Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

‘The Amazing Race’ Gets a 20th Season Winner

Setting a record for the number of legs won on the race, it may have been no surprised that occasionally bickering military couple Rachel and Dave Smith won “The Amazing Race” Sunday. They were so far ahead, they reached the finish line twice – they were sent back across a body of water on paddleboard to […]

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Cumberbatch’s Return to ‘Sherlock’

He’s been remade on film dozens of times, but the version created by Steven Moffat and embodie by Benedict Cumbertatch for a BBC/PBS coproduction that plays here on “Masterpiece Mystery” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) has enlivened the sagas from Baker Street. The clever Moffat, who also helped energize “Doctor Who,” brought Holmes into […]

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Also on Sunday: Comedy Awards, ‘Race’ Finale

One of the good things about “The Comedy Awards” (Comedy Central, 9 p.m.) is that even its organizers joke that it’s unnecessary addition to the march of trophy-giving shows on TV. The winners seem to have been tipped off beforehand of their honor, giving them time to come up with good bits to work out […]

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Manning Up on ‘SNL’

In addition to the usual array of actors, musicians and a smattering of political figures “Saturday Night Live” has been keen to have a number of sports figures also host over the years. From football alone they’ve had Fran Tarkenton, Joe MMontana, Walter Payton, Deion Sanders, Tom Brady and O.J. Simpson (where’s that rerun?). Lately […]

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