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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...

Oscar Underdog Redmayne May Have Done The Most Impressive Acting Job Last Year

Oscar Underdog Redmayne May Have Done The Most Impressive Acting Job Last Year

January 15, 2015


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By Roger Moore Tribune News Service (TNS) Golden Globe winner Eddie Redmayne had to come up with a few more surprised and “incredibly honored” remarks when his Oscar nomination for “The Theory of Everything” was announced Thursday. He’s trying to keep his head about him, even as the accl...

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...

Although On-Demand Options Are Multiplying, Television Executives Still Lean On Programming Schedules

November 30, 2014


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By Greg Braxton Los Angeles Times (TNS) Amanda Lotz can recall when she would look forward to the launch of a new TV season. Armed with a marker, she would scrutinize TV scheduling grids and entertainment magazines, highlighting promising new shows and old favorites as she often built her evenings aroun...

How TV’s Age Of Exploration Took Off In A Huge Way

November 30, 2014


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By Mary Mcnamara Los Angeles Times (TNS) Here are a few things that did not exist in American television 10 years ago: Binge-watching; recapping; scripted series on networks devoted to old movies, science and history; zombies; streaming services; popular series that end just because the story is done; fi...

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...

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....

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...

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