The majority of Baywatch fans were female. 65% of its fans were women between the ages of 18 and 34. Focus groups revealed that women liked the show’s strong, independent women who were heroic, saved lives, and treated as equal to men.
The Sopranos creators were often contacted by the FBI and told that actual mobsters, whose conversations were picked up by wiretaps, had plenty to say about the show. They considered the show’s portrayal of the mob life so dead-on, they thought one of their own was was working on the inside.
A 1992 Japanese TV show combined English lessons with gymnastic exercise programs. On the show, three gymnasts would perform synchronized exercises while chanting phrases like, “Hasta la vista, baby,” “Spare me my life!”, “I was robbed by two men!”, and “I have a bad case of diarrhea.”
In 2016 a British reality show about surviving the wilderness of the Scottish highlands, but was cancelled after 4 episodes. The producers decided not to tell contestants that the show had been cancelled and allowed them to continue living in the wilderness for over a year to no end.
Lawrence Welk was the first TV show to air in stereo – in 1958, before stereo TV had been invented. ABC simulcast one audio channel on its radio network, the other channel via TV; listening to both would give you the stereo effect.
After high school senior Allison Closs dressed up a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to go with her to prom, DeVito returned the favor by bringing a cardboard cutout of Closs to the set of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
The writer of “That 70’s Show” theme song gets $70 each time the show airs, and refers to it as “That $70 Show”.
There was a study that concluded that watching Keeping up with the Kardashians likely makes you a worse person. “When considered together with my study, it suggests that exposure to the message in this materialistic media can inhibit peoples’ altruism, empathy and concern for the community.”
During the heyday of The Sopranos FBI wiretaps of the real mafia revealed that the show was so realistic the real mobsters thought there was a connected guy feeding story lines for the show.
In the 70’s, Bruce Lee tried to create an American TV show, but Warner Brothers stole the idea, created “Kung Fu” and cast David Carradine as the lead. 50 yrs later Bruce Lee’s daughter took her fathers idea and created “The Warrior” for Cinemax.