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Last Updated: 27 June 2001


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Richard in FOX pilot for new Fall 2001 series titled "24"

Aussie viewers, watch for Richard on "The District"

Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" repeats on PAX

Write to Richard through the RBFC -- *** NEW MAILING ADDRESS ***

Learn more about Richard's Daytime and Primetime television career

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"The Sentinel" on SciFi -- June-July schedule

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[06/27/01] *** FOX adds "24" to its Fall 2001 lineup -- Tuesdays at 9:00pm ET/PT ***   Richard, cast as newly-divorced father Alan York, recently filmed the pilot for "24," a groundbreaking drama series for the FOX Network.  Kiefer Sutherland heads the cast of the "real time" show, so called because its 24 hour-long episodes will cover a single day -- 24 hours.

Kiefer Sutherland plays the part of CIA agent Jack Bower/Bauer, who has 24 hours to stop an assassination, while Richard -- aided by Sutherland's on-screen wife Teri -- searches for their two missing daughters, Janet and Kim.  (The girls, best friends, have disappeared). The series will build to its climactic finale in episode 24 -- "zero hour," so to speak.

Richard will, presumably, continue to play the part of Alan York through the run of the series, which is due to go into production in late July/early August.

(More information as we receive it...)



RB as Captain Hunter
[06/27/01] *** Richard Burgi appearing on CBS's "The District" as Captain Vincent Hunter of Internal Affairs -- Saturdays at 10pm ET/PT. ***

Mannion and Hunter on the job[06/27/01]  **Latest "District" News** -- "The Distict" premieres in Australia today, Wednesday, June 27th, at 9:35pm on Channel 9.  (Aussie fans, you'll find Richard's episodes listed below).

"The District" 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 be back next season, most likely starting production on its sophomore season in late July/early August.

Now that "The District" has aired its season finale, look for the remaining unrepeated episodes to air. Of Richard's seven episodes, three  have not yet repeated; they are:

  • "The Santa Wars" -- episode 1.10
  • "The Agony and the Ecstasy" -- episode 1.19
  • "Running Towards Fire" -- episode 1.20
"The Santa Wars" is coming up next; according to the TVGuide website, the episode will air Saturday, July 7th at 10:00pm ET/PT on CBS.

This would be a great time to send CBS some feedback on "The District" and Captain Hunter -- let them know you've enjoyed seeing Richard on their show and would enjoy seeing even more of him in the Fall 2001 season.  Simply visit the CBS website's "District" page and use the feedback link.

Richard's episodes to date (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '1.00')

Season One -- 2000-2001

  • "Worst Block" -- episode 1.03 -- Saturday, October 21, 10pm ET/PT (rerun December 30th 2000)
  • "Surveillance" -- episode 1.04 -- Saturday, October 28, 10pm ET/PT (rerun  January 13th 2001)
  • "How They Lived" -- episode 1.06 -- Saturday, November 11, 10pm ET/PT (rerun March 17 2001)
  • "The Santa Wars" -- episode 1.10 -- Saturday, December 16, 10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
  • "The D.C. Strangler" -- episode 1.11 -- Saturday, January 6,  10pm ET/PT (rerun June 2nd 2001)
  • "The Agony and the Ecstasy" -- episode 1.19 -- Saturday, April 21, 10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
  • "Running Towards Fire" -- episode 1.20 -- Saturday, April 28, 10pm ET/PT (aired as scheduled)
"The District," which premiered 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 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)


RB in Twice in a Lifetime[06/27/01] *** Watch for Richard's episode of "Twice in a Lifetime" when it repeats on PAX in the USA and CTV in Canada -- Saturday, July 28th at 11:00pm ET on PAX (CTV schedule as yet unconfirmed) *** Richard appears in the episode titled "The Knockout."  The TVGrid 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.

PAX logoVisit the PAX website at www.pax.tv/twice/

CTV logoVisit the CTV -- Canadian Television -- website at www.ctv.ca/Primetime/pent_twice.asp

(Thanks to DebbieLD for the updated schedule info, and to Becky for the screen-grab)



[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
RBFC
10153 1/2 Riverside Drive, #494
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
USA

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.



[06/27/01]*** Catch Richard as "The Sentinel" on the Sci-Fi Channel *** -- Monday - Friday at 9am ET/PT, and Monday-Thursday late-night at 2am ET/PT.

** German viewers, catch "The Sentinel" on Germany's Premiere World ** --  Two episodes a day, Monday through Friday.  The first showing will be at 18:00 (5pm) with a repeat the following morning at 09:00 (9am).

"The Sentinel" will also be featured in two SciFi Channel 5-episode mini-marathons as the featured show on "Superheroland Monday," July 2nd and July 16th, starting at 11am ET/PT.

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"Sentinel" schedule, June-July 2001

June 25 - 29

  • Monday, June 25, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- The Rig
  • Tuesday, June 26, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Spare Parts
  • Wednesday, June 27, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Second Chance
  • Thursday, June 28, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Black or White
  • Friday, June 29, 9am ET/PT -- Blind Man's Bluff
July 2 - 6
  • Monday, July 2, 9am  & 2am ET/PT -- Hear No Evil
      • Monday, July 2, 11am ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Black or White
      • Monday, July 2, 12noon, ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Blind Man's Bluff
      • Monday, July 2, 1pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Hear No Evil
      • Monday, July 2, 2pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Light My Fire
      • Monday, July 2 ,3pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Secret
    • Tuesday, July 3, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Light My Fire
    • Wednesday, July 4 -- preempted
    • Thursday, July 5 -- preempted
    • Friday, July 6 -- preempted
    July 9 - 13
    • Monday, July 9, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Secret
    • Tuesday, July 10, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Dead Drop
    • Wednesday, July 11, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Red Dust
    • Thursday, July 12, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Smart Alec
    • Friday, July 13, 9am ET/PT -- Private Eyes
    July 16 - 20
  • Monday, July 16, 9am  & 2am ET/PT -- Disappearing Act
      • Monday, July 16, 11am ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- True Crime
      • Monday, July 16, 12noon, ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Ice Man
      • Monday, July 16, 1pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- The Rig
      • Monday, July 16, 2pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Spare Parts
      • Monday, July 16, 3pm ET/PT, SciFi Superheroland -- Second Chance
    • Tuesday, July 17, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Pennies From Heaven
    • Wednesday, July 18, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Survival
    • Thursday, July 19, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- His Brother's Keeper
    • Friday, July 20, 9am ET/PT -- Sleeping Beauty
    July 23 - 27
    • Monday, July 23, 2am ET/PT -- Warriors
    • Tuesday, July 24, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Three Point Shot
    • Wednesday, July 25, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- The Girl Next Door
    • Thursday, July 26, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Poachers
    • Friday, July 27, 9am ET/PT -- The Inside Man
    July 30 - August 3
    • Monday, July 30, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Vendetta
    • Tuesday, July 31, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- Fool Me Twice
    • Wednesday,  August 1, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- TBA
    • Thursday, August 2, 9am & 2am ET/PT -- TBA
    • Friday, August 3, 9am ET/PT -- TBA
    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 programming@scifi.com or feedback@scifi.com with comments on Richard Burgi and The Sentinel).



    [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.

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



    [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!)



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