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Putting on the Bad Idea Jeans to Make a Commercial

Wednesday links: Good comedy is under attack, people. Don’t believe me? What other reason can we gleam from Bridesmaids being so successful and critically acclaimed? Are we that starved for good comedy that we’ll accept a lesser comedy just because someone takes off her makeup then poops in a sink at a wedding dress shop? […]

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Don’t Let the Door Hit You in the Butt, Terra Nova

Some links: Good timing! Right after adressing the Terra Nova situation last week, Fox came out and said the show is officially canceled. Apparently Fox doesn’t like it when the network gets bad PopRox publicity. For some reason, no one is calling the show a disaster when it clearly was. Fox spent huge money on […]

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Making Sci-Fi Work on TV

Successful science fiction shows on network television are about as rare as an actual laugh in an episode of Two and a Half Men. That doesn’t stop TV networks from trying. With the premiere of Awake on Thursday and the upcoming premiere of Touch on Fox, there will be about a half-dozen quality sci-fi shows on […]

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Time to Decide on the New Shows

Bonus big blog today, gotta clear some stuff out today I’ve been meaning to get to: My theory has always been that you need to give a new TV show at least four episodes before you can comfortably say, “This sucks.” My three proudest, most recent “stick with it” shows — Mad Men, 30 Rock and Community. Mad […]

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TV’s Winners and Losers … So Far

Is it too early to start talking about winners and losers for the fall TV season since there are about a dozen shows that haven’t even premiered yet? You bet it is. Think that’s stopping me? You bet it won’t. WINNERS FOX: X-Factor may not be the American Idol-like hit the network wanted. And Terra […]

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I’m Sorry. This Never Happened Before.

Missed Monday, so let’s hit the links, but we have to do it really, really quickly, I’m in a big rush today. Couple of TV reviews down at the bottom. Bonus blog tomorrow. This is not an endorsement that anyone should go see the new Footloose. Far from it. If Tiffani-Amber Thiessen asked me to […]

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Adios, Rescue Me

For someone with a lot of family in the Wilkes-Barre area and along the Susquehanna River in general, I’m having a hard time doing anything other than watching the news and finding the latest updates. But let’s see if we can do it anyway. After reviews of one season finale and another premiere, it’s the […]

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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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Live Chat Coming Friday!

Let’s start the plugs. We’ve got our finalists for the KISS tickets — now it’s up to you to determine who’s going to win them. Head on over to our entry page to vote on whatever you think your favorite essay is and who you think deserves those tickets the most. You can check out […]

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Fox, NBC Announce Primetime Lineups

We’re late this afternoon, but we’ve now got two 2011-12 primetime schedules to dissect: FOX GONE: Running Wilde, Good Guys, Lone Star, Traffic Light, Chicago Code, Human Target, Breaking In, Lie to Me, America’s Most Wanted BUBBLE SHOWS THAT MADE IT: Fringe, Bob’s Burgers COMING IN: Dramas Terra Nova (8 p.m. Mondays), 2.5 hours of […]

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