Why Do All The Networks Have New Romantic Comedies?

With midseason TV in full swing, all of the major networks are seeking success with new romantic comedies. There’s NBC’s “Perfect Couples,” which launched last week, Fox’s “Traffic Light” (Feb. 8), CBS’ “Mad Love” (Feb. 14), and ABC’s “Happy Endings” (April 13). So why the trend? And why now? “Comedy started to get harder, mean […]

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Television’s Most Inappropriate Workplaces

Michael Scott, Dr. Gregory House — human resources would like to speak with you about your inappropriate behavior.  Global Compliance, which sounds like a group of evil secret agents from a bad sci-fi movie, but is actually a business consulting firm, has surveyed the behavior of several television workplaces and found that they routinely violate […]

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Top TV of 2010: The Critics’ Picks

Everyone – and by everyone, we mean you, the users – has their list of the 10 best TV shows of 2010. Based on the numbers, we know you loved “NCIS,” “Glee,” “The Pacific,” “The Walking Dead,” and “House,” among other shows. We also know the bittersweet feelings you had bidding farewell to “Lost” and […]

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‘Glee’ vs. ‘90210’: A Tale of Two Closeted Gay Teen Storylines

Tuesday night, ‘Glee‘ aired its big sectionals episode.  It continued what has been the season’s only reasonably well developed story arc, the bullying of McKinley High’s only openly gay student, Kurt (Chris Colfer). After being tormented by the hulking jock Karofsky (Max Adler), Kurt was every bit as shocked as the audience when Karofsky planted […]

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90s Teen Stars Are All Grown Up & Running The Show

Fifteen years ago, the Internet was the newfangled Information Super Highway, and e-mail was the hot new app.  The economy was booming.  Teen stars were largely relegated to wholesome family sit-coms, which back then actually aired on broadcast network television.  They were far from the megacelebrities that Miley Cryus and Selena Gomez are today.  Barely […]

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TV Does Halloween: Who Had The Best Costume?

Halloween and primetime television have been pals for ages. Every October we are treated to the highly anticipated “Halloween episode.” What’s better than seeing our favorite characters dressed in ridiculous costumes? The blue collar classic ‘Roseanne’ set the Halloween episode standard. Roseanne (Roseanne Barr) and Dan (John Goodman) were greeted with hoots and hollers from […]

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