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Last Updated: 31 July 2000

*** UK FANS *** "I Married a Monster" airs again Monday, July 31st on Sky Analogue (Moviemax)

Danielle Steele's "Message from 'Nam" airs Monday, July 31st at 1pm on Lifetime

Watch for Richard on E!'s "Celebrity Homes '99" airing this month on E!

Richard working on new TV movie for ABC

New interview with Richard in June issue of French "Tele Star" tv magazine

Fourth season of "The Sentinel" to air in France

New interview with Richard in May issue of French "TELE K7" tv guide magazine

FX Networks pick up all 13 episodes of ACTION for summer broadcast -- ** UPDATE **

"The Sentinel" now airing Monday - Friday at 4pm EST on the Sci-Fi Channel

"The Sentinel" now airing in The Netherlands

"I Married a Monster" released on video by Paramount

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[07/31/00] *** BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RICHARD! *** -- Yesterday, July 30th, was Richard's birthday.  We wish him all the best for a fantastic birthday and many, many more to come!

[07/31/00] *** I Married A  Monster airing TODAY for British viewers *** -- Richard's 1998 movie, I Married A  Monster, is airing today -- Monday, July 31st -- on  the Sky Analogue (Moviemax).  Check local listings for time. Watch for Richard as Nick Farrell.

[07/31/00] *** Catch Richard's cameo in Danielle Steele's "Message from 'Nam" *** -- Monday, July 31st at 1pm Eastern on Lifetime.  Richard plays Major Hammer, the Army's "we regret to inform you..." bearer of bad tidings.  Richard's scene is fairly short, so be on the lookout for him.  (The movie runs for four hours).

[07/20/00] *** Watch for Richard on E! Entertainment TV's Celebrity Homes '99 *** -- July 29th at 9pm; July 30th at 11am; August 1st at 3pm (all times Eastern). Taped in the first half of 1999, Richard's segment takes us on a tour of his South California home and gives us a glimpse of life in the Burgi household.  Richard also briefly discusses how he and his wife Lori used the ancient Chinese principles of Feng Shui in the interior design of their home.

** The one that got away ** -- Additional footage of Richard at home, which was presumably taped at the same time as the original Celebrity Homes segment, debuted in the new E! special, Celebrity Artists.  The new special premiered in early July (July 4th and 5th) and Richard was seen showing off his collection of rare swords.

As E! tends to repeat celebrity specials several times, this episode of Celebrity Artists will, in all likelihood, be shown again.  Remember to check E!'s online schedule regularly to look for specials featuring Richard.  Go to and click on the "on air" button and then enter Richard Burgi in the search box; this will bring up a list of links for all scheduled Burgi appearances.

[06/21/00] *** New role for Richard -- Paul Donovan on ABC TV movie "Bailey's Mistake" *** -- Richard is currently in Nova Scotia, Canada, filming "Bailey's Mistake," a two-hour TV movie for ABC.  Richard joins Linda Hamilton ("Terminator," "Terminator 2," "Beauty and the Beast,") Joan Plowright ("Dinosaur," "Avalon,") and Kyle Secor ("Homicide: Life on the Street") on the project.

Slated for the 2000-2001 season, "Bailey's Mistake" is "laced with romantic longing, wistful memories, quirky humor and fantasy."Richard plays Paul Donovan, husband of Linda Hamilton's Liz Donovan, and father of their two children.  Liz is widowed when Paul -- an adventurous soul -- explores a cave while out hiking; he is mysteriously killed, and Liz's heartbreak is compounded a week later when she discovers that Paul had secretly used their savings to buy land on a small Maine island.

Liz, still grieving for Paul and feeling betrayed by him, decides to visit the island and sell the property, taking their two children with her.  Bailey's Mistake, as the island is named, is not what she expects -- nor are the people they encounter, a group which includes an assortment of colorful folk claiming to be Paul's long-lost relatives.

As the death of Richard's character, Paul, sets the movie plot in motion, it is possible he will only be seen early on, and briefly, unless a number of flashback scenes are used to flesh out Paul's part in the unfolding events of "Bailey's Mistake."

To learn more about "Bailey's Mistake," visit the zap2it website at  The website will, presumably, also list information about the movie as the Fall season and airdate draw closer.

