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Suffering the Weekend TV Blues

When you look at weekend TV listings, it doesn't take long to begin to suspect the networks aren't even trying anymore. One of the beauties of services like Netflix and Hulu is that you can find a favorite television show and binge-watch. Unfortunately, without services like Netflix or Hulu, finding...
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A New Reason to Switch Off TV Land

I was suspicious when TV Land started running movies in place of television shows.  I began to become convinced when it was suddenly so enamored with Rosanne Arnold’s ABC sitcom Roseanne that the network started running for hours at a time every night. Now, I’m certain:  they’ve decided to seek...
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9:00 Can’t Come Soon Enough

I don’t know what I’ll be watching tonight at 9:00pm, but there’s one thing I know I will definitely not be watching...out of spite:  The TV Land Awards. Not that I have anything against the hilarious Betty White, who is making an appearance, or the cast of Everybody Loves Raymond,...
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Losing Focus

Once upon a time, there was a network called MTV dedicated to music videos.  I don’t know if MTV shows any music videos these days.  I haven’t watched it in years, but the last time I did, all I saw was stupid reality shows that had absolutely nothing to do...

Non-Appointment TV

The Roseanne Network, otherwise known as TV Land, is airing yet another marathon of what is apparently their favorite show in the history of television this evening.  If you’re as much of a fan of Roseanne as TV Land seems to be, you’ll be in sitcom bliss from 8:00pm tonight...
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Did Barr Buy TV Land?

I can’t find any headline that suggests that comedienne Roseanne Barr actually wrote a big check to the TV Land cable network, but I’m beginning to wonder. I checked the schedule on my trusty old Tivo and counted 76 episodes of her 90s sitcom, Roseanne, airing from midnight Monday to...
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Do My Eyes Deceive Me?

It’s Saturday morning and TV Land is showing something other than Bonanza and Gunsmoke? n fact, it appears that they’re running The Andy Griffith Show through 8:00pm tonight.  Oddly enough, unless the listings are just wrong, every episode being shown today seems to have been produced in 1961.  It’s entirely...
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Something Drastic?

I’m seriously considering something that I can’t believe I’m considering at all:  cutting my cable television service. My parents first got cable television some time around 1979.  Back in those days, there were only about 20 or 30 channels total, but that in itself was a great improvement over the...
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One Thing is Plenty

I just watched the premiere episode of Family Foreman.  And I don’t really know why. Family Foreman, in case you haven’t heard, is a new reality show set in the home of former boxer and grilling machine guru George Foreman.  The first episode revealed his plans to return to the...
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