Kenny Herzog

Why You Should Watch: truTV’s Gritty Prison-Reality Show ‘Las Vegas Jailhouse’

Our weekly feature, “Why You Should Watch,” recommends shows that can and should fit into any TV viewers’ busy schedule, but may have fallen into their DVR blind spot or been less well-publicized than your average network sitcom or premium-cable drama. Last week, we went under the covers with Showtime’s seedy male-escort reality series “Gigolos.”  […]

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Star Michael Shannon on Van Alden’s Quest for Redemption

In less than 20 episodes, “Boardwalk Empire” bureaucrat Nelson Van Alden, played by Oscar nominee and current “Take Shelter” star Michael Shannon, has plummeted from righteous faith into the hedonism of drinking and prostitution. Atlantic City has taken him and turned him, and as of this Sunday’s episode, “Age of Reason,” he’s all but abandoned […]

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Why You Should Watch: Showtime’s Lurid, Entertaining Adult Reality Series, ‘Gigolos’

Our newest feature, “Why You Should Watch?” recommends shows that can and should fit into any TV viewers’ busy schedule, but may have fallen into their DVR blind spot or been less well-publicized than your average network sitcom or premium-cable drama. Last week, we encouraged a journey into the self-destructive world of London crime-fighter Idris […]

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Guest Star Ken Marino Knows the Secret to ‘Whitney’s Success

Fans of cult comedies like “The State,” “Party Down” and “Children’s Hospital” know Ken Marino as an elastic character actor with the looks of a leading man and goofy demeanor of a Marx brother. Audiences at large, however, probably recognize the 42-year-old small-screen veteran from his numerous recurring roles and guest spots on everything from […]

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Why You Should Watch: BBC America’s Gripping Drama ‘Luther’

Our newest feature, “Why You Should Watch,” spotlights shows that can and should fit into any TV viewers’ busy schedule, but may have fallen into their DVR blind spot or been less well-publicized than your average network sitcom or premium-cable drama. This week, we recommend BBC mini-series drama “Luther,” which features “The Wire”/”The Office” alum […]

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Tim Allen and Nancy Travis Dish on ‘Last Man Standing’ Success and Sexy Pirate Costumes

Audiences might have short memories, but the success of “Last Man Standing” proves that Tim Allen exists in a rare class of Teflon primetime royalty. Even though a dozen years elapsed between the finale of “Home Improvement” and the premiere of his latest sitcom, “LMS”—which stars Allen as Mike Baxter, a macho husband and father […]

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Paula Deen Gets Saucy with Matt Lauer on ‘Today’

Look, cooking is sexual. Hollywood doesn’t make movies ranging from “9 ½ Weeks” to “Eat, Pray, Love” because it’s purely for sustenance. (Well, also because those films made a select few people lots of money.) So it shouldn’t be shocking to see celebrity chef/Food Network host Paula Deen, who was just named TV’s Hottest Female […]

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Kathie Lee Returns to Hoda and is Toast of ‘Today’ Yet Again

As they say in business, everyone’s replaceable. Especially in the business of show. Back when Johnny Carson needed a rest from his “Tonight Show” duties, Joan Rivers would capably spell him as host. During the “Regis and Kathie Lee” days, even Kathie Lee Gifford herself benefitted from occasional super-subbing by Regis Philbin’s wife, Joy. But […]

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