Bill Maher’s Anniversary

Bill Maher’s Anniversary

There have been a few times when I’ve sworn I was done with Bill Maher because he did something incredibly anti-science on his show, like his dangerous anti-vaccination remarks or the interview with the “doctor” who claimed he had an AIDS cure made...
The Alec Baldwin Show

The Alec Baldwin Show

I like Alec Baldwin’s podcast, “Here’s The Thing,” but was surprised when ABC essentially picked it up and turned it from audio-only content into a weekly television show. One-on-one conversation has never worked in primetime (late night is a...
James Lipton Steps Down

James Lipton Steps Down

I saw an item lamenting the fact that James Lipton is stepping down as host of “Inside The Actor’s Studio,” which will move from Bravo to Ovation next year. C’mon, give the guy a break. He started doing the show when he was 68 and is now 92...
About That Emmy Awards Show

About That Emmy Awards Show

From my live-tweeting of the Emmy Awards telecast: How can presenters possibly mispronounce winners’ names, as two did tonight? You had one job! The lame bit he did with Maya Rudolph at The Emmys continues an uninterrupted string of times Fred Armisen has failed to...
Vintage TV Promo Of The Day

Vintage TV Promo Of The Day

Thanks to Stu Shostak, here’s a CBS promo for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” promoting its fifth and final season in the fall of 1965. Notice the emphasis on physical humor rather than characters and jokes. By the way, a heads up in case you want to watch...