DAVID BIANCULLI

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2010
Jun
10
 
 
There's so much going on, I'm going to try and catch up in one big burst. Today's column will cover a) the latest TV WORTH WATCHING TV-to-Movie contest; b) the latest late-night "war"; and c) a delightful new talk show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
9
 
 
The third season of HBO's True Blood begins Sunday (9 p.m. ET), picking up right where last year's season ended -- and man, is it a joy to have back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
8
 
 
Time really does make the heart grow fonder for vintage TV. Shows originally loathed by the critics and cool kids can morph into "classics" after decades of reruns and memories nurtured by those who grew up with them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
8
 
 
Dennis Hopper is remembered tonight on Turner Classic Movies with a five-film salute covering the earlier years of his half-century acting career. No Apocalypse Now or Blue Velvet here, no Speed or Colors, but a good selection of youthful supporting roles, lead turns and the directing debut of the Hollywood iconoclast who died May 29...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
7
 
 

Torchwood lives! And not in the Americanized form that Fox was considering, either. The juicy scifi-sex-comedy-drama-adventure sensation is returning in its original format seen here on BBC America -- but it's moving to Starz, which is eager to make noise in premium cable...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
4
 
 
Natalie Wood is June's Star of the Month at Turner Classic Movies, honored with 25 films unreeling Monday nights starting this week...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
4
 
 
Let everybody else watch those Golden Girls marathons. We'll pay tribute to Rue McClanahan after her Thursday death by savoring the actress' most recent, and most raucous, series work. Sordid Lives runs in marathon form on LOGO Sunday night 8 p.m.-2 a.m. ET -- all 12 episodes of the trailer park trashcom in which McClanahan plays matriarch to a screwy crew of drunks, pill poppers, closet gays, amputees, and male Tammy Wynette wannabes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
4
 
 
One night a few months back, I got lucky and found Chelsea Lately, Chelsea Handler's weeknight talk show at 11 ET on the E! network. It took just a minute to get hooked by her jaded, world-weary, no-time-for-it-all shtick that was high on smarts, and extremely low on patience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
2
 
 
[Bianculli here: First CBS denied "The New Adventures of Old Christine" a spot on its upcoming fall schedule, then yanked it Wednesday night for a special-night rerun of "How I Met Your Mother." Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller thinks Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and her very funny sitcom (that's my verdict, too), got a raw deal...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jun
1
 
 
The results are in for the latest TV WORTH WATCHING guess-the-opening-weekend grosses of movies based on TV. I'll reveal the winner(s) in a moment, but man, the clear loser is MacGruber. The latest Saturday Night Live spinoff managed to scrape up only $4.1 million of ticket sales its opening weekend...