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What a Way to End the Year, At 'Fresh Air'
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My Two Top 10 Lists for 2011 -- One for All of TV, the Other for New Cable Shows Only
Terry Gross and I Talk TV Today on NPR's 'Fresh Air'
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Books for Your Friends, Written by Mine
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PRESS TOUR: PBS 'Prohibition' Another Potent Concoction from the Ken Burns Team
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TCA Press Tour Fall 2011: TVWW Is In the House
Spoiler Alert: Once Again, I'm Attacking Absurdly Tardy Spoiler-Alert Sensitivity
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Emmy Nominations 2011: Nods and Snubs for 'Justified,' 'Episodes,' Others
'Rescue Me," 'Damages': Two Great TV Series Return, Fiery as Ever
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'Torchwood,' 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' Return: Summer TV Just Keeps Getting Better
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From Cohan to Conan in One Easy (Soft-Shoe) Step
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I'll Always Have Paris -- And the Steps from 'Midnight in Paris'
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Predictions about TV's Future: I Guessed Right -- Now It's Your Turn
Hey, Carrie Ann Inaba! Nothing Personal, but... Fook Yu!
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Hey, PBS: Want Viewers to Stay Tuned? Interrupting Programs with Promo Breaks Isn't the Answer... But I Have One
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2011 Season Finales: An Illustrated, Alphabetical, Very Subjective Recap
'Oprah' Finale: Cutting An Angelic Figure, In More Ways Than One
Peabodys at 70: Still Pioneering, Still Entertaining
Sherman, Set the Wayback Machine for... Later Tonight, After the Peabody Awards
Now I Lay Me Down to Sweep: For May TV Sweeps, Except for Oprah, Why Bother?
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James Durbin Elimination an 'Idol' Travesty
Please Welcome Our Newest TVWW Writer: Jane Boursaw
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With 'The Voice,' NBC Profits by Going Dutch
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Will Donald Trump Run for President? My Prediction: Yes, But...
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TV Comedians: With Breaking Bin Laden News, It's Not Just Funny Business
TV Delivers the News: Bin Laden Killed in Navy SEALs Raid on Pakistan Compound
Royal Wedding Photo Album Review: Majestic Indeed
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Outrageous in the Best Way: TV's 'South Park,' Broadway's 'Book of Mormon'
PBS 'Stonewall Uprising': It's a Riot, But It's Serious
'Talking Funny,' 'Cinema Verite,' 'Treme': HBO Goes 3 for 3
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For Earth Day, Public TV Profiles Environmental Pioneers - Naturally
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More Brilliant TV Idiocy Ahead: Science Channel Orders 'An Idiot Abroad 2'
At the Paley Museum: Hearing, Rather than Lecturing, About Ernie Kovacs
Reports of the Death of Broadcast TV Dramas Are Premature: Just Watch These Three Outstanding Series
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Peabody Awards 2011 Winners: Once Again, Great Stuff, and Great Taste
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I Said It First, and Now Neil Patrick Harris Agrees: He Should Host a TV Variety Show
Some Pledge Shows Are Well Worth Watching -- If You Can Find Them
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People, Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Best Extras...
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Charlie Sheen, 'In His Own Words' - And, on ABC, With His Own Rope
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For a Valuable Second Opinion, Look to England -- and to BBC News and Ricky Gervais
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News, Comedy, Drama -- Broadcast TV's Shining Examples of Each
Showtime's 'Episodes': No Second Season Yet, But There Better Be One
Elementary, My Dear Watson: On 'Jeopardy,' Computer Bites Man
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'Friday Night Lights': Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
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40 Years Later, You Really Should Get 'The Point'
Look At the (SUB)Way TV is Making You (FORD) Focus on Internal Ads
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Oprah, Larry, Regis... My Take On the 'Big 3' Leaving Their Respective TV Shows
Look Who's Talking, And to Whom, On TV... Or Don't...
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'American Idol' In a Tailspin? After Day One, Too Early to Tell
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Time Slot Shifts: Some Are Promotions, Others Are Death Kisses
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Happy 40th Anniversary, Archie Bunker
Five New Shows Premiere Sunday, Ranging from Excellent to Excrement
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Here Come de Judges! Here Come de Judges!
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! My TVWW Resolution For 2011 Is...
Final Notes for 2010: Best and Worst Lists, and One Final Thanks
Thanks for all Those 'White Christmas' Dreams, Damnit...
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Hey, Listen! Terry Gross and I Talk TV, for Most of Today's 'Fresh Air'
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'Tis REALLY the Season to Be Checking Out Our Site -- and Checking It Twice
On NPR's 'Fresh Air,' I Reveal My Favorite DVD Gift Recommendations for the Holidays: Here's the List, And Links to Buy Them
UPDATE: 'Simpsons' Katy Perry Clip Is Available - If You Act Now
Do 'The Simpsons' Blush? And, If So, What Color?
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Diane Werts Delivers Holiday Goodies Early: Her Annual Collections of DVD Gifts and Holiday Specials Are Here!!
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend -- Look at the Shopping Deals HERE, without Leaving the House!
"God, That's Good!": PBS Presents Brilliant Sondheim Birthday Celebration
All I Am Saying, Is Give "LennoNYC" A Chance...
