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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...

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

High-Tech Feeders Free Dairy Farmers

November 21, 2014


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By Tom Meersman Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) FREEPORT, Minn. — The calves at Rohe Dairy don’t bawl when they’re hungry. They live together in small groups in a tall, well-ventilated barn here, about 90 miles northwest of Minneapolis, and they eat whenever they please from an automated ca...

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....

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

Mark Wahlberg Is A Chance-Taker; One Of His Biggest Is ‘The Gambler”

November 16, 2014


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By Steven Zeitchik Los Angeles Times (MCT) In 2003, Mark Wahlberg walked into the Santa Monica offices of HBO with an idea for a series. He’d already had acclaimed turns in admired movies — “Boogie Nights,” “The Basketball Diaries,” “Three Kings” — but hadn’t broken through as...

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...

Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

Lisa Kudrow Forges Her Own Path

November 8, 2014


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By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (MCT) Since “Friends” ended its wildly successful run a decade ago, the six castmates have taken various tracks, with pit stops in traditional sitcoms, rom-coms and Off-Broadway plays. But it was Emmy winner Lisa Kudrow who embarked on the quirkiest an...

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

Wallenda’s Ratings High, But ‘Walking Dead’ Zombies Go Higher

November 5, 2014


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By Dahleen Glanton Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — At the end of the night, Nik Wallenda’s real-life death-defying walk across a tightrope in Chicago couldn’t loosen the grip of the gory, make-believe zombies that dominated Sunday’s cable TV ratings. The Discovery Channel is calling the Wal...

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Finds Little Sanctuary Against Despair

October 10, 2014


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By Patrick Kevin Day Los Angeles Times (MCT) When we last left the heroes of “The Walking Dead,” things looked especially dire. Six-and-a-half months later, things haven’t changed much. Locked in a boxcar with few options, save for waiting to become dinner to a community of non-zombie canniba...

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

‘Under The Dome,’ ‘Extant’ Win Summer Renewals From CBS

October 10, 2014


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By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (MCT) “Under The Dome” and “Extant,” two of CBS’ marquee summer dramas, have been renewed despite less than winning seasons. “Under The Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel about a community trapped under a transparent dome that seals it off from th...

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