'Mockingbird Lane': A show worth saving?
October 27th, 2012
10:45 AM ET

'Mockingbird Lane': A show worth saving?

[Editor's Note: Stop reading this post now if you don't want to know what happened on the premiere of "Mockingbird Lane."]

Friday night may very well have been the final word on NBC's "Mockingbird Lane," which boasts one of the most expensive pilots this season.

This reboot of the classic sitcom "The Munsters" reportedly cost $10 million, and you could see every penny on screen. (And yes, the theme song survived.)

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Duel of the new dramas: 'Nashville' takes on 'Chicago Fire'
October 11th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

Duel of the new dramas: 'Nashville' takes on 'Chicago Fire'

It was ABC's new drama "Nashville" that brought the heat in Wednesday night's ratings, beating other freshman drama, NBC's "Chicago Fire." According to critics, those were ratings well deserved.

Entertainment Weekly has already called "Nashville" - which stars Connie Britton as aging country singer Rayna and Hayden Panettiere as Juliette, the fresh country upstart threatening to take Rayna's throne - as the fall season's best new series.

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Latest TV superhero 'Arrow' offers little new
October 11th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Latest TV superhero 'Arrow' offers little new

[Editor's Note: This post contains spoilers to the October 10 premiere of The CW's new series "Arrow."]

The CW's premiere of "Arrow" has already succeeded where NBC's 2011 pilot of "Wonder Woman" did not, in that it actually made it on the air.

The series is based loosely on the "Green Arrow" DC comics (in a similar manner to "Smallville"), and it was certainly highly anticipated for all the obvious reasons. And despite some recent TV flops in the superhero genre, there will continue to be interest in small screen caped crusaders, since they've been ruling the box office.

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Darkest timeline? 'Community' and 'Whitney' premieres postponed
October 9th, 2012
09:33 AM ET

Darkest timeline? 'Community' and 'Whitney' premieres postponed

Twitter had a collective gnashing of teeth on Monday night as news spread that NBC's going to delay the planned October 19 premieres of "Community" and "Whitney."

More specifically - with all due respect to "Whitney," which surprised many observers when it was renewed last May - the devoted fanbase for "Community" went into an immediate uproar.

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Burning questions on '666 Park Avenue'
October 1st, 2012
01:15 PM ET

Burning questions on '666 Park Avenue'

The beginning of "666 Park Avenue" took me back 20 years to the short-lived "Ben Stiller Show." Stiller played a radio talk show host whose caller was obviously the devil. But, being a parody of horror shows like "Tales from the Darkside," it took a ridiculously long time for him to figure it out.

In the opening minutes of "666 Park Avenue," a violinist who played with bleeding hands was punished by being sent to another dimension - or perhaps eternal damnation - while the street address of his apartment building, 999 Park Avenue, appeared upside down (666) thanks to a shadow.

So, when Jane and her boyfriend Henry moved into the Drake apartment complex at the address in question, I immediately started wondering how long it would take for them to figure out that they've stepped into what could very well be the gateway to hell.

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'How I Met Your Mother': That's nice. Now who's the Mother?
September 25th, 2012
01:05 PM ET

'How I Met Your Mother': That's nice. Now who's the Mother?

After watching the season premiere of "How I Met Your Mother" on Monday, I realized that I'll most likely find the mother of my future children before Ted Mosby does (Vegas actually has me going off at 4-to-2 odds).

Then again, all I have to deal with is fate, chemistry, luck, mathematical probability and guys who have great abs, like Robin's new boyfriend.

Ted, on the other hand, has to deal with a show that refuses to get to the point.

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