Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New David Cassidy Autobiography Cover Revealed

As promised, here is the cover art for David Cassidy's new/revised autobiography, Could It Be Forever. (See October 25th news article, below.) The book will be published on March 5, 2007 but is available for pre-order now, through amazon.co.uk.


Trick or Treat! Well we searched and searched for a Halloween themed Partridge Family photo, but this is the best we could do: a photo of Margaret Hamilton, who portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz" (as well as Reuben Kincaid's mother in the fourth season episode, "Reuben Kincaid Lives!"). She's not nearly as scary without the green makeup and pointy hat, though -- unless you're "Reuby" Kincaid! Have a fun Halloween!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Do You Want The Partridge Family Season Three On DVD?

So do we! And unless you live under a rock (or the back wheel of a psychedelic bus) you know that Sony has already released Seasons One and Two on DVD. (See above photos) So far, Sony hasn't scheduled Season Three for release (even though the episodes have already been remastered). If enough people express interest, there's a chance Sony will speed up the release process. So, we suggest you email Sony directly at:


This is a general information email address, so be sure you ask that your request be forwarded to the department in charge of scheduling releases.

Partridge Family "Biography" Available On DVD

Amazon.co.uk is taking orders for the Biography Channel's hour-long special on "The Partridge Family." This is the same special that aired in the US. The show's limited budget prohibited them from licensing/airing Partridge Family music and David Cassidy was unavailable for a new interview -- but the special was was still worth watching. Here are the product details:

• Format: PAL
• Language English
• Region: All Regions
• Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
• Number of discs: 1
• Studio: Ilc
• DVD Release Date: 25 Sep 2006
• Run Time: 50 minutes
• DVD Features:
• Main Language: English
• Available Audio Tracks: Stereo
• Disc Format: DVD 5

Please note that the specs indicate it's in the PAL format (for UK DVD machines) -- although it also says it's for "All Regions."

Shirley Jones' New Lifetime Series 'Monarch Cove' Debuts Nov. 4

Imagine spending six years behind bars for a crime you didn't commit. Welcome to Bianca's world. Now she's a free woman and has returned to Monarch Cove to pick up where her quiet life left off. But this ex-con's future is far from peaceful — scandalous affairs, hidden secrets and even murder are just around the corner!

Lifetime Television is launching the original drama, “Monarch Cove,” which centers on two families, the Prestons and the Fosters, who discover their lives are intertwined when Bianca Foster (Virginia Williams) returns home after being wrongly imprisoned for the murder of her father. Once home, she learns that the family business has folded, her sister (Samantha Shelton) has squandered her inheritance and her younger brother (Matt Funke) is dealing drugs. Bianca receives a final blow when she discovers that her grandmother (Shirley Jones) is suffering from cancer and can't afford medical treatment.

Determined to help the family, Bianca seeks employment at a posh resort and accidentally becomes romantically involved with the resort's wealthy heir Oliver (Kieran Hutchinson), who is engaged to be married.

Also starring are Rachel Ward, Simon Rex, Stephen Martines, Vanessa Lengies, and Kieren Hutchison.

“Monarch Cove” premieres Saturday, November 4, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) and a second episode airing at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Two all new episodes will follow each Saturday for a total of seven weeks. Shirley has filmed seven out of fourteen episodes for the series.
Marty Ingels To Guest Star On "ER"

In Shirley Jones-related news, husband Marty Ingels has filmed a guest spot on the NBC Thursday night drama, "ER," playing a hypochondriac patient. The episode, titled "Heart of the Matter" will air on November 2nd at 10PM on NBC.

David Cassidy To Tour The UK!

David Cassidy will be touring the UK in The Rewind Tour from April 10th through April 21st. According to www.davidcassidy.com, this is a once-in-a-lifetime lineup that features David, along with The Osmonds, David Essex and Showaddywaddy. For more information and tour dates as well as all of David's upcoming performances see the Live Page on his website!

Danny Bonaduce: Tabloids' Bad Boy® Airs On A & E

A & E premieres their "Tabloids' Bad Boys" series with a special on everyone's favorite red-headed-hamburger, Danny Bonaduce. It promises to be a look at the wild and crazy life of the child star, TV talk show host, author, and DJ whose personal life has resembled--by his own admission--a car crash. With complete access to Danny, A & E recalls all the highlights and lowlights, including his stint as a star of the 1970s TV hit, The Partridge Family; his battles with cocaine addiction and alcoholism; his well publicized brawl with a 220-pound transvestite; the months that he spent living his car in Hollywood; and his marriage to wife Gretchen, which took place just seven hours after they met on a blind date. Includes interviews with Shirley Jones, Dave Madden, Mario Lopez and Danny's mom Betty Bonaduce. 60 Minutes.

