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Last Updated: 18 October 2000

Recurring role for Richard on CBS's new Fall drama "The District" -- *** UPDATE ***

Richard on NBC's "Just Shoot Me" Thursday, October 26th -- *** UPDATE ***

Watch for Richard as "Veronica's Tattooed Man" on USA

Write to Richard through the RBFC

Heads up Down Under -- "Action" now airing in Sydney on Optus

Learn more about Richard's Daytime TV roles

Get your RBFC Website banners here!

Richard on new TV movie for ABC

"Wild Thornberrys" update -- look for Richard's episode this Fall

SciFi Channel announces new airtimes for "The Sentinel"

"I Married a Monster" released on video by Paramount

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[10/18/00] *** Richard appearing on CBS's "The District" -- Saturdays @ 10pm ET/PT. ***

***UPDATE*** -- Watch for Richard in the third, fourth, and sixth episodes of "The District," which premieres Saturday, October 7th at 10:00pm Eastern.  Richard's character, Captain Hunter, is an Internal Affairs detective.

Estimated airdates for Richard's episodes (Note: the pilot is designated as episode '00')

  • "Worst Block" -- episode 03 -- Saturday, October 21, 10pm ET/PT
  • "Surveillance" -- episode 04 -- Saturday, October 28, 10pm ET/PT
  • "How They Lived" -- episode 06 -- Saturday, November 11, 10pm ET/PT
"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, a detective working for Internal Affairs.

To learn more about "The District," visit the CBS Website at and follow the links to the Fall 2000 schedule information.

(More information as we receive it - BH)

[10/18/00] *** Richard on NBC's "Just Shoot Me" -- Thursday, October 26th @ 9:30pm ET/PT ***  Richard recently taped an episode of the NBC sitcom "Just Shoot Me." Described by creator Steven Levitan as "'Die Hard' in a fashion magazine," the show follows the lives and antics of the people in the editorial offices of the fictional magazine "Blush."

Richard plays Robert Gallen (sp?), Hollywood action hero and star of the popular TV show "The Nomad," and passing fancy for fashion editor Nina Van Horne (Wendie Malick).  Unfortunately, Robert has a close attachment to his mother, which complicates his amorous pursuit of Nina.  The episode has an 'A/B' story-line, which also focuses on Maya (Laura San Giacomo) trying to get to the bottom of Elliot's (Enrico Colantoni ) refusal to take part in the electoral process.

Richard's episode, the fourth filmed for Fall 2000, is titled "Mum's the Word,"  and will air the week before the election.  Watch for Richard on Thursday, October 26th at 9:30pm ET/PT.

As always, check your local listings to make sure you don't miss Richard on "Just Shoot Me."

To learn more about "Just Shoot Me," visit the NBC website at, or go directly to the "Just Shoot Me" page.

Remember to e-mail NBC and "Just Shoot Me" to say thanks for Richard's role.

(Thanks to Carla and Kat for the JSM information!)

[10/18/00] *** Richard's episode of "Veronica's Closet" soon to air on USA Network -- Monday, November 20th @ 12 noon ET ***  The USA Network is now airing "Veronica's Closet" as part of its new "Laughternoon" mid-day lineup.

Richard guests in the episode "Veronica's Tattoed Man," playing Veronica's (Kirstie Alley) new beau Mark, who coincidentally also dated Veronica's coworker Olive (Kathy Najimy). Veronica is not at all pleased to discover that her new man has a large tattoo of Olive's face -- complete with her name -- on his chest. (Check your local listings for channel and time).

Remember to visit the USA Networks website and drop them a thankyou e-mail for airing Richard's episode. The USA website is at

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

[09/19/00] *** 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
c/o The RBFC
14 Middlebridge Court
Silver Spring, MD  20906-5812

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.

[10/05/00] *** "Action!" comes to Australia *** -- Tuesday nights at 8:30pm on Sydney's Optus -- channel 8.  "Action!" premiered on Sydney's Optus channel Tuesday, October 3rd.  Richard's first appearance as Cole Riccardi was in the first episode, "Pilot."  His final appearance as Cole is in the episode "Blowhard," the fourth of the series.  If Optus is running the show in episode order, look for Richard's hilarious performance on October 24th.  As always, check your local listings!

