Cavalcade Of Stars: All 5 Of This Week’s TV Blogs

December 9, 2016
BRAU HAUS: This week's TV blogs ranged from Berlin to Baltimore and Austin, Texas. Read 'em all, below.

BRAU HAUS: This week’s TV blogs ranged from Berlin and Baltimore to Austin, Texas. Read ’em all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 9, 2016 — From Conan O’Brien’s trip to Berlin to the astonishing sponsorship power of “Project Runway,” here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs:

Monday, Dec. 5: Beer and Sausages: Predictable Stereotypes Derail Conan’s Berlin Special

Tuesday, Dec. 6: NBC’s New Tradition Of December Musicals Continues With ‘Hairspray’

Wednesday, Dec. 7: Ho-Hum: Tina Fey Tells Letterman TV Is Better Than The Movies

Thursday, Dec. 8: Rumor Or Fake News? Parsing The Stories About Corden Replacing Colbert

Friday, Dec. 9: ‘Project Runway’: TV’s Relentless Engine Of Commerce

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Look! All Five of This Week’s MediaPost TV Blogs

December 2, 2016
From Trump to Dolly Parton and points in-between, presenting this week's MediaPost TV blogs.

From Trump to Dolly Parton and points in-between: Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Dec. 2, 2016 — Back to normal after a short holiday week: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs looked at Trump and the media, a new Syfy drama series, Dolly Parton’s conquest of Christmas, the decline of basic cable, and a basic-cable bright spot, TruTV. Read ’em all below.

Monday, Nov. 28: Trump To News Media: You’re No Fun At All!

Tuesday, Nov. 29: Syfy Series Predicts: In Future, Corporations Will Control The Planet

Wednesday, Nov. 30: Good Golly, Miss Dolly! What Was Christmas Before She Came Along?

Thursday, Dec. 1: Fly-Over Country: Fading Basic Cable Is TV’s Low-Rent District

Friday, Dec. 2: New TruTV Tagline Tells Simple Truth About Its Programming

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TV’s Wide Range: Then and Now, Best and Worst

November 28, 2016
From 'Sonny & Cher' to 'The Civil War' -- and Walter White, Barney Fife and Tony Soprano too. Read all about 'em in this week's MediaPost TV blogs, below.

From ‘Sonny & Cher’ to ‘The Civil War’ — and Walter White, Barney Fife and Tony Soprano too. Read all about ’em in last week’s MediaPost TV blogs, below.

LAST WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2016 — A short week and a long weekend: Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. Please read last week’s MediaPost TV blogs, right here:

Monday, Nov. 21: Comparing The ’70s To Today After Stumbling On ‘Sonny & Cher’

Tuesday, Nov. 22: Who Is Your Favorite TV Character?

Wednesday, Nov. 23: Much Of TV Might Be Trash, But There Is Plenty Of Treasure Too

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This Week’s Blogs: TV’s Past, Present and Future

November 18, 2016
Mars, the Jetsons, Ali Wentworth and Steve Urkel ... what more can you ask for? All that and more in this week's MediaPost TV blogs. Links below ...

Mars, the Jetsons, Ali Wentworth and Steve Urkel … what more can you ask for? All that and more in this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 18, 2016 — See anything missing from this week’s MediaPost TV blogs? You guessed it: No politics.

With the wild presidential election now over, we turned our attention to other TV matters — NatGeo’s “Mars,” a new Ali Wentworth comedy, a Steve Urkel talking doll and media in times past. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here.

Monday, Nov. 14: Why Bother? NatGeo Series Makes Case For Mars Mission

Tuesday, Nov. 15: Comedy Not Yet Aired Earns Second Season From Proud Pop

Wednesday, Nov. 16: A World Without Commercials? Contemplating The Future Of TV

Thursday, Nov. 17: How Much Is That Urkel In The Window? On Ebay, Not Much

Friday, Nov. 18: How Have The Media Times Changed? The AP Stylebook Knows

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TV Was Center Stage For Election Of Reality Star

November 11, 2016
This week's MediaPost TV blogs -- read 'em all below.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs — read ’em all below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2016 — Pretty dull week, wasn’t it? Just kidding. Appropriately, three out of five of this week’s TV blogs were about aspects of the presidential election.

Read them here — along with two others: A review of “Downton Abbey” star Michelle Dockery’s dreary new drama series on TNT called “Good Behavior,” and a very personal message from a journalist (me) to the community of TV publicists.

