Monthly Archives: October 2011

Thursday TV highlights, 10/13/11

“The Office” (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Finally, an Andy-centric episode! We meet his family, played by Stephen Collins, Dee Wallance and Josh Grobin, at Schrute Farms.

“Catholicism” (8 p.m., WTTW-Channel 11): Titled “Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man,” it’s cheaper than a Notre Dame education.

“Millionaire Matchmaker” (8 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): Setting up two body-building brothers, one of whom divorced after a six-month marriage, and one of whom has spent the last three years in prison. Patti likes a challenge!

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Wednesday TV highlights, 10/12/11

*All times listed are Chicago time. 

“America’s Next Top Model” (8 p.m., WGN-Channel 9): The Tyra wannabes model clothes from the Kardashian Kollection in a challenge with Kim, Kourtney and Khloe. Then La Toya Jackson gives the girls advice. Wow. Just . . . wow.

“Happy Endings” (8:30 p.m., WLS-Channel 7): The fabulous Megan Mullally, guest-stars as Penny’s mom.

“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (9 p.m., WMAQ-Channel 5): If you were wondering what T.R. Knight was up to post-“Grey’s Anatomy,” here you go. His character is accused of being a serial rapist in several states.

 

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Movie reviews: ‘Real Steel,’ ‘Ides of March,’ ‘Munger Road’

Paige and Plummer fight to the death about whether rock ’em sock ’em robots are inherently dramatic.

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Talking fall TV on ‘Windy City Live’

I talked with Val Warner about “The X Factor,” “The Good Wife,” “New Girl,” “2 Broke Girls,” “The Office,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Modern Family,” “Pan Am,” “The Playboy Club,” and my favorite, Starz’s “Boss” (pictured).

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Movie reviews: ’50/50,’ ‘What’s Your Number,’ ‘Machinegun Preacher’

Paige and Plummer, together again on “Windy City Live.” I liked “50/50” (pictured), but am not actually advising you to go see it.

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Talking with Bill Leff on WGN Radio

Bill Leff (pictured) is one of my favorite people, and has one of the best voices on radio. I mean, obviously Orion Samuelson is first, but then Bill. Here we are talking about TV. 

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Common on AMC’s upcoming “Hell on Wheels”

I interviewed Common for the cover of Michigan Avenue magazine. He was pretty smooth.

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