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Get Ready to Experience 'Life' on the Discovery Channel

by Chris Harnick, posted Mar 19th 2010 4:30PM
LifeTake the voice of one of the world's most iconic women, Oprah Winfrey, add extraordinary wildlife visuals from the makers of 'Planet Earth' and what do you get? Discovery Channel's newest surefire hit documentary, 'Life.'

The nature series premieres March 21 from 8-10PM ET across seven Discovery Communications properties: Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Planet Green. Subsequent episodes will air only on the Discovery Channel from 8-10PM ET until April 18.

'Life' comes from a partnership between the BBC and Discovery, much like the other hit nature documentary 'Planet Earth.'

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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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A guide to Labor Day marathons and specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 4th 2009 6:10PM
Jerry Lewis MDA TelethonAh, Labor Day. Isn't it great to have the summer over (yes, I consider Labor Day as the end of summer) and the new TV season about to begin?

Here's a list of the various marathons, specials, and sports that you can see on Sunday and Monday. Let us know if we've missed anything.

Sunday

  • At 8 AM, Hallmark has a Golden Girls marathon.
  • At 9, USA has a Law and Order: SVU marathon.
  • At 10, WE has a marathon of Girlfriends episodes.
  • At 10:30, TV Land has a Beverly Hillbillies marathon.
  • At 11, CBS has U.S. Open coverage.
  • At 1 PM, Discovery has a Planet Earth marathon.
  • Bravo has a Top Chef: Las Vegas marathon at 1.
  • At 3, Spike has a Band of Brothers marathon.
  • NBC has the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship at 3.
  • At 5, TV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon.
  • At 9, it's the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (check local listings).

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 30th 2009 6:06PM
Ricky GervaisHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

I always find it amusing that a lot of standup specials and documentaries are released on DVD just a day or two after they're shown on television. Jim Gaffigan: King Baby premiered this past Sunday, and here it is for sale on DVD. I guess you could have just taped it (sorry, "recorded it"), though I'm sure there are extras on the DVDs you don't get on the TV special.

I'm just happy Volume 5 of Hannah Montana is out!

  • California Dreams - Seasons 1 and 2
  • The Fugitive - Season 2, Vol. 2
  • Goosebumps - Return of the Mummy and The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
  • Hannah Montana - Vol. 5

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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List - Season Four Premiere

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 13th 2008 5:24PM
Kathy Griffin(S04E01) Kathy Griffin is back, or as I choose to call her now Emmy Girl. Yes, the Emmy is on full display. In your face, everyone, Kathy's got an Emmy! Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won the Emmy last year and if this first episode is a sample of what season four has in store, that Emmy is going to get a companion. This show is riotous. And irreverent and a perfect blend of comedy and celebrity reality which is really unreality because how many of us interact with Anderson Cooper and Michael Moore?

Kathy Griffin has found the perfect genre for her particular brand of comedy. A sitcom wouldn't capture her true character, strict stand-up is not her best venue (although she's gotten very good at it), and a talk show would force her to chat with others and appear interested. The My Life on the D-List format works for her and she's found a way to incorporate stand up, situation comedy and guests into a reality hour that highlights her being funny. She has supporting players -- Team Griffin, Jessica, Tiffany, Tom and Kathy's adorable mom, Maggie -- as her comic foils and partners in crime.
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23rd Annual TCA Awards - Alec Baldwin, The Sopranos and "Moore" - TCA report

by Michael Maloney, posted Jul 22nd 2007 10:08AM

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John Oliver (The Daily Show) hosted the 23rd Annual TCA Awards, which were given out at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Saturday night.

After being introduced by outgoing TCA president Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oliver opened the show up with (surprise!) some political humor. Pointing out that vice president Dick Cheney was fully in charge during President Bush's colonoscopy procedure, a ranting Oliver joked, "We should be thankful that we are alive to enjoy this evening!"

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What I'm watching this summer: Annie's list

by Annie Wu, posted Jun 12th 2007 1:06PM
Flight of the Conchords

I usually loathe the summer television season because everyday is like Sunday: there's nothing good on. Actually, I believe that's what Morrissey meant when he wrote "Everyday Is Like Sunday". Save for a few shows, my summer programming is erratic and I don't follow anything religiously. Sometimes I'm so bored by summer shows, I'll -- dare I say it -- turn off the television. Then I sit around and daydream about the new Harry Potter book or something. Yes. Summer TV is that bad. However, there are a few things that I'm currently looking forward to -- and not all of them are re-runs.

