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.
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.
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.
December 25, 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)
March 4, 1998 |
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.
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.