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Reason’s Nick Gillespie On The So-Called “Death Of Decency”: We Don’t Need A Television Nanny

by @ Wednesday, June 9th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Speech, Individual Liberty, Movies, Television

Yesterday, Reason’s Nick Gillespie appeared on CNBC to discuss the perpetual debate about the so-called “death of decency” on television:

CBS Unveils Theme For New Hawaii Five-O, Cool But Not As Cool As The Original

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Television

CBS has released what will be the opening title sequence for the new version of Hawaii Five-O that will debut in September:

Sound and look familiar ?
Well, here’s the original and still the best:
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Dick Wolf Hoping To Find New Life For Law & Order

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Television

The creator of one of the longest running dramas on television still hopes he can find a home for a record-setting 21st season:
Is “Law & Order” really dead?
Not if its creator, Dick Wolf, can help it. Mr. Wolf said after Monday’s NBC upfront presentation that he was out seeking “other offers” for his 20-year-old, New [...]

The Best Scene In 24 History: Jack Bauer Goes Bad Ass On Charles Logan

by @ Tuesday, May 18th, 2010. Filed under 24, Television

24 will air it’s final episode next Monday, but I’ve got to say that the last four episodes or so have been very, very good. Last night was no disappointment, especially when it came to what may be the best “Bad Ass Jack Bauer” scene we’ve ever scene:

“Hawaii Five-O” Returning To CBS

by @ Monday, May 17th, 2010. Filed under Television

Book `em Dan-o:
Congratulations, Daniel Dae Kim. You are the first “Lostie” to get a new job.
And you get to stay in Hawaii! That makes us feel better about the fact you had to see Jin drown a couple of weeks ago.
CBS has begun its march toward announcing its new fall schedule. It picked up the [...]

End Of The Road For “Law And Order”

by @ Saturday, May 15th, 2010. Filed under Television

Just one season shy of setting a record for the longest running drama in television history, the plug has been pulled on Law & Order:
NBC confirmed Friday that it had canceled the original “Law & Order,” bringing an end to a 20-year-old television drama that jump-started an era of television production in New York City.
“Law [...]

Betty White Does SNL

by @ Sunday, May 9th, 2010. Filed under Celebrities, Television

Outside of the 2008 Election, I haven’t watched Saturday Night Live in years, but there was no way I was going to miss last night:
Even Jay-Z worships at the altar of Betty White. And why wouldn’t he?
At the end of his second song on this weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” the appropriate “Young Forever,” Jay-Z dedicated [...]

Conservative Columnist Asks FCC To Censor Family Guy

by @ Saturday, May 8th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Religion, Individual Liberty, Television

Brent Bozell isn’t happy with Family Guy:
This is a cartoon watched by millions of children on broadcast television at 9 pm. Many parents have seen the kind of spoiled child who finds a line he’s not supposed to cross and then crosses it with bravado, daring anyone to discipline him. Not many have seen this [...]

New York Police Commissioner Compares Times Square Case To 24

by @ Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Filed under 24, Homeland Security, In The News, Television, War On Terror

With 24’s Eighth and final season taking place in New York City, it was perhaps inevitable that someone would make this comparison:
In an era when television is often ahead of reality, perhaps it was inevitable that the New York police commissioner measured the country’s success Tuesday in the attempted Times Square bombing against the fictional [...]

Bart Simpson Supports South Park, Even If Comedy Central Won’t

The scene above showed up last night during The Simpsons’ intro sequence:
With ‘South Park’ creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone receiving death threats from the radical Revolution Muslim regarding their depiction of Muhammad, their comedy brethren have shown their support. Last week, Jon Stewart came to their defense, and last night, ‘The [...]

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