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April 16, 2014

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For the rest of the month, TV is all Halloween, all the time

by Kona Gallagher, posted Oct 16th 2009 2:04PM
medium night of the living dead
I visited the pumpkin patch last weekend and totally massacred a 30 lb. pumpkin and feasted on its flesh, so I am officially in the Halloween spirit. Luckily, there's a crapload of TV to help sustain my ghoulish mood. TV Tango has compiled a pretty comprehensive list of Halloween-themed programming starting today and going through the rest of the month.

Some of the highlights include a Moonlight marathon starting today on SyFy, as part of their "31 Days of Halloween" programming. On Sunday, The Simpsons is airing their 20th "Treehouse of Horror" episode, while Monday has a some good kids' fare, with Halloween-themed America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC Family, and Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie on Disney.

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Movies on TV: Week of Oct. 12-18

by Andrew Scott, posted Oct 12th 2008 6:00AM
Paul Newman Marathon
Sun., Oct. 12, beginning at 6 AM on TCM


Celebrate the career of the late Paul Newman with TCM's all day marathon. Selections include classic films like 'Hud' and 'Cool Hand Luke,' along with Newman's directorial debut, 'Rachel, Rachel,' which earned wife Joanne Woodward an Oscar nomination.

'The Shining'
Mon., Oct. 13, 9PM on MOMAXe


A writer (Jack Nicholson) goes mad while serving as caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and clairvoyant son (Danny Lloyd) at a snowbound Colorado hotel.

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A Simpsons satirical history

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 25th 2007 2:28PM

Homer Simpson as Alfred HitchcockApparently, someone had some free time on his or her hands and used it to post various stills from The Simpsons episodes which mimic various famous movie or television scenes. Considering that the show has been around for almost 20 years, it's certainly had time to get such pastiche correct.

These stills seem to originate from earlier episodes, back when the naysayers would say the show was good. I admit I don't recognize every Simpsons episode in the list (or for that matter every movie still in the list), but it's easy to tell that the writers and animators were trying to reference the original movie or show for satire's sake.

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Barry Nelson, first James Bond, dead at 89

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 14th 2007 6:01PM

Barry NelsonA lot of people don't realize that the first James Bond wasn't Sean Connery on the big screen, it was Barry Nelson on television, on a 1954 episode of the CBS series Climax. Nelson played 007 in an adaptation of Casino Royale.

Nelson died in Buck's County, PA on April 7 while traveling. He was 89.

Besides the classic role of Bond, Nelson was a regular on the 50s series My Favorite Husband, and guest starred on several other shows, including The Twilight Zone, Murder, She Wrote, Fantasy Island, Magnum, P.I., Dallas, The Love Boat, Thriller, Cannon, Longstreet, The F.B.I., The Philco Playhouse, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and many others. On the big screen he was in several films, including The Shining, Airport, and Pete N' Tillie, and starred on stage in several productions.

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The Riches: Been There, Done That

by Brett Love, posted Apr 3rd 2007 8:00AM
Minnie Driver, Eddie Izzard(S01E04) With episode four we were treated to a nice balance of the season long arc and the single episode story. I'm really looking forward to seeing Dale come knocking on the Riches front door, hopefully looking like Nicholson in The Shining, but we all know we are going to have to wait for that. That's fine though, because there are plenty of other tales to tell.

Jolinda, for instance. This was good, although it didn't go down at all how I expected. Having seen it hinted at in the promos for weeks, I was pretty sure that she was going to show up to meet Doug in person. And almost convinced of it when Hugh pointed out to Wayne that ex-wives always find you. Having Wayne and Dahlia head that one off at the pass actually worked out even better though.

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Supernatural: The Usual Suspects

by Brett Love, posted Nov 10th 2006 7:30AM
Linda Blair(S02E07) I have to say, I have been looking forward to this episode all week. I'm the kind of TV nut that loves seeing the actors from shows, or movies, that I like show up in other things. So, when I saw Jason Gedrick (Murder One) and Linda Blair (The Exorcist) in the preview, I couldn't wait. And if that wasn't enough, did everyone recognize Karen? That was Keegan Connor Tracy. You might remember her as Diane on Jake 2.0, but I hope you remember her from one of my most favorite shows, Beggars and Choosers, where she played Audrey Malone. Can they just release that DVD already? But I'm getting sidetracked on a TV geek tangent, let's get back to the show.

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What's on tonight: Monk, Psych, Smackdown, Stargate, Marilyn Monroe

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2006 4:44PM
  • Marilyn Monroe - Gentlemen Prefer BlondesAt 8, NBC has a new Dateline.
  • UPN has a new Friday Night Smackdown at 8.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Take Home Chef starting at 8.
  • The Shining airs at 8 on A&E.
  • PBS has new episodes of NOW, Washington Week, and Bill Moyers on Faith & Reason, with guests Margaret Atwood and Martin Amis.
  • It's "blonde night" on TCM: at 8, they're showing The Strawberry Blonde, with James Cagney and Rita Hayworth, followed by Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell.
  • At 9, ABC reruns the latest Kyle XY episode from ABC Family.
  • USA has a new Monk at 9, followed by a new Psych.
  • Also at 9: The Sci-Fi Channel has a new Stargate: SG1, followed by a new Stargate: Atlantis.
  • At 10, ABC has a new 20/20.

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