DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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2009
Oct
13
 
 
How long have we been waiting for Season 5 of The Mary Tyler Moore Show? Well, the Season 4 DVD set came out in June 2006, so it was more than a three-year wait for Season 5 to hit shelves Oct. 6...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
13
 
 
Because you can just never learn enough about duct tape, here's a new hour of Mythbusters (Wednesday at 9 p.m. and midnight ET, Discovery) in which Adam and Jamie somehow manage to keep their giddy tests of this beloved product down to the show's usual hour length...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
12
 
 
When I teach my film and TV courses at Rowan University, I tell my students that I started writing, as a TV critic for a daily newspaper, when I was about their age. This weekend, I heard from the newspaper editor who gave me that opportunity -- as well as from a college professor who made me want to be one myself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
9
 
 
While the Warner Bros. studio was making a mint making gritty gangster pix in their 1930s heyday, they were also making "prestige" pictures with one chameleonic actor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
7
 
 
The boys are back in town. South Park returns with new episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Comedy Central. Tonight's Season 13 entry may be hitting two trendy birds with one stone...it also involves ghost hunters, another current reality TV obsession...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
6
 
 
Think "sports documentaries," and you think of elegiac baseball histories or NFL Films mythologizing that game into a patriotic religion. Certainly ESPN hasn't done much to change this perspective, but maybe that's changing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
5
 
 
And no one expects Monty Python's Flying Circus to be 40 years old. But Britain's seminal silly surreality first hit the air that long ago today, with all its dead parrots and fish-slapping dances. Wait two more weeks, and IFC commemmorates the event...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
5
 
 
Due to advance interest from at least one major bookstore chain, the publication date of my Smothers Brothers book has been moved up. Instead of arriving the first week of 2010, the book now will be in stores December 1, in plenty of time for holiday gift-giving. For me, that's a great Christmas gift already...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
4
 
 
He's been dead for 80 years, but he's still a singular star. Lon Chaney again takes the spotlight for Turner Classic Movies this October, being Hollywood's creepiest continuing presence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Oct
3
 
 
Friday -- October 2, 2009 -- was the 50th anniversary of Rod Serling's classic CBS anthology series, The Twilight Zone. Yet neither CBS nor Syfy bothered to make a big deal of it. Or even a small one...