Just follow the links, below:

Monday, Nov. 7: Clinton Spot Says Trump Is Coarsening America, But That Ship Has Sailed

Tuesday, Nov. 8: To Paraphrase J. Peterman On ‘Seinfeld,’ Thank You For A Job … Done

Wednesday, Nov. 9: Out-Of-Touch News Media Was Totally Clueless

Thursday, Nov. 10: What Have You Done With Our Lady Mary?

Friday, Nov. 11: Message To P.R. People: Stop ‘Reaching Out’ To Me, OK?

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From Football to Baseball, And a Trip to Mars Too

November 4, 2016
This week's TV blogs went to Mars, took a look at football and baseball, celebrated a personal milestone and ended the week with a study of TV viewing habits. Read them all below.

This week’s TV blogs went to Mars, took a look at football and baseball, celebrated a personal milestone and ended the week with a study of TV viewing habits. Read them all below.

READ ALL FIVE OF MY MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS FROM THE PAST WEEK RIGHT HERE

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2016 — Two of this week’s blogs were about sports — one about the NFL and its declining TV ratings and other about the World Series on Fox. Can baseball make a comeback on TV? Stay tuned.

Read these MediaPost TV blogs and three others from the past week with these links:

Monday, Oct. 31: National Geographic’s Week Of Living Fabulously

Tuesday, Nov. 1: What Are The Reasons For NFL Ratings Declines? Take Your Pick

Wednesday, Nov. 2: ‘TV Blog’ Marks No. 600, Reflects Back On Era Of Massive Change

Thursday, Nov. 3: The World Series: Brought To You By Television

Friday, Nov. 4: Searching For Something To Watch? It Takes Longer These Days

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All Five Of My TV Blogs This Week For MediaPost

October 28, 2016
This week's TV blogs covered "Man With a Plan" on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), "The Great Indoors" on CBS (middle left), "Pure Genius" on CBS (middle right) and "Live PD" on A&E.

This week’s TV blogs covered “Man With a Plan” on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), “The Great Indoors” on CBS (middle left), “Pure Genius” on CBS (middle right) and “Live PD” on A&E.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 — This week was heavy with reviews for new CBS shows — three of them, as a matter of fact.

Also on the agenda: Norman Lear on PBS and live cops on A&E. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, Oct. 24: Network With A Plan: CBS Monday Sitcoms Are Nearly Identical

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Alive And Still Kicking: Norman Lear On ‘American Masters’

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Thanks To Its Merciless Abuse Of Millennials, CBS Sitcom Is Fall’s Best New Show

Thursday, Oct. 27: CBS Bellies Up To The Genius Bar For Another Round

Friday, Oct. 28: Ambitious A&E Show Will Air ‘Live’ Police From Six Locales

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Final GOP Debate Dominated The Week’s TV Blogs

October 21, 2016

READ ALL FIVE OF THEM RIGHT HERE

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we've come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we’ve come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 — The third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated this week’s TV blogs. But now that the televised debates are over, the only thing left for TV to do is cover the voting on Election Night. Meanwhile, the TV blog will now turn away from politics toward the rest of TV.

But before that, please read all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — including three on Clinton and Trump — with the links below.

Monday, Oct. 17: In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Despite One Critic’s Pans, Three CBS Shows Are Doing Fine

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Had Enough? Embattled Nation Mulls Skipping Third Debate

Thursday, Oct. 20: Uncivil Warriors: Final Debate Was A Frosty Face-off

Friday, Oct. 21: Sundance Finds Clever Way To Position Five TV Classics

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Curated: All My Columns on Politics and Media ’16

October 20, 2016

political-montage-for-tv-howl-2FROM DEBATES TO CONVENTIONS, A TV BLOG AT THE NEXUS OF TV AND POLITICS … WITH MORE TO COME — LINKS BELOW

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2016 — The magic number so far: 33.

That’s how many MediaPost TV blogs I have written in 2016 as of this date, Oct. 20,  on the campaign and the candidates.

The 33 included previews and recaps of all three presidential debates (plus the VP debate on Oct. 4), morning-after commentaries on all eight evenings that comprised the Republican and Democratic national conventions last summer, and a host of other election-related topics at the nexus of politics and television.

All 33 are curated right here. Read them all with the links below. And since this story isn’t over yet, stay tuned — there’s more to come.

