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Some favorite holiday TV specials

Some favorite holiday TV specials

November 26, 2013

By Doug Knoop The Seattle Times (MCT) SEATTLE — You think people are passionate about their favorite weekly television shows? That’s nothing. I recently took an informal poll on Facebook of what people like to watch during the holidays. You know, the must-watch-before-Dec. 25-or-the-holid...

With JFK’s death, Television came of Age

With JFK’s death, Television came of Age

November 21, 2013

By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a watershed event for television as much as it was for the nation, providing the medium with an epiphany of its potential. “This was a coming of age for TV,” said Ron Simon, curator at New York’s Paley...

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Nov. 10-16

Around the remote: Television picks for the week of Nov. 10-16

November 7, 2013

By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON'T MISS: "AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: JFK" _ The bulk of this month's John F. Kennedy-themed programs mostly recall and dissect the circumstances surrounding his assassination. This rich, two-part portrait instead focuses on the life and legacy of the 35th pres...

PBS documentary bites off more ‘Raisin’ than it can chew

PBS documentary bites off more ‘Raisin’ than it can chew

October 24, 2013

By Linda Winer Newsday (MCT) WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Last spring, Baltimore's Center Stage ended its 50th anniversary season with an ambitious plan. Instead of staging Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 formative racial drama, "A Raisin in the Sun," artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah presented two plays, in rota...

CW’s Reign: Sex and the Castle

CW’s Reign: Sex and the Castle

October 17, 2013

By Diane Werts Newsday (MCT) REASON TO WATCH: Costume dramas are cool? Who knew? WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Period pieces are all over the tube — “The Tudors,” “The Borgias,” “The White Queen.” And they’re all about power. Hot young hunks have it / want it. Beauteous babes, ditto. ...

Fox picks up ‘Sleepy Hollow’ for a second season

October 3, 2013

By Ryan Faughnder Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — The headless horseman will be around awhile longer. Fox has ordered a second season of “Sleepy Hollow,” its hit debut drama for the fall, The show, a quirky, modern take on Washington Irving’s legend of Ichabod Crane, open...

‘Teach’

September 5, 2013

‘Teach’: A classroom lesson in love By Verne Gay Newsday (MCT) WHAT IT’S ABOUT: “The money is not great and sometimes it feels impossible ... so why do they do it?” asks Queen Latifah, host of this two-hour documentary on teachers. Or, specifically, four of them: Matt Johnson, a fourth-grade...

‘Buckwild’ Cast Member Arrested

‘Buckwild’ Cast Member Arrested

Nicole Winters, Reporter

February 15, 2013

On  Feb 11, MTV’s ‘Buckwild’ cast member Salwa Amin was arrested on drug charges in West Virginia, after the twenty-four-year-old was allegedly found in a shed with a purse full of oxycodone pills. Police said there was a male with a large amount of cash, and a separate bag of heroin and pills...

Fall TV Lineup: New Shows Première

Fall TV Lineup: New Shows Première

Daira Gentrup

September 11, 2012

Along with the start of school and football season, this time of year is known for the fall première of many new shows that will hit our screens for the coming months. The new shows range from hilarious medical comedies to famous remakes, and almost everything in between.  Here are just a few of...

What is wrong with Disney?

Alberto Garcia, A & E Editor

January 24, 2012

The other day I was watching the TV the other day and the channel that it was on was the Disney channel. The shows have changed so much from when I was a kid. Back then the shows were actually funny. Now they’re just weird. The show had a scene about some kids at a dog show and one of them was at...

Jennifer Beals is doing what she can to hold on to transformative role as top cop

March 24, 2011

By Steve Johnson Chicago Tribune CHICAGO (MCT) — The place Jennifer Beals picked to meet is, like her countenance much of the time, serene, especially if one is able to focus on the scenery and set aside the scores of small children fluttering about on this weekday morning. As the talk progresses,...

Could Charlie Sheen end up back on ‘Two and a Half Men’?

March 24, 2011

LOS ANGELES (MCT) -- Is Charlie Sheen headed back to "Two and a Half Men"? Don't hold your breath for it happening any time soon. The Web rumor mill was busy Monday with word that CBS was ready to take Sheen back, even though he was fired from TV's No. 1 comedy earlier this month after ridiculing...

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