Everybody Loves Raymond

Following the sudden departure of Sunrise and ASB Business, the new early morning schedule for TV 3 will look like this:

6:30am: Campbell Live
7am: Magnum, P.I.
8am: Frasier
8:30am: Everybody Loves Raymond

TV 3 will screen a special one-hour farewell episode of Sunrise tomorrow morning at 7am. Tom Selleck and his moustache will take up the 7am slot as of Monday.


Seriously, has anyone managed to watch a whole episode of this show and not done more than groan and roll their eyes?


Before there was Frank Barone, there was Peter Boyle—advising Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, tap dancing in Young Frankenstein and marrying with best man John Lennon at his side.

Boyle, whose early film career as a counterculture figure receded in the memory during his nine-season run as the “Holy crap”-spouting Barone patriarch on the prime-time hit Everybody Loves Raymond, died Tuesday night in a New York City hospital. He was 71.

The actor, who suffered a heart attack in 1999 on the Raymond set, was battling heart disease and multiple myeloma, a cancer that strikes plasma cells.

Show mastermind Ray Romano said he was “deeply saddened” by the news, adding, “I will miss him forever.”

Boyle recently was seen as Father Time in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, his third appearance in the franchise. According to the Internet Movie Database, he worked this past summer in the upcoming drama Shadows of Atticus, and was on board for the planned romantic comedy Chatham.

Raymond, the Boyle credit available for viewing on TV most every night, most everywhere, thanks to syndication, ended its run just last year. Boyle picked up seven Emmy nominations for Frank Barone’s deadpan delivery, but unlike his main castmates, he never took home a statuette for the show.

“When I came out to L.A. to do Everybody Loves Raymond, I knew no one. Peter immediately took me under his wing and became my friend and mentor. He gave me great advice, he always made me laugh, and the way he connected with everyone around him amazed me,” Romano said in a statement.

“The fact that he could play a convincing curmudgeon on the show, but in reality be such a compassionate and thoughtful person, is a true testament to his talent…

The sentiment was echoed by Boyle’s Raymond wife, Doris Roberts.

“It’s like losing a spouse,” she said in a statement. “I’m going to miss my dear friend, so unlike the character he played on television. He’s a brilliant actor, a gentleman, incredibly intelligent, wonderfully well read and a loving friend.”

Award-winning actor Peter Boyle (71), who played Raymond’s argumentative father Frank Barone in the hit show Everybody Loves Raymond.

He died after battling heart disease and a blood cancer of new plasma cells that starts in the bone marrow. In 1999, Peter had a heart attack on the set of the show but was able to return to work after heart surgery.

He had a long and successful acting career and will be missed by many.