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CBS’s ‘Zoo’ is a Little Tame

posted by jtotey

This morning, CBS reported that its new summer show, Zoo, premiered with 8.07 million viewers making it the most-watched new scripted show of the summer. This isn’t surprising as the the story’s premise is intriguing and unlike anything else on […]

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2015 Tony Award Nominees Announced

posted by jtotey

The Broadway musical, Something Rotten!, could be stinking up place at this year’s Tony Awards as the show has been nominated for 10 awards, however it could over out-shined by Fun Home which has the most nominations of 12, but […]

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TV: Rating the New Shows

posted by jtotey

Time for the mid season replacement series. Here is a look at five that made their debut last week. American Crime Starring: Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Penelope Ann Miller, Elvis Nolasco, […]

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‘Odd Couple’ Won’t Last

posted by jtotey

Neil Simon’s original play, The Odd Couple is a comedy classic that no TV sitcom incarnation has given the story any justice. The 1970-1975 version with Tony Randall and Jack Klugman came the closest, but it pales in comparison to […]

CBS’ ‘Stalker’ not Worth Staring at

posted by jtotey

While many people have no desire to watch a TV series with a title like Stalker, the CBS show won its time period in viewers and key demographics last night. Despite the good ratings, that doesn’t mean that the show […]

Scorpion has Little Sting

posted by jtotey

“Scorpion, inspired by a true story, is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age,” says CBS when describing […]

Could ‘Madam Secretary’ be the next ‘Good Wife’?

posted by jtotey

TV dramas that feature strong female leads continue to be popular this fall. First up is Madam Secretary where CBS is hoping to strike lightning twice having the new show be the lead in the award-winning The Good Wife. As […]

Summer TV (Part 3)

posted by jtotey

Now that Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer, has passed, the networks are offering a slew of new shows for better or worse. Many of these are returning shows, some are new shows getting a short try out and […]

Angus T. Jones: No More a Half-Man

posted by jtotey

In a world where former child star actors and singers go off the rails in their behavior and faith, one is actually going in the opposite direction. Angus T. Jones, the former “half-man” in the CBS sitcom, Two and a […]

Harris Wears Out His Welcome in 65th Emmy Awards

posted by jtotey

As is the tradition, the 65th version of the Emmy Awards came complete with compliments and complaints from those of us in the peanut gallery. Shown on Sunday, September 22nd on CBS, the show had a slow start with a […]

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