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Murder 101

What's On Tonight: Olympics, Psych, The Soup

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 8th 2008 4:01PM
  • SwingtownNBC has The Olympics all night.
  • At 7:55, Disney Channel has a new Jonas Brothers: Living The Dream, then a marathon of Phineas & Ferb.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Washington Week, followed by new episodes of NOW and Bill Moyers Journal.
  • The CW has a new Smackdown! at 8.
  • ESPN has more Little League World Series coverage at 8.
  • TCM has Support Your Local Sheriff at 8, then Support Your Local Gunfighter.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monk, then a new Psych.
  • Hallmark Channel has the new movie Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery.
  • At 10, CBS has a new Swingtown.
  • History Channel has a new Shockwave at 10.
  • There's a new episode of The Soup at 10 on E!
Check your local TV listings for more.

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I'm worried about Jane Doe

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 28th 2008 3:00PM

Lea ThompsonSo what did you do yesterday? I spent the entire Sunday watching detective movies on The Hallmark Channel. Of course, when I say "detective movies" it sounds like I was watching old film noir flicks from the 40s and 50s. Actually, I was watching Murder, She Wrote, Perry Mason movies, and Matlock.

Yes, I have the social life of a 70 year-old woman.

I've always been a sucker for these shows, going back to the NBC Mystery Movie and Columbo and McMillan and Wife. Those shows were probably better produced and written than the stuff you see on Hallmark Channel, but I think the new shows are quite entertaining and fun, and it's good to see favorite familiar faces on TV again: the McBride movies with John Larroquette, the Murder 101 movies with Dick Van Dyke, and the TV movie series I'd like to talk about, Jane Doe.

To put it simply, I'm worried about Jane Doe.

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Jane Seymour, TV detective

by Allison Waldman, posted Mar 25th 2008 10:20AM
Jane SeymourShe's been a vamp, a vixen, a medicine woman, royalty and she's even tried Dancing with the Stars. Now she will solve crimes. The Hallmark Channel has greenlit Dear Prudence, a Jane Seymour crime-solving Martha Stewart-type celebrity. They're calling this a backdoor pilot because Hallmark doesn't do series TV; however, if the movie were to be successful, it could become one of a rotation of star-driven mystery movies that Hallmark currently presents.

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