Back in February 1983, when watching TV meant tuning in to ABC, CBS or NBC, 106 million people watched the final episode of M*A*S*H. Legend has it that the water pressure in New York City showed a noticeable drop during the commercial breaks. For 27 years, the M*A*S*H finale stood as the most watched TV show ever, and in an era when the average home has more than 100 channels to choose from, it seemed impossible that any single broadcast could amass that type of audience again.
But Super Bowl XLIV capped what had been a storybook season for the New
Orleans Saints, playing for a city that only a few years before gave viewers the horrific images of Hurricane Katrina...read more
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Have you heard anything more about the new character on Hawaii Five-0? — Mark
ADAM: The show is still on the lookout for what's now being described as a young version of Jack Ryan from The Hunt for Red October. (That doesn't rule out the ladies though, as we're hearing the character could very well be a woman.) Further, we'll first meet the character as part of a protection detail enlisted for McGarrett. But we'll soon learn that he or she also has a score to settle with Wo Fat.
Will Phil and Claire role play again this Valentine's Day on Modern Family? — Ron
NATALIE: Remember when Claire lost her trench coat to the escalator? Well, it won't go much better for Bixby, Clive Bixby (Phil's seductive alter ego), when a hotel room-key handoff goes awry, and another woman gets...read more