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  • TV Risks Turning Veterans Day Into Another Hallmark Holiday

    Veterans Day and Sept. 11 have more than just a number in common. That's because both have been transformed into TV anniversaries that trigger an outpouring of tie-in specials, to the point where what should be solemn remembrances begin to risk...
  • TV picks for the week of Nov. 9-15

    Television salutes America's veterans with an arsenal of military programming this week. Here's what else caught my eye: Sunday: "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," 7 p.m., Bravo: Season 7 begins. "Holiday Baking Championship," 8 p.m., Food: A new...
  • 'Castle' wedding; 'Voice' expansion; 'Shark Tank' party

    The week's highlights include the "Castle" wedding (finally), the last "Blacklist" on Monday, a "Voice" expansion (it's the November sweeps!) and a "Shark Tank" celebration. What's ahead: The Top 20 perform on "The Voice," which offers viewers five...
  • Anchorman Bill Kurtis and partner Donna La Pietra: Local Legends

     Anchorman Bill Kurtis and partner Donna La Pietra: Local Legends
    There was a time, a time before he provided the tongue-in-cheek narration for the movie "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," when Bill Kurtis reigned supreme among Chicago news anchors. From 1973 to 1982, Kurtis and Walter Jacobson ruled the...
  • TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'

    TV Picks: Merv, 'Newsroom,' 'Last Patrol,' 'Worricker,' 'Poirot'
    "The Merv Griffin Show, 1962-1986" (MPI Home Video). Even for many of us who remember the genuine article, the image of talk show host Merv Griffin is inextricably mixed up with the impression Rick Moranis unleashed on "SCTV": "Oooo, we'llberightback."...
  • Norman Lloyd at 100: Hollywood's Living Memory

    The earliest surviving footage of broadcast television in America is a fragment of "The Streets of New York," an adaptation of playwright Dion Boucicault's 19th-century drama, aired by the experimental New York NBC affiliate W2XBS on August 31, 1939....
  • A nostalgic walk in the 'Woods'

    Into the woods, And who can tell What's waiting on the journey? —Prologue, "Into the Woods" * A steady stream of props and memories is flowing into Costa Mesa in advance of a Broadway reunion of unprecedented scope. Composer and lyricist...
  • 'Downton Abbey' renewed for sixth season

    'Downton Abbey' renewed for sixth season
    "Downton Abbey" has been renewed for a season six, ITV and producer Carnival Films announced on Thursday. The official "Downton Abbey" Twitter account also tweeted the news. The British drama will go into production in 2015 with Julian Fellowes...
  • Why originality is overrated when it comes to TV -- and business

    Why originality is overrated when it comes to TV -- and business
    I've probably said it before, but originality is overrated. Which is why the most valuable tool in any enterprise's development arsenal just may be a feather duster, to make presentable something it already has and consumers already know. This is true...
  • Tribune Media Leads $2.75 Million Round in Digital-Video News Startup Watchup

    Watchup, a startup that delivers personalized newscasts to Internet-video devices, has raised $2.75 million in funding led by Tribune Media. The round included participation from newspaper publisher The McClatchy Co. and existing investors Knight...
  • 'Downton Abbey' set for season six

    'Downton Abbey' set for season six
    Season five of "Downton Abbey" won't begin until January, but PBS is announcing that the drama will extend to a sixth season. Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of "Masterpiece," relayed the announcement: "Good news! Just as our audience settles in for...