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TV Is Back!

I’m still on my holiday break but thought it would be worthwhile to share some important info; many of our favorite network TV programs return this week, check out the schedule below. Thursday Community NBC 8:00 PM & 8:30 PM The Taste ABC 8:00 PM The Big Bang Theory CBS 8:00 PM The Millers CBS 8:30 PM Sean Saves The World NBC 9:00 PM The Crazy Ones CBS 9:00 PM The Michael J. Fox Show NBC 9:30 PM Two and… Read More »

My Top 10 Halloween Episodes

Halloween is my favorite holiday, probably because it falls only a few days after my birthday, which means I often got to have Halloween themed costume parties growing up; a pretty cool way for a kid to spend his birthday, thanks mom and dad!  Each year I look forward to the Halloween episodes of the TV programs I watch regularly, since I am planning to write some previews of upcoming series premieres that have a horror and or Halloween friendly… Read More »

Watch this (week of March 31)

SUNDAY It’s back! As “Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO) kicks off its third season, Daenerys continues her quest for a ship, and Jon Snow finally meets the legendary Mance Ryder. But my favorite part of the show: Peter Dinklage’s portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. If you’re a fan of “The Voice” (7 p.m., NBC), you might want to clear some space on your DVR. The singing competition airs repeats of last week’s fourth-season premiere tonight, with new episodes at 8… Read More »

Watch this (week of Feb. 10)

SUNDAY “The Grammys” (8 p.m., CBS): LL Cool J hosts, with performances by Fun, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Elton John and others. Almost as important: What will they be wearing? (Apparently, nothing too risqué: The network requested stars not expose too much skin at the ceremony.) Ah, family reunions. The love. The tears. The fights to the death.  When “The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC) left off, the Governor was forcing  brothers Daryl and Merle to battle each other.… Read More »

Watch this (week of Feb. 3)

There’s something going on this weekend, specifically today. Let’s see, what was it again? … Ah, yes: The Super Bowl. On Sunday, you might as well just give in and watch, or clean out your DVR. (Also a great day to go shopping… no crowds.) But here’s what’s on the rest of the week MONDAY “Rules of Engagement” (8:30 p.m., CBS) is back for its seventh (!) season. Another medical drama premieres, this one – David E. Kelley’s  “Monday Mornings”… Read More »

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 your DVR to make room for a busy new year: January 4 “Merlin” (10 p.m., Syfy) returns for its fifth and final season. January 6 Jillian is back as season… Read More »

Watch this (week of Oct. 14)

This was the week “Community” was supposed to return. NBC, however, decided to (once again) put it on the shelf, announcing it won’t return on Oct. 19 as planned. I guess the bright side is “Whitney’s” return was delayed, too. Without “Community” to look forward to, what IS new? Nothing much. Premieres have tapered off, and now is the time when we start to predict which series will be axed. (Last year, “Whitney” defied my expectations; let’s see if this… Read More »

When your shows will return

September is a busy month on TV. While this is the time of year when attention focuses on all those bright and shiny new shows the networks are hoping you will watch, most of us are more eagerly awaiting the return of old favorites. So when will your favorite show return? Here’s a list of what’s premiering when on the networks. ABC Dancing with the Stars, 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 Castle, 10 p.m. on Sept. 24 Private Practice, 10… Read More »

Fox, NBC unveil fall schedules

NBC announced its fall schedule Sunday. In addition to the series I mentioned in a previous post Friday, the network will also  have the new comedy “Guys With Kids” about guys in their 30s coping with fatherhood. To make room for its new shows, NBC canceled “Awake,” “Are You There, Chelsea?”, “Best Friends Forever,” “Bent” and “Harry’s Law.” But “Community,” which had been struggling in the ratings, will be back for 13 episodes, as will “30 Rock.” Unfortunately for fans… Read More »

Watch this (week of May 13)

Time to say a bunch of goodbyes again this week as a whole slew of shows shutter for the season.  SUNDAY  “Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC) ends its eight-season run tonight as the women of Wisteria Lane bid farewell for good. In tonight’s episode,  Bree is on trial for murder, Susan’s daughter Julie is about to give birth and Lynette and Tom are on the cusp of reconciliation… or saying goodbye forever. (My money’s on the former). MONDAY Lily went… Read More »

Watch this (week of March 11)

SUNDAY I’m not saying watch it. I’m just saying it’s on… as if Iran doesn’t have enough bad press, we have the debut of “Shahs of Sunset,” another reality show featuring colorful (translation: obnoxious) characters behaving badly, including a self-proclaimed “Persian princess” who hates ugly people. Sigh. It’s on Bravo. If you’re interested. MONDAY Sonoma winemaker Ben makes his choice in “The Bachelor” season finale (8 p.m., ABC). For more or to catch up on the season, go to bachelor.blogs.pressdemocrat.com… Read More »