Category Archives: tv

As The World Turns Star Dies at 91

Aw, the woman who’s played Nancy Huges on the soap opera “As the World Turns” forever has died: Actress Helen Wagner, who played mild-mannered Nancy Hughes on the CBS soap opera ”As the World Turns” for more than a half-century … Continue reading

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Parenthood Catch-Up: “Rubber Band Ball,” Bouncing Around

I’ve been watching an enjoying “Parenthood,” and as of last night (thanks, Hulu!) I’m all caught up. To recap for those who’ve never seen the show: It’s about the Braverman family, a set of parents and their four children and … Continue reading

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Conan O’Brien Moving to TBS. No, seriously.

This is not one of his self-deprecating jokes (though he did make one from it). Conan O’Brien, lately of “The Tonight Show,” will start a new show on TBS in November. I’d like to say that not having television is … Continue reading

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Good-night, Dixie Carter, and Thank You

Oh man, this is sad: Dixie Carter, TV Actress, Dies at 70 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com. I knew Carter from “Designing Women.” That was pretty much it. I understood that she’d had a long career before it, and that … Continue reading

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I Will Watch William H. Macy in Anything — Except “Marmaduke”

Showtime is rolling out an American version of the acclaimed British comedy-drama “Shameless,” and they’re bringing in William H. Macy as the alcoholic father/star, Frank, and Allison Janney as a possible love interest. Emmy Rossum plays Frank’s daughter. I don’t … Continue reading

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Catching up on FlashForward

We finally caught up with “FlashForward” last night, by watching the episode “Better Angels.” That’s exactly the quote you’re thinking it is, from Lincoln’s lips to the ears and prophecies of an intimidating, murderous Somalian. That’s not even the weirdest … Continue reading

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Would you pay for Hulu?

Interesting article and and accompanying blog piece at The New York Times today: Hulu has now been profitable for two quarters, thanks to ad revenue. That’s the good news. The bad news, apparently, is that the ad revenue hasn’t been … Continue reading

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