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If the fall television season is a war, then tonight is D-Day. This week is when the four major networks begin their new lineups, and as such, there are a whopping five new series premiering tonight. Further complicating the DVR selections is the fact that four of them look very good. (Sorry, “Mike & Molly,” but nothing sounds less exciting to me than a sitcom about an overweight police officer and his wife.) So which should you be watching? A handy guide after the jump. Keep reading »
Sunday night is when the A-game television shows come out to play. And just as we bid adieu to “True Blood,” HBO trotted out its biggest gun ever—”Boardwalk Empire,” a Martin Scorsese-directed series about Atlantic City in the 1920s just as Prohibition has gone into effect. The show is one of the most expensive ever made—the pilot cost $50 million and required the building of a replica Atlantic City boardwalk in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. And so we all wondered if the series would be evocative of a specific era, à la its Sunday night TV neighbor “Mad Men.” Or if it would be more like “Treme”—interesting, but I only tuned in once.
After watching last night, my verdict is … Keep reading »
So, technically, I should have written a post yesterday about “Top Chef: Just Desserts,” when the show premiered. But Bravo plays its shows on repeat ad infinitum, so you’ll still be able to catch the premiere. One of the few depressing things about “Top Chef“—besides the fact that you can’t reach into the television and pull out the food—is that the chefs generally suck at desserts. And nothing is sadder than seeing a judge take a bite of a beautiful dessert only to have them spit it out in their napkin because it’s so salty. So I’m thrilled to watch a show where pastry chefs duke it out in the kitchen.
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“I was willing to bet on the unknown, even if it fails. At least it would be fun and invigorating instead of me playing another nice mom in some sappy movie.”
—Keri Russell unzips for Esquire and tells them why she decided to do “Running Wilde” with Will Arnett, the show that has been called the heir to “Arrested Development” [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
The second season of “Glee” begins next Tuesday. And to get us in the mood, they’ve released their first single of the season—Finn, Puck, Mercedes, Rachel and the crew doing Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind.” Why? Because they are heading to Nationals in New York City. Prepare your slushies. Keep reading »