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2010
Jul
29
 
 
Though I'm a huge sports fan, there are still athletes and events I don't know anything about -- until I see films about them in ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series. The Birth of Big Air just premiered in conjunction with the current X Games, and now I'm fascinated by high-flying BMX innovator Mat Hoffman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
29
 
 
How great is it when DVD resurrects TV shows that you'd forgotten even existed? That's what happens this week with The Mothers-in-Law, the 1960s sitcom pairing Eve Arden and Kaye Ballard as the title neighbors, normally warring yet suddenly stuck together by their progeny's surprise elopement...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
26
 
 
Cable is pulling out some big guns this year to run head-to-head with the networks' traditional fall premieres. Established faves like Dexter and Sons of Anarchy return, joined by promising newcomers like Boardwalk Empire and Terriers. Cable even has a late-night talk show featuring some Irish comic named Conan. Here's a look at just a few of the cable arrivals announced for fall...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
23
 
 
If you love TV and you've got plans to do something else the week of Sept. 20, change 'em. The broadcast networks are loading up a "fall premiere week" like they haven't done in ages. A whopping 68 shows will either debut or return for new seasons the week of Sept. 20-27. That Thursday night alone, there are 14 series/season premieres across the five major networks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
23
 
 
In honor of longtime CBS newsman and recent NPR commentary stalwart Daniel Schorr, who died Friday morning at 93, National Public Radio will air an hourlong tribute hosted by Robert Siegel on Friday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
21
 
 
As so many cable channels morph to new formats that abandon their original fans, it's nice to see Turner Classic Movies getting even deeper into "classic" mode. This weekend's Silent Sunday Nights presentation is a 1929 epic from India, A Throw of the Dice (late July 25 at 12:30 a.m. ET on TCM), adapted from the Sanskrit poem The Mahabharata and featuring everything from a tiger hunt to death by cobra-in-bed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
19
 
 
Channel worth watching? That's what DIrecTV seems to be creating in its original programming channel The 101. Not content with grabbing the first run of Friday Night Lights from NBC, they're now adding Damages, after FX balked at continuing Glenn Close's costly legal thriller when ratings lagged...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
19
 
 
Comedy Central provides summer laughs all over the place this week. The cable channel is airing mini-marathons of Scrubs... And they're sponsoring a live performance from The Daily Show in Manhattan's Central Park on Wednesday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
13
 
 
For somebody I had pretty much never heard of before, Matt Bomer instantly became one of my most anticipated TV sightings last year on White Collar. As soon as I saw this USA romp's slick and witty pilot, I was hooked, and not only because Bomer's such a looker. He's also supremely effective in a tough role -- his cop-helping con man is supposed to be an irresistible charmer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jul
5
 
 
July's hottest movie event comes from an unlikely source -- the up-and-coming Ovation channel. As it's being launched on more cable systems around the country, Ovation has been heating things up with special festivals saluting great photographers, gay portrayals, and other arts/culture/design topics...