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2014
Nov
24
 
 
MIDSEASON FINALE: The last episode of the year – but not the season – for Gotham is a very confrontational one, but also a step forward: One of the many people crossing the path of young Bruce Wayne in tonight’s episode is a young woman named Ivy. But he should steer clear of her, because eventually, she’s Poison.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
24
 
 
Last night, Taylor Swift opened the American Music Awards, performing her newest single – and tonight, in addition to her temporary role as mentor, she performs on The Voice. When it comes to selling and releasing and staging her own music, she makes Lady Gaga look like a slacker.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
24
 
 
Last week, Jane (Gina Rodriguez) ended the episode by kissing Rafael – and tonight, Rogelio has a confrontation with Rafael, and he’s not at all happy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
24
 
 
On this day in 1996, CBS presented a miniseries version of Truman Capote's celebrated nonfiction crime novel, In Cold Blood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
On this day in 1963, the BBC introduced the the first incarnation of Doctor Who...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
The latest honoree of this prize, named after the greatest humorist and political satirist in American history, is Jay Leno. Guests assembled for the night’s festivities include Leno’s Tonight Show successor, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld and Betty White. Not to rain on Leno’s parade, but every year at this time, I wonder: Why in the hell hasn’t this award been bestowed upon the Smothers Brothers, whose sense of humor, and outrage, matched Mark Twain’s i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
This is one of the video snippets in my current Personal Theory of TV Evolution exhibit at the apexart gallery in New York’s TriBeCa – in a display about the earliest TV programming I can remember. Except, back then, the entire 1939 movie was in black and white, at least to me, because, as a young kid, I was watching on my family’s black-and-white TV set. Back then, you had  to wait a year for Oz to show up on television. Now you can watch it any time, on your own DVD &nda
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
After a series of harrowing episodes showing one or two of our hardy survivors at a time, tonight’s adventure reunites many of them in a “gang’s all here” kind of reunion. Well, many of them, anyway. And they’re reuniting for yet another grim and risky battle – this time to mount a surprise invasion of the medical facility where two of their own are being held against their will.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
Last week, Saul (Mandy Patinkin) escaped from captivity, and was led by Carrie (Claire Danes) to safety – until he wasn’t. What a dramatic episode. And what’s to happen this week, now that Saul is back in enemy hands, and the identity of the CIA double agent has been exposed?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
23
 
 
MIDSEASON FINALE: Last week, I asked, “Could things get any worse for poor Cary Agos (Matt Czuchry)?” The answer was yes – he now has a bodyguard, and even though he had a clear-the-air face-to-face conversation with Bishop, the danger remains palpable. And tonight, in an episode titled “The Trial,” Cary faces a judge, and a jury, in the trial that may send him away for 15 years.