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TCAs 2012: NBC’s Monkey Business

NBC, in the past several years, has not had a lot of ratings success. But at least it had some respect. The Office was a hit, and then when it wasn’t a huge hit, it still received praise for performances like Steve Carell’s. …

Upfronts Watch: CBS: Eye on the Prize

“You know what we do,” said CBS scheduling executive Kelly Kahl at a Wednesday-morning announcement of the network’s fall schedule. “We do pretty much the same things every year.” To be fair to Kahl, he was talking about …

Big Love Watch: All About the Mormons

Big Love is anomaly among HBO shows, in that it avoids the obligatory nudity and rarely utters a curse stronger than “G.D.” With these self-imposed restrictions, the series has to find subtler ways of providing its shocks. Sunday’s episode, “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.,” boasted two jolts—mouth-to-mouth scandals that touched on the series’ …

The Night Shift: Now A Serious Word or Two From Russell Crowe (Video)

Wednesday night’s Late Show With David Letterman started predictably enough: A couple jokes about Conan, about George W. Bush’s new book, about the cruise ship stranded out at sea.

Then Russell Crowe came on to talk about his new (and pretty good) movie The Next Three Days. In the past, Crowe’s been a provocative headline maker, …

TV Tonight: Is 'Hard Knocks' the Summer's Best Reality TV Show?

I know Tuned In is usually a place on Wednesdays to read all about Top Chef – a show that I used to be obsessed with. But in recent weeks, as the cooking competition has skewed more extreme and predictable, another show has risen up to dominate not just the 10 p.m. hour on Wednesdays, but the weekly slate of reality TV contenders. …

Video: The Rod Blagojevich-Jon Stewart Interview. Truly Haunting TV

It’s not every day that a disgraced former governor who’s been convicted of lying to the FBI goes on primetime television to chat about the trial. So I tuned in to Monday evening’s The Daily Show for a little good old-fashioned Schadenfreude, as Rod Blagojevich sat down across Jon Stewart to be pummeled and ridiculed. Halfway …

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