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"Dancing w/Stars" Monday

By admin Published: April 30, 2007

Notes from the telecast, after the jump ...

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"Studio 60" Back, Sort Of

By admin Published: April 30, 2007

TVtattle.com notes that NBC.com has posted a return date for "Studio 60": May 24. Tattle notes that's the day after the May sweeps end. It's also after NBC announces its schedule for Fall 2007. Bad signs all around.

Of course, the show's fans will be happy. But if NBC was interested in making fans of dead shows happy, it could get those unaired "E-Ring" episodes off the shelf. And that "American Dreams" finale.

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"Spider-Man 3" (Slightly Updated)

By admin Published: April 30, 2007

Yes, I've seen it. Some notes (and possible spoilers) follow...

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"Amazing Race"

By admin Published: April 29, 2007

A long weekend winds down, after the jump ...

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"Idol Gives Back"

By admin Published: April 25, 2007

No podcast tonight. As for the show, not an auspicious start ...

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Rosie Rows Off

By admin Published: April 25, 2007

I've written a brief report for my newspaper's Web site about Rosie O'Donnell leaving the view, and a longer one for tomorrow's Beacon Journal, and, well, I'm nearly typed out on this one.

But not quite. Let me just admit that I've watched "The View" more in the past nine months than I did in several years preceding.

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"Dancing w/Stars" Wednesday

By admin Published: April 24, 2007

Last night it seemed as if the judges are giving Billy Ray Cyrus and Heather Mills a lot of slack, while pushing John Ratzenberger out the door. Let's see how it ends up, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Tuesday

By admin Published: April 24, 2007

Live blog during the pretaped show, after the jump ...

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New "Babylon 5" on DVD

By admin Published: April 24, 2007

The official word, after the jump ...

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Sanjaya Meets Letterman

By admin Published: April 23, 2007

His Top 10 list for Dave, from tonight's show, after the jump ...

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"Kitchen Confidential" on DVD

By admin Published: April 23, 2007

In the previous post, I admitted to a Crankypants moment. Easing it considerably is my review copy of "Kitchen Confidential." ...

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Cagney & Lacey, Featuring Me as Mr. Crankypants

By admin Published: April 23, 2007

I loved "Cagney & Lacey" in its prime-time heyday, and it's nice to see a DVD box coming May 8 ...

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"Sopranos"

By admin Published: April 23, 2007

Paulie's shoes, Junior's schemes, after the jump ...

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"Amazing Race" Results

By admin Published: April 22, 2007

Tonight's final four results, after the jump ...

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There Was Probably a Better Way to Phrase This

By admin Published: April 20, 2007

I've been flipping through "All Those Moments," a new autobiography by actor Rutger Hauer ("Blade Runner," "Batman Begins") but was dismayed by this passage:

I remember (Daryl Hannah) was doing a scene with Sebastian, played by William Sanderson, who became famous for his funny portrayal of a country bumpkin on the "Newhart" show. Few people can forget his signature line on that show -- "I'm Clarence, this is my brother Darrell, and this is my other brother Darrell. ...

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News Priorities

By admin Published: April 19, 2007

A curious comment from David Broder, after the jump ...

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"Idol" Wednesday

By admin Published: April 18, 2007

In case you didn't already know, with "Idol Gives Back" next week, the song theme is '' 'life anthem' songs about compassion and hope." Hear Malcolm Abram lament on the podcast.

Podcast links:

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Some Honor

By admin Published: April 18, 2007

Kitty Carlisle Hart, an actress also known for her appearances on game shows, has died. GSN is paying tribute in a very odd way. See after the jump ...

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More on Eye-Rolling (Update)

By admin Published: April 18, 2007

Simon explains himself to E!, and producer Ken Warwick weighs in, after the jump ...

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It's Never Too Early To Think About Christmas Music ...

By admin Published: April 18, 2007

After the jump, info about a new CD in the works ...

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"Dancing" Results

By admin Published: April 17, 2007

Tonight's stuff, after the jump (which does not, by the way, include a "stumble") ...

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"Idol" Tuesday

By admin Published: April 17, 2007

The dreaded annual spectacle of country-music night, Simon and Ryan battle about Sanjaya, and more, after the jump ...

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"Drive": Maybe One More

By admin Published: April 15, 2007

About tonight's two-hour premiere, after the jump ...

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"Sopranos": The Ideal Tony

By admin Published: April 15, 2007

For your consideration and argument, after you've seen tonight's episode, and after the jump ...

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"Man From UNCLE" on DVD in '07?

By admin Published: April 13, 2007

Just got off the phone with Robert Vaughn ...

