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Three New Shows, Yahoo and Obama’s Speech

January 15, 2016
Top: “Community” on Yahoo, “Second Chance” on Fox; middle: President Obama’s State of the Union speech, USA Network’s “Colony”; bottom: Showtime’s “Billions.”

Top: “Community” on Yahoo, “Second Chance” on Fox; middle: President Obama’s State of the Union speech, USA Network’s “Colony”; bottom: Showtime’s “Billions.”

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS COVERED IT ALL, PLUS AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY CONNICK JR. 

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2016 — It was a busy week of midseason premieres plus President Obama’s final State of the Union speech and an interview with Harry Connick Jr.

Follow the links …

Monday, Jan. 11: Yahoo’s Broken Promises: Shows Announced Last Spring Never Happened

Tuesday, Jan. 12: ‘Second Chance’? Not A Chance

Wednesday, Jan. 13: Obama Gave A Good Speech, But State Of The Union Was Dull TV

Thursday, Jan. 14: USA Network’s ‘Colony’ Asks: What If America Was Living Under A Dictatorship?

Friday, Jan. 15: Opening Scene Throws Wet Blanket On Showtime’s ‘Billions’

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All this, plus my exclusive interview for TVNewsCheck.com with Harry Connick Jr. about his upcoming syndicated daytime show, right here.

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Read the Nation’s Best TV Blog: July 27-31

July 31, 2015
From Showtime's "Happyish" to Morton Downey Jr.: Presenting this week's TV blogs -- links below.

From Showtime’s “Happyish” to Morton Downey Jr.: Presenting this week’s TV blogs — links below.

NEW YORK, July 31, 2015 — This week’s output of TV blogs ran the gamut from the demise of Showtime’s “Happyish” to the revival of Morton Downey Jr. via a documentary coming to CNN next month.  In between, this week’s topics included Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, the Cosby mess, two new “handsome guy” sitcoms on Fox, and “The Carbonaro Effect” on TruTV.  Read all six with these links:

Monday, July 27: Loathsome Characters, Not Ad Biz Subject Matter, Doomed ‘Happyish’

Tuesday, July 28: ‘Newsmen’ Williams, Stewart Poised To Make Headlines In August

Wednesday, July 29: The Cosby Saga: No Requiem For This Heavyweight

Thursday, July 30: Fall Preview: Fox Tuesday Slate Is Good-Looking And Looking Good

Friday, July 31: ‘The Carbonaro Effect’: Nice Guy Finishes First

… All this and Morton Downey Jr. too — read this, only on TVHowl.com: Complicated man: Remembering Morton Downey

— Adam Buckman

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TV Blog Digest: All Five Of This Week’s Posts

July 10, 2015
From ancient times to the recent past: Read this week's TV blogs, below.

From ancient times to the recent past: Read this week’s TV blogs, below.

NEW YORK, July 10, 2015 — From the ancient world of the Bible to the first decade of the 21st century, this week’s MediaPost TV blogs ran the gamut from TV’s biblical epics on NBC and ABC to National Geographic Channel’s latest “decade” documentary, “The 2000s.” In between: the return of “Ray Donovan” on Showtime, a look at the continuing woes of “The View” and Hillary Clinton’s interview on CNN. Read all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs with these links:

Monday, July 6: Bible Gets Thumped As Networks Slam Brakes On Ol’ Time Religion

Tuesday, July 7: His Name Is Ray, But He’s No Ray Of Sunshine

Wednesday, July 8: ‘The View’ From Here: ABC Show Has Fallen Off The Pop-Culture Radar

Thursday, July 9: Let’s Get Serious: CNN Played Softball With Hillary Clinton

Friday, July 10: What Were We Thinking? NatGeo Sorts Out ‘The 2000s’

— Adam Buckman

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Read My Five MediaPost TV Blogs From 4/27-5/1

May 3, 2015
Bringing you the constant variety of television ... Bruce Jenner, "Full House," "Mr. Robot" on USA Network, Brian Williams, "Mad Men" vs. "Happyish: All in five days on MediaPost.com.

Bringing you the constant variety of television … Bruce Jenner, “Full House,” “Mr. Robot” on USA Network, Brian Williams, “Mad Men” vs. “Happyish”: All in just five days, only on MediaPost.com.

NEW YORK, May 3, 2015 — In case you missed ’em, here are all five of my MediaPost.com TV blogs from last week:

Monday, April 27: What We Learned From The Bruce Jenner Interview

Tuesday, April 28: Suddenly, The World Can’t Get Enough Of ‘Full House’

Wednesday, April 29: USA Network Goes ‘Edgy’ With F-Word Ads For Upcoming Show

Thursday, April 30: NBC’s Brian Williams Mess Gets Even Messier

Friday, May 1: From ‘Mad Men’ To ‘Happyish,’ TV Portrays The Evolution Of Advertising

— Adam Buckman

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Last Week on MediaPost: My 5 Blogs 4/20-4/24

April 26, 2015
From Las Vegas and back: Last week's MediaPost TV blogs covered the annual NAB Convention, Bruce Jenner, a new show on Showtime, "Mad Men" and David Letterman.

From Las Vegas and back: Last week’s MediaPost TV blogs covered the annual NAB Convention, Bruce Jenner, a new show on Showtime, “Mad Men” and David Letterman.

NEW YORK, April 26, 2015 — Catch up with all five of my MediaPost.com TV blogs from last week — starting with my recap of the annual National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas a week earlier, and winding up with a kiss good-bye to David Letterman. Read ’em all by clicking on these links:

Monday, April 20: At NAB Vegas Show, Questions and Observations About the Future of TV

Tuesday, April 21: Sawyer-Jenner Interview Is This Week’s Most Talked-About TV Show

Wednesday, April 22: At Halfway Point, ‘Mad Men’ Soap Opera Drifts To Its Conclusion

Thursday, April 23: In Showtime’s ‘Happyish,’ Unhappy Ad Man Is Sick Of Advertising

Friday, April 24: Kiss Him Good-bye: Now Dave’s Getting A Real Send-off

— Adam Buckman

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This Week on MediaPost: Five Blogs 4/6-4/10

April 10, 2015
The constant variety of television: This week's topics ranged from ad men ("Mad Men") to transgender women ("New Girls on the Block").

The constant variety of television: This week’s topics ranged from ad men (“Mad Men”) to transgender women (“New Girls on the Block”).

NEW YORK, April 10, 2015 — Catch up with all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from this past week (April 6-10) with these links:

Monday, April 6: ‘Mad Men’ Poses Existential Question: Is that All There Is? My ‘Mad Men’ recap

Tuesday, April 7: ‘Game’ On! Epic Battle of ‘Thrones’ Resumes Sunday on HBO

Wednesday, April 8: Addicted to ‘Nurse Jackie’: Beloved Edie Falco Series Starts Final Season

Thursday, April 9: End of the News Anchor Era? Say It Ain’t So!

Friday, April 10: Transgender Show ‘New Girls’ Is a Walk on the Mild Side

— Adam Buckman

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