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The Magic Garden Returns!

The Magic Garden was a live-action children’s television program that aired Mondays through Thursdays from March 6, 1972, to September 14, 1984.

The main characters and hosts of the show, Carole and Paula, sing several songs throughout each episode usually with Paulas guitar. This entire series takes place in their Magic Garden!

After 70 years the show has decided to come back with 4 episodes that haven’t aired since 1984!

These episodes are available for people to watch on PIX11’s, Amazon, Roku, Fire, and Android TV! These episodes were released on Saturday June 16th! Tune in to re-live your childhood television!


Watch #HipNJ’s Top Fashionistas on HometowneTV

Throughout April, Hip New Jersey can be seen on HomeTowne Television®, a local cable station that reaches over half a million homes in the Garden State! You can watch #HipNJ every Tuesday at 9pm, every Wednesday at 11am and every Friday at 5pm.

Hosted from Trade by Gina La Morte in Montclair, this month’s episode features some of the Garden State’s top fashionistas. Guests include:

#HipNJ co-founders Maria Falzo and Lisa Marie Latino serve as the episode’s hosts.

HTTV is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit cable access station that broadcasts on Comcast TV 36 and Verizon TV 33. It serves as a hyper-local media outlet (broadcast and web) for immediate and surrounding communities. HTTV’s broadcast signal reaches parts of Essex, Morris, Somerset, and Union County— a total of 32 towns with a population of over a half a million.

Specific towns include: Berkeley Heights, Millburn/Short Hills, New Providence, Springfield, Summit, Bernards Twp, Chatham Boro, Chatham Twp, Cranford, East Hanover, Florham Park, Harding, Hillside, Kenilworth, Livingston, Long Hill Twp, Madison, Maplewood, Mendham, Mendham Twp, Morris Plains, Morristown, Mountainside, North Plainfield, Plainfield, Roselle Park, Scotch Plains, South Orange, Warren, Westfield, West Orange and Union Twp.

For more information, visit HometowneTV.org.

‘This Is Us’ Creator Dan Fogelman

Unless you have been in hibernation for the past six months, you have heard of the NBC hit, This Is Us.

This Is Us has viewers of all ages addicted. This “dramedy” focuses around the Pearson family throughout three different points of their lives. It pulls on your heartstrings like no other show on television. The show’s genius orchestrator is none other than New Jersey’s own, Dan Fogelman.

Fogelman hails from River Vale. He attended Pascack Valley High School in Hillsdale, and has been a screenwriter since 2003. He has executive produced every television show that he has been a part of, and is also a well-established movie writer. Some of  his biggest hits on the big screen have been Cars, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and The Guilt Trip. Fogelman’s television successes include GalavantGrandfathered, Pitch, and now, This Is Us.

Fogelman projects some of his New Jersey experiences onto the screen. The only adopted sibling of the Pearson family, Randall Pearson (played by Sterling K. Brown), lives in an unnamed area of the Garden State nicknamed. This area is nicknamed “McMansion,” as it is a wealthier northern area of Jersey that could very well resemble his hometown of River Vale.

Randall’s estranged father on the show is played by Paterson native Ron Cephas Jones. Jones graduated from JFK High School in Paterson, and later graduated from Ramapo College in Mahwah. Jones has also been featured in USA network’s Mr. Robot and Netflix’s Luke Cage.

To learn more about This Is Us, click here.