March 22, 1990 |
You pay your $10, you sit in a room with women wearing black clothes and men wearing ponytails, and you listen to television stars read their innermost thoughts in blank verse. You are at one of L.A.'s currently popular (make that inexplicably popular) celebrity poetry readings. You experience a deep feeling of nausea. Can these people possibly take themselves seriously?
January 20, 2003 |
It's a funny thing about watching a great comedy show: The top-notch performers can make it appear so effortless that it seems as if anyone could do it. But as tonight's 8 p.m. premiere of the ABC Family series "My Life Is a Sitcom" makes so excruciatingly clear, TV is definitely not for everyone. And certainly not for the Mozian clan of Old Greenwich, Conn.
December 1, 1992 |
CBS' "Schoolbreak Specials," hourlong films dramatizing pertinent teen issues, are generally well done within the limitations of the format, but sheer fun isn't one of their usual ingredients. That's what makes today's delectable offering, "Words Up!" (3 p.m. on Channels 2 and 8), such a surprise. Kadeem Hardison ("A Different World") stars as Henry, an illiterate 25-year-old high school dropout who can't hang onto a job.
February 3, 1991 |
Garry Shandling will return to host "The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards," airing Feb. 20 at 9 p.m. on CBS. This is Shandling's second consecutive year hosting the awards, which honor excellence in the recording industry. The Gramms will be broadcast live--seen on tape-delay in California--from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Country artists Clint Black, Kathy Mattea and George Strait will host "The 26th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" special, airing April 24 at 9 p.m. on NBC.
April 18, 1991 |
The Scene: Monday night in Beverly Hills, at a celebration for the 100th episode of "Married . . . With Children," the show that brought America the Al Bundys, the infamous family of bottom feeders that set new standards in televised boorishness. Instead of throwing the party in a typical Bundy environment--a bowling alley or a discount shoe store--Columbia Pictures Television and Fox Broadcasting opted to rent the trendy Beverly Hills club Asylum.