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Power in th preview

A few years ago, Fox allowed viewers a preview of a new fall show several weeks early. The pilot episode of Glee aired in the summer and by fall, viewers were panting for more Journey remixes and high school angst.

Power in th preview

A few years ago, Fox allowed viewers a preview of a new fall show several weeks early. The pilot episode of Glee aired in the summer and by fall, viewers were panting for more Journey remixes and high school angst.

Playing with Bear in the woods

I recently tucked in for an evening with Bear Grylls out in the wild. For those of you who have not followed this outdoor adventure survivalist through his various forays into television stardom, Bear Grylls is an experience in himself.

Nudity flooding TV airwaves

I’ve never understood the issue with nudity. Not that I’m interested in flashing my tahtahs, mind you.

TV and the way we were

I love my PVR. I can record six different shows simultaneously. I can collect programs without having to rush home in the midst of my busy day. And I don’t really have to keep track of when they air.

Boys of summer

It always seemed during the first week of school, some teacher wanted to know how I spent my summer vacation. Sometimes it was even in French. Fortunately, it’s an essay I no longer have to write.

Where has all the laughter gone?

Comedies account for barely 40 per cent of television’s scripted programming. Yet this past spring, they were responsible for 60 per cent of the cancellations.

Famous for nothing

Like most, I associate family with love, loyalty, support and warmth. At his recent wedding to Kim Kardashian, Kanye West gave a 20-minute speech during which he referred to his in-laws as “an industry.

Strength of a woman

Earlier this year, actress Candace Cameron Buré, the former beloved D. J. Tanner from Full House, was attacked for her views on marriage. In her new biography, she had written that she takes a “submissive” role to her husband.

Reality getting too close for comfort

When EdTV hit theatres in 1999, it still seemed preposterous people would want to watch other regular people’s everyday lives on TV. But then it happened in real life. Sort of.