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‘One Big Happy’ is a Mess

posted by jtotey

I am not one to just to jump on the bandwagon when it comes to conspiracy theories about Hollywood, but NBC’s latest sitcom has given me pause. However, those like me who are concerned about the messages shared in One […]

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‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ – Lessons Learned

posted by jtotey

For those of you who don’t watch such things, you may not have heard that Donald Trump crowned the latest winner of The Celebrity Apprentice last night on NBC. Starting with over a dozen celebrity Type-A personalities, it all came […]

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Let the Games Begin! The Celebrity Apprentice is Back!

posted by jtotey

NBC announced today the lineup of celebrities who will be joining Donald Trump in the boardroom for the 7th Celebrity Apprentice to be air next January. And what a lineup it is. True, many of the celebs have made Apprentice the […]

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NBC Gets a Jumpstart Promoting Easter with A.D.

posted by jtotey

In 1977, NBC aired the Jesus of Nazareth miniseries during the week of Easter for the first time. The network aired the special series five more times after that. Despite the fact that Jesus featured piercing blue eyes and that […]

‘Marry Me’ Features Too Much Banter, Too Little Plot

posted by jtotey

For a couple of years, the ABC and a few choice critics were trying to tell us that the sitcom, Happy Endings was worth watching. It wasn’t. While witty banter will make for a good scene every now and then, […]

NBC’s ‘Laura” has potential but lacks heart

posted by jtotey

NBC must be nervous about the new comedy, The Mysteries of Laura since they have already aired the pilot episode two times last week. Tonight, the episode will air a third time in hopes that it will be everyone’s new […]

AGT Awards Mat Franco as This Season’s Winner

posted by jtotey

Season 9 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent has proven to be one incredible summer show and just when you thought that the competition would never end, it finally did tonight as it crowned magician Mat Franco as the grand prize […]

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 […]

Summer Shows (Part 2)

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 […]

Summer Shows (Part 1)

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 […]

Have Your Say on Who Wins the American Comedy Awards

posted by jtotey

Who is your favorite late night TV host? Which comedy movie did you see this year that was worth your hard-earned money? Which viral video cracks you up every time you see it? Wouldn’t it be great if there was […]

‘Believe’ in Another Great Show for NBC

posted by jtotey

NBC appears to be rising from the ashes creating new, better, quality shows instead of relying on re-boots that don’t work. From comedy (About a Boy, Growing Up Fisher) to game shows (Hollywood Game Night) to drama (The Blacklist), NBC […]

Seth Meyers, About a Boy and Growing Up Fisher

posted by jtotey

NBC has had it easy ratings-wise the last couple of weeks thanks to the Winter Olympics, but now it’s now time to get back to business. The struggling network appears to be heading in the right direction to continue the […]

Hollywood and Noah

posted by jtotey

It’s over a month away from the premiere of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, but the film continues to make headlines and most of them not good. People are complaining about everything from an environmental theme of the movie to the fact […]

Fallon Off to a Great Start

posted by jtotey

Last night Jimmy Fallon tried out his new digs at the newly built Tonight Show set located in Studio 6B in Rockefeller Center in New York and no doubt nailed his first performance. Always the professional and already well-known, Fallon […]

Like Hollywood Game Night? Now You Can Own It.

posted by jtotey

In what seemed like sort of a gamble for NBC last summer has paid off for the peacock channel. Hollywood Game Night, now in its’ second season, brings back the classic celebrity game show in a whole new format. Hosted […]

Watch the 2014 Winter Olympics 24 hours a day

posted by jtotey

NBC has announced that they are offering an innovative temporary pass to view live streaming content of the Olympic Games (via NBCOlympics.com and NBC Sports, of course) to help create curiosity for “TV Everywhere” adoption. During the XXII Olympic Winter […]

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