Um. They're all JAGs?
Supporting cast members more popular than the lead?
Something to do with dancing?
I second Andy's guess.
characters known by a single name?minority actors in supporting roles?
All were plucked from relative TV obscurity, then went on to TV careers. Faison from Clueless, Bell from Dream On, Anderson from Home Improvement, and Kaufman from the Dick Van Dyke Variety Show? (of course, this argument could be used for just about any lineup of actors...)
It's not dancing to Poison by Bel Viv Devoe, or Alan would have automatically linked to the Turk video in the lead of the story.I'd say they all have moles on their faces, but a link to Cindy Crawford would have been up there.Let's guess characters known by just one name?
characters primarily known by a nickname
favorite characters on shows that jumped from one network to another?
I'll modify Seth's to say simply "shows that changed networks":Scrubs: NBC -> ABCJAG: NBC -> CBSBaywatch: NBC -> syndication*Taxi: ABC -> NBC*not a network, obviously, so we could add "or equivalent" to the sentence.
Rinaldo wins! (My original suggestion had "Buffy" instead of "JAG").Thanks, Alan.
I was gonna say they all provide public services, but that's a stretch. Good job, Rinaldo.
Well, all of them are people I think are hot. Does that count?
Seth really deserves the credit, for coming up with the crucial link. All I did was copy off his paper. :)
Apparently jumping networks is more common than I thought. I can also think of "Family Matters" and "Futurama" (which returns with new episodes on Comedy Central in June).
Medium jumped networks too.
thanks Rinaldo. At first I thought it might be even more specific, like shows that thrived after a network change, but that did not seem to apply to Scrubs or Taxi...Good stuff.
Huh. How/Why did JAG go from NBC to CBS?
Huh. How/Why did JAG go from NBC to CBS?NBC and Don Bellisario were at odds over the tone/style of the show (they wanted action-adventure, he wanted courtroom drama), and they also worried that the audience skewed too old, so they canceled it after a season. CBS is/was less concerned about older viewers, and it ran a decade for them.
Congrats on the new job at HitFix.com.Does this mean more podcasts?
They're all secretly Scientologists?
Life War Piece Death
is it wrong that my first thought was that they all had some sort of disease---you know Turk had diabetes and Pam Anderson had Hep C and Kauffman "died" from cancer.... in retrospect the network jumping show thing makes much much much more sense. (esp given that Turk is the character and not the actor.)
If you have a backload of banners you can't take to HitFix.com, why don't change the banner daily for your last week here on blogspot? I rarely get here in time to guess the theme before it has been solved, but I love playing the game just the same. Just an idea.
I've actually used up the logo inventory, since I stopped making more once the HitFix talks heated up. I have one final one that I'll post next Monday that will sit here as kind of the guardian of this version of the blog once I've moved on to HitFix.
Let's play "Guess What'll be in Alan's Last Logo!"- Lester Freamon- Tony getting the Star-Ledger- Charles Irving Bartkowski- Sipowicz
Obviously bringing back, 4 people who have never been in my kitchen.Barring that: Tony with the Star-Ledger, Chuck&Sarah, Homer in a Mumu, Don Draper.
"CBS is/was less concerned about older viewers, and it ran a decade for them."Not to mention it spun off NCIS which itself spun off NCIS: LA.
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