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  • Oscar Favorite: The Real-Life Philomena

    It's been an intense awards season and campaigners have worked tirelessly, smiled unceasingly and traveled endlessly. All of them deserve a big round of applause. But a special note of appreciation goes to Philomena Lee, the inspiration for the film...
  • Listing a sports broadcasting Mount Rushmore is sure to cause plenty of debate

    One of the great benefits of Presidents Day, besides all of those department store sales and a three-day weekend, is the free advertising that the Mount Rushmore National Memorial receives. Maybe seeing the faces of four deceased presidents carved in...
  • Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'

    Showtime renews 'Shameless,' 'House of Lies'
    Showtime is staying in business with its Sunday offerings, announcing renewals for "Shameless" and "House of Lies." That will bring the dysfunctional family of "Shameless" back for a fifth season, and the crack team of management consultants in "House...
  • Olympics on NBC End Recent Ratings Slide, Outperform Same Night From 2010

    Maybe it was the return of Bob Costas or the fact that viewers were gearing up for Jimmy Fallon in his "Tonight Show" bow later in the evening, but NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics on Monday outperformed the comparable night from four years ago --...
  • Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers

    Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut draws 11.3-million viewers
    Jimmy Fallon officially took over the "Tonight Show" Monday night — and brought in a big audience.  About 11.3-million people tuned in to Fallon's heavily publicized "Tonight Show" kickoff on NBC, according to early numbers from Nielsen, following...
  • TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down

    TV ratings: Monday Olympics up slightly, 'Castle' down
    Ratings for NBC's Monday prime-time Winter Olympics coverage rose from the same night four years ago, according to early numbers from Nielsen.  The Sochi Games drew an average of 23.5 million viewers, up 11% from the comparable night of the 2010...
  • Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2

     Jimmy Fallon powers 'Tonight Show' debut with stars like Tina Fey, U2
    NEW YORK — Heeeere's Jimmy! Jimmy Fallon made his debut Monday as the new host of "The Tonight Show" in an inaugural broadcast that was heavy on star power and sought to capitalize on the franchise's new digs in New York City after 42 years on the...
  • Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of

    Before 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon was a movie star -- kind of
    Jimmy Fallon debuts tonight as host of the revamped "Tonight Show." But when the comedian left "Saturday Night Live" in 2004, he was hoping to join the long list of "SNL" alums like Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Will Farrell...
  • AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics

    AMC's 'The Walking Dead' snatches Sunday ratings medal from Olympics
    Baby Judith is alive and well, and so is "The Walking Dead" on AMC. Sunday night's original episode, entitled "Inmates," attracted 13.3 million viewers, making it the No. 1 regularly scheduled entertainment program for the night. As impressive, the...
  • Talking TV: How did Jimmy Fallon do?

    Talking TV: How did Jimmy Fallon do?
    After weeks, months and even years of hype, Jimmy Fallon took over the "Tonight Show" on Monday night, right smack in the middle of the Winter Olympics, which was itself marked by the return of pink eye survivor Bob Costas.  So, how'd he do?  Well, he...
  • Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast

    Hartford's Connection To 1936 Olympics Goes Downhill Fast
    WEST HARTFORD — If you're wondering how good of a driver Ivan Brown was hurdling down a mountain in what today would be considered a most primitive mode of travel, well, consider this. Sonja Henie, the world's darling in 1936, would go down the...
  • Interviewing Darrell Hammond: 'Saturday Night Live' alum talks about Fallon getting 'Tonight Show,' Meyers getting 'Late Night'

     
    Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Darrell Hammond’s name has been showing up in the news lately, but the stories aren’t about him. Darrell Hammond Hammond, who left the show in 2009, saw his name pop up because Seth Meyers.....