Mario Cantone Set to Liven Up Page Six TV

Half-hour daily show debuts July 18.

MarioCantoneRemember Rex Can Read, Mario Cantone’s version of film critic Rex Reed? How about Joe Rivers, brother of red carpet maven Joan?

Those characters and many more were part of Steampipe Alley, the children’s show that gave Cantone his start. The program aired from 1988 to 1993 on New Jersey station WWOR-TV and all these years later – more than Cantone would wish you to count – he’s set to return to the daily pop culture TV beat as part of the Page Six TV team.

Joining the 56-year-old Cantone on the syndicated half-hour program will be host John Fugelsang and fellow regulars Bevy Smith, Elizabeth Wagmeister and Carlos Greer. The strip will kick off a special three-week preview run July 18 on select FOX stations.

The Page Six TV gang will also do a Facebook Live stream this Friday. Has it really been 26 years since Nerdfellas? Why yes it has. As Cantone has reminded in his comedy act, even though the target demo of Steampipe Alley was children ages 8 to 15, the audience was 52 percent adults.

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