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Question: I was just watching Human Target, and as someone who lives in San Francisco, I was wondering how often shows are actually shot on location and what are the factor conditions. I get a San Francisco vibe from Human Target, which I didn't get from Monk. Both Dexter and Burn Notice take place in Miami, but I usually get more of a Los Angeles vibe from Dexter. Many shows have episodes that take place at universities and I swear I am always looking at the UCLA campus.
Big Bang Theory
As we approach the holidays, with the TV year winding down (if only briefly), it's typically the time to look back — and so it is with a flurry of awards nominations and best-of-year lists raining down.
My own top-10 (and then some) list of shows and networks that made 2010 memorable can be found here. I also had the honor once again to participate on the American Film Institute's TV jury to select a list of 10 top programs of the year. You can do your own comparison to see how these lists differ. The one show that took me by surprise on the AFI list is The Big C. Great performance by Laura Linney, iffy show. And if we must honor an NBC comedy, why not go with an on-the-rise upstart like Community instead of the tired...
Sarah Palin, Kate Gosselin
Our top TV moments of the week:
11. Worst Delivery: During the announcement of the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, Rizzoli & Isles star Angie Harmon jokes that there's a name missing from the list of TV drama actress contenders: hers. "I'm confident Angie Harmon is in there for Rizzoli & Isles," she says. "I said it," co-announcer Rosario Dawson says, playing along. "Yeah, that's totally fine. It's fine," Harmon says. Crickets.
10. Most Feel-Good Moment: Just when The Sing-Off's Jerry Lawson and the Talk of the Town put on their...
Jill and Thomas
Bad cab luck reared its ugly head again on The Amazing Race finale — this time costing Jill Haney, 27, and Thomas Wolfard, 30, a chance at the $1 million. After being in second place for most of the leg, the couple fell to third when they got into a cab with a driver who didn't know English — or what the Internet was apparently. "He said he didn't know. How much worse luck can you possibly have?" Thomas tells TVGuide.com. "But the race kind of reflects life experiences, and sometimes you have good days and sometimes you have bad days. Sometimes you go in the wrong direction, you have communication barriers. Everything went wrong. It's kind of how it is." Though they've made their peace with their third-place finish now, the two say they're still upset they never had a chance to catch up to Nat and Kat thanks to the linear structure of the leg.
Claire and Brook
Home-shopping hosts Brook Roberts, 27, and Claire Champlin, 30, may have missed out on becoming The Amazing Race's first all-female champs — but don't think they're disappointed. "We're proud we helped make history. We're so happy for [Nat and Kat] because from Day One, we talked to them and said, 'We're going to be on that podium, so let's help each other out,'" Claire tells TVGuide.com. "To be standing next to them in second place was a huge accomplishment for us." So how close were they to first? Find out below — and if Claire has eaten watermelon since her face-smashing Roadblock.
After their whirlwind adventure around the world, Amazing Race 17 winners Nat Strand and Kat Chang visited TV Guide Magazine's Cubicle Confessions to share their craziest travel stories. The globetrotting duo reflect on being the first all-female team to win the Race, tough language barriers and learning to push through their fears to collect the million dollar prize. Check out our exclusive video interview after the jump...
The next best thing to watching football, apparently, is watching the National Football League's highest-profile owner.
Kat and Nat
After 17 seasons, The Amazing Race crowned its first all-female team champs: doctors Nat Strand, 31, and Kat Chang, 35. "I just think it's hard for any team to win The Amazing Race, whether you're an all-male team or all-female team," Kat tells TVGuide.com. "I think some of our strengths were just that we've actually worked together before in stressful situations, [being] sleep-deprived. You just have to have a positive attitude too. We're also really lucky!" They were also very well-prepared for the final leg in Los Angeles. Find out what kind of research they did, what they plan to do with the $1 million and more.
The Amazing Race
SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the winners of The Amazing Race 17.
After logging in more than 30,000 miles over 10 countries, doctors Nat and Kat, home-shopping hosts Brook and Claire, and dating couple Jill and Thomas face off for the $1 million on The Amazing Race 17.
Amazing Race's Nick and Vicki: We regret taking the six-hour penalty
The final three travel from Seoul to Los Angeles, where ...
The Amazing Race
Amazing Race 17
Will Amazing Race history be made tonight? Two teams, Home Shopping hosts Brook and Claire, and doctors Nat and Kat, have the chance to become the first all-female pair to win the $1 million top prize in the show's 17 seasons. But dating couple Jill and Thomas don't care about history, and will try to keep the four formidable ladies from reaching the finish line first as the final three teams dash to the last mat in Los Angeles. — Tim Holland
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