Monthly Archives: August 2011

Previewing the Fall TV Season, Part 2 — Wednesday-Saturday

If you missed part 1, here’s how it works. This is a quick scroll through the new nightly primetime TV schedule for the start of the 2011-12 season (no midseason replacements yet) to see what I’ll be watching, ranking the shows in four tiers: Watch it live: The shows I can’t live without seeing, or [...]

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Previewing the Fall TV Season, Sunday-Tuesday

I’ve been doing this little gimmick to preview the Fall TV season for a couple years now. And even though my viewing habits have changed, the premise hasn’t. We have three stages of viewing: Watch it live: The first priority. These are the shows I cannot, will not miss. DVR: I’ll catch up on these shows [...]

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Concerts for Causes, ZZ Top and Chris Robinson

A new personal record! Three straight weeks sticking to the all-local theme! Quick programming note — I’m on vacation next week, so no blogging, and no column Sunday, Aug. 28. Enjoy your week everyone! I’m gonna try and pack in a church picnic, Claws and Paws, Knobels, a round of golf and my brother’s wedding [...]

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Name That Fantasy Football Team

In the next few weeks, many of you will be asked to make one of the biggest decisions of your year. It’s one that can’t be stepped into lightly. It takes careful planning, a considerable amount of thought and plenty of ingenuity. It will define who you are in the eyes of friends and family [...]

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One More Season for Breaking Bad but the End of In Plain Sight

ZZ Top ticket winner getting pulled at 2 p.m., if you want in, you better enter before then. On to the links: Finally, some good news for AMC. It finally got a deal in place to run one final season of Breaking Bad, a 16-episode one to boot. That’s probably a good compromise since Sony [...]

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Don’t Think for a Second This is the End of Kate Gosselin

One more day for ZZ Top tickets, I’m pulling the winning entry at 2 p.m. Wednesday. If you want a shot at them, get an entry in pronto. This blog hasn’t been around for a very long time, so I haven’t outlasted many people. But I am going to enjoy the fact that I outlasted [...]

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Chicken Wings and Beer … Perfect Together

Since we’re still keeping it all local on Fridays, it’s a good time to remind everyone about the ZZ Top tickets we have up for grabs. Two lawn seats to the Aug. 20 show to one lucky winner. The normal PopRox rules apply, but since I haven’t officially posted the rules yet, here they are: [...]

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George Lopez, TV Show Comings and Goings and Bruce Willis Jumps the Shark for Good

Right to the links, we’re loaded today: I can’t say that I watched more than 37 consecutive seconds of any episode of Lopez Tonight. Which also means that I’ve never watched 37 consecutive seconds of anything George Lopez has ever done. So it’s not really moving my needle that the talk show got canned and [...]

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The End of Desperate Housewives

ZZ Top. Free Tickets. Aug. 20, Mountain Laurel. You handle the rest. Links: Good news for people who like good movies! That’s all of us, by the way. Planet of the Apes, buoyed by reviews that went out of its way to give the overriding message of, “It actually doesn’t suck, you know, like some other [...]

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ZZ Top Tickets and Your Week Ahead

Keeping with the new Friday promise — we’re all local. At least through the summer. It’s easy to stay local these next couple days because it’s race weekend, so if you can’t find something to do, you’re not trying. A quick detour looking two weekends ahead. In the final summer ticket contest of the summer [...]

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