OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots

OWN’s The Haves and the Have Nots

This past fall, we reviewed Tyler Perry’s salacious, steamy soap opera, “If Loving You is Wrong,” and it’s hardly a coincidence that his other mega-hit series on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) — “The Haves and the Have Nots (HAHN)” — is just as salacious...
CMT’s Nashville

CMT’s Nashville

After four seasons on broadcast network television, ABC decided to cancel the primetime music drama, “Nashville.” The reaction was swift and predictable… thousands of broken-hearted fans took to social media in an outpouring of love and support for the show. For a...
Holiday Programming 2017

Holiday Programming 2017

“Home for the holidays” conjures many images, and when it comes to watching television during the month of December, that image is probably ad-supported cable television, which accrues over 80% of all gross impressions associated with holiday-themed TV programming. As...
Cake Wars

Cake Wars

Has our country gone a little dessert-crazy? I’m not referring to the gradual increase in our collective waist size, but rather the sheer number of current TV shows and specials devoted to a growing array of sweet delectables. According to the fascinating blog site,...
The Curse of Oak Island

The Curse of Oak Island

Tales of buried treasure never seem to die… they just get passed down from one generation to the next. Surely some of the treasures eventually come to light; others won’t. And still others are complete fabrications. (My pet theory: the more complex the backstory, the...
TBS’ Separation Anxiety

TBS’ Separation Anxiety

“Separation Anxiety” – and I am not referring to the psychological disorder – is a primetime gameshow from TBS that is a modern update (with a twist) of the 1960s “The Newlywed Game.” The predecessor show was based on the premise that newlyweds may not know one...