Jerry Seinfeld

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For "a show about nothing," Seinfeld definitely gave us plenty: Close talkers, low talkers, regifters, Festivus, snacking double-dippers, the Soup Nazi, puffy shirts and the Manssiere support undergarment for men – not that there's anything wrong with that.

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The Williams Hall TV studio where former NBC executive Rick Ludwin got his start will be named in his honor in a ceremony Tuesday, March 19, on the Oxford campus.

It's a fitting tribute to Ludwin, a 1970 Miami graduate who has returned to the Williams Hall studio for 36 years at his own expense to talk to students about TV trends and answer their questions.

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Want to spend Christmas with your old TV friends?

Here's my guide to classic Christmas episodes with Ross, Rachel, Monica, Joey, Phoebe, Lucy, Seinfeld, Sheldon and Dr. Bob Hartley and Dr. Johnny Fever.

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The Conners, minus star/creator Roseanne Barr, and former Castle star Nathan Fillion, return to ABC Tuesday, Oct. 16, after most of the network's new and returning series make their fall TV debuts.

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Jerry Seinfeld's “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee" is on the move -- from Sony's Crackle streaming service to Netflix late this year, Variety says.

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You might know him as the TV spokesman for Ohio Valley Goodwill, where's he's the public information officer.

Or from his term on the Cincinnati Board of Education.  

Or as an anchor/reporter on WCPO-TV (Channel 9), where he raised millions for local children with special needs as the "9 On Your Kids Side" reporter, before the station adopted the "9 On Your Side" branding for the entire station... Or as host of Channel 9's "Know It Alls" late-night comedy quiz show… Or as "Michael," the host of the WXIX-TV (Channel 19) "Kid's Club."

Before all that, Flannery was a stand-up comic.  And he returns to his comedy roots Friday.

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Tony-winner and former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander hasn’t given up on TV. Despite two sitcom failures since “Seinfeld” – ABC’s “Bob Patterson” (2001) and CBS’ “Listen Up” (2004-05), Alexander says he’s preparing to pitch TV programmers another TV series.

“We’re taking a series idea out (soon)…. I think it would be great fun to have another one,” says Alexander, 55, who performs his favorite Broadway tunes with the Cincinnati Pops March 4-6 at Music Hall. Alexander won the Tony for best actor in a musical for “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” in 1989, before NBC premiered “The Seinfeld Chronicles.”

When I interviewed Alexander about the Pops performance for WVXU-FM’s “Around Cincinnati,” to air at  7 p.m. Sunday, he told me about plans for another TV comeback.  He also talked about possibly directing a movie; teaching; directing an award-winning music video for Brad Paisely; and a theater production he wants to take to Broadway.


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Heeere’s Johnny! Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” returns Jan. 1 on the Antenna TV network airing here on WSTR-TV’s Channel 64.2.

The Carson shows have not been seen since he retired in 1992.

Starting Friday, his “Tonight” show will air every night on over-the-air Channel 64.2 and Time Warner Cable Channel 996, and on 125 on other Antenna TV stations from coast to coast. 

His guests are a Who’s Who of Entertainment from the 1970s and ’80s: Bob Hope, Jerry Seinfeld, Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Oprah Winfrey (as a new talk show host in 1986), Raquel Welch, George Carlin, Flip Wilson, Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams (on the same show), Michael Landon, Sean Connery, Goldie Hawn, Cybill Shepherd, John Ritter, Peter Falk, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Don Rickles and Lawrence Welk. Below is his guest list and original air date for every January show.