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Quick, Before It's Gone: Should Networks Cancel Shows Early?

When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming.

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The Class Conciousness of Judge Judy

Judge Judy has been on the air for almost 20 years now, a legacy that continues to be built on the exploitation of others.

Culture

Supply and Demand Stokes the Fires of the Illicit Press

Tired of the Kardashians and their kind? Sorry, but they are keeping an industry alive.

Television

Reality TV's Enduring Racism (and Other Proclivities)

Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, it casts according to race and sexual orientation.

Television

The Plight of 'Secondary Sex'

On TV and in the movies, there's no time after the "first time'".

Television

Why 'The Amazing Race' Can't Lose

With rare exception CBS's Amazing Race has had a lock on the annual Emmy, but its wins are more about formula than quality.

Film

A Short Shrift to Short Films?

Can showing short and experimental films in real movie theaters be a sign of disrespect?

Television

The New Unholy Alliance of Kids and Reality TV

Reality television has come for our children. And there’s not a damned thing we can do about it.

Television

Bravo's Shaky Future

When it comes to its programming, what put the cable channel on the map may soon also lead to its downfall.

Film

How to Improve the Oscars... Or at Least Shorten the Telecast

Believe it or not, the annual Academy telecast doesn't have to be a slog. Here are some ways to speed it up and still get the job done.

Television

Shades of Grey: Television in Black and White

Recent trends in black and white viewership are changing TV's big picture, making it not so black and white.

Television

On Pushing the Edge of Edgy Jokes

By speaking more freely about rape, do we help destigmatize it? Or do we run the risk of trivializing it and cheapening its devastation?

Television

The Tested Truth About 'Maury Povich'

More than just "Baby Daddy's" are revealed every day on Maury Povich's long-running talkshow.

Television

The Downfall of the News Junkie

Is there such a thing as being "too informed"?

Television

January Jones and the Fight for a Public Persona

As other celebrities have learned before her, January Jones's work and talent is no match for the gossip surrounding her.

Television

Isn't It Shocking?

With ample amounts of blood and guts, TV today is pushing the envelope of the violence. But is all this gore just masquerading creative shortcomings?

Television

She Haunts Me Still: My Trip to Jenny Jones

More than a decade since attending her show, the not so behind-the-scenes tactics of day time talk still linger.

Television

'Big Brother' Afterthoughts: The Season of the Racists?

As the controversial season of the CBS reality show concludes for the season, it's time to reflect on what we've learned about TV... and ourselves.

Television

The Worst Thing I Ever Saw

Sometimes TV is so bad it's not even "bad" in a good way! And sometimes it's memorable for all the wrong reasons.


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