February 1, 2002 |
In the broad landscape of television programming, cable's TV Land channel occupies a modest parcel where nostalgia is king and surprises are few. But viewers tuning in at 9 tonight expecting yet another trip to Mayberry or perhaps a visit with the Petries of New Rochelle will be charting a course of a different color.
October 22, 1998 |
For those who had forgotten that Michael Landon--Cartwright, pioneer farmer and angel--was also a teenage werewolf, a Halloween episode of "Highway to Heaven" will serve as a sweet reminder. The episode, from 1987 and written and directed by Landon, is among the best of the dozens of Halloween-themed shows from yesteryear that will air on cable and broadcast stations next week. In "I Was a Middle-Aged Werewolf" (Oct. 30 at 6 p.m.
March 4, 1999 |
You're reminded of just how wild broadcast television has become when you watch "The TV Show," a 20-year-old special that spoofs television with sketches by the likes of Billy Crystal, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner, Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Martin Mull. "The TV Show" (airing March 15 at 5 p.m.
October 10, 2000 |
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.
February 1, 2012
SERIES Whitney: John Cleese — who did a memorable guest turn as a marriage counselor on "Cheers" — guest stars as a couples therapist in this new episode with Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia (8 p.m. NBC). Remodeled: After things don't go as planned at Fashion Week, the Network helps Annelise pursue a major clothing campaign in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA). Nova: In the new episode "Ice Age Death Trap" archaeologists uncover preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts (9 p.m. KOCE)
December 26, 2012 |
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)
June 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES Inside Men: This four-part series tells the story of employees of a cash security depot who execute a multimillion-pound cash heist. Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters and Warren Brown star as the amateur crooks (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America)
March 4, 1990
Re "Disney in TV Land/The Gamble," Feb 25: All that talk about the trucks, the sets, newscaster Jerry Dunphy's $5 million--no, not from Disney, from Steve Weinstein's article. Heck, Calendar covered a "news" show in the entertainment section. That sort of says it all. Nary a word about what will fill up those three hours of air time. TV news' excuse for shallowness has always been "not enough time." That excuse is evaporating. TV news organizations have done well covering events or developments that come to them.