New History Channel Entry in TV’s Collectible Craze

TV is continuing its love of old things with a new History Channel show called “Real Deal.” The show, announced Tuesday and set to premiere Friday, Nov. 25, at 9/8c, will have dealers in antiques and collectibles evaluating old things brought to them by ordinary people. The show extends a trend that has been widespread […]

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New On DVD This Week: Robotech, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, SilverHawks

Robotech Long before the current live action Transformers franchise took over the box office and introduced giant alien robots to a new generation, there was a sweeping animated sci-fi epic that delivered “mecha” to the masses: ‘Robotech.’ Arriving on U.S. airwaves in the mid-80s via syndication, the legendary space opera – one of the very […]

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‘Trailer Park Housewives’ Looking for Blue Collar Drama

It was just a matter of time before the “Real Housewives” craze took an interesting new turn away from the rich, privileged, and overly Botoxed and into the struggling, salt-of-the-Earth, and potentially criminal. Well, that time is now and the show is “Trailer Park Housewives.” The series, which is created and executive produced by Marklen […]

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It’s a Golden Age for American History on TV

Have you noticed how much American history is on the air right now? First and foremost are all those shows about second-hand stuff – particularly the shows such as “American Pickers” and “Pawn Stars” on History Channel that reveal the histories of the collectible objects they encounter. Then there are all the military history shows, […]

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