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Review: Friday Night Lights - A Sort of a Homecoming

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 19th 2009 9:29AM
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Life is what happens while you're busy making plans. Matt hasn't exactly been the architect of his future, but the Dillon former quarterback has been plugging along. This week found Saracen in the cross hairs emotionally. The Taylors, meanwhile, continue to struggle through the professional turmoil, and the younger set in Dillon has definite issues -- some good, some not-so-good.

Then there's Buddy Garrity. If he's not a Panther anymore, and he denounced his identity with the West Dillon team last week, what is he? As he told Eric, the beauty of boosterism is that it comes from the heart. Where's Buddy's heart now? More on that and the rest, after the jump.

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CBS's Sunday flip-flop: Cold Case for Three Rivers

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 17th 2009 11:50AM
cold_case_lilySundays have always been a good night for CBS. It's been a good day for years, thanks to the NFL. Traditionally, the football games bleed right into prime time, which commences at seven o'clock because of 60 Minutes. Even in the days when CBS broadcast Sunday night movies, the network has done well on that night of the week.

However, the advent of the NBC Football Night in America has put a dent in CBS's strength. Also the ABC lineup and Fox's animation domination are no slouches either. So, CBS is going to do something to bolster Sundays. Three Rivers and Cold Case will switch time slots.


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Here's video of Betty Draper playing Beer Pong and getting tackled

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 11th 2009 4:29PM
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to see Betty Draper play Beer Pong, you got to see it last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Then January Jones helped Pittsburgh Steeler Troy Polamalu demonstrate the best way to tackle someone.

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Ladies and gentlemen, 30 Rock and The Office (courtesy of The Kansas City Chiefs)

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 10th 2009 8:06PM
Like most National Football League teams, the Kansas City Chiefs spend their free time creating parodies of NBC Thursday night comedies. So far they've done The Office (below) and 30 Rock (after the jump - warning: it plays automatically).

I don't know how funny these are, but they're well produced and cast. Which one do you think is better?

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What's On Tonight: Amazing Race, Family Guy, Dexter, Bored To Death

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 8th 2009 12:15PM
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  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Cowboys vs. the Eagles.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 7, then new episodes of American Dad, Family Guy, Family Guy Presents: Seth & Alex's Almost Live Comedy Show, and The Cleveland Show.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Ed, Edd, 'N Eddy at 7.
  • At 7:30, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Nature, then a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • At 9, HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm, followed by the season finale of Bored To Death.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, then a new Californication.
  • Food Network has a new Next Iron Chef at 9, then a new Iron Chef America.
  • Syfy has 2012: Startling New Secrets at 9.
  • At 10, AMC has the season finale of Mad Men.
  • Discovery has a new Storm Chasers at 10.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Venture Brothers, followed by a new Metalocalypse.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Review: Friday Night Lights - After the Fall

by Allison Waldman, posted Nov 5th 2009 12:42AM
Friday_night_lights_NBC(S04E02) In case you think the Coach Eric Taylor has all the answers, this episode shows that's not always the way it is. In last week's show, the East Dillon Lions were so awful, Coach couldn't take it. He threw in the towel, which is a boxing term, but by forfeiting the game at half-time, that's what he did in football terms.

Things were hardly better for Tami at Dillon, although by comparison, her school looks like paradise. Eric's on the other side of paradise. More about that and the rest of the players, on field and off, after the jump.

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TV's Dr. Drew saves a dying high school football player

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Nov 3rd 2009 8:34AM
Dr. Drew saves a football player's life in California.On TV, Dr. Drew Pinsky saves people from drugs and sex. But, the Celebrity Rehab host came out of the stands at California high school football game last weekend to save the life of a dying player.

Pinsky was watching his son Doug play football at Pasadena Polytechnic when a Poly player took a shot to the head. I played football for years, and these things happen. There's no indication that malice was involved in the related hit.

The injured player, Jackson Allan, came off the field and headed to the bench to talk to his coaching staff and teammates. But, as is often the case with concussions and other head injuries, the brain can be deceptive. The condition quickly grew more serious, and paramedics were called.

But, Pinsky got there first to find Allan in a coma -- no longer breathing.

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Fox to air new Avatar trailer on NFL broadcast Sunday

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 30th 2009 11:28AM
Avatar will replace Tony Romo on this huge screen on November 1.Fox will use football this Sunday to help tall, blue aliens take over our televisions.

On November 1, Fox is shooting for the "world's biggest live trailer viewing" when it airs the new preview of James Cameron's Avatar live on TV and in the Dallas Cowboys' home park on the world's largest video display -- the Cowboy Stadium's Diamond Vision Screen before the Lone Star State's heroes take on the Seattle Seahawks.

A Fox press release explains that the Fox Sports NFL Sunday pregame show will present the new trailer live on the network. Meanwhile, those Cowboy fans still sober enough at noon to enjoy the brief glimpse of the sci-fi epic will take it in on a screen larger than some Far Eastern countries.

Putting the TV network's football viewing figures to work is the kind of bold step Fox needs to take to publicize Cameron's $300 million dollar movie. Though obviously ambitious and technically groundbreaking, special previews of the 3D fantasy flick left some viewers less than thrilled. While the film will be 3D in theaters, the trailer will stick to a simpler 2D TV image for the big event.

