'Rihanna 777' documentary and more TV shows with '7' in their titles
Web linksBlog: TV Zone
"Rihanna 777" (Monday at 8 p.m. on Fox/5) is a new documentary that chronicles the singer's concert tour that hit seven countries in seven days with seven shows to promote her seventh album. This certainly puts us in a numerological frame of mind, so what better reason to offer up these five shows, all with "7" in their titles?
77 Sunset Strip (1958-64) -- Extremely cool drama about a pair of L.A. private eyes (Roger Smith, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) often assisted by the show's breakout character, the jive-talking parking-lot attendant Kookie (Edd Byrnes).
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982-83) -- Three years before he made his mark as "MacGyver," Richard Dean Anderson starred in this updated version of the 1954 musical. The youngest of Anderson's brothers was played by 11-year-old River Phoenix, while future "thirtysomething" star Peter Horton was his 21-year-old sibling.
704 Hauser (1994) -- Yes, that's the Queens address where Archie Bunker and family lived on "All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place." A decade after the latter series ended, some dingbat at CBS came up with the idea of creating a sitcom in which a black family (headed by liberal dad John Amos, who clashed with conservative son T.E. Russell) now lived there. It was gone after five weeks.
7th Heaven (1996-2007) -- Wholesome family drama with Stephen Collins starring as a minister and head of the Camden clan, Catherine Hicks as his wife and Barry Watson and Jessica Biel as two of their seven -- there's that number again -- kids. The show became TV's longest-running family drama.