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New summer television series offer variety to viewers

New summer television series offer variety to viewers

By Nivea Serrao and Ife Olujobi

September 2, 2014


Filed under Arts, Entertainment

Summer brought a variety of new television series that gained a successful following.

“Heroes” will be “Reborn” in NBC spin-off miniseries

“Heroes” will be “Reborn” in NBC spin-off miniseries

March 6, 2014


Filed under Arts

NBC has announced that, four years after the cancellation of “Heroes,” it will be reviving the series for a limited 13-episode run called “Heroes: Reborn.” The network has not reported whether any of the original cast will be involved with this reboot, just that former showrunner Tim Kr...

Pirates take to small screen, make waves in latest television trend

Pirates take to small screen, make waves in latest television trend

February 13, 2014


Filed under Arts

Every few years, certain themes emerge in television programming. Whether it is shows about producing sketch shows (“30 Rock,” “Studio 60 on Sunset Strip”) or fairy tale-inspired dramas (“Once Upon A Time,” “Grimm”), series with similar premises inevitably find themselves compared ...

NBC comedy lineup suffers in quest for ratings

NBC comedy lineup suffers in quest for ratings

February 12, 2014


Filed under Arts

Though there have been a few rough spots in NBC’s current lineup, it is not all bad. “The Voice” is holding steady, “The Blacklist” has become a breakout hit and Jay Leno’s farewell episode gave “The Tonight Show” its biggest numbers since 1998. However, the network’s comedies a...

James Spader of ‘Blacklist’ talks villains, dark roles

James Spader of ‘Blacklist’ talks villains, dark roles

October 7, 2013


Filed under Arts

Over the years, James Spader has established himself as a skilled actor, able to sink into many eccentric roles. His impressive resume of television roles ranges from Robert California on “The Office” to his Emmy-award winning performance in “Boston Legal.” However, for his recent starring ro...

‘Welcome to the Family’ disappoints on NBC’s new comedy lineup

‘Welcome to the Family’ disappoints on NBC’s new comedy lineup

October 3, 2013


Filed under Arts

  If you’ve seen a city bus in the past two weeks, then you’re bound to have noticed an advertisement for NBC’s “New Family of Comedies.” One of these is Mike Sikowitz’s “Welcome to the Family,” a show that revolves around a Caucasian family and a Latino family learning to get...

‘Ironside’ fails to revive classic show for modern audience

‘Ironside’ fails to revive classic show for modern audience

October 2, 2013


Filed under Arts

In what many are calling the “Golden Age” of television, numerous shows have eclipsed films in critical and commercial reception, drawing greater attention to those working on the small screen. However, this era has also been home to an increasing number of producers and writers resorting ...

Sean Hayes discusses return to NBC comedy

Sean Hayes discusses return to NBC comedy

October 2, 2013


Filed under Arts

Widely known for his hilarious portrayal of the flamboyant Jack McFarland in the iconic sitcom “Will & Grace,” Sean Hayes returns to NBC on Oct. 3 with the premiere of his new sitcom, “Sean Saves the World.” Hayes has been acting and producing for film, television and Broadway since “Grac...

Despite kinks, Michael J. Fox greatly succeeds with TV return

Despite kinks, Michael J. Fox greatly succeeds with TV return

September 26, 2013


Filed under Arts

  With the curtains closed on two of its most successful comedies of the past decade, “The Office” and “30 Rock,” NBC faces the looming challenge of filling those very funny shoes. But “The Michael J. Fox Show,” one of the most anticipated sitcoms of the fall TV season, could be the s...

‘Blacklist’ star, producer talk promising new series

‘Blacklist’ star, producer talk promising new series

September 24, 2013


Filed under Arts

The FBI’s Most Wanted criminal walks into the bureau’s headquarters, surrenders and offers to help them fight crime. The catch? There’s only one agent he’ll speak to. So begins NBC’s anticipated new fall drama, “The Blacklist,” which premiered last night. The pilot sees James Spa...

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

Unpaid internships do not adhere to Dept. of Labor standards

September 3, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Most students will face a major dilemma during their college careers — the choice between devoting 16 hours a week to a paying job, perhaps at a restaurant or local coffee shop, or taking those 16 hours and investing them in an experience that pertains to their field of study. The choice seems obvious....

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