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August 29, 2015


'Degrassi' Season 11 Preview: Secrets, Tragedies & Graduation

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Jul 15th 2011 6:00PM

The newly Emmy-nominated classic Canadian series 'Degrassi' is returning for an eleventh season (can you believe it?!) -- again, as it was last year, in telenovela style. Are you ready for seven straight drama-packed weeks of teen angst, heartbreaking sorrow and adolescent hormones? Cuz that's what's coming.

Season 11 of 'Degrassi' introduces three new characters, and takes on issues like gang violence, drug abuse, bullying, gender identity, sexuality and teen parenthood. As the school year draws to a close and the senior class prepares to graduate and move on, everyone realizes they'll only be in high school once so it's now or never -- so expect the sparks to fly.

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'Degrassi' Breaks Down Walls -- Again -- With Transgendered Character

by Stephanie Earp, posted Aug 11th 2010 3:00PM

I remember when 'The Kids of Degrassi' first aired back in the early '80s -- I'm pretty sure I saw it in the classroom, the last refuge of an exhausted teacher in my downtown Toronto public school. I recognized the streets and even some of the kids, since my father lived in the area, and my mom was always sending me to artsy after-school programs. Even at that tender age, I recognized that 'Degrassi' was different from other television shows. Mostly I noticed that the kids weren't rich, good-looking or well-dressed.

Hey, in television that's already pretty out there.

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What's On Tonight: 'Stargate Universe,' 'Medium,' 'Ghost Whisperer'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 9th 2010 12:30PM
A new episode of 'Stargate Universe' airs on SyFy at 9:00 pm
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern). All shows listed are new, except where otherwise noted.

8:00 to 9:00
  • CBS: 'Ghost Whisperer'
  • The CW: 'Smallville'
  • TCM: 'Hang 'Em High' -- 1968 Western starring Clint Eastwood
9:00 to 10:00
  • ABC: 'Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution'
  • CBS: 'Medium'
  • FOX: 'Kitchen Nightmares'
  • NBC: 'Dateline NBC' -- Two hours
  • Cartoon Network: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars'
  • National Geographic: 'Dog Whisperer'
  • TeenNick: 'Degrassi: The Next Generation'
  • TLC: 'What Not to Wear'
  • SyFy: 'Stargate Universe'
10:00 to 11:00
  • ABC: '20/20'
  • CBS: 'Miami Medical'
  • Discovery: 'American Loggers'
  • E!: 'The Soup'
  • Food Network: 'Private Chefs of Beverly Hills'
  • Starz: 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'
  • SyFy: 'Merlin'
  • TLC: 'The Message'
11:00 to Midnight
  • Comedy Central: 'Comedy Central Presents' -- Matt Braunger and Mo Mandel (two 30-minute episodes)
  • VH1: 'Unplugged' -- Adam Lambert
  • Comedy Central: 'The Awkward Comedy Show'
  • HBO: 'Funny or Die Presents'

Check your local TV listings for more information. After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What to Watch Oct. 5-11

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 4th 2009 3:00PM
This week on TV: 'Mo'Nique' is back, Jim and Pam tie the knot and a 'Drop Dead' surprise ...

Mo'Nique on BET'The Mo'Nique Show' (11PM, BET) series premiere
It's Mo'Nique's world these days, as the comedienne and sitcom star launches her nightly talk show just as buzz ramps up about a possible Oscar nomination for her role in the indie drama 'Precious.' As for the talk show, it'll be a familiar mix of celeb guests, musical performances and an in-house DJ. Her first guest tonight: Fellow comedian Steve Harvey, while Chris Rock pops in on Thursday.

'Sherri' – 'The View' co-host Sherri Shepherd stars in this sitcom based on her real-life divorce (7PM, Lifetime) series premiere
'Let's Make a Deal' – Wayne Brady hosts this daytime remake of the Monty Hall game show classic (Check listings, CBS)
'Rita Rocks' – 2nd season premiere (7:30PM, Lifetime)
'Gossip Girl' – Hilary Duff and Tyra Banks guest star (9PM, The CW)
'How I Met Your Mother' – Barney asks Ted to teach him how to date Robin (8PM, CBS)

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What to Watch June 29 - July 5

by Kim Potts, posted Jun 28th 2009 3:00PM
Dance Your Ass OffThis week on TV: Dancing the pounds away, the kids are back to school in 'Degrassi' and -- boom! -- fireworks galore.

'Dance Your Ass Off' (10PM, Oxygen) series premiere
What they hope to lose: pounds. What they hope to gain: the $100,000 grand prize that will go to the one contestant out of 12 who drops the most weight by shaking their moneymakers. The 'Biggest Loser'-meets-'So You Think You Can Dance' concept, hosted by Marissa Jaret Winokur, has attracted an eclectic bunch of contestants, including a former model whose career ended when she gained 55 pounds and several diabetics whose weight loss could save their lives. With the help of a doctor, nutritionist, trainer and two hours of dance practice a day, who will leave the show thinner ... and richer?

'The Bachelorette' – Jillian visits the finalists' hometowns (8PM, ABC)
'My Life on the D-List' – Kathy asks her mom to create a Facebook page for her (10PM, Bravo)
'Weeds' – Celia camps out in Nancy's garage (10PM, Showtime)
'New York Goes to Work' – 1st season finale (10PM, VH1)
'Nurse Jackie' – Zoey loses her first patient (10:30PM, Showtime)

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What to Watch Friday, Feb. 27

by Kim Potts, posted Feb 27th 2009 5:00AM
Friday Night Lights'Friday Night Lights'
(9PM, NBC)
Two Dillon residents, and 'FNL' fan favorites, finally get some news, as pals Jason Street and Tim Riggins sell their house.

