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Spring Television: Get Cozy — There’s Lots To Watch

Spring Television: Get Cozy — There’s Lots To Watch

January 27, 2015


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By David Hiltbrand The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) We’ve entered the most recalcitrant part of the calendar. The nights are long. The windshields are frosty. Football is (almost) over, and baseball season seems like a distant dream. At least TV is stepping up to keep us entertained. Between br...

A&E’s ‘Nightwatch’ A Real-life Look At New Orleans Emergency Workers

A&E’s ‘Nightwatch’ A Real-life Look At New Orleans Emergency Workers

January 20, 2015


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By Verne Gay Newsday (TNS) THE SHOW “Nightwatch” WHEN | WHERE Thursday at 10 p.m. on A&E WHAT IT’S ABOUT Darkness shrouds many deeds, or, in the words of New Orleans emergency medical service worker Holly: “If you’re gonna shoot somebody, you’re gonna do it at night; stab someone, do it at nig...

‘Musketeers’ Back For New Adventures

‘Musketeers’ Back For New Adventures

January 15, 2015


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By Tish Wells McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS) On Saturday, “The Musketeers” return to BBC America. Based on the Alexandre Dumas classic novel, The Three Musketeers, the show has undergone some radical changes in season two. Creator Adrian Hodges, is mixing it up a bit. Then again, it was ha...

Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Suffers From Predictability

Lifetime’s ‘Whitney’ Suffers From Predictability

January 13, 2015


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By Kevin C. Johnson St. Louis Post-Dispatch (TNS) “Whitney” is everything you’d expect from an unauthorized Lifetime biopic about Whitney Houston. That’s not good news for Houston fans. Aside from strong lead performances from Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta, “Whitney” is mostly a me...

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

NBC’s ‘Peter Pan Live!’ Raises Stakes With Flashier Set, Bolder Cast

December 2, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (TNS) BETHPAGE, N.Y. — In a soundstage on a particularly desolate patch of Long Island, Allison Williams is dangling in the dark from a 25-foot harness. The “Girls” star floats stealthily above a brightly lighted bedroom where a make-believe family belts...

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

Bing Crosby Profiled In A Must-See Holiday Documentary

December 2, 2014


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) You could forgive Mary Crosby if she never wanted to hear “White Christmas” again. The most popular single in recording history was the signature hit for her father, Bing Crosby, and has become as tied to the holiday season as Santa Claus and fruitca...

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

At 4 a.m., Cable’s Adult Swim Network Is A Beautiful, Twisted Work Of Art

November 28, 2014


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By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) One of the qualities of life that makes it delightful is that, except in stuff like chemical reactions and laws of motion, it proves itself again and again beyond our power to predict. Popular culture, especially, is full of things nobody knows they want unt...

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

Disney TV Animation 30 And Going Strong

November 26, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — The Disney Television Animation wing has become a force in the cartoon world with the creation of shows such as “Sophia the First,” “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” and “Phineas and Ferb.” It’s been an impressive rise over the pa...

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

Katherine Heigl stars in new NBC drama ‘State of Affairs’

November 18, 2014


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By Rick Bentley The Fresno Bee (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Katherine Heigl won over TV audiences with her work in “Roswell” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” But a string of failed feature film romantic comedies — “27 Dresses,” “One for the Money,” “Life As We Know It” — killed her career momentum....

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

Around the remote: Television picks for Nov. 16-22

November 16, 2014


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By Chuck Barney Contra Costa Times (MCT) DON’T MISS: “How to Get Away With Murder” — Fall’s most tantalizing new drama finally gets to the heart of its central mystery by showing us who killed psychology professor Sam Keating (Tom Verica). This week’s intense winter finale — ominously ti...

Rob Owen: Hallmark Channel And Card Division Team Up For Christmas Special

Rob Owen: Hallmark Channel And Card Division Team Up For Christmas Special

November 14, 2014


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By Rob Owen Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (MCT) It’s surprising it took this long, but Saturday’s 8 p.m. premiere of Hallmark Channel’s “Northpole” marks the first true collaboration between the cable network and Hallmark Cards for a two-hour movie. But it won’t be the last. The film tells the s...

Sorkin Signs Off (Maybe)

Sorkin Signs Off (Maybe)

November 11, 2014


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By Yvonne Villarreal Los Angeles Times (MCT) It was just after 11:30 a.m. when Aaron Sorkin rose from the hulking leather club chair in his office to light a cigarette and announce his retirement from television. The man known for dexterous, incisive dialogue was taking a break from the throes of pr...

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