TV 3rd Rock from the Sun (NBC 1996-2001, John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston) Published 2 years ago on February 21, 2017 In sitcom 3rd Rock From The Sun Dick (John Lithgow) is the High Commander of an investigative alien team sent to Earth on a mission to learn everything about humans and their “advanced civilisation”. Armed with sharp minds and a nasty habit of always telling the truthe, Dick, Sally (Johnston), Tommy (Gordon-Levitt) and Harry (French Stewart) set about their task by integrating into their local community. It’s a hilarious take on how aliens could look at all the injustices and absurdities of human life and America in general with a simple, childlike logic. Memorable moment: In the episode Fifteen Minutes of Dick, Sally beats up Luke Skywalker himself, actor Mark Hamill, in a restaurant. As a result of her temper tantrum, she becomes a celebrity and comic hijinks ensue when they all try to deal with her new fame. Trivia: In the very first episode William Shatner, playing The Big Giant Head, talks about a horrible experience he had aboard an airplane and Dick shouts: “So did I!” This is an inside joke about an episode from The Twilight Zone called Nightmare at 20,000 Feet in 1963 where Shatner played the lead role. In a bizarre twist, Lithgow played the lead role in the very same story during 1983’s film Twilight Zone: The Movie. production details USA / NBC / 138×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 1996-2001 Creators: Bonnie and Terry Turner cast John Lithgow as Dick Solomon Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon French Stewart as Harry Solomon Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tommy Solomon Jane Curtin as Mary Albright Wayne Knight as Don Leslie Orville William Shatner as Big Giant Head Simbi Campbell as Nina, Dick’s receptionist Elmarie Wendel as Mamie Dubcek, Dick’s landlady Jane CurtinJohn LithgowJoseph Gordon-LevittKristen JohnsonNBCSitcomsTVWayne KnightWilliam Shatner Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV15 hours ago Cutting It (BBC-1 2002-2005, Amanda Holden, Sarah Parish) Comedy drama series. Allie runs a successful hairdressing salon but her problems begin when a rival salon opens across the... TV15 hours ago Culloden (BBC-1 1964, George McBean, Olivier Espitalier-Noel) Highly innovative documentary drama telling the story of the last battle to be fought on British soil in 1746 at... TV15 hours ago C.S. Lewis: Beyond Narnia (BBC-2 2006, Anton Rodgers, Diane Venora) Biographical drama. The story of author CS Lewis’s life from childhood to old age as his views on religion alter... TV15 hours ago Crow Road, The (BBC-2 1996, Joe McFadden, Peter Capaldi) Drama serial. Prentice McHoan returns to his Scottish home and gets caught up in the dark secrets that everyone around... TV15 hours ago New Tricks (BBC 2003-2015 with James Bolam, Amanda Redman, Dennis Waterman) Crime drama series New Tricks took the Cold Case took it’s natural extreme by bringing out of retirement a group... search EPISODES Episodes23 hours ago Vida Season 2 Premieres Fri 24 May on Starz Episode 7: The bar prepares to host a fundraiser for Eddy’s hospital expenses while Emma and Lyn learn the truth... Episodes23 hours ago WHAT / IF Series Premiere Fri 24 May 2019 on Netflix Neo-noir social thriller WHAT/IF explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The first... Episodes23 hours ago Blindspot: Coder to Killer (S4EP20 NBC Fri 24 May 2019) Coder to Killer: A horrifying and vengeful villain threatens the FBI. Weller considers his priorities. Zapata and Reade try to... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.