November 9, 2011: 1996 Finales

Starting today, I'll be uploading more 1996 TV Guide ads. There are 23 ads from May 1996 issues of TV Guide Magazine plus a Random Pages gallery addition, a Thursday, 5/19/96 page with a close-up (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Alexander, Lea Thompson, Noah Wyle) for the season finales of five NBC "must-see" shows, Friends "The One with Barry and Mindy's Wedding," The Single Guy "Moving," Seinfeld "The Invitations," Caroline in the City "Caroline and the Wedding" and ER "John Carter, M.D." There are seven ads in the CBS gallery including two ads for specials, a Wednesday, 5/15/96 ad and close-up description for Siskel & Ebert Interviews (Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep) and a Thursday, 5/16/96 ad for The Grand Ole Opry Musical Salute to Minnie Pearl (Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Roy Clark, Pam Tillis, Dwight Yoakam, Dolly Parton, Marty Stuart, Trisha Yearwood). Next is a Friday, 5/17/96 ad for Nash Bridges "Key Witness" (Don Johnson, Cheech Marin) and a Saturday, 5/18/96 ad for Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman "When a Child is Born" (Jane Seymour), Touched By An Angel "Statute of Limitations" (Roma Downey) and Walker, Texas Ranger "Hall of Fame" (Chuck Norris). There's a Sunday, 5/19/96 ad and close-up description for the series finale episode of Murder, She Wrote, "Death by Demographics" (Angela Lansbury) and a Monday, 5/20/96 ad for The Nanny "A Pup in Paris" (Fran Drescher), Dave's World "It's Not About That, Either" (Harry Anderson), Murphy Brown "Miles Away" (Grant Shaud, Candice Bergen) and Cybill "Going Out With a Bang" (Cybill Shepherd). There's one more 5/20/96 ad for the Chicago Hope second season finale, "Last One Out, Get the Lights" (Vondie Cutis-Hall, Christine Lahti, Jayne Brook, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo). There are five in the FOX gallery including a Tuesday, 5/14/96 full-page ad and close-up description for "Dr. Who" (Eric Roberts, Paul McGann). Next is a Friday, 5/17/96 ad for the third season finale of The X-Files, "Talitha Cumi" (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) and a Saturday, 5/18/96 full-page ad for the 300th episode of Cops and the 400th episode of America's Most Wanted. There's also a Sunday, 5/19/96 ad on two pages for the 7th season finale of The Simspons, "Summer of 4 ft. 2" and a Monday, 5/20/96 full-page ad for the 4th season finale of Melrose Place, "Dead Sisters Walking." There are six more in the NBC gallery including a Monday, 5/13/96 full-page ad and close-up description for the NBC World Premiere Movie "Twisted Desire" (Melissa Joan Hart). Next is a Wednesday, 5/15/96 ad for a National Geographic special, "Arctic Kingdom: Life at the Edge," a Friday, 5/17/96 ad for Dateline NBC and another 5/17/96 ad and close-up descreiption for the 4th season finale of Homicide: Life on the Street, "Work Related" (Andre Braugher). There's also a Sunday, 5/19/96 full-page ad for the 4th season finale of Mad About You, the conclusion of the three-part "The Finale" (Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt) and a Monday, 5/20/96 ad and close-up description of the series finale of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, "I, Done." There are two Monday, 5/20/96 ads in the UPN gallery, a full-page ad for the 3rd season finale of Star Trek: Voyager, "Basics" (part 1) and another ad for the final episode of Nowhere Man, "Gemini Man" (Bruce Greenwood). The last three ads are all in the Vintage Cable Ads gallery, a Saturday, 5/11/96 ad on two pages for Nickelodeon's 9th annual Kids' Choice Awards (Whitney Houston), a Saturday, 5/18/96 full-page ad for HBO movie "Norma Jean and Marilyn" (Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino) and a Monday, 5/20/96 ad for CNN's Larry King Live (Hillary Clinton, the 60 Minutes team, David Letterman, Barbara Walters, Rev. Billy Graham). More TV Guide ads from 1996 are on the way...