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Shows we need to see on DVD (from A to Z)

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 30th 2009 3:05PM
Josh Brolin, Michael Woods - Private EyeWe've talked a lot about this before, the shows we love that haven't been released on DVD for one reason or another. Now PremiumHollywood.com has chosen the 26 shows, A to Z, that they bought on the shiny little discs.

It's a great idea, though I don't understand why they call the list "cult TV" when it has shows on it like L.A. Law and Eight is Enough. Some good choices here though. I would have chosen Ed, Private Eye, Something So Right, Shannon's Deal. A lot of shows that I never thought would be released on DVD are now getting released, so every year my dream list gets smaller and smaller.


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The longest running primetime TV shows

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 14th 2008 2:20PM
The Simpsons familyAOL TV has a list of the top ten longest running TV shows. It's a great trip down memory lane or if your a product of gen-Y like me, it's a good history lesson. I knew one (just one!) show on that list. I thought The Simpsons would be first for sure. Turns out that show is number ten. At least I got one.

The Simpsons has been on the air since 1989 and is still running. AOL TV summed up the animated show's success: "Spawning multiple catchphrases, iconic characters and a 2007 hit movie, FOX's pop-culture cornerstone satirizes overall society." And to think, Jennifer Tilly (once married to Simpsons producer Sam Simon) didn't predict that the show would do well. I remember watching a documentary on poker of all things (Tilly is an avid player as is Simon). She said that she didn't see the allure of people with yellow faces.

My other guesses were even more off-base. The Real World! Friends! Seinfeld! Check out the rest of the list and see how you do.

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What shows are you going to give up next season?

by Bob Sassone, posted May 17th 2006 1:25PM
Maura TierneyThere are just so many hours in a week, and it's getting harder and harder to commit to yet another TV show. And with the announcements this week of all the new shows that the networks will have for us in the fall, I think it's time to give up on certain shows that just aren't doing it for me anymore.

I've already decided to give up on American Idol, so that's one I won't have to worry about. West Wing and Alias are already gone, so that's a load off my mind. I also think I'm going to stop watching ER. I think I told you earlier this year that I was going to keep watching it, even if it has gotten boring, because I had already invested 10 years in it. But I just might be through with it. Of course, if Clooney or Marguiles comes back to the show, or they somehow ressurect Mark Greene or Dr. Romano, I might change my mind.

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It's Upfronts week!

by Bob Sassone, posted May 15th 2006 8:49AM
This is Upfronts week, when all the networks reveal their new fall schedules and tell us which new shows have made it and which old shows have been canceled. We'll have coverage every day this week (starting later today, with NBC's schedule.) Here's a handy guide to what's coming up:

  • Today: NBC
  • Tuesday: ABC
  • Wednesday: CBS
  • Thursday: FOX and The CW

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