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Attack coverage shifts regular programming

By | Apr 16, 2013

The Boston Marathon bombing yesterday interferes with nightly programming. Out of all the Big Four networks, ABC, FOX and CBS chose to continue with their regularly scheduled programming. NBC chose to pull its new episode of “Revolution,” a show about a war-torn world where people fight for energy. Many have frowned upon NBC’s decision, especially…

Walkers vs. zombies: Which show won the night?

By | Apr 1, 2013

“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s most popular television series, returned last night – at the exact same time AMC’s most popular series, “The Walking Dead,” ended its first season. Both “Game of Thrones” and “Walking Dead” are ratings juggernauts for their respective networks.  “The Walking Dead” consistently tops itself (and pretty much every show on the…

Apparently Satan looks a lot like President Obama

By | Mar 18, 2013

On March 3rd, The History Channel premiered “The Bible,” a ten-hour miniseries produced by Mark Burnett, to record ratings. The series became the subject of many entertainment news publications for its weird on-set happenings, but now the series is the subject of a political controversy. The March 17th episode of “The Bible” was the first…

Long-form science coverage takes many forms

By | Mar 5, 2013

Last post, I introduced some of social media’s coverage of science as a way to provide the everyday person with an easily accessible version of science happenings. Many of these are created with the intent to pique the interests of readers who may not have an existing affinity for science. For those whose interests have…

Heidi Klum branches out from ‘Project Runway’

By | Mar 4, 2013

“America’s Got Talent” has some big shoes to fill. The popular summer reality competition series lost one of its original judges last August. Sharon Osbourne, after publicly stating that NBC had fired her son after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, decided to leave the show. In February, it was announced that Mel B (also…

Is Netflix expecting ‘Arrested Development’ to bomb?

By | Feb 27, 2013

It was announced this morning that Ben Stiller would be reprising his role on “Arrested Development.” Stiller plays Tony Wonder on the cult comedy, a fellow magician and rival for Gob. While great news for “Arrested Development” fans, this is just one more celebrity in an already star-studded season. Previously announced guest stars include Kristen…

The saddest ‘Revenge’ yet?

By | Feb 18, 2013

Last night on ABC’s ‘Revenge,’ a long loved and loathed character was killed off. If you watch ‘Revenge’ and haven’t seen the episode yet – spoiler alert! Amanda Clarke, the original Emily Thorne, was murdered by Jack Ryan last night on the popular ABC soap. Whether you liked her or hated her, you have to…

G4 vs. The Esquire Channel?

By | Feb 12, 2013

It was officially announced early this morning that G4 – a channel known for its gaming focus – it officially being rebranded by NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines as the “Esquire Channel.”  While understandable due to G4’s overall low ratings, the decision has received a lot of backlash from viewers. The Esquire Channel has already acquired…

Beyonce: Destroyer of Super Bowls

By | Feb 4, 2013

Okay, so she wasn’t actually responsible for last night’s power outage, but nobody can deny that Queen B absolutely killed it last night. As somebody who loves television – but not sports – I was excited about two things last night: the commercials and Beyonce’s halftime performance. The commercials weren’t too stellar this year, but it’s…

“New Girl” takes a giant step

By | Jan 30, 2013

For anyone who watches “New Girl” but didn’t catch last night’s episode, I recommend you stop reading here.  Spoilers ahead! Many viewers get irritated when the romance of two main characters is drawn out for season after season after season. If you were worried about “New Girl” following that trend, then last night’s episode was…

Girl meets public: Star of “Girl Meets World” gets cast

By | Jan 29, 2013

The buzz about Disney Channel’s upcoming “Boy Meets World” sequel “Girl Meets World” hasn’t died yet. After a nationwide casting search, the nineties spinoff has found its “Girl.”  Having credits in both “The Back-up Plan” and the fourth “Spy Kids” film, 11-year-old Rowan Blanchard has been given the title role. This is great news -…

Happy Pilot Season!

By | Jan 24, 2013

As much as I love the holidays (which I talked about in my last blog post), pilot season is definitely the most wonderful time of the year. Pilot season — which, in the television industry, comes right after development season — is when broadcast networks have chosen scripts to make into actual episodes. This is…