TV Finally Takes Some Risks at Midseason

Television is about to engage in risky behavior. After a fall that spawned a few ratings successes but no cultural phenomena, midseason may offer some shows that get viewers talking, guessing, and obsessing — like only the best television shows can do. Among the gambles: “Smash,” a musical drama with complicated characters and Broadway insider […]

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Deep Soap: Will ‘Queer Eye’ Alum Jai Rodriguez Help a ‘Days’ Character Come Out?

“Days of Our Lives” Will (Chandler Massey) is having a rotten winter. He’s grappling with two big secrets: he witnessed his mother cheating on her husband with her ex, and his realization that he is gay. On January twelfth, he finds himself drawn to a handsome older man played by “Queer Eye For the Straight […]

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TV in 2012: Twelve Previews and Predictions

[iframe 580 476] Like it or not, television has gone where no one dreamed. The days when producers, writers, and comics joked about censors are long gone. Nowadays the biggest challenge to those working in or on TV is their own creativity. Can they be good? Can they be so bad they are considered […]

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