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What To Watch: This Week's TV Picks

Posted 12.12.2011 | TV

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 "Fear Factor" (8PM ET, NBC) season premiere The anxiety-inducing competition series returns to NBC with all-new episodes featu...

Lucas Kavner

Are We Measuring TV Ratings All Wrong? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.16.2011 | Home

When it aired on television from 2003 to 2006, "Arrested Development" was a ratings disaster. The beloved Fox comedy's second season averaged out at a...


Posted 07.12.2011 | Media

"Chuck," the NBC spy dramedy with the devoted fan base and the struggling ratings, has been picked up for a shortened fifth season, according to multi...

Sarah Lancaster Married And Pregnant | Sara Hammel and Julie Jordan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The actress, 30, married her boyfriend of two years, attorney Matthew Jacobs, Saturday in a small ceremony in Southern California, her rep tells PEOPL...

"American Idol," "Lost," "Life," "Glee," "Justified," "Breaking Bad" and Many, Many More: Hundreds of Channels and Too Much to Watch

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

There was a scene many years ago on The West Wing in which President Josiah Bartlet, during one of his typically humorous exchanges with his stubborn ...

Lost, Bones, Whatever: Why Not Spoiler-Free TV?

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

The critics (and twitics) of late may preach the beauty of the marriage between TV and Twitter, but it isn't all one happy honeymoon.

TV and Twitter Go Together Like Cats and the Internet

Annie Stamell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Annie Stamell

I often find myself reflecting on shows that were cult hits in the 90s, like The X-Files, and wish I could go back in time, give all those diehard fans Twitter, and see what would happened.

TV: More Mea Culpas than a Confessional

Greg Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Evans

I spot a trend. Suddenly my TV set has more mea culpas than a confessional. Comedies admit they're not funny and never really were. Networks retreat from the stratagems they'd promised would be revolutionary.

Notes from the Media Party Circuit at Comic-Con

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Even with the outsize parties, the 6000-person screenings and all the action in the expansive exhibition floor, there were smaller and equally memorable moments throughout the Con.

Racial Advancement on TV: Is the Progress Depicted Well-Intentioned Fantasy?

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Russnow

I've been noticing over the past several years a tendency for the Media to depict racial togetherness in a manner that doesn't come close to representing reality.

NBC Teams With Subway To Bring Back "Chuck"

New York Times | Bill Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"Chuck" is coming back to NBC, and it has fresh reasons to be grateful. In a deal that NBC says came from its decision to go to advertisers early w...

Gossip Girl Holiday Cards

Daniel Sweren-Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Daniel Sweren-Becker

Just because the cameramen get a vacation doesn't mean our favorite gossip girls and boys aren't up to their usual shenanigans. Thankfully, they were kind enough to send the Huffington Post holiday cards that kept us up to speed.