When we see Cole (in "Blowhard"), he's grown his hair out and shaved his moustache.  He appears on Dragon's doorstep late one night and drops a bombshell -- he's gay and wants to come out of the closet. Dragon, fearful of the effect the announcement will have on his new movie, talks Cole out of his "coming out" by pretending to be gay -- and closeted -- himself.  Cole gets the wrong idea and Peter, trapped by his own connivance, winds up sharing a night of passion with his star.

No sooner has Dragon convinced Riccardi to stay in the closet than his financial backers demand that he ditch Riccardi in favor of a younger actor.  Tied to a ten million dollar contract, Dragon must figure out how to convince Cole to voluntarily back out of the project -- which he does by encouraging him to "come out," quit Hollywood and move to New York.  Cole turns the tables on Dragon by making his stunning annoucement on E! News Daily, also outing his "lover, Peter Dragon" in the process.

(Thanks to Carla and "Mouse" for the scheduling info)

[10/18/00] *** "Mackie's Burgi Bits" now available on the RBFC Archive *** -- Thanks 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 Mackie for the hard work, and to Wendy for the use of her Soap Opera Digest library)

[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!

[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.

(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

(Thanks to Carla for the update)

[10/18/00] *** The Sci-Fi Channel's Sentinel schedule *** --  With the fourth cycle of episodes comes not one, but two new time-slots per day.  Starting October 5th, The Sentinel can be seen at  9:00am ET and 2:00am ET Monday through Thursday, and at 9:00am ET on Friday.

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[10/18/00] The current Sentinel schedule is as follows:

October 16 - 20

  • Monday, 10/16, 9am -- Night Train;  2am -- Night Train
  • Tuesday, 10/17, 9am -- Rogue;  2am -- Rogue
  • Wednesday, 10/18, 9am -- Love and Guns;  2am -- Love and Guns
  • Thursday, 10/19, 9am -- Attraction;  2am -- Attraction
  • Friday, 10/20, 9am -- Vow of Silence
October 23 - 27
  • Monday, 10/23, 9am -- Out of the Past;  2am -- Vow of Silence
  • Tuesday, 10/24, 9am -- Flight
  • Wednesday, 10/25, 9am -- Reunion
  • Thursday, 10/26, 9am -- Deep Water
  • Friday, 10/27, 9am -- Payback
October 30 - November 3
  • Monday, 10/30, 9am -- True Crime;  2am -- Out of the Past
  • Tuesday, 10/31 -- Pre-empted
  • Wednesday, 11/01, 9am -- Ice Man;  2am -- Ice Man
  • Thursday, 11/02, 9am -- The Rig;  2am -- The Rig
  • Friday, 11/03, 9am -- Spare Parts
November 6 - 10
  • Monday, 11/06, 9am -- Second Chance;  2am -- Second Chance
  • Tuesday, 11/07, 9am -- Black or White;  2am -- Black or White
  • Wednesday, 11/08, 9am -- Blind Man's Bluff;  2am -- Blind Man's Bluff
  • Thursday, 11/09, 9am -- Hear No Evil;  2am -- Hear No Evil
  • Friday, 11/10, 9am -- Light My Fire
November 13 - 17
  • Monday, 11/13, 9am -- Secret;  2am -- Secret
  • Tuesday, 11/14, 9am -- Dead Drop;  2am -- Dead Drop
  • Wednesday, 11/15, 9am -- Red Dust;  2am -- Red Dust
  • Thursday, 11/16, 9am -- Smart Alec;  2am -- Smart Alec
  • Friday, 11/17, 9am -- Private Eyes
November 20 - 24
  • Monday, 11/20, 9am -- Disappearing Act;  2am -- Disappearing Act
  • Tuesday, 11/21, 9am -- Pennies from Heaven;  2am -- Pennies from Heaven
  • Wednesday, 11/22, 9am -- Survival;  2am -- Survival
  • Thursday, 11/23 -- Pre-empted
  • Friday, 11/24 -- Pre-empted
November 27 - December 1
  • Monday, 11/27, 9am -- His Brother's Keeper;  2am -- His Brother's Keeper
  • Tuesday, 11/28, 9am -- Sleeping Beauty;  2am -- Sleeping Beauty
  • Wednesday, 11/29, 9am -- Warriors;  2am -- Warriors
  • Thursday, 11/30, 9am -- Three Point Shot;  2am -- Three Point Shot
  • Friday, 12/01 -- 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).

[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).

[09/17//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 --

Remember to check the sale racks at your local branch of Blockbuster Video or a similar video rental company -- apparently used rental copies of "IMAM" are now available for sale at a considerably lower price.

(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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