[06/22/00] *** Interview with Richard in France's Tele Star magazine *** -- The latest interview with Richard to appear in print can be found in the June 10-16 2000 issue of Tele Star (issue # 1236).  Conducted by Franck Ragaine and entitled "He believes in premonitions," the interview -- printed in French -- is accompanied by a studio portrait of Richard with a smaller insert photo of the Burgi family.

The translated article and accompanying photos will be added to the News page at a later date.

(Thanks to Christine and Steffi for forwarding the article, photos and translations!)

[05/05/00] *** Fourth Season of The Sentinel to air in France *** -- Saturday, May 6th at 9:45pm on M6.  The fourth season of The Sentinel is set to premiere on France's M6 this coming Saturday, May 6th at 9:45pm.  The first episode will be "Murder 101," which will be dubbed in French.

(Thanks to Christine for the update!)

[05/26/00] *** Interview with Richard Burgi in France's TELE K7 TV guide magazine *** -- Originally conducted in November of 1999, the print interview with Richard appears in TELE K7, Number 869, 6-12 May 2000.  Printed in French, the interview by correspondent and photographer Gilles Toucas includes a color photo of Richard and family along with a smaller insert photo of Richard with Sentinel costar Garett Maggart.

(Thanks to Christine and Steffi for forwarding the article, photos and translations!)


[04/30/00] *** Action picked up by F/X Network *** -- Action, cancelled earlier this season after only eight episodes had aired, has been picked up by F/X Networks and is slated to debut this summer as Special Event Programming. F/Xwill air all thirteen episodes of the show, including the five never-before-seen episodes shelved by FOX.

*** UPDATE *** -- F/X has announced the airdates for Action.  The show will premiere on F/X Tuesday, June 20th at 10:30pm Eastern and F/X will air all 13 episodes consecutively -- one each Tuesday night for 13 weeks. Check local listings to confirm, or visit the F/X Network website at

Richard played the role of Cole Riccardi, an action-movie leading man with a long and successful history with producer Peter Dragon's (Jay Mohr) Dragonfire Films.  Cole first appears in the series premiere "Pilot" and returns in the aptly-named "Blowhard," the fourth episode of the show.

For further information on the F/X Network, go online to the F/X website at

(Thanks to Laura for the Action information)

[07/20/00] *** The Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** -- The Sentinel returned to the Sci-Fi Channel on Monday, March 27th, moving to a 4pm ET (1pm PT) Monday - Friday timeslot. Sci-Fi started the episode cycle over with episode one of season one and presently plans to run through a third cycle when this one is complete.  With the third cycle of episodes comes a new time-slot -- 5pm Eastern, Monday - Friday.  The new time kicks in on July 10th and remains in effect until September 25th, when The Sentinel moves to 2am Eastern.

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[07/31/00] The current Sentinel schedule is as follows:

July 31 - August 4

  • Monday, 7/31, 5pm -- Black or White
  • Tuesday, 8/01, 5pm -- Blind Man's Bluff
  • Wednesday, 8/02, 5pm -- Hean No Evil
  • Thursday, 8/03, 5pm -- Light My Fire
  • Friday, 8/04, 5pm -- Secret
August 8 - 11
  • Tuesday, 08/08, 5pm -- Red Dust
  • Wednesday, 08/09, 5pm -- Smart Alec
  • Thursday, 08/10, 5pm -- Private Eyes
  • Friday, 08/11, 5pm -- Disappearing Act
August 14 - 18
  • Monday, 08/14, 5pm -- Pennies From Heaven
  • Tuesday, 08/15, 5pm -- Survival
  • Wednesday, 08/16, 5pm -- His Brother's Keeper
  • Thursday, 08/17, 5pm -- Sleeping Beauty
  • Friday, 08/18, 5pm -- Warriors

August 21 - 25

  • Monday, 08/21, 5pm -- Three Point Shot
  • Tuesday, 08/22, 5pm -- The Girl Next Door
  • Wednesday, 08/23, 5pm -- Poachers
  • Thursday, 08/24, 5pm -- The Inside Man
  • Friday, 08/25, 5pm -- Vendetta
August 28 - 31
  • Monday, 08/28, 5pm -- Fool Me Twice
  • Tuesday, 08/29, 5pm -- Storm Warning
  • Wednesday, 08/30, 5pm -- Red Ice
  • Thursday, 08/31, 5pm -- Dead Certain
Additional information regarding The Sentinel broadcast schedule on SciFi can be found on the SciFi Website's Schedulebot pages.

(Visit SciFi's website for information on the network and its schedule or e-mail SciFi at or with comments on Richard Burgi and The Sentinel).

