TV Land Awards- Perfect Timing

 Of all the dialogue and research I have been having about syndicated shows, it’s the perfect time for the TV Land Awards. The TV Land Awards show premiered this evening on TV Land, and it is nice to see former TV stars receive well-deserved honors.

Home Improvement was the first to get an honor for its originality and wit that came from none other than Tim Allen, who brought perfect timing for laughter. He knew when the audience needed to laugh.

Besides the wonderful cast that included former heartthrob, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, *sigh.* Unfortunately he wasn’t there to receive his TV-shaped award, but the rest of his colleagues were there to get the attention. Of course I’m always curious to know if either one of the former TV brothers receive residual checks. We all know that Tim Allen was the star of the show, so he’s getting enough to sit pretty, but what about the rest of them?

Taken from the research I’ve done on Screen Actors Guild Web site, if an actor was not the main character or “star player” then they only were paid for the shows they appeared in verses the main character who would still receive residuals 10 years after the show goes into syndication. Interesting, huh? 

So does that mean Will Smith is the only person receiving a residual from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Well, I also found that depending on how many times the person appeared or how of a regular the actor was on the show, can be a determinant on if that person would receive a residual check. However, if there aren’t a lot of  cast members, actors will be paid more in their residual checks and if there is a myriad cast then actors may see less when it’s time to receive a residual. It still presents another question as to what does that say for shows who have equal amount of appearances. What if everybody is the star?  Who is the star in Desperate Housewives? Grey’s Anatomy? The Office? Scrubs? House? Obviously, Hugh Laurie would be the star in House, but are there more? How do Networks or SAG rate that? If they don’t then who does?homeimprovement

Published in: on April 27, 2009 at 12:53 AM  Leave a Comment  

Jaleel White Getting back in the game

Family MattersThis latest article is one of the many reasons why I talk about Network TV.
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If you happened to stop by my page today 04/23 you lucked up. I will be hosting my very first radio show at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time. I will be discussing a topic that I talk about on my blog!

Published in: on April 23, 2009 at 8:33 PM  Leave a Comment  

Hello world!

I’m always one to revert to old things to possibly revive it or leave it alone. It doesn’t have to be materials, sometimes it’s people.

Being a certified Journo, it’s my duty to be conscious of the past to sometimes welcome what’s now.

For starters, I am researching child actors who’ve managed to transform themselves into successful adult actors. I have been researching about residual checks and why some former child actors get them and why some don’t. In addition, I have learned some are entitled and have backed checks that are indebted to them.

I digress…

As I am continuing my research I am learning why so many old shows have been revived into syndicated showsfullhouse1 than other shows. Let’s not forget there aren’t many family oriented shows, which leads to my focus on why most of the household shows are reruns and don’t come on as a regular prime time series.

For instance, everyone remembers TGIF, a place where most families came together and watched a lineup of family-oriented shows. It consisted of myriad programs such as Full House, Perfect Strangers, Family Matters, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper, Step by Step and Boy Meets World … just to name a few. Before that you had Mr. Belvedere, Just the Ten of Us, Webster, Benson and Different Strokes. All on ABC. I dare not go any earlier than that.

How do we welcome the “reality” that those shows are non-existent?

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