't want to be on television. CC HD [TVPG]


Wednesday, June 10
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Bio Classics: Benny Hill. The career of the British slapstick comic whose TV shows were seen in over 140 countries, but who died alone at age 68 in a rented apartment. Twice rejected by women to whom he had proposed, Benny Hill never married; and despite his riches, he never owned a house or a car. CC [TVG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Jamie Foxx. A modern renaissance man, Jamie Foxx is one of the most spectacularly versatile performers in show business today. This portrait of Foxx looks at his triumphs in comedy (he starred in the hit TV show, In Living Color), music (he earned a Grammy nomination for his album "Unpredictable"), and film (he won the Oscar and Golden Globe for Ray.) CC HD [TVPG]
10:00 AM/4:00 PM/4:00 AM Biography: Bernie Mac. Profile of the hard-working, up-from-poverty comic who hit it big with his TV sitcom The Bernie Mac Show. Features hilarious clips from his career, including his HBO special Midnight Mac and the TV series, where Bernie offers his politically incorrect approach to parenting. CC [TVPG]

Saturday, June 13
9:00 AM Biography: Henry Winkler. Don your leather jacket, slick back your hair, and get ready for the life story of Henry Winkler--a.k.a. "Fonzie". We'll look back at how Winkler, unhappy in Hollywood and planning to go to New York, went for one last TV audition and landed the role on Happy Days--a role that made him as big a star as the Beatles. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Scott Baio. Host William Shatner and actor Scott Baio sit down for a one-on-one conversation. Shatner talks to Baio about the death of his father, being single until 45 years old and the birth of his first child after he and his girlfriend experienced two miscarriages. Baio speaks out about getting over his fear of marriage and understanding the unconditional love of a child. CC HD [TVPG]
10:30 AM Happy Days 20th Anniversary Special. Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Happy Days, one of America's favorite TV shows, with members of the original cast. Includes personal recollections and film clips. Stars featured: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Danny Most, Noriuki "Pat" Morita and Scott Baio. CC [TVPG]

Tuesday, June 16
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Bio Classics: Ozzie & Harriet. Chronicles the Nelson family who starred in their own 1950s sitcom, but whose personal lives were very different than their squeaky-clean TV image. Filled with fun clips from the series, and interviews with surviving family, as well as friends and co-workers. CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Barbara Eden. Life of the actress famed for her role as the carefree genie on I Dream of Jeannie, who endured the heartache of two divorces, loss of her second child, and a son with a drug problem. Features Jeannie clips, rare screen tests, and comments from co-star Bill Daily, Loni Anderson, son Matthew Ansara, and husband Jon Eicholtz. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM/4:00 PM/4:00 AM Biography: Andy Griffith. Profile of the "aw-shucks" actor from North Carolina who conquered Broadway, Hollywood, and TV. Includes clips from The Andy Griffith Show, where he starred alongside Opie, Barney, Gomer, and Aunt Bee. CC [TVPG]
11:00 AM/5:00 PM Biography: Ron Howard. Profiles the child actor who starred in two of TV's most popular vintage series and grew into one of Hollywood's top directors. Features scenes from The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, American Graffiti, and Cocoon, and interviews with Griffith, Don Knotts, Henry Winkler, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, and Tom Hanks. CC [TVPG]
12:00 PM/6:00 PM Happy Days 30th Anniversary Reunion Special (2005)
In 1974, one of our favorite TV families was introduced to America. They were the Cunninghams... and surrounding them were a slew of high school friends, family, and a very special greaser named the Fonz who would become America's favorite heartthrob and a TV phenomenon. Revisit the 1950's with original cast members Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Tom Bosley and others as they reunite to recount the behind-the-scenes stories you've never heard before. CC [TVPG]
8:00 PM/12:00 AM Biography: Cheers. The story of the sitcom that was a ratings disaster when it debuted, but went on to become one of the most successful series in TV history. Ted Danson, Shelley Long, and Bebe Neuwirth reminisce about their unforgettable roles, and series creators James Burrows, Les Charles, and Glen Charles talk about the bar "where everybody knows your name." CC [TVPG]
9:00 PM/1:00 AM The Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals. Laverne & Shirley and Cheers. Our new series delves deep inside the best sitcoms of all time, as cast members recount the stories you've never heard before. Learn how the popular 1970s comedy Laverne & Shirley stayed on top of the ratings despite tensions on the set and reports of jealousy between costars Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall. Then we'll visit the bar "where everybody knows your name," and see how regardless of one cast regular's heavy drinking exploits, and personal issues between other cast members, Cheers went on to become one of the most successful series in TV history. CC [TVPG]
10:00 PM/2:00 AM Laverne & Shirley Reunion (1995) (BIO TV PREMIERE)
Join the cast of Laverne & Shirley for a nostalgic look back at the hit TV series featuring cast recollections and film clips. Stars featured: Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, Michael McKean, David L. Lander, Malcolm Leo and Sam Denoff. CC [TVPG]
11:00 PM/3:00 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Valerie Bertinelli. Host William Shatner has a personal conversation with actress, Valerie Bertinelli. Shatner talks to Bertinelli about her previous marriage to rock-n-roll superstar Eddie Van Halen, her son Wolfgang and her past addictions to food. Bertinelli shares her outlook on life in her 40's and openly talks about her new boyfriend. CC HD [TVPG]
11:30 PM/3:30 AM Shatner's Raw Nerve. Kelsey Grammer. Five-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammer sits down with host William Shatner for a personal and intimate conversation. Shatner talks to Grammer about the family tragedies in his life; his bout with alcoholism, and the heartbreak of his childhood. Grammer also speaks out about his successful career and the people in his life who keep him happy and grounded. CC HD [TVPG]

