Friday, October 01, 2010

Stephen J Cannell Has Died

Stephen J. Cannell, the writer-producer of dozens of series that included TV favorites "The Rockford Files," "The A-Team" and "The Commish," has died at age 69. Cannell passed away at his home in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday night from complications associated with melanoma, his family said in a statement on Friday.









18 comments:

Mooshki said...

That's sad. :( I love his shows.

Catherine said...

RIP....so sad. I grew up on his shows.

Chrissy Buns said...

oh, how sad :( i LOVED The Commish! that was before Michael Chiklis got all full of himself, back when he was a lovable goof ball. and Great American Hero was my favorite show when i was a little girl, i was in love with Ralph.

Rest in Peace, you were a visionary :)

Melody the First said...

Wiseguy invented modern television.

Revali said...

shows were great growing up..and i can totally remember him at the end of the shows at the typewriter and the falling paper...:(

mygeorgie said...

I remember the falling paper too!And now I have the Rockford Files theme song playing in my head.

PJ Nelson said...

"Wiseguy invented modern television." If it didn't it definitely got me watching TV :)

jaariel said...

What show had Ben Vereen & Jeff Goldblum? I'm stumped on that one...

.robert said...

I love The Rockford Files still.

Mango said...

@ jarriel - According to IMDB, the show with Ben Vereen and Jeff Goldblum was a 1980's show called Tenspeed and Brownshoe; "A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime." I'm thinking Goldblum must have played the PI, based on the raincoat in the pic.

Incidentally, IMDB's new format sucks.

B626 said...

so many good ENTERTAINING shows

chiclit said...

I purchased the Sonny Steelgrave arc of Wiseguy on DVD-seems like a good time to start the viewing party. Stephen J Cannell you will be missed.

christine said...

Wiseguy was facintating to me- loved Ken Wahl- what happened t him- didn't he marry a Barbi twin??

Who could forget the typewriter/paper tagline?

RIP Mr Cannell- thanks for the great boobtube!

pomme said...

it's all my teen years are over RIP

MCH said...

I only watched A Team & 21 Jumpstreet but regardless.....RIP

MISCH said...

I grew up on his shows...and loved the reruns doing homework...ah...RIP

RocketQueen said...

I can still sing the entire theme song to "Greatest American Hero". I see his involvement in "Silk Stalkings" has been overlooked! lol

Caroline said...

I loved Wiseguy, The Rockford Files, and 21 Jump Street.

RIP Stephen.