Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fall TV Preview and a Mouseketeer Roll Call: This Week on TV CONFIDENTIAL

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television

Go behind the scenes of the original Mickey Mouse Club on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 14-20 at the following times and venues:

Realms of Music
Wednesday 9/14
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Sunday 9/17
10pm ET, 7pm PT
Share-a-Vision Radio
Friday 9/16
7pm ET, 4pm PT
10pm ET, 7pm PT

KWDJ 1360-AM
Ridgecrest, Calif.
Saturday 9/17
Following Dodgers baseball

Tuesday 9/20
11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT

For millions of Baby Boomers growing up in the mid-1950s, the original Must See TV took place every weekday afternoon at five o’clock when The Mickey Mouse Club aired on ABC. And though it ran for just three seasons, the original Mickey Mouse Club remains one of the most iconic television programs ever made, more than fifty years later.

We’ll talk about the legacy of The Mickey Mouse Club along with Jennifer Armstrong, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly and the author of Why? Because We Still Like You, an oral history of The Mickey Mouse Club featuring recollections from virtually every member of the original Mouseketeers, including Cubby O’Brien, Lonnie Burr, Doreen Tracey, Darlene Gillespie and, of course, Annette Funicello. Jennifer will join us in our second hour.

Also this week: Television critic Jane Boursaw will join us for a preview of some of the new shows that will premiere on network television over the next few weeks: which ones to watch, which to avoid, and which ones look to be breakaway hits. Are Pan Am and The Playboy Club worth all the hype? Will Terra Nova and The X Factor pay off for FOX? Can Ashton Kutcher breathe new life into Two and a Half Men? We’ll talk about these items and more when Jane joins us in our first hour.

Plus: Pop culture historian Martin Grams with a sneak peak at the Sixth Annual MidAtlantic Nostalgia Convention, which will take place Sept. 22-23-24 at the Marriott Hotel in Hunt Valley, Maryland; and Phil Gries with a brand new edition of The Sounds of Lost Television. Full program as always… we certainly hope you’ll join us.

Wednesdays 10pm ET, 7pm PT
WROM: Realms of Music
Fridays 7pm ET and PT Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Saturdays 8pm PT
Sundays 2pm PT
KWDJ 1360-AM (Ridgecrest, Calif.)
Tuesdays 11:05pm ET, 8:05pm PT
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