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On this day in 1996, fledgling network The WB expanded its limited programming schedule with the debut of the family drama 7th Heaven. The series starred Stephen Collins as Eric Camden, a California...

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On this day in 1996, Olympians and spectators gathered in the Centennial Olympic Stadium for the close of the “Centennial Olympics” in Atlanta, Georgia — a celebration filled with...

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On this day in 1996, Comedy Central introduced The Daily Show, with host Craig Kilborn. Kilborn, a former co-anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter, opened the half-hour satirical news show with a comedic...

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This day in 1996 marked the final telecast of the NBC drama, Sisters. The series starred Swoozie Kurtz, Sela Ward, Patricia Kalember and Julianne Phillips as the Reed sisters (Alex, Teddy, Georgie and...

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This day in 1996 marked the debut of TV Land. Inspired by the success of Nickelodeon’s Nick at Nite block, the Viacom-owned cable channel built its initial lineup around classic and quality TV...

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This day in 1996 marked the end of Bonnie, the second-chance CBS sitcom starring Second City veteran Bonnie Hunt. The series, in which Hunt played a Chicago TV reporter, launched in 1995 with the title...

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On this day in 1996, ABC brought Jim Henson’s Muppets back to prime time with the short-lived variety show, Muppets Tonight. While The Muppet Show followed the puppets’ antics as they produced...

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On this day in 1996, HBO debuted The Late Shift, a telefilm based on the book by New York Times media reporter Bill Carter that chronicled the contentious competition between David Letterman and Jay...

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On this day in 1996, NBC debut the first part of the two-part miniseries, Gulliver’s Travels. The miniseries was based on the classic Jonathan Swift novel, Travels into Several Remote Nations of...

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1996: AMC Introduces its First Scripted Series, ‘Remember WENN’ January 13, 2020  | By TV WW This...