PBS adds to drama line-up at Winter TCA Press Tour!

Probably because I don’t have to attend, I always look forward to this time of year. No, not the Super Bowl, but rather the Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour (TCA) in Pasadena, California which is one of two times a year (July being the other) that viewers get a glimpse of what will be headed […]

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New 'Doctor Who' trailer introduced during World Cup finale

Short of premiering an overpriced spot during the Super Bowl, the next best thing, bar none, is to premiere an overdue, long-awaited trailer for the longest running science-fiction series in the history of television during the finale of the Fifa World Cup telecast. This year’s finale between Germany and Argentina didn’t escape notice with the […]

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At last! The first video glimpse of Downton Abbey 5…sort of.

Sometimes, I feel like Downton Abbey is more like Moriarty than we think….stay with me here.   Miss Me? For Downton Abbey fans in the U.S., it is now day 125 since we last visited the Crawley family and were left wondering if Mr. Gregson would be found, who might Lady Mary end up with […]

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The ultimate Super Bowl watching party this year is at Downton…

….all the cool aristocrats will be there. As the U.S. prepares for the ultimate tailgate event of the season that, we call, the Super Bowl, there is so much going on on both sides of the Atlantic from a telly standpoint that one will definitely understand should you switch away during the Puppy Bowl and […]

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Post-Super Bowl decision is Elementary for CBS

At the risk of alienating a number of Tellyspotting readers and the throngs Sherlock fans around the globe, I am here to admit that I’m coming around a bit (accent on ‘a bit’) to CBS’ Elementary series. There are two reasons for my momentary lapse of cynicism. Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Overall, while […]

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Monty Python's 1974 pre-'wardrobe malfunction' bit of lunacy

If you’re a broadcaster or producer, you just thought your clashes with the FCC began back in 2004 and Janet Jackson’s infamous “wardrobe malfunction” incident. A full 30+ years prior to that special Sunday, one of the producers of the brilliant Python film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was approached by a member of […]

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