Lee Majors, who kicked off his career as young buck Heath Barkley in the 1965-69 TV western The Big Valley, has been tapped to play his old character's father, Tom Barkley, in a 2011 big-screen remake. "I have a beard I've been growing since July because they keep pushing back the start date," says Lee, who will get to kiss Jessica Lange (as his wife Victoria Barkley) before he's bumped off. "The story's very true to our original pilot. They just backed it up a few years so you get to know the father and set up his affair with another lady."
The delays in shooting, Lee tells me, may cost True Blood vampire Stephen Moyer his role as Tom's son, Jarrod Barkley. "We're now supposed to start in Louisiana the last week of November, but Stephen goes back to True Blood in L.A. in late November, so they may lose him." Wouldn't that suck... (Inquiries to Moyer's reps were not returned.)
A Q&A from Parade magazine:
Q Throughout Farrah Fawcett’s illness, we didn’t hear much from or about her ex-husband, Lee Majors. Did he attend her funeral?—Nancy James, Lake Arrowhead, Calif.
A “You can straighten this out,” Majors, 71, tells us. “It was reported everywhere that I was there. I wasn’t. I have my own memories of her, and I didn’t want to be a distraction.” He does say, however, that he and Fawcett were in touch. “We were hoping to do a play together,” he reveals. Fans of the actor can see him in the classic ’70s series The Six Million Dollar Man, out on DVD for the first time next week.
October 24, 2010
Some exciting news. According to Lindsay Wagners website and tweets , and the, Wizard World Site Lee, Richard Anderson and Lindsay will all be appearing at the Austin Comic Con in November. As of right now the three of them will not be taking pictures together, but will post more information when I receive it.
Also, please remember that Lee is still waiting to hear about a guest shot on a show so it is not definite that he will be attending the Austin show.
Looks like G.I. Joe Renegades will be premiering November 26th on the Hub. Here is information on the show .
October 20, 2010
I just received word that Lee is waiting for news on some work so the Austin Comic Con is 50/50 right now.
Also Big Valley filming has been pushed back again to December.
October 16, 2010
A few things from Boston and the Wizard Comic Con Show.
Here are a couple pictures from last weekends Wizard World Comic Con in NY
For those planning on going to the New England Wizard World show, Lee's schedule is up in the air right now. He is waiting to hear about a guest appearance on a tv show that may be in conflict with the show. When I hear anything more I will let you know.
September 28, 2010
I would like to make a correction of the September 27th post. I just received a note saying that the Wizard World website was incorrect when it noted that Lee and Richard will be taking pictures together. They will both be there but will not be sitting at the same booth and will not be taking pictures together.
September 27, 2010
Richard Anderson will be joining Lee this weekend at Wizard World in New York. They will be at the same booth and there will be photo ops with Lee and Richard together on Friday and Saturday.
September 25, 2010
Since there should be alot more information coming in the next 2 months regarding the release of the SMDM DVD's I have set up a seperate page where I will post all information regarding the release. You can check out SMDM DVD for a couple of clips that Time/Life have released for the DVD.
Surprise, The Big Valley shooting has once again been pushed back until late October/early November.
September 16, 2010
The Six Million Dollar Man DVD set is now available to pre order online. You can go to TVSHOWSONDVD for all of the details. This is truly a massive collectors set and a must have for any fan. Lee will be doing interviews for the release over the next few months and I will post the information as I receive it. You can go to 6MDM to order your copy. Be sure to put "save20now" for the discount coupon code and you can save 20% on your order!!
September 11, 2010
A little more information and a picture of G.I. Joe Renagedes which will be airing on the new Hub Channel.
Lee will be the voice for General Clayton Abernathy (Hawk).
A commanding officer who walks with a cane due to a combat injury, but is still tough-as-nails. GENERAL CLAYTON ABERNATHY doesn’t trust the smiling face of Cobra, but knows they carry a tremendous amount of political influence. There’s some evidence that he may believe in the evidence of the G.I. Joe team. Regardless, GENERAL CLAYTON ABERNATHY still feels the G.I. Joe team should turn themselves in, and has no qualms about ordering DASHIELL “FLINT” FAIREBORN to capture the Fugitives.
September 9, 2010
Lee and Faith were out and about celebrating Sunday night in Los Angeles. It looks like Lee is ready for the Tom Barkley role in the Big Valley movie. However I just learned that filming has once again been pushed back to mid October. So it looks like Lee will have to keep the beard a little longer.
August 28, 2010
A couple of updates
Filming for the Big Valley Movie is now set for Sept 20th. Here is a picture of what the set looks like while under construction.
Lee will only be appearing in 3 episodes of the new G.I. Joe Renegade series, not the whole series.