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Late-Night Surprises: Springsteen Sings, Ferguson Doesn't
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STUDENT BLOG #6: The Appeal of Zombies, Pre-"Walking Dead"
Seeing TV Differently, Through the Eyes of College Students
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For "Conan," Third Time's Not the Charm -- Not on Opening Night, Anyway
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Happy Birthday to Us -- TV WORTH WATCHING Is Three Years Old!
Sunday, Sunday: Answer to a Quality TV Lover's Prayers
From D.C. Rally to 'Indecision 2010' - And the 'Real' News Teams are Around, Too
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Should You Watch New PBS 'Sherlock'? Elementary, My Dear Watson...
The Rise, and Fall, of 'Dangerously Funny'
TVWW Contributors: We're Here, There and Everywhere... Well, Almost
Satellite Serendipity: Both Diane Werts and I Are Tuned to Satellite Radio
Today on NPR's "Fresh Air": Me... As the Interviewee
Live, from New York -- It's Thursday Night!
'Simpsons' Goes Truly Twisted with Couch Gag by Guest Artist Banksy
Sunday Night is Amazing -- Even without Broadcast TV
It's Johnny's Birthday, It's Johnny's Birrrrth-day...
New HBO Documentary Illuminates Springsteen's 'Darkness'
A Day in the Life, As Requested: Today, it's Fresh Air -- and Synergy!
TV's Tenured 10: The Oldest Shows Currently Broadcast in Prime Time
Genius TV? MacArthur Fellowship Takes It Down to "The Wire"
Happy Anniversary to You! And You, And You...
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Spoiler Alert: I'm About to Rant about Spoiler Alerts
Showtime's 'Dexter' Continues to Slay Me
Why Are TV's Court Jesters Making the Most Sense? And The Most News?
Oh, Hoppy Day: Another New Columnist Joins the TVWW Fold
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Let It Ride on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire": It's the Best Bet for Fall, By Far
This Fall's TV Viewing Advice: Out with the New, In with the Old
9 Out of 10 Critics Agree: Don't Watch NBC's "Outlaw"
One Week to the REAL Fall Premiere Week, Look What's Happening NOW...
HBO's "True Blood": Thanks for a Bloody Great Summer
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The First New Fall Shows are Here -- And So Is TVWW's Annual Fall Preview!
TV WORTH WATCHING 2010 Fall TV Preview Is On the Way... Tomorrow
I Want to Be a Paperback Writer... Paperback Wriiiii-ter!!
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Why I Watch BBC America's "The Choir" with Glee -- and Enjoy "Glee" Just as Much
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The Relaunch is Here! The Relaunch is Here!
One if By LAN, Two if By PC: "The Relaunch is Coming! The Relaunch is Coming!"
Great New DVD Releases: Clear Eyes, Crafty Killers, Flying Squirrels
With "The Big C," Showtime Presents Another Great Actress -- But Unfortunately, This Time, Not Another Great Show
"Max Headroom" Finally Arrives on Home Video -- 25 Years Into Its Future
The New TV Season: On Broadcast TV, Not Much Fresh TV Worth Watching
News from the 2010 Summer TCA Press Tour -- From Some Favorite Colleagues
Watch AMC's "Rubicon" -- And Watch It CLOSELY!
AMC's "Mad Men" Returns, Starting with Four Brilliantly Weighted Words
Burt Reynolds Should Be a Recurring Character on USA's "Burn Notice"
Letter from the TVWW Mailbag -- One Contributor Writes a Reader about... ME?
USA's "Covert Affairs" Worth Watching; Other Summer Shows, Not So Much
TVWW Internal Memo: Your Mission, Eric Gould, Should You Decide to Accept It...
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Powerful FX Two-Punch: "Rescue Me" Returns, Louis C.K. Regroups
Hell Freezes Over Again: First the Book is Finished, and Now the Website Relaunch is Nearly Here
Check Out -- Or Check Into -- ABC's "Boston Med" Documentary Series
TV Documentaries Inspire and Inform, While Shows Like "Wipeout" Suggest TV's "Downfall"
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"A-Team" Movie Loses, But TV WORTH WATCHING Reader Wins
Cable Comedy Pioneer Robert Klein Strikes Again -- On HBO, Again
Lots Going On: New TVWW TV-to-Movie Contest, New Late-Night "Feud" with Fallon and Ferguson, and Lively New Comic Showcase on Showtime
It's True Love, Welcoming Back HBO's "True Blood"
TVWW Movie Contest Results: MacGruber Bombed Bigger Than ANYONE Expected
The "24: Finale: In the End, The Clock Counts Down to 00:00:00
ABC's "Lost" Finale: Death, Be Rather Proud
Newest TVWW Contest: Guess the Opening-Weekend Grosses for Two More TV-Inspired Movies
The Smothers Brothers Call It Quits, High-Class but Low-Key
Pure "Glee": "Dr. Horrible" Cohorts Joss Whedon, Neil Patrick Harris Reteam for This Week's Fox Musical Series
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For "24" And Its Final Hour, It's Not Too Late to Kill Jack Bauer
STUDENT BLOG #5: Rolling with the Ups and Downs of "Grey's Anatomy"
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So Long, Bill Moyers: Television Will Be Poorer without You
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Speaking and Watching at the BEA: My Weekend in Vegas
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HBO's "Treme": Tasty, Musical, Defiantly Different, Just Like New Orleans
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The Beatles on "Idol," "Amazing Race," "Glee": Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, or No, No, No?
