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2012
Apr
5
 
 
Along comes ABC's "Scandal," another aggravatingly imperfect melodrama from "Grey's Anatomy/Private Practice" creator Shonda Rhimes...with the key characters tending to speed-talk as though they're all in a Go-Kart race...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
The 71st Annual Peabody Awards committee announced their latest awards Wednesday, and among those recognized were Showtime's "Homeland," HBO's "Game of Thrones," and IFC's "Portlandia." Also nabbing highly prized Peabody's for 2011...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
On paper, who would have thought the best laughs this midseason come from a drug addict in rehab and a woman who may be dying from cancer? Showtime knows what makes us laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
Tonight, the surviving Top 8 take on the music of the 1980s – with Gwen Stefani as one of the guest mentors. No Doubt, she will display a strong connection to both the music and the contestants.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE_ After the special sneak preview, here comes this series itself – in which Betty White plays ringleader to a band of geriatric pranksters. Will this NBC series be a worthy successor to the likes of Candid Camera? Don't know yet. More to the point: What do the playful schemers on this show have that the ones on, say, the new incarnation of MTV’s Punk’d do not? Depends.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
Among the stories featured tonight is a Kate Snow profile of Jin Xing, a celebrated Chinese ballerina who has become a cultural icon and a national celebrity over the past 17 years. What makes this such a singular story, especially from China, is that she used to be a he – and came out, long ago, as the first person in China to admit publicly to a sex-change operation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
Forget the early blooms, unseasonably warm days and chirping birds of April. For me, the first reliable sign that spring and summer are on the way, and the long winter season is over, is the first prime-time telecast of Jaws. And here it is, with more iconic scenes than in a dozen other blockbuster movies. As Quint toasts at one point: “Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women…”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
4
 
 
Just in time for the holidays, Cartman produces a video that he claims to capture the first visual proof of a scary new creature that preys upon participants of Easter Egg hunts: the dreaded Jewpacabra. (Send emails to South Park, please, not here.)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
3
 
 
This week, PBS's "American Masters" is profiling novelist Harper Lee, and cable's USA is airing her "To Kill a Mockingbird" in honor of both the 50th anniversary of the film...Now President Barack Obama is part of the salute...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
3
 
 
In the second hour of today’s Today, Matt Lauer’s one-day special co-host is Sarah Palin (identified on air by the network as a Fox News Contributor when Lauer interviewed her in the opening hour). A co-host doesn’t usually interview his guest host one hour, then turn around and swap anchor duties the next – but there’s nothing usual about this particular morning-show move at all. Not when former Today co-host Katie Couric is guest hosting ABC’s Good Morning A