Daily Archives: May 17, 2012

Unjust Ouster on ‘Idol’ Semifinals

Of the performances by the three remaining semifinalists on “American Idol” this week, judges had some minor complaints about only two of them – one or two of their three songs each weren’t big enough, or didn’t have enough “wow” moments, or were just OK. With a strong, gospel-fueled soul voice, only Joshua Ledet escaped […]

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Five Dramas Coming from The CW

The CW announced five new dramas for its 2012-2013 schedule Thursday and unlike all the other broadcast networks that preceded them in the week of upfront presentations, no comedies. But The CW has never been big on comedies. The additional shows require a little shuffling with that they’re returning, with “90210” moving to Mondays and […]

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Thursday TV: Fighting Power and Finales

Empowering and inspiring, the Mexican American Studies Program in Tuscon obliterated dropout rates. While nationally, 48 percent of Mexican American students drop out, 98 percent of the program’s students graduated and 85 percent went on to college. Still, in a state where it was becoming legal to detain people based on racial profiling, the program […]

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VH1’s Sons of ‘Mob Wives’

“Mob Wives” is starting to have some payoff on VH1, which announced a programming schedule offering a couple of spinoffs. A spinoff of the New York series will move to the land of Al Capone in “Mob Wives Chicago,” premiering June 10. Then there’s “Big Ang,” which is not an abbreviated version of “The Big […]

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