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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Groups Now Demanding ABC Yank New Cross-Dressing Comedy

ABC’s upcoming cross-dressing comedy “Work It” continues to come under fire from gay and transgender watchdog groups. The latest salvo comes from the best-known of the LGBT advocacy groups (that’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender if you’re not up on the LGBT acronym) – the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), which placed a […]

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