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When the Shows Go Marching In: A History of TV Shows Set in New Orleans

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 13th 2010 11:04AM
The skyline of New Orleans from Uptown
Very few shows have featured New Orleans as its setting, and it's not hard to see why. The list is a mix of critically acclaimed but quickly canceled shows, and critically disemboweled and canceled-just-as-quickly shows.

'Treme,' HBO's new drama from 'The Wire' creator David Simon and 'Wire' writer/producer Eric Overmyer, could break the mold that so many others have tried to crack. Judging from the first episode, their chances are looking good. If 'Treme' goes on to achieve the fame that 'The Wire' has, it won't just have its staff, creators, or even the city to thank for providing such beautiful inspiration.

It will have these other shows to thank for choking on that overcooked beignet for them.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 23rd 2008 6:01PM

Early EditionHere are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

  • The Big Easy - Season 1
  • Criss Angel: Mindfreak - Best of Seasons 1 and 2
  • Dogfights - Season 2 and Complete Series
  • Early Edition - Season 1
  • Futurama - Beast with a Billion Backs
  • Hey Joel - Season 1
  • Ice Road Truckers - On and Off the Ice
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine - Season 2 (Amazon.com only)
  • The Real McCoys - Season 3
  • The Ruth Rendell Mysteries - Set 3
  • That's My Boy - Complete Series

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