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Kurt Vonnegut

By admin Published: April 12, 2007

I still have some of the old paperbacks. The Sirens of Titan. Cat's Cradle. Slaughterhouse-Five. ...

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Imus's Other Shoe ...

By admin Published: April 12, 2007

CBS Radio drops him, too. Announcement in full after the jump ...

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"Idol" Update

By admin Published: April 12, 2007

As was mentioned in the podcast, next week is country week, with Martina McBride. The official Fox announcement is after the jump ...

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"Idol" Results

By admin Published: April 11, 2007

The weekly podcast with Malcolm X Abram is done, and here's the info:
Link: http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/american_idol/20070411.mp3

RSS FEED: http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/RSS/idol.xml

After the jump, the live posting during the show itself ...

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More Imus

By admin Published: April 11, 2007

This from NBC today:

Effective immediately, MSNBC will no longer simulcast the "Imus in the Morning" radio program. This decision comes as a result of an ongoing review process, which initially included the announcement of a suspension. It also takes into account many conversations with our own employees. What matters to us most is that the men and women of NBC Universal have confidence in the values we have set for this company. This is the only decision that makes that possible. Once again, we apologize to the women of the Rutgers basketball team and to our viewers. We deeply regret the pain this incident has caused.

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5 Things I Loved About Tonight's "Friday Night Lights"

By admin Published: April 11, 2007

For reading after you've watched, since mega spoilers follow the jump. ...

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Catching Up With "Lost"

By admin Published: April 11, 2007

I'm pretty well convinced now that the best way to watch "Lost" is about once a month ...

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"Dancing With the Stars" Results

By admin Published: April 10, 2007

Hello to all my West Coast friends. Stuff after the jump...

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"American Idol" -- Latin Night

By admin Published: April 10, 2007

Details as the show is in progress, after the jump ...

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Who Sounds More Regretful? (Updated)

By admin Published: April 9, 2007

CBS and NBC statements about Don Imus, after the jump. As you read them, you should also take a look at Gwen Ifill's take on all this. I found that on Jim Romenesko's site where you can also find links to some especially craven remarks by a couple of journalists kissing up to Imus.

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Monday Morning Notes

By admin Published: April 9, 2007

"Sopranos," "Amazing Race," "Friday Night Lights," after the jump ...

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Happy Easter

By admin Published: April 8, 2007

If you head over to Ohio.com, you should be able to find my what-ifs about "The Sopranos," a review of tonight's telecast, some thoughts about Halle Berry, this week's DVD column, a HeldenFiles (with trivia question) and a Channels cover piece on "Thank God You're Here."

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How Did I Forget "Major League"? (And Forget That I Had Remembered It?)

By admin Published: April 5, 2007

Not long ago, I had a post about the great sports movies, both someone else's list and some movies I thought should have been included. And somehow, to my great shame, I didn't think about "Major League." Someone else mentioned it in a comment on that post -- but I had even forgotten that when I started this post.

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Lopez "Idol"

By admin Published: April 5, 2007

Here's the official word on next week's "Idol" theme (which already has my podcast cohort Malcolm X Abram dismayed) with a few thoughts about song selections at the end:

Superstar Jennifer Lopez will work with the Top 8 finalists next week on a Latin-themed AMERICAN IDOL Tuesday, April 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and will perform her new single “Qué Hiciste” on the AMERICAN IDOL results show Wednesday, April 11 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. .

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"Idol" Results Wednesday

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

Podcast info:
LINk: http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/american_idol/20070404.mp3

RSS FEED: http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/RSS/idol.xml

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"Idol" Tuesday

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

Didn't I WARN you that it would be late?

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The Other Laureate of "Christmas Story"

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

If, like many people, you believe that "A Christmas Story" is the best Christmas movie ever, then today brought bad news ...

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Peabody Awards

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

Winners include "Friday Night Lights," "Scrubs," "Brotherhood," "Baghdad ER," "Boondocks," "Ugly Betty," more ...

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A Happy Wednesday Moment

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

NBC picks up "30 Rock" for next season!

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And You Probably Thought TV Land Was About TV

By admin Published: April 4, 2007

TV Land is adding a movie night, and not even for TV-movies ...

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Late "Idol"

By admin Published: April 3, 2007

I'll be at a screening of "Grindhouse" tonight, so my "Idol"
notes will be late.

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"I kind of leave a lasting impression even when I don't mean to"

By admin Published: April 2, 2007

Who survived the first night of "The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman," after the jump...

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"Friday Night Lights"

By admin Published: April 2, 2007

Catching up with the best new show of the season ...

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Back From the Weekend ...

By admin Published: April 2, 2007

Sorry, Team Guido, but you were doomed ...

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