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For the American TV schedule, see: 2006-07 United States network television schedule.
- 1 Events
- 2 Debuts
- 3 Miniseries
- 4 Television shows
- 5 Changes of Network Affiliation
- 6 Ending this year
- 7 Deaths
EventsDate Event January 1NBC Universaldrops the Trio channeland in its place launches Sleuth, a 24-hour entertainment cable channel dedicated to the crime, mystery and suspense genre. January 2After several years as part of The WB'sweekday programming lineup, The WB drops its weekday afternoon Kids' WBanimation block. Kids' WB is now relegated to Saturday mornings, and the weekday block is replaced by Daytime WB. January 3Elizabeth Vargasand Bob Woodrufftake over anchoring duties ABC News' World News Tonight, replacing Peter Jennings, who died of cancer in 2005. January 12Second live episode of Will and Graceairs on NBCon both the East and West coasts. January 20High School Musical, arguably Disney's Channel's most successful original movie, is released. It is shown about 12 times more to an audience of 37 million different people. January 24CBSand Warner Bros.announce the launch of The CW Television Networkfor the 2006-2007 season. This network was, in a sense, be a merger of The WB Television Networkand UPNand was designed to replace both of those networks.January 28The Directors Guild of Americaname Tony Croll and J. Rupert Thompson as reality TV directors for Three Wishesand Fear Factor, respectively. Best director of a dramatic series is Michael Aptedfor Rome. TV comedy series director is Marc Bucklandfor My Name Is Earl. Directors Joseph Sargent(Warm Springs)and George C. Wolfe(Lackawanna Blues) share best TV movie awards. General Hospital's Owen Renfroeis named best daytime serial director. February 22Fox announces plans for a new network, called "MyNetworkTV". The network was planned to run on UPN and WB affiliates who are not included in the launch of The CW. March 8Bravo'spremiere of one of its most popular shows to date, Top Chef. March 11ITVlaunch the CITV Channel, which will broadcast during the downtime hours of ITV4March 16SportsNet New Yorklaunches. March 17United States premiere of the new series of Doctor Whoon Sci-Fi'sFriday-night lineup. March 26Last first-run episodes to date of the long-running TV series Soul Train. Reruns of the previous season air until October, when "The Best of Soul Train" reruns from the 1970s and 1980s begin airing in place of new episodes. April 1Kids Choice Awardsare aired on Nickelodeonwith special slimedguest, Robin Williams. The event was hosted by Jack Black. April 712.6 million viewers watch long-running Coronation Streetcharacter Mike Baldwindie in the arms of his long-time rival, Ken Barlow. April 19ITV launch ITV Play, a new 24/7 participation TV channel, on Freeview in the United Kingdom. It will launch on other platforms later in the year. April 24Cartoon Network TOO, a new cartoon channel, launches at 10:15am in the UK. April 24Nick Jr 2launches in the UK. April 28The 33rd Daytime Emmy Awardsare handed out. May 5The BBC's local election coverage goes off air shortly before 3:00am, due to a power failure at their Millbankstudios. For the next hour coverage relocates to The Counting House pub, with results being read out using handwritten pieces of paper. May 15BBC High Definition Television Trialcommences. May 18Reality show Big Brother starts in the UK for its 7th Series. May 20Just minutes before the live Eurovision Song Contestfinal begins, BBC One's live National Lotterydraw is invaded by Fathers 4 Justiceprotestors. The show is temporarily taken off air, leaving just a programme logo and announcer Alan Dedicoat's voice until the problems are resolved. May 21Mike Wallacemakes his last appearance on CBS' 60 Minutes. The WBseries Charmedends its eight year run with the final episode Forever Charmed. May 22BSkyBlaunch High-definition televisionin the UK under the brand Sky HD. May 24Taylor Hickswins American Idol (Season 5). May 31Katie Couricappears as co-host of Todayfor the last time. June 2018.46 million watch England vs Sweden in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, the UK's highest rated programme of the year. June 26MSG Networkdebuts SummerBall, a basketball series dedicated to the well-known summer streetballleagues in New York City. This was the first show ever