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NBC Sets Premiere Dates For 'Smash,' '1600 Penn' & More

Posted 10.30.2012 | TV

NBC is gearing up for midseason and has announced the premiere dates for new shows and key return dates for shows such as "Smash," "Revolution" and "T...

How 'The Voice' Helped NBC Get Its Groove Back

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.29.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- During NBC's slow slide to near-irrelevancy in prime time over the past decade, a succession of entertainment executives sat in boardrooms...

Why 'Revolution' Is A Hit (And Why It Still Has A Problem)

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.22.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Whatever you want to say about "Revolution's" flaws (and this earnest show has one huge stumbling block), there's no doubt that it's successfully avoiding a number of traps and pitfalls in its quest to help NBC keep the lights on.

Millennials Are Turning Green

Erin Schrode | Posted 12.19.2012 | Impact
Erin Schrode

If youth are the future, we must lead the charge for positive, collaborative change... and young people are stepping up in cities, towns, and villages worldwide to defy the odds, to achieve the impossible.

TV Ratings: NBC On The Up & Up

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 12.10.2012 | TV

NEW YORK — It may not qualify as a revolution, but after years of relentless bad news in the ratings, NBC has opened the new television season w...

Why I Vowed Never To Pass By One Of These Again

Erin McHugh | Posted 12.10.2012 | Fifty
Erin McHugh

Never pass a lemonade stand. It's one of my favorite things to do for a few reasons. Kids get so excited every time you stop that they sort of wiggle around with excitement, tell you the wrong price, and thank you profusely. How many times do you run across that in your daily transactions?

Secret Warning From the Sun

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Lawrence E. Joseph

Recent research indicates that the sun has secretly been sending vitally important messages to piles of radioactive medical waste. No joke.

'Revolution,' 'Go On,' 'The New Normal' Get Full Season Orders

Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

"Revolution" will stick around NBC for a full season. The network has ordered additional episodes of the J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke series. Comedies ...

NBC Rises From The Ashes For Big Ratings Win

Posted 10.02.2012 | TV

Like a phoenix, NBC has risen from the ashes of the past and reclaimed the top spot ... for now. According to the network, it was tops in the 18-4...

Higher Education's Decision for the Future: Discomfort or Irrelevance

Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D.

Universities that choose not to or are unable to adapt to revolutionary changes in the way higher education is delivered will simply not exist in the decades to come.

Fall TV by the Numbers: A Statistical Breakdown of This Season's New Network TV Shows

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 11.19.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

It's that time of year again: Time to break out the TV Guide and get ready for a weekly battle with your DVR. Here are the stats for the new network shows of the season calculated based on their previews and/or pilot episodes.

TV Ratings: Millions Join NBC's 'Revolution'

Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

Millions have joined NBC's "Revolution." The premiere of the new J.J. Abrams/Eric Kripke drama about life after electricity goes out was watched by 11...

The Rise Of The Bland Female Actress

Slate XX | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

My friend, the Time television critic James Poniewozik, in discussing "Revolution", NBC's new post-apocalyptic television drama about a world without ...

The Lights Go Out On The 'Revolution' Premiere

Posted 11.17.2012 | TV

J.J. Abrams' latest ambitious-sci-fi drama, NBC's "Revolution," made its premiere Monday night. The series takes a look at a world in which all electr...

Maureen Ryan

Your Burning 'Revolution' Questions Answered | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.18.2012 | TV

After watching the first episode of "Revolution," you may have questions. With any luck, some of those questions are answered in this interview with t...

Chris Harnick

Elizabeth Mitchell Previews 'Revolution' & Looks Back At 'Lost' Finale | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.17.2012 | TV

"Revolution" star Elizabeth Mitchell is no stranger to "genre" shows. Having played a fan-favorite "Other" on "Lost" and an alien-busting cop on "V," ...

The Arab Spring: Confounded Again... And Again

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Coupled with the rising anger against the United States in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere, the Libyan events must make Americans wonder what is happening to the Arab Spring.

10 Fall 2012 Shows Worth Your Time

Laura Brounstein | Posted 11.14.2012 | TV
Laura Brounstein

In a sea of how'd they convince anyone that was a good idea pilots, there are ten newbies that you should not miss, that everyone will be buzzing about because they are so transportingly fun.

'Revolution' Review: Should You Watch J.J. Abrams' Latest?

Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.13.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

I want "Revolution" to work, despite the fact that positive experiences with dramas like this are more rare than NBC's accidental encounters with healthy ratings -- they're just too inconsistent to believe in.

New Fall TV: 7 Primetime Picks for Parents and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 11.11.2012 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Watching TV can be a low-pressure way for a family to spend time together, and post-show chats about TV characters' choices can be a great (and not-so-forced) way to express your values when it comes to touchy issues.

Whose Mom Is Rita Wilson Playing On 'Girls'?

Posted 11.05.2012 | TV

"Girls" has found a new woman. Rita Wilson has joined the cast of the HBO comedy for Season 2 as Marnie's (Allison Williams) mom, re...

Fall TV 2012: 10 Shows You Can't Miss

Denette Wilford | Posted 11.04.2012 | TV
Denette Wilford

While I've been a TV critic for a few years now and I have watched just about every show at least once, my taste in TV hasn't changed. I'm still an avid viewer, loyal to the major networks. So if you're like me, just an average person who loves TV, then you might want to check out what shows you cannot miss this fall.

Post-Election, Mexico's #YoSoy132 Movement Faces Uncertain Future

Alexander Ragir | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Alexander Ragir

The Mexican youth movement #YoSoy132 shook up the debate before the country's presidential elections in July. Now that the ballots have closed, #YoSoy132 is trying to find its footing in the nation's political scene.

Maureen Ryan

'Breaking Bad' Breakout Giancarlo Esposito Talks Emmy Nod, New Role & More! | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.29.2012 | TV

Giancarlo Esposito shares quite a few qualities with Gus Fring, an iconic "Breaking Bad" role that garnered him an Emmy nomination this year. Both...

'The Office' Scoop: Meet Dwight's Sister

Posted 08.19.2012 | TV

Majandra Delfino is moving from "Roswell" to "The Farm." The "Roswell" veteran will play Dwight Schrute's younger sister in "The Office" spinoff in th...