Thursday, September 10, 2009


Last week, Aaron Spelling was inducted into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame as the September entry under the category of "The League Of Themselves". But he's inducted this week as well for the category of "As Seen On TV".

The mega-producer was portrayed in Toobworld in three different productions, which is the
requirement necessary for entry into the Hall of Fame.....

1] by Dan Castellaneta (pictured) in the 2004 TV movie "Behind The Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Charlie's Angels'" 2] by Nicholas Hammond in the 2005 TV movie "Dynasty: The Making Of A Guilty Pleasure"

3] and by Mark Capri in the series 'So noTORIous' from 2006. (In the show - in which Tori Spelling played herself, Spelling would call in to check on Daddy's Poor Little Rich Girl. But they also used the old standby of showing him from the back in a chair, a la Steinbrenner on 'Seinfeld'.)
Those are enough to satisfy me that Aaron Spelling deserves to be the first back-to-back entrant into the TV Crossover Hall of Fame. (And here I always thought it would be Orson Welles who was going to be the first to be inducted in both categories. I guess it just didn't work out in the voting process.....)

Writer and director Mark Evanier runs the "News From ME" blog which is higly featured to the left in my list o' links. Here's what he thought about the TV movie which featured Castellaneta:


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