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Do Whatever It Takes, Dude

(This is an extended preview of PopRox column appearing in Sunday’s paper.) When you spend $1.2 billion on the Olympics, you better be ready to make some money off it. NBC thought it did that in 2008 when it it ran countless promotion commercials for the Christian Slater adventure series My Own Worst Enemy. The show […]

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TV Shows That May (Or May Not) Be Coming to a Theater Near You

We’re living in an age where just because a TV show gets canceled — or is about to be canceled — that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Shows can take the DirecTV route (Friday Night Lights, Damages), the canceled-but-resurrected road (Breaking In) or the ever-popular, hardly ever working online petition chance. None of those is more popular […]

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If C. Thomas Howell’s Part Gets Cut, You Know Why

Straight links, and they’re long today to catch up with some big news of the weekend:  It’s an interesting phenomenon. We hear rumors so much and so often that we just tend to believe them. Like hearing about the villain in next year’s Spider-Man movie. For months, we’ve just assumed it’s going to be the […]

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More Boats N Hoes!

A whole week without links, sorry about that: As funny as Step Brothers is — and it’s probably one of my 10 favorite comedies of the 2000s — I’m the one fan that isn’t too excited about the possibility of Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly cutting a rap album. I’m not that much of […]

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More Sitcoms at 10!

Straight links today, let’s hit it: The news here isn’t that The Whole Truth is once again disappearing from the ABC schedule. We all knew that was happening, Wade Phillips was a better bet to make it to 2011. What is interesting is that ABC announced Monday it will be filling the 10 p.m. slot with […]

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Pinch Me — the Emmys Got It (Close to) Right

Every year I loathe Emmy Nomination Day. Every year, I get my hopes up that the best work in this golden age of TV will be recognized. I wake up hopeful, charged-up and with my fingers crossed. Every year, those hopes are dashed when the likes of Boston Legal and Two and a Half Men get nominated […]

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Friday links

Just hittin’ up some links, have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Has there ever been a more cautionary Hollywood story than Gary Coleman? His parents stole his child-actor money. He ended up working as a security guard. He’s constantly hounded by people asking him to say “Whatchu talkin’ bout, Willis.” He’s stuck in […]

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Wait, is American Idol Leaving Too?

I can’t believe how much news I let pile up. But let’s try to blow through it, there might not be a ton of commentary for every item. One note: There is a very spoiler-heavy review of the crazy Vampire Diaries season finale at the bottom of this, so if you haven’t seen it yet […]

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Iron Man 3, the Future of NBC and How Will Jack Bauer End?

Straight links today: Iron Man 2 is on my schedule for next week, so I wasn’t one of the people spending a collective $133 million on it this weekend. That’s almost $30 million off the opening weekend record of Dark Knight in 2008, proving the talk of it breaking it the opening weekend record was […]

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Bubble Show Report: The Calm Before the Storm

Figuring out what network TV shows will be back next year and which shows won’t is kind of like figuring out what teams will be in the NCAA Tournament and what ones won’t. You’ve got your top tier of shows that you know are safe whether or not they win their conference tournaments. They’ve got the […]

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