Daniel Stern wants you to study all of his work—not just Home Alone

Though he is most commonly recognized as Marv Merchants from the Home Alone franchise, Daniel Stern has a handful of other crowd-pleasing roles under his belt, like Phil from City Slickers, Coach Brickma from Rookie Of The Year, and the voice of adult Kevin from The Wonder Years. At the premiere of Netflix’s Game…

The Wonder Years' Alley Mills says a sexual harassment accusation got the show canceled

Alley Mills, who played Norma Arnold on The Wonder Years, recently told Yahoo that a sexual harassment accusation got the show canceled before a seventh season could be filmed, and she believes the whole thing was “ridiculous.” In 1993, a costume designer named Monique Long filed a sexual harassment suit against stars…

Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties shake off sadness on “Goodbye, Carolina Blues”

As the frontman for The Wonder Years, Dan Campbell has exhumed the most intimate parts of his life for his songs. that’s why, when he started Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties, he took to crafting the story of Aaron West and singing from his point of view. Now, a couple years later, Campbell has prepared a follow-up…

The worst fictional dads, from Jack Arnold to Alexander Zalachenko

While fictional moms are generally, if not always, a cheery, accommodating group, fictional dads are another stereotype altogether. Often distant and aloof, if not cruel, the dads of TV, film, literature, and video games are a dodgy bunch. With Father’s Day on the horizon this weekend, then, what better time to run…

A show focused wholly on the past, The Wonder Years was still ahead of its time

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be…

The ones after the Super Bowl: 10 shows that capitalized on TV’s best slot

Advertisers looking to make the biggest splash possible use the Super Bowl’s massive audience as the platform. And they do so at a hefty cost—NBC commanded $4.5 million for each half-minute of commercial time during Sunday’s upcoming Patriots-Seahawks showdown. Just as advertisers have to decide whether a Super Bowl…