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Nine least-wanted TV neighbors - VIDEOS

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 29th 2008 11:03AM
Steve UrkelThe TV neighbor has served many useful roles over the years; some that many thought had been lost by the unrelenting sands of time.

They've become the great modern philosopher like Wilson, the evolving thinker like Bill Dauterive, the bearer of bad news like Newman, and even the court jester -- as long as you don't count one of these guys.

Not only would we not want some of them living next door to us, we wouldn't want them living. Period. These are the annoying next-door neighbors who should have been run out by the Neighborhood Homeowners' Association with torches and pitchforks.

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What's On Tonight: Challenge, Desperate Housewives, Cheech and Chong

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 30th 2008 4:00PM
  • Failry OddParentsAt 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, Cold Case, and The Unit.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Bears/Vikings game.
  • The CW has the Jericho pilot at 7.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons, then a new King of the Hill.
  • Food Network has a new holiday Challenge at 8, followed by new holiday episodes of Iron Chef America and Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
  • Nickelodeon has two new episodes of The Fairly OddParents at 8.
  • HGTV has the special Home for the Holidays at 8.
  • Also at 8: Showtime has a new Brotherhood, then new episodes of Dexter and Californication.
  • At 9:30, FOX has a new American Dad.
  • At 10, TBS has Cheech and Chong: Roasted.
  • At 10:30, HBO has a new Summer Heights High, followed by a new Life & Times of Tim.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Superjail.
  • At 12:15am, Cartoon Network has a new The Drinky Crow Show.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Extreme Makeover, American Dad, Californication

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2008 4:05PM
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  • At 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, followed by new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and The Unit.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America, then the Giants/Eagles game.
  • At 7:30, ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, then new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons, followed by new episodes of King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • ABC Family has the movie Dr. Doolittle: Tail to the Chief at 8.
  • HGTV has the special Design on a Dime: Top 35 Secrets.
  • Food Network has a new Challenge at 8.
  • Showtime has a new Brotherhood at 8, followed by new episodes of Dexter and Californication.
  • Also at 8: Style Network has the series premiere of Ruby.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, then new episodes of Entourage and Summer Heights High.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Chef Jeff Project.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Superjail, followed by two new episodes of Xtacies.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Simpsons, Brotherhood, The Unit

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 2nd 2008 4:03PM
  • CalifornicationAt 7 (or after NASCAR), ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, then new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • CBS has a new 60 Minutes at 7, followed by new episodes of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and The Unit.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America, then the Patriots/Colts game.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons, then new episodes of King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • Discovery has a new Mythbusters at 8.
  • TCM has All The President's Men at 8.
  • Also at 8: Showtime has the season premiere of Brotherhood, followed by new episodes of Dexter and Californication.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Contemporary.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, followed by new episodes of Entourage and Little Britain.
  • HGTV has a new House Hunters at 9.
  • At 10, Lifetime has a new Army Wives.
  • Food Network has a new Chef Jeff Project at 10.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Superjail, then a new Young Person's Guide To History.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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King of the Hill to end, American Dad renewed

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 31st 2008 10:06AM
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It looks like the Fox "Animation Domination" lineup will be changing. It took FOX long enough to put together a solid two hour block of animated cartoons on Sunday, but now comes word that the tides are a-changing. After thirteen years on the air, King of the Hill will wrap production at the end of this season. Of course, there will be new episodes in the can for airing even into next season. Not to mention that this isn't the first time Hill has been canceled, and ratings now are better than they were then. In fact, executive producer John Altschuler said, "It would be very odd for King of the Hill to not keep going."

At the same time, Seth MacFarlane's "other" show American Dad, has just been picked up for a fifth season. It makes sense for FOX to let King of the Hill go at this time, considering that Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show is waiting in the wings. On the other side, though, shouldn't they wait to see if that's going to work before they dump a solid perennial performer like Hill? The way they're going, Seth MacFarlane is going to own Sunday nights.

