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2012
Nov
27
 
 
On this day in 1980, ABC introduced the sitcom Bosom Buddies, which served as the first significant role for actor Tom Hanks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
On this day in 1956, NBC debuted the game show, The Price is Right...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
Joe Manganiello continues his guest role as Brad, the former friend and current nemesis of Marshall (Jason Segel), in this episode. It’s called “Twelve Angry Women,” and it pits the two men in the courtroom, as rival attorneys arguing a case against a jury of impressionable ladies – who are impressed, especially, by Brad’s flirtatious charms.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
Part 1 of 4. This 1993 sequel to the 1989 miniseries Lonesome Dove has two drawbacks: Robert Duvall’s character from the first miniseries is dead, and Tommy Lee Jones’ character of Woodrow F. Call is played, this time around, by Jon Voight. But Rick Schroder is back as Newt, and other new Dove players this time around, in a story that’s less not as epic as the original but still is worth watching, include William L. Petersen, Dennis Haysbert and Reese Witherspoon.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
This 1940 version of the Jane Austen novel remains one of the best adaptations, in part because it has some of the best performances. Greer Garson and Maureen O’Sullivan star, and Mr. Darcy is played by Laurence Olivier.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
This is the episode in which Miles and Monroe (Billy Burke, David Lyons) finally confront each other face to face. You could say the meeting is disastrous, but the disaster – of the permanent blackout variety – happened a long time ago. Fans of this show, beware: This midseason finale is the last first-run episode until March. Four months from now.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
26
 
 
This 1943 romantic classic, based on the Charlotte Bronte novel, presents Joan Fontaine in the title role, and Orson Welles as the haunted lord who hires her as a nanny. Also starring: Margaret O’Brien and, in a role a few decades before Endora on Bewitched, Agnes Moorehead.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
25
 
 
This day in 2008 marked the final episode of The Shield on FX...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
25
 
 
Season 3 of Downton Abbey, featuring Shirley MacLaine, doesn’t premiere until next year – okay, January 6, but still, it’s a wait. In the meantime, here’s a new special, a retrospective that will remind fans what we’ve been missing, and initiate newcomers to what’s about to come. Angela Lansbury hosts. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
25
 
 
Last week, Judd Hirsch guest starred as a judge, and gave a typically complex, captivating performance. This week’s new episode presents another guest star who can be counted on to provide the same: Stockard Channing, playing Veronica, the meddling mother of Julianna Margulies’ Alicia. This is her first appearance, but I’m already betting she’ll make more.