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Home Field Advantage: Inside 'Friday Night Lights'new

A look at the first-string cast, crew, and city that have made Friday Night Lights a television playmaker season after season.
Austin Chronicle  |  Belinda Acosta  |  04-29-2010  |  TV

Gov't Workers Were Embedded in NBC During Olympicsnew

The British Columbia government had employees who were "embedded" within the CTV and NBC television networks during the Olympics, according to Tourism, Culture and the Arts Minister Kevin Krueger.
The Georgia Straight  |  Charlie Smith  |  04-05-2010  |  Media

Home Again: 'Parenthood' on NBCnew

Though it now bears a more-than-passing resemblance to ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family, Parenthood does quite a few things right. The cast, for starters, is impressive.
Weekly Alibi  |  Devin D. O’Leary  |  03-30-2010  |  TV

Shot Puts and Handjobs: It's the Olympics!new

Isn't it long past due that the Olympics included a Shark Jumping event? The whole sweaty spectacle vaulted into inconsequence years ago.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Jim Washburn  |  08-15-2008  |  Sports

'Last Comic Standing' Makes Sure You Go Home Unhappynew

Unlike American Idol, pros are allowed to compete NBC's comedy competition. Too bad the voters prefer Larry the Cable Guy to David Cross.
Willamette Week  |  Daniel Carlson  |  06-25-2008  |  TV

Behind the Scenes of 'Saturday Night Live' with Comedy Writer Bryan Tuckernew

The unseen workings of SNL are controlled chaos, the result of painstaking detail and hours of writing and rewriting. For Tucker, the funny white kid from the Virginia suburbs with a knack for riffing on hip-hop culture, it's the pinnacle.
Style Weekly  |  Brent Baldwin  |  04-30-2008  |  TV

'Predator' Gets Caughtnew

After years of putting suspected pedophiles on the hot seat, the people behind the Dateline segment "To Catch a Predator" now find themselves in a tough spot. Last week, a judge decided there is enough evidence for a lawsuit against the hit show to go to trial.
Weekly Alibi  |  Simon McCormack  |  03-11-2008  |  TV

Drawn and Quarterednew

The predictable failure of Quarterlife.
Willamette Week  |  Dan Carlson  |  03-05-2008  |  TV

American Gladiator Auditions the Best of the Worstnew

If your wife can kick your ass, you might be an American Gladiator.
Westword  |  Adam Cayton-Holland  |  02-12-2008  |  TV

'Lipstick Jungle' Demeans Women, Pretends to be Feministnew

In actuality, the series is shamelessly anti-feminist. It falls all over itself to show that these powerful women are really scared little girls inside.
Isthmus  |  Dean Robbins  |  02-11-2008  |  TV

How the Mighty Have Fallennew

Though it gets its name from a Roman blood sport, American Gladiators takes most of its cues from Greek mythology.
San Antonio Current  |  Luke Baumgarten  |  01-23-2008  |  TV

'The Singing Bee' Creates Sweet TVnew

It's easy to dismiss NBC's ratings smash as the kind of eye candy/ear Muzak that contributes to the decline of Western civilization -- but make no mistake, this game show is a genius mix of the washed-up and the newly found.
New York Press  |  Stan Friedman  |  09-06-2007  |  TV

Pew and Crynew

Aidan Quinn stars in The Book of Daniel, a new network drama about desperate Episcopalians.
The Village Voice  |  Joy Press  |  01-06-2006  |  TV

A Flood of Emotionsnew

For African-Americans across America, Hurricane Katrina left scars that will last a lifetime.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Kia Gregory  |  10-05-2005  |  Disasters

Media Moguls, Not Looters, Killed Media's Truth Tellersnew

For the first 120 hours after Hurricane Katrina, TV journalists were let off their leashes by their mogul owners, but once the crisis point had passed, most broadcasters went back to business as usual.
L.A. Weekly  |  Nikki Finke  |  09-16-2005  |  Media

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