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‘HIMYM’ Ends After 9-Year Run

How I Met Your Mother  ended Monday after nine years on CBS.  To mark the occasion I thought it would be fun to share my top five favorite HIMYM moments: 1. My brother used to (frequently) deliver a judo chop to the back of my neck that would make me see stars, and yet that was nothing compared to the carryings-on of Marshall Eriksen and his brothers. 2. I love every Slapsgiving episode, but this is my favorite due to the legen-wait-for-it-dary… Read More »

My Picks January 27 – February 2

There’s only one thing on TV in the next seven days that really matters to me, and that’s the Super Bowl.  What’s annoying me a bit right now is I planned a vacation late last year and never thought about the date of the Super Bowl so now I will have to find a sports bar or sit in my hotel watching it on a small TV.  Some of you get what I’m saying, planning a vacation around watching the… 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 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 »

CBS renews 18 shows

This is the time of year when many series start signing off for the season, with fans not knowing if it will be their last, as the networks prepare for upfronts in mid-May, when new fall schedules are unveiled. Today, fans of CBS shows got a preview of what the network’s fall schedule will be like when CBS announced the renewal of 18  primetime series. Renewed shows include newsmagazines “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes”; reality shows “The Amazing Race,” “Survivor”… 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 »

What’s going; what’s staying

This week, CBS announced the renewal of a slate of shows, including rookies “Person of Interest” and “2 Broke Girls.” Other shows returning next year (most of them no-brainers) include “Survivor,” “The Good Wife,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS” and its offshoot, “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Blue Bloods,” “The Mentalist,” “Mike & Molly,” and  the original “CSI.” No word yet on its spinoffs. HBO canceled its racetrack… Read More »