Upcoming Airings:
Sunday, November 05 @ 11pm/10C
Monday, November 06 @ 3am/2C

'Breaking Bonaduce' Returns For A Second Season on VH-1

"Breaking Bonaduce" is a compelling, offbeat look inside the numerous issues that exist in the relationship between Danny Bonaduce, his wife, Gretchen, and their two children. For the first time ever in non-scripted television, a series will be told through a combination of couples therapy and reality. The Bonaduces will be guided and challenged by their combative therapist, Dr. Garry Corgiatt. Dr. Garry is their sounding board, sparring partner and hopeful conduit to success. However, with the mountain of issues, demons, quirks and phobias that define the Bonaduce's relationship, Dr. Garry will have his work cut out for him!

After being married for fifteen years - (marrying seven hours into their first date,) Danny and Gretchen's story continues to teeter. They have survived addiction, infidelity, celebrity, Danny's "death wish" antics and a myriad of other issues - some relatable to an audience - some merely fascinating from a "train wreck" point of view. Somehow, these two demented soul mates have found one another, and one honestly gets the feeling that without each other they could not survive.

'Breaking Bonaduce returned for a second season on VH-1, Sunday October 22, 2006. New episodes air each Sunday. To keep track of the show and it's schedule, click here.

Photo Of The Week

Each week we'll be dipping into our photo archives and posting a photo not yet in our Gallery.

This week's photo is a candid shot of Shirley Jones and David Cassidy, taking a break from filming "Whatever Happened To Keith Partridge?" In the third season episode, Keith is spotted by a talent scout and flown to Hollywood to screen test for the part of Vito Gambini in the movie Hitchhike From Death.

Photo by Dave Madden

The Partridge Family Toy Box

Each week we showcase a different Partridge Family collectible!

This week, it's the very first issue of TV Guide to feature our favorite family. The issue, dated October 17 - 23, 1970 app
eared on newsstands the same week "When Mother Gets Married" aired. The photo was taken by Mario Casilli. The inside article featured Shirley Jones and can be viewed in it's entirety here. Serious collectors have also found the actual photos for sale, as TV Guide would hang the portraits in their regional offices across the country. They are quite rare. Here's what they look like:

Did You Know?

Did you know that "The Partridge Family" wasn't the only TV series Suzanne Crough was a regular on? She was also on "Mulligan's Stew," an NBC series that ran from October - December, 1977. Elinor Donahue ("Father Knows Best," "The Odd Couple") and Lawrence Pressman ("Doogie Howser, M.D.") played parents to three children who take in their four nieces and nephews when their parents are killed in a plane crash. The above image is from the pilot episode, which also featured Johnny Whitaker ("Family Affair," "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters"). Suzanne is third from the left.

You can read more about Suzanne by viewing her interview in the People and Places section of the website.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


We've put a brand new coat of paint on the Partridge Papers section of the website! Bookmark this page and check back often as we keep you 'Up To Date" on what's happening with "The Partridge Family!" We'll highlight current news with the show, cast, crew and musicians, provide fun trivia and vintage photos from the archives, as well as showcase some vintage Partridge Family/David Cassidy memorabilia!

So pop a cork and help us celebrate the newest addition to www.cmongethappy.com!

The Partridge Family Returns To TV!!

The Partridge Family is back home! Thirty-two years after the series left the ABC Friday night line-up, The i Network (formerly PAX TV) has added the series to their Friday line-up, airing episodes back-to-back from 6 - 7:00PM with another Screen Gems TV classic, "The Monkees!"

Be sure to check the Birdwatching section of the website for up-to-date information on "The Partridge Family" on The i Network, as well as the cast members' other projects currently airing on TV. Birdwatching is updated twice a month.

Shirley Jones Speaks Out for Turkeys in New Thanksgiving Video

As Thanksgiving approaches, the much-loved "mom" on The Partridge Family is sticking her neck out for turkeys. Shirley Jones has narrated a brand-new PETA video called "Life and Death for Factory-Farmed Turkeys." In it, Jones describes the extreme suffering of turkeys in factory farms, during transport, and in slaughterhouses as graphic images of injured, maimed, dying, and dead birds flash on the screen.

"I have a special fondness for birds—and not just partridges, by the way—and all birds feel pain and fear," begins Jones, who recommends trying a Tofurky or UnTurkey vegetarian roast instead of a real bird. "Turkeys—gentle animals who are every bit as interesting and worthy of our concern as dogs and cats—are treated especially badly," she says, going on to explain how many of the birds have their throats slit and are scalded to death in defeathering tanks while they're still conscious.

