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Who is the star of Family Law?

Family Law

Family Law is now in its second season on CBS. The show stars Kathleen Quinlan as lawyer Lynn Holt. Other cast members include Tony Danza, Julie Warner, Dixie Carter, and Christopher McDonald. It airs on Monday nights at 10pm.

   
Has any other medical drama lasted as long as ER?

Noah to Return as Carter

NOAH WYLE is sticking to his role as Dr. John Carter on the award-winning NBC series, "ER" for season nine.

   
Will we see Bush on TV soon?

Bush and Others Star in 'Freedom'

President Bush, 'The Today Show' co-anchor Katie Couric and a bevy of Hollywood stars will participate in the upcoming public TV series 'Freedom: A History of Us,' a 16-part series to air in January based on the controversial textbooks written by amateur historian Joy Hakim.

   
Who was Mel Harris´ character on Something So Right?

St. Georges

Mel Harris, who previously starred in the NBC comedy "Something So Right," will star as the wife-mom character in NBC's fantasy adventure drama pilot "St. Georges." The low-budget project is about an urban family that relocates to an African game preserve. It will be shot on location in South Africa. The husband-father character and three kids in the show have not yet been cast.

   
What´s up with Tom Brokaw?

Brokaw to Pass Torch to Williams

Tom Brokaw, an institution in U.S. broadcast news for nearly two decades, will retire as anchor of NBC Nightly News. NBC said Brokaw will finish his news casting career after the 2004 Presidential Race. What a way to go out!

   
Will Conan O. be staying with NBC too?

Conan & Comedy Central

Starting Sept. 3, 2002, you will be able to catch NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Comedy Central.

   
After Just Shoot Me moves to Tuesday, what will take its place?

Friends Has a Back-Up

With one more season of Friends left, NBC is searching for a hit replacement to fill up their "Must See" line up since Just Shoot Me will be moved to Tuesdays. This opening will leave way for Good Morning, Miami from the creators of Will & Grace. The comedy will star Mark Feuerstein, Conrad Bloom, as a young TV producer who helps turn around an underdog Miami morning show.

   
How do I get tickets for Saturday Night Live

How to get tickets

Saturday Night Live ticket requests are accepted in the month of August only. Audience members are selected through a lottery system several weeks before the show. You must be at least 16 years of age to participate in the studio audience. The address to send your request to is:

Saturday Night Live
NBC Tickets
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Stand-by tickets are distributed at 9:00 AM on Saturday mornings, by the page desk in the NBC Studios lobby. They operate on a first-come, first-served
basis, and limit stand-by ticket distribution to one per person. Stand-by tickets do not guarantee admission, and seats are based on availability.

Saturday Night Live has a live studio audience for two performances: the dress rehearsal and the live show. If you want to attend the dress rehearsal, you must arrive by 7:00 PM (7:30 PM for stand-by). Arrival time for the live show is 10:15 PM (10:30 PM for stand-by).

   
How do I get tickets to the Tonight Show?

How to get tickets

To order tickets for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, with a brief letter listing the desired date of taping and three alternate dates, to:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Tickets
3000 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91523

   
Has any other ´Friend´ appeared on a different sitcom?

Matthew Perry to be on 'Ally'

MATTHEW PERRY will be dropping by "Ally McBeal" in a decidedly unfriendly role. During a two-part special, Perry will play a cocky, opinionated attorney who makes Ally's life miserable. The episodes will air back-to-back in a two hour Ally event on FOX in April.

   
Has there ever been controversy in judging Olympic games before?

Olympic Figure Skating Controversy

This week the Olympic committee announced it would not reverse the decision, which gave gold medals to Russian skaters ELENA BEREZHNAYA and ANTON SIKHARULIDZE after a French judge said she was pressured into voting for the Russian duo.

   
What movies, if any, has Brittany Snow been in?

Miss American Pie Comes to NBC

"Miss American Pie" is set against the time and music of the early 1960s and the show "American Bandstand." Brittany Snow ("From the Earth to the Moon," "Guiding Light") will portray 15-year-old Meg, whose dream is to be on "American Bandstand." This new NBC show will also star Josh Brolin (Hollow Man).

   
What is James Garner up to?

Charles Durning, James Garner and Joe Mantegna to star in pilot for CBS

Charles Durning has joined Joe Mantegna and James Garner in the CBS pilot called First Monday. It is about the lives of the Supreme Court's justices and law clerks.

   
Where can I learn more about Winter Olympics of the past?

Winter Olympic Start

The Winter Olympic games were just a glimmer in someone's eye back in 1900 when it was first introduced. Figure skating was even slated as a summer event in 1908. "International Sports Week 1924" is planned and approved for Chamonix, France, despite the opposition of Olympics founder Baron Pierre de Coubertin.

   
Doesn´t Greg Grunberg also play on Alias?

NBC Scoops Away With Grunberg

NBC has snared soon-to-be "Felicity" graduate Greg Grunberg for an untitled comedy about a guy who quits his job as a lawyer to take up teaching. Kyle Gass will also be in the new series.

   
Will there be another Spy TV?

Summer Spy Games

NBC has brought back Spy TV for another summer. You can catch it at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays now.

   
What will replace Friends?

Coupling Replaces Friends

What is NBC going to do when Friends comes to a close? Don't worry. They've got back-up! A hit on BBC, Coupling, is coming in to fill the spot. Ironically, the show is about six, thirtysomething friends who are trying to sort out their relationships.

   
Is Will & Grace the next ´Friends´?

Will & Grace thru 2005

The Peacock network is shelling out as much as $4 million per episode to keep Will & Grace on the tube through its seventh season, May 2005.

   
Where can I find out the new line-up on NBC?

Miss Miami

Keith David ("The Job"), Tamara Mello ("Popular") and Diana-Maria Riva ("Philly) have joined the cast of NBC's drama pilot "Miss Miami."

   
What other new comedies can we look forward to seeing on NBC?

Those Wild, Sexy, Fun Suburbs

NBC has a new show coming to the Peacock, Hidden Hills. NBC says it explores the "wild, sexy and funny side" of the suburbs. This comedy starrs Justin Louis, Paula Marshall, Dondre T. Whitfield and Tamara Taylor.

   
Has Kyle Howard ever been in another series before?

Class of '06 Coming to NBC

Wednesday nights on NBC will soon welcome the Class of '06 featuring such stars as Kyle Howard ("Orange County") and Keri Lynn Pratt ("Cruel Intentions 2"). This is a comedy about six college freshman pals/roommates. Sounds like another Friends.

   
How can I find out more about my favorite Friends star?

Friends Final Season!

Could it be true? Apparently so. Our 'Friends' have agreed on one more season, each receiving a little more than $1 million for each episode.

   
How long has ER been on the air.

ER

ER is in its seventh season on CBS, it stars Anthony Edwards, Eriq La, Noah Wyle, Laura Innes, Alex Kingston, Goran Visnjic, Maura Tierney, Paul McCrane, Michael Michele, Erik Palladino, and Ming-Na. The series has earned 17 Emmy Awards and 93 nominations.

   
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