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TNT premieres The Last Ship this Sunday

TNT continues what appears to be a strong start to the summer season on Sunday when the Michael Bay executive produced drama, the Last Ship screens at 9pm for the first of 10 episodes. Based on the novel of the same name by William Brinkley, The Last Ship postulates a post-apocalyptic world in which the remnants of society, not least the crew of the USS Nathan James, battle to survive. Brinkley’s novel, published in 1988 by Viking Press and Ballantine… Read More »

You Gotta See This – My Top Five Part VI – Honorable Mention

Grey’s Anatomy, I’m looking forward to this program for three reasons; first, I get to spend some time with a couple of my best female friends who watch this program religiously and have invited me for the premiere.  Second, I have liked Patrick Dempsey since he was a young star back in the days of my youth, it makes me happy that he has been so successful; Dempsey is also pretty cool now, check out his show on Velocity for… Read More »

Watch this (week of May 12)

The must-see event of the week: “The Office” wraps up after nine seasons with a retrospective and supersized episode.  Here are some other highlights for the week: SUNDAY A winner will be picked on “Survivor: Caramoan – Fans vs.  Favorites” (8 p.m., CBS). Following is the traditional reunion special, where Jeff spends about a minute interviewing earlier rejects we’ve long since forgotten about, and the rest of the time talking to or about the final three. Emily reconsiders her quest… Read More »

Watch this (week of March 24)

Basketball fans can bask in March Madness, but what’s out there for the rest of us? Here’s a look at some highlights. SUNDAY When we last left “The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC), Andrea was facing an uncertain future and Rick was weighing a deal to turn Michonne over to the Governor. MONDAY “Revolution” (10 p.m., NBC) returns. What will Miles and crew do now that Monroe has helicopters and  a serious ax to grind? Tonight, we’ll find out that… 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 »

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 Feb. 5)

SUNDAY: There’s something going on this weekend that a few people might want to watch. Let’s see if I can remember what it is… I know it involves a sport of some kind. Ah, yes … the Super Bowl. Maybe you’ve heard of it? The New England Patriots face off against the New York Giants at 3 p.m. Sunday on NBC. If you’re not sick of singing competitions yet, the season premiere of  “The Voice” immediately follows the big game.… Read More »

5 good TV moms… and 5 bad ones

While raising their broods, quintessential moms Carol Brady, Marion Cunningham and June Cleaver remained upbeat, sometimes crossing over into downright perky. But that might be owed only partially to solid maternal instincts and more to a lack of those instincts being seriously tested. I mean, was the insincere Eddie Haskell all that bad when compared with the drug-and-sex-pushing peers today’s TV teens contend with? And sure, Carol Brady had a large family, but she also had help from housekeeper Alice.… Read More »