August 10, 2010
We don't get alot of news on Linda Evans so I thought I would add this. Linda, Michelle Nichols, Martin Landau, Mike Connors and Robert Conrad appeared on PBS's Pioneers of Televeision. The show is hosted by Kelsey Grammer and it should be aired this fall/winter. If I get a date I will let you know as Linda did talk about the Big Valley movie and how she was thrilled that Lee was going to be in it. For a brief write up go to Pioneers
August 9, 2010
I don't have much information yet, but Lee will be lending his voice to a new animated series G.I.Joe Renegades on the Hub. The Hub is a new network (formerally Discovery Kids) launching on 10/10/10 to over 60 million US households.
Go to Hubworld for more details As I get more information I will let you know.
August 4, 2010
I just learned that shooting for the Big Valley movie has once again been pushed back, this time to mid September.
August 3, 2010
I haven't confirmed this yet, but it looks like Lee will be attending the Wizard World Comic Con in New York this October.
“I am looking forward to meeting fans at my first Wizard World Comic Con experience,” said Majors. “It has been a while since I have had this opportunity, and I'm glad that 'Six Million Dollar Man' and some of the other programs I've been in have remained a part of pop culture for so long.”
Just received some news about another one of Lee's projects Me and Lee
July 21, 2010
Some big news regarding the releases of both the Bionic Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man upcoming DVD releases
First from the Lindsay Wagner Quiet the Mind and Open the Heart Facebook page: I am thrilled to let you know I will shortly be filming commentary for the official US release of The Bionic Woman DVDs. Universal Studios will be releasing a 4-DVD box set of Season 1 on 19th October, 2010.
Now the big news for The Six Million Dollar DVD release from The TV Shows on DVD website: Time/Life Release
July 17, 2010
Some news from about a month ago that I'm just getting around to post, sorry. Finally both the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman are being released on DVD in the US. The Bionic Woman will be released by Universial on Oct 19th 2010 but the extra's have not been announced yet. The Six Million Dollar Man is being released by TimeLife and no release date has been announced yet. As of about a month ago neither Lee or Lindsay Wagner had been contacted about be contributing to the DVD, let's hope that will be corrected.
Filming of The Big Valley movie has been pushed back to August.
June 27, 2010
An amazing story about Oscar the Bionic Cat. What a apprioate name for a bionic cat.
A second trailer for "Heading Back Home - The Battle of Franklin" is now posted on Youtube This clip includes Lee's narration which he recently completed.
June 13, 2010
Here are a couple pictures of Lee at the Toy story 3 premiere
June 12, 2010
Just learned that Lee and Faith will be attending the Hollywood premiere for Toy Story 3 Sunday June 13th. If you go to see the movie, look for the Six Million Dollar Man Lunch box :-)
June 9, 2010
There was a write up in today's Variety regarding The Big Valley movie. Click here to read the article. Thanks Faith.
May 29, 2010
Had some computer issues the last few days but I do have some news regarding Lee's faith based movie "Johnny".
You can view the trailer there or alittle better quality click here
I've been told this is a very touching and heart warming movie and to have alot of kleenex ready. It should be released later this year.
May 19, 2010
Some information on the Big Vally Movie project on the Cinemaspy website. Please remember none of this is official and is subject to change.
Susan Sarandon Out, Jessica Lange in for 'The Big Valley'
Filming set to begin in Baton Rouge in July
By Robert Falconer | Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Despite being in negotiations to star as matriarch Victoria Barkley in Daniel Adams' and Kate Edelman Johnson's big screen remake of the '60s TV oater The Big Valley, Susan Sarandon is no longer involved. Instead, actress Jessica Lange will don the corset originally worn by the late, great Barbara Stanwyck.
Production will begin on July 19 on location in Baton Rouge. Set in the 1870’s, The Big Valley is the dramatic story of a wealthy ranching family and their conflicts.
Written and directed by Adams, the screenplay was inspired by the original pilot from the TV series, but also employs new material. The new film is being executive produced by Kate Edelman Johnson, whose late father Louis F. Edelman created the series, and produced by Straw Weisman and Steven Brandman.
20th Century Fox has a "first look" deal with the production company for all North American rights.
Arclight Films is handling the foreign rights sales. Fox currently distributes the original series, but so far only Season 1 and the first half of Season 2.
Lee Majors — who starred as Heath Barkley in the original series — recently announced that he will portray Thomas Barkley, the father of his original character, who, in the mythology of the story, died prior to the beginning of the 1965-69 series.
Jessica Lange seems like a solid choice for this part. Those who have followed her career since her debut in 1976's Dino De Laurentiis production of King Kong, know that the actress has amassed an impressive roster of character portrayals in her work, not the least of which includes Sweet Dreams, Blue Sky, Music Box, Frances, Country and Tootsie, along with an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of 'Blanche DuBois' in the TV production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Lee will be doing a narration for a documentry. It's titled Heading Back Home: The Story of Franklin's Unknown solider and the five bloodiest hours of the Civil War. A trailer was just put up on you tube It isn't completed yet but will keep you posted.
Just learned that Lee's interview on the TvGuide Network is tomorrow Tuesday April 13th at 7:00pm on Hollywood 411. We are not sure of the time zone so please check you own listings for the correct time in your area.
April 08, 2010
I have received a copy of Lee's interview in TV Guide. Click on the TV Guide link to read it.