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HBO's "The Pacific" Is a Superb Sibling to "Band of Brothers"
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2010 ABC Oscar Telecast: Twice the Best Picture Nominees, Twice the Hosts, but Not Twice the Value
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Another Day, Another Prime-Time Shuffle: This Time It's Simon Cowell, Leaving "American Idol" for His Own Fox Series
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Leno Rumored to Return to 11:30: NBC's Latest Moronic Move
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My Smothers Brothers Book Tour is Coming Soon to a City Near You -- But Only if You Live in New York or New Jersey...
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Your Own "Top 10" Lists and Additions -- Keep 'Em Coming!
More "Fresh Air" Today, With My Year-End Top 10 List -- But Here's a Preview, and an Exclusive Bonus, My Bottom 5
Today, "Fresh Air"... Tomorrow, "Fresh Air" Again, Maybe... Two Chats, With Two Different Terrys
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Perfect Timing: Smothers Brothers Pop Up on "The Simpsons," and Are Dreamy
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"Dangerously Funny," Week 3: Fun, Pivotal, Scary Thrill Ride
Another Shopping-Weekend Reminder: "Fresh Air" and TVWW Recommendations
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And the Smothers Stuff Just Keeps on Coming... Now, New Web Pages At A New Website
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AMC's "Mad Men" Serves Up a Stunning Surprise -- And a Modern-Day TV Triumph
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A Week Into the New TV Season, What Do YOU Think?
Park Yourself In Front of the TV for PBS "National Parks"
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Craig Ferguson: Amusing, Honest, Literary Autobiography Author -- on Purpose
TV History All Over the Place: Larry Gelbart Friday, "Bonanza" Saturday, Leno Tonight
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Themes to Me, And to Others, That TV Is Missing a Musical Best Bet
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AMC's "Mad Men" Returns with Its Charismatic Cast of Retrosexuals
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My Smothers Brothers Book Now Has a Cover -- And I Love It
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Re-Entry to Real Life: Today "Fresh Air," Tomorrow the World...
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Neil Patrick Harris Slam-Dunks CBS Tony Awards with Naughty Musical Finale
Frozen Hell! Flying Pigs! Peaceful Middle East! My Smothers Brothers Book Is Done!!
TV WORTH WATCHING Has a Father's Day Treat, If You're Shopping for Dad (Or Are One)
On the Same Night, NBC Glides with Conan, But Not Before Crashing with "I'm a Celebrity"
NBC: "I Used to Be a Network... Get Me Out of Here!"
Jay Leno Leaves "Tonight," "Pushing Daisies" Returns, and Alan Alda Drops a "M*A*S*H" Note
Conan's Proper Approach to NBC's "Tonight Show": Reverent Irreverence
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Great News for Quality TV: "Dollhouse," Others Get Fall Renewals
The Day After: Already, I'm Lost without "Lost"
CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" Deserves Reprieve for its "Sopranos" Cliffhanger
"Star Trek" TVWW Contest Prizes Boldly Go To Two Different Winners
BREAKING NEWS: Was the Fix In On NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"? Take Your Own Smell Test
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"Star Trek" TVWW Contest Is Officially Closed -- Winner Announced Tuesday
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STUDENT BLOG #2: A Younger Perspective on Fox's Endangered "Dollhouse"
NBC Unveils Clips of Several New 2009-10 Fall Series -- "Parenthood" Makes Best First Impression
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"Celebrity Apprentice" Heavyweight Diva Duel: Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Beeyotch
TV Worth Watching Begs: Networks, Please, Renew These Shows
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"The Cougar" on TV Land: What's Wrong with This Picture?
STUDENT BLOG #1: A Review, and Defense, of "Wrestlemania 25"
What Do Jon Stewart and Benjamin Franklin Have in Common? Or Stephen Colbert and Will Rogers?
Three New Thursday TV Shows, No New Thursday Triumphs
FX's "Rescue Me" Returns -- Finally, and Brilliantly
With HBO's "In Treatment" and Showtime's "United States of Tara," TV is Great Therapy
40 Years Ago -- On April 3, 1969 -- CBS Fired the Smothers Brothers
A Few Minutes About Andy Rooney...
Hey, Look! Another Smothers Day!
28 Years of NBC Thursday Drama Excellence -- Great Streak, But It's Almost Over
Another "Smothers Day" -- Remember, Patience Is a Virtue
Spring Break for My Students, Smothers Marathon for Me
With "Kings," NBC Does Something Different -- And Interesting
NBC's "Chopping Block": Off With Its Head
Does Ken Burns Need a New Sponsor -- Or a Federal Bailout?
