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ENTERTAINMENT
February 8, 2013 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 10 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SERIES Ripper Street:  The clearing of a local slum reveals a murder scene in a new episode of the 19th century police procedural drama (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). The Graham Norton Show:  Helen Mirren, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are guests and Little Mix performs in this new episode (7:15 and 10:15 p.m. BBC America). American Ninja Warrior: Host Matt Iseman presents footage from last season, including some that didn't air (8 p.m. NBC)
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Marie Osmond got some unwelcome news from the Hallmark Channel, the home of her daytime talk show. The cable network, which is transitioning to what executives say is a "much more diversified portfolio of family-friendly programming," is not renewing Osmond's show for a second season. "With so many talk-show offerings in the daypart, particularly in broadcast syndication, Hallmark Channel has decided not to green-light a second season of its Critics Choice Award-nominated talk show, 'Marie,'" the network said in a statement.
BUSINESS
October 11, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
Hallmark Channels, reeling over the lackluster ratings of its recently launched Martha Stewart programming block, forced out a key executive who had been hired just four months ago to work closely with the lifestyle maven. Laura Sillars, a former HGTV programming executive, joined Hallmark in June as senior vice president for lifestyle programming. On Friday, her tenure with the Studio City company ended abruptly. "We mutually decided to go in different ways," said Bill Abbott, chief executive of Hallmark Channels.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
About 2.5 million AT&T U-verse television service customers lost their access to the Hallmark channels Wednesday, the latest dispute in a high-stakes scrimmage between TV programmers and the cable, satellite and telephone companies that carry their signals. The two Hallmark channels, which concentrate on family programming, went dark on AT&T's system at 9:01 p.m. Tuesday after AT&T and Crown Media Holdings Inc. of Studio City failed to reach a new carriage agreement. The blackout occurred less than two weeks before the launch of Hallmark's high-profile programming makeover starring lifestyle maven Martha Stewart.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
Television is filled with crime, from the news to the newsmagazines to Court TV to the metastasizing franchises of "Law & Order" and "CSI," but these are bad days for the old-fashioned mystery.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 15, 2009
It would be hard to find many people in town with better stories to tell than Angie Dickinson, from starting out in the business on Jimmy Durante's variety show to dating Frank Sinatra to working with legendary director Howard Hawks. The stunning septuagenarian is a warm and witty storyteller who enjoys talking about her fabled past -- even as she keeps moving forward with her newly revived career.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
After appearing as James Bond in seven hit films beginning with 1973's "Live and Let Die" and concluding with 1985's "A View to a Kill," Roger Moore put his acting career on the back burner. For two decades, he has devoted much of his time to being a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and was knighted in 2003 for his charity work. But Saturday, he returns in Hallmark Channel's holiday fantasy "A Princess for Christmas. " Moore, 84, plays the fabulously wealthy Edward Duke of Castlebury, who invites his estranged young American niece, nephew and their aunt to his castle in the snowy countryside of a fictional European country (the film was shot in Romania)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Not surprisingly, this is a big time of year for the Hallmark Channel, which has been offering a non-stop medley of new and old original movies since Thanksgiving week, all testifying to the various transformative powers of Christmas. This Saturday it's "Annie Claus Is Coming to Town," a slight, sweet tale that should appeal to fans of the Big E's — "Elf" and "Enchanted," the two films from which it borrows most heavily, (although "The Santa Clause" franchise also figures in.) Annie (Maria Thayer)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
As a child of the San Fernando Valley, I knew the yuletide as a time of frost-free mornings when I could not see my breath. Turning down my collar against the warm, I would trudge sludgeless streets past yards absent of snowmen, where green and even flowering hedges hid no foes waiting to pelt me with snowballs, on my way to school, where we would sing songs of sleigh rides and mistletoe and holly. Of Frosty. Rudolph. Santa. Later at home, the family would gather before the television set, our glowing hearth, to watch actors on hot Hollywood sound stages aspire not to perspire beneath their sweaters and scarves and overcoats as they shook the cornstarch from their boots as if entering stage left from a winter's day in Minneapolis or Cincinnati.
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