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1 Sep 2009 // 9:00 PM

Adventureland

A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.

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My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex Drugs and Shakespeare by Jess Winfield

Have you ever wondered what William Shakespeare would have been like if he had been a graduate student at Santa Cruz in 1986?

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Having survived her initial success, Margaret Cho is ready to go back on TV

GLENDALE, Calif. — Standup comedian Margaret Cho was never the polite, little Asian girl who covered her mouth when she laughed and made straight As. In

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20 May 2009 // 3:18 AM

ABC and NBC took opposite approaches to filling their 2009-2010 schedules, which launch in September. ABC announced Tuesday it will add 11 new programs to its

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19 May 2009 // 8:00 AM

CHICAGO — Fox Broadcasting said Monday that it will add six new shows to its primetime schedule in the coming season — four comedies and two dramas —

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19 May 2009 // 1:29 AM

House There were few surprises in the announcement of the Fox 2009-2010 schedule made Monday: Big ratings draws like “Bones,” “24,” “House,” “American Idol” and “The

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7 May 2009 // 8:59 PM

Voyage of the Dammed

An affecting, if flawed, middlebrow drama about a seldom-discussed Depression-era tragedy.

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5 May 2009 // 5:01 AM

After what is turning out to be another disappointing season, NBC is understandably eager to focus on next year. Monday afternoon, the Peacock network, currently

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4 May 2009 // 1:00 AM

There are plenty of reasons why Chuck is currently on the verge of cancellation. Its location on Monday nights leading into Heroes was supposed to

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An Auteur’s Touch of Evil

The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.

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12 Mar 2009 // 9:00 AM

‘Kings’-makers hope their NBC series gets royal ratings

Some television shows are easy to explain. “CSI” is about those who collect clues. “Law & Order” focuses on catching and prosecuting criminals. “Kings” is

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9 Feb 2009 // 7:36 AM

Welcome to the ‘Dollhouse’

LOS ANGELES - Is it grindhouse camp? Extreme inflatable-girl fantasy? Latter-day Moses narrative? Or another case of a fickle network playing Lucy and the football

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Night Court: The Complete Second Season

Ladies and Gentlemen! Step right up! See the side-splitting sideshow in a chaotic carnival of comedy!

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2 Feb 2009 // 3:05 AM

Where the heck were the “Deal or No Deal” models? During Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame extravaganza, NBC trotted out personalities from pretty much every

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16 Dec 2008 // 12:03 PM

To judge from the reactions, you would think that Conan O’Brien had been put in handcuffs and driven off to the courthouse on corruption

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10 Dec 2008 // 4:36 AM

NBC would like you to believe that its strange scheme to install Jay Leno in a weeknight show at 10 p.m. is a bold stroke

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The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XIX

The way The Simpsons not only apes, but also twists familiar cultural touchstones shows reveals again that it's still smarter than all other parodists.

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16 Oct 2008 // 4:07 AM

It sounds like a sure blockbuster. Take a lush tropical setting, throw in pirates, cannibals, buried treasure, a couple dashing castaways, action, adventure, and, of

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6 Oct 2008 // 4:23 PM

The two-disc “Touch of Evil: 50th Anniversary Edition” DVD (Universal Home Entertainment, $27) is nothing less than a revelation, regardless of whether you’ve seen the

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The Simpsons: Season 20 Premiere

For its 20th season premiere, The Simpsons takes aim at all the big targets: bounty hunting, the IRA, and erotic baking.

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