Nathan Fillion Makes ABC's "Castle" a Comfy Place to Visit
"Breaking Bad" Returns Brilliantly, With Even More Intensity
Late-Night TV Chess: Thanks to a Bishop, Craig Ferguson Is King
Second Impressions: NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Day Two
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Talk Show History Is Written Tonight, In a New Game of Late-Night Chess
Another Happy Smothers Day: More High-Intensity Book Work
NBC Needs To Extend Its "Life"
Next Volleys in Late-Night Wars About to Be Fired: Jimmy Fallon Opens Strong, But Craig Ferguson Is Tutu Good
What the Oscars Did Right Last Night
This Weekend, Every Night Brings Something Special: Conan Friday, "Taking Chance" Saturday, Oscars Sunday
"American Idol" Still Connects... And Serves Up Some Karmic Payback
TV Worth Watching Guides You to eGuiders
"Stealing Lincoln's Body" Is Too Good To Be True -- Yet, Amazingly, It Is
Fox's "Dollhouse" Has the Feel of Joss Whedon's Fourth TV Triumph
Letterman Soars With Heroic US Airways Crew
Just a Tease -- But Changes, and New Writers, Are Coming to TV Worth Watching
With "60 Minutes" and Grammys, CBS Does Itself Doubly Proud -- Next Step, Timberlake TV?
41 Years Later, "60 Minutes" Still Delivers the (Very) Goods
Over-the-Air TV: Now You See It, Now You See It a Little Longer
Three-Way Scripted TV Battle: How Unusual Is THAT?
Here's an Irritating TV Mistake, From NBC's "Medium"
Super Bowl XLIII: Super Game, Super Halftime, Not-So-Super Ads
Tacky Tricks of the TV Trade: NBC's "Office" After Super Bowl, "Chuck" in 3-D
Katie Couric As Ready-For-Prime-Time Player
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TNT's "Trust Me" Is No Modern "Mad Men" -- or Updated "thirtysomething," Either
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If Broadcast TV Is to Survive, All is "Lost"
I Watched President Obama in My TV History Class -- Where Were You?
Watch History on TV Today, Almost Wherever You Turn
Sunday Serves Up Two Powerhouse Battles for Viewer Attention -- Both Involving HBO
Appreciating Patrick McGoohan: To Me, His "Prisoner" Was Number 1
Make 'Em Laugh: PBS Humor Documentary IS a Laughing Matter
Golden Globes: This Year, They Went Off Without a Strike
Jack's Back on Fox's "24," Accepting Responsibility -- But Unapologetic
Packing Away the Holiday Ornaments, And Saying Thanks...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR! My New Year's Resolution Is...
Here's My Top 10 TV List of 2008 -- What's Yours?
Merry Christmas to All...
Merry Christmas Eve Two-Way: Terry Gross Interviews Me On Today's "Fresh Air"
TV Holidays Are Festive Again: Letterman Is Back with His Annual Christmas Show
Not Enough Shopping Days Left Until Christmas... But Here's One Great Last-Second DVD Gift Idea, And Many Others
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With NBC Presenting "Momma's Boy" at 10, A Leno Alternative IS Better
More Christmas TV Treats -- This Time, Where to Find Them Online
Not Too Many Shopping Days Left Until the Holidays -- So Please Shop Here!
"The Shield," Boston Legal" Ended Beautifully -- But for TV Drama, What's Next?
Now That Leno Has Landed, What's Next? Some Thoughts...
Leno in Prime Time? Good for Business, Bad for TV
The Show with the Most Famous Balcony Scenes Since "Romeo & Juliet" Ends Tonight
Once Again, It's Smothers Day!
CNN's Christiane Amanpour Probes History of Genocide; ABC's Barbara Walters Interviews "Fascinating" Miley Cyrus
Look Who's Talking -- On TV, That Is -- And Who's Shockingly Good At It
ABC's "According to Jim" -- It's Alive! Alive!
Welcome to Cyber Monday! Shop for TV DVDs, and Plan Your Holiday Viewing, Here at TV WORTH WATCHING...
Holiday DVD Shopping? Holiday TV Viewing? TV Worth Watching Has It All, So Please Dive In!
For Thanksgiving, TV Worth Watching Will Spare a Turkey: "Rosie Live!"
The Variety Show Deserves to Be Reincarnated -- But Is Rosie Its Savior?
FX's "The Shield" Ends As It Began, with a Killer Episode
Even Sweeps Don't Keep Cable From Demanding Attention
ABC Mows Down "Daisies," Fox Presents Bite-Sized Taste of "24"
"Pushing Daisies" Needs ABC's Support Now More Than Ever
ABC's "Pushing Daisies": An Endangered Flower That Must Be Protected
New Holiday DVD Shopping Guides Are Up -- Please Shop. Please. Pretty Please...
The Best, And Worst, Of Current TV Commercials
Ricky Gervais Scores Comedically and Technologically -- Look Ma, No Hands!
NBC Product Placement Stoops to Another Egregious Low
"Chocolate News": Comedy Central Gets Its Newest Breakout Vehicle
Scarborough Spills Steaming Cup of F-Word on "Morning Joe"
Happy Smothers Day -- Again!
TV Worth Watching Marks First Anniversary! Exclamation Marks Justified!
Obama Wins -- Election TV Coverage Does, Too
Today's Election Day Advice Is Short and Simple...
"SNL" Fires One Final Election-Year Bullseye
TV Worth Watching Is Voting Early: Best TV Series of 2008 Is "The Daily Show"
Will "30 Rock" Ride Tina Fey Fever to Become Must-See TV?
TV Hardball Doubleheader: Obama, Baseball Throw Their Best Pitches
World Series Game 5, Pt. 2: A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, and Obama's On the Horizon
Two TV Acting Triumphs in Two Days: What a Hamm!