Wednesday, June 17
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Bio Classics: Buddy Ebsen. Profile of the vaudeville hoofer who went on to win everlasting fame playing Jed Clampett on TV's Beverly Hillbillies. Ebsen's long and successful career included stints on Broadway and in film, where his danced with Judy Garland and Shirley Temple, and a second hit TV series, Barnaby Jones. CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Ashton Kutcher. Iowa native Kutcher seems like the kind of guy who's always led a charmed life, but he's had his share of heartbreaks. His fraternal twin has cerebral palsy, he lived through a stormy home life growing up, and he was busted for burglary in high school. But things started looking up after Kutcher moved to L.A. and was cast in the sitcom, That 70s Show. He moved on to film roles like Dude, Where's My Car?, and he has produced and starred in MTV's prankfest Punk'd. His marriage to Demi Moore, 15 years older, has produced much hand wringing among his female fans, but that hasn't stopped them from flocking to his flicks. CC HD [TVPG]

Thursday, June 18
10:00 PM/2:00 AM Biography: Billy Crystal (BIO TV PREMIERE)
This is Billy Crystal in depth, from his Long Beach, New York roots to his status as one of our most beloved actors and comedians. The son of a jazz concert promoter, Billy got his first taste of showbiz early watching stars such as the yet-to-be-famous Billie Holiday (who doubled as his babysitter) and performing: he tap danced between acts. His comedy career began on the New York comedy club circuit, jumped to the small-screen in the cult hit Soap, hit Las Vegas with a sold-out stand-up show, and continued on Saturday Night Live (a gig he almost didn't get) and finally a series of memorable films. CC HD [TVPG]

Saturday, June 20
9:00 AM Bio Classics: Abbott and Costello. A profile of the legendary comedy team. You'll learn how Bud and Lou met, and the reasons for their disastrous split-up. There are plenty of clips of their riotously funny routines, plus interviews with Steve Allen and the Smothers Brothers. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM Bio Classics: Jackie Gleason. Portrait of the incomparable comic who became an American icon playing bus driver Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners. Gleason's drinking, spending, and over-the-top lifestyle became legendary as he climbed to the top of show business. We look back at the ladies in Gleason's life, birth of The Honeymooners, and his successful career in movie dramas, including The Hustler. Features interviews with Milton Berle, Sally Field, Burt Reynolds, Jayne Meadows, and Neil Simon. CC [TVPG L]

