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Owl City Performs with Hanson for the First Time Today

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Talk about the modern age. On Owl City’s newest album, Mobile Orchestra, Adam Young sings “Unbelievable” with the group Hanson. The album was just released last Friday, but the four of them never sang the song together until their performance […]

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CBS’s ‘Zoo’ is a Little Tame

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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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Psst…the Secret of ‘The Whispers’ is a Good One

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When the first trailers for ABC’s The Whispers began to play, I rolled my eyes. How could a show about children with evil imaginary friends be any good? Then I watched the first two episodes and confess – it looks […]

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Duchovny Leads ‘Aquarius’

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While it won’t fit the bill for those who are missing Mad Man, the new Aquarius is centered on the 1960’s with all the music, fashion and mayhem of the era. The show is about the rise of popularity of […]

Summer Shows – Let the Games Begin

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Now that we got most of the series and season finales done, summer time game shows hit the small screen in a big way. This week, eight new and/or returning reality/game shows debut with a total of 13 or so […]

TV: This Easter, it’s all About Jesus

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In a time where some Christian publications remind us on a daily basis that our world is going to hell in a hand basket, the rest of the world surprises us. While some fight for freedom FROM religion, others are […]

‘Daily Show’ Announces New Host

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Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central, announced today that the decision on who should replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show has been finalized. Trevor Noah, who began working on the show as a contributor in 2014 has been awarded […]

TV: There’s Nothing New Under the Sun

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What may be new on TV this fall you’ve already seen. Sort of. It’s deja vu all over again in TV land. Just this week, NBC announced that it had greenlit a 13-episode order of Coach, a new sitcom based […]

‘One Big Happy’ is a Mess

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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 […]

Last DWTS Contestant Announced

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The 10th anniversary of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (and its 20th season!) debuts next Monday, March 16 from 8:00-10:00 p.m. and after much teasing, the final celebrity contestant has been announced. It is none other than this year’s Bachelor […]

TV: Rating the New Shows

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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, […]

Everything You Need to Know About the 2015 Oscars and Then Some

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The Big Day: The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 5:30 p.m. PT (8:30 […]

‘Odd Couple’ Won’t Last

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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 […]

‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ – Lessons Learned

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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 […]

ABC Comedy Misses the Boat

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After ABC found family sitcome success with shows like The Middle, Modern Family, and The Goldbergs, this year, the network has been focusing on bringing more diversity to the airwaves. Black-ish had a strong start with it’s great premiere episode, […]

The 72nd Golden Globes was Full of Surprises

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When Richard Linklater’s Boyhood arrived in theaters many months ago, many critics suspected that the film could walk away with a bunch of awards this year and if tonight’s winnings at the 72nd Golden Globes are any indication, that suspicion […]

2015 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

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Early this morning, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes. This of course means that none of them are up for an award but who […]

Let the Games Begin! The Celebrity Apprentice is Back!

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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 […]

NBC Gets a Jumpstart Promoting Easter with A.D.

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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 […]

Wallenda’s Walk: A Walk of Faith or Testing God

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Born a seventh –generation member of circus act, The Flying Walledas, Nik Wallenda made headline two years ago when he became the first person to walk a tightrope over Niagara Falls. The event was broadcast live on the Discovery channel. […]

ABC’s ‘Fright Fight’ is Actually Very Interesting

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Last winter’s limited series The Great Christmas Light Fight was such a hit, ABC has not only decided to bring the show back this year as well, but to also offer a Halloween special as well. The Great Halloween Fright […]

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

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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, […]

CBS’ ‘Stalker’ not Worth Staring at

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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 […]

ABC’s ‘Murder’ is Riveting and Morally Ambiguous

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In short, ABC’s new drama, How to Get Away with Murder is riveting. The pilot held my attention all the way through making it hard to wait to see the next episode. It is a well done show with multiple […]

Black-ish is a Welcome Addition to Family Comedies

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Andre Johnson (Anthony Anderson) is a proud man. A proud black man. A proud black man who doesn’t want his success to be defined by the color of his skin. But he doesn’t want his skin tone to be ignored […]

NBC’s ‘Laura” has potential but lacks heart

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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 […]

Scorpion has Little Sting

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“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 […]

‘Gotham’ is Dark and Intriguing

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Will viewers tune in for a TV show that focuses on everything that is Batman, except the caped crusader himself? Apparently yes. FOX’s new DC Comics TV show, Gotham premiered last night, September 22, with eight million viewers and a […]

ABC’s ‘Forever’ Feels Familiar

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Dr. Harry Morgan has a problem. He has lived for over 200 years. It’s not that he can’t die; he has died many times. He just keeps coming back to life…always in water…naked. It is as if his body resets […]

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

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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 […]

AGT Awards Mat Franco as This Season’s Winner

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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 […]

Meet ‘Survivor’ 29th Season Castaways

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Remember when you thought that this new TV game show called Survivor wouldn’t last? Well, here we are with the show’s 29th season, Survivor: San Juan Del Sur, starting up on Wednesday, September 24th. This time, the show brings back the […]

One Person’s ‘UTOPIA’ is Another’s Hell

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FOX is leading the way for fall TV with UTOPIA which premiered Sunday, and if you missed it, just know that it was a doozy. The show is everything that Survivor and Big Brother wish they were. It’s not a […]

‘Dancing with the Stars’ Season 19 Cast is Announced

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                                    Dancing with the Stars long established the idea of finding celebrities outside of TV or movie stardom to create a variety of […]

‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ win again at the 66th Emmys

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For the first time in 38 years, the 66th Emmy Awards was broadcast on a Monday night, and host Seth Meyers made a mention of this numerous times during his opening monologue. NBC made the decision not to air the […]

ABC’s Put on the Wrong Show with ‘The Quest’

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Eyes began to roll across America when the first previews of ABC’s The Quest began to air on the network months ago. Last night, we got a chance to see firsthand what the medieval-themed reality game show was all about […]

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