aired on the network that was strictly dedicated to streetballin New York City. June 28Charles Gibsonco-hosts Good Morning Americafor the last time in his 19-year run. July 8Pokémonairs its final episode on Kids' WB!, "Pasta La Vista", also its final episode dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment. July 16Sarah Lang wins one million pounds in the final of the ITV1 gameshow PokerFace. As she had also won £32,500 on the BBC One gameshow In It to Win It the previous year, this makes her the biggest known female gameshow winner in UK television history, and second overall behind Ian Woodley. July 24Aquaman, previously not picked up, becomes available for download on the iTunes Music Store. August 21Stargate SG-1is officially cancelled by SCI FI Channelfollowing the premiere broadcast of the shows 200th episode after just five poor rated episodes. The tenth, and possibly final, Season makes the show the longest running Sci-Fi series in American television history. August 26the popular 90's cartoon series Biker Mice From Marsreturns to tv screens, but moved from UPNto CITV in the UKso far the USAyet to come. August 27The 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awardsare handed out. September 5Launch of the new News Corp-owned American broadcast network My Network TV. September 5 Katie Couricbecomes the first female sole anchor of the CBS Evening Newsreplacing the temporary anchor Bob Schieffer. September 6The longest-running drama show on television, Guiding Light, aired its 15,000th televised episode. September 8The former Kids' WB! series, Pokémon, debuts on Cartoon Network with new voice actors. September 12Mike Malin is crowned the winner of Big Brother: All-Starsand wins the $500,000 prize. Runner-Up Erika Landin wins $50,000. September 13Meredith Vieirabegins co-hosting duties of The Today Show, replacing Katie Couric. September 18The new American network The CWis launched. UPNand The WBcease operations. September 20Top Gearpresenter Richard Hammondis seriously injured after crashing a jet-powered car at 280mph. October 7After four and a half years, the BBC 'Rhythm & Movement' identsare shown for the final time on BBC One at 1:10am, as part of a special montage (2:55am on BBC One Northern Ireland). Their replacements, the 'Circle' idents, debut at 10am. October 19NBC Universalannounces a major restructuring in order to shave US$750 million in costs following several years of falling ratings at the NBCnetwork. Among the changes is the announcement that NBC will no longer air scripted dramas or comedies during the first hour of prime time, focusing instead on less-expensive reality and game shows in those hours. Its news division is also trimmed. The announcement is made despite the early success of several new NBC series such as Heroes. October 31Bob Barkerannounces that he will be retiring from his hosting duties on The Price is Rightin June 2007. November 9√airs a 24-hour marathon of SpongeBob SquarePantsstarting at 8:00 PM. The marathon raised Nickelodeon's ratings to an average of over 6.7 million viewers and became the network's most highest-rated day ever. November 16On General Hospital, Luke and Laura Spencerremarry to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their first nuptials, which were the highest-rated hour in USdaytime televisionhistory. December 25EastEnderscharacter Pauline Fowler(played by Wendy Richard) dies, she had been in the show from the first episode (BBC One).
DebutsDate Debut January 8Campus Ladieson Oxygen NetworkJanuary 9Life on Marson BBC One. January 14Ben 10, a Cartoon Networksci-fi animated series (2006-present) January 19Hotel Babylonon BBC One(2006-present). January 22Number 1 Singleon E!. January 23Northern Lightson ITV(2006-present). January 27The Emperor's New Schoolon the Disney Channel. (2006-present) Spin-off series from 2001's The Emperor's New Grooveand 2005's Kronk's New Groove. January 29Lewis, a spin-off from Inspector Morse, debuts on ITV1. February 2Survivor: Panamaon CBSFebruary 24My Gym Partner's a Monkey, another Cartoon Networkanimated series (2006-Present) February 25Kappa Mikey, an original Nicktoons Networkanime series. (2006-present) February 28The Real World: Key Weston MTVMarch 3Convictionon NBCMarch 7The Uniton CBS(2006-present) March 9Waterloo Roadon BBC OneMarch 12Big Loveon HBOMarch 13The New Adventures