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TV Worth the Effort in 2010

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jan 6th 2010 12:07PM


Be warned - I'm starting the New Year with a cold. A cold that prevented me from properly introducing 2010 to my friend Stella Artois, and a cold that prevented me from enjoying my favourite Christmas gift - a trip to the big city to see the ballet - and it is a cold that is even now preventing me from breathing, speaking and sleeping peacefully.

Which basically means I am one cranky TV columnist.

My intention this week is to discuss the TV-related New Year's Resolution. For some it is a 'more-and-bigger' proposition, like my neighbours, who scoured the Boxing Day sales for a massive flat-screen to replace their large flat-screen. But for most of us, it is a 'less-and-better' motive that drives us to promise ourselves that this year we will watch only quality programming, and only for two hours a week, and only one night a week, because we'll join a book club, a gym, an internet dating service, whatever.

What I've been thinking about is this: what is good television?

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What's On Tonight: Big Brother, Blue Planet, Dead Zone, Bobby Flay

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 19th 2007 5:01PM
  • 4400 logoAt 8, CBS has a new Big Brother.
  • NBC has preseason football at 8, the Giants vs. the Ravens.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Blue Planet at 8.
  • Lifetime has a new State of Mind at 8, then a new Side Order Of Life.
  • TNT has a new, two-hour episode of The Company at 8.
  • ESPN2 has the Little League World Series at 8.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has a new Challenge.
  • At 9, Spike has a new episode of The Kill Point.
  • There's a new 4400 on USA at 9, then a new Dead Zone.
  • A&E has a new Gene Simmons' Family Jewels at 9, then two new episodes of The Two Coreys.
  • HGTV has a new Design Star at 9.
  • At 9:30, Cartoon Network has a new Naruto.
  • At 10, the History Channel has a new Ice Road Truckers.
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 10.
  • Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia at 10, then a new American Body Shop.
  • HBO has a new Big Love at 10, then new episodes of Entourage and Flight of the Conchords.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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