DAVID BIANCULLI

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GERALD JORDAN

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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2009
Nov
30
 
 
Well, this is the week I've been waiting for -- for some 15 years -- so please forgive a little pride, and self-promotion. But "Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour'" hits bookstores Tuesday -- and this week, I show up on a few national shows to promote the book. Here's the breakdown of where and when...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
26
 
 
On Thanksgiving weekend, if you want to get a jump on holiday shopping, but don't want to deal with the traffic and crowds and lines, TV WORTH WATCHING is happy to provide an easy solution, Several of them, actually...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
24
 
 
[Bianculli here: Pledge periods for PBS stations are notorious for bait-and-switch tactics, but sometimes some very valuable fish can be found among the bait. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller writes about one such public TV special, but using much better metaphors...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
23
 
 
Sunday's season finale of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," which served up a savory Seinfeld reunion as well, was everything I hoped it would be, and more. What an episode. What a delight. And, if Larry David chooses to end Curb with this most recent episode, what a sneaky, perfect-pitch series finale...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
19
 
 
Can't wait for the Christmas episode! Oh, wait, Dexter already had one (or at least first-season action set at yuletide time. Remember the fake snow and squabbling elves? But now we get a real Thanksgiving episode...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
18
 
 
Give Diane Werts all the credit for this puppy. She's been toiling long and hard, and has compiled a terrific sampler of new holiday TV-on-DVD treats to give as gifts. Wait till you see her lineup - but you don't HAVE to wait. It's ready now, by clicking the banner just above BEST BETS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
16
 
 
Oops, it's too late now for the free Ally McBeal episodes, but iTunes is offering another download treat -- three Fawlty Towers extras in which cocreator/star John Cleese shares the secrets of his ageless hotel farce...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
15
 
 
Despite a fine performance by Ian McKellen as the chief antagonist, AMC's six-hour miniseries remake of 1968's classic "The Prisoner" series is not worth watching. And that's not news I'm pleased to report...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
13
 
 
The decorations are in the stores, the music is on the Muzak, and here come the TV shows. Yes, it's officially Christmas already!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
13
 
 
Turns out that show you've always wanted to see on DVD might finally get there. But it won't necessarily land on a store shelf. Warner Archive is now producing individual DVDs of hundreds of vintage movies -- and TV, too -- for delivery direct to consumers...