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2012
Apr
30
 
 
It’s been two months since executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati took control of ABC’s ailing General Hospital. TVWW's Ed Martin assesses their progress, and makes a few creative suggestions of his own...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
29
 
 
I'm not sure what to make of the big surprise on "General Hospital" this week -- but then again, I haven't known what to make of GH in a very long time (years, actually). Robin Scorpio is alive -- and looking very tanned and rested, I might add...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
1
 
 
Watching General Hospital these last two weeks -- as the energetic efforts of One Life to Liveveterans Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati to save the show from almost certain doom begin to play out -- it occurs to me that my time as a fan of this once-formidable serial has come full circle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
10
 
 
It's only four years old, and isn't available everywhere -- at least not yet -- but the relatively new nostalgia network Me-TV already has done something remarkable. It has made it possible for anyone old enough to remember CBS's legendary 1973-74 Saturday night comedy lineup to relive three-quarters of that singularly sensational viewing experience Monday thru Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET...The trio of shows comprising those three quarters are M*A*S*H (which is telecast at 7 and 7:30 p.m. ET
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
31
 
 
By now you've read a number of year-end columns by television critics, naming their choices for the ten best programs of 2011. Here are ten that haven't shown up in many (if any) of those lists, yet still deserve special recognition...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
19
 
 
ABC Daytime's One Life to Live -- a show with more creative energy coursing through it than much of what passes for bigger-budget prime-time fare -- won't breathe its last until Jan. 13. But the show is already giving itself a grand send-off...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Dec
11
 
 
Outrageous! Cartoon Network's Batman: The Brave and the Bold, one of television's most clever shows, ended its three-year run last month without any fanfare at all...The series finale was meta to the max, as Bat-Mite -- the pesky, somewhat obsessive Bat-fan from another dimension -- observed that the show was past its prime and decided to do something about it, ultimately bringing about its demise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Oct
6
 
 
Overlooked amid the excitement of the new fall season, the cosmically entertaining Cartoon Network series Batman: The Brave and the Bold last week outdid itself with an opening segment inspired by the long-forgotten sitcom The Pruitts of Southampton, which starred Phyllis Diller and ran for one season only (1966-67) on ABC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jul
27
 
 
Year after year the annual San Diego Comic-Con feels more like a colorful convention for the television business rather than a mass gathering of comic-book and fantasy enthusiasts. Without question the Con builds bigger buzz for new and current television shows than just about anything else, simply by tantalizing an enormous segment of their existing and/or potential audience through star-filled panels and massive marketing initiatives...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jun
25
 
 
This year's Emmy Award nominees won't be announced until July 14, but the buzz about who should be nominated in what category has already kicked into high gear. So there is no time like the present to look back on the best series and performances of the last year and offer serious advice on who belongs where...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is the Editorial Director and Chief Content Critic at MediaVillage, where his responsibilities include oversight of its TV/Video Download platform. He is also TV Branch President of the Critics Choice Association. The first five shows on Ed's all-time top-ten list are, in order, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and two from the BBC, Skins and Coupling. The remaining five shows are in constant flux, but they usually include Green Acres, The Twilight Zone and The Sopranos. 
 
 
 
 

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