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George Steinbrenner: The First Made-For-TV Sports Owner

by Joel Keller, posted Jul 13th 2010 11:31AM
George SteinbrennerThe funny thing about New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, who passed away this morning at the age of 80, is that your perspective of his legacy is different depending on your age. If you're 25 or younger, all you know of George is that his teams won year after year. If you're around my age -- let's say I was a child of the '70s and '80s -- you remember the circus he made of the team during the Reagan era.

But there's one thing that no one can deny about George: He was the first made-for-TV sports owner, and he's been the model for every bombastic sports owner since.

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Leno Leaves Mid-Interview with Jon Favreau on 'Tonight Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 4th 2010 6:45AM
Leno Leaves Favreau Interview on 'Tonight Show'Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jon Favreau go way back, all the way to his pre-'Swingers' days when Favreau played an angry clown on a 'Seinfeld' episode.

The two actors reminisced on the 'Tonight Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC) -- and got so carried away that Jay Leno didn't feel needed.

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Lunatics Running The Asylum: 'The Marriage Ref' Could Use a Real Coach

by Mark Wigmore, posted Mar 26th 2010 8:41PM

For nine seasons, NBC and Jerry Seinfeld successfully dominated the ratings with the self-proclaimed show about nothing. According to producers, the rules of the ever-popular and manically-rerun 'Seinfeld' series were simple – no hugging, no learning. Who knew that Seinfeld could accomplish all of these goals all over again with his new series, 'The Marriage Ref'?

Now nearing half a dozen episodes, 'Ref' attempts to solve the little squabbles plaguing married couples, pegging one against the other in a win or lose contest. The show found a home on NBC thanks to the tragedy that was 'The Jay Leno Show,' the 10 pm-slotted experiment that went horribly wrong.

The Seinfeld-produced reality/game show was fast-tracked into the open Thursday position. 'Ref' features stand-up comedian and long-time pal to Jerry, Tom Papa, as the so-called Ref. According to his website bio, he has no experience in the field of couples therapy or any other professional credit in the field. That's why we decided to talk to a real psychotherapist, someone who actually dispenses advice to warring couples.

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What to Watch: March 1 - 7

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 1st 2010 2:02AM

The Academy Awards - Sunday March 7, 8 pm, CTV/ABC

Most years, there are five best picture nominees and I've usually seen one or none of them. This is due in part to the fact that the noms are usually released in theatres about five minutes before the ceremony, and the fact that I'm a lazy bum who never goes to theatres. But this year there are ten nominees in this category. Guess what? I've seen one of them. Go 'Inglourious Basterds'! As far as I know, you are totally the best picture!

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25 Things You Didn't Know About ... Seinfeld

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 14th 2010 4:00PM
Seinfeld CastThink you know everything there is to know about 'Seinfeld'? Ok, maybe you do, but for the rest of us, TV Guide Channel put together a special called '25 Things You Didn't Know About ... Seinfeld.'

For example, Elaine isn't the only one who can work for J. Peterman. In fact, J. Peterman is a real person with a real catalog that 'Seinfeld' just happened to make famous. And John O'Hurley, who played J. Peterman on the show, actually bought the company a year after Seinfeld ended, bringing it out of bankruptcy to co-own it with J. Peterman himself.

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NBC: 'In the Toilet Right Now'

by Stephanie Earp, posted Jan 18th 2010 12:30PM

For crimes against Conan O'Brien, NBC is on trial. As with so many trials lately, this one is being played out in the media.

I'm sure NBC executives were somewhat prepared to endure a few jabs from Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais last Sunday. After all, the 'Late Night Wars' are the only recent news that could possibly be turned into a joke. But when Julia Roberts tells you off on the red carpet, you know you are losing the PR war. Instead of telling the inflatable pre-show hosts "who" she was wearing, Julia turned to the camera and told NBC they were "in the toilet right now." Even Juliana Margulies - who rose to fame on 'ER', an NBC drama that aired at 10 o'clock - took an indirect potshot at NBC. As she accepted her award for best actress in a television drama for 'The Good Wife' she thanked her network, CBS, for "believing in the 10 o'clock drama."

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DGA Nominations for the best in TV in 2009

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 12th 2010 1:41PM
mad_men_finale_amcThere's been so much action going on with the TCA and the midseason returns and what-not that we sort of missed the announcement for the DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television nominations for 2009. It's quite an interesting bunch, as much for what and who's included and who and what were left out.

Since the DGA noms come from the directors themselves, these awards are indicative of what the professionals really think of their peers. Very illuminating, if you ask me. Check it out, category by category, and feel free to comment on my comments.

