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The strange case of The Assets

Earlier this year ABC rolled out an eight-part mini series about the Aldrich Ames spy case called The Assets. It lasted just two episodes before it was yanked from the schedule because of historically low overnight ratings. ABC tried again in June to run the remainder of the series and [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Watch this (week of Jan. 13)

SUNDAY HBO brings back  “Girls” (9 p.m., HBO) and “Enlightened” (9:30 p.m., HBO) for their second seasons. Will the critically acclaimed “Girls” be able to hold on to its buzz? On Showtime, three series return: “Shameless” (9 p.m.), “House of Lies” (10 p.m.) and “Californication” (10:30 p.m.).  MONDAY “Sex and [...]

By | January 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Coming soon: ‘Community’ (and other favorites)

With the seasonal TV slowdown, I thought rather than highlight what’s on this week, I’d let you know when a few of your favorites are returning next month. Dates are subject to change, and I’m sure I’ve left some shows out. But either way, it’s a great time to unclog [...]

By | December 14th, 2012|0 Comments

Battle of the shows, part 2

I recently compared several similar-themed shows to see how they measured up against one another. Here’s a look at how, in one reviewer’s opinion anyway, six more shows compare.  Battle of the musicals: NBC’s “Smash” vs. Fox’s “Glee” The soapy drama “Smash” centers around efforts to bring a musical about [...]

By | March 20th, 2012|0 Comments

Watch this (TV for Sat. 3/5)

Turn off your brain and watch some hoops.

By | March 5th, 2011|2 Comments

Watch this (TV for Sat. 2/26)

Turn off your brain and go play in the snow. Oh wait, you can't because the weather forecasters lied to us.

By | February 26th, 2011|0 Comments

Watch this (TV for Sat. 2/19)

Turn off your brain and wonder why, despite 12 years of Catholic school, I would have no idea how to rescue someone from Purgatory.

By | February 19th, 2011|0 Comments

Watch this (TV for Mon. 1/24)

Turn off your brain and skip pretty much everything tonight.

By | January 24th, 2011|0 Comments

Watch this (TV for Mon. 1/17)

Turn off your brain and watch some trashy TV.

By | January 17th, 2011|1 Comment

Weekly wrapup: ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Fringe,’ ‘Amazing Race’ and more

Here's a look back at the best and worst of TV in the past week, and a look ahead at what's coming up.

By | September 24th, 2010|1 Comment

Watch this (TV for Sat. 9/18)

Turn off your brain and grab the remote.

By | September 18th, 2010|0 Comments

Weekly wrapup: ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Survivor’ and more

Here's a look back at the best and worst of TV in the past week (Sept. 11-17), and a look ahead at what's coming up.

By | September 17th, 2010|0 Comments