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What's On Tonight: Simpsons, Dexter, Cold Case, Mad Men

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 28th 2008 4:01PM
  • The Amazing RaceAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then the season premieres of The Amazing Race, Cold Case, and The Unit.
  • NBC has a new Football Night in America at 7, followed by the Eagles/Bears game.
  • At 8, ABC has a new Extreme Makeover, then the season premieres of Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters.
  • FOX has the season premieres of The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece Mystery.
  • HBO has a new True Blood at 9, followed by a new Entourage and the series premiere of Little Britain USA.
  • Showtime has the season premiere of Dexter at 9, then the season premiere of Californication.
  • At 10, AMC has a new Mad Men.
  • The season finale of Feasting on Waves airs on Food Network at 10.
  • Also at 10: BBC America has a new Skins.
  • At 10:30, E! has a new Sunset Tan.
  • At 11:30, Cartoon Network has a new Robot Chicken, then the series premiere of Superjail.
  • At 12:30am, Cartoon Network has a new Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Family Guy to vie for comedy series Emmy nod

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 2nd 2008 2:41PM
Family Guy: Blue HarvestDue to the complicated and apparently outdated Emmy Awards nomination rules, prime-time animated shows like Family Guy, The Simpsons, American Dad, South Park and others have had to choose which Emmy category they want to compete in, animated or comedy series. Then, that decision impacts eligibility for writers and animators on those shows in other categories. Well, Family Guy is in a unique position this year, as their "Blue Harvest" Star Wars parody was classified as a special. And as the animated category looks at single episodes, Family Guy can submit "Blue Harvest" to the animated category, and the show itself, to comedy series.

I'd say it's a tremendous long shot that an animated show can be nominated over the live-action comedy series it will be facing. But there's always a first time for everything; when Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast picked up an Oscar nod for "Best Picture" it was groundbreaking in the same way. It's a tough debate. These shows compete with prime-time comedies every week and yet get put up against the likes of Spongebob Squarepants come awards time. How do you compare The Venture Brothers and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends?

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TV Moms Quiz

by Kelly Woo, posted May 5th 2008 2:19PM
What's the name of the bowling instructor who almost wooed Marge Simpson away from her family?

Let's face it ... everybody can acknowledge that it's mother who knows best.

Beloved TV moms from Carol Brady to Claire Huxtable to Lorelai Gilmore have given sage advice, fixed boo-boos and given tongue-lashings for decades.

How well do you know these magnificent mamas? Take our TV moms quiz now and find out.


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What's On Tonight: The Simpsons, Frank Sinatra, This American Life

by Bob Sassone, posted May 4th 2008 4:05PM
  • 60 MinutesAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then a new Cold Case and two episodes of Dexter.
  • ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos, followed by new episodes of Extreme Makeover, Desperate Housewives, and Brothers & Sisters.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 7, then episodes of Monk and Psych.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons, followed by a new King of the Hill, the season finale of Family Guy, and a new American Dad.
  • There's a new Everybody Hates Chris on The CW at 8, then new episodes of Aliens in America and The Game.
  • PBS has a new Nature at 8, followed by a new Masterpiece.
  • Also at 8: TCM has the 1965 special Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music.
  • At 9, Showtime has a new episode of The Tudors, then the season premiere of This American Life.
  • At 12:15am, Cartoon Network has a new Squidbillies, then a new Assy McGee.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Nancy Cartwright Interview for 'The Simpsons'

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 24th 2008 6:00AM
Nancy Cartwright"Our arranger and composer's done such a brilliant job of taking some familiar piece of music and tweaking it just enough so that we don't get sued."

She's the voice behind Bart Simpson, the most beloved brat in animated history.

She also voices other 'Simpsons' faves on the long-running series we named the top TV comedy of all time.

Emmy winner Nancy Cartwright, who also works on 'Kim Possible' and 'The Rugrats,' chatted with AOL TV about her favorite 'Simpsons' kids, ad-libbing a famed catchphrase and more.