of Old Christineon CBS(2006-present) March 15The Loopon FOX. (2006-2007) March 22Heiston NBC. March 24Hannah Montanaon the Disney Channel. (2006-present) March 28Thiefon FX NetworksMarch 28Teacherson NBC. April 2So NoTORIouson VH1(US) (The network's first scripted sitcom) April 9Just for Kickson Nickelodeon(2006-2007) April 15Eureka seveNon Cartoon Network's Adult Swimblock April 24La fea mas bellaon UnivisionApril 27Suburban Shootouton FiveMay 5Home Againon BBC OneMay 29Real World/Road Rules ChallengeFresh Meaton MTVMay 31The Hillson MTV(2006-present) June 2Beyond the Breakon The NJune 6The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agencyon Oxygen NetworkJune 12Savedon TNTJune 13ECWon SciFi(2006-present) June 17Spider Riderson Kids' WB!(2006-2007) July 6Big Brother: All-Starson CBSJuly 7Psychon USA Network(2006-present) July 25Maggi & Meon Channel 5 (Singapore)August 18MTV New Zealanddebuts on the SKY NetworkAugust 18Full Tank debuts on MTV New ZealandSeptember 2ESPN Saturday Night Footballon ESPN on ABC(2006-present) September 2Fantastic Four (2006 TV series)on Cartoon Network. (2006) September 5Desireon My Network TVSeptember 5Fashion Houseon My Network TVSeptember 5Standoffon FOX(2006-2007) September 7'Til Deathon FOX(2006-Present) September 7Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?on ABC TVSeptember 7Happy Houron FOXSeptember 9Bleachand Trinity Bloodon Cartoon Network's Adult Swimblock September 10NBC's Sunday Night Footballpremieres (2006-present) September 11Monday Night Footballon ESPN premieres September 11Judge Maria Lopezin syndication (US and Canada) September 12Greg Behrendtin syndication (US and Canada) September 15Men in Treeson ABCSeptember 16"TMi" on CBBCSeptember 18Studio 60 on the Sunset Stripon NBC(2006-2007) September 18Rachael Rayin syndication (US and Canada) (2006-present) September 18The Megan Mullally Showin syndication (US and Canada) September 18"The Class" on CBSSeptember 19Smithon CBSSeptember 20Kidnappedon NBCSeptember 20Jerichoon CBS(2006-present) September 21Six Degreeson ABCSeptember 21Sharkon CBS(2006-present) September 22Mr. Meatyon Nickelodeon(2006-present) September 23Tom and Jerry Taleson Kids' WB!(2006-present) September 23Monster Allergyon Kids' WB!(2006-2007) September 23Shaggy & Scooby-Doo Get a Clue!on Kids' WB!(2006-present) September 23Legion of Super Heroeson Kids' WB!(2006-present) September 24Brothers & Sisterson ABCSeptember 25Heroeson NBC(2006-present) September 26Help Me Help Youon ABCSeptember 28Ugly Betty, an English languageadaptation of the telenovela
Betty La Fea, on ABC(2006-present) September 30American Idol Rewindin Syndication (2006-present) October 3Friday Night Lightson NBC(2006-present) October 3The Amazing Mrs Pritchardon BBC OneOctober 3Trinny & Susannah Undress...on ITVOctober 4The Nineon ABCOctober 7Robin Hood, a new family drama series made by Tiger Aspect Productionsfor BBC One. October 1130 Rockon NBC(2006-present) October 12Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Duelon MTVOctober 131 vs. 100on NBC
TCM Undergroundon TCMOctober 22Torchwood, the first full series spin-offfrom Doctor Who, debuts on BBC Three. November 2Rob & Bigon MTV(2006-present) November 3Class of 3000on Cartoon Network(2006-present) November 14Show Me the Moneyon ABCNovember 14Underdogson CBCNovember 143 LBSon CBSNovember 15Day Breakon ABCNovember 22The Real World: Denveron MTVNovember 27Jackanoryscheduled to return to BBC One(1965-1996, 2006-present). November 28Big Dayon ABCDecember 11The Lost Roomon Sci-Fi ChannelDecember 18Identityon NBC
- In Justice
- Four Kings
- The Book of Daniel
- Love Monkey
- Courting Alex
- Free Ride
- The Rich List
- See also 2006-07 United States network television schedule, 2006 Australian network television schedule
- Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951-present).
- Guiding Light (1952-present).
- The Today Show (1952-present).
- Kōhaku Uta Gassen (Japan) (1953-present).
- NHK Nodojiman (Japan) (1953-present).
- Panorama (UK) (1953-present).
- Face the Nation (1954-present).
- The Tonight Show (1954-present).
- As the World Turns (1956-present).
- What the Papers Say (UK) (1956-present).
- The Sky at Night (UK) (1957-present).
- Blue Peter (UK) (1958-present).
- Grandstand (UK) (1958-2007).
- Coronation Street (UK) (1960-present).
- Four Corners (Australia) (1961-present).
