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Set Your DVRs: The Favorite Film of Blake Edwards, Who Gave Us ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ the ‘Pink Panther’ movies, ‘Days of Wine and Roses,’ ’10′ and ‘S.O.B.,’ Is on TV in a Few Hours, Late Tonight, Wednesday, Aug, 21, 2013, Uncut and With No Commercials

Blake Edwards was first successful on TV, as the creator, in 1958, of “Peter Gunn.” TV historians Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, in their authoritative “Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows,” write that the character of…

Aug 21, 2013

In Case the Wait for ‘Downton Abbey’ Is Driving You Crazy … Here Are a Few Tidbits About Season 4

Don’t read any further if you want to avoid any spoilers for the upcoming Season 4 of “Downton Abbey.” If that’s the case, you’ll also have to wall yourself off for the next five months until the hit British drama…

Aug 14, 2013

Tonight I Recommend a Must-See Movie on TV That 50 Years Ago Received One of Worst Reviews Ever Given by The New York Times. Plus, One of the Funniest Movie Anecdotes I’ve Ever Heard

I remember it as if it was yesterday. When I was nine-years-old I took the Greyhound bus for the first time—and took it alone–as my parents put me on the bus in Santa Monica to visit my grandfather in Oxnard,…

Aug 9, 2013

TV Critics Honor the Industry’s Best

Even as the best in current television programming was honored in a dozen categories, it was the recognition for a show of yore that brought down the house at the 29th Annual Television Critics Association Awards at the Beverly Hilton’s…

Aug 5, 2013