And that kicks off what might be life-changing streaks of good luck for the BFFs, as Tim's brother Billy decides to make it his mission to get his little bro a football scholarship.

Meanwhile, a chance meeting with a former Panther who's NFL-bound gives Jason an idea for a new career: professional sports agent. Not to ruin anything for viewers who've carefully avoided spoilers from the show's DirecTV airings, but Mr. Street is about to embark on a new adventure that will reunite him with family, even if it means leaving other loved ones behind.

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What to Watch Friday, Oct. 24

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 24th 2008 5:00AM
a night for vets'A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE'
(8PM, MTV)
The topic of U.S. troops in Iraq is a polarizing one, but we can all agree the brave men and women serving there deserve a welcoming return home.

Unfortunately, the soldiers often return to face issues with unemployment, health care and homelessness, and MTV hopes to raise awareness of their plight via performances by 50 Cent, Ludacris, Kanye West, Kid Rock and Taylor Swift.

The network is also co-sponsoring the Bill of Rights for American Veterans (BRAVE), a petition for legislative changes that will alleviate the problems vets often face after serving their country. So we'll forgive MTV for not playing music videos anymore when their primetime hours are devoted to such a noble cause.

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What to Watch Friday, Oct. 10

by Kim Potts, posted Oct 10th 2008 5:00AM
starter wife'The Starter Wife'
(9PM, USA) series premiere
Will's been replaced by Rodney as her gay best friend and her boozy pal Joan has some Karen-like moments, but Debra Messing's definitely not in 'Will & Grace' land anymore with this new dramedy, which continues from last year's USA miniseries.

When we catch up with Messing's Molly Kagan, whose life was turned upside down when her Hollywood exec hubby Kenny announced he wanted a divorce, she's using entries from her personal diary for a writing workshop assignment, in hopes of getting her own post-divorce Hollywood career on track.

And if the spark between her and her hot writing instructor happens to turn into her own love sequel, so be it ...

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Best School Shows of All Time

by AOL TV Staff, posted Aug 26th 2008 4:15PM
Beverly Hills, 90210 ... 21 Jump Street ... The Facts of Life ... see where they rank on our list.

The bad news? Summer's almost over and it's nearly time for school again.

The good news? We've got just the thing to ease you into back-to-school mode: Our countdown of TV's 21 best school shows ever.

So sharpen your No. 2 pencil and dive in to see which series just make the grade and which ones are at the top of the class.

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What to Watch Friday, Aug. 15

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 15th 2008 6:00AM
'Gone Country 2' and 'Outsider's Inn'
(8PM & 9PM, CMT) premieres
Lorenzo Lamas or Jermaine Jackson, boot scootin' boogiers? The soap star and the Jackson 5 singer are among the seven new B-listers trying to break into the country music scene in 'Gone Country's' second season.

The rest of the wannabe line-up includes 'N Sync-er Chris Kirkpatrick, 'Fame' singer Irene Cara, Skid Row hair band star Sebastian Bach, 'American Idol' cast-off Mikalah Gordon and actress Sean Young, whose penchant for tabloid behavior should provide some reality fireworks.

Meanwhile, Maureen 'Marcia Brady' McCormick has roped fellow season one alums Bobby Brown and Carnie Wilson into helping her run a B&B in rural Tennessee on 'Outsider's Inn.' But unlike Tori and Dean before them, Bobby and Carnie don't seem to be 'inn love' with the idea.

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School Daze Quiz

by Hillary Busis, posted Aug 11th 2008 5:00AM
Can you make the grade?

The beginning of fall will always mean one thing -- back-to-school season.

And in honor of this special time of year, we present you with a pop quiz all about TV schools.

Where did Felicity go to college? Was a baby ever born at Bayside High? Please keep your eyes on your own paper. Pencils out ... you may begin.

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What to Watch Friday, Aug. 8

by Kim Potts, posted Aug 8th 2008 6:00AM
'XXIX Summer Olympics: Opening Ceremonies'
(8PM, NBC)
NBC is planning more than 3,000 hours of coverage of the XXIX Summer Olympics on the tube and Internet, and it all begins with tonight's opening ceremonies -- featuring more than 10,000 performers -- at the National Stadium in Beijing.

Everything, in fact, is souped up for these international games, from the amount of coverage and the quality of the technology NBC will use to capture it (mini HD cams will be strapped to athletes for up close and personal shots, for example) to new events (BMX racing and the women's steeplechase among them) and the line-up of superstars competing, including LeBron James and Dwyane Wade on the U.S. men's basketball team; U.S. swimmer Dara Torres, who's already won nine medals as she heads into her fifth Olympics; and American swimmer Michael Phelps, who earned six gold medals at the 2004 Games in Athens.

All in all, this is one stretch of reality programming worthy of your coach potato hours this summer.

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TV's Biggest Guilty Pleasures

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jan 2nd 2008 12:22PM
The Hills'The Hills' ... 'The Price Is Right' ... 'One Tree Hill' ... find out where they rank on our list.

In the privacy of our homes, we're doing something that would shock our friends and horrify our relatives.

We're watching ... 'Moonlight.' And 'Hannah Montana.' And sometimes, even 'I Love New York.'

Yep, we admit it. It's time to 'fess up and reveal our top 20 guilty pleasures on TV right now. You'll watch and love them (in secret) too.

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