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2011
Jan
27
 
 
Forget free magazines, then. DIY Network is getting to the bottom of life itself. "In support of Toilet Bowl IV, DIY Network's companion website, DIYNetwork.com, is giving away 30 tricked-out toilet seats to readers of their blog starting Thursday, Jan. 27." I mean, really. Where to begin?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
26
 
 
Yes, it's published by CBS, and yes, it's largely one big ad for that network. But hey, it's free -- for now. So why not sign up for "watch!" magazine?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
21
 
 
So it's "back to the balcony" with the new school Siskel & Ebert, who feel remarkably like the old school Siskel & Ebert, despite being the next generation of film criticism. Friday night's PBS premiere episode of "Ebert Presents At the Movies" reveals not some "reimagining" of TV's original movie review show, but the soul of that show beautifully reincarnated in two people who clearly love movies, and love discussing movies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
17
 
 
Starz has indeed recast the lead role in its graphic drama series "Spartacus," which star Andy Whitfield left after the first season for cancer treatment. [That's Whitfield in the photo.] Liam McIntyre, another Australian actor, will take over the role in a second season shooting in the southern hemisphere this spring...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
17
 
 
Diane Sawyer scores TV news' big "get" for January. On Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC's special "20/20," she'll talk with Mark Kelly, the astronaut husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot through the head Jan. 8 in the Tucson assassination attempt that claimed six other lives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
14
 
 
Wanna see Ozzy Osbourne on Dancing With the Stars? Maybe John McCain or Carrot Top? Reba or Diane Keaton? How about Brett Favre? "He will undoubtedly be retired and could use something to build his reputation back up." So say DWTS viewers, who've been responding online to the show's entreaty to suggest contestants...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
12
 
 
So the TV audience is fragmenting, eh? A dissenter might argue that if you give viewers dramas and comedies they actually want to watch, they'll come back together again. Two cases in point this week: CBS's "NCIS" and BET's "The Game"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
10
 
 
Keep track of all the happenings at TV critics' current press tour with this cool new social-media digest created by our TV publicity friend (and occasional TVWW contributor) Cindy Ronzoni. The #tca Daily collects 70 Twitter streams emanating from the big midseason event, and presents them live, along with photos, videos, recaps, blogs and other posts identified with the hashtag #tca...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
7
 
 
Get that TiVo or DVD recorder ready. Two cult faves spanning 40 years get marathon runs this week. First up is Saturday's all-day Ovation play of Joss Whedon's space western, "Firefly." Then it's Tuesday's full-series run of the '60s TV series that introduced Bruce Lee, "The Green Hornet," on Syfy...