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Dead Tree Alert: Ten Years After; Plus, Showtime’s Rebirth

I don’t have a piece in this week’s TIME magazine, but this issue, commemorating the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, is a sweeping enough undertaking that I wanted to point it out. Rather than fill out the issue with stories and essays by bloviators like me, the issue focuses on the first-person stories of people who were in the …

Breaking News! HBO Picks Up Sorkin’s Cable-News Series

While this may not count as the most stunning development in TV, HBO has made it official: it’s greenlighted a season of Aaron Sorkin‘s yet untitled drama set at a cable news network, starring Jeff Daniels as a talented but difficult high-profile anchor.

With little to go on but the premise and Sorkin’s history, I’m excited, and I’m nervous.

Rescue Me Watch: Taking the Cake

Spoilers for the series finale of Rescue Me below:

The easy shorthand for Rescue Me has always been that it was a show about the aftermath of 9/11. It was and it wasn’t. In a way, the question for the guys of 62 Truck is a …

TV Tonight: Sons of Anarchy Goes Back to Cali

The third season of Sons of Anarchy was, shall we say, divisive. The chief issue that divided fan from fan, critic from critic, and creator Kurt Sutter from people who criticized creator Kurt Sutter was the season’s long sojourn …

JPTV Jr.: 104 Days of Summer

One of the most popular kids’ shows in this country today begins by giving its audience a cruel musical taunt. “There’s 104 days of summer vacation,” opens the lyric of Phineas and Ferb, Disney’s cartoon about the outlandish adventures of two stepbrothers, their family, their friends and their platypus, Perry, who unbeknownst to them is …

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