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  • ‘Beast’ reveals ex-model’s wares

    Travis Fimmel is no household name, but he’s been known to stop traffic. The Australian actor, who stars with Patrick Swayze in A&E’s FBI drama “The Beast,” is better known …


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    For 01-21-2009


  • NBC announces season renewals

    NBC is renewing Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” for the 2009-10 season, along with “The Office” and “The Biggest Loser.” The network also announced that it has set a premiere date …


  • On the Air

    For 01-19-2009


  • Watching Obama’s inauguration at home

    Don’t worry if you aren’t brave – or lucky – enough to attend the historic presidential inauguration. There will be plenty of media coverage. Here’s a guide to making the …


  • Chelsea handles cable comedy with ease

    There aren’t many television talk-show hosts who would allow a guest to spank them. There aren’t many talk-show hosts like Chelsea Handler. As ringmaster for the organized comedy chaos of …


  • ‘Tara’ follows bizarre trend in comedies

    The family comedy has undergone some transformations, thanks mostly to cable television and its restless search for buttons and/or envelopes to push. “United States of Tara,” a new Showtime series …


  • Public, community broadcasters reevaluating futures

    Remember those PBS documentaries about explorers venturing off into the unknown? As 2009 begins, Spokane’s public and community broadcasting stations are doing that themselves. Here’s a roundup of the many …


  • On the Air

    For 01-16-2009


  • ‘CSI’ says goodbye to Grissom

    It’s been nine seasons, and a lot of people have gotten to know the guy. Now he’s leaving, and it had better be for love. Gil Grissom departs CBS’ “CSI” …


  • On the Air

    For 01-14-2009


  • ‘American Idol’ still in its prime

    How long can the dominant but aging “American Idol” keep hitting the high notes? Television’s top-rated series opens Season 8 tonight (8 p.m., KAYU-28 in Spokane) with its hugely popular …


  • On the Air

    For 01-13-2009


  • Pianist replaced for Fox concert

    President-elect Barack Obama has stolen one of the Spokane Symphony’s soloists. Pianist Gabriela Montero was scheduled to play a Liszt concerto at the symphony’s concerts next weekend at the Martin …


  • Comic starring in his third series

    Except for a couple of guest-starring roles, Howie Mandel had not been seen in a regular prime-time television job since 1990, when he starred on “Good Grief” – and you …


  • Author Ann Coulter spars with host on ‘Early Show’

    Conservative author Ann Coulter initially seemed pleased Tuesday to appear on CBS’ “The Early Show,” especially after an interview she was set to do on NBC’s “Today” the same morning …


  • On the Air

    For 01-08-2009


  • Close, Hurt team up for more ‘Damages’

    “Damages” may be responsible for more cases of whiplash than a demolition derby. It’s been more than 14 months since the last jaw-dropping episode of the FX series, but diehard …


  • On the Air

    For 01-07-2009


  • ABC show experiments with people’s reactions

    You’re standing in line at a deli behind two day laborers fumbling with cash and struggling with English, when the clerk begins spewing hatred. Go back to your country, he …


  • On the Air

    For 01-06-2009


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    For 01-02-2009


  • Top 10 shows in tough TV year

    In five or 10 years, will we look back at 2008 as the year TV died? Maybe not, but from a vantage point in the near future, we certainly might …


  • Entertainers busy on New Year’s Eve

    Elton John, the Jonas Brothers, Daughtry, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne and Fall Out Boy all have something in common this New Year’s Eve: They’ll all be working – even if …


  • Bret Baier replacing Brit Hume as ‘Special Report’ anchor

    Fox News Channel has selected White House correspondent Bret Baier to replace Brit Hume as anchor of its weeknight “Special Report.” Hume, who had anchored the show for 10 years, …


  • ‘Hills’-spinoff ‘The City’ follows Port

    While Lauren Conrad has opened the door to her life on MTV’s “The Hills,” Whitney Port has dug a moat and pulled up the bridge. Fans haven’t seen much of …


  • ‘Sesame Street’ charmed from the start

    NEW YORK — How to get to “Sesame Street” is child’s play, as the chirpy theme song has assured kids daily for 39 years. But first it had to be …


  • On the Air

    For 12-29-2008


  • Having Leno in earlier slot may be idea past its prime

    Fifteen years ago, I had a stupid idea. I was the co-executive producer on TV’s long-running “Cheers.” NBC, the network on which “Cheers” appeared, was faltering: Ratings were sliding, money …


  • On the Air

    For 12-28-2008

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