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Archive: November, 2011

POSTED: Friday, November 25, 2011, 10:16 AM

What were you thankful for on Thanksgiving?

This year’s American Idol finalists were probably just grateful to see the holiday end. They both had “oops” moments on national TV that are going to live on YouTube long after Randy Jackson is just the answer to a trivia question.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 11:23 AM

Crisis averted, America. Narrowly The Dancing with the Stars mirrorball trophy did not fall into the grasping hands of the Kardashians last night. But it was close. Here’s a montage of the finale.

POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 5:43 PM
Kiss her goodbye, Jack. 'AMC' will not be revived.

If you considered yourself an honorary citizen of Pine Valley and Llanview, you have two less reasons to be grateful tomorrow. Prospect Park, the company that bought the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live with great fanfare this summer, has abandoned its bold plan to transplant the long-running soap operas to the internet.

The villain? As is so often the case in the real world, it was money.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 22, 2011, 10:51 AM

 I admit, I’m not much of a dancing expert. But you look at this sampler of last night’s performances and tell me if you think Rob Kardashian deserved the highest scores:

POSTED: Monday, November 21, 2011, 1:06 PM

Did you see Jennifer Lopez on stage at the American Music Awards last night? Was that a performance? Or was it a commercial? You decide.

POSTED: Monday, November 21, 2011, 11:17 AM

Hurry April. That’s when the second season of HBO’s epic fantasy Game of Thrones begins.

But last night prior to Boardwalk Empire, the cable service threw rabid fans of swords-and-sedition classic a meaty bone. Here’s the clip.

POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011, 11:34 AM

If nothing else, during his vast and illustrious career, Regis Philbin established himself as TV’s most excitable guy.

So it was curious that Friday morning’s “Farewell Special” after 28 years on Live! With Regis and [Your Name Here] should be so very muted.

POSTED: Friday, November 18, 2011, 10:23 AM

The death knell on any singing contest judged by the all-powerful Simon Cowell? When he calls you “a cabaret act.”

So it went last night, when Stacy Francis, 42, was bounced from The X Factor in a spectacularly strange elimination ceremony.

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A true child of TV, David Hiltbrand has worked as a critic at People and as a columnist and editor at TV Guide.

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