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  • November 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials

    November 2013 TV premieres, finales, movies and specials
    Sci fi and fantasy TV get their due in November with the premieres of Fox's robot-action thriller "Almost Human," the "Doctor Who" 50th anniversary special, "The Day of the Doctor," and BBC America's mythology series "Atlantis." Two sitcoms, Fox's...
  • Courting Alpana Singh inspires Charles Blackstone's 'Vintage Attraction'

    Courting Alpana Singh inspires Charles Blackstone's 'Vintage Attraction'
    One night in Chicago, a young man turns on a television set — which is unusual, since he isn't much of a TV watcher, preferring books instead — and finds himself transfixed by the host of a local restaurant review program. She's a well-known...
  • 'Check Please!' names Catherine De Orio new host

    'Check Please!' names Catherine De Orio new host
    Citizens of Chicago, food-TV obsessives, our long nightmare is over: Meet Catherine De Orio. She's Italian. She's in her mid-30s. She lives in the West Loop. She's married to a lawyer. She has no food allergies. She has a throaty, confiding voice. Her...
  • Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal

    Kirk, Rush to meet about controversial gang proposal
    Sen. Mark Kirk's proposal for mass arrests of Chicago's Gangster Disciples triggered a small protest outside his Chicago office on Monday just as Rep. Bobby Rush — who dismissed the plan as an "upper-middle-class, elitist white-boy solution" —...
  • TV picks for Nov. 4 to Nov. 10: 'Mike & Molly,' Damon Wayans Jr., Eva Longoria

    TV picks for Nov. 4 to Nov. 10: 'Mike & Molly,' Damon Wayans Jr., Eva Longoria
    Here are some notable shows on TV during the week of Nov. 4 to Nov. 10. Monday, Nov. 4 Mike & Molly 8 p.m. Monday, CBS A freshman comedy whose name I've already forgotten was canceled, so "Mike & Molly" is back! Chicago-area native Melissa McCarthy...
  • TV picks for Jan. 6 to Jan. 12: 'Justified,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Chicago P.D.'

    TV picks for Jan. 6 to Jan. 12: 'Justified,' 'Cougar Town,' 'Chicago P.D.'
    TV is getting exciting again after the holiday lull. "Justified," "Cougar Town," "Shameless" and "Girls" return with new seasons, while "Chicago P.D.," "True Detective" and "The Spoils of Babylon" debut the week of Jan. 6 to 12. For a more complete...
  • Former Cook County prosecutor Sonia Antolec's extraordinary interview with WTTW-Ch. 11

     
    Former Cook County assistant state's attorney Sonia Antolec gave an extraordinary interview to WTTW Ch. 11's Carol Marin on "Chicago Tonight" Wednesday in which she explained her decision to resign from the office. The short version: She said she was........
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Tribune Editorial Board Roundtable-- Chicago Tribune TV: Chicago Tribune editorial board members Bruce Dold, Marie...
  • There's a core of substance in Mark Kirk's `empty, simplistic' crime-fighting proposal

     
    Friday's print column It's an arresting idea, so to speak. Round up 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples street gang and put them behind bars awaiting trial. On what charges? "Drug dealing," said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., when he......
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
  • Walsh waters tree of grotesquery

     
    For Sunday's print column I revised and expanded an earlier blog entry: “This is a serious time,” said the fundamentally unserious former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11’s “Chicago Tonight”...