Tuesday, June 23
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Home Improvement. The behind-the-scenes story of the creation and evolution of the hilarious sitcom that took a fresh look at family relationships. Features clips from the series and exclusive interviews with stars Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Richard Karn, Zachery Ty Bryan, and Taran Noah Smith. CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Tony Danza. Follow the popular performer, who starred on Taxi and Who's the Boss?, as he prepares to host a daytime talk show. Watch as Tony juggles the writing, developing, hosting, booking, producing, and shooting of the show. You may think that you know Tony Banta or Tony Micelli, but you'll go behind the scenes to meet the real Tony Danza. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM/4:00 PM/4:00AM Biography: Jason Priestley. Profile of the actor who hit pay dirt with the teen soap, Beverly Hills, 90210, and then also showed his skills behind the camera by directing a documentary on the rock group Barenaked Ladies and the film noir, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. Off screen, Priestley continues to pursue his passion for fast cars--a passion which nearly killed him in 2002 when his car hit at wall at 180 mph during a practice run at the Kentucky Speedway. CC HD [TVPG]
8:00 PM/12:00 AM Biography: Alyssa Milano. Profile of the child actress who grew into a super-sexy movie and TV star. Milano earned her first major acting role at the tender age of 11 on the TV hit, Who's The Boss? Unlike many child actors, she was able to keep working as she became a woman, and her work on the primetime soap, Melrose Place, cemented her transition to onscreen vixen. But she grew into a socially conscious performer as well. She is a national ambassador for UNICEF, a supporter of PETA, and has raised money for people with AIDS in Africa. CC HD [TVPG]
9:00 PM/1:00 AM Biography: Teen Heartthrobs. For every generation, there are teen heartthrobs: those whose posters line the inside of our lockers and whose faces grace the cover of Tiger Beat. Part of their charm is the promise of a bright future ahead; but for many, that promise is never fulfilled. The teen actors grow old, and we grow up--and grow disinterested. This profile remembers the teen heartthrobs who drove us wild, while also showcasing the lives of those former teen hotties who remain heartthrobs as adults: they may no longer be teenagers, but they're still successful, celebrated, and just plain hot. Featured heartthrobs include: Christina Applegate, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jessica Biel, Alyssa Milano, Mario Lopez, and Jessica Alba. CC HD [TVPG]
10:00 PM/2:00 AM Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye (2000) (BIO TV PREMIERE)
One week before the gang says goodbye forever on the series finale, the cast members of FOX's longest running drama will share memories, anecdotes and unforgettable scenes from the last 10 years in a special farewell to viewers. Many original cast members return and contribute to the special, including Luke Perry, Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Tiffani-Amber Theissen, Lindsay Price, Vincent Young, Daniel Cosgrove and Joe E. Tata. CC [TVPG]
11:00 PM/3:00 AM Beverly Hills 90210: The Reunion Show (2003) (BIO TV PREMIERE!)
After its debut in 1990, the glamorous soap about the rich teens at fictional West Beverly High School set fashion trends and turned it's young cast into instant stars. In this one-hour special, Jason Priestley, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling and others reunite to recount all the behind-the-scenes drama and stories you've never heard before. CC [TV14 D-L]

