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Today in TV: December 12, 2013

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Here is today's obituary:

Actor Don Mitchell, noted for portraying Mark Sanger on the original "Ironside" has died of natural causes at age 70. The actor had numerous other credits as well.

Here's what happened today in TV history:

  • The first episode of "Magnum: PI" aired today in 1980.
  • NBC secured the rights to the 2004. 2006, and 2008 Olympics today in 1995 for $2.3 billion.
  • Denver Pyle, noted TV actor who portrayed Briscoe Darling on the "Andy Griffith Show" and Uncle Jesse on "The Dukes of Hazzard" among many other TV roles received his star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Here are some notable birthdays:

  • Dr. Mayim Bialik, Ph.D., noted neuroscientist and actress, was born today. She starred on "Blossom" and is a featured player on "Big Bang Theory."
  • Noted game show host, Bob Barker, noted for "Truth or Consequences" and "The Price is Right" celebrates a birthday today.

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    The set times you need to know have been announced for Coachella
    Festival Buzz
  • Lamar Odom
    The New York Knicks are giving Lamar Odom another shot in the NBA
    NBA Buzz
  • Porsha Williams
    See why 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Porsha Williams posed for this mug shot
    TV News
  • NHL tickets
    If you're looking to catch an NHL playoff game in NYC, don't expect to do so on a budget
    NHL Buzz
  • Transcendence
    Review: ‘Transcendence’ fascinates, but does it rise above the field?
    Movies Buzz
  • Kobe Bryant
    Kobe Bryant has agreed to cooperate with an all-access documentary about his life
    Sports Buzz

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