- It's Academic (1961-present).
- Big News (1962-1972, 1992-present)
- The Late Late Show (Ireland) (1962-present).
- The World Tonight (1962-present).
- General Hospital (1963-present).
- Days of Our Lives (1965-present).
- Play School (1966-present).
- The Money Programme (UK) (1966-present).
- Shoten (Japan) (1966-present).
- 60 Minutes (1968-present).
- One Life to Live (1968-present).
- Sesame Street (1969-present).
- All My Children (1970-present).
- Monday Night Football (1970-present).
- NBC Nightly News (1970-present).
- Masterpiece Theatre (1971-present).
- Soul Train (1971-2006).
- Emmerdale (UK) (1972-present).
- Newsround (UK) (1972-present).
- The Price Is Right (1972-present).
- John En Marsha (1973-1990).
- Last of the Summer Wine (UK) (1973-present).
- The Young and the Restless (1973-present).
- Wish You Were Here...? (UK) (1974-present).
- Arena (UK) (1975-present).
- Good Morning America (1975-present).
- Saturday Night Live (1975-present).
- the fifth estate (Canada) (1975-present).
- Wheel of Fortune (1975-present).
- 20/20 (1978-present).
- Grange Hill (UK) (1978-present).
- Antiques Roadshow (UK) (1979-present).
- Eat Bulaga! (1979-present).
- Nightline (1979-present).
- This Old House (1979-present).
- Entertainment Tonight (1981-present).
- CCTV New Year's Gala (China) (1982-present).
- Timewatch (UK) (1982-present)
- Waratte Iitomo (Japan) (1982-present)
- What Now (New Zealand) (1982-present)
- Jeopardy! (1964-1975, 1978-1979, 1984-present).
- The Bill (UK) (1984-present).
- EastEnders (UK) (1985-present).
- Neighbours (Australia) (1985-present).
- The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986-present).
- Comic Relief (UK) (1986-present).
- Casualty (UK) (1986-present).
- Palibhasa Lalake (1986-2000).
- ChuckleVision (UK) (1987-present).
- TV Patrol World (1987-present).
- Magandang Gabi, Bayan (1987-2006).
- Magandang Umaga, Pilipinas (1987-1996).
- The Bold and the Beautiful (1987-present).
- America's Most Wanted (1988-present).
- The American Experience (1988-present).
- Fair City (1988-present).
- Home and Away (1988-present).
- This Morning (1988-present).
- Cops (1989-present).
- Domingão do Faustão (Brazil) (1989-present).
- Inside Edition (1989-present).
- The Simpsons (1989-present).
- Law & Order (1990-present).
- America's Funniest Home Videos (1990-present).
- Maalaala Mo Kaya (1991-present)
- The Jerry Springer Show (1991-present).
- Dateline NBC (1992-present).
- The Real World (1992-present).
- Shortland Street (NZ) (1992-present)
- Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993-present).
- Oki Doki Doc (1993-2000)
- The Late Show with David Letterman (1993-present).
- WWE Monday Night RAW (1993-present).
- ER (1994-present).
- Time Team (UK) (1994-present).
- ASAP '06 (1995-present).
- Access Hollywood (1996-present).
- Balitang K (1996-2001).
- Judge Judy (1996-present).
- The Daily Show (1996-present).
- Silent Witness (UK) (1996-present).
- Super Laff In (1996-2000).
- 7th Heaven (1996-present)
- Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003).
- King of the Hill (1997-present)
- Midsomer Murders (UK) (1997-present).
- South Park (1997-present).
- Stargate SG-1 (1997-present).
- The Wonderful World of Disney (1997-present).
- Charmed (1998-2006).
- That '70s Show (1998-2006)
- The Correspondents (1998-present).
- The King of Queens (1998-present).
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK) (1998-present).
- Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999-present)
- Family Feud (1976-1985, 1988-1995, 1999-present).
- Judge Mathis (1999-present).
- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-present).
- Passions (1999-present).
- SpongeBob SquarePants (1999-present).
- The Sopranos (1999-present).
- The West Wing (1999-2006).
- Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (US) (1999-present).
- WWE Friday Night SmackDown! (1999-present)
- Big Brother (2000-present).
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-present).
- Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-present).
- Gilmore Girls (2000-present).
- Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006).
- Survivor (2000-present).
- The Weakest Link (UK) (2000-present).
- Yes, Dear (2000-2006).
