Christopher Rosen

Commentary: How Low Can TV Go?

A funny thing about the lowest common denominator: it keeps getting lower. So when Glenn Beck compares the Democratic efforts for health care reform to the attacks on 9/11, should that really surprise anyone? Or when David Letterman announces that he slept with various staff members during his tenure as ‘Late Show’ host, thus cheating […]

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Commentary: 4 Steps to Fix Jay Leno

Sometimes you have to wonder: if entertainment writers didn’t have NBC to kick around, what would they actually write about? The network might be in fourth place when it comes to ratings, but thanks to Jay Leno, they’re first in column space. More has been written about the big-chinned talk show host than all of […]

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Commentary: The Case For ‘Degrassi’

Spending five hours on a Saturday afternoon binge-watching ‘Degrassi: The Next Generation’ might not be your idea of a good time, but as the saying goes, “don’t knock it, till you try it.” Yours truly found himself in that position over the weekend, and can happily report that seeing the sordid lives of Canadian teens […]

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Commentary: Do Stars Make Sitcoms, Or Do Sitcoms Make Stars?

Here’s a classic chicken versus egg debate for the first day of October, one to ponder as you sit down to write that monthly rent check. Do television stars create successful sitcoms or do successful sitcoms create television stars? Based on the litany of comedy veterans fronting new series this fall—Kelsey Grammer, Patricia Heaton, Courtney […]

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