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Jason Alexander the latest Jenny Craig pitch man

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 6th 2010 3:29PM
seinfeld_jason_alexander_shrinkageNobody can accuse Jason Alexander of not being honest about himself. The actor has not been happy with the way he's been looking of late and he's going to do something about it. Jason Alexander is the new spokesman for Jenny Craig. Not only is it "no soup for you," Jason, it's also no more big salad, too. (Unless the size of Jenny Craig meals have been supersized and nobody told me about it!)

Jason is the latest Jenny Craig celebrity pitcher, joining Sara Rue and Valerie Bertinelli. I can't wait to see Jason in a Speedo like Valerie in the bikini! No, seriously, Jason's goal with the diet is clearly all about shrinkage. He wants his old waistline, the one that made George Costanza such a catch.

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Someone has toppled the Frogger "Costanza score"

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 4th 2010 10:01PM
Poor George Costanza. He can't even defeat the quarter wasting, carpal-tunnel-suffering, asthma-inhaling champions of the arcade.

Twin Galaxies, the official video game scorekeeper made famous in the King of Kong documentary, has recorded a new high score for "Frogger" that tops George's 860,630 score in "The Frogger" episode of Seinfeld.

Pat Laffaye of Westport, Connecticut earned 896,980 points in one game of "Frogger". This gives him the highest ranking on the "Frogger" scoreboard and makes him the first person in gaming history to overcome the infamous "Costanza score."

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TV Moment of 2009: 'Seinfeld' Reunion on 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'

by Meg Prossnitz, posted Dec 27th 2009 9:00AM
Larry David -- Curb Your EnthusiasmIt wouldn't be a new season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' without Larry David doing something with a self-serving purpose.

After running into Cheryl and discovering that she liked things better when Larry had a job, Larry becomes enthusiastic about a 'Seinfeld' reunion, though he has a hard time convincing Jerry of his change of heart.

When the reunion gets picked up, Larry comes up with another one of his wacky schemes -- this time, to cast Cheryl as Amanda, George Costanza's ex-wife. This weaves in the running gag that barely any of that cast, especially Jason, realize: that George is based on Larry. Luckily for Larry, the scheme doesn't blow up in his face like it usually does.

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'The Marriage Ref' Premiere Date

by Daniel Frankel, posted Dec 14th 2009 4:20PM
Mark down Sunday, March 14, as the day Jerry Seinfeld finally gets back to work on a regularly scheduled TV series.

A full dozen years after 'Seinfeld' left the air, he'll return as creator/executive producer of 'The Marriage Ref," an hour-long panel-themed reality show, debuting at 8 p.m. and leading into 'Celebrity Apprentice.'

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Ask TV Squad: Which DVDs to own

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 9th 2009 6:19PM
DVDThe "Ask TV Squad" column, published every Wednesday, answers your questions about current and past TV shows, as well as about the celebrities appearing on TV. Every week, I will pick a question (or more) sent to us and provide answers in the column. If your question is not picked for a column, it may be answered in a subsequent column or in TV Squad's APB Podcast.

To submit questions to the "Ask TV Squad" column, you can post them below in comments or email them to asktvsquad@gmail.com.

This week, I follow up on the last "Ask TV Squad" about TV shows on DVD and answer a question about which TV DVDs you should own.

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All Bob wants for Festivus

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 9th 2009 4:02PM
SeinfeldIt's the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you "be of good cheer" and hearts glowing and parties for hosting and everything else that Andy Williams sings about. Oh, and everyone celebrating the season with big metal poles and the airing of grievances towards their family.

Here's my wish list for what I want to see this year. Happy Festivus everyone!

  • Lost to end on a good note. I don't ask for the entire series to make sense or even for every single question to be answered, but I do want the ending to be satisfying. The final season does scare me, though, if rumors (spoiler spoiler spoiler!) that the bomb reset everything and all of the dead characters are alive again are true. That could be too "Bobby Ewing in the shower," you know? We'll see. I have high hopes.

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What's On Tonight: Santa Claus, Carrie Underwood, The Closer, Cake Boss

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 7th 2009 12:16PM
Men of a Certain Age
  • At 7, ABC Family has 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, followed by Cranberry Christmas.
  • At 8, ABC has Santa Claus is Coming To Town, then new episodes of Find My Family and Castle.
  • CBS has a new How I Met Your Mother, followed by new episodes of Accidentally on Purpose, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory, and CSI: Miami.
  • FOX has Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special at 8.
  • The CW has new episodes of One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl.
  • PBS has a new Antiques Roadshow at 8.
  • TBS has two Christmas episodes of Seinfeld at 8.
  • Also at 8: TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World, then a new Cake Boss.
  • At 9, TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, followed by the series premiere of Men of a Certain Age.
  • Syfy has the conclusion of Alice at 9.
  • Lifetime has three new episodes of Rita Rocks.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • A&E has a new Hoarders at 10.
  • Bravo has a new Million Dollar Listing at 10.
  • History Channel has two new episodes of Pawn Stars at 10.
  • Fine Living has a new Three Sheets at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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