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2008
Dec
11
 
 
First the FX drama "The Shield" ended, perfectly. Then, two weeks later, the ABC comedy-drama "Boston Legal" ended, perfectly. And that same day, NBC announced, far from perfectly, it would replace all weekday 10 p.m. ET programming with a new Jay Leno talk show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
10
 
 
Now that Jay Leno has landed -- and landed at a surprising place, in prime time on NBC -- the other players in the late-night wars of 2008-09 can begin planning their moves...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
9
 
 
I had intended to devote today's column to ABC's "Boston Legal" finale (thoroughly delightful), then to Craig Ferguson's remembrance of his mother on CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (touchingly emotional). Both deserve fuller attention...But today's breaking-news topic, trumping the others, is NBC's reported decision to turn over its 10 p.m. hour each weeknight next fall to a new talk show hosted by Jay Leno.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
8
 
 
December 8, 2008 9:21 AM ABC's Boston Legal, one of the braver and more delightful TV series of the past five years, ends tonight, with a two-hour episode that concludes with one last scene on the balcony. And that's only fitting, since this David E. Kelley series has done more for the balcony scene than any drama since Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet... Last week's episode had Carl, the attorney played by John Larroquette, complaining that there was nothing on TV worth watching, especially
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
4
 
 
On CNN tonight, Christiane Amanpour looks at 70 years of genocide, in a two-hour "CNN Presents" special...On ABC, meanwhile, in a one-hour special, Barbara Walters interviews Miley Cyrus, Michael Phelps and eight other people she considers "fascinating." Is it unfair to compare the two?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
4
 
 
Thirty years later, the legend lives on. I, Claudius was an early hit for PBS' Masterpiece Theatre in the public broadcaster's first decade, topping critics' 1976 best-of lists...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
3
 
 
Don't look now -- or, rather, DO look now -- but there are some new TV talk show hosts in town, and they're unexpectedly fabulous. Almost shockingly so: William Shatner? Elvis Costello? Yes, and yes. Big time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
2
 
 
Here's a TV mystery for you: Beginning tonight, ABC's According to Jim is back. In prime time. With new episodes. Starting its eighth season. It's an inexplicable rebound, more improbable than the return from the ashes of Fox's "Family Guy"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
1
 
 
Welcome to Cyber Monday! Shop for TV DVDs, and Plan Your Holiday Viewing, Here at TV WORTH WATCHING... Because it's Cyber Monday, TV WORTH WATCHING is making it easy for you. Click on one of the Santa-hatted home-page puppies, and start shopping for the best, or most holiday-appropriate, TV shows on DVD...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Dec
1
 
 
Oh, boy! One of the coolest Christmas episodes ever! Married With Children announced its subversive presence on nascent network Fox back in 1987 by offing old St. Nick, or at least a muscatel-chugging mall approximation of same who plummeted from a helicopter into the Bundy backyard...