DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2008
Oct
23
 
 
Tonight at 9:30 ET on NBC is the third and final Thursday prime-time special edition of "Saturday Night Live's" "Weekend Update." Next week, Tina Fey's "30 Rock" returns to the schedule, reclaiming its old time slot with its third-season premiere...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
23
 
 
So many channels, so little capacity. That's why many cable systems still aren't offering channels that have been around for awhile. Like 'Boomerang', the "classic" Cartoon Network spinoff that's been around since 2000, yet still reaches relatively few cable homes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
22
 
 
Is there nothing that cannot be somehow politicized in this wacky presidential election year? Could we please stop treating momentous current events like some handy celebreality/amusement/promotional platform?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
22
 
 
Let us pray... for ABC's "Pushing Daisies." Last year, it was the best new show of the season -- but it was a short season because of the strike, and ABC opted to stockpile episodes and return this fall rather than resume last spring. Big mistake...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
21
 
 
Look up "weird" in the dictionary, and you might well find the 1962 flick The World's Greatest Sinner, a bizarre odyssey of anointedness in rock music, religion and politics that unreels Friday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
20
 
 
In the short window of opportunity between last Wednesday's final presidential debate and Nov. 4's Election Day, there are only two arenas for the candidates to visit in hopes of reaching sizable national audiences and winning their votes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
17
 
 
John McCain showed up on Letterman's CBS show Thursday, and was lampooned in prime time on NBC's "SNL Weekend Update" Thursday the same night. Also, new TV versions of the movie "Crash" and the novel "Robinson Crusoe" are unveiled this weekend. Let's get right to them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
17
 
 
One more Paul Newman post, and I'm done. (For now, anyhow.) The late actor won Oscars, made millions for charity, and did much more to be remembered for. But I'm willing to wager he'll live longest in fans' hearts for one performance that snooty cineastes might be too inclined to discount...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
16
 
 
Wednesday's third and final presidential debate of the 2008 election campaign was something we haven't seen this year, or in many previous election cycles. This debate, in both structure and execution, was... an actual debate...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
15
 
 
The last time John McCain felt great pressure to do something to gain attention and shift momentum in his direction, he selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. So what will he do tonight, when he and Barack Obama debate one last time, before the largest TV audience available in one place before the election? Who knows? Which is why the debate really does qualify as must-see TV...