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June 15, 2011 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
TV Land, where all time is eternally present, increases its roster of original sitcoms by 50% Wednesday with the addition of "Happily Divorced. " Fran Drescher, who was "The Nanny," stars as a Los Angeles florist whose real estate agent husband (John Michael Higgins, from Christopher Guest films and a million other things) tells her after 18 years of marriage that he thinks he might be gay. "We just had sex during 'Leno,'" she protests. "How gay can you be?" It is good to live in an age when this may be seen as the stuff of affectionate comedy rather than of painful tragedy, and in fact the series is based on the lives of its creators, Drescher and her gay ex-husband, Peter Marc Jacobson; they also co-created "The Nanny.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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
June 19, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 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
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2010
No TLC for pageant TLC has chosen not to renew its television contract with the Miss America pageant, ending the event's run on the cable network after three years. TLC declined to say Monday why it was cutting ties with the show, which attracted 4.5 million viewers in January. That was the best showing for the pageant ever on cable but less than half the audience it drew the last time it was on one of the major broadcast networks, in 2004. Sam Haskell, chairman of the Miss America Organization, said he was in discussions with other outlets about airing the pageant.
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