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March 6, 2010
SERIES Survivors: In this new episode, Abby (Julie Graham) leaves her new friends to visit a nearby mansion called Waterhouse, where she hopes to find her son (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America). America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back : In its 23rd season, the reality series that has led to the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives, marks its 1,000th episode. With host John Walsh (9 p.m. Fox). SPECIALS The First Australians: This one-hour special takes a comprehensive look at the tumultuous past of Australia, which has been marred by extensive conflict between the white man and the Aborigines (6 and 9 p.m. National Geographic)
November 23, 2010
SERIES Explorer: In this new episode scientists investigate dogs, chickens, foxes and rats in an effort to understand the process of domesticating animals ? a major factor in the evolution of human civilization (7 and 10 p.m. National Geographic). NCIS: As Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team deal with the aftermath of a deadly attack. Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Cote de Pablo and Michael Nouri also star in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). No Ordinary Family: Jim's (Michael Chiklis)
October 30, 2009 | Robert Abele; Kevin Thomas
Troy Duffy went from a bartending screenwriter to Harvey Weinstein's golden boy in the '90s with his calling-card script "The Boondock Saints" -- a brash action comedy about twin vigilantes. His resulting bad-behavior flameout in Hollywood was humiliatingly turned into a cautionary documentary ("Overnight"). But the best revenge is a fan base. "Saints" took off on home video. Now, 10 years later, Duffy has reemerged with a sequel, "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day," reuniting Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery)
September 23, 2011 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The new CBS drama "A Gifted Man" has more natural resources than two or three of most new dramas combined. Created by Susannah Grant ("The Soloist," "Erin Brockovich"), the show's cast includes Patrick Wilson ("Angels in America," "Little Children"), Jennifer Ehle ("The King's Speech," "Pride and Prejudice") and brand new Emmy winner Margo Martindale ("Justified"), and to top it all, the pilot is directed by Jonathan Demme. So why on Earth isn't it better? Surprisingly, earthliness, or in this case unearthliness, isn't the issue.
February 21, 2010
SERIES Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The rock band KISS joins Ty Pennington and his team as they rebuild a home for former college sweethearts who have enriched their community by starting a music school to provide services even for those who are disabled or have financial disadvantages (8 p.m. ABC). The Simpsons: Lisa (Yeardley Smith) discovers that her Southern ancestors once helped a slave named Virgil (Wren T. Brown) escape to freedom, a family saga she presents during Black History Month in a new episode of the animated series (8 p.m. Fox)
March 14, 2010
SERIES The Amazing Race 16: Contestants race through a World War I reenactment in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). The Celebrity Apprentice: Bret Michaels, Darryl Strawberry and indicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D-Ill.) are among the contestants in a new season (9 p.m. NBC). Desperate Housewives: While searching New York with Angie (Drea de Matteo) for Ana and Danny (Maiara Walsh, Beau Mirchoff), Gaby (Eva Longoria Parker) has an encounter with Heidi Klum and Paulina Porizkova.
January 25, 2008 | Kevin Crust, Times Staff Writer
Since drawing "First Blood" in 1982, John Rambo, a taciturn, nihilistic Vietnam vet who favors a bow and arrow and knife over modern weaponry (but can pretty much wipe out an entire regiment single-handedly with anything in reach), became the ultimate symbol of action-movie excess.
November 7, 2010 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Call it the "Mad Men" effect or a feminine twist on the military-inspired looks of fall ? bold red lips are everywhere. Women are wearing a red pout as an accessory, just as they might a new handbag from Barneys but without the hefty price tag. And the more adventurous aren't just going bold, they're going matte. Actresses Lea Michele, Keri Russell and Julie Benz sported shine-free red lips at the 2010 Emmys, as did Christina Hendricks during "Mad Men's" season premiere party, proving that a matte lip doesn't have to look dried-out or matronly.
January 31, 2010
SERIES A Family Is a Family Is a Family: A Rosie O'Donnell Celebration: This new special celebrates all kinds of families, including those headed by same-sex parents and single parents, as well as mixed-heritage and adoptive families. It includes animated segments and music from Ziggy Marley, Sweet Honey in the Rock and They Might Be Giants (7 p.m. HBO). The Simpsons: Homer blows off a date with Marge to buy a lottery ticket and wins a million bucks in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox)
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