- 24 (2001-present).
- ABS-CBN Headlines (2001-2003)
- According to Jim (2001-present).
- Adult Swim (2001-present).
- Fear Factor (2001-present).
- JR Digs (Canada) (2001-present).
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001-present).
- Pop Idol (UK) (2001-present).
- Smallville (2001-present).
- The Amazing Race (2001-present).
- The Bernie Mac Show (2001-2006).
- The Fairly OddParents (2001-Present).
- The Saturday Show (UK) (2001-present).
- Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002-2006).
- American Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002-present).
- Baby Looney Tunes (2002-present).
- Codename: Kids Next Door (2002-present).
- CSI: Miami (2002-present).
- Harry Hill's TV Burp (UK) (2002-present).
- I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! (UK) (2002-present).
- Less Than Perfect (2002-present).
- Spooks (UK) (2002-present).
- That's So Raven (2002-present).
- The Bachelor (2002-present).
- The George Lopez Show (2002-present).
- Without a Trace (2002-present).
- ABS-CBN Insider (2003-2006)
- All Grown Up! (2003-present).
- America's Next Top Model(2003-present)
- Arrested Development (2003-2006).
- Battlestar Galactica (2003-present).
- Cold Case (2003-present).
- Eve (2003-2006).
- Hope and Faith (2003-2006).
- Las Vegas (2003-present).
- Lilo & Stitch: The Series (2003-2006).
- NCIS (2003-present).
- Nip/Tuck (2003-present).
- One Tree Hill (2003-present).
- Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003-present).
- Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003-present).
- Reno 911! (2003-present).
- Romeo! (2003-present).
- The O.C. (2003-2007).
- Two and a Half Men (2003-present).
- Xiaolin Showdown (2003-present).
- Astro Boy (2004-present).
- Boston Legal (2004-present).
- Cartoon Alley (2004-present).
- Call for Help 2.0 (Canada) (2004-present).
- Corner Gas (Canada) (2004-present).
- CSI: New York (2004-present).
- Danny Phantom (2004-present).
- Desperate Housewives (2004-present).
- Deadwood (2004-present)
- Drake & Josh (2004-2007)
- Entourage (2004-present)
- Green Wing (UK) (2004-present).
- House (2004-present).
- Joey (2004-2006).
- Lost (2004-present).
- Miguzi (2004-present).
- Phil of the Future (2004-2006).
- Postman Pat (UK) (1981, 1996, 2004-present).
- Sea of Souls (UK) (2004-present}.
- Shameless (UK) (2004-present).
- Stargate Atlantis (2004-present).
- The Apprentice (2004-present).
- The Batman (2004-present).
- The X Factor (UK) (2004-present).
- TNA iMPACT! (2004-present)
- Afterlife (UK) (2005-present).
- American Dad! (2005-present).
- Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-present).
- Battlestar Galactica (2005-present).
- Bones (2005-present)
- BSTV (2005-present).
- Camp Lazlo (2005-present).
- Catscratch (2005, 2006-present).
- Commander in Chief (2005-2006).
- Da Vinci's City Hall (Canada) (2005-present).
- Deal or No Deal (2005-present)
- Doctor Who (UK) (1963-1989, 1996, 2005-present).
- Everybody Hates Chris (2005-present).
- Family Guy (1999-2002, 2005-present).
- G.I. Joe: Sigma 6 (2005-present).
- Game Show Moments Gone Bananas (2005-present)
- Grey's Anatomy (2005-present).
- IGPX (2005-present).
- Kept (2005-present)
- Kojak (1973-1978, 2005-present).
- Kudlow & Company (2005-present).
- Mad Money (2005-present).
- Medium (2005-present).
- My Name Is Earl (2005-present).
- Naruto (2005-present).
- Mew Mew Power (2005-July 22, 2006). The series stopped after 26 episodes and no word of it coming back.
- Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide (2005-2007).
- NUMB3RS (2005-present).
- Roobarb and Custard Too (2005-present).
- The Boondocks (2005-present).
- The Life and Times of Juniper Lee (2005-present).
- The Office (US) (2005-present).
- The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005-present).
- Weeds (2005-present).
- Wonder Showzen (2005-present).
- Zoey 101 (2005-present).
