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A special "Special Victims Unit"

By Bridget Egan | Oct. 13, 2006, midnight | In Television »

In the national television industry, crime-based shows are considered especially brilliant. On NBC, the elite and dedicated man who creates these shows is known as producer Dick Wolf. This is his story.

"Friday Night Lights" goes the whole length

By Rachita Sood | Oct. 10, 2006, midnight | In Television »

As the Friday evening sun settles below the horizon and the glaring stadium lights snap on to illuminate 100 yards of cleanly marked turf, one thought runs through the mind of every person in the small Texas town: football. "Friday Night Lights," a new series based on the movie and book of the same name, captures the lifestyle that high school football is with the grit and realness that characterized the film while spinning the situation into an engaging drama.

"Ugly Betty:" Been there, seen that, still funny

By Priyanka Gokhale | Oct. 4, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Betty Suarez is a fashion goddess. With her green, floor length poncho, red coke-bottle glasses and stylin' braces, she's well-equipped to teach the world a thing or two about trends. On the other hand...maybe not.

"Heroes" save the day

By Alexis Egan | Oct. 4, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Whether it is daydreaming about having wings that you can fly with or the power to read minds and lift objects, every Blazer has fantasized about having super powers. This universal desire is the key to the success of NBC's new show "Heroes," which lacks in uniqueness, but makes up with appeal.

Mc-Scandalous Season Three

By Josie Callahan | Sept. 30, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Welcome back to Seattle Grace Hospital, where a typical day's work includes performing surgery on a dying baby, confining an outbreak of the dangerous bubonic plague, and messing around with a married attendee in spare time. The third season returns with the same riveting plot lines as before.

Survivors separated by more than just an ocean

By Erica Turner | Sept. 21, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Suspense, alliances, drama, twists and love matches. The thirteenth season of the hit reality TV show Survivor is the epitome of drama. The show, which premiered Thurs., Sept. 14. on CBS, placed participants on the Cook Islands, which are located in the South Pacific

"The Unit": In need of unity

By Alexis Egan | March 21, 2006, midnight | In Television »

Imagine a group of selfless men tirelessly defending our nation from terrorism, dedicating their lives to the protection of American lives. These heroes are members of an elite military team, a team that does not exist in the outside world, known only as The Unit.

The commercials of Super Bowl XL

By Ethan Kuhnhenn | Feb. 8, 2006, midnight | In Television »

In an era where families watch "the big game" for the "big commercials," where corporations are willing to throw down as much as $2.5 million for ad space, and where a 30-second timeslot can make or break an upstart company, one can no longer mosey over to the bathroom during a commercial break. Super Bowl ads have become an entity, and watching them is almost as important as watching the game itself. In case you were one of those people who missed the commercials because you were too busy calculating Ben Roethlisberger's passer rating, or changing the mood music to forty-year-old Rolling Stones albums, here's a recap of Super Bowl XL's good, bad and just plain ugly.

Get lost in "Lost" alternatives

By Bridget Egan | Jan. 3, 2006, midnight | In Television »

People all around the world are in mourning. Not because of a death, but because ABC's hit show, "Lost," has gone on a six-week break. Just thinking about waiting any span of time to find out what happens to the characters of "Lost" makes fans wish that somebody had actually died.

Say hello to the new neighbor, "The Boondocks"

By Simon Kanter | Nov. 29, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Some know "The Boondocks" as a comic strip dripping with sarcasm and political satire. Now that the comic is a full-fledged animated TV show, things are about to get a whole lot funnier.

"One Tree Hill" returns for another unforgettable season

By Hokuma Karimova | Oct. 19, 2005, midnight | In Television »

The third season of the acclaimed teen drama "One Tree Hill" began on Wed., Oct. 5. The season premiere once again captured the attention of viewers with its great plot lines, interesting dialogue and enjoyable music.

The doctor is back in the "House"

By Bridget Egan | Sept. 22, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Gone are the days when the TV doctor would tell a patient to "take two aspirin and call me in the morning." Now, the doctor is a lonely, bitter and sarcastic man who enjoys his Vicodin a little too much and has a tendency to play Gameboy instead of treating his patients.

The new "O Season"

By Devon Madison | Sept. 13, 2005, midnight | In Television »

Warning: This story contains spoilers for the season premiere of "The OC." On Thursday evening, thousands of OC fanatics geared up for the premiere of the third season of the popular show, fondly remembering every episode last season from start to finish. "The OC" is a drama about teens and families who live in Orange County, California, and are forced to deal with the dramas of alcoholism, drug addiction, adultery and the overall issues of living a wealthy life. However, if you missed the last couple of episodes or are new to the show, here's a brief recap on what has happened so far.

"Arrested Development" is still delightfully captivating

By Emma Zachurski | Nov. 11, 2004, midnight | In Television »

Last season, "Arrested Development" proved to be one of the best comedies to grace network television in a long time. The show kept getting better and won an Emmy for best comedy thanks to its over-the-top humor and excellently written episodes. Based on the latest episode, it looks as though the second season of "Arrested Development" is going to be just as great as the first.

Tanner On Tanner, rehash on Sundance

By Armin Rosen | Oct. 13, 2004, midnight | In Television »

Of all the institutions in this pop culture of ours, there is nonemore insidious than the sequel. It constantly amazes and puzzles methat some of the finest directors and producers we've ever had are so eager to sacrifice their very souls at the altar of the sequel. They so eager to betray their original artisticvisions in order to score fat checks and box office buzz. From George Lucasthe world received the cinematic atrocities known as the Star Warssequels; from Francis Ford Coppola the laughingstock that was GodfatherPart III; from Steven Spielberg, a convoluted second visit to the world ofJurassic Park. But selling out is good business; Jurassic Park 2:The Lost World had what was at the time the highest grossing openingweekend in movie history.

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