Daily Archives: January 9, 2013

Wednesday TV: Reality Takes a Dive

Stunt reality shows are often stuffed with celebrities on their way down or those whose names you never really learned in the first place. Rarely has there been such a direct metaphor to their participation as the one shot special “Stars in Danger: the High Dive” (Fox, 8 p.m.). Its lackluckster cast includes one “Jersey […]

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Also on Wednesday: ‘People’s Choice,’ ‘Washington Heights’

Kaley Cuoco of the “Big Bang Theory,” right, returns to host the 39th People’s Choice Awards (CBS, 9 p.m.) from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. What kind of stars tend to win the populist vote? Well heartthrobs for one: Adam Levine leads all nominations with six, followed by Justin Bieber with five. Christina Aguilera, Jason Aldean […]

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Squabbling ‘Idol’ Judges Deny Feud

As the two new divas on the “American Idol” panels dismissed their widely-publicized verbal scuffles Tuesday, producers discussed a greater threat to the high rated show as it enters its 12th season: the general shrinkage of audiences for singing competitions overall. Nicki Minaj, in dark wig and insanely high heels, and Mariah Carey, in a […]

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How Lorenzo Lamas Got to ‘Joe Schmo’

In the previous incarnations of “The Joe Schmo Show,” which reignites this week on Spike TV, there have been some plants who have turned out to be stars, including Kristen Wiig in season one and, to a lesser extent, Lance Krall. And while the new season may be upended by the decision to cast Michael […]

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Naked Truth About New ‘Cougar Town’ Home

In moving “Cougar Town” from ABC to TBS for its fourth season, there haven’t had to be too many changes, show creator Bill Lawrence told an early panel at the TV Critigs winter press tour. Lawrence says one TBS exec told him, “All I really want you guys to do is deliver the same show […]

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