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'Andy Griffith' Star George Lindsey Dead at 83

'Goober' character kept America laughing for nearly 30 years

(Newser) - George Lindsey, who spent almost 30 years appearing in TV classics like "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Gunsmoke," has died at age 83, WSFA reports. The small-town Alabama boy kept America laughing from 1964 to 1971 with his jovial Goober character on "Andy Griffith" and its... More »

Gunsmoke's 'Marshal Dillon' Dead at 88

Actor James Arness dies of natural causes

(Newser) - One of Hollywood's greatest sheriffs, James Arness, died today of natural causes at his home, the Los Angeles Times reports. At 6-foot-7, Arness dominated TV screens as Marshal Matt Dillon on Gunsmoke, which ran from 1955 to 1975 and defined the TV Western. Arness had been wary about taking... More »

Name Your Law & Order Dream Team

Mix and match detectives and prosecutors: blogger

(Newser) - The ax fell on Law & Order today after 20 seasons, leaving fans bereft—for exactly as long as it took them to realize it's going to air in syndication pretty much forever. In the aftermath, Alan Sepinwall of Hitfix proposes a fun game: "If you could go back... More »

Plot Twist: NBC Renews 'Law & Order'

'Mothership' back for season 18, but spinoff to move to cable sibling

(Newser) - In a fitting move for a show that made its name with unexpected twists, ratings-challenged "Law & Order" will return to NBC's fall lineup for its 18th season, the network announced today. The eleventh-hour deal relegates the show's "Criminal Intent" spinoff to fellow NBC Universal network USA, with... More »

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