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Monday, May 25, 2015

Television Review: Make ’Em Laugh With Tales of Tears by ALESSANDRA STANLEY

Carrie Fisher’s Broadway show about her bumpy life has been turned into a film on HBO, which is also showing an interview with her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

Television Review: Review: In TV Land’s ‘Younger,’ a Woman Cheats the Clock to Land a Job by Alessandra Stanley

Sutton Foster stars as a 40-year-old unemployed mother who poses as 26 to win an entry-level position in the publishing industry.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

For Leonard Nimoy, Spock’s Hold Made Reaching Escape Velocity Futile by Alessandra Stanley

Leonard Nimoy’s irresistibly distinct, coldblooded and cerebral Mr. Spock was something new and long-lasting.

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Friday, December 5, 2014

The TV Watch: 'Peter Pan Live!' on NBC, With Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, Mostly Succeeds by Alessandra Stanley

Those who watched the musical “Peter Pan Live!” on NBC on Thursday in hopes of lighting up the Twittersphere with catty commentary were doomed to disappointment.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Television Review: Carrie Underwood Stars in NBC’s Live ‘Sound of Music’ by Alessandra Stanley

NBC tried to graft audiences’ love for a 1965 movie onto the fascination with reality shows Thursday night in a live “Sound of Music,” starring Carrie Underwood.    

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The TV Watch: Man, Machine and a Trivial Pursuit by Alessandra Stanley

The first round on Monday in this week's "Jeopardy!" competition between two former champions and Watson, the I.B.M. computer, was supposed to be a man vs. machine, guys against gadget, brai…

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The TV Watch: 'Skins,' Sex and Foreign Affairs by Alessandra Stanley

"Skins" isn't as irresponsible as some critics have claimed. Neither is Al Jazeera English. But only one is getting a chance to prove it.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

The TV Watch: Life After Simon for 'Idol' by Alessandra Stanley

The 10th season of "American Idol" began on Wednesday night, with the star power of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler in place of the snark of Simon Cowell.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The TV Watch: A Timid Beginning by Alessandra Stanley

Piers Morgan's first night in Larry King's chair was a disappointment, the promised danger and unpredictability didn't arrive during his interview of Oprah Winfrey.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

She's Back! Abdul Makes Nice on New Dance Show by Alessandra Stanley

"Live to Dance" has its premiere on CBS.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

The TV Watch: A No Cynicism Zone on Oprah's Network by Alessandra Stanley

OWN's programming is full of people finding their truths and living their own best lives, with an absence of malice or mockery.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Television Review: Make ’Em Laugh With Tales of Tears by Alessandra Stanley

Carrie Fisher’s Broadway show about her bumpy life has been turned into a film on HBO, which is also showing an interview with her mother, Debbie Reynolds.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The TV Watch: Dancing in Circles by Alessandra Stanley

Bristol Palin signed up for "Dancing with the Stars" hoping to emerge from her mother's long shadow and establish her own identity. But her image-changing exercise didn't really pan out.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The TV Watch: A Joyously Self-Referential Return to Late Night by Alessandra Stanley

But Conan O'Brien, on the first night of his new TBS show, lingered perhaps a little too long and self-indulgently on his émigré status, stuck at times in the pleasures of self-pity.

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