This Weekend, It's a Mad Mad "Mad Men" World
Will "SNL" Fever Transmit to "30 Rock"? It Deserves To...
"Pushing Daisies": ABC Loves It, ABC Loves It Not
Taking a Personal Holiday: It's Smothers Day
For Remainder of Presidential Campaign, Politics Is, And Isn't, A Laughing Matter
Mini-Reviews: McCain on "Letterman," Latest "SNL Thursday," New Series "Crash" and "Crusoe"
Final Presidential Debate Was...A Debate! And a Great One...
Baseball Playoffs on Fox, Possible "Hail Mary" Pass on Presidential Debate
Tonight's "Frontline" is Truly "Choice" Television
Bob Schieffer: Having Candidates Scrap Debate Rules Would be "The Dream"
Funny Thing: Politics Makes Comedians Work Overtime
Lots of New Shows Tonight, But Only Some Are Worthwhile
Who Came Out Ahead in the Second Presidential Debate? "That One..."
Tina Fey As Sarah Palin: One of the All-Time Greats In the "SNL" Political Pantheon
Dissecting the Debate: One More Episode in This Season's Best TV Drama
Tonight's Vice Presidential Debate: Three Predictions, One Recommendation
"Friday Night Light" Returns -- But Where? And What is NBC Thinking?
Sarah Palin May Be Slipping, But Katie Couric and Tina Fey Are Soaring
"Dexter" Returns -- Showtime's Killer Show is Back, And is Thrilling
McCain Bails on Tomorrow's Debate -- And on Last Night's "Letterman"
More Premieres, More Season Returns, More Yawns
Network Series Premiere, But PBS Shines with "American Masters"
Emmys The Day After: Good Wins, Bad Hosts, Dull Presenters, Nice Surprise
Emmy Voting Procedures Better, But Still Tricky to Predict
Three Quirky New DVD Sets, All Worth Watching (And Owning)
Tuesday's One-Two-Three Punch of Quality TV: "House," "Fringe," "Shield"
"Saturday Night Live" Returns Brilliantly -- For Five Minutes
Good for Viewers: Bad New Shows Are Rejected Quickly
Craig Ferguson Goes All Howard Beale, In A Good Way
The "Hole" Truth About Fox's "Hole in the Wall"
Among the New Broadcast Series We've Seen, Fox's "Fringe" Is the Best
TV Season Is Rolling Out New Stuff -- And So Are We
Coagulations! HBO Bounces Back with "True Blood"
Republicans Get Message Across Unfiltered
Palin Takes Stage, "Daily Show" Takes Aim, "90210" Takes Off (Barely)
Gustav Storms Gulf Coast, TV News Networks Storm Storm
Republican Convention, Hurricane Season, Fall Season -- Split-Screen Scrambles Everywhere You Look
Obama Gets High Marks from Most Analysts, But CBS Deserves Low Ones
Democratic National Convention Day 3: Broadcast TV Missed the Best Parts
Democratic National Convention Day 2: More Unity, But Also More PUMAs
Democratic National Convention TV Coverage: Here's What You're Missing
Goodbye, Olympics -- Hello, Politics and Other "Dangerous Jobs"
First of New Fall Shows Surfaces Monday -- And So Does TV's Kickoff Curse
Networks Thrilled by Olympics Viewership -- But May Be Embracing the Wrong Moral
Best New TV Show of the Fall Season? No One Can Say...
CW Withholds Press Screeners for "90210" -- Earth Continues to Rotate on Axis
For Michael Phelps and NBC's Olympics Coverage, Eight is Enough
Michael Phelps' Midas Touch: Every Outstretched Hand Turns to Gold
Your Mission, Mr. Phelps, Should You Decide To Accept It...
Thanks to the Olympics, NBC Looks Like a Network Again -- For Now
Smothers Brothers Finally Coming Out on Video -- With My Liner Notes!
NBC's Olympics Coverage -- So Far, So Great
Olympics Opening Ceremony Was Transcendent TV -- Here's An Annotated Scrapbook
Olympics Opening Weekend: What and Where Are You Watching It?
Check Your TV Temperature: Do You Have Olympic Fever?
Bob Woodruff Serves Up Tasteful TV Special, On China
"P.O.V." Johnny Cash Documentary Is Nearly 40 Years Old, But Is Tonight's Freshest TV Offering Anyway
TV Worth Watching Suggests: A Roundabout Way for "Dr. Horrible" to Reach Broadway
Forget "American Idol" -- British Idol is "Doctor Who"
TV's Digital Conversion: What Will Bugs Bunny Look Like Without Rabbit Ears?
I Come to Bury "EliteXC Saturday Night Fights," Not to Praise It
No, You're Not Delusional -- The TV in TV Worth Watching Is Flickering On!
For "X-Files" Movie Box-Office Returns, The Truth Is Out There - And It's Brutal
AMC's "Mad Men" Returns -- And Once Again, It's a Blast from the Past
One More Day for "X-Files" Contest Guesses -- and One More Round of News from TCA
Another Box-Office Guessing Game: X (Files) Marks the Spot, but Which One?
