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  • PBS to Boost 'Masterpiece' Programming Next Year

    PBS will add 20 hours of "Masterpiece"-branded programming next year, thanks to the growing viewership of the British imports spurred by the success of "Downton Abbey." Among the new shows coming to the schedule is "Grantchester," which has landed the...
  • 'Journey to the Macy's Parade' follows Fort Lauderdale attorney-turned-clown

    'Journey to the Macy's Parade' follows Fort Lauderdale attorney-turned-clown
    Chuck Tatelbaum is a Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney by day. Once a year, he gets to clown around in a big way. Tatelbaum's experiences as one of 900 volunteer clowns at last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City were captured...
  • Blake Edwards meets le Carré in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'

    Blake Edwards meets le Carré in PBS' 'Turks & Caicos'
    Sometimes sequels can be a good thing — a very good thing. That's the story with "Turks & Caicos" and "Salting the Battlefield," the second and third films in what PBS is calling "The Worricker Trilogy," a terrific trio of made-for-TV movies...
  • 'Downton Abbey' screenings in December

    'Downton Abbey' screenings in December
    "Downton Abbey" won't return to the PBS lineup until Jan. 4. But you can get an early look at the first hour of the fifth season. The new season opens in 1924. Joining the cast are Richard E. Grant ("Girls"), Anna Chancellor ("The Hour") and Rade...
  • 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...
  • Ken Burns' next doc production launches site for cancer stories

    Ken Burns' 14-hour epic "The Roosevelts" just finished its week on PBS in September, but the ever-busy Burns is already moving on to his next major production.  "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," isn't being directed by Burns, but he's serving as...
  • '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...
  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • 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...