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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 »

Premieres & My Picks September 30 – October 6

Last week was a little too hectic with premieres, I managed to watch every one, but I sat so much by Sunday night my back hurt; oh well, one must sacrifice for his art.  This week slows down a bit, but there are a couple premieres you won’t want to miss. Monday 8:30 PM We Are Men (CBS) Wednesday 9:30 PM Super Fun Night (ABC) 10:00 PM Ironside (NBC), Top Chef (Bravo) Thursday 8:00 PM The Vampire Diaries (CW) 8:30 PM The Millers (CBS), Welcome to… Read More »

Emmy nominations announced

The Emmy nominations were announced Thursday. While I have no idea which way Emmy voters will go, there are a lot of great nominations – and, of course, a couple of favorites missing from the list. A look at the major categories: Drama series:    “Breaking Bad”(AMC); “Downton Abbey” (PBS);“Game of Thrones” (HBO); “Homeland” (Showtime); “Mad Men” (AMC); and “House of Cards” (Netflix). My take: I’m really rooting for “Breaking Bad” to win this as it heads into its final… Read More »

Watch this (week of May 19)

SUNDAY Tracy Morgan hosts “The Billboard Music Awards” (8 p.m., ABC), which will feature performances by Prince, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Chris Brown, and others as well as collaborations by will.i.am and Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne, and Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and a “surprise guest.” “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox) and “Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox) wrap up the season with hourlong sendoffs. On “The Simpsons,” Homer and pals try to track down Carl, who took off with… 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 Jan. 6)

Now that the holidays are over, the kids are headed back to school and many people have less down-time to watch TV, the winter season kicks off.  Some highlights from this week: SUNDAY The networks kick off the week with the return of many favorites. Among them: Fox’s animated comedy block is all new, starting at 8 p.m. with “The Simpsons,” followed by new episodes of “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m.),  “Family Guy” (9 p.m.) and “American Dad” (9:30 p.m.). Season… Read More »

Emmy winners and losers

If you’re a fan of “Modern Family” or “Homeland,” your hands were probably sore from all that clapping Sunday night. If you’re not, well… the Emmys gave you ample opportunities to leave the room to grab snacks or refresh your beverage. The dominance was telegraphed early. With four of the nominees for best supporting actor in a comedy coming from  “Modern Family,” it was no surprise that the winner came from the ABC hit. While castmate Ty Burrell won last… Read More »

Should you join ‘Revolution’?

To kick off the fall TV season, I thought I’d take a look at one new series, a couple returning favorites and what I’m most looking forward to watching next week. New show: “Revolution” (10 p.m. Monday, NBC) was one of two shows I was most looking forward to watching. (The other is “Last Resort,” premiering next Thursday.) It was created by Eric Kripke, the guy who also brought us the CW’s “Supernatural.” The pilot episode of “Revolution” began with… 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 20)

There are a few more finales this week, and a couple of reality show returns. MONDAY Probably the  most notable finale of the week: After eight seasons, “House” concludes with a one-hour retrospective followed at 9 p.m. by the series finale, with House facing six months in jail while his best (only?) friend, Wilson, will likely be dead from cancer in five. TUESDAY After performances on Monday, a winner is announced Tuesday on “Dancing with the Stars” (8 p.m., ABC)… 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 »