Stephen J. Cannell passed away

Discussion in 'OFF-Topic / Misc.' started by evangilder, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,375
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +150 / 0 / -0
    Anyone who has watched television in the last 40+ years will recognize shows that he has produced and/or written for. For those of you who remember, he was the executive producer for Baa Baa Black Sheep, and a ton of other shows including Hawaii Five O, 21 Jump Street, the A Team, Colombo, Adam-12 and many more.

    He provided a lot of entertainment over the years.
     
  2. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    50,264
    Likes Received:
    1,832
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Ratings:
    +2,516 / 0 / -3
    Sad to hear. I've watched most of those shows (never got to see Baa Baa Black Sheep though). Just heard that 'Hawaii Five O' is about to be produced again, brought up to date, but with the same characters (not actors!).
    Shame he didn't get to see it.
     
  3. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    25,017
    Likes Received:
    778
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Ratings:
    +1,038 / 2 / -4
    That really is a shane, Adam-12 is one of the earliest shows I remember watching.
     
  4. RabidAlien

    RabidAlien Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2008
    Messages:
    6,562
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    IT
    Location:
    Hurst, Texas
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0
    I remember watching Baa Baa Blacksheep, Hawaii 5-0, A-Team ("I love it when a plan comes together!"), and Colombo....Colombo was probably one of my favs. Peter Falk is great! "Oh, just one more thing..."

    Hollywood doesn't make many writers/producers of his caliber anymore, sadly enough.
     
  5. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    53,956
    Likes Received:
    1,058
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Ratings:
    +1,287 / 4 / -5
  6. robwkamm

    robwkamm Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2010
    Messages:
    126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Owner of gas station, auto repair and towing buisness.
    Location:
    fair Lawn NJ
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    that is sad news. i loved his shows. the new hawaii 5 0 is great . magnum and a-team were my favorites.
     
  7. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    44,630
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +859 / 0 / -0
    Very sad to hear :(
     
  8. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    22,825
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,129 / 1 / -1
    His best was "The Rockford Files"! Loved that show!
     
  9. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,647
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    Ratings:
    +400 / 0 / -0
    I don't think he had a bad show. Television has definitely lost an icon.:(
     
  10. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,881
    Likes Received:
    228
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Ratings:
    +303 / 0 / -0
    I watched many, many of his TV shows. The man had a ton of talent.
     

Share This Page