Series TV Godfather, Aaron Spelling has died. Aaron Spelling, who was 83, died yesterday at 6:25 p.m. in his mansion near Beverly Hills. The cause of death was complications from the stroke he’d suffered on June 18. He has produced 200 shows, including Starsky and Hutch, Charlie’s Angels, The Love Boat, Vegas, Hart to Hart, Dynasty, T.J. Hooker, Fantasy Island, Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and Charmed. He leaves behind his wife, Candy Spelling and Daughter Tori Spelling.
The city that never sleeps will soon be the backdrop of the next incarnation of CBS' "CSI" franchise.
Sources said CBS and the folks at franchise producer Jerry Bruckheimer Television have settled on New York as the setting for the third "CSI"-branded forensic drama series, which is in the works for next season.
CBS and reps for Bruckheimer TV declined comment on the matter, but sources said CBS chief Leslie Moonves will announce the news Saturday during CBS' portion of the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Hollywood.
Our good neighbor, Wilson, of "Home Improvement" fame died from Lung Cancer yesterday. How sad! I loved Wilson. His real name was Earl Hindman and believe it or not I never ever saw his face until tonight on Entertainment Tonight.
Interesting fact: He was on the daytime soap opera "Ryan's Hope" for 16 years before joining "Home Improvement."
1. "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," CBS, 24.7 million viewers
2. "Without a Trace," CBS, 19.4 million viewers
3. "CSI: Miami," CBS, 19.2 million viewers
4. "NFL Monday Night Football: Philadelphia at Miami,"ABC, 18.8 million viewers
5. "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS, 18 million viewers
6. "Two and a Half Men," CBS, 14.8 million viewers
7. "Law & Order," NBC, 14.5 million viewers
8. "NFL Monday Showcase," ABC, 14.3 million viewers
9. "Cold Case," CBS, 14 million viewers
10. "Primetime" - Wednesday, ABC, 13.9 million viewers