[04/23/00] *** The Sentinel airs on Dutch TV *** -- The Sentinel is now airing in The Netherlands on the Veronica channel, airing Wednesdays at 23:50 (11:50pm). The show does move about on the schedule occasionally.

Veronica maintains a Sentinel web-page on their website at  The site is in Dutch.  The Sentinel schedule is available at Veronica's multiguide page (also in Dutch) which can be found at:

(Thanks to Steffi for the scheduling information)

[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its website. The page, which can be found at, contains cast and character bios, a selection of downloadable JPEG images of the cast, episode guides for all four seasons, a bulletin-board devoted to The Sentinel, and a downloadable Sentinel screen-saver in both MAC and Windows formats.

(Remember to e-mail SciFi at or with comments on Richard Burgi, The Sentinel, and their very nice Sentinel web page).

RB on VC[02/03/00] *** Richard on NBC's "Veronica's Closet" *** -- Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT. Richard played the part of Mark, Veronica's (Kirstie Alley) new boyfriend. Veronica isn't happy to learn that Mark dated coworker and friend Olive (Kathy Najimy) in college and is even less amused when she discovers Mark's memento of his time with Olive -- a tattooed portrait of Olive which covers half his chest.

At first put off by the unsettling tattoo but unwilling to dump Mark over something so superficial, Veronica again tries for a romantic evening, only to have her imagination supply the tattoo with Olive's moving mouth and taunting commentary. Refusing to accept defeat, Veronica has Mark keep his shirt on for the remainder of the evening. All is well until, basking in the afterglow, Veronica turns to find Olive beside her, in Mark's clothes and speaking with his voice. The tattoo wins and Mark is sent packing.

"Veronica's Tattooed Man" will, in all probability, rerun later on this season, so remember to check your local listings or the online schedules at and

Remember to visit NBC's website and drop them a thankyou e-mail for chosing Richard for the role. The NBC website is at and their feedback e-mail address is To learn more about the show, take a look at the page for Veronica's Closet.

(Thanks to Dianne Force for the "Veronica's Closet" screen image. "Veronica's Closet" is the property of NBC and Warner Brothers).

RB on Providence[02/07/00] *** Richard guests on NBC's "Providence" *** -- Friday nights at 8pm ET/PT. Richard plays Sydney's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor and love interest, anthropologist Dr. J.D. Scanlon, in the episode "The Apartment".

When Syd decides to move into her own place, Dr. J.D. Scanlon (Richard Burgi) is the first neighbor she meets. J.D. is an anthropologist on sabbatical, writing a book on his recent field work in West Africa, and he is quite taken with Syd. J.D. flirts with and charms Syd into a series of dinner-dates which are interrupted by minor family problems. J.D. eventually tells Syd it would be better if they put their prospective romance on hold until she's ready to assert her independence from family ties.

A bit put off by J.D.'s sudden turnaround, Syd sees her new apartment in a somewhat less rosy light; the roof leaks and the neighbors are maddening -- and similar to her own family in some ways. When the whole lot turn up for a Thursday night pot-luck dinner, Syd realizes that for all his smooth spiel about independence from family, J.D. is far from independent -- he has, in fact, created his own family or "tribe" out of the household of neighbors. "I'm going home," says Syd, bidding J.D. and company adieu.

Remember to visit NBC's website and drop them a thankyou e-mail for chosing Richard for the role. The NBC website is at To learn more about the show, visit the Providence page. Providence e-mail can be sent to

"The Apartment" will, in all probability, rerun later on this season, so remember to check your local listings or the online schedules at and

(Thanks to Dianne Force for the "Providence" screen image. "Providence" is the property of NBC).

[02/07/00] *** "I Married a Monster" available on video *** -- Though apparently currently priced (at US$60) for the video rental market, Richard's 1998 outing as alien-possessed Nick Farrell should soon be available for the retail video market. For further information and a sneak peek at the tape box artwork, visit the "IMAM" page at Paramount's website --

(Thanks to Debbie for the URL and information).

[02/28/00] *** The Sentinel returns to the air in Germany *** -- Starting on March 4th, The Sentinel will air on Germany's SciFi Channel, which is part of the Premiere World pay TV package. Episodes will air at 18:50 (6:50pm) Saturdays and Sundays with a repeat later each evening and again on Thursday and Friday.

(Thanks to Steffi for the scheduling information)
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