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JPTV: My Media Blitz

Unless the producers come to their senses, I will be appearing on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday morning, around 10:40 a.m. ET, to talk about Jay Leno and possibly some other media things. And Monday morning I’ll be on the Today show, somewhere in the second hour (I’m told 8:18 a.m. ET, seriously), to talk about Jay Leno and possibly some …

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Larry Gelbart Dies at Age 81

TV, movie and theater writer Larry Gelbart died today at age 81. The war comedy M*A*S*H was not the sum total of his career—he also wrote for Sid Caesar, wrote the movie Tootsie and the Broadway comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum—but it’s what I’ll remember him for. Because, of course, it was a landmark comedy; it …

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TV Weekend: American Dad

This Sunday, Fox’s King of the Hill airs its last two episodes. Year in and year out, for thirteen seasons, it has quietly been the best family comedy on TV, despite being overshadowed for many reasons: because people (and Emmy voters) have a hard time taking a cartoon seriously (compared with the funny but much more cliched and …

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My Jay Leno Interview: The Extended DVD Outtakes

I did a long interview with Jay Leno for my cover story on him last week. As usual, a lot of it ended up covering material and going in directions that I just didn’t have a place for in the article. But I hate transcribing interviews for nothing, so you get to read it here! What follows is not the whole interview, but some …

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Corporate Press Release Theater: FNL Sets a Date

Riggins-philes, rejoice. At least those of you who have DirecTV, or friends with same. Friday Night Lights returns to the satellite provider Oct. 28 for its fourth season. As for the rest of us, NBC has set no date, though it won’t be before midseason (the talk now is late spring or early summer).

Interestingly, it sounds like the new …

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The Morning After: "Lie!" to Me

This is the media world we live in: you can sweat for days over an hourlong speech, and the next morning, some yahoo gets all the attention for barking out two words. “You lie!” shouted Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) at President Obama when the chief executive, addressing a joint session of Congress, said his health plan would not benefit …

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