Oct. 20: Uncivil Warriors: Final Debate Was A Frosty Face-off

Oct. 19: Had Enough? Embattled Nation Mulls Skipping Third Debate

Oct. 17: In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings

Oct. 10: TV Shares Blame For This Entire Disgusting Spectacle

Oct. 7: Like Mount Everest, A TV Columnist Covers Politics Because It’s There

Oct. 5: VP Debate Postmortem: Unflappable Pence Won Against Smug Kaine

Oct. 4: VP Debate Preview: Quadrennial Battle Of The Sideshow Bobs

Sept. 30: Secretary Clinton Sees Herself In ‘Madam Secretary’

Sept. 27: Pundits Say Hillary Won, But Was Her Victory Decisive?

Sept. 26: Smell That? It’s Clinton And Trump Going Nose To Nose

Sept. 8: Postmortem On Odd Non-Debate On NBC: So Who Won?

Aug. 26: All Trump, All The Time: Watching TV With Hillary Clinton

Aug. 5: The Greatest Donald Trump Story Ever Told

Aug. 2: Rubbernecking At A Trainwreck: The Donald Brags About His Ratings

July 29: Thrilla In Phila., Day 4: The Coronation Of Hillary

July 28: Thrilla In Phila., Day 3: Dems Put The Party In ‘Political Party’

July 27: Thrilla In Phila., Day 2: Idiotic Celebrities And One Masterful Speaker

July 26: Thrilla In Phila., Day 1: Comedian Wags Finger, Lectures Democrats

July 22: Cleveland Trump Show, Day 4: Candidate Gracelessly Accepts Nomination

July 21: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 3: As Ted Talked, GOP Lost Cruz Control

July 20: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 2: Where’s The Showmanship?

July 19: The Cleveland Trump Show, Day 1: Making Special Effects Great Again

July 14:  As Conventions Near, Late-Night Gets Serious About Politics

July 6: Couch Potato-In-Chief: Grazing Around The Dial With Donald Trump

June 17: A TV Star Runs For President: Our Year Of Living Trumpily

June 2: Key Dates To Know As Battle For Presidency Heads Into Summer

May 19: Nobody Really Cared About Megyn Kelly’s Sit-Down With Trump

May 16: Media Should Point Finger At Itself When Explaining Trump’s Rise

May 6: Trump-Clinton Debate Will Be Battle Of The Century

April 28: TV Or Not TV: Trump Was Natural Performer Long Before ‘Apprentice’

Feb. 15: For Would-Be Presidents Day: A Couple Of Things About Trump

Jan. 28: Trump’s Absence Tests Whether Debates Can Thrive Without Him

Jan. 8: Urkelmania! How ’90s Nostalgia Could Elect Hillary

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Letterman Goes To India, Plus Four More TV Blogs

October 14, 2016
Another week, another five TV blogs for MediaPost: Read them all with the links below.

Another week, another five TV blogs for MediaPost.com: Read them all with the links below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2016 — For once, politics did not dominate this week’s MediaPost TV blogs, although you might say politicians were the subject of at least three of them.

First, there was a recap of the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and, by week’s end, a look at Nick Nolte playing a fictional ex-president on “Graves” on Epix.  All that and David Letterman paying a visit to a politician too — Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on National Geographic Channel.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below:

Monday, Oct. 10: TV Shares Blame For This Entire Disgusting Spectacle

Tuesday, Oct. 11: Angry Housewife In Toilet Town: Behold Fall’s Worst New Show

Wednesday, Oct. 12: Comedian Turned Statesman: Letterman Meets India’s Prime Minister

Thursday, Oct. 13: No Room For Fun As USA Network Dreams Of Drama Glory

Friday, Oct. 14: Nolte Is First-Rate Ex-Presidential Timber In ‘Graves’

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Once Again, Politics Was The Week’s Top Story

October 7, 2016
There's no debate: Politics was the top story on TV this week.

There’s no debate: Politics was the top story on TV this week.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2016 — With the presidential campaign in high gear entering the final weeks leading up to Election Day, politics took center stage in three out of five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs. Read all five with these links:

Monday, Oct. 3: On NBC’s ‘Timeless,’ Time Traveled Is Time Wasted

Tuesday, Oct. 4: VP Debate Preview: Quadrennial Battle Of The Sideshow Bobs

Wednesday, Oct. 5: VP Debate Postmortem: Unflappable Pence Won Against Smug Kaine

Thursday, Oct. 6: Nothing Funny About New HBO Comedy Called ‘Divorce’

Friday, Oct. 7: Like Mount Everest, A TV Columnist Covers Politics Because It’s There

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Relentless Robots Campaign For World Dominance

September 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week's five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week’s five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS, AND MORE 

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2016 — Robotic humanoids were the stars of this week’s TV blogs as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it in their first debate and HBO’s “Westworld” drew nearer to its premiere this coming Sunday. Clinton was the star of three blogs — two on the debate and one about this Sunday’s season premiere of “Madam Secretary” on CBS.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV columns from the past week — plus my three of my TVNewsCheck.com stories from this week’s TVB (Television Bureau of Advertising) Forward conference Thursday in New York. Follow all the links below:

Monday, Sept. 26: Smell That? It’s Clinton And Trump Going Nose To Nose

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Pundits Say Hillary Won, But Was Her Victory Decisive?