Wednesday, June 24
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Phil Hartman. The life of the brilliant comedian who was at the top of his career when his wife shot him, then turned the gun on herself in an apparent murder-suicide. Phil Hartman, who first burst into fame on Saturday Night Live, was then working on the hit show NewsRadio. He lived in a million-dollar mansion with his wife and two young children, and to the outside world, everything seemed perfect. But others, who knew the couple, paint a far different and darker picture... CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM/4:00 AM Biography: Andy Kaufman. A definitive profile of the edgy comedian who played Latka Gravas on Taxi, did a great Elvis, and would wrestle just about any woman. Family and friends discuss his life from childhood in Great Neck, New York to tragic death at age 35, including his father, Bob Zmuda, Cindy Williams, Debbie Harry, Jeff Conway, and John Landis. CC [TVPG L]
1:00 PM/7:00 PM Biography: George Carlin. Portrait of the angry comic who survived drug addiction and heart trouble to become one of America's most enduring comedians. Features some of George Carlin's most legendary routines, including "Seven Words You Can't Say on Television", and his outrageously funny tirades against society, religion, big business, and government. CC [TVPG L]
9:00 PM/1:00 AM The Tragic Side of Comedy (BIO TV PREMIERE)
Why do those who make us laugh the hardest seem to have the most troubled souls? This two-hour event will look at the fantastic rises and fatal descents of such stars as John Belushi, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman, and others uncovering the reasons why the gift of laughter often comes with such a steep price tag. We'll hear from friends, lovers, colleagues, psychiatrists, authors and more going deep inside the troubled lives and hysterical work of some of the greatest comic minds of our time. CC HD [TVPG]
11:00 PM/3:00 AM Biography: Robin Williams. A look at the career of the wild, outrageous, and frantic actor-comedian who's become one of the entertainment world's most familiar faces. Soaring to stardom with the hit TV show Mork and Mindy and the movie Good Morning, Vietnam, Williams's prolific but up-and-down film career has included roles in the acclaimed Good Will Hunting, the corny Patch Adams, and dark dramas like One Hour Photo. We'll look at his work on behalf of the homeless, and his seemingly inexhaustible energy--he currently has six projects in production. CC HD [TVPG]

Thursday, June 25
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Bob Saget. From the hit sitcom Full House, where he starred with the young Olsen twins, to America's Funniest Home Videos, Bob Saget has enjoyed enormous success as a mainstream TV star. But others know him as an edgy stand-up comic who often uses language that might shock Lenny Bruce. Saget originally planned on being a doctor, but a teacher saw his talent and nudged him toward a career in show business. He was a serious film student in college, producing a well regarded documentary about boy who received reconstructive facial surgery, but he soon launched a stand-up comedy career that put him on the road to stardom. CC HD [TVPG]
8:00 PM/12:00 AM Biography: Richard Pryor. Chronicles the turbulent career of the African-American stand-up comic and TV and film star who broke new ground before self-destructing. Features interviews with Pryor and Dick Gregory. CC [TVPG L]

Friday, June 26
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Gary Coleman. Profile of the actor who soared to stardom as the cute little kid on the TV series Diff'rent Strokes, but whose career has fizzled out in adulthood. We look at how Gary has kept busy in recent years - reading palms, building model planes, shooting guns, chasing women, and running for governor of California - and go with him to auditions and visits to casting directors to get counseling on how to jump-start his career. CC [TVPG

Tuesday, June 30
8:00 AM/2:00 PM Biography: Charlie's Angels. A look at the groundbreaking TV show that featured three gorgeous women detectives who could get the drop on the bad guys without mussing their hair. Though blasted by critics and feminists for its mediocre acting, thin scripts, and obsession with "jiggle TV", the show made stars out of Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Jaclyn Smith, and Kate Jackson. CC [TVPG]
9:00 AM/3:00 PM Biography: Aaron Spelling. A look at the career of the phenomenally successful TV producer whose hits included Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Dynasty, Beverly Hills, 90210, Starsky and Hutch, Melrose Place, and many others. The son of a Russian Jewish immigrant, Spelling was a shy and scrawny kid who was the target of anti-Semitic taunts as a kid, but he was inspired by the works of O. Henry and made his way to Hollywood where a partnership with Danny Thomas put him on the road to success. CC [TVPG]
10:00 AM/4:00 PM Biography: Heather Locklear. A look at the life of the beauty who won stardom on Dynasty by playing Sammy Jo Carrington, the character everyone loved to hate. Locklear had a happy childhood, became a top model before breaking into TV, stumbled when she tried to make the switch to movies, and had a rocky marriage with rock star Tommy Lee before settling down with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora. CC [TVPG L]
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