Bea Arthur on ‘TV Land Awards’, with Rue and Betty

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Sixth Annual ‘TV Land Awards’

The show will tape on Sunday, June 8 at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, CA, and will premiere on TV Land on Sunday, June 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

THE POP CULTURE AWARD
This award is presented to a show that has crossed the line from television series to pop culture phenomenon.

This year’s honoree is “The Golden Girls.” Bea, Betty, and Rue will be attending

Kev!

 

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Inductee; Bea Arthur

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Bea Arthur along with Larry Gelbart, Merv Griffin. Daniel Burke, Tom Murphy, and Sherwood Schwartz have been chosen as the latest inductees into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame “is a special recognition for those who have made significant contributions and have left an indelible mark on the television business,” ATAS chairman and CEO John Shaffner said.

Hall of fame candidates is submitted from the academy’s membership and the industry at large to the selection committee, which votes on the final decision.

The group will be honored at a ceremony to be announced at a later date.

 

#38

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Check out Bea as #38 in the 50 Greatest TV Icons presentation ::

TV LAND joins ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY to present The 50 Greatest TV Icons.

“From the people who brought you the 100 Most Memorable TV Moments, 100 Most Unexpected TV Moments, and the 100 Greatest TV Quotes and Catchphrases.
They are the champions, the trailblazers. The game changers. More than TV Stars, they are the legends. On November 16 at 8PM watch the experts from TV Land and Entertainment Weekly reveal The 50 Greatest Icons of Television. “

“Regardless of age, TV genre or lifeform, there are select TV personalities whose work is timeless and whose popularity is endless due to the impact they have made through television. Entertainment Weekly and TV Land Present: The 50 Greatest TV Icons, counts down the iconic personalities who have made their indelible mark via the small screen.”

Premieres Friday, November 16, 2007 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET/PT
Saturday, November 17, 2007 5:00 PM. to 7:00 PM ET/PT
Sunday, November 18, 2007 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM. ET/PT
Monday, November 19, 2007 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET/PT
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM ET/PT
Wednesday, November 21, 2007 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET/PT
Friday, November 23, 2007 12:30 AM to 3:00 AM ET/PT
Saturday, November 24, 2007 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM ET/PT

 

Reminder for this Wednesday!

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Just wanted to remind you that Bea’s appearance on TVLand’s Back to the Grind will air this Wednesday! We’ve been talking about it for quite a while now, the previews look great, so now is your chance to see it in its entirety for the first time!

Back to the Grind – Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on TVLand

AUGUST 15 – BEA ARTHUR & ED BEGLEY JR
She played a tutor on the “Golden Girls,” but now, Bea Arthur takes on one of the greatest roles of her illustrious career…teaching and tutoring college SAT prep classes for real! Then, “St Elsewhere’s” Ed Begley Jr. recreates his TV job by working at St Joseph’s hospital for a day—with tasks ranging from manning the information booth to serving lunches to his biggest fear—taking blood.

 

Vera is back! MAME on DVD – June 19th

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Now available in crisp, clean, digital quality… the infamous Vera can be in your hot hands on DVD Tuesday, June 19th! Order HERE or run yourself over to your favorite store and pick up your copy! A definite must-have for any Bea fan… even though Bea herself didn’t love the movie… doesn’t mean that we can’t! This is another ‘about !@*$#@! time!!!!’ DVD release!Kev!

 

TV Land says BTTG is a go for July 18 (Bea on Aug 15)

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Continuing the saga of when Back to the Grind will air this year, TV Land currently lists it as the following ::

Back to the Grind (new series) Wednesday, July 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

This half-hour series takes iconic TV performers — from Loni Anderson to Harry Anderson and other actors not named “Anderson” — and has them perform the real-life version of the jobs their characters held on Classic TV shows like WKRP in Cincinnati and Night Court. Other performers featured include Erik Estrada, Marla Gibbs, Sherman Hemsley, Betty White, Mark Curry, Bea Arthur, Ed Begley Jr., and Jimmie “J.J.” Walker.

UPDATE :: The episode where Bea will appear will air on August 15th!

AUGUST 15 – BEA ARTHUR & ED BEGLEY JR
She played a tutor on the “Golden Girls,” but now, Bea Arthur takes on one of the greatest roles of her illustrious career…teaching and tutoring college SAT prep classes for real! Then, “St Elsewhere’s” Ed Begley Jr. recreates his TV job by working at St Joseph’s hospital for a day—with tasks ranging from manning the information booth to serving lunches to his biggest fear—taking blood.

 

After the show glimpses!

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I received an email from a fellow Bea fan, Roland, who shared his attempt in seeing Bea on Tuesday when she was on The View. I was happy to see the photos and very happy to see that Billy was continuing to be close by her side!

Roland writes ::

My name is Roland and I happen to be a huge Bea Arthur fan. The release of Maude on DVD is just a dream come true. I’m getting my copy tomorrow.
I live in New Jersey, very close to Manhattan and this morning I decided to go to The View studios with a friend to try to get standby tickets. Unfortunately, we weren’t that lucky. but decided to stay around to wait for Bea to come out after the show.
After waiting for about an hour and a half, Adrienne came out, followed by Bea. I got to take pictures, which I am attaching to this e-mail. Perhaps, you may want to post some of them on the website.
By the way, the guy next to Adrienne is not me. He happens to be an autograph hunter and is a big fan of hers.
Enjoy,
Roland

Thanks Roland!

 

‘Maudie’ is HERE!

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What an exciting week! Two superb interviews on the radio yesterday and a television appearance on The View today, Bea Arthur and Adrienne Barbeau are at their prime and are just as excited about Maude on DVD as we are!

All the goodies that I have been working on are available on the Maude Season 1 page of the Maude minisite! Be sure to speak up and let everyone know your thoughts about this classic that is now available for the masses… finally! Enjoy!

Kev!

PS :: I cannot stop glowing on how Bea’s appearance and how coherent she has been on the radio and television this week. She seems to have all her energy back and ready to continue to entertain us for years to come! Congrats to a healthy Bea!