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2011
Jan
10
 
 
Hard to believe, but the pioneering CBS sitcom All in the Family turns 40 years old Wednesday, having premiered as a midseason entry with a timid disclaimer on January 12, 1971. Harder to believe, but some of the stuff in that pilot wouldn't pass today's politically uber-correct prime-time broadcast TV standards... The history of All in the Family, in which Carroll O'Connor embodied one of television's most original and iconic roles as cab-driver bigot Archie Bunker, is as unusual and unlikel
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
7
 
 
TV's traditional start-of-the-year dormant period is officially over. This Sunday, five new shows premiere -- two that are excellent, one that is very good, one that is not very good, and one that is horrid. On the high end of the spectrum, there's the fabulous Downton Abbey on PBS's Masterpiece Classic and the surprisingly clever Episodes, starring Matt LeBlanc, on Showtime. On the other end...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
5
 
 
Just a fast note of warning about two impending TV offerings televised Thursday night, Jan. 6 -- one not to be missed, and the other not to be watched. One of them is the third-season premiere of MTV's Jersey Shore. And, thank the TV gods, the other one isn't. Instead, it's a very special episode of CBS's The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
4
 
 
It's still a couple of weeks before new judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez show up on Fox's American Idol, and before Piers Morgan, familiar as both a judge on NBC's America's Got Talent and a winner of the same network's Celebrity Apprentice, fills Larry King's interview chair on CNN. But another familiar TV judge can be judged tonight at 8 ET on CBS, when the new Live to Dance series showcases, yes, Paula Abdul...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
3
 
 
Since cable TV is now dominating the genres in which the broadcast networks once did their best (drama and comedy series), it makes sense they'd also inherit what broadcast TV used to do worst -- namely, tacky ripped-from-the-headlines telemovies. This particularly puerile subgenre of television isn't extinct these days. It's alive, and not very well, on Lifetime...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jan
1
 
 
We've got reason to celebrate here at TV WORTH WATCHING: In 2010, the roster of writers expanded exponentially, the redesign brought daily video and other offerings to the site, and we've got equally ambitious plans for 2011. And personally, part of it begins now, as I make a sincere resolution to try to offer one new daily feature for you loyal, treasured readers...