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Watercooler Talk: Should a show continue waterskiing after it jumps the shark?

by Jay Black, posted Apr 14th 2008 3:12PM
Yeah, yeah, I know it's a tired meme, but it's important for the discussion today!As I sit in a converted dorm room at a college in Castine, Maine, waiting for either the start of my stand-up show or the sweet embrace of death to break up the monotony of my day, I find myself with gobs of time to explore some of the less-traveled corners of Wikipedia. After reading a 500 word analysis of what state Benson may have taken place in (really!), I moved on to the entry for "Jump the Shark." Gary Marshall is quoted there as admitting that even he felt a little weird watching Fonzie, leather jacket and all, jumping over that now mythic shark. He points out, however, that Happy Days remained a top-twenty hit for seven more years and produced more than 100 more episodes after it aired.

It occurred to me that had the internet existed in the 1970s, the backlash to the jumping the shark episode would have been immediate and crushing....

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Family Guy: Back to the Woods - VIDEO

by Jay Black, posted Feb 18th 2008 12:15AM
Has anyone else noticed that Meg is sometimes treated poorly on this show?(S06E09) You'll have to forgive me: I'm an unabashed lover of Fox's Sunday night animation block. I know that the internet is alive with constant controversy as to the exact point where The Simpsons started sucking or how much random joke-telling is too much random joke-telling on Family Guy, but I've always looked at Fox's Sunday the same way a never-married 39 year-old woman looks at a potential husband: it has to be pretty bad not to be good enough.

It's probably a good thing, then, that I don't review this show regularly. Brad's reviews are free of my good-enough slacker ethos; he's always got something intelligent to say about an episode. I'm sure you'd all tire very quickly of me finding an infinite number of variations on, "It wasn't a classic, but I laughed a lot, so I guess I have to give this a positive review!"

That being said: This episode wasn't a classic, but I laughed a lot, so I guess I have to give it a positive review!

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Best TV Couples of All Time

by AOL TV Staff, posted Feb 11th 2008 12:22PM
best tv couples Love is in the air, which makes it the perfect time to take a walk down (lovers') memory lane with 20 of TV's all-time best couples.

From the will-they-or-won't-they duos of 'Cheers' and 'Moonlighting' to current faves Jim and Pam and Mer and McDreamy, these tube twosomes all have one thing in common: We love to love them, baby.


-- By Kimberly Potts

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What's On Tonight: Shark, Simpsons, The Wire, American Dad

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 27th 2008 4:09PM
  • Aqua Teen Hunger ForceAt 7, CBS has a new 60 Minutes, then a new Shark and the movie The Russell Girl.
  • ABC has a new America's Funniest Home Videos at 7, then a new, two hour Extreme Makeover.
  • NBC has Figure Skating at 7, then Guinness World Records: Top 100.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Simpsons.
  • The CW has a new Life is Wild at 8.
  • TNT and TBS have The Screen Actor's Guild Awards at 8.
  • At 9, PBS has a new Masterpiece.
  • ESPN has coverage of the Winter X Games at 9.
  • HBO has a new episode of The Wire at 9, followed by a new Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.
  • Also at 9: Showtime has a new The L Word.
  • At 9:30, FOX has a new American Dad.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay.
  • At 11:45, Cartoon Network has a new Aqua Teen Hunger Force, followed by new episodes of Squidbillies and Tim and Eric's Awesome Show, Great Job.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Catchphrases Quiz

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 5th 2007 11:26AM
On which show did the phrase "Yada, yada, yada" first appear?

'The Office''s Michael Scott (Steve Carell) single-handedly brought back "That's what she said" jokes and the world is forever in his debt.

Some shows are so jam-packed with quotable lines that it's hard to keep track of who said what.

It's time to prove your knowledge of the origins of television's greatest catchphrases by taking our quiz.



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