A Personal History of, and Farewell to, TCA Press Tour
TCA Awards Presentation: The Makers and Watchers of Quality TV Share the Love
"Desperate Housewives" Time-Jump Inspired by "Lost" Flash-Forward
Emmy Nominations Are Out, "Mad Men" Is In, and "Friday Night Lights" Was Robbed
Update: Evil Triumphs, "Dr. Horrible" Back Up and Running
Joss Whedon's "Dr. Horrible" Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
"Fringe" Is Fabulous: J. J. Abrams and Company Do It Again, This Time for Fox
Reopening "The Closer," Trying to Save "Grace," Diving Into TCA Press Tour
HBO's "Generation Kill" Caught between Iraq and a Hard Place
TCA Press Tour: Canaries in the Coal Mine, with Note Pads?... And an Update!
Breaking News from TCA Tour, Courtesy of Diane Werts
AFTRA Votes to Settle, Fellow Union's Hopes SAG
Minisodes, Mini-Seasons and Mini-Press Tours
TCM Stays True to Its Identity -- A Cable Rarity These Days
Linda Ellerbee, As Always, Treats Kids Like Adults
What's Right with This Picture?
If You Don't Dive Into "Mad Men" DVD, You're Crazy
Hollywood Should Balk at Prospect of a Strike Two
True TV Tributes Deserve Hours, Not Moments
For Summer-Starved Quality TV Fans, ABC's "Hopkins" Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
ABC's "Japanese Game Show" Is Better Than Expected, but "Wipeout" Is Even Worse
Lots to Cover: Your "Get Smart" Guesses, Your Website Ad Advice, "P.O.V." and Thoughts on George Carlin and Tom Brokaw
Can I Be Trusted to Accept -- and Decline -- Ads? I Need Your "P.O.V."
"Get Smart" Movie -- Your Mission, Should You Decide to Accept It...
"Get Smart" Movie Remake: Sorry About That, Chief
Good DVD for a Slow Summer: "Californication"
Tim, Tiger, the Tonys and Kobe: What a Father's Day for TV...
Father's Day Choices: Remembering Old Broadway, Old TV, and Old TV Dads
"Celebrity Circus" Another Big (Top) Network Embarrassment
NBC's "Celebrity Circus": Another Sucker-Born-Every-Minute Move
"Soap" Navigates Slippery Slope of Overpopulated DVD Boxed Sets
One Good Side Effect of the Writers' Strike: Summer TV Documentaries
New CBS Drama Takes "Sybil" Liberties
"Swingtown" Languishes on CBS, "Fear Itself" Surprises on NBC
2008 Presidential Primary Contest Is History -- In More Ways Than One
"Sex" Adjusts Opening-Week Total, But Winner Stays the Same Here
"Sex" Sells -- $55.7 Million Worth! Who Would Have Guessed? (Besides Me...)
Season Finale Was So Good, I'm Lost without "Lost"
TV Worth Watching's First Reader Quiz: How Much Is "Sex" Worth?
"Sopranos" Educational Conference Sparks Unexpected C*ntroversy
HBO's "Recount": Enjoy It, But Don't Mistake It for a Documentary
Frank Rich Working with HBO? This Could be Rich Indeed...
From "American Idol" to "American Gladiators" -- Goodbye, TV Season
TV Worth Watching Welcomes Its First Other Contributor: Diane Werts
My Smothers Brothers Book Is In the Works -- Finally!
Fox Makes Great First Impression: "Dollhouse," "Fringe" Look Wonderful, and Reduced Ad Approach Is Brilliant
CBS Upfront Update: Dog and Pony Show, Minus the Pony
Upfront Update: CBS Dims "Moonlight," Embraces "Mother"
What's New at the Network Upfronts? So Far, Less than Usual...
ABC Rescues NBC's "Scrubs," While NBC Launches First Fall Promo and NBC NY Anchor Drops the 'F' Bomb
Being Up Front With the Network Upfronts
The Aloha TV Season: You Say Hello, I Say Goodbye
HBO's "Hear and Now" Is A Treat for the Eyes -- and Ears
CBS Calls Indiana for Clinton, Then Sweats Hours Waiting for a Second Opinion
"Two and a Half Men" Spoofs "CSI" -- But Not for the First Time
CBS Goes to the Dark Side of the "Moonlight" Promos
Watching Ringo Starr Now and Then -- As in 2008 and 1981
NBC Slips from Must-See to Please-Watch TV
The Magic of Live TV: Paula Abdul Hears Double On "American Idol"
Special Guest Stars -- A TV Trick That Goes Back a Long Way
Timely Advice for CBS: Be Good to "Your Mother" -- With Update!
One More Democratic Debate? Sure -- If Run By Some Good, Old Moderators
Don't Look Now (Actually, Please Do), But Broadcast TV Is Back
American Idol, American Politics -- "America Has Voted, and..."
A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Pennsylvania Primary
More on My Newsmaking Conversations with Kyle Chandler and Tim Robbins
Murrow, Minow, Chayefsky, Sorkin, Kelley and Robbins -- Six Degrees of "Mad As Hell"
Latest Democratic Debate Provides No Fireworks -- And Maybe That's Okay
More Tim Robbins, and Other News, from the NAB: What Happens in Vegas Isn't Staying There
At NAB Convention, Tim Robbins Speaks His Mind -- And His Speech
April 14, 2008 - Extras! Extras! Read All About Them -- Finally!
