Last Updated: 10 May 2001
[05/10/01] *** Richard films role in new FOX pilot, "24" *** -- Richard, cast as newly-divorced father Alan York, recently filmed the pilot for "24," a groundbreaking drama series intended for the FOX Network. Keifer Sutherland heads the cast of the "real time" show, so called because its 24 hour-long episodes will cover a single day -- 24 hours.
Keifer Sutherland plays the part of a CIA agent who has 24 hours to stop an assassination, while Richard -- aided by Sutherland's on-screen wife -- searches for their two missing daughters. (The girls, best friends, have disappeared). The series will build to its climactic finish in episode 24 -- "zero hour," so to speak.
At present "24" is but one of several drama pilots awaiting FOX's pleasure; as most networks announce their new Fall lineups in late May, we should soon know whether "24" has been picked up for Fall 2001.
[05/10/01] *** Watch for Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" when it repeats on PAX in the USA -- Saturday, May 19th at 11:00pm ET/PT *** Richard appears in the episode titled "Knockout." The TV Grid listing had this to say:
Knockout -- A boxing champion (guest star Richard Burgi) who became a homeless alcoholic after killing his adoptive brother in the ring gets another shot -- at life. With Paul Popowich. (Photo -- Paul Popowich and Richard Burgi).
The show itself, an hour-long drama with a redemptive theme, is described by TVGuide in these terms: "An angel [Paul Popowich] ushers people who've just had near-death experiences back in time to revisit a pivotal decision that changed their lives." What TVguide did not mention is that these ne'er-do-wells die, but are actually given the chance to change their pasts and get a second chance at life -- if they can convince their younger selves to chose a different path when the "pivotal decision" is made.
Both the PAX and the CTV websites list information on "Twice in a Lifetime," with the PAX website offering a more detailed look at the show, the characters, the cast, and the episodes.
Visit the PAX website at www.pax.tv/twice/
Visit the CTV -- Canadian Television -- website at www.ctv.ca/Primetime/pent_twice.asp
(Thanks to Trish, Ann, and Linda for the information, and to Becky for the screen-grab)
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.
(Thanks to Dianne Force for the "Veronica's Closet" screen image. "Veronica's Closet" is the property of Warner Brothers).
[05/10/01] **Latest "District" News** -- "The District" has wrapped production on its Freshman season with a total of 23 episodes. As the show has been a ratings success for CBS, usually winning its hour every Saturday, "The District" will more than likely be back next season.
With only the two-part season finale left to air -- part one on May 12th and part two on May 19th -- we have more than likely seen all of Richard's episodes for this season (unless he is in the finale, which we have not been able to confirm). Of Richard's seven episodes, four have not yet repeated; they are:
Richard's episodes to date (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '1.00')
Season One -- 2000-2001
Richard plays the recurring role of Captain Vincent Hunter, head of the Internal Affairs division.
To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website "District" page.
(More information as we receive it. Thanks to Becky for the screen-grabs)
[03/31/01] *** Burgi Bonanza for German viewers *** -- "The Sentinel" returns to Germany's Premiere World starting April 19th. Richard's Jim Ellison brings "extra-sensory protection" back to German TV with two episodes a day, Monday through Friday. The first showing will be at 18:00 (5pm) with a repeat the following morning at 9am.
Also airing on Premiere World in April is Richard's episode of "Just Shoot Me," Mum's the Word. Just Shoot Me is airing on Sundays at 21:50 (10:50pm), with Richard's episode probably airing on April 24th or 25th.
Richard will soon be appearing in "Providence" on RTL in the episode "The Apartment," (episode #2.14) playing Dr. J.D. Scanlon, Syd Hansen's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor and love interest.
When Syd decides she needs to strike out on her own by moving into her own place, one of the first people she meets at her seemingly idyllic new home is Dr. J.D. Scanlon, a handsome and charismatic professor of Anthropology. J.D. easily sweeps Syd off her feet and enchants her with tales of his many experiences doing field research in Africa. Along the way, J.D. strives to convince Syd she needs a mentor -- him -- and that she needs to break away from her family. Unfortunately, Syd's family has other ideas, derailing a romantic interlude planned by J.D. He gives Syd an ultimatum of sorts -- he won't date her as long as she is so tightly bound to her family. When Syd realizes J.D., for all his talk of independence from family, is just as tightly bound to his new family -- the building's other tenants -- she calls him on it and moves back home.
(Thanks to Steffi, Becky, and Dianne for the scheduling info and screen-grabs)
[01/30/01] *** Write to Richard care of the RBFC! *** -- Richard has asked us to encourage anyone interested in sending cards or letters to him to use the RBFC mailing address, which is listed below. This allows Richard to better handle his incoming mail, which he certainly enjoys receiving, provided it comes through appropriate channels.
Mr. Richard Burgi
We cannot emphasize strongly enough that mail should not be sent to Richard's home address! Receiving fan mail through his home address is a disquieting experience and cause for concern, especially from the standpoint of privacy and safety. If you have come across what you believe may be his home address, please, do NOT use it! We -- and Richard -- would greatly appreciate it if you would let us know where you came across the address by using this e-mail link to the RBFC.
While postcards, letters, and cards will be promptly forwarded to Richard, we cannot forward packages; he has asked that no gifts be sent to him. Though Richard appreciates the goodwill and generosity those gifts represent, he finds them a little overwhelming. Richard would be honored if, instead, wellwishers made a donation in his name to a local children's shelter or literacy program.
[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)
[05/10/01] *** The Sentinel returns to the Sci-Fi Channel's schedule *** -- Jim Ellison returns to the SciFi airwaves Monday, April 2nd.
"The Sentinel" will also be featured in another SciFi Channel 5-episode mini-marathon as the featured show on "Superheroland Monday," April 23rd, starting at 11am ET/PT.
"Sentinel" schedule, May 2001
April 30 - May 4
[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.
[12/20/00] ** Updated RBFC Archive pages now active ** -- Thanks to the generosity of Ursula of SOS and Steffi of SOS2, we now have an extensively renovated and enhanced Archive of "Sentinel"-era material available on the RBFC website! To visit the Archive pages, simply scroll to the navbar section at the foot of the page and click on the "archive" button.
Thanks also to the generosity -- not to mention hard work -- of Linda "Mackie" Maclaren, the history of Richard's Daytime TV career, as seen through the eyes of Soap Opera Digest, is now available on the RBFC Archive. Links to the "Burgi Bits" pages can be found on both the 1985-89 and 1990-94 Archive pages.
(Thanks to Ursula, Steffi,Mackie, and everyone who shared their collections with us!)
[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!
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