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It looks like the Primetime Emmys are dancing with the stars considering the fancy footwork they're displaying with new voting changes being cheered by some observers and denounced as "inane" and "ridiculous" by others. This year the nominees for best...
Sun Television CriticThe very first image viewers of the new NBC sitcom Whoopi will see tonight is that of Mavis Rae (Whoopi Goldberg) lighting a cigarette and taking a drag as she stands behind the front desk of the small Manhattan Hotel she owns. A guest standing nearby...
AP Television WriterA TV critic surveying the fall program landscape sometimes feels like an inspector looking for weapons of mass destruction. You never want to find bad shows, of course. Yet something seems amiss when you don't. That is my dilemma, after previewing all 37...
Tags: Rob Lowe, Mark Harmon, ABC (tv network), Family, Entertainment
Sun Television CriticThe on-screen arrival of the Boomerang Generation is not the only trend of the new fall season. While not as widespread, another theme that will be explored in several series involves multi-ethnic households - with an emphasis on the humor of ethnic...
Tags: Arts and Culture, John Amos, Rentals, Rooms and Sublets, Family
Sun-SentinelA lot of noses were knocked out of joint this winter when NBC President Jeff Zucker declared Friends the best comedy of all time. The cast and crew of Frasier, which also is leaving NBC this month, were the most vocal of those miffed. However, champions...
Tags: Celebrities, Family, Health, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick van Dyke
"X-Files" creator Chris Carter says he's ending the series after nine seasons while it is still on top creatively -- but many observers think the cult favorite dropped in quality (not to mention the ratings) when David Duchovny went to part-time status...
LOS ANGELES -- Isabel Sanford broke ground as the first black woman to win an Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on sitcom "The Jeffersons." Those close to her recall a simpler legacy: She loved to make people laugh. Sanford, best...
Tags: Family, Health, Entertainment, Hospitals and Clinics, Television
His generation produced edgier, more outlandish and more innovative comedians. But for nearly three decades, none of them got the nightly welcome bestowed on Johnny Carson, the amiable, boyish funnyman whose hosting of NBC's "The Tonight Show" came to...
Tags: Bill Cosby, Bette Midler, Johnny Carson, Family, Harvey
Associated Press WriterActress Isabel Sanford, best known as "Weezie," Louise Jefferson on the television sitcom "The Jeffersons," died of natural causes, her publicist said Monday. She was 86. Sanford died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she had been...
Tags: Death, Norman Lear, Family, Health, Entertainment
Special to The TimesThe Emmys are the ultimate insider's club. Once you're in, you're in. If you aren't, well, you'd better bide your time until a spot opens. Although there were some surprises in nominations for tonight's prime-time Emmys — 10 nominations each for...
TV/Radio WriterLooking back, it's easy to see how Frasier and Friends became TV icons. Television has no more valuable commodity than buzz, unless it is a time slot between two popular series. Friends and Frasier, which arrived a season apart and are departing a week...
Tribune media criticThere is nothing like the last Sunday of the last sweeps period of the TV season to jam up a TV schedule. Throw in a temporary reunion fad, the final episode of a long-running hit and a reality series that couldn't stand the competition on its regular...
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