Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Classic TV: That's Hollywood (1976)

That's Hollywood was a 20th Century Fox syndicated series (as if you can't tell from the logo in the following video) that was an off-shoot of sorts from the "That's Entertainment" movie series in the mid-70's. Amazingly, the series lasted six seasons, but, then again, given Fox's body of work, there was plenty of ground to cover.

Actor Tom Bosley (Happy Days) was the off-camera host-narrator. For some reason, the producers didn't see fit to have him appear on camera as well to help set the stage for each episode. Hey, sometimes beggars can't be choosers.

Here's the open:

If it's airing anywhere now, it'd be on one of Fox's cable networks, most likely FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel).

Rating: A.


magicdog said...

I remember watching this on weekends on WABC-TV.

I loved it - partially due to Bosley's narration duties, and because of the cool "behind the scenes" trivia that was part of the show.

I don't think it's running on any channel. Shows like "Biography" and "Behind The Scenes, Sitcom Scandals" have taken "That's Hollywood"'s place.

hobbyfan said...

That's Hollywood ran initially, if memory serves, on a weeknight as part of a checkerboard that also included the Muppet Show & Sha Na Na.

Biography covers a wider range of subject matter, and perhaps That's Hollywood dated itself because it was, after all, a vanity vehicle for the Fox folks.