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Critic’s Notebook
As Tribeca Festival Turns 10, Grumbling Subsides
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Alma Har'el
The 10th annual Tribeca Film Festival begins on Wednesday and runs through May 1. Above, a scene from "Bombay Beach," Alma Har’el’s documentary examining a crumbling bohemian community on the edge of the Salton Sea in California.
The festival’s selections, however quirky, offer crucial exposure for serious independent filmmakers.
Television Review | 'Game of Thrones'
A Fantasy World of Strange Feuding Kingdoms
By GINIA BELLAFANTE
George R. R. Martin’s book “Game of Thrones” has been turned into a 10-part fantasy saga on HBO.
Arts & Leisure
Producer, Writer, Star and One Funny Mama
By MELENA RYZIK
Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child and wrote a memoir. Her secret: “No pigtails, no tube tops. Cry sparingly.”
Q. and A. With Tina Fey
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ABC Cancels 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live'
ABC announced it would end two of its long-running daily serial dramas, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live."
April 14, 2011 3:28 PM ET
'Idol' Rules Wednesday Night Ratings, Again
The eight remaining "American Idol" contenders performed music from movies on Wednesday as the reality competition lifted Fox to another easy victory in the prime time ratings.
April 14, 2011 9:57 AM ET
‘American Idol’ | Jimmy Always Wins
Jimmy Iovine, the chairman of Interscope Records, has acted as mentor to the finalists week in and week out. But not as a father spreading love among his children.
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Television Review | ‘The Paul Reiser Show’
An Idle Star With Time for Trouble
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
“The Paul Reiser Show,” which begins on NBC on Thursday, is a comedy about Mr. Reiser’s persona as a former Hollywood star who gets into silly scrapes. Sound familiar?
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Television Review | 'Gun Fight'
Looking Down the Barrel of a Debate
By MIKE HALE
A documentary by the Academy Award winning director Barbara Kopple examines the right to bear arms, using the Virginia Tech shootings as a point of departure.
Television Review | 'Happy Endings'
Take ‘Friends’ to Chicago, Then Hit Fast-Forward
By GINIA BELLAFANTE
“Happy Endings,” which has its premiere this week on ABC, is both a retro version of “Friends” and a more superficially progressive one.
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Front-Runner for CBS Anchor Is ‘60 Minutes’ Reporter
By BRIAN STELTER
Some of Scott Pelley’s colleagues worry that becoming the anchor of the third-placed “CBS Evening News” would be a demotion.
Couric’s Rocky Five-Year Path to a Likely Parting With CBS
Actors in Smaller Studios, Making Pictures for the Smaller Screen
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Instead of heading to television and movies, many young entertainers are now going to small production start-ups that specifically make video for the Web.
True to Mission, Comedy Central Still Strong at 20
By BRIAN STELTER
Twenty years on, Comedy Central is still the TV leader in comedy, its endurance the result of talent-spotting and demographic marketing.
Interactive Timeline​: Two Decades of Comedy Central
Couric’s Rocky Five-Year Path to a Likely Parting With CBS
By BILL CARTER
As Katie Couric and the network negotiate how to end her five-year run as anchor of “CBS Evening News,” interviews show that her hiring was part of a larger experiment to lift the newscast’s ratings.
Post a Comment | Magazine: Katie Couric Has a Few Regrets
The TV Watch
New Job, but Still Chasing Bad Guys
By ALESSANDRA STANLEY
NBC is reintroducing “Law & Order: Los Angeles” on Monday night with a two-hour special and a new role for Alfred Molina.
Fighting Teenage Pregnancy With MTV Stars as Exhibit A
By JAN HOFFMAN
Community educators and parents are using shows like MTV’s “Teen Mom” to prompt discussions about sex education and romantic relationships.
Snookinomics: Profits From a Tan
By CATHERINE RAMPELL
Rutgers University paid Nicole (Snooki) Polizzi $32,000 to talk about drinking and tanning last month.
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Discomfort Zones
By DAVE ITZKOFF
Will Ferrell has big shoes to fill as he plays the interim manager on “The Office” after Steve Carell departs.
Meet the New Boss: Will Ferrell Clocks In at ‘The Office’
A Heroic Fantasy for Skeptics
By DAVE ITZKOFF
“Game of Thrones,” based on a series of novels by George R. R. Martin, is finally coming to HBO after having been reshot at the pilot stage, and recast.
TV Highlights
What’s On This Week
A daily updated summary of the week in TV.
Trump Mulls Announcement on 'Apprentice'
April 14, 2011 8:31 PM ET
Moyers Ends Effort to Bring Weekly Series to PBS
April 14, 2011 5:27 PM ET
CBS Accused of 'Greenwashing'
April 14, 2011 5:13 PM ET
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Mining Reality
By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
A series on West Virginia miners offers something new, in terms of both coal-mining narratives and reality TV.
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Excerpt: 'The Paul Reiser Show'
The comic stars as a version of himself in this new NBC comedy.
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Excerpt: 'Happy Endings'
The ABC sitcom follows a jilted man, played by Zachary Knighton, and his friends.
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Excerpt: 'Breaking in'
The new Fox action comedy about a security firm stars Christian Slater and Bret Harrison.
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Excerpt: 'Chaos'
The new CBS spy comedy stars Freddie Rodriguez.
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Excerpt: 'Body of Proof'
On “Body of Proof,” a new ABC series that begins on Tuesday, Dana Delany plays a brilliant but cold and unlikable medical examiner.
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