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2007
Dec
31
 
 
There have been times, compiling my annual 10 Best list of TV series, that I've had to be very generous just to fill out the roster. Not this year. For 2007, I could double that amount, and still leave some worthy shows waiting in the wings. Think that's an exaggeration, or that I've gone soft?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
29
 
 
By mere coincidence, the writers' strike and TV WORTH WATCHING began the exact same day, on November 5. For more than a month, I wrote every single day - and every single day, they didn't. Beginning December 15, I decided to stop writing new blogs on weekends...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
28
 
 
I've been ranking the year's best TV for more than 30 years now, and haven't seen this happen before. But here it is: The best TV series of the year, and the best commercial of the year, come from (and star) the same person...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
27
 
 
There's always a risk compiling this list with a few days left in the year - one major New Year's Eve gaffe could throw off the entire ranking - but barring some last-minute blunders, here are my three favorite live TV mistakes of 2007...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
26
 
 
Tonight at 9 p.m. ET, CBS presents the 30th installment of an annual ceremony that, for every one of those three decades, has provided some of the most entertaining and inspiring television of the preceding calendar year: "The Kennedy Center Honors." It's so classy a show, CBS buries it between Christmas and New Year's Day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
24
 
 
In my book "Teleliteracy," I warned that when broadcast TV as we knew it ceased to draw a large enough audience on a regular basis, there would be, for the first time, no new mass medium to take its place. Just lots of fragmented audiences, watching things on tape and computers and other things without ever again enjoying that national shared experience than defined half a century of television. I may have been wrong...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
21
 
 
David Letterman won't be hosting a new annual Christmas installment of his CBS "Late Show" this year - but he'll be doing the next best thing. On Christmas night, his Worldwide Pants company has decided to repeat last year's CBS special. That keeps the tradition going, if with a strike-affected asterisk...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
20
 
 
That's when Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien will return with new shows on NBC, and Jimmy Kimmel will return on ABC - all without their writing staffs. That's also the day, reportedly, that the CBS shows owned by David Letterman's Worldwide Pants, "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," are hoping to return, with their writing staffs...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
19
 
 
The Federal Communications Commission's ruling yesterday, allowing media companies in the Top 20 TV markets to own both a newspaper and a television station in the same market, is a big disappointment, but isn't that much of a surprise. Not when the FCC's reversal of financial syndication rules long ago ripped the heart out of most independent production companies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2007
Dec
18
 
 
Under different circumstances, and with different restrictions, broadcast TV's late-night shows are poised to return. NBC's "Tonight Show" with Jay Leno and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," will be back Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, but without their writers...