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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
March 4, 1999 | JOAN FANTAZIA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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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