New On DVD/Blu-ray This Week: Columbo, Madagascar 3, Mad Men, Alcatraz, Touch

Columbo Legendary Peter Falk is a four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winner for his iconic role as the beloved, trenchcoat-wearing Police Lieutenant Columbo. Columbo is the landmark series that inspired a genre. And now, for the first time ever, all 69 episodes from its seven seasons and all 24 television movies are together in this 34-disc anthology. […]

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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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What To Watch: This Week’s DVR Picks

Monday January 2: ‘The Bachelor‘ (8pm ET on ABC) **Season Premiere** Record Now Millions of viewers were shocked, along with Ben Flajnik, 29, the handsome winemaker from Sonoma, when, after summoning the courage to get down on one knee and offer his heartfelt proposal to Bachelorette Ashley Hebert, she rejected him, sending him off heartbroken […]

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‘Deadwood’ Actress Molly Parker Joins NBC’s ‘The Firm’

By Tim Kenneally LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – Molly Parker, who played Alma Garret on the popular but short-lived HBO Western “Deadwood,” has joined the cast of NBC’s adaptation of John Grisham’s “The Firm,” NBC said Friday. HBO Subscribers Can Watch Every Episode of “Deadwood” Online Now Parker will play Abby McDeere, wife of attorney Mitchell […]

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Juliette Lewis Joins ‘The Firm’

“The Firm” is hiring! NBC is lining up more names to flesh out its upcoming TV adaptation of the John Grisham best-selling novel. The network announced Tuesday that actors Juliette Lewis (“Natural Born Killers,” “Cape Fear”) and Callum Keith Rennie (“The Killing,” “Californication”) have signed on to costar in the legal drama. Lewis will play […]

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