Posts Tagged “ABC”

Are you ready for the late-night television wars to heat up?

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Does anybody remember when Rolling Stone used to be printed on the nice, broad paper that would be useless if it happened to be raining on the day your postman delivered the thing? Ahhh, those were the days. Music criticism was valued. Long, sprawling pieces on your favorite artists were as rare as 90-degree temperatures in January. And most importantly, the address tag could be ripped off without doing harm to the cover itself. These days, you have to tear the thing in half just to get the words ... read more

And the winner is …

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For the first time in my life ... wait for it ... I wasn't able to watch something that I wanted to watch — the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony Sunday on ABC — live on the Internet. This, friends, angered me to no end. For 45 minutes, I slaved over a computer screen, coming across nothing more than dead links, pay-for-play packages and simple, outright irrelevant-to-the-matter-at-hand websites that presumably would have driven a lesser man to drive a car into a brick wall at full speed. By ... read more

And the nominees are … (Part 2)

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Oh, Emmy. How you constantly elude hard-working actors and intelligent writers. Each year, you poke your head through the curtain to announce which shows were the ones we should have been paying attention to all year, which actors and actresses we should have been lusting after as the months passed by, and, of course, which reality show host not named Jeff Probst will be disappointed after losing for another year in a row (though not this year, but we'll get to that below). The Academy of ... read more

Upfronts 2012, Part 3 – ABC

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A swing and a miss. If you remember during last year's ABC upfronts, Entertainment President Paul Lee boldly went to no man had gone before, proclaiming "I think we have a lot of big swings" with last year's fall schedule. Indeed. A swing and a miss. A couple big misses, actually. Remember how highly touted the reboot of "Charlie's Angels" was last year? Wait, what's that? You completely forgot that someone actually tried to breathe life into the "Charlie's Angels" franchise on broadcast ... read more

And your host for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards is …

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"I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars." That's funny. That's also what Jimmy Kimmel said Monday after being tapped to host this year's Primetime Emmy Awards, set to take place Sept. 23 at the Nokia Theater. If you remember, Jane Lynch of "Glee" fame hosted the trophy show last year on FOX. If you don't remember ... well, then click on that link to remind yourself of the glitz, pomp and celebration that was the 2011 installment of the show ... read more

Netflix Pix – March 2012

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Whew. How about that live blog? We laughed. We cried. We were yelled at. We stood up to clap when Christopher Plummer won Best Supporting Actor. We made proclamations we shouldn't have made when Woody Allen won something for "Midnight In Paris." We commented. We tweeted. And most importantly, we didn't get fired. We now turn our attention to the fine month of March. Not only does making it through this month with this blog still in tact (fingers crossed!) mean that TV Without A TV will come ... read more

Live blogging the 2012 Academy Awards

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... All hypothetically speaking, of course. The best part of watching TV without a TV? Finding different ways to attack different televised events. Sure, we all know about the various bootlegged live streams of things that all of us can turn to from time to time, but when it comes to particularly important occurrences (i.e. the Super Bowl, the Grammy Awards, or, well, the Academy Awards), we can be exposed to the many — and trust me, there are many — different ways to view said events. Enter ... read more

So, about that whole soap opera thing …

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So ... How was Thanksgiving? Did you enjoy the awkward time around the dinner table, talking to family members you always realize you know absolutely nothing about by the time the potatoes are passed? Yeah — weird, isn't it? The more the holidays occur, the more we begin to understand we know more about our next-door neighbors than we do our third cousins who live hundreds of miles away. Oh, how odd life can be. Me? I worked. And then I worked some more. And then, when all the work was done, ... read more

A message to soap opera fans: Renew your Internet subscriptions

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I wasn't going to write about this. Really, I wasn't. Yes, I read about it last week, and yes, I thought it would be something to discuss, considering the subject matter of this particular blog. But truth be told, I haven't seen more than three seconds of a soap opera in my life. I think my mother used to watch "Days Of Our Lives" when I was little, but I can't even remember what I had for lunch, let alone what the television was displaying 20 years ago. And that's why I was going to stay away from ... read more

Upfronts 2011, Part 3 – ABC

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Ah, the curious case of the American Broadcast Company. Somehow, it just keeps stumbling upon more and more pieces of gold without anyone ever really noticing or giving the network any type of credit. I mean, come on. Do you really take ABC seriously when it comes to elite programming? That's what I thought. But alas, the Disney-owned company manages to establish itself as a mainstay within the upper echelon of the big four year after year. Just when you think the network is one "Mr. Sunshine" ... read more