Daily Archives: January 14, 2012


Usually considered a historical footnote or contemporary also-ran, the vice president was fully put on the pedestal at the TV Critics’ winter press tour this week. Never has there been a day when the office has been so vaunted, in the presentation of new shows, TV movies and network directions. But on Friday, there were […]

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‘Work It’ Worked Off Schedule

When ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee greeted critics at the winter press tour this week, his greeting was more of a tweak: “How did you guys like ‘Work It’?” Critical response to the cross-dressing comedy had been near-universally negative, making some long for the days for a show like “Bosom Buddies” that tackled the same […]

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Saturday TV: ‘The Fades’ and The Pageant

A new twist to an old premise makes the series “The Fades” (BBC America, 9 p.m.) seem promising. Writer Jack Thorne, of “Skins” and “Shameless” fame, follows another young person, in a 17 year old played by Iain De Caestecker, right, who is rattled by dreams that are caused by a special ability tosee souls […]

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Gervais Sets His ‘Golden Globe’ Subjects

A packed day of cable presentations at the TV critics’ winter press tour Friday began with Ricky Gervais’ hilarious new series “Life’s Too Short.” But because his higher profile gig, hosting the Golden Globe Awards Sunday for the third time, people were betting on who’d be his celebrity targets this time. “ I have specific […]

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