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2012
Jan
1
 
 
Antiques Roadshow begins its 16th PBS season Monday, Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). It's a series that fascinates millions weekly, and has thrived over these many years on the air...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
1
 
 
Happy New Year! We have big plans for TV WORTH WATCHING in 2012 -- some of which will require your help and input, so rest up. Meanwhile, my personal TVWW-related New Year's resolution is one that I'm putting on the record, and implementing, today. It's one that many of you have asked for, quite understandably: a more reliable and helpful posting method for BIANCULLI'S BEST BETS...And wait, there's more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
1
 
 
Mother Nature is always in charge. And thanks to her, the NHL has moved the start of Monday's 2012 Winter Classic game back two hours. The New York Rangers will face off outdoors against the Philadelphia Flyers at 3 p.m. ET (rather than the planned 1 p.m. ET), from the Phillies' Citizens Bank Park...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
31
 
 
By now you've read a number of year-end columns by television critics, naming their choices for the ten best programs of 2011. Here are ten that haven't shown up in many (if any) of those lists, yet still deserve special recognition...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
31
 
 
I was a TV critic back in the late 1970s -- pre-cable, pre-Hill Street Blues -- when compiling an end-of-year Top 10 required massive amounts of generosity to fill out the bottom half, at least. But let it be said that, in 2011, not even two different Top 10s can contain all the worthy television that's out there to enjoy...In fact, when you put all the lists together, it's more like -- and more than -- a Top 40...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
30
 
 
As I type this, I'm about to host the final two Fresh Air programs of the year: Friday's Fresh Air with Terry Gross on NPR, and its sister show Fresh Air Weekend, which airs guess when. And they're both fun shows. Fresh Air Weekend is a critics' roundup for 2011, which has Maureen Corrigan on the year's best books, Ken Tucker on the year's best rock music, David Edelstein on the year's best movies -- and me, Jerry Mathers as the Beaver, on the year's best TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
29
 
 
On the verge of extinction two years ago, Hamilton's CHCH staked its future on news. It was a good move. The Jackson/Hunter Street home of Hamilton TV station CHCH seem a lot happier and more upbeat these days. “It’s nice to be at a place now that is expanding and growing and hiring, rather than one that is imploding,” confides Brian Wood, a veteran on-air personality. “I’m very pleased to see it like that — and to be still a part of it.” “The
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
28
 
 
It's been a week since American Horror Story concluded its first season -- more than long enough, in my book, to talk about it. But if you want to protect yourself from exposure to what's happening on that fine, bold FX series, then stop reading. Especially since I want to talk not only about what happened last week, but what's going to happen next season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
27
 
 
The annual CBS telecast of the Kennedy Center Honors, this year's edition of which is broadcast tonight (Tuesday) at 9 ET, is something I always recommend, and never miss. It's great artists saluting other great artists, and it's the truest example of a true variety show that exists on TV today...And this year, by coincidence, I can claim to have seen three of them in person -- watching one perform on Broadway, having a private conversation with another, and being musically serenaded by a third... as I ate breakfast...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
27
 
 
And you thought Christmas was over. Not on TV, it's not. A holiday miracle on Quantum Leap, Christmas trees hijacked on The Dukes of Hazzard, secret Santas on the strip in Las Vegas, and Art Carney's smart Santa sack on The Twilight Zone -- they're among the holiday tales still to come...