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The Three Strike Rule: “Lost”

I was supposed to write a column about several reality shows airing this summer, and I had good intentions of doing just that. But the only...

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The Three Strike Rule: “The Bill Engvall Show,” “My Boys”

TBS begins their summer of comedy this Thursday night (6/12/08) with the second season premieres of The Bill Engvall Show (9:00 PM) and My...

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The Three Strike Rule: “In Plain Sight”

USA Network’s latest in a successful slate of summertime programs is In Plain Sight (premiering 6/1/08 and airing Sundays, 10 PM)....

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The Three Strike Rule: “American Idol”

So here we are at the end of another cycle of Fox’s juggernaut, American Idol. For seven seasons, the televised talent show has been...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Scrubs”

Scrubs says "goodbye" to NBC, and "hello" to a new network....

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The Three Strike Rule: Tom Cruise on Oprah Winfrey, 5/2/08

Watching Tom Cruise appear on Oprah last week, I was surprised at how authentic he appeared. It reminded me of a conversation I had with a...

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The Three Strike Rule: “J’accuse” and “La Roue” (TCM)

Mention the words “silent movie” and most people will become glassy-eyed or chuckle some comment like “You know they make...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Brothers & Sisters” (ABC)

Brothers & Sisters, ABC’s latest hit family drama (Sundays at 10 pm), came back to the airwaves last night, and for some of us,...

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The Three Strike Rule: Not Just Kids’ Stuff – Quality Animated Television

Hey, all. This week I learned what they mean by “chasing down an interview.” I had been planning to post a conversation with...

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The Three Strike Rule: “How I Met Your Mother” (CBS)

In honor of the Three Strike Rule’s move to Mondays, I want to highlight the best series airing on Monday nights. No, I’m not...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Reaper” (CW)

Hey everybody! It’s Easter Sunday! What better day to talk about the devil, huh? In Martin Scorsese’s controversial film The...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Ax Men” (The History Channel)

I consider myself a guy. I dig football, action movies, Aerosmith and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. You know, guy things. So when...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Quarterlife”: What happened?

Quarterlife, a show I praised back in January, premiered on NBC this past Tuesday. It was anything but a success for the network or the...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Try as I may, I’m not feeling the love that so many other critics have for Breaking Bad, AMC’s latest original dramatic series....

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The Three Strike Interview with John Lehr of “10 Items or Less”

Those of you who follow The Three Strike Rule know what a big fan I am of the TBS comedy, 10 Items or Less Thanks to my fellow Popdoser,...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Damages” Season One on DVD

Damages is not the type of show where one could get up to make a sandwich, feed the cat, or leaf through the latest issue of Rolling Stone:...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Friday Night Lights” Update

We had a good response to the Friday Night Lights writeup last week, and I thought that all the loyal fans out there should be made aware...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Friday Night Lights” (NBC)

Like the finest Springsteen song, or a Steinbeck novel, Friday Night Lights is an American treasure. ...

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The Three Strike Rule: 10 Items or Less

Those of you looking for a laugh will be pleased to know that TBS has just begun airing the second season of their workplace comedy, 10...

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The Three Strike Rule: “October Road” (ABC)

Yeah, I may catch a lot of crap for this review, but I have my reasons for writing about October Road: actor Geoff Stults is a friend of...

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The Three Strike Rule: “Quarterlife”

I have seen the future of television, and its name is Quarterlife. Several weeks ago, NBC announced a deal to broadcast the Internet...

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The Three Strike Rule: 2008 Top 10 List

Welcome to The Three Strike Rule, the Popdose television column. If you’re reading this live, you must either be a really big fan of...

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ABC’s “Cavemen”

I have to be upfront and tell you that I sat down to watch “Cavemen” because my close friend, Tony Gardner, designed the makeup...

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Adventures in TV Land 2.21.06

For anyone who is not watching NBC’s “Friday Night Lights”, you are missing one of the best series on television....