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The Idiot Box signs off
The Idiot Box signs off

Some TV shows are given final seasons where they can plan in advance and end in a way that’s (theoretically) satisfying for viewers. Others are yanked off the air with no warning, and you’re stuck with whatever you get.

Either...

The Idiot Box signs off
The Idiot Box signs off

Some TV shows are given final seasons where they can plan in advance and end in a way that’s (theoretically) satisfying for viewers. Others are yanked off the air with no warning, and you’re stuck with whatever you get.

Either way,...

The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide
The gift that keeps on giving: Idiot Box’s 9th annual character gift guide

There are only seven shopping days left until Christmas, and I haven’t bought any of my gifts yet — for the recipients on my annual character gift guide, that is. With Christmas just a week away, I’ve decided to start my...

The 10 most fascinating fictional folks on TV in 2014
The 10 most fascinating fictional folks on TV in 2014

On Sunday, Barbara Walters’ annual “10 Most Fascinating People” special will air at 9 p.m. on ABC. Among the featured folks are Neil Patrick Harris, Oprah and Taylor Swift.

But what if the show...

‘Downton Abbey’ season premiere screens early
‘Downton Abbey’ season premiere screens early

Want to see the season premiere of “Downton Abbey” nearly a month early? Well, thanks to West Virginia PBS, you can. WVPBS will hold three screenings in theaters this month ahead of the Jan. 4 premiere on TV. And even better —...

Network shows start signing off in bulk for holiday hiatus
Network shows start signing off in bulk for holiday hiatus

We’re only just into December, but this week, the networks really start cranking up their midseason finales, with 25 of them. The rest mostly come next week, although a few are holding out until a mere week or less until Christmas before...

Mini ‘Middle’ marathon and more this Thanksgiving weekend
Mini ‘Middle’ marathon and more this Thanksgiving weekend

If you’re up bright and early Thursday and looking for a way to kick off your Thanksgiving that doesn’t involve the Macy’s parade, might I suggest ABC Family’s mini “The Middle” marathon?...

Feast on National Geographic’s ‘Story of Food’ this weekend
Feast on National Geographic’s ‘Story of Food’ this weekend

We’re in a little bit of a lull in TV land right now in regards to comings and goings. We’ve seen the last of new scripted shows until the new year (sans one miniseries next month), and we’ve still got a few weeks before most...

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’
Katherine Heigl returns to TV in NBC’s ‘State of Affairs’

We’re nine weeks into the fall season. Several shows are getting close to their fall finales, and one — NBC’s “The Blacklist” — already broke for midseason last week. But this week, one new network show (the...

Three new shows worth a look
Three new shows worth a look

Surprisingly, there’s not a single new, scripted show on basic cable or network TV this week. (There are, of course, the insidious reality shows that we can’t escape.) Since that’s the case, I thought I’d take the...

CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall
CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall

Tonight, CBS rolls out “The McCarthys,” the last of the new fall sitcoms, at 9:30 p.m., and judging from the trailer, I can see why they waited so long.

It’s about a close-knit, loudmouth, sports-crazy...

NBC adds ‘Constantine’ to supernatural Fridays, ‘Happy Endings’ alum gets ‘Benched’ on USA
NBC adds ‘Constantine’ to supernatural Fridays, ‘Happy Endings’ alum gets ‘Benched’ on USA

NBC must assume that folks are going to be out celebrating Halloween next week, so they’re premiering their Friday night supernatural block this week instead. First up is the season premiere of “Grimm” at 9 p.m....

Cable TV cancellations, renewals and more
Cable TV cancellations, renewals and more

Cable show cancellations and renewals are more difficult for me to keep track of than regular broadcast shows because A) they have varied season schedules, so there’s not as firm a timetable for such announcements and B) there are WAY more...

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