Wednesday, Sept. 28: CBS, NBC Dueling Victory Declarations Sow Confusion

Thursday, Sept. 29: ‘Westworld’ Boldly Goes Where Man And Movies Have Gone Before

Friday, Sept. 30: Secretary Clinton Sees Herself In ‘Madam Secretary’

PLUS: All three of my stories from this week’s annual TVB Forward conference in New York for TVNewsCheck.com:

1 – TV industry analyst gives financial forecast: Wells Fargo’s Ryvicker Sees Positive Future For Local TV

2 – Top economist presents outlook for automotive industry: Car Sales To Slow, But Not Harm Local TV

3 – Fierce competition to bring electronic audience measurement to local TV markets: Dueling Ratings Firms Good For Stations

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A Tale of Two Presidents: This Week’s TV Blogs

September 23, 2016
Another week, another five TV columns - read 'em all below.

Another week, another five TV columns – read ’em all below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 — The new fall TV season got under way this week, so the TV blogs were heavy with reviews of new shows — including Kiefer Sutherland as a reluctant president in “Designated Survivor” on ABC. The real president turned up also — in a Hanoi noodle shop with Anthony Bourdain, the subject of Friday’s TV blog.

Two presidents — one fictional, one real — plus reviews of two other new shows and a morning-after look at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week right here:

Monday, Sept. 19: The Emmy Effect: We’re All Spectators At Somebody Else’s Party

Tuesday, Sept. 20: ‘Bull’ Title Is Truth In Labeling; NBC Says Look In The Mirror

Wednesday, Sept. 21: President Kiefer Sutherland Is ABC’s ‘Designated’ Hitter

Thursday, Sept. 22: ‘MacGyver’? Really? What’s Next? The New Adventures of ALF?

Friday, Sept. 23: Fun-Loving President Obama Is America’s Chowhound In Chief

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Follow the Pointed Fingers to This Week’s Blogs

September 16, 2016
Pointed commentary: This week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Pointed commentary: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 — Far be it from me to point fingers, but this week I noticed something interesting (at least to me): TV network publicity departments love to provide photos in which people are pointing. Whether or not it is polite to point is beside the point, but they make for a nice photo gallery, don’t you think?

And now, please allow me to point you in the right direction to read the MediaPost TV blogs that go with the pointed-finger photos. Just follow these links:

Monday, Sept. 12: Anachronism Or Grand Tradition? ‘Miss America’ Crowns A New Queen

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Wild About Harry? It’s Difficult Not To Be

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Let The Finger-Pointing Begin: Who’s To Blame For This Mess?

Thursday, Sept. 15: NBC Points The Way To TV Heaven In ‘The Good Place’

Friday, Sept. 16: The Emmys Are On This Weekend, But Does Anybody Really Care?

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From Trump to Zorn, It Was Four Days of TV Fun

September 9, 2016

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

Four blogs for a four-day week: (top) New comedies on FX, "Son of Zorn" on Fox; (bottom) Trump-Clinton non-debate, 9/11 remembered. Read them all, below.

Four blogs for a four-day week: (top) New comedies on FX, “Son of Zorn” on Fox; (bottom) Trump-Clinton non-debate, 9/11 remembered. Read them all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2016 — In just four days, the MediaPost TV blog managed to review two new comedies on FX (they weren’t funny) and one new comedy on Fox (it was just weird); tried to make sense of the Trump-Clinton non-debate on NBC; and just said no to 9/11 commemorative specials. Read all four blogs right here:

Tuesday, Sept. 6: So-Called ‘Comedies’ On FX Contain No Laughs Of Any Kind

Wednesday, Sept. 7: In Fall Season’s Weirdest Show, Animated Warrior Takes Up Residence in California

Thursday, Sept. 8: Postmortem On Odd Non-Debate On NBC: So Who Won?

Friday, Sept. 9: Here We Go Again: Every Year At 9/11 Time, TV Overdoes It

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Late Summer TV Blogs Are Typically Eclectic

September 2, 2016
Five summer days, five TV blogs -- read all five below.

