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February 26, 2003 | Howard Rosenberg, Times Staff Writer
The good news for Monday night's premiere of "My Big Fat Greek Life" was that its lead-in was one of TV's funniest, most popular comedies, "Everybody Loves Raymond." That, along with heavy promotion as CBS accelerated the show's debut by slipping it into the all-important February ratings sweeps, promised a high initial tune-in. (On Sunday it moves to its regular 8 p.m. slot.
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February 28, 2000 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
"Grapevine," a remounted CBS comedy about relationships, is as dim as television gets. Think of the gorgeous vapid couple Woody Allen meets on the street in "Annie Hall," and you about have it. Instead of Manhattan, though, this blur of beauty's setting is Miami. Instead of two fleeting characters meant to be objects of ridicule, moreover, "Grapevine's" young ensemble players are the centerpieces of each half-hour.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 1992
CBS, which has seen a one-time summer show turn into a major hit with "Northern Exposure," said Wednesday that it will give seven new series an opportunity to make lightning strike again this summer. Making their debuts on CBS in June, July and August (with most dates to be announced later) will be: * "Grapevine," a comedy about relationships.
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March 31, 2001 | STEVEN LINAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A chunk of Mark Harmon's TV career has been devoted to portrayals of flawed but well-meaning physicians, from "St. Elsewhere" to "Chicago Hope." On occasion, however, this clean-cut, enduringly youthful, all-American actor throws us a sneaky curve, taking on the intriguing roles of flat-out wicked men, the most notable being infamous serial killer Ted Bundy in the 1986 NBC movie "The Deliberate Stranger."
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June 15, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Get the headline Teletype ready: "Dan Quayle Has Coronary." The VP almost certainly will if he stays up past "Murphy Brown" any of the next few Monday nights to watch "Grapevine" (premiering tonight at 9:30 on CBS, Channels 2 and 8), which almost makes the Candice Bergen show look like a Donald Wildmon/Vatican co-production by comparison. "Grapevine" may be the most boldly, ribaldly, envelope-pushingly sexual series ever put on prime time by one of the three major networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Welcome to L.A. The movie industry's dark ambitions and banal glibness coincide in Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust." And in "Farewell, My Lovely," Raymond Chandler has Philip Marlowe search for two-timing Velma in "a dried-out brown house with a dried-out lawn in front of it," before sending him to swankier digs "hanging by their teeth and eyebrows to a spur of mountain and looking as if a good sneeze would drop them down among the box lunches on the beach." That was 60 years ago.
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February 28, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Grapevine," an ensemble comedy set in Miami Beach, where young, single people alternately date, fall in and out of love and talk to the camera about it all, begins its second life on CBS tonight, eight years after it entered an unusual state of limbo. Produced in the early days of the network's in-house studio, CBS Productions, "Grapevine" originally debuted in the summer of 1992, aired for six episodes and promptly disappeared.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 13, 1999 | Howard Rosenberg
As most viewers do, I take my cues about Los Angeles from "It's like, you know . . ." Whether the topic is nose jobs, gridlock, new-age mindbenders or quirky trends, here, at last on ABC, is a sitcom whose rhythms are meant to coincide with the sprawling metropolis it satirizes. Created by Peter Mehlman, it has sought, since arriving last spring, to epitomize the heart, the soul, the very pulse of the city.
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December 14, 2003 | Kate O'Hare, Special to The Times
If you stand on the steps of the white gazebo and focus on the wet, mud-splattered car parked in front of the corner restaurant, maybe squint to avoid seeing the leafy maple tree, and overlook the green grass, then it's beginning to look a little bit like Christmas ... more or less. After days of overcast skies, the June sun is blazing down on the set of "Secret Santa" on the fabled Warner Bros. lot in Burbank.
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June 29, 1992 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Every once in a while, TV critics thirsting for something new and different seem to descend upon a chosen TV series like wildebeests around a watering hole. Two years ago, it was "Twin Peaks." Last season, "Northern Exposure" caught on. This summer, the sexy CBS series "Grapevine" has stirred up unusual interest. When "Grapevine" premiered on Monday night two weeks ago, critics treated the sophisticated romantic anthology like a child prodigy with naughty personal habits.
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