On August 26 “7th Heaven” premiered…

On August 26, 1996, “7th Heaven” premiered on The WB (now The CW). The series, which lasted 11 seasons, told the story of the Camdens, a Protestant minister’s family living in the fictional town of Glen Oak, California. The series often tackled moral issues that included but not limited to  bullying, racism, sexual harassment, and…

On August 7 “The Girls Next Door” premiered…

On August 7, 2005 “The Girls Next Door” premiered on E! The reality show chronicled the life of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends (with Hefner making background appearances), documenting their lives inside and outside the Playboy Mansion, as well as shedding light on various other endeavors relating to Playboy (e.g. Playboy Jazz Festival, Operation Playmate — where…

On August 6 Lucille Ball was born…

On August 6, 1911 Lucille Ball was born. ” Lucille Ball — whose career in front of the camera spanned five decades — served as a pioneer for female comedians, as well as for the television industry itself. Named TV Guide’s “Biggest TV Star of All Time,” Ball was only one of two women to…

On July 30 Lisa Kudrow was born…

On July 30, 1963 Lisa Kudrow was born. The actress is best known for her extensive television and film career, most notably for playing the role of overly eccentric Phoebe Buffay (and her twin Ursula Buffay) on the television show “Friends” for 10 seasons. For the role of Phoebe Buffay, Kudrow won an Emmy Award,…

On July 28 Elizabeth Berkley was born…

On July 28, 1972 Elizabeth Berkley was born.  She is best known for playing the role of Jessie Spano on the NBC television series, “Saved by the Bell,” a role she played for five seasons from 1989 – 1993, as well as in the reunion special “Saved by the Bell: Wedding in Las Vegas.” Jessie…

On July 26 Vivian Vance was born…

On July 26, 1909 Vivian Vance was born. Besides having an extensive background in theater, including stints on Broadway, Vance is best known for playing the role of Ethel Mertz in the sitcom “I Love Lucy,” “The Lucy Desi Comedy Hour,” as well as appearing on the “The Lucy Show.” When casting for “I Love Lucy” began,…