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The 10 TV premieres to DVR this fall

With new projects from Andre Braugher, Mindy Kaling, Michael Chiklis, and, uh, Lucy Liu?
Last Resort, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, and more
By BY RYAN STEWART  |  September 21, 2012
 Will Fall 2011 Be The Season for New Nerd TV? (tldr: Nope.)

Will Fall 2011 Be The Season for New Nerd TV? (tldr: Nope.)


With Doctor Who returning to TV with its midseason premiere and Chuck entering its final season, we're guaranteed some staple nerd fodder on TV this...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 25, 2011
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Web hits Quiet Desperation and Karmaloop are turning Boston into must-see TV

In Boston, there are two nascent examples of Web-video projects getting flipped into legitimate TV deals.
As Seen on PC
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 28, 2011

Pay what?

How much would you pay to watch TV programs you can already get for free?
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2010

Rejoice! Race to the bottom soon over

There are only a few more days left in this particularly ridiculous election cycle and, if there is one group of people who worked tirelessly and with true creative elan it would be the opposition research teams. Give these folks a bonus! That much of
The scramble for the undecided vote; quotes of note; the Life of Keith
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 29, 2010
62nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations (a/k/a Suck it Leno)

62nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations (a/k/a Suck it Leno)


The late-night wars may be on summer break until September's debut of The Conan O'Brien Show, but this morning's Emmy nominations announcement gave Conan a...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  July 08, 2010


Hail Mary pass?

Phillipe and Jorge noticed an interesting tidbit in the sports section of the New York Times recently.
Nothing says Super Bowl Sunday like an anti-abortion ad; Ripping Rush; and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 22, 2010
DOWNLOAD: Augusten Burroughs Q&A and audio excerpt [MP3]

DOWNLOAD: Augusten Burroughs Q&A and audio excerpt [MP3]


Author Augusten Burroughs is all too familiar with the disastrous and absurd — to the point that all six of his memoirs (starting with the...
By webteam  |  November 03, 2009

RIP, Don Hewitt


This CBS obituary describes the "60 Minutes" creator as a "TV news giant"--a characterization which, it seems, is completely hyperbole-free. Like his colleague Walter Cronkite, Hewitt...
By Adam Reilly  |  August 19, 2009

New in the Phoenix: the 'BCN blame game


In which Mike Miliard and I identify some possible culprits: shitty rock; WBCN's shift to alternative programming in the 90s; and the soul-suck of corporate...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009
Danny Schechter dissects WBCN's demise

Danny Schechter dissects WBCN's demise


 As I note in a piece that'll be online later today, there are a few different theories about what killed WBCN, including the station's shift...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009


Mark Parenteau on the rise and fall of 'BCN


As I reported on WBCN's ignominious end yesterday, I spoke with a couple of the station's better-known alums. Since I couldn't give their musings all...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 15, 2009

It's official: Here's the CBS press release ending the 41-year run of WBCN


You already knew this, but now CBS has made it official: WBCN is no more. Here's the corporate press release that was just sent out:...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 14, 2009

Adios, WBCN


UPDATE: It's official. CBS issued a press release this morning ending the 41-year run of WBCN. Click here to read the full release here. WBCN-FM,...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 14, 2009
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Review: Honey West

I didn't see Honey West during its one-season, 1965-'66 prime-time run on CBS.
Femme fantastic
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 17, 2009

Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009


New in the Phoenix: what makes a media conflict-of-interest news?


In which, among other things, I examine why people flipped out over Gwen Ifill last week, but keep quiet about Bob Schieffer in '04. (BTW,...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 09, 2008

Families, Free Speech, and the FCC


         “Hide your children! The British are coming!!”         From the mouths of militiamen came the now-famous warning: the British had invaded,...
By Harvey Silvergate  |  July 25, 2008
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The ‘A’ word

How can the media cover a subject that nearly everyone’s thinking about, but is almost too abhorrent to discuss?

Is there one political story the press shouldn’t report?


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 15, 2008