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Last Updated: 28 June 2000

Watch for Richard on NBC's repeats of "Providence"

Richard working on new TV movie for ABC

Heads up, Aussies!  Richard's "Providence" to air in Australia -- ** UPDATE **

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 RBFC sponsors an Online Charity Auction and Charity Raffle

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

"The Sentinel" now airing in The Netherlands

Watch for Richard on NBC's repeats of "Veronica's Closet"

"I Married a Monster" released on video by Paramount

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[06/28/00] *** Richard's episode of "Providence" airing on NBC -- Friday, July 7th at 8pm ET/PT ** -- Richard's episode of Providence, "The Apartment," is due to repeat on NBC during the first week of July.  Watch for Richard as Dr. J.D. Scanlon, Syd's (Melina Kanakaredes) new neighbor, would-be mentor, and love interest.

For more information on "The Apartment" and a photo of Richard as J.D., read our episode description below.  To learn more about "Providence," follow the links in the episode description to NBC's website.

[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.

[06/28/00] *** Richard's episode of "Providence" due to air in Australia *** -- Wednesday, 28th June at 9:30pm, Channel 7.  (Also July 5th and 12th as below).  Richard's episode of "Providence," The Apartment, is due to air in Sydney, NSW regional, Brisbane and Canberra during the last week of June.  Watch for Richard as Dr. J.D. Scanlon, Syd's would-be mentor and love interest.

"The Apartment" will also air on July 5th and 12th in different regions of Australia:

July 5th -- Adelaide, QLD regional, Darwin and NT regional, Perth and WA regional, Melbourne and Victoria regional

July 12th -- Hobart and Tasmania regional

NOTE:  No current listing for "The Apartment" for SA regional TV; check your local listings (Sofcom tv guide) for updates.

For more information on "Providence" and Richard's episode, look at the synopsis and picture below.

(Thanks to Cathryn for the schedule information).

[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/X will 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)

[04/23/00] *** The Spring 2000 RBFC Charity Auction and Raffle *** -- The RBFC was pleased to sponsor an Online Charity Auction and a Charity Raffle to benefit the Orange County Bird of Prey Center (OCBPC).

The Online Charity Auction ran from April 6th - 9th and raised US$ 1,972.00 in aid of the OCBPC. To see the items on auction, please visit the Charity Auction page.

[04/30/00] The RBFC offered a fourth season Sentinel Press Kit in a raffle open to all Sentinel fans. Each raffle chance costs US$5, all of which went to the OCBPC.  The drawing was held on Sunday, April 30th. Second- and third-place winnners will receive an official OCBPC tee-shirt.  The raffle raised a total of $1,240 for the OCBPC. For more detailed information on the raffle, please visit the Charity Raffle page.

*** Thanks to everyone who participated in the Auction and Raffle!  The events  yielded a grand total of $3,212 for the OCBPC, which brings the cumulative total donated by the RBFC up to $4,431. ***

Special thanks go to Richard and Lori Burgi, Garett Maggart, Bruce A. Young, Kathleen Cole, Darla Kershner, and Suzy Missirlian for all their help and generosity in donating and gathering together the items offered in the Charity Auction and Raffle. Quite literally, we would not be holding these fund-raisers without them.

[06/21/00] *** 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.

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[06/21/00] The current Sentinel schedule is as follows:

June 26 - 29

  • Monday, 6/26, 4pm -- The Waiting Room
  • Tuesday, 6/27, 4pm -- The Sentinel by Blair Sandburg
  • Wednesday, 6/28, 4pm -- Switchman
  • Thursday, 6/29, 4pm -- Siege
July 5 - 7
  • Wednesday, 7/05, 4pm -- Killers
  • Thursday, 7/06, 4pm -- The Debt
  • Friday, 7/07, 4pm -- Cypher
July 10 - 14 *** TIME CHANGE TO 5PM ***
  • Monday, 7/10, 5pm --Night Train
  • Tuesday, 7/11, 5pm -- Rogue
  • Wednesday, 7/12, 5pm -- Love and Guns
  • Thursday, 7/13, 5pm -- Attraction
  • Friday, 7/14, 5pm -- Vow of Silence
July 17 - 21
  • Monday, 7/17, 5pm -- Out of the Past
  • Tuesday, 7/18, 5pm -- Flight
  • Wednesday, 7/19, 5pm -- Reunion
  • Thursday, 7/20, 5pm -- Deep Water
  • Friday, 7/21, 5pm -- Payback
July 24 - 28
  • Monday, 7/24, 5pm -- True Crime
  • Tuesday, 7/25, 5pm -- Ice Man
  • Wednesday, 7/26, 5pm -- The Rig
  • Thursday, 7/27, 5pm -- Spare Parts
  • Friday, 7/28, 5pm -- Second Chance
July 28 - August 4
  • Monday, 7/28, 5pm -- Black or White
  • Tuesday, 8/01, 5pm -- TBA
  • Wednesday, 8/02, 5pm -- TBA
  • Thursday, 8/03, 5pm -- TBA
  • Friday, 8/04, 5pm -- 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 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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