Also Lee will be interviewed on The TVGUIDE Channel on April 13th. The time is not known yet but I will let you know when I found out.
March 27, 2010
Lees film Johnny (formerly The Revelator) is being premiered this week at the Merrimack Valley Film Festival. This is a Christian Film Festival that takes place in Lawrence, MA the week of March 28th thru April 4th Easter. For more details go to Merrimack VAlley Film Festival
March 25, 2010
As of today the airdate for Human Target in April 14th. Please remember that these dates do change and if it does I will post as soon as possible.
I also just learned that Lee did an interview with TV Guide concerning Human Target. It is scheduled to be in the April 5th - 12th guide.
March 19, 2010
"Captain Lee" was on The Community last night on NBC. Lee played Professor Slaughter and taught a sailing class in the school parking lot. With Chevey Chase as a student you can imagine things didn't go very smoothly. I have put some screen grabs up.
Some casting news for The Big Valley Movie. According to IMDB, the roles of Jarrod and Nick Barkley have been cast. None of this is official and subject to change. From what I have heard they would like to start shooting before June
, but nothing is set yet. Susan Sarandon is still rumored to be cast as Victoria Barkley and Bruce Dern who appeared in many episodes of the series is also attached. For more details go to
The Human Target episode with Lee should air sometime in April. When I get a set date I will let you know.
March 17, 2010
According to a recent interview with Richard Anderson, both The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman will be returning to US cable television.
Anderson said that both The Six Million Dollar Man and the original Bionic Woman would be returning to U.S. cable channels on June 1st, 2010. He also added that all seasons from both series would be broadcast in their entirety.
“Universal Studios tells me spending one million dollars bringing films up to today’s standards … together with a huge promotional campaign.” Anderson told the forum. “There is talk that it’ll show on NBC Syfy channel
Also Richard says the long (very long) talked about Six Million Dollar Man Movie still may be made.
Here is video on youtube in which Mark Valley from Human Target talks about working with Lee in an upcoming episode
March 12, 2010
Lee and Farrah had planned a reunion project from radaronline.
Farrah Fawcett had planned to reunite with ex-husband Lee Majors on stage.
According to Lee's manager Denny Bond, the 'Charlie's Angels' star - who lost her battle with cancer last June - had been in secret talks about joining Lee in Las Vegas production 'Love Letters'.
The pair - who separated after six years of marriage in 1979 and had been estranged for two decades - would have played two ex-lovers who spend their entire lifetime trying to get back together.
Denny said: "We had many discussions with Lee and Farrah and we had planned on a Las Vegas opening and doing a Los Angeles charity performance for her soon to be established cancer foundation as the kick-off to the tour."
The show would have been produced and directed by Craig Nevius, the controversial filmmaker who is currently being sued by Farrah's estate over claims he leaked confidential information about the actress to the media.
The filmmaker confirmed he was going to be involved with the play, and says Farrah was very "excited" about the possible reunion.
He said: "'Love Letters' was the perfect stage play for the two of them. Lee would have played a conservative, no-nonsense politician who had been in love with his childhood sweetheart for decades.
"Farrah would have played his childhood sweetheart who grew up to be an eccentric, free-spirited artist. Farrah had a lot of ideas. She was excited about the whole thing. So was Lee."
Although the pair never got the opportunity to work together again, Lee was in contact again with Farrah before her death.
Craig added to Radar Online: "I'm sorry the two of them never got to work together again. But I am glad Farrah and Lee reconnected, in real life. That was important. I know it was to Farrah."
March 11, 2010
It sounds official now, Lee will appering in the Fox show "Human Target". Mark Valley the star of the show talked about it in an interview and on his twitter account. It will be the final episode of the season. When I get an airdate I will let you know.
March 9, 2010
Hopefully the third time is a charm. After a couple of date changes, I think we have a solid date for Lee's appearance on "The Community". As of now, the air date for the episode is Thursday March 18th.
If you watched The Commmunity last night you already know that the episode with Lee was not aired. We are sorry about that. When I receive a new airdate I will let you know.
February 2, 2010
I just learned that the episode of "The Community" that Lee is in will be aired this Thursday Feb 2nd on NBC at 8pm Eastern, 7 pm Central.
January 27, 2010
I just received a note letting me know that Lee and Faith will be attending a Red Cross event for Haiti Thursday January 28th in Santa Monica. Remember if you would like to donate to the Haiti relief effort you can go to www.redcross.org.
January 24, 2010
Here are some pictures from the SAG Awards
January 15, 2010
Quite a bit of news:
Lee and Faith attended the Julep Derby Prelude Party last night in West Hollywood. I've added a few pictures below.
Saturday January 16th Lee and Faith will be attending the Golden Globes Nominee Party also in West Hollywood at the Chateau Marmont
Then the following Saturday, January 23rd they will be attending the SAG Awards
Lee also just filmed a guest spot on the new NBC show "The Community" playing Professor Slaughter. No air date has been set yet but I will let you know as soon as I get one.