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2010
Nov
19
 
 
American Idol's weekly results shows will get a Thursday night berth for the first time as part of a Fox midseason lineup that also includes five new series, all but one of them scripted. Idol, which will deploy new judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler plus some format changes, has been airing on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. But Season 10 inaugurates a Wednesday-Thursday shift...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Nov
4
 
 
Unappreciated at Emmy time and under-seen on HBO, The Larry Sanders Show only grows in stature as time marches on through the late-night talk TV minefield. All 89 episodes are now available via Shout! Factory, the video curator whose restoration projects and dedication to both the great and the bizarre merit yet another full-throated shout-out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Oct
6
 
 
Vocalist/pianist by night, collector/hoarder by day, here's a guy who knows what he likes. Michael Feinstein worships the kind of music that never goes out of fashion but almost assuredly will never be fully fashionable again. In other words, it's hard to imagine someone downloading Alexander's Ragtime Band on iTunes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
23
 
 
It really is a pain in the ass to correctly type the title of $#*! My Dad Says, which just as easily could be &%@! My Dad Says or even *&!$ My Dad Says. CBS also notes that some DVR search functions are "perplexed" by the title...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
17
 
 
Longtime HBO corporate communicator Quentin Schaffer couldn't resist aiming a little slingshot at a certain high-flying MTV show during his introduction of a press tour session for Boardwalk Empire. "HBO is proud to take you to the Jersey shore," he told TV critics last month. "The difference being you're going to see some great writing, some great directing and some great storytelling..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
15
 
 
Outlaw's premise remains preposterous, but now at least merits an asterisk. That's because its second episode is so markedly better than Wednesday night's premiere preview (10 p.m. ET), which follows the high wattage season finale of NBC's America's Got Talent...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
8
 
 
Bootys are shaken -- after first being stirred -- on The CW's new Hellcats. That may be reason enough for many to watch this first new fall series out of the chute. Trailing Wednesday's season premiere of America's Next Top Model at 9 p.m. ET, it's an abs 'n' ass answer to Fox's Glee...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
30
 
 
Jimmy Fallon proved to be an OK -- but not A-OK -- host of Sunday night's 62nd annual Emmys ceremony, which pitted the traditional NBC telecast against a companion live backstage webcast on nbc.com and other outlets. Neither presentation held up for the entire night. Nor did the Big Four broadcast networks, which this time were beaten in the overall hardware haul not only by HBO, but by AMC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
22
 
 
Plainly speaking, New Orleans has never been in very good shape. Poverty, greed, corruption and an overall laissez-faire "Big Easy" malaise have characterized the city since its sale to the U.S. in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. Then came Hurricane Katrina five summers ago...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Bark

Since 2006, Ed Bark's local and national TV stories and observations have been showcased on his pioneering website, www.unclebarky.com.  For 26 years before that, he was TV critic for the Dallas Morning News. He's a past president of the Television Critics Association, and for seven years served on the national Peabody Awards board.

 
 
 
 

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