Another TV season has come and gone, and in recent weeks, we’ve seen various shows close out their seasons. Some of these shows delivered stellar seasons of entertainment for us. Others, not so much. One stalwart show stumbled badly, while another returned to prominence. And a duo of comedies emerged this year to provide the best one-two punch of laughs since Jerry Seinfeld left the airwaves. Without further ado, here’s a look at how some of my favorite shows fared this season.
Last week, the networks announced their fall schedules and, of course, they are filled with sex, violence, and dancing, singing blackjack dealers. I’ve rated each network’s schedule based on shows I’m excited about, shows I’m not so hot on, and asking what’s up with a certain aspect of programming. Without further ado, here’s my fall preview.
At around this time last year, as I looked at each network’s prime-time schedule for the 2006-2007 season, one thing jumped out: NBC had a great lineup. From returning shows such as “The Office,” to interesting new fare including “Studio 60,” “Friday Night Lights,” “Kidnapped” and “Heroes,” I was intrigued by the Peacock’s lineup for the first time since “Seinfeld” went off the air. In this very column, I predicted that NBC’s lineup could potentially turn around the network’s fortunes in the same swift fashion that “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Grey’s Anatomy” had done for ABC.
Dinosaur Jr.’s “Beyond,” the band’s first album since 1988’s “Bug” recorded by the original lineup (J Mascis, Lou Barlow and Patrick “Murph” Murphy), is not just a great reunion album ““ it’s also one of Dinosaur Jr.’s best records, fitting into the band’s discography as a logical successor to “Bug.
Every year, the A&E staff braves the heat and crowds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to bring you back a full report. Here’s our diary from Friday’s performances; Tuesday, we’ll bring you the rundown from Saturday and Sunday.
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