Television’s Monster Hits

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An interesting thing happened in the 90’s, ABC put Home Improvement starring Tim Allen up against NBC’s Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer. Roseanne was in that ABC spot, although Roseanne fared well, the switch happened. It became a fun thing to see exactly what would happen. I think this goes with anything and everything in life: A bit of competition makes everyone better.

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I enjoyed both. It was one of the great times in television because all the tv nets had some really strong shows. Many of the programs live forever via syndication.

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Seinfeld starring Jerry Seinfeld was rockin’ during this period too.

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CBS was doing some excellent things during this period, like launching Everybody Loves Raymond with Ray Romano in ’96.

All of this stuff is one reason I like TV Land, because they show all the classics. Plus, I like some of the new stuff mixed with the old, like Jim Gaffigan is getting a tv sitcom on TV Land.

A few stories from that period leading up to this television ratings fight between Home Improvement and Frasier:

New York Times

Los Angeles Times

A few other spots you may like:

Home Improvement

Frasier

Seinfeld

Everybody Loves Raymond

Happy Birthday, Tim Allen

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It’s Tim Allen’s birthday!

The first time I ever saw him was long before Home Improvement. It was during those early stand-up years. I liked him back then. Funny. Relatable.

The film’s over the years, for the most part, have been fun.

Last Man Standing is a decent tv sitcom, but I think Home Improvement is the better one.

I even do the signature grunt once in a while.

TV, Radio, Music & Movie File

Some funny moments from Home Improvement starring Tim Allen.

Funny moment of Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer.

Seinfeld bloopers with Jerry Seinfeld & company.

Boardwalk Empire stuff 1 2 3.
(FYI…If you are not up to date, skip for now.)

Kirstie Alley’s TV Land tv series debuts soon.

Great stories on Sons of Anarchy 1 2 3 4
(FYI…If you are not caught up, pass on these for now.)

TV Pilots list….and all the tv deveopment here.

A few radio people, stations, channels, networks etc. I enjoy…all for different reasons: Sirius XM for Howard Stern, O&A, Ron & Fez etc. Xfm London, KROQ, Indie 103.1, The Independent FM, IndiePopRocks SomaFM, SiriusXMU, Boneyard, Lithium, Hair Nation, First Wave, Sirius Hits1, Q104.3, KNAC, BBC, CapitalFM, Amazing Radio, Absolute Radio, WCBS, KEarth, Z100, KIISfm, WPLJ, KTU, Tom Leykis, Sirius XM Classic Rewind, 80’s, 90’s and Human Numan.

The Walking Dead latest.

Bill Cosby’s tv special is on dvd.

AMC’s got a couple of tv pilots.

The story behind FOX’s ADHD cartoons.

Breaking Bad complete tv series dvd collection due this week.

Madonna has plenty going on.

Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes.

Prince is keeping busy.

The Fray’s Helios.

Lady Gaga’s ArtPop film.

Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) has fresh stuff.

Muse says their next album will lean more rock.

U2’s Ordinary Love.

The Foo Fighters are working on a new album.

Arnold Schwarzenneger’s Sabotage.

Sly Stallone’s stuff.

Bruce Willis teaming with 50 Cent in The Prince.

A piece on Hollywood blogger, Nikki Finke.

-I’m on Twitter @DavidAlanEppley
I’m on all other social media too, but choose to mainly use Twitter most. Follow me and I’ll follow back.

TV, Radio, Music & Movie File

Some funny moments from Home Improvement starring Tim Allen.

Funny moment of Frasier starring Kelsey Grammer.

Seinfeld bloopers with Jerry Seinfeld & company.

Boardwalk Empire stuff 1 2 3.
(FYI…If you are not up to date, skip for now.)

Family Guy…Peter passes…story.

Kirstie Alley’s TV Land tv series debuts soon.

Great stories on Sons of Anarchy 1 2 3 4
(FYI…If you are not caught up, pass on these for now.)

TV Pilots list….and all the tv deveopment here.

The Walking Dead latest.

Bill Cosby’s tv special is on dvd.

AMC’s got a couple of tv pilots.

The story behind FOX’s ADHD cartoons.

Breaking Bad complete tv series dvd collection due this week.

Madonna has plenty going on.

Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes.

Prince is keeping busy.

The Fray’s Helios.

Lady Gaga’s ArtPop film.

Neil Finn (Split Enz, Crowded House) has fresh stuff.

Muse says their next album will lean more rock.

U2’s Ordinary Love.

The Foo Fighters are working on a new album.

Arnold Schwarzenneger’s Sabotage.

Sly Stallone’s stuff.

Bruce Willis teaming with 50 Cent in The Prince.

A piece on Hollywood blogger, Nikki Finke.

-I’m on Twitter @DavidAlanEppley
I’m on all other social media too, but choose to mainly use Twitter most. Follow me and I’ll follow back.