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My Picks – Thanksgiving Edition

I’m watching all my usual shows this week (well the ones that are on) and you probably are too, let’s savor the last few new episodes before the holiday break starts; as always there will be lots of football on Thanksgiving.  If you’re looking to watch something that will put you in the holiday spirit, check out one of these programs: The Biggest Loser (8 PM Tuesday NBC) Contestants vie for immunity while giving some holiday cheer to those in… Read More »

Watch this (week of March 3)

SUNDAY In the new drama “Red Widow” (9 p.m., ABC), a suburban mom (Radha Mitchell) is thrust into a life of organized crime after her husband is killed. [youtube cZbQHeYLQwQ] On “Amazing Race” (8 p.m., CBS), the contestants are in New Zealand, and an injury threatens to end the race for one pair. After a couple of weeks off, “The Good Wife” (9 p.m., CBS) returns with a new episode that has Elsbeth continuing her defense of Eli against a… 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 »

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 April 29)

After a few weeks of high-profile returns and new-series debuts, I can’t find much to get excited about this week, other than new episodes of all the old stand-bys, and the season finale of “The Good Wife”… which only means I’ll have to wait months before it’s back. Nevertheless, here’s a quick recap of what’s going on this week: SUNDAY “Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC) returns to kick-off its sprint to the finish line. The series says goodbye for good… Read More »