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POSTED: Monday, April 16, 2012, 1:24 PM
Filed Under: TV Reviews
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Colin Ferguson stars in Syfy's "Eureka"

"There’ve been a lot of changes since you’ve been gone," says one "Eureka" character to another as the small-town sci-fi series returns for its fifth and final season at 9 p.m. Monday.

Do tell.

POSTED: Thursday, April 12, 2012, 12:58 PM

Hard as it might be to believe, there are still people who've never volunteered to be stranded with a bunch of scheming malcontents on  "Survivor," now in its 206th season on CBS.

OK, maybe it's 207th. I lost count a while back. (Actually, it's the 24th. But I had to look it up.)

If you're one of them and you think the prospect of a $1 million prize is well worth being filmed eating yukky things and arguing with people whose greatest ambition is to be the next Rob Mariano (who's virtually made a career out of appearing on CBS "reality" shows), then you have yet another opportunity to apply.

POSTED: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 1:17 PM

Looks as if the HBO groundhog saw its shadow, because winter is still coming on “Game of Thrones,” which Tuesday received a not-unexpected pickup for Season 3, just nine days after its second-season premiere attracted a series-high 3.9 million viewers.

Altogether,  that episode “has already accumulated a gross audience of 8.3 million viewers, and is on track to easily surpass the season one average of 9.3 million viewers,” according to HBO.

The cast and crew of the sprawling drama based on the epic fantasy series of novels by George R.R. Martin aren’t the only ones with something to celebrate.

POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012, 11:46 AM

“Glee” returns to Fox at 8 p.m. Tuesday, but first the cast and show creator Ryan Murphy will be getting the James Lipton index-card treatment on Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio” at 8 p.m. Monday.

And if you always figured Murphy was mining  a few of his own high school issues on the show, you were right.

“ I was an odd creature in high school because I was a target but also I was popular, and that’s because on the sly, I was dating a lot of the football players,” he tells Lipton.

POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 11:23 AM

Winner, along with Showtime’s "Homeland," HBO’s "Game of Thrones" and "Treme," NBC’s "Parks and Recreation" and IFC’s "Portlandia," in the 71st annual George Foster Peabody Awards.

What is "Jeopardy!"?

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As the TV critic for the Philadelphia Daily News, I've always believed my job is less about thumbs -- up or down -- and more about the conversation. Because the more choices we have, the fewer people in our lives know what we're talking about when we say, "Did you see that?" And that's when television really starts to get interesting. Reach Ellen at

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