Celebrity Great News for Robert Urich By People Staff Published on June 8, 1999 12:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email It’s smooth sailing for Robert Urich in both his personal and professional lives. His UPN television show “Love Boat, the Next Wave” has been renewed for six more episodes, and his health has hit calm seas. “It’s the perfect job for me at this point in my life … after the medical event,” Urich told the Associated Press on Thursday. The “medical event” was Urich being diagnosed two years ago with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects joints. The actor, who turns 52 on Dec. 19, said a recent checkup gave him a clean bill of health.