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News and commentary on TV

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 »

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 »

Get ready for upfronts

As many TV shows come to a close, networks shift their focus to fall. Will your favorite show stay to entertain another year, or was this season’s finale its last? And what new shows did the networks pick up in the hopes that they will become your next favorites? The answers to these questions are near: Next week, it’s upfront week, when networks unveil their 2012-13 line-ups. As far as the major networks, on Monday, Fox and NBC will announce… Read More »

Fox announces mid-season shows

After a DVR breakdown that had me lamenting the loss of dozens of shows, and many shows taking holiday breaks or, like “Covert Affairs,” planning season finales, I thought I’d have nothing to watch. Then Fox gave me hope… “Alcatraz” is just around the corner. This week, Fox announced its new mid-season shows. (Maybe it’s Fox’s way of shifting focus away from the recently premiered “I Hate My Teenage Daughter.”) Among them is an animated “Napolean Dynamite” at 8:30 p.m.… Read More »