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October 10, 2000 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What makes for a great TV show? An original premise, of course, or at least a fresh spin on a proven one. Then there are smart scripts, inspired casting and brilliant acting. But even with those elements in place, there's one more thing a truly classic show needs: great theme music.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 19, 2011
SERIES Live to Dance: The semifinals continue (8 p.m. CBS). American Idol: The series returns with a new season and a new panel of judges: Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson (8 p.m. Fox). Better With You: Mia and Casey (JoAnna Garcia, Jake Lacy) adopt a cat only to be told by their doctor that they shouldn't have it around the baby in this new episode (8:30 p.m. ABC). Nova: In the new three-part series "Making Stuff," technology reporter David Pogue investigates how scientists are creating revolutionary new materials.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2012 | By Matt Cooper
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 23 - 29 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES Toddlers & Tiaras: A pageant in Lexington, Ky., is the setting for this new episode (9 p.m. TLC). Cheer Perfection: Alisha brings in a super tough coach to whip the team into shape in this new episode of the reality series (10 p.m. TLC). Fast Foods Gone Global: This new installment looks at how American-based restaurant chains alter their menus to please European palates (10 p.m. Travel)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2010 | By T.L. Stanley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Homicide detective Jim Longworth was up to his ears in hurricanes, mosquitoes and gators, a constant reminder that he'd traded fast-paced Chicago for a town called Pahokee and other swampy environs. His new stomping ground in rural Florida was only a few hours but a world away from trendy South Beach. As the crime-solving hero of "The Glades," A&E's most-watched show in its first season, Longworth (played by Matt Passmore) waded through muck in sugar cane fields, investigated a community filled with psychics and dug for buried treasure.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Taylor Remaining Hospitalized: Doctors discovered a slight compression fracture in Elizabeth Taylor's lower back on Tuesday, so the actress will be staying in the hospital for a few more days. "She's a little disappointed, but her spirits are fine," Taylor's publicist said. The actress has been receiving treatment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for bruises to her back and hip suffered in a fall at her Bel-Air home on Friday--her 66th birthday.
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