Jones' eye-opening video aims to focus attention on the killing of 300 million turkeys each year—more than 40 million during the holiday season alone—for human consumption. Turkeys on factory farms have their beaks and toes cut off without pain relief. They are crammed by the tens of thousands into dark, stifling warehouses where disease, smothering, and heart attacks are common. Today's turkeys are genetically bred to grow so quickly that their bones and leg muscles often give out under the stress of supporting their huge upper bodies. Millions of turkeys die every year from heat exhaustion, freezing, and accidents during transport.

"Like chickens, turkeys are not included in the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, so they receive no legal protection from abuse," says Jones.

The good news is that you can help. Make your holiday meal and every meal one for which animals can give thanks too. For free vegetarian recipes and information, request a free vegetarian starter kit by visiting this link and they'll send it right to your door along with a DVD.

Shirley Jones Featured in Emmy Magazine

Six decades after her Broadway debut, Shirley Jones is still a working actress. She was Emmy-nominated this summer for her role in Hallmark Hall of Fame's "Hidden Places," and recently returned from Australia, where she filmed multiple episodes for the Lifetime Television series, "Monarch Cove." In addition, Shirley was featured in the July/August issue of Emmy Magazine. She was interviewed for the Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television by Karen Herman, the archive's director of production and research. To read the excerpt printed in Emmy Magazine, click here: Emmy Magazine Article (PDF File)

David Cassidy Updating His Autobiography

David Cassidy has signed a book deal with Headline Books in the UK to update his 2004 autobiography, "C'Mon Get Happy . . . Fear And Loathing On The Partridge Family Bus." Now titled "Could It Be Forever," the book is due for publication March 5, 2007. There will be a concurrent CD release of a David Cassidy and Partridge Family Greatest Hits compilation with the same title on the Sony/BMG label, also for the UK market. (See separate story for details and track listing.) Both book and CD will be available in the US as an import through online retailers such as amazon.uk.com. Pre-orders may be placed by visiting www.amazon.co.uk .

As soon as the cover art is released, we'll post it here!

New David Cassidy and the Partridge Family Greatest Hits CD Compilation Being Released in the UK!

On November 13, 2006, David Cassidy and The Partridge Family: "Could It Be Forever . . . The Greatest Hits" CD will be released in the UK. This will be the first Greatest Hits CD compilation produced for the UK market in quite some time. (Previous Greatest Hits packages were only available to the UK as imports.) Below is the track listing as well as cover art for the much anticipated release!

Track Listings

1. Could It Be Forever (remastered)*
2. Cherish (remastered)*
3. Daydreamer*
4. I Think I Love You
5. How Can I Be Sure*
6. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
7. Some Kind Of A Summer*
8. I Am A Clown*
9. It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love
10. Rock Me Baby*
11. Looking Through The Eyes Of Love
12. Walking In The Rain
13. The Puppy Song*
14. I Can Feel Your Heartbeat
15. I Woke Up In Love This Morning
16. One Night Stand
17. Song For A Rainy Day*
18. Darlin'*
19. Summer Days
20. I'll Meet You Halfway
21. You Are Always On My Mind
22. Echo Valley
23. If I Didn't Care*
24. Ricky’s Tune*
25. I Write The Songs*

*Denotes David Cassidy solo material

If you live in the US, you may order it from www.amazon.uk.com

Photo Of The Week

Each week we'll be dipping into our photo archives and posting a photo not yet in our Gallery.

First up: A formal cast portrait taken in front of Stage 29 on the Columbia Ranch in 1971. This photo was used on numerous merchandise, including the Milton Bradley Board Game in 1971, and a clock face from a company called Time Setters in 1972 Enjoy!

Video Clip Of The Month

Each month, we'll show you a vintage video clip, highlighting the series or a cast member. This month features a commercial for Kellogg's Rice Krispies featuring Shirley, David and the rest of the cast! Enjoy!

Did You Know?

Did you know that 'The Partridge Family' had its very own cartoon? That's right! In 1974, CBS aired, "The Partridge Family: 2200 A.D." on their Saturday Morning schedule. The series, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, set the musical Partridges in a Jetsons-styled future. Susan Dey, Danny Bonaduce, Brian Forster, and Suzanne Crough all voiced their own characters. Here's a look:
Two episodes of the cartoon were made available on DVD when Sony released the first season of "The Partridge Family" on DVD in 2004. For more information on the cartoon, visit the website's Episode Guide