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Friday Night Lights, season four -- An early look

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 28th 2009 12:02PM
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor in 'Friday Night Lights.'
Entering into its fourth season (and second since the NBC/DirecTV deal), Friday Night Lights is a show in transition on numerous levels. The high school football drama returns tonight to DirecTV's 101 Network at 9 p.m. ET (NBC won't air this season until next summer) and for fans of the show, it's an episode they've long been waiting for.

Ever since the season three finale, as Coach Eric Taylor (Kyle Chandler) and his wife Tami (Connie Britton) stepped on to the East Dillon Lions decrepit football field, Eric's new home, the tension has been at an all time high in Dillon, Texas. How can Coach Taylor, a man whom many consider to be a high school football wunderkind, start from scratch with a team that doesn't even exist yet?

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The League -- An early look

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 28th 2009 9:01AM
The cast of FX's 'The League.'
Fantasy football is a tricky thing. You either love it or you hate it and that largely depends on whether you're good or bad at it. For the most part, the same can be said about FX's newest comedy The League. When it's good, it is good, but when it's bad... well, you get the picture.

The show, which premieres tomorrow night, Thursday 10/29, at 10:30 p.m. after It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is FX's first solid attempt to produce a lasting companion piece to Sunny and, given some of its predecessors (like Starved or Testees), it'd be easy to write The League off. But, like a two-minute drill that gradually picks up steam, The League might actually go... all... the... way.

OK -- no more football metaphors.

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ESPN | Monday Night Football Schedule | MNF | Results

by Anthony Colarusso, posted Oct 27th 2009 12:23AM
Since 1970 the NFL has aired nearly 600 matchups on Monday night, and the broadcasts' consistently stellar ratings have made 'Monday Night Football' one of primetime television's all-time most successful shows. The 2009 season marks the live sports showcase's 40th anniversary -- and to help you celebrate, we've got your complete schedule of all this year's Monday Night matchups and results. The only question is, are you ready for some football?

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What's On Tonight: Amazing Race, Dexter, Next Iron Chef, Mad Men

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 25th 2009 12:10PM
  • The BlobNickelodeon has a marathon of The Nanny all night.
  • Travel Channel has a Man vs. Food marathon all night.
  • At 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Giants vs. the Cardinals.
  • At 7:30, FOX has Baseball Playoffs, the Yankees vs. the Angels.
  • At 8, PBS has a new Nature, then a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 9, followed by new episodes of Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America.
  • Also at 8: TCM has The Blob, then Die, Monster, Die!
  • At 9, HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm, followed by a new Bored To Death.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, then a new Californication.
  • History Channel has a new, two-hour MonsterQuest at 9.
  • Animal Planet has Werewolves: The Dark Survivors at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Always and Forever at 9.
  • Retro TV has two episodes of the original Mike Hammer at 9, followed by The Alfred Hitchcock Hour.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight, Cartoon Network has a new episode of Venture Brothers.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Treehouse of Horror, Californication, Bored To Death

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 18th 2009 12:13PM
  • Venture BrothersAt 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Bears vs. the Falcons.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 7.
  • At 8, FOX has a new episode of The Simpsons, then a new Cleveland Show.
  • TBS has Baseball Playoffs at 8, the Dodgers vs. the Phillies.
  • Nickelodeon has a new Nick News Special Edition at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery!
  • Food Network has a new Next Iron Chef at 9, then a new Iron Chef America.
  • IFC has Monty Python: Almost The Truth (The Lawyer's Cut) at 9.
  • HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm at 9, followed by a new Bored To Death.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new Dexter, then a new Californication.
  • At 9:30, FOX has a new American Dad.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.
  • At midnight , Cartoon Network has a new Venture Brothers.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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New promo for Friday Night Lights

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 11th 2009 1:36PM
With the return of Friday Night Lights right around the corner (it premieres on Wednesday, October 28, at 9PM on DirecTV's 101 Network), there's been a lot of talk about who's returning, who isn't, and just what the heck is gonna happen now that Eric (Kyle Chandler) is coaching the East Dillon Lions and not the Dillon Panthers anymore. There's been plenty of news, too, regarding new characters and how the good-bye arcs for favorites like Matt (Zach Gilford), Tyra (Adrianne Palicki), and Lyla (Minka Kelly) are going to play out

Well, DirecTV has finally released a short promo for the new season and guess what? Despite the fact that it features new footage (as opposed to a recycled season three montage), it gives us absolutely nothing.

But it is pretty damn cool to look at. The set up of a tornado-esque storm ripping apart Dillon and culminating in a rift across the football field while everyone just sort of casually watches and walks away is pretty poetic. You know what else would be poetic? Seeing Eric shove his fist down Joe McCoy's throat in the season four premiere. We can only hope.

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, Family Guy, Dexter, Army Wives

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 11th 2009 12:17PM
  • Drop Dead DivaTBS has Baseball Playoffs all night.
  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, followed by new episodes of The Amazing Race, Three Rivers, and Cold Case.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, then the Colts vs. the Titans.
  • FOX has a new Brothers at 7.
  • At 7:30, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos (30 minutes), followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • At 8, FOX has a new episode of The Simpsons, then new episodes of The Cleveland Show, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8, followed by new episodes of Next Iron Chef and Iron Chef America.
  • At 8:30, Disney has a new Jonas.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery!
  • HBO has a new Curb Your Enthusiasm at 9, then a new Bored To Death.
  • Showtime has a new Dexter at 9, then a new Californication.
  • Lifetime has the season finale of Drop Dead Diva at 9, followed by the season finale of Army Wives.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Titan Maximum.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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