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'Modern Family,' 'Glee' Pick Up Peabody Awards

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 31st 2010 7:30PM
The Peabody AwardsThe Peabody Award winners were announced today and they included their usual mix of enlightening documentaries and popular favorites, both of which are equally worthy of recognition.

This year's list didn't have many fictional shows, but the one's they picked more than made up for their absence. ABC's 'Modern Family' and Fox's 'Glee' both picked up awards, the only two sitcoms on the list. HBO's 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' and 'In Treatment' were also the only dramas on the list.

Other notable winners include 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' for his sit-down with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, HBO's documentary 'Thrilla in Manila,' PBS' 'Frontline' for their stirring report on Bernie Madoff and '60 Minutes'' expose on "The Cost of Dying."

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TV DVDS: 'The Office,' '30 Rock,' 'The Mentalist' and More

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 10th 2009 5:30PM
We've got the scoop on September's choice TV-to-DVD releases: We'll let you know when you should dole out your hard-earned dollars, and when a simple addition to your Netflix queue will suffice. -- By Janine LoGelfo

'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' (The Complete First Season) - HBO's series about a strong Botswana woman based on the popular Alexander McCall books has yet to be renewed for a second season -- while that mystery is being solved, familiarize yourself with this gem of a show. Jill Scott's portrayal of the iconic character Mma Ramostwe is like a breath of fresh air, and the show is surprisingly clean for HBO's sensibilities, featuring no profanity, explicit violence or sex throughout the whole season.
Buy or Netflix? Netflix (available Sept. 1)

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 31st 2009 6:01PM
Doctor WhoHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I find myself buying more old shows on DVD than I do new shows. I have no interest at all in buying C.S.I., Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men, Brothers & Sisters, or Supernatural, and there are no classic shows being released so it looks like I'm going to save money (again) this week.

Heroes? I like the show well enough, but I just can't imagine I'm going to want to watch this season again. Maybe I'll get it at some point, just so I can make sure I have the whole series, but who knows.

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What's On Tonight: No. 1 Ladies', Kings, Jim Gaffigan, Breaking Bad

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2009 4:00PM
  • The Amazing RaceAt 7, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by a new, two-hour Extreme Makeover.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, then new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and The Unit.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 7, followed by new episodes of Kings and Celebrity Apprentice.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons.
  • HBO has the series premiere of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency at 8.
  • Disney has a new Sonny with a Chance at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Family Guy, then a new American Dad.
  • PBS has a new Masterpiece Classic at 9.
  • MTV has a new Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory at 9, followed by new episodes of Bully Beatdown and Nitro Circus.
  • Also at 9: Comedy Central has the standup special Jim Gaffigan: King Baby.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Breaking Bad.
  • Showtime has a new United States of Tara at 10.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
  • At 12:15am, Cartoon Network has a new Delocated, then a new Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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