April 11, 2008 - Talents of 12 of 16 Stars Remain Secret: CBS Mercy Kills "Secret Talents" After One Telecast
April 10, 2008 - Welcome Back, NBC Thursday Night -- Especially "30 Rock"
April 09, 2008 - I've Got a "Secret" I Don't Want
April 08, 2008 - Broadcast Showings of Cable Series: Something Borrowed, Something Blew
April 07, 2008 - More Shows Returning! Another Strike Looming?
April 04, 2008 - "Battlestar Galactica" Returns with Frakking Strong Episode
April 03, 2008 - NBC Plans, God Laughs
April 02, 2008 - This Just In: 2007 Peabody Awards Announced, and It's Another Discerning Roster
April 02, 2008 - Networks Missing the Value of Reliability
April 01, 2008 - Broadcast Networks Bounce Back from Strike With Ambitious New Scripted Series... April Fools!
March 31, 2008 - We're Number 1's! Top NCAA Seeds Advance to Final Four
March 28, 2008 - It's Show Time on Showtime: "Tudors" Returns, Tracey Ullman Debuts
March 27, 2008 - Exclusive!: NBC's "Friday Night Lights" Returning for Sure
March 26, 2008 - HBO's "In Treatment" Has Been Very Good Therapy
March 25, 2008 - Great Documentaries Are Alive and Well -- Just Not on Broadcast TV
March 24, 2008 - Sit Me Baby One More Time: Britney Goes the Sitcom Route
March 21, 2008 - "American Idol" Beatles Nights Didn't Please Please Me
March 20, 2008 - Nights of the Round(ball) Table: TV Coverage to Please Lance a Lot
March 19 - Changes Are Coming to This Site... Glacially, but Surely
March 18, 2008 -- When Good Shows Happen to Bad People
March 17, 2008 - It's Some Laughing Matter: The First Post-Strike Sitcoms Are Back
March 14, 2008 - HBO's "John Adams" Makes It Three for Three for Tom Hanks
March 13, 2008 - ABC's "Lost" Is Great, But Its "Enhanced Lost" Is Grating
March 12, 2008 - Lewis Black Doesn't Triumph Over "Evil"
March 11, 2008 - Digging Deeply Into HBO's "In Treatment"
March 10, 2008 - When Is It Fair, and Unfair, to Reveal TV Secrets?: Two Case Studies
March 07, 2008 - Saying Goodbye to "The Wire"
March 06, 2008 - When Good Ads Happen to Bad TV Shows
March 05, 2008 - Republicans Solidify, Democrats Liquefy
March 04, 2008 - For TV, It's Super-Super-Duper Tuesday
March 03, 2008 - Here's Something Rare: Praise for What ISN'T On TV
February 29, 2008 - I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Blog
February 28, 2008 - An Embarrassment of Riches on Live TV
February 27, 2008 - To Everything There is a (TV) Season, Turn, Turn, Turn... Including Pete Seeger
February 26, 2008 - I'm Just Mad about Saffron... And HBO's "The Gates"
February 25, 2008 - "SNL" Casts Obama and Looks Forward, While the Oscars Hands Out Awards and Looks Backward
February 22, 2008 - Post-Strike Rewards: "Saturday Night Live" One Night, Oscars the Next
February 21, 2008 - Listen to the Jukebox, Send Some Feedback
February 20, 2008 - "Company," From Then to Now
February 19, 2008 - Careful, NBC, or Your Initials Soon May Stand for "Nothing But Crap"
February 18, 2008 - The Writers' Strike Is Over, But the Unscripted Junk Continues
February 16, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
February 15, 2008 - On the CBS "Dexter," There Will Be Blood... But Not as Much
February 14, 2008 - The Writers Are Back: Wow! Wow! Wow!
February 13, 2008 - Viewers Held Hostage, Day 100: Our Long National TV Nightmare Is Over
February 12, 2008 - Fiddling Around with "My Grammy Moment"
February 11, 2008 - TV Writers Vote Tomorrow, And May Be Back to Work Wednesday
February 9, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
February 08, 2008 - The Strike May be Ending - And HBO's "Inside the NFL" Definitely Is
February 07, 2008 - With or Without Writers, Late-Night Shows are Hitting Home Runs
February 06, 2008 - Super Tuesday's Clear Winner Is... A Player to be Named Later
February 05, 2008 - Shifting from Super Bowl to Super Tuesday
February 04, 2008 - Yes, Virginia, It Was a Super Bowl
February 2, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
February 01, 2008 - Super Debate, Super "Lost," Super Bowl, Super Duper Tuesday
January 31, 2008 - How Will Viewers Find "Lost" - If They Do?
January 30, 2008 - The February Ratings Sweeps Start Tomorrow - Barely
January 29, 2008 - Day 87: American TV Held Hostage
January 28, 2008 - Diving Into "In Treatment," And Loving It
January 26, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
January 25, 2008 - Fox and P.T. Barnum Agree Again... For Now
January 24, 2008 - One Month to the Oscars, and Counting - Quickly
January 23, 2008 - Ringo Stars on TV, And Saves the Best for Latest
January 22, 2008 - "Moment of Truth" for Network TV?
