Dick Van Dyke will get major props tonight when he is honored with the Life Achievement Award at the “Screen Actors Guild Awards” ceremony (8 p.m. on TBS and TNT). He’ll be presented the award by Alec Baldwin and Carl Reiner, creator of “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” That beloved ’60s sitcom featured Van Dyke’s most indelible TV work. In honor of tonight’s festivities, here are five things you may not have known about Van Dyke’s character on the show, TV comedy writer Rob Petrie:
v Name: His middle name is Simpson.
v Address: Rob, wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore) and son Ritchie (Larry Mathews) lived at 448 Bonnie Meadow Road in New Rochelle, N.Y.
v Hometown: He was originally from Danville, Ill., which is where Van Dyke grew up.
v Military man: He had served in the U.S. Army (he met Laura, a USO dancer, while in the service).
v Work history: Before he was hired by Alan Brady (Reiner), Rob worked as a disc jockey and was known for breaking the “no-sleep” deejay record of staying awake for 100 hours on the air.
“19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” (8 p.m., TNT and TBS): Because there just aren’t enough honors to go around in Hollywood, we’ve got the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.” It’s yet another chance to watch TV and movie stars dress up and say really nice things about each other.
“Monster Squid — The Giant Is Real” (8 p.m., Discovery Channel): The title basically says it all about this special that captures the mysterious sea beast on film in its natural habitat.
“The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS): Remember T.R. Knight and the messy exit he made from “Grey’s Anatomy”? Well, he returns to TV tonight in “The Good Wife,” starting a multi- episode guest stint as a political consultant.
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‘Mr. Lincoln’ show at Calvin Center
Centaur Stage Productions will present “Mr. Lincoln” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave.
“Mr. Lincoln” is a one-man show starring Tom O’Donnell in the role of Abraham Lincoln. Tickets are $10. Call 330-507-2358 for reservations. To book the show for a school or club performance, call Sam Luptak Jr. at 330-207-3483. In the show, President Lincoln shares stories from his life, with specific attention to his battles with slavery and the Civil War. Luptak is the director.
Auditions scheduled for ‘Les Miserables’
Spotlight Players will have auditions for “Les Miserables” (the complete adult version) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 3 and 5 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.
All roles are open. A large ensemble, and two girls and a boy (age 8 to 11), also will be needed. Auditionees should prepare a song that displays vocals. An accompanist will be provided, or bring a CD without vocals. Initial rehearsals will take place in the Youngstown area and will move to Salem for the final weeks and performances, June 14-30. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.