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Filed Under:Entertainment / Television
Posts on Regator:2719
Posts / Week:14.5
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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‘The Good Wife’ recap: ‘Message Discipline’

Serious question: Would Alicia Florrick even make a good state’s attorney? So far, all signs point to no. She doesn’t like campaigning, she doesn’t like asking for favors, and she really doesn’t like politics. Plus, now there’s the matter that she has a practically unbeatable opponent — are we seeing Alicia set up for a major loss? Read full article >>

Nik Wallenda does not fall off tightrope, sets records with terrifying live skyscraper walk

Congratulations @NikWallenda! https://t.co/dneMJ8usOT Sunday night, Discovery Channel asked an important question: What would happen if a man plummeted hundreds of feet to his death on live television? (Tune in to find out!) Luckily,...Show More Summary

TV highlights: Stevie Nicks comes to ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

Violence in “Gotham” (Fox at 8 p.m.) is increasing and, to make matters worse, Gordon has to come face-to-face with the consequences of his decision to spare Penguin’s life. Max is humiliated when she finds out the guy she’s been seeing (played by Jesse Metcalfe) is a DJ at a grocery chain on “2 Broke Girls” (CBS at 8). Read full article >>

TV highlights: Chris Rock hosts ‘SNL’ with musical guest Prince

Missy and the Doctor finally meet before major, possibly life-altering plans are drawn in the Nethersphere on “Doctor Who” (BBC America at 9 p.m.). Chris Rock plays host to “SNL” (NBC at 11:30), with musical guest, the purpleness himself, Prince. Show More Summary

Rob Ford’s replacement as Toronto mayor, John Tory, declines late show invites

The very existence of Rob Ford  — the scandal-plagued Toronto mayor who publicly admitted to drug use — is a dream for late-night comedians, proven by countless jokes and his much-mocked appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” So after Toronto mayor-elect John Tory won the election this week to replace Ford, he made a very wise decision: Read full article >>

Ariana Grande, Prince George, ‘SNL’ characters: Which news anchors had the best Halloween costume?

What started as a fun bit on Halloween has turned into a fierce battle over the years: Which morning show co-hosts have the best costumes? This time, it was a war between the old and new. “Good Morning America” went topical (Newlyweds...Show More Summary

Who’s smarter, a Democrat or Republican? GSN tests the answer on election night.

What better time to try to lure TV viewers than a night when millions are glued to the tube and yet nothing’s really happening? GSN will make a clever bid for a slice of viewership on midterm election night next week with a special political-themed episode of ‘Idiotest.” Read full article >>

‘Gracepoint’ recap, Episode 5: The burning boat

Just when we thought he really was a harmless old fisherman, Jack Reinhold turns into our most concerning suspect. It all starts when the young journalists, proving themselves useful for once, come upon Jack’s criminal record and find out that he was convicted of sex with a minor some 20 years ago. Show More Summary

TV highlights: A slew of scary movies perfect for your Halloween night in

If you’re looking to stay in and melt into your couch this Halloween, TV networks have some A+ horror movie marathons for you. For example, AMC is airing all relevant installments from the “Halloween” film franchise starting at 3 p.m. Show More Summary

In HBO’s ‘Olive Kitteridge,’ the power of negative thinking

She seems like such an unpleasant and perplexing person, Olive Kitteridge, until you start to recognize yourself in her. Or maybe you don’t. American culture, after all, has spent considerable time and money promoting a positive attitude in all things, as if good cheer can solve any problem. Show More Summary

‘Slednecks’ Alaska reality show proves MTV learned nothing from ‘Buckwild’

The last time MTV aired a reality show about out-of-control millennials living in a small rural community, it didn’t end well. “Buckwild” — set in West Virginia and a ratings hit — was abruptly canceled last year after star Shain Gandee died while going “mudding” in his car. Read full article >>

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ recap — Edward Mordrake: Part 2

The show picks up at the fairgrounds where Edward Mordrake and his demonic second face are still searching for the perfect victim to join his following of trapped carny souls. He interrogates Legless Suzi and Paul the Illustrated Seal,...Show More Summary

Cartoon Network voice actor says series ‘Clarence’ had to change a scene with two men kissing

A Cartoon Network voice actor said on Twitter that a scene on the animated series “Clarence” that featured two men kissing — apparently a first for the channel — had to be changed. During the scene in question on an episode that aired last Thursday, a woman is waiting for a blind date at a restaurant table. Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘The McCarthys’ premieres on CBS

The documentary “Bronx Obama” (Showtime at 7:30 p.m.), which makes its television debut, introduces us to a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx who shaved his goatee and became a successful Barack Obama impersonator. Read full article >>

Max Weinberg, Conan O’Brien have a glorious reunion on ‘Conan’

It was a glorious reunion on Tuesday night when Conan O’Brien temporarily welcomed his former drummer Max Weinberg back to the late-night stage on “Conan.” The last time the pair was on TV together was 2010, when O’Brien’s short and tumultuous time as host of “The Tonight Show” came to an end. Read full article >>

‘Rival Survival’ on Discovery Channel: A feeble reach across the political isle

In “Rival Survival,” a gimmicky and disappointing socio-political experiment airing Wednesday night on Discovery Channel, two U.S. senators “set aside” their political differences to see if they can survive together for a week on a deserted, sun-blasted South Pacific island. It turns out they can, but not impressively so. Read full article >>

TV highlights: C-SPAN telecasts Ben Bradlee’s funeral from National Cathedral

To honor the late former editor of The Washington Post, C-SPAN will broadcast “Ben Bradlee’s funeral” (11 a.m.) live from the Washington National Cathedral. The film “A Poet in New York” (BBC America at 8 p.m.) chronicles Welsh poetShow More Summary

Justin Bieber, One Direction fans in epic Twitter battle over MTV EMAs voting

Sabotage. Tears. Backstabbing. That’s right — it’s voting time for the MTV Europe Music Awards. The MTV EMAs, to be held Nov. 9 in Glasgow, had a fun new idea for this year’s “Biggest Fans” award: Have fans vote via social media using...Show More Summary

Rob Lowe’s weird DirecTV commercials and why A-listers continue to show up in ads

Rob Lowe may have left “Parks and Recreation,” but suddenly he’s on TV more than ever. You likely know this because you’ve been bombarded by those weird DirecTV commercials where his alter-ego, “Super Creepy Rob Lowe,” only has regular cable and is therefore a potbellied weirdo who lurks at public pools. Read full article >>

Kim Kardashian guest-stars on ’2 Broke Girls’: Why does she still get these gigs?

Kim Kardashian will appear on the fourth season premiere of “2 Broke Girls” on Monday night, which brings up the logical question: Why? This is the latest in a long line of TV cameos for the reality star, and let’s face it, you don’t cast her for any acting skills. Show More Summary

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