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Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to 90's TV

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to 90's TV

Entertainment Weekly The Ultimate Guide to 90's TV

From the comedy of ‘Friends’ and ‘Family Matters’ to the drama of ‘ER’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210,’ the 90’s were prime-time for TV fanatics. In this new special edition, ‘Untold Stories of 90’s TV,’ the editors at Entertainment Weekly go behind the scenes of your favorite series with the actors, creators, writers, and directors who made the decade’s hits. You’ll return to your favorites in groundbreaking laughter: ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘Murphy Brown,’ ‘Frasier,’ ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ ‘The Nanny,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ and more. Then, you’ll consider again the powerful dramas that made you gasp and cheer and cry, often at the same time: ‘Melrose Place,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘My So-Called Life,’ and revisit the complex lives of Xena, Buffy, Ally, and Felicity. EW’s ‘Untold Stories of 90’s TV’ brings you intimate interviews, raucous roundtables, and intriguing oral histories that bring back to life a time like no other in television.

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sitcoms get a makeover in the ‘90s

IN THE 1980S, TV COMEDIES DELIVERED A pure sugar rush. Even the gold-standard shows, like The Golden Girls and Family Ties, piled on the laughs, with only sporadic moments of pathos. The majority—think ALF, Diff’rent Strokes, Growing Pains, Who’s the Boss?—went for sweet chuckles and happy endings. When they wanted to tackle an Important Issue, they blared the “Very Special Episode” alarm, so as not to upset Americans’ sunny prime-time expectations. All main characters were wholesome and well-intentioned. If they stumbled, they learned clear lessons and hugged at the end. They embodied Reagan Era Family Values. The ’90s brought a time of transition. The best TV comedies still often favored the fun and frothy, but they also signaled bigger changes to come. Traditional nuclear families began to fade in favor of…

7 minutos

IT WAS QUITE LATE IN 1994’S PILOT SEASON when newly promoted casting director Ellie Kanner was handed the script for a show called Friends and told to cast the gang of twentysomething Central Perk coffee-shop regulars. “Luck of the draw,” she tells EW of her fateful assignment. In a matter of weeks she and her colleagues had to find six actors with the chemistry of lifelong, well, friends— ones who, fingers crossed, could carry a sitcom for a decade. Luckily we all know how that turned out. At the height of its success, the series averaged 25-30 million viewers per week, and its 2004 finale drew more than 50 million viewers. (To put that into perspective, the 2004 Oscar ceremony only drew around 44 million viewers) “The most challenging thing about casting…

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before they were stars

Mae Whitman KNOWN FOR: Parenthood, Good Girls THE CAMEO: A pint-size Whitman played Sarah Tuttle, a young scout whom Ross accidentally knocks down the stairs, in the season 3 episode “The One Where Rachel Quits.” Dakota Fanning KNOWN FOR: The Runaways, The Alienist THE CAMEO: Fanning (already a pro at 10 years old) guest-starred as Mackenzie, a little girl who bonded with Joey when Monica and Chandler bought the house she lived in, in “The One With Princess Consuela.” Jim Rash KNOWN FOR: Community THE CAMEO: Rash appeared in the series finale “The Last One: Part 2” as “Nervous Male Passenger” on Rachel’s flight to Paris. Ellen Pompeo KNOWN FOR: Grey’s Anatomy THE CAMEO: Pompeo played Missy, an off-limits conquest who came between Ross and Chandler in college, in the season 10 episode “The One Where the Stripper Cries.” Craig Robinson KNOWN FOR:…

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saying goodbye to friends

With Ross and Rachel reunited for good, and Monica and Chandler moving to the burbs with their twins (!), the gang closed the door to the apartment one last time. Creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman describe how they brought their long-running series to an end. IN 2014, EW ASKED Friends creators David Crane and Marta Kauffman to reflect on the art of the series finale. DAVID CRANE: The only thing we absolutely knew from very early on was that we had to get Ross and Rachel together. We had dicked the audience around for 10 years with their “will they or won’t they,” and we didn’t see any advantage in frustrating them. MARTA KAUFFMAN: My rabbi would stop me when I would drop my kids off at Hebrew school, saying, “When are…

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full house

CAN YOU REMEMBER A TIME WHEN UNCLE Jesse, Joey, little Michelle and Comet the dog weren’t part of your TV universe, and just as importantly, when you didn’t long to be part of their TV household? That question is at the heart of why Full House remains so beloved to viewers more than three decades after its debut. Being a member of the Tanner domicile meant living in a crowded Victorian in San Francisco, sure, but one filled with lots of love. No problem was too big to go unresolved after 30 minutes (well, unless it was a two-parter) and no misdeed too large to sustain dad Danny’s anger for a whole episode (even when you empty a cement truck into the kitchen, right, D.J.?). It didn’t hurt that as bonded as…

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married… with children

THE BUNDYS WEREN’T EXACTLY THE PERFECT American Family—and that’s exactly what made them so damn watchable. Launched on the nascent Fox network in 1987, Married… with Children followed suburban Chicago shoe salesman Al Bundy as he tried to make a living to support his family: wife Peg (Katey Sagal), daughter Kelly (Christina Applegate) and son Bud (David Faustino). Al may have never been an overachiever, but at the very least he usually did right by his brood. The series wasn’t a ratings juggernaut, yet it would run for an impressive 11 seasons and fuel a few controversies, including a boycott of the show in 1989 following the airing of the episode “Her Cups Runneth Over,” which featured a number of men wearing and admiring women’s clothing. Since the show left the airwaves in…