Five summer days, five TV blogs — read all five below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2016 — The final week in August is one of the most difficult weeks of the year to come up with ideas for TV columns. The end result is usually eclectic, and this week’s lineup was no different.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 29: Seven Simple Rules For Writing TV Reviews

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Discovery Miniseries Tells Swashbuckling Story Of Harley-Davidson

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Twenty Years After Her Murder, TV Is Still Exploiting JonBenet

Thursday, Sept. 1: CNBC Documentary Might Be The Best 9/11 Show This Year

Friday, Sept. 2: Hey, Ladies, What Do You Think Of This ‘Bull’ Billboard?

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In TV Season’s Dog Days, A Column About A Puppy

August 29, 2016
Paws for a moment or two to read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week.

Paws for a moment to read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2016 — When the Olympics ended Aug. 21 on NBC, the dog days of the summer TV season arrived the next day, leaving a TV columnist to depend heavily on his imagination to get him through last week’s five TV blogs.

The results included two reviews (yes, two new shows actually premiered this week), a look at the Ryan Lochte mess and NBC’s role in it, a column about a puppy, and a peek inside the mind of Hillary Clinton as she watches TV. How’d these ideas turn out? You be the judge: Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from last week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 22: Don’t Blame Billy Bush For Believing Lochte’s Lies

Tuesday, Aug. 23: ‘Golden Guys’: NBC Launches Travel Show With Celebrity Codgers

Wednesday, Aug. 24: On Wings Of LeBron, Cleveland Angel Investors Take Up Residence At CNBC

Thursday, Aug. 25: Imagine Using A Cute Puppy Just To Attract Attention

Friday, Aug. 26: All Trump, All The Time: Watching TV With Hillary Clinton

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Wide World of TV: This Week’s MediaPost Blogs

August 19, 2016
From Dindin the Olympic penguin to John McLaughlin -- what a week in TV. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Dindin the Olympic penguin to John McLaughlin — what a week in TV. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2016 — This week’s MediaPost TV blogs were truly representative of the wide world of TV — stretching from Rio de Janeiro (the Olympics) to the U.K. (“Inspector Lewis”) and back to the USA (Comedy Central’s late-night woes, new research about prime-time TV, and John McLaughlin, who died this week at age 89).

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 15: NBC’s Olympic Ratings: Down Or Just Moved To Other Platforms?

Tuesday, Aug. 16: ‘Inspector Lewis’ Finale Raises Question About British TV ‘Golden Age’

Wednesday, Aug. 17: Tough Acts To Follow: Comedy Central Struggles Without Stewart, Colbert

Thursday, Aug. 18: Innovative Magid Research Finds Most-Valued And Least-Valued TV Shows

Friday, Aug. 19: A John McLaughlin Memory That’s So Old, It’s On VHS

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This Week’s Blogs: From Hitchcock to ‘Star Trek’

August 12, 2016
Five days, five blogs -- from Alfred Hitchcock to "Ray Donovan." Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

Five days, five blogs — from Alfred Hitchcock to “Ray Donovan.” Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2016 — How many diverse topics can one TV columnist cover in five days? Well, “diversity” was one column topic — with others ranging widely from Alfred Hitchcock and “Star Trek” to “Ray Donovan” and the Olympics.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links.

Monday, Aug. 8: HBO ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Documentary Needs More Of Them, Less Of Others

Tuesday, Aug. 9: TV Columnist’s Desperate Plea: Will Somebody Please Explain ‘Star Trek’s’ Popularity?

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Best Way To Enjoy Olympics Is Watch Them In Your Own Way

Thursday, Aug. 11: TV Critics Adopt Role Of Diversity Police, Attack CBS

Friday, Aug. 12: ‘Ray Donovan’ Renewal Is Summer Bummer For Ray

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In Post-Convention Week, Trump’s In Two Blogs

August 5, 2016
This week's TV blogs -- from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read 'em all, below.

This week’s TV blogs — from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read ’em all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2016 — It was a week without political conventions on TV.  As a result, the TV blog returned to normal, covering a variety of topics drawn from the diverse world of TV. And yet, Donald Trump still managed to become the topic of two of them. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 1: Stephen Colbert In Search Of Self

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Rubbernecking At A Trainwreck: The Donald Brags About His Ratings

Wednesday, Aug. 3: On TLC, A Kiss Is Still A Kiss, As Summertime Goes By

Thursday, Aug. 4: After Ailes, The Show Goes On At Fox News Channel

Friday, Aug. 5: The Greatest Donald Trump Story Ever Told

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