Although I certainly have my critiques of Oprah and her media's trajectory, her dedication to featuring series she sees as part of her life's mission (ratings to the wind), actually, is remarkable.
So, was anyone else panicking a little bit when Tim Hockenberry and Turf were both called to the stage during Wednesday night's America's Got Talent results show?
This week on The Bachelorette, the skies are clear, the waters are calm, and we're down to the final three!
When asked by host Nick Cannon if she agreed with voters' decisions, Sharon opted for a perfectly diplomatic response, "America ALWAYS gets it right."
The first 12 of the 48 quarter-finalists selected during last week's Boot Camp in Las Vegas performed and only four will progress. For the first time all season, that decision has been passed on to the audience.
Let's not rely on Sorkin to reinvent TV news. But let's reinvent it, please.
In last night's America's Got Talent 2-hour Vegas Week finale, it was the standbys turn to compete for the remaining New York slots.
It's possible that the problem with The Newsroom is a mistaken ordering of its priorities. It's presented as, "Come for the political polemic, stay for the high-stakes workplace drama," rather than the other way around.
How many spots were filled tonight? How many are left? Who actually made the cut? Did anyone actually approach singer Shanice Hayes about ditching her dad, the other half of her duet act? We spent a lot of time talking about it and then never talked about it again.
Upon arrival in the aptly named "City of Second Chances," contestants from all over the country were split into two groups -- the Judges Favorites and the Standbys.
This week on The Bachelorette, Em and the boys are in Prague, and there are three one-on-ones and one group date.
The Newsroom tells the story of the collision between the way television journalism was and what journalism has become.
But he tells Hanna that there's someone he doesn't want her talking to or seeing anymore: Mon-A. She doesn't owe her anything and she shouldn't go to Radley anymore. Hanna's "your sweet" reply doesn't sound very reassuring.
What seems to be a Disney-Pixar's Brave/Bachelorette crossover event turns into the Highland Games, where the guys dress up in tight tank tops, kilts and knee-high socks (too bad Jef didn't bring his periwinkle ones) and compete in some Croatian strength games.
It's almost time to head off to Las Vegas for, you know, the actual competition part of America's Got Talent, but first, more auditions, and with the exception of closing act Mary Joyner, there was very little to write home about.
It took Bravo two years, three months and eight days (not that I was counting) to finally -- finally! -- premiere the second season of White Collar. Finally!! (Did I say that already?) It's small consolation since USA is set to premiere the series' fourth season next month, but we'll take what we can get. Bravo, don't uncollar White Collar again, OK?