Last Updated: 23 August 2000
[07/31/00] *** BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RICHARD! *** -- July 30th was Richard's birthday. We wish him all the best for a fantastic birthday and many, many more to come!
[08/23/00] *** And Baby Makes Four... *** -- The RBFC is delighted and honored to join Richard and Lori Burgi in announcing the birth of their second child, Samuel Bridge Burgi. Samuel was born in the second week of August and joins older brother Jack Charles. Lori and Samuel are both doing well and, according to Richard, the Burgis are "in deep bliss."
Congratulations, Richard and Lori!
[08/23/00] *** Get your RBFC Website banners here! *** -- Thanks to the talent and generosity of RBFC member and graphic arts whiz Laura Trout, we have a wonderful assortment of RBFC banners to offer to RBFC members and fans of Richard Burgi in general. The banners come in a variety of sizes and formats, including a selection of animated GIF banners.
Click on the image at left or follow the highlighted link to our RBFC Banners page, then help yourself!
[08/14/00] *** Richard joins the cast of CBS's "The District" *** -- Fall 2000, slated for 10pm Eastern on Saturdays. "The District," new for Fall 2000 on CBS, is set in Washington, DC and focuses on DC's new Police Commissioner Jack Mannion, played by Craig T. Nelson ("Poltergeist," "Coach"). Mannion is, according to the CBS website, "brought in to overhaul an antiquated system ill-equipped to deal with the problems of a sprawling, crime-ridden city. As much a friend to ordinary citizens as to high-ranking politicians, Mannion has quite a task ahead of him. He immediately selects the most promising officers around him to become his circle of aids. Mannion and this group of modern-day "Untouchables" set out to bring order to the District and to clamp down on the crime in America's capital."
Richard joins the cast in the recurring role of Captain Hunter.
To learn more about "The District," visit the ABC Website at www.cbs.com and follow the links to the Fall 2000 schedule information.
(More information as we receive it - BH)
[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 www.zap2it.com. The ABC.com website will, presumably, also list information about the movie as the Fall season and airdate draw closer.
(More info as it becomes available)
[08/14/00] ** "Wild Thornberrys" update ** -- Look for Richard's episode of the popular Nickelodeon animated series this Fall. Richard -- who took the part because "Wild Thornberrys" is one of his son's favorite shows -- voices a nefarious poacher who tangles with Eliza Thornberry and her eccentric family.
To learn more about "Wild Thornberrys," visit their page on Nickelodeon's website at www.nick.com.
(Thanks to Carla for the update)
[07/20/00] *** Watch for Richard on E! Entertainment TV's Celebrity Specials*** -- The one that got away. Additional footage of Richard at home, which was presumably taped at the same time as the original Celebrity Homes '99 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 www.eonline.com 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.
[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 www.FXnetworks.com.
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 http://www.FXnetworks.com
(Thanks to Laura for the Action information)
[08/14/00] *** The Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** -- With the third cycle of episodes comes a new time-slot -- 5pm Eastern, Monday - Friday. The current schedule remains in effect until September 25th, when The Sentinel moves to 2am Eastern.
[08/23/00] The current Sentinel schedule is as follows:
August 21 - 25
[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 http://www.veronica.nl/thesentinel/ The site is in Dutch. The Sentinel schedule is available at Veronica's multiguide page (also in Dutch) which can be found at: http://www.veronica.nl/multiguide/
(Thanks to Steffi for the scheduling information)
[10/05/99]The SciFi Channel has an excellent Sentinel page at its scifi.com website. The page, which can be found at www.scifi.com/sentinel/, 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.
[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 -- homevideo.paramount.com/boximam.html
(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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