Share this article

TV

print logo

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" often has high school elements, particularly when it comes to the staff romances on the popular series. But it outdid itself Thursday night when Dr. Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey) and Dr. Mark Sloan (Eric Dane) had a fist fight. It happened after Sloan finalty got the courage to tell Shepherd that he had reneged on a promi…

I've already received two emails from friends asking to sign a petition being sent to the producers of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to consider building a home for the Wielinski family after their house on Long Street in Clarence was destroyed in the crash of Continental Flight 3407. It certainly could be an emotional epis…

As of today, the only broadcast interview that Karen Wielinski has given since she and her daughter Jill miraculously survived the crash of Flight 3407 into their Clarence home was to a radio reporter with family ties. WBEN's Barbara Burns did an emotional interview with Karen, whose husband Doug Wielinski was also in the house and died in the…

Channel 4 had the best interviews and the best pictures Thursday night in covering the crash of Flight 3407 in which 49 people died. The interview that reporter Lisa Flynn did with Chris Kausner, whose sister, Ellyce, was on the plane, was especially poignant. However, Channel 4 also had some of the worst speculation -- erroneously reporting that no one in the house …

I'm not a fan of stars announcing their departures from hit series. I'd rather be surprised when their characters die or move away. But since the news is out, I can't ignore the coming departures of Nicollette Sheridan from ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and Katherine Heigl and T.R. Knight from ABC's "Grey's Anatomy.&quo…

All right, I've been wrong before. But it sure looks like Western New York is tiring of "American Idol" this season. For the second time in recent weeks, the CBS program "NCIS" defeated "Idol" in head-to-head competition on Tuesday. And this time it wasn't even close. "NCIS" averaged an 18.4 rating on Channel 4, "Idol…

During commercial breaks of Sunday night's Grammy Awards, I headed over to BBCAmerica to catch taped coverage of the British Academy Film Awards. And guess who popped up at the end to announce the winner of the best picture? None other than Mick Jagger, who got a kick out of being miscast. He joked that he was part of the movie star, rock star exchange program. "…

 The Super Bowl edition of Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” Wednesday night made some points that were missed in NBC’s coverage of  Pittsburgh's 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Warren Sapp noted that the Cards’ Larry Fitzgerald was unable to catch up with the Steelers’ James Harrison on his 100-yard interception return for a touchdown until it …

Who is a better actor, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich or Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins? That's a good question, but there is no question who got more time on David Letterman's show Tuesday night. The impeached governor got so much time with Letterman that Jenkins was lucky to get a few minutes to talk about his nominated role in…

I'm not sure if the 100-yard interception for a touchdown by the Pittsburgh's James Harrison on the final play of the first half of the Steelers' 27-23 victory over the Arizona Cardinals hurt the Cards or NBC more Sunday night. The play gave the Steelers a 17-7 lead and they seemed in control until early in the fourth quarter when Cardinal quarterback K…

Go to sleep. That's my advice to you after the Super Bowl ends because the hour-long episode of "The Office" that follows it on Sunday is a real disappointment. There is one laugh out-loud moment early, courtesy of salesman Stanley Hudson (Leslie David Baker). But the rest of the episode that involves an office fire and a cruel roast of cluel…

All last week, the syndicated program "The Doctors" carried attention-getting promos about a special episode about the female anatomy that was supposed to air on Monday. "Let's hear it for the vagina, the secrets revealed," one of the promos shouted. But the secrets weren't revealed because the program didn't air on Channel 7 locall…

I don't know about you, but I cringed every time dead Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) popped up to speak to, advise or kiss Dr. Izzy Stevens (Katherine Heigl) this season on "Grey's Anatomy." There may have been more annoying and distracting story lines on network television in the last five years, but I can't immediately think of one. It ap…

You have to admire Channel 4's audacity of hope in expanding its morning news program "Wake Up" to four hours on weekdays starting Feb. 2. The extra two hours, which start at 7 a.m. on sister station Channel 23, will mean co-anchors Melissa Holmes, Joe Arena and Mike Cejka will be competing with CBS' "The Early Show" on Ch…

It was the Super Bowl of Inaugurations, replete with a lengthy pre-game show, introductions of famous old presidential players, television announcers who had trouble finding the superlatives to describe the amazing scene in Washington, D.C. and a post-game show that endlessly analyzed the day’s activities. The major networks weren’t about to let the cable news network…