Changes of Network AffiliationShow Moved from Moved to The Andy Milonakis ShowMTVMTV 2Lost(UK rights) Channel 4Sky OneBelmont StakesNBCABCBreeders' CupNBCESPNCelebrity DeathmatchMTVMTV2Monday Night FootballABCESPNThe Simple LifeFOXE!Sunday Night FootballESPNNBCThe Paul O'Grady ShowITVChannel 4PokemonKids WB!Cartoon NetworkBiker Mice From MarsUPNCITVThe ContenderNBCESPNOne Piece4Kids TV(FOX) Cartoon Network
Ending this yearDate Show Debut January 16Teen Titans2003 January 28Strange Days at Blake Holsey High2002 February 5Strong Medicine2000 February 10Arrested Development2003 February 15Yes, Dear2000 February 24Wildboyz2003 March 11Dick and Dom in da Bungalow(UK) 2002 March 17The Red Green Show1991 March 18Fullmetal Alchemist2004 March 24What I Like About You2002 March 25Soul Train(last new episodes to date) 1970 May 2Hope & Faith2003 May 6Sonic X2003 May 13Xiaolin Showdown2003 May 14Malcolm in the Middle2000 May 14The West Wing1999 May 17Out of Practice2005 May 18That '70s Show1998 May 18Will & Grace1998 May 21Charmed1998 May 22Alias2001 June 5Everwood2002 June 10Blue Heelers(Australia) 1994 June 10Yu-Gi-Oh!2001 June 27Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi2004 JulyRebelde2004 July 23Romeo!2003 July 26Blue Collar TV2004 July 28Wheel of Fortune(Australia) 1981 July 29Lilo & Stitch: The Series2003 July 30Top of the Pops(UK) 1964 August 6Blue's Clues1996 August 19Phil of the Future2004 September 10My Hero(UK) 2000 November 19NASCAR on NBC(NBC only) 1999 November 25The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius2002 November 29The Glass House2001 December 23Bad Girls1999 December 29The Life and Times of Juniper Lee2005
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DeathsDate Name Age Cinematic Credibility January 2John Woodnutt81 actor January 12Anne Meacham80 actress (Another World). January 14Shelley Winters85 actress January 28Henry McGee76 actor (The Benny Hill Show) February 3Al Lewis82 actor (The Munsters, Car 54, Where Are You?). February 5Franklin Cover77 actor (The Jeffersons). February 24Don Knotts81 actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Three's Company). February 24Dennis Weaver81 actor (McCloud, Gunsmoke). February 25Darren McGavin83 actor (Mike Hammer). March 13Peter Tomarken63 game show host (Press Your Luck, Hit Man, Wipeout), killed in a helicopter crash March 24Lynne Perrie75 actress (Ivy Tilsley in Coronation Street), stroke March 25Buck Owens76 musician, host of Hee HawMarch 27Dan Curtis78 creator of Dark Shadows, brain tumor. April 30Jay Bernstein69 producer (Mike Hammeralso manager to Suzanne Somersand Farrah Fawcett), stroke. May 29James Brolan42 CBS News sound technician, killed by a car bomb in Iraq. May 29 Paul Douglas48 CBS news cameraman, killed by a car bomb in Iraq. May 30Robert Sterling88 actor (Topper) June 23Aaron Spelling83 producer (Dynasty, Beverly Hills 90210, 7th Heaven, and more) June 28Lennie Weinrib71 actor (The Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan) July 3Benjamin Hendrickson55 actor (As The World Turns), suicide. July 8Peter Hawkins82 actor and voice artist (Doctor Who). July 19Jack Warden85 actor (Crazy Like a Fox, Brian's Song) July 19 Tudi Wiggins70 actress (Love of Life) July 21Mako (actor)72 voice Iroh, Avatar: The Last AirbenderAugust 11 Mike Douglas81 Talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show) September 4 Steve Irwin44 Australian naturist (The Crocodile Hunter) September 5Hilary Mason89 actress (Maid Marian and her Merry Men) October 5Jennifer Moss61 actress (Lucille Hewitt in Coronation Street) October 20Jane Wyatt96 actress (Father Knows Best) November 1Bettye Ackerman82 actress (Ben Casey) November 9Ed Bradley65 CBS Newsreporter (60 Minutes) December 12Peter Boyle71 actor (Everybody Loves Raymond) December 14Mike Evans57 actor (All in the Family, The Jeffersons) December 18Joseph Barbera95 animator (The Flintstones) December 28Jared Nathan21 child actor, ZOOM
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