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  • TV Picks: 'Homeland,' 'Mr. Magoo,' 'Doctor Who'

    TV Picks: 'Homeland,' 'Mr. Magoo,' 'Doctor Who'
    "Homeland." I know it's Christmas week, and we'll get to that in a minute, but the "Homeland" finale is this week, and after last week's stunning revelations, it's difficult to think of anything else.
  • The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann

    The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann
    Ever since the premiere of the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island" 50 years ago, people have been asking the burning question: Ginger or Mary Ann? While some fans of the broad comedy series about seven archetypal castaways shipwrecked on an "uncharted desert...

    Russell Johnson dies at 89; played the Professor on 'Gilligan's Island'

    Russell Johnson's fateful trip started with a three-hour tour in 1964 and lasted the rest of his life. A handsome war veteran who grew up in a Philadelphia orphanage, Johnson spent 14 years playing bad guys in TV and movie westerns. Then he...

    'Mr. Magoo: The Television Collection, 1960-77'

    'Mr. Magoo: The Television Collection, 1960-77'
    The lovable, nearsighted character voiced by Jim Backus gets a big showcase in this collection of short subjects. Mr. Magoo forever refused to acknowledge his vision problem, leading him time and again to blunder through misadventures from which he...

    Appreciation: Sherwood Schwartz, 1916-2011

    An appreciation of Sherwood Schwartz, the man behind "The Brady Bunch" and "Gilligan's Island."