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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Sarah Goldberg, actress on TV series “7th Heaven” and in film roles, dies at 40

Sarah Goldberg, who appeared in the television series “7th Heaven” and the film “Jurassic Park III,” died Sept. 27 at her family’s cabin in Wisconsin. She was 40. Her mother, Judy Goldberg, confirmed the death to the Chicago Sun-Times. She said a heart ailment is suspected, although an autopsy failed to determine the exact cause of death. Read full article >>

CNBC’s primetime reinvention and how ‘Shark Tank’ helped make the network a home for reality TV

Most people know CNBC as the channel you flip on when you want to hear about the latest stock market news or get investment advice from Suze Orman. But over the last year, it’s also become the network where you can watch budding entrepreneurs...Show More Summary

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: Carny cornballs

“Freak Show,” the fourth iteration of FX’s “American Horror Story” anthology series, starts off sluggishly, behaving as if it didn’t get a suitable respite between seasons. It shows up to work Wednesday night staggering around without caffeine, halfheartedly plopping its tale this time in the worn-out milieu of the carnival sideshow. Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ premieres on FX

A father and son are pitted against each other on “Survivor” (CBS at 8 p.m.) before an immunity challenge brings out the worst in John Rocker. RETURNING SHOW: “Arrow” (CW at 8) returns for Season 3 with the new villain Vertigo emerging just as Oliver tries to balance his life and ask Felicity out on a date. Read full article >>

TV highlights: ‘The Flash’ premieres on CW

SERIES PREMIERE: Reviewed by TV critic Hank Stuever on this page, “The Flash” (CW at 8 p.m.) stars Grant Gustin as Barry Allen, a young forensic scientist who gains superpowers when lighting strikes him during a freak storm. In the premiere, a new meta-human attacks the city and Barry puts his lightning-fast running powers to the test. Read full article >>

TV highlights: Teresa and Joe Giudice stop by ‘Watch What Happens Live’

When Gordon and Bullock learn of a vigilante who’s using weather balloons to kill corrupt citizens, they look to Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman, for help on “Gotham” (Fox at 8 p.m.). Meanwhile, Oswald Cobblepot, a.k.a the Penguin, gets a new job in town. Read full article >>

Téa Leoni knows what you’re thinking when you see her on ‘Madam Secretary’

NEW YORK — Téa Leoni stars on the new CBS drama “Madam Secretary” as a secretary of state. It’s an intense role in which her character deals with complex international relations. This character also has blond hair and wears the occasional pantsuit. Want to guess the only thing people tend to ask her about? Read full article >>

‘Homeland’ season 4: Refreshed, but still weary

“Homeland” fans already know that the series is in for a necessary reboot when it returns Sunday night with back-to-back new episodes for its fourth season on Showtime. The old show and its old problems are not entirely wiped away —Show More Summary

TV highlights: Sarah Silverman hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’

SERIES PREMIERE: The six-episode dramedy “Survivor’s Remorse” (Starz at 9 p.m.) is about a basketball phenom (played by Jessie T. Usher) in his 20s who is thrust into the limelight when he signs a multimillion-dollar contract to play professionally in Atlanta. Read full article >>

Fox’s ‘Mulaney’: When a bad sitcom happens to a great guy

There’s an obvious hint of an inside joke running through “Mulaney,” a sputtering but potentially good new sitcom premiering Sunday night on Fox that stars standup comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” writer John Mulaney as a New York comedian named John Mulaney: He knows it all looks a little too much like “Seinfeld.” Read full article >>

‘Star Wars Rebels’: In visuals and in spirit, it’s a new hope

.?.?. nothing but “Starrrr Warrrrs,” day after dayyyy. Thank you, Bill Murray, and thank you, curiously enough, Mickey Mouse: “Star Wars Rebels,” a new animated series premiering Friday on the Disney Channel (before it moves to a weekly slot on Disney XD on Oct. Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘Austin City Limits’ celebrates 40 years with a jam-packed concert special

On “The Amazing Race” (CBS at 8 p.m.), the remaining teams cross the pond and continue their journey in London and Oxford, where almost all of them face a challenging boat race. SERIES PREMIERE: Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover”) and...Show More Summary

‘Law & Order: SVU’ rips Jay Z/Solange elevator fight, Donald Sterling from the headlines

It’s going down in 30 minutes. #SVU pic.twitter.com/UsDuV2Vzy9 Whenever “Law & Order: SVU” rips a story from the headlines, it generally (intentionally) butchers the reality beyond recognition. That’s pretty much what happened in Wednesday’s...Show More Summary

Fox’s ‘Gracepoint’: When TV’s copy machine gets jammed

Is “Gracepoint” necessary? Not if you watched the original (and mostly excellent), eight-part British miniseries “Broadchurch” last year, which aired on BBC America and was also devoured by video-on-demand customers who are always hunting for a worthwhile binge. Read full article >>

TV highlights: David Tennant and Anna Gunn’s ‘Gracepoint’ premieres on Fox

Maggie, the newbie, tries to prove her worth and befriend others at the hospital, but that only lands her in a series of unfortunate situations with doctors and patients on “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC at 8 p.m.). Read full article >>

‘Gilmore Girls’ on Netflix: A refresher (and ranking) on each season

Congratulations, Netflix viewers — soon, you will be able to finally understand all of those “Gilmore Girls” references tossed around so casually that make no sense to the average person. (From “Oy, with the poodles already” to “Copper boom!”) Read full article >>

‘Selfie’ star Karen Gillan: Pros and cons of casting a beloved niche actress in your mainstream show

If you didn’t know that “Selfie” star Karen Gillan used to play Amy Pond on the BBC phenomenon “Doctor Who,” you will quickly learn your lesson if you search on Twitter for anything related to the new ABC comedy that premieres Tuesday night. In that case, you may notice that some people have a little trouble separating the two: Read full article >>

TV highlights: Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q’s ‘Stalker’ premieres on CBS

Here’s a first: After a tribe loses its flint, it tries to barter with host Jeff Probst on “Survivor” (CBS at 8 p.m.). Also, John Rocker’s past in professional baseball and admitted steroid use makes him a target. Read full article ...

‘Lost’-themed ‘Phineas and Ferb’ pokes fun at the maddening ABC mystery

“Lost” creator Damon Lindelof knows that the ABC drama’s endless convoluted, mysterious plot lines annoyed many fans — but at least he still has a sense of humor about it years later. On Monday night, the incredibly popular Disney XD...Show More Summary

TV highlights: ‘Selfie’ and ‘Manhattan Love Story’ premiere on ABC

SERIES PREMIERE: The romantic comedy “Selfie” (ABC at 8 p.m.), which is reviewed by TV critic Hank Stuever, centers around Eliza Dooley (played by “Doctor Who’s” Karen Gillan), a self-professed social media obsessive who has a sudden revelation: Being friended is not the same as having actual friends. Show More Summary

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