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Moraes on TV Archive: Summer TV Press Tour 2007

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Flatbed Funny

ABC's new "Carpoolers" is a comedy about a group of guys who carpool to work. Naturally the actors are going to spend a certain amount of time in a car in this series. And one TV critic wondered whether they would have to "do a lot more with your face...

By Maura McCarthy  |  August 3, 2007; 3:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Mulling Mandy

After Mandy Patinkin announced he had walked off the CBS series "Criminal Minds" in the early days of Summer Press Tour 2007, TV critics dove enthusiastically into the "Wither Goeth Mandy" mystery, asking any actor or producer who'd ever come within spitting distance of Patinkin what he is like in...

By Maura McCarthy  |  August 3, 2007; 11:31 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Devilish Product Placement

CW's new dramedy "Reaper" is widely regarded by critics to be one of the best new series of the coming TV season. It's about a slacker guy whose parents sell his soul to the devil and the devil comes to collect on his 21st birthday. Only Satan doesn't want to...

By Maura McCarthy  |  August 3, 2007; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Vampire Sleuthing

David Greenwalt of "Angel" fame, is an executive producer on CBS's new vampire detective drama "Moonlight." Is it any wonder, critics asked him, to compare and contrast the two vampire dramas? Greenwalt was not originally attached to the new CBS project. "My agent said in May, 'You've got to read...

By Maura McCarthy  |  August 2, 2007; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who You Callin' a Musical?

In CBS's new series "Viva Laughlin," characters will break into song. They'll dance on the top of blackjack tables at casinos. But don't you dare call "Viva Laughlin" a musical, the cast and executive producer Bob Lowry warned TV critics. "Viva Laughlin" is based on "Viva Blackpool." You know "Viva...

By Maura McCarthy  |  August 2, 2007; 11:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Older Entries in This Category »

You Had Me at Katrina, Maura McCarthy , August 1, 2007
Verisimilitude, Hollywood Style, Maura McCarthy , August 1, 2007
Say What?, Maura McCarthy , July 31, 2007
Biggest Head-Scratcher, Maura McCarthy , July 31, 2007
'Big Shots', Lisa de Moraes , July 27, 2007
Lindsay, Paris and Dirty, Sexy, Money, Lisa de Moraes , July 26, 2007
Boreanaz's Funny 'Bones', Lisa de Moraes , July 23, 2007
The Walrus is Paulie, Lisa de Moraes , July 22, 2007
'Price' May be Right for Carey, Lisa de Moraes , July 19, 2007
Third-Wave Feminism, Lisa de Moraes , July 18, 2007
Dearly Departed, Lisa de Moraes , July 17, 2007
Tim Gunn Dresses Down Congress, Lisa de Moraes , July 16, 2007
The Smell of Burning Bridge, Maura McCarthy , July 14, 2007
Women and the Cable Nets That Love Them, Maura McCarthy , July 13, 2007
Jane Austen's 'Re-dos and Ratings', Maura McCarthy , July 12, 2007
Thinking Too Hard at PBS, Maura McCarthy , July 11, 2007
 
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