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2012
Apr
2
 
 
Of Monday's two new American Masters literary profiles on PBS, the much better one is titled Hey, Boo! And if your response is "Boo who?," my response is: Quit your crying...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
2
 
 
She's more of an actress, and an icon, than you think. The perennially underrated Doris Day gets a different kind of Turner Classic Movies salute -- it's a week-long festival in all of which mid-century America's favorite blonde (sorry, Marilyn) proves herself adept...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
On this particular day, April 1, there are so many TV shows of note that there wasn't room for them all in BIANCULLI'S BEST BETS. So today only, if you want to find out about the best shows on TV tonight, keep reading BIANCULLI'S BLOG here...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
(Logo, 6 a.m. Sunday - 6 a.m. Monday ET) What better way to begin a new month – especially this month – than to revel in a 24-hour marathon of this 1995 character study, starring Elizabeth Berkley as a small-town dancer who comes to Las Vegas to ride a dream, and a pole? Gina Gershon plays a Vegas headliner who takes Berkley’s Nomi under her wing (among other places), in a story that mixes the backstage rivalry of All About Eve with the sexual subtlety of The Opening of Misty B
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
And Showgirls isn’t the only marathon being served up by television today. There’s also this marathon from MTV, which presents 13 episodes -- an entire season -- of last year’s Jersey Shore. For those who can’t get enough of Pauly D and Snooki and the rest of these nattering nabobs of narcissism, here’s a full baker’s dozen – which, in any case, Shore is a lot.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
And if, at the end of 13 hours of Jersey Shore, you still need more Garden State TV, here comes a new hour of Jerseylicious. This reality show about a beauty salon staff devotes its focus, tonight, to Olivia’s attempt to solve a newly gestating workplace mystery: “the case of the pregnant staffer.” Spoiler Alert: I’m betting the culprit is a woman. That’s Tracy on the left, and those are Olivia on the right.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
What could possibly bring Kim Zolciak to tears in tonight’s new episode of this Georgia-based Housewives reality show? Did someone say something hurtful? Did someone play Ray Charles singing "Georgia on My Mind"? Did someone make Kim watch an episode of her own series? Hard to predict, because this is a reality show that transcends its genre – and has very little in common with reality itself.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
1
 
 
In tonight’s new Season 2 episode of Long Island Medium, Teresa Caputo goes to the gym – and encounters a spirit that hampers her efforts to complete her workout. Amazing. At my gym, I’m haunted by a similar spirit. It’s the one that whispers in my ear, very convincingly, “Forget working out with the weights. Just go straight to the handball court again.” Ooooooh. That’s scary, boys and girls.