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Nielsen Overnights ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Returns Strong, ‘Neighbors’ Finale & ‘Shark Tank’ Down, ‘Unforgettable’ & ‘Hart Of Dixie’ Up By Dominic Patten, Deadline.com - Apr. 12, 2014 For one of the traditionally quietest nights on TV, there was a lot going on Friday in primetime. For one, the Ramsayfication of Fox continued anew with the return of Kitchen Nightmares last night and that seems to have been a good place to be. Back for its sixth season, Gordon’s weekly attempt...
FRIDAY's fast affiliate overnight prime-time ratings -and what they mean- have been posted on Analyst Marc Berman's Media Insight's Blog
TV Sports Rules Violation at Augusta: Unauthorized Quesadilla By Bill Pennington and Richard Sandomir, The New York Times - Apr. 12, 2014 AUGUSTA, Ga. — Bode Miller, a six-time Olympic medalist in ski racing, was just another face in the gallery at Augusta National Golf Club on Friday. He did, though, look slightly out of place initially, having arrived with a light ski parka to combat the morning chill and a baseball cap promoting not a golf entity but Sölden, an...
TV Notes Sunday guests: Ken Burns, Rand Paul, Tavis Smiley By Hal Boedeker, Orlando Sentinel's 'TV Guy' Blog - Apr. 11, 2014 The Sunday morning guest list: NBC's "Meet the Press" looks at the Boston Marathon bombings a year later at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. The guests are Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass.; historian Doris Kearns Goodwin; Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki; former New England Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi; and Ed Davis, former Boston police...
TV Notes 'E:60' spotlights heroes and victims of Boston marathon ESPN report narrated by Tom Brady looks at grim carnage of the bombing scene and the brave efforts for recovery By Don Kaplan, New York Daily News - Apr. 12, 2014 It was a race with the most heartbreaking finish of all. The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings left three dead, more than 250 injured and millions stunned as a joyous expression of athleticism suddenly turned into something out of a horror movie. In...
TV Notes On The Air Tonight SATURDAY Network Primetime/Late Night Options (All shows are in HD unless noted; start times are ET. Late night shows are preceded by late local news) ABC: 8PM - Castle (R - Jan. 20) 9PM - 20/20 (R - Apr. 12, 2013) 10PM - Nightime Primetime CBS: 8PM - Two and a Half Man (R - Nov. 3) 8:30PM - Friends with Better Lives (R - Mar. 31) 9PM - 48 Hours 10PM - 48 Hours NBC: 8PM - Dateline NBC (120 min.) (R - Sep. 30, 2011) 10PM - Saturday Night Live...
TV Review 'The Bletchley Circle': Travel Back In Time With A Bunch of Smart London Ladies By Maureen Ryan, HuffingtonPost.com - Apr. 10, 2014 Sunday evening will see the return of a well-made period drama that features resourceful women in search of personal and professional satisfaction, a palpable sense of time and place, and to-die-for retro coats and handbags. Surprise, it's not "Mad Men"! Of course, "Mad Men," which also returns Sunday, has all those things plus...
Critic's Notes Coffee, Tea or Liberation? ‘Mad Men’ Begins Its Last Season, as Optimism Dims By Alessandra Stanley, The New York Times - Apr. 11, 2014 So many momentous things happened in 1969. Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, of course, and there were “Easy Rider,” the Stonewall riots, “Abbey Road,” Vietnamization and Arpanet, a precursor to the Internet. The books that year were just as consequential: “Portnoy’s Complaint,” “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “The...
TV Review/TV Notes 'Nurse Jackie' stale; locally shot 'Kill' shaky By Rob Owen, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's 'Tuned In' Blog - Apr. 10, 2014 First "Dexter," now "Nurse Jackie." Showtime is in danger of becoming a network that clings to its onetime hits for several seasons longer than it should. Not only is "Nurse Jackie" back for a sixth season that takes the story of drug addict ER nurse Jackie Peyton (Edie Falco) back to where she started in season one -- she's popping...
TV Sports Spat between Dodgers, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV moves out of town By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times' 'Company Town' Blog - Apr. 11, 2014 The tensions between DirecTV and the Dodgers and Time Warner Cable over the team-owned channel SportsNet LA are extending beyond the Los Angeles city limits. Dodgers officials and executives from Time Warner Cable -- which distributes SportsNet LA -- are privately grumbling that DirecTV has been selective in offering the...
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