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2013
Jan
6
 
 
The Brits have no equal in the annals of upper crust period dramas. And for the next seven Sundays, devoted fans of Downton Abbey will be in their own heavens on earth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
CBS gets to televise its first postseason pro football game of 2013, with the 11-5 Colts facing the 10-6 Ravens, who enjoy home-field advantage. The Colts have an emotional advantage of their own, though: coach Chuck Pagano, who returned to the sidelines last week after spending most of the season being treated for leukemia.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
This is Fox’s first postseason pro football game of the year, with the 10-6 Redskins hosting the 11-5 Seahawks. It’s a QB battle to watch: the Seahawks have rookie Russell Wilson, who ended the season with a quarterback rating of 100, and the Redskins have Robert Griffin III, who has electrified fans and impressed sportswriters all season.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
For the first new Good Wife of the New Year, there’s some especially good news: Michael J. Fox returns in his recurring role of wily attorney Louis Canning.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 3 begins tonight, and it’s the best season yet for this hit period drama series. Shirley MacLaine joins the cast in a much-publicized introductory appearance, but don’t expect her character to stick around for long. For more details, see my review in Bianculli’s Blog, and Ed Bark’s review in Uncle Barky’s Bytes. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
Given their curious joint histories – first as famous feuders, then, finally, as fast (though superficial) friends – this new edition of Oprah Winfrey’s profile series, focusing on the late-night TV host who spent years making fun of her, should be pretty interesting. Especially so, since Letterman rarely sits still for this sort of thing – and even then, isn’t likely to take it seriously throughout. But be prepared, because Winfrey does get him to open up about som
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
On this day in 1973, ABC premiered the first Schoolhouse Rock! short, "My Hero, Zero"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
6
 
 
With the return of Downton Abbey this week, there have been no shortage of satires going around the web. This one from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon mashes up the series with the talent-royalty upstairs at Late Night, and the underclass – the writers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
In the first postseason pro football game of 2013, the 10-6 Bengals visit the 12-4 Texans. They’re teams experiencing two very different types of momentum: the Bengals have won all but one of their last eight games, while the Texans have lost all but one of their last four.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
5
 
 
In the second half of today’s NBC postseason doubleheader, the 10-6 Vikings visit the 1105 Packers. The Packers have hot QB Aaron Rodgers, and the Vikings have hot running back Adrian Peterson, who averaged more than 200 yards a game in two games this season against the Packers.