Daily Archives: September 25, 2011

Back on the Boardwalk

The hot failed Constitutional amendment this season is the eighteenth. Prohibition is not only the subject of Ken Burns’ latest six-hour, three part documentary that starts next week, it’s also the continuing backdrop for the nuanced HBO series “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO, 9 p.m.). In many ways, it’s the network’s most ambitious shows – with the […]

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The New Fall Season: Sundays

This is the last in a series about what the new fall TV season is bringing to broadcast networks. Strangely, there aren’t as many new shows for what was once the showcase. Perhaps they’re ceding the night to cable, where “Breaking Bad” continues, “Boardwalk Empire” starts and “Homeland,” “The Walking Dead” and “Dexter” are soon […]

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Also On Sunday: New ‘Race,’ ‘Simpsons’ Seasons

Fresh from its latest Emmy win just a week ago, “The Amazing Race” (CBS, 8 p.m.) returns for season 19, with a start in Southern California. First stop: Taipei, Taiwan. Among the contestants is former NFL tight end Marcus Pollard and his wife, a pair of Olympic snowboarders, a teen who set a record for […]

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A Perfect ‘SNL’ Opener, Predictably

It was in its way a perfect episode of “Saturday Night Live” – a lack of dud sketches, an opening monologue with cameo star power and a pair of memorable performances by Radiohead. And yet, Saturday’s season opener with Alec Baldwin hosting a record breaking 16 times, had an air of predictability about it too. […]

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