June 4th, 2013
11:32 AM ET

Remembering 'All in the Family' in LP form

Perusing through your parents’ music collection is part of growing up.

For my generation, it was going through various stereo systems, containers and shelves for albums, cassettes, 45s and 8-tracks to learn what our forefathers (and mothers) listened to when they were our age, as well as what they enjoy today.

Many Saturdays ago, I was looking through my folks’ circa-1960s “entertainment center” (a stereo system that covered the entire wall of a dining room, complete with record/8-track player on one side and actual albums and tapes on the other) when I came upon this peculiar LP. It said “All in the Family,” and featured the cast of the iconic CBS sitcom on the cover. The track listings only added to the mystery – “Sweetie Pie Roger,” “Shove Yours” and “VD Day” didn’t sound like songs Casey Kasem would play on “American Top 40.”

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'Bachelorette' Desiree meets her suitors
May 28th, 2013
12:10 PM ET

'Bachelorette' Desiree meets her suitors

It's the ninth season of "The Bachelorette" and, for current titleholder Desiree Hartsock, this season is her "Cinderella" story. (That makes Chris Harrison her fairy godmother, naturally.)

If you're just joining us, Desiree was rejected by Sean Lowe during last season's "Bachelor," saving her from spending the last few months with a reserved seat at "Dancing with the Stars." But she's bounced back in a big way and is ready to find love - hopefully with one of the 25 men looking to compete for her heart.

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'DWTS' crowns champ as show ponders future
May 22nd, 2013
09:45 AM ET

'DWTS' crowns champ as show ponders future

The 16th season of "Dancing with the Stars" came to a close Tuesday night, and the first "American Idol" contestant to compete on the ABC series ended up on top.

Country singer Kellie Pickler overcame tough challenges from actress Zendaya, gymnast Aly Raisman and football star Jacoby Jones to take home the Mirror Ball Trophy. Pickler closed out her run with a trio of perfect 30s in the two-night finale.

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May 15th, 2013
10:35 AM ET

Final four celebs named for 'DWTS'

"Dancing with the Stars" woke up Tuesday to some bad news, as ABC announced that the long-running series would be cut to one night a week starting this fall.

But the show must go on, and that means putting on a happy face and staging what may be the second-to-last results show in series history.

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ABC cutting 'DWTS' to one night in fall schedule
May 14th, 2013
02:33 PM ET

ABC cutting 'DWTS' to one night in fall schedule

ABC is bringing in some big guns to shake up its 2013-14 schedule, revealing a lineup that the network said reflects its "innovation and stability."

As expected, ABC picked up Joss Whedon's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and the spinoff "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland."  "S.H.I.E.L.D." will air on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET, launching a night of four new series, while "Wonderland" has the daunting task of battling "The X Factor" and "The Big Bang Theory" on Thursday nights at 8pm.

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May 14th, 2013
09:37 AM ET

Judges in a generous mood on 'DWTS'

To say the judges have been quite stingy on this season's "Dancing with the Stars" is a bit of an understatement.

Entering Monday night's semifinals, the three-judge panel only handed out one perfect score all season.  That all changed last night, as the judges were handing out 30s like they were giving them away.

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