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Here are the nominees for the 2007 TCA Awards

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 8th 2007 2:41PM

Jon StewartThat's the Television Critics Association, the organization that represents over 200 TV critics nationwide and in Canada. They've revealed their nominees for their annual awards, and while a lot of the usual shows make the list, there are a few surprises as well. Some of that has to do with their choices, and some of it has to do with the categories they have and the way they nominate (for example, there aren't separate categories for "Best Performance in a Drama - Male" and "Best Performance in a Drama - Female," it's all under "Individual Achievement in Drama."

The list is after the jump.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending April 22

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 25th 2007 8:04AM

Law and Order: SVUHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. Yankees/Red Sox (ESPN)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. Planet Earth (Discovery)
6. Suite Life of Zack & Cody (Disney)
7. Planet Earth (Discovery)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. Law and Order: SVU (USA)
10. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 23rd 2007 6:59PM

KidnappedHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • Are You Afraid of the Dark? - Season 3
  • Columbo - Mystery Movie Collection 1989
  • The Drew Carey Show - Season 1
  • Ed, Edd, 'n Eddy - Season 2
  • Flipper - Season 1
  • Ironside - Season 1
  • Kidnapped - Complete Series
  • Morel Orel - Vol. 1
  • NCIS - Season 3
  • The Odd Couple - Season 1
  • Planet Earth - The Complete Collection
  • WKRP in Cincinnati - Season 1

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What's On Tonight: Drive, Planet Earth, Entourage, Blood Ties

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2007 5:01PM
  • 60 Min logoAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, followed by new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and Without A Trace.
  • ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos at 7.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 7.
  • At 8, FOX has the two hour premiere of Drive.
  • The CW has a new 7th Heaven at 8.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Planet Earth starting at 8.
  • Also at 8: Food Network has a new Challenge, with footage of the Food Network Awards.
  • At 9, ABC has a new Desperate Housewives, then a new Brothers & Sisters.
  • HBO has a new Sopranos at 9, then a new Entourage.
  • At 10, Lifetime has a new Blood Ties.
  • Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia at 10, then a new Reno 911.
  • Showtime has a new ep of The Tudors at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Nielsen cable ratings for the week ending April 8

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 11th 2007 6:41PM

Monday Night RAWHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
3. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
4. I Love New York (VH-1)
5. Drake & Josh (Nickelodeon)
6. Charm School Trailer (VH-1)
7. Naked Brothers Band (Nickelodeon)
8. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
9. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)
10. Planet Earth - Shallow Seas (Discovery)

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What's On Tonight: 60 Minutes, Sopranos, Entourage, The Tudors

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 8th 2007 5:01PM
  • Dresden FilesAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, followed by new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and Without A Trace.
  • NBC has a new, two hour Dateline at 7, then new episodes of Deal Or No Deal and The Apprentice.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Extreme Makeover, then new episodes of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters.
  • The CW has a new 7th Heaven at 8.
  • Discovery has two new episodes of Planet Earth at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Emeril Live at 8, then a new Iron Chef America and a new Challenge.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Theatre, "The Wind in the Willows."
  • There's a new Sopranos at 9 on HBO, then a new Entourage.
  • At 10, Lifetime has a new Blood Ties.
  • Comedy Central has a new Mind of Mencia at 10, then a new Reno 911.
  • Showtime has a new ep of The Tudors at 10.
  • Also at 10: Sci-Fi has a new Dresden Files.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Nielsen basic cable ratings for the week ending April 1

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 5th 2007 9:41AM

SpongeBobHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. Kid's Choice Awards (Nickelodeon)
2. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
3. Planet Earth - Ice Worlds (Discovery)
4. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
5. Planet Earth - Deserts (Discovery)
6. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
7. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
8. Pirates of the Carribean (USA)
9. Fairly Odd Parents (Nickelodeon)
10. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)

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Nielsen basic cable ratings for the week ending March 25

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 29th 2007 8:40AM

EarthHere are the weekly cable ratings, by number of viewers.

1. WWE Monday Night RAW - 10pm (USA)
2. Planet Earth - Mountains (Discovery)
3. Planet Earth - Pole to Pole (Discovery)
4. Bring It On: All Or Nothing (ABC Family)
5. Planet Earth - Deep Ocean (Discovery)
6. WWE Monday Night RAW - 9pm (USA)
7. I Love New York (VH-1)
8. House (USA)
9. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon)
10. House (USA)

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