Television Archive

  • I don’t pretend to be an expert in TV. My own instincts regarding which TV shows will succeed and which will fail are almost legendarily inaccurate. (I’d predicted that Mighty […]

    Good Shows Never Die…

    I don’t pretend to be an expert in TV. My own instincts regarding which TV shows will succeed and which will fail are almost legendarily inaccurate. (I’d predicted that Mighty […]

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  • For every TVphile out there, it's one of the most exciting times of the year: Fall Premieres. We're entering week three of the fall season. With about two weeks of new shows having aired, let's take a look at the schedule. I'll also have some honorable mentions (shows that I'm interested in but either lost touch with or haven't had a chance to check out).

    Fall Premieres 2010

    For every TVphile out there, it's one of the most exciting times of the year: Fall Premieres. We're entering week three of the fall season. With about two weeks of new shows having aired, let's take a look at the schedule. I'll also have some honorable mentions (shows that I'm interested in but either lost touch with or haven't had a chance to check out).

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  • The other day I watched a fair chunk of the Emmy Awards. Mostly I was hoping that Conan would win for the Tonight Show, just so that the most awkward moment in television history would occur. Conan accepting an award for a show that he was fired from on the very network that fired him? Classic. Alas, it was not to be, but watching did give me a look at the truly idiotic state of genre classification these days. It is time to set some of this mess straight.

    Genre Confusion

    The other day I watched a fair chunk of the Emmy Awards. Mostly I was hoping that Conan would win for the Tonight Show, just so that the most awkward moment in television history would occur. Conan accepting an award for a show that he was fired from on the very network that fired him? Classic. Alas, it was not to be, but watching did give me a look at the truly idiotic state of genre classification these days. It is time to set some of this mess straight.

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  • Ever wonder how some TV shows got on the air? Us too, and more importantly, we wonder why some of our ideas haven't.

    The Pitch

    Ever wonder how some TV shows got on the air? Us too, and more importantly, we wonder why some of our ideas haven't.

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