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The Voice Season 6 debuts tonight, with much to prove

The Voice Season 6 debuts tonight, with much to prove

The Voice Season 6 starts Feb. 24 on NBC, and it’s a pivotal juncture for the popular musical competition. Cee Lo Green announced recently that he is leaving the show, marking the first deviation from the original cast of judges. Sure, we’ve seen Usher and Shakira fill in for Green and Christina Aguilera for a season — as they will again beginning tonight at 8pm ET — but this is the first scratch in the program’s armor. The second scratch could be the recent news that Aguilera is pregnant with her second child. Although NBC would obviously do everything to … Continue reading

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Tony Gonzalez joins “The NFL Today” on CBS

CBS NFL Today Tony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez joins The NFL Today on CBS in a major shakeup that has former analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe now looking for new jobs. With Gonzalez retiring at the end of this past season, there was bound to be a bidding war for the personable and well-spoken future Hall of Famer’s services. Realizing he needed to do all he could to lure the big name to his network, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus struck quickly. “Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective,” McManus said in a statement. “We are excited for … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Nominations: 2014 Surprises

Golden Globe nominations. Every year the mere mention of this trophy-fest brings joy to many and anger to many others. There’s never been much rhyme or reason for many for the annual decisions made by the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press, but if nothing else they do give us something to discuss until the more respected Academy Awards and Emmy Awards come around. Airing Jan. 12 on NBC, The Golden Globes telecast does offer the rare opportunity to see movie stars and TV stars mingling together. And with all of the drinking that is allowed at this event, the speeches tend … Continue reading

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Cory Monteith tribute on Glee

Cory Monteith tribute on Glee. Many fans of the late actor and the show have been waiting anxiously to see how FOX will handle his death as well as that of his character, Finn Hudson. We will find out Thursday night at 9pm ET with the Cory Monteith tribute. While the episode is being billed as “The Quarterback” in reference to the position Finn played before joining the school glee club, the cast and everybody watching on television knows this is everybody’s way of saying goodbye to Monteith (who died of a drug overdose in July). Even after his character … Continue reading

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Burn Notice series finale: How will it end?

Burn Notice series finale: How will it end?

Burn Notice series finale: How will it end? That’s the million-dollar question millions of loyal fans are dying to find out when they tune in to USA Network tonight for “Reckoning,” the Burn Notice series finale episode. And speaking of dying, we are told that a major cast member will not make it through tonight’s episode (9pm ET). Surely, it can’t be Michael Westen, the burned CIA spy brilliantly played by Jeffrey Donovan, right? For seven glorious and action-paced seasons, viewers have grown attached to Michael and his quest to find out who burned him in the 2007 series pilot. If … Continue reading

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Bill Murray returns for David Letterman’s 20th anniversary on CBS tonight

Bill Murray returns for David Letterman's 20th anniversary on CBS tonight

Bill Murray returns for David Letterman’s 20th anniversary on CBS tonight, a mark that will make the late night host’s fans feel both nostalgic and, quite frankly, a little old. Murray was the first guest when Late Show With David Letterman made its highly publicized move to CBS on August 30, 1993, and the two will reunite tonight at 11:35pm ET to mark the 20th anniversary. It will be the comedian’s 26th appearance on Letterman’s show, which doesn’t include his visits to the host’s previous stint at NBC (where Murray was also his first guest). Tonight’s milestone is one that … Continue reading

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Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM

Mel Brooks TCM

Mel Brooks AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Special airs on TCM Wednesday, July 24, at 8pm ET. A block of Mel Brooks’ movies follows the award presentation. Mel Brooks receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award on TCM tonight is long overdue for a man who has been making people laugh for more than 60 years. Beginning tonight at 8pm ET with AFI Lifetime Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks, TCM is devoting its entire programming block to the Brooklyn man who was born in 1926 as Melvin Kaminsky. The son of Russian immigrants went on to make gut-busting comedies like The Producers, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Robin … Continue reading

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Heather Locklear and “Franklin & Bash” are a perfect fit on TNT

Heather Locklear and "Franklin & Bash" are a perfect fit on TNT

Heather Locklear and Franklin & Bash are a perfect fit on TNT,  but that shouldn’t surprise anybody who saw her resurrect a struggling Melrose Place in the ’90s. Franklin & Bash (9pm ET Wednesdays) is one of those cable dramas that can drive a viewer crazy. I initially despised the series when it premiered two years ago, and then it kind of grew on me. Unfortunately, there was still something missing, and it turned out that something was Locklear. The main problem with the premise of Franklin & Bash is that you really have to suspend belief to accept that any firm … Continue reading

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Burn Notice Season 7 premiere bittersweet for USA Network viewers

Burn Notice Season 7 premiere bittersweet for USA Network viewers

The Burn Notice Season 7 premiere on USA Network comes with great anticipation this week (the season begins June 6 at 9pm ET/PT on USA Network), but it’s also bittersweet for fans who aren’t ready for the series to conclude. USA Network announced that Burn Notice Season 7 will be the final season for the Emmy-nominated series and ratings juggernaut (but not before it becomes USA Network’s third series to cross the 100-episode milestone, which it will do with the June 13 episode, “Forget Me Not”). The rational part of being a TV viewer is understanding that all good things … Continue reading

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Veep Season 2 returns April 14 on HBO

Veep Season 2 returns April 14 on HBO

It’s said that the second term for a politician tends to run much smoother than the first, and that can only bode well for the already popular show Veep — which returns Sunday at 10pm ET for a second season on HBO. Political shows have been a tough sell to viewers since The West Wing dominated the ratings many years ago, as witnessed by the canceled USA series Political Animals and the now-struggling NBC sitcom 1600 Penn. Veep, however, hit all the right buttons in its initial campaign for a number of reasons. First, it cast the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus, … Continue reading

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