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If you seek subtle psychological drama that follows a dysfunctional family living their lives literally among the dead, then binge-watch Six Feet Under. With careful pacing, sometimes surreal direction, and first-rate writing, Six Feet Under is a compelling, if dark, delight. Title: "Six Feet Under" Year it began: 2001 Where it can be seen: Amazon; HBO Who’s …

When it concerned the absence of Syracuse University in the NCAA men's basketball tournament field Sunday, call it the Tale of Two Networks. On the CBS special announcing the 68-team field, analysts Seth Davis and Clark Kellogg pretty much agreed with selection committee chairman Mark Hollis' explanation that the Orange didn't get in because the team's poor road record …

Channel 2 sports anchor Adam Benigni is scheduled to be back in the news anchor chair today for the second time this week. However, he doesn't plan to join Channel 7 anchor Jeff Russo in making the switch from sports to news. Benigni also was the news anchor Wednesday night opposite Maryalice Demler when Scott Levin had the night off. "We wanted him to try it and …

Buffalo Sabres play-by-play man Dan Dunleavy has the most difficult job in local media: He is compared to the legendary broadcaster he splits the 82-game National Hockey League season with – Rick Jeanneret. That's what made a message that Dunleavy received so special after his most memorable call of the season. "Eichel carries, Kane BURIES," exclaimed Dunleavy afte…

Catching up on some headlines: "AM Buffalo" announcer and co-host Jon Summers quietly left the WKBW-TV program and the station last week after 27 years. The voice of Channel 7 over that time, Summers came to Buffalo from Washington, D.C. to work at WKBW radio in 1974 during its heyday and also worked for multiple radio stations in Buffalo and also in Canada. He al…

And the local winners of the national news and comedy battles in households are … Matt Lauer, Lester Holt and Stephen Colbert. Western New York generally doesn't follow the national viewership habits of network news and comedy programs. If you don't think lead-ins still matter, just check out the local results during the February sweeps. NBC's morning program "T…

Turner Classic Movies will honor the memory of Robert Osborne with a tribute on March 18 and 19. The 48-hour event will feature showings of his "Private Screenings" with Hollywood stars, "Live From the TCM Classic Film Film Festival" interviews and a 20th anniversary tribute to Osborne with Alec Baldwin. The tribute also will air Osborne's first introduction on TCM: it was…

On my desk next to a picture of my dog is a Robert Osborne bobblehead. Strange as that may sound, it makes sense to me. Both make me smile every time I look at them and both speak to things I cherish and are part of my daily life: my dog and my love of classic movies. Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, died Monday at the age of 84. When I look at the b…

If you took my advice last July in a "You Should Be Watching" piece about "The Americans," you've been eagerly looking forward to tonight's fifth season premiere of the acclaimed FX series about Russian spies who appear to be living the American Dream with their two children in suburban Washington, D.C., in the 1980s. With the widely held belief that Russia interfered w…

We're about the find out who took the bullet. When last we left "Designated Survivor" on ABC, the Wednesday prime time nightmare showed us a rifle trained on an open-air presidential and vice presidential appearance. And then -- cut. A gunshot, followed by audiences hanging off the proverbial cliff. We're back on the air Wednesday. I'm guessing it's the traitorous ve…

The ratings in the first sweeps period to arrive since a new owner, Nexstar, took over WIVB-TV (Channel 4) showed how difficult it will be to grab the local news lead in households and demographics from WGRZ-TV (Channel 2). And if Nexstar needs more evidence of the difficulty, it just has to look at the results at WKBW-TV (Channel 7) since its newest owner, Scripps, too…

Want to see how a comic book company can organically build an entire universe on the small screen while keeping all of the genre’s best elements? “Arrow” is the show for you! Title: “Arrow” Year it began: 2012 Where it can be seen: The CW, Netflix Who’s in it: Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Willa Holland, Echo Ke…

There is an amazing scene in the third episode of FX's "Feud: Bette and Joan." I've seen the first five episodes of the mini-series that will run to eight for its first season and, somewhat incredibly, is announced for another. This is one of the worst things I've seen on television in years. It's a 20-megaton explosion of camp about a couple of the greatest actresses i…

As the NBC hit “This Is Us” illustrates weekly, some childhood memories never fade. When my brother attended Princeton University in the 1960s, I remember the cheer “go, go, Gogolak” when soccer-style kicker Charlie Gogolak came on the field during college football games. Some Buffalonians said it, too, when Charlie’s older brother Pete kicked for the Bills…