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The Kardashian event of the year

By Stacy Mathew | Oct. 12, 2011, 8:35 p.m. | In Television »

When Kim Kardashian flashed her engagement ring at the end of season six, viewers knew that they were soon to witness the wedding to end all weddings.

Fall TV Preview: Singing, flying, laughing and even a little screaming?

By Janvi Raichura | Sept. 24, 2011, 11:48 a.m. | In Television »

With SCO's inside scoop on our favorite returning shows and the most hyped premieres of this season, this guide will help you prioritize your DVR list.

A television dilEMMY

By Hannah Lynn | Sept. 21, 2011, 1:11 p.m. | In Television »

This SCO entertainment expert and award show lover decided to take the time to break down all aspects of this year's awards, from the performers to the trophy winners.

Summer TV Preview: A safe alternative to the summer heat

By Myla Sapp | June 5, 2011, 9:47 a.m. | In Television »

This year's summer television lineup will help you briefly forget about the sweltering weather and intense sunrays.

American Idol returns yet again

By Valerie Hu Molly Nicholson | March 1, 2011, 10:32 p.m. | In Television »

"American Idol" has had its highs and lows throughout the show's 10 long seasons. Kelly Clarkson gave "Idol" the right push and subsequent seasons followed the precedent.

The best (and worst) 2011 Super Bowl commercials

By Liv Jacobson Alison Kronstadt | Feb. 7, 2011, 11:17 p.m. | In Television »

There were a few redeeming ads among the rabble, and some others that just made us scratch our heads. Congratulations on the victory, Green Bay, but let the real battle begin.

Winter TV Preview: A couch potato's dream of rom-coms and drama

By Valerie Hu | Jan. 24, 2011, 10:57 p.m. | In Television »

This winter might have been a let down due to the conspicuous lack of snowfall, but you won't need a Snowpocalypse to keep you indoors. So grab your Snuggie and keep your remote close, because SCO is giving you the SCOop on what's hot on the networks this winter!

Watching in a winter wonderland

By Anya Gosine | Dec. 11, 2010, 6:44 p.m. | In Television »

It's December. It's cold. There's really very little to do but pretend to study and pace around the house in fuzzy slippers. But thankfully, ‘tis the season for primetime TV to deliver some of its best material with a holiday twist.

Fall TV Preview: Mobsters, assassins and trust fund babies? Oh my!

By Melodi Anahtar Mandy Xu | Sept. 19, 2010, 9:31 p.m. | In Television »

SCO's personal pop culture pundits are here to break down the new shows with the most buzz. Get your remotes ready. Get your couch potato sweat pants set. Go!

On-screen obsessions

By Fran Djoukeng | May 29, 2010, 1:56 p.m. | In Television »

Whether it is a hunk or a stunning female star, there are just some TV characters who cause a sensation when they grace the screen.

On the chopping block

By Sophia Deng | May 25, 2010, 4:11 p.m. | In Television »

With spring already upon us, the warm weather will be sure to make our brains fuzzy, turning us toward lazy, TV-filled days. There are a great group of shows worth hitting the couch for, including "Glee" and "Community." But there are just as many programs that will make us wishful for busywork. Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of TV shows that will give us spring fever if network spring-cleaning fails to kick them off the air.

AI season nine - oh so fine

By Ava Wallace Sophia Deng | Feb. 9, 2010, 12:14 p.m. | In Television »

It was nine years ago when Kelly Clarkson was dubbed the first "American Idol." Now, almost a decade later, is there still enough of the glamour and talent previous contestants possessed to go around?

Fall TV breezes in with new shows

By Amir Gorjifard Fran Djoukeng | Sept. 17, 2009, midnight | In Television »

As the temperature gradually downgrades into mild and chilly weather, TV remotes will hit a fever pitch as audiences start hitting the couch to watch new shows this season. Network cable stations have noticeably inserted more comedies in primetime slots, while regular TV will stick to dramas.

"AI" take eight: not so great

By Sophia Deng Anika Manzoor | Feb. 8, 2009, 5:06 p.m. | In Television »

In many cultures, eight is considered a lucky number. In our solar system, eight planets orbit around the sun (but we will never forget Pluto). In an octave, there are eight notes. Considering such, your "American Idol" experts here at Silver Chips Online had high hopes for season eight of "AI," expecting staggering vocal performances and tough competition. But, alas, eight appears to have failed us.

Super Bowl ads sink with economy

By Monica Wei David Zheng | Feb. 5, 2009, 10:32 p.m. | In Television »

During a financial crisis, you would think that marketing crews with Super Bowl ad spots would come out guns-blazing. They are paying $3 million a pop for a mere 30 seconds of screen time. Unfortunately, the commercials could not match up to the great game this year, disappointing viewers after a glorious year for advertisements in 2008.

On your marks, get set, TiVo!

