I was sitting at the gym Wednesday morning pedaling my ass off on the stationary bike while watching Sports Center and a funny commercial came on the screen. It was obviously not of the professionally produced variety -- just a simple graphic screen with a voice-over imploring (okay, asking) viewers ... More >>
Scott Braddock, a respected reporter who has been with the fledgling newsradio station KROI since November, has been fired. Twitter supporters and some fellow reporters have been questioning whether the ax fell because of a Braddock report on Texas' abortion-sonogram law, but he won't go that far. ... More >>
The Rockets kick off the second half of the 2011-2012 season tonight. I'm not sure how many of you care about this. The acres of empty seats at Toyota Center lead me to believe that fewer of you care than Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey and Leslie Alexander would have hoped for. Television ratings indicat ... More >>
FoxWednesday night, Fox's highly-anticipated The X Factor debuted, and though as of this writing I was unable to find any ratings numbers I have to imagine they were stellar. Not too good - Ed. Simon Cowell has massive appeal, and even if numbers continue to decline throughout the season, I ... More >>
Photo by Stacy ZanePork chops taste goooood.Recently, I ordered the smoked pork chop at Reef, an upscale seafood restaurant headed by famed Houston chef Bryan Caswell. Back in May, this pork chop was featured on The Food Network's program "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and was recommended by c ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshThelma's previous incarnation.Houston may feel a little like Rodney Dangerfield when it comes to being recognized as a top culinary city -- we get no respect. But the Food Network has always shown Houston a little love. As early as 2003, shows on the Food Network were featu ... More >>
The Daily Show - Exclusive - David Barton Extended Interview Pt. 1Tags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on FacebookDavid Barton, the rightwing activist who's devoted to "proving" that American history is one big, long panoply of Christian faith, was on the Daily ... More >>
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Daily Show on Facebook Man, you get wrapped up in dealing with an upcoming Snopocalypse and there's no telling what you'll miss on TV. Last week The Daily Show finally aired the long-awaited piece on Joe Strauss, the Jewish House Speaker who ... More >>
THIS is how we want our Mattress Mac: How we DON'T want him? Bizarrely pretending to be a talk-show host with a faux-Snooki from Jersey Shore. Anyone who's watched TV in Houston lately knows it: Mattress Mac has finally lost his TV mojo.
CSI: Whatever will remain on Houston's Dish Network TVsFast on the heels of settling a dispute with Fox, Dish Network has now worked out a a deal that will keep CBS shows on the air in Houston.KHOU president Susan McEldoon said in an open letter that a tentative agreement has been reached over Di ... More >>
Following Tom DeLay and Michael IrvinRejoice, Cowboy fans -- the last quarterback to lead you to a Super Bowl is going on Dancing with the Stars.Troy Aikman has confirmed to TMZ -- who ambushed him outside a restaurant to get the answer to this pressing questions -- that he will follow in the sli ... More >>
Aside Productions mounts The Male Alphabet, All the Wrong Pieces and more
I'm tired, hungry, and probably just experiencing all this in a pleasant purgatory of my own making. This was the week in TV Land: • So, Lost ended. I'd be lying if I said I was completely pleased with the way it went down. I wasn't expecting bursts of exposition to answer every little de ... More >>
It's the middle of winter, we're about to get new shows, and this is the year I make contact. This was the week in TV Land. • So, New Year's happened. This was my first year not to ring it in with a regular party of friends who get dangerously drunk and watch the ball drop on Telemundo. But my ... More >>
It's almost Christmas, I'm tired of shopping, and I keep yelling "sharkfarts" at everyone. This was the week in TV Land: • Most of the major shows and networks were in repeats this week, which threw my viewing habits off a bit. It's not like I only watch the big four networks; in fact, I ... More >>
Dear Richard,I'm not sure if you are aware of this but your Monday column entitled "10-0 TCU Not Equal of 10-0 Texas" has caused quite an uproar among the Horned Frog faithful. I am going to assume you are aware of this because the only logical explanation for your outlandish premise and its su ... More >>
It's a beautiful weekend, the rain has stopped, and my Batman voice sounds like Cookie Monster. This was the week in TV Land: • I take nothing but pleasure in the misfortune of the untalented, which is why it's my pleasure to pass along the news that ratings for Comedy Central's The Jeff Dunham S ... More >>
The Daily Shows Senior Black Correspondent thinks chocolate is the new black
Oh, did you hear? Oprah's 200 pounds again. So fucking what? Here is a woman who is easily one of the most powerful people on Earth, and all we (and she) have been talking about for the last week is the fact that she's reached 200 pounds again. I repeat: So fucking what? Sorry for all the swe ... More >>
Wishing Upon a Star
NBCs comedy reality show hunts Houston for humor
This show's like Archie Bunker's comfortable, ratty lounger
If Barbra's Wedding were a sitcom, it just might work
That Banned Show is a good idea -- but it better be funny
Slick, expensive and clueless, Fox Sports Grill is a sports bar that can't deliver a hamburger
Cub Scouts get ready to drag
Put down those Doritos -- the cameras are rolling
Kids learn to use their heads at 1-2-3 Imagine!
NBC hopes Coupling is its next hitcom, which bugs the show's biggest fans
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Thursday, December 19 through Sunday, December 23
The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse
That's been the long, hard decision for TV academy chairman Bryce Zabel
As one of TV's best and best-loved series launches a new spin-off, its creator grapples with the aftershocks of terror
Could the Food Network finally be coming to Time-Warner's analog offerings?
Wrestlemania X-Seven enters the ring
Denis Leary is on The Job, but can ABC find him an audience?
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
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Conan Was a Warrior
Two veteran TV news reporters accuse Channel 11 of age discrimination
Redford's Quiz Show asks: how far will a man go to win?
For decades, 13 ruled the Houston airwaves. Now 11 is coming on strong. Is KTRK's broadcast dynasty losing its hold?
Public access TV promises to become a little less public
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