January 21, 2008 - Forget the Talk Show Wars - It's Time for an Official Late-Night Feud
January 19, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
January 18, 2008 - AMC Follows "Mad Men" With Another Bold Series
January 17, 2008 - What's On, and Gone, On TV's Late-Night Shows
January 16, 2008 - "American Idol" Up to Its Old Tricks - and Why Not?
January 15, 2008 - While Others are Idle, Fox Has "Idol"
January 14, 2008 - NBC's "Golden Globe Winners Special" a Real Loser
January 12, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
January 11, 2008 - Three Sunday TV Offerings Chase Past Glories... At Various Speeds
January 10, 2008 - Strike News: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
January 09, 2008 - CBS Imports "Dexter" from Showtime - Expect Pressure Groups to Scream Bloody Murder
January 08, 2008 - Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Are Back - and Are Terrific
January 07, 2008 - Late-Night Comebacks, Take Two: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert Return Tonight
January 5, 2008 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
January 04, 2008 - Getting Down to "The Wire," One Last Time
January 03, 2008 - Late-Night Impressions, First Night Back
January 02, 2008 - Ready or Not, Here It Comes: TV's Pseudo-Second Season
January 01, 2008 - Happy New Year, Especially for Late-Night Fans
December 31, 2007 - 10 Best TV Series of the Year, Times Two
December 29, 2007 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
December 28, 2007 - Best TV Series of 2007? Best TV Ad? Same Winner...
December 27, 2007 - My Three Favorite Live TV Mistakes of 2007
December 26, 2007 - "Kennedy Center Honors" All of Television
December 25, 2007 - Merry Christmas!!!
December 24, 2007 - The Next Mass Medium, One Chunk at a Time
December 22, 2007 - Still Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
December 21, 2007 - The "Late Show" Christmas Tree Meatball Will be Knocked Down This Year - Guaranteed
December 20, 2007 - Wait Till Next Year: In 13 Days, Late-Night Talk Shows Return
December 19, 2007 - New FCC Ruling is Worth Getting "Mad as Hell" About
December 18, 2007 - Late Night Shows Ask, "Can We Talk?" - And Some Will, Very Soon
December 17, 2007 - Yesterday, AFI Embraced TV's Best; Today, ABC and NBC Don't
December 15, 2007 - Easier Than Rolling Off a Blog
December 14, 2007 - Ricky Gervais And His "Extras" Special TV Show
December 13, 2007 - "Late Show" Christmas - Baby, Please Come Home
December 12, 2007 - Reality Can Be Cruel, And So Can Reality TV
December 11, 2007 - Another Sign This Strike Is a Tough One: For the First Time, the TCA Has Canceled Its Press Tour
December 10, 2007 - It's Time for David Letterman to Come Back - And Jon, and Conan, and All the Rest
December 09, 2007 - Tom Brokaw Brings "1968" Up to Date
December 08, 2007 - Fasten Your Seat Belts: Strike Talks Break Off Again, And Sound Really Broken
December 07, 2007 - Shop! In the Name of Love...
December 06, 2007 - TV Alchemy: Turning "Tin Man" Into Gold
December 05, 2007 - WGA Strike Reaches One-Month Mark - And So Does TV Worth Watching
December 04, 2007 - The Morning After... "Heroes," "Monday Night Football" and "Last Call with Carson Daly"
December 03, 2007 - "You Guys Know Who Philo Farnsworth Was?"
December 02, 2007 - "Tin Man": Sci-Fi Channel Dares to Dream, While the Broadcast Networks Merely Sleep
December 01, 2007 - All Hail the Queen of Christmas TV
November 30, 2007 - Strike Movement, and Late-Night Strike Moves
November 29, 2007 - One Less Strike, One More Debate
November 28, 2007 - Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You-Tube...
November 27, 2007 - Great Grief! "Charlie Brown Christmas" Still the Best
November 26, 2007 - If Video Killed the Radio Star, Who Killed the Video Star?
November 25, 2007 - Strike Talks Resuming, Scripted Shows Evaporating
November 24, 2007 - Supporting the Strike, One Frame at a Time
November 23, 2007 - One-Word Advice, from Plastics to Quarterlife
November 22, 2007 - Happy Thanksgiving - Pass the TV Turkey
November 21, 2007 - Final Body Count for "The War"
November 20, 2007 - Quarterlife's Next Life...and Other Good News
November 19, 2007 - Day 14: Viewers Held Hostage
November 18, 2007 - Mission: Impasse-able
November 17, 2007 - Live, But Only in New York, It's Saturday Night!
November 16, 2007 - Icon Believe TV Land's "50 Greatest TV Icons" List
November 15, 2007 - Happy Birthday to Me
November 14, 2007 - Even on Broadway, The Show Mustn't Go On
November 13, 2007 - Gather Ye TV Shows While Ye May
November 12, 2007 - Is There Quarterlife After Television? Yes.
November 11, 2007 - Aaron the Strike Out King
November 10, 2007- Those were the (Satur)days
November 9, 2007 - The Play's the Thing
November 8, 2007 - Strike One! Strike Two
November 7, 2007 - Up and Cyber-Running
November 6, 2007 - Day One, of Both the Website and the Writers' Strike
November 5, 2007 - Out to Launch