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Farrah Fawcett Loses Battle with Cancer

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, the iconic blonde star with the never-to-be-forgotten poster, died today in a California hospital. She was 62.

The actress’ death comes after a nearly three-year long health battle. Despite being declared free of anal cancer in early 2007, the disease quickly returned. A recent NBC special documented the star’s quest for alternative treatments.

Although she will most likely be remembered as Jill Munroe, one of the original Charlie’s Angels, Fawcett actually chose to move on from that series after only 22 episodes. (A few more guest appearances followed.) After a few disappointing stabs at a film career, Farrah earned critical praise when she returned to the small screen. Memorable turns in several television projects - including The Burning Bed and Small Sacrifices - eventually earned Farrah a number of Golden Globe and Emmy nominations.

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Friday Ratings: Show of Support for Farrah’s Story

NBC’s documentary about Farrah Fawcett’s cancer struggle put up a good fight against a string of finales. Although the Eye network was a winner with the viewers, the Peacock tied CBS in the demos.

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This Week on TV (5/11-5/17)

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MONDAY 5/11)
  • Gossip Girl (CW, 8pm):  “Serena’s run-in with the police upsets Lily.” She only expected her daughter to be cuffed and shamed, not frisked and strip-searched.
  • Weaponizers (Discovery, 9pm):  Season premiere. “An RV takes on a shuttle bus, after the teams equip them with rockets, machine guns and medieval weapons in this reality series featuring vehicle face-off competitions.” The only thing missing in this equation is .
  • Two and a Half Men (CBS, 9:30pm):  “Alan and Chelsea bond, and their time together gives Charlie a needed break to do the things he loves doing on his own.” A wingman can help you score a woman….and keep her busy too.
  • Medium (NBC, 10pm):  “After Allison slips into a coma while working on a case, her spirit transfers into the body of a middle-aged man (Jeffrey Tambor).” The sexual reassignment process was much easier than the one Alexis Arquette went through.

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