By Sophia Deng, Jeremy Gradwohl, David Zheng | Sept. 22, 2008, midnight | In Television »

After a turbulent and chaotic television season distinguished by countless cancellations, dooming delays and screwed-up story-lines (thank you, writers), the industry has finally moved on with the show. Regrettably, most of our lives are still held up in high school (and not the glamorous "Gossip Girl" kind of place), and many will have to face the delicate dilemma of balancing dreaded homework with fall television premieres: what to do, watch the premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" or write that pesky English paper due the following day? Fortunately for those going back and forth, Silver Chips Online is here with a preview of the fall's hottest television shows - including the essential information on all of last season's cliff-hangers, upcoming guest stars and the confusing plot lines. We'll tell you everything you need to plan out your TV-viewing schedule and premiere parties.

Whatever happened to kids' TV?

By Anika Manzoor Jenny Williams | June 9, 2008, midnight | In Television »

Disney Channel, Cartoon Network (CN) and Nickelodeon gained much popularity during the 1990s and stole our attention as innocent young children, long before the time of six-hour homework loads and an emphasis on extracurricular activities. Although these TV networks still produce shows that continue to entertain their young audience, shows like "Hannah Montana" and "Zoey 101" are, well, certainly not the way things used to be.

"Grey's Anatomy" flatlines

By Alisa Lu | May 3, 2008, midnight | In Television »

Since its debut in 2005, "Grey's Anatomy" has continued to attract viewers with its scandalous plotlines – intern affairs and unusual medical cases, such as a woman pregnant with twins by two different fathers, seem to be part of the daily routine at Seattle Grace Hospital. But ever since this season's premiere, the show has been flailing with sagging plots and dying character chemistry. Especially after Thursday's episode – the first new one since the writers' strike – the show is in need of a lot more than adrenaline if it wants to be brought back to life.

Spotted: GG, fresh and fabulous

By Johanna Gretschel | April 28, 2008, midnight | In Television »

You didn't really think something as lame and tacky as a writer's strike could keep us away forever, did you? As of April 21, "Gossip Girl" is back on the CW, and our extended spring break made the drama hotter than my new BCBG Max Azria prom dress.

Pencil in some primetime

By Sophie Schwadron | March 12, 2008, midnight | In Television »

The labor dispute at the core of the Writer's Guild of America strike cost billions of dollars and put thousands of people out of work, but most viewers can only testify to one travesty: falling out of touch with weeknight television. Many shows will either resume in the next two months or be re-launched in the fall, and Silver Chips Online has the details on what to expect and what not to miss for all those suffering from primetime amnesia.

"Grey's Anatomy" barely passes first check-up

By Kate Harter | Oct. 3, 2007, midnight | In Television »

The popular series "Grey's Anatomy" premiered on ABC Sept. 27 missing one key element: excitement. Fans of the show were left in awe at the end of the previous season from all the drama that had occurred within the one-hour finale. All those who tuned in on Thursday, however, found that the show's signature sparkle that had been put on pause over the summer hiatus failed to ignite as the series geared up for season four.

A dark "Black Donnellys"

By Alexis Egan | March 2, 2007, midnight | In Television »

Rarely does a show come along that can bridge not just age gaps, but also social, ethnic and gender differences too. It can be challenging, tiring and potentially offensive, but, if done right, the show can be inspiring and progressive. "The Black Donnellys," written by Paul Haggis of "Crash" fame, falls into the latter category with its universal themes, powerful script and breakthrough cast.

Back with a bang

By Iliya Smithka | Feb. 21, 2007, midnight | In Television »

Although the "Lost" has a similar premise to that of "Gilligan's Island," the show couldn't be any further away from it. Since Oceanic Flight 815 crashed on an island in the Pacific Ocean, the survivors have managed to endure the hard living, the threats of the hostile "Others" and their own natural drama. Now in its third season, "Lost" is back after a twelve-week hiatus and ABC is airing 16 new consecutive episodes at a new time slot, 10 p.m.

"The OC" season four returns without roar

By Kate Harter Julia Mazerov | Nov. 2, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Remember the days of "The OC" season one, when the show was a Wednesday night phenomena? When your entire AIM Buddy List would be full of away messages that said it was "OC time!" By season two, the craze had died down, and by the end of the third season, only a few straggling fans remained as loyal watchers every Thursday, hoping that their once all-time favorite show could somehow redeem itself. We're two of those straggling fans here to take a look at the newest season, which starts Nov. 2, at 9 p.m. on FOX, and evaluate whether creator Josh Schwartz can pick up the shards of his seemingly shattered show.

Help for "Fools"

By Boris Vassilev | Oct. 16, 2006, midnight | In Television »

"In every city, there are fools to pity." With the sunrise to his back, Mr.T energetically, and with grim determination, jogs towards what looks like a gloomy, dark building. With no guns or even Sylvester Stallone in sight, this cannot possibly be another "A-Team" or "Rocky" re-run. Instead, Mr.T appears before the camera, growling, " Don't be a fool! Watch my show!" Accompanied by theme music, complete with church choir-like backup singers, what begins is an epic journey into the mind and world that surrounds the cultural phenomenon that is T. "I Pity the Fool", Mr.T's new reality show, promises to "lay down knowledge" T-style and help the "fools," an ambitious quest indeed.

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