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Everything Geeky: The Meaning Of 'Geek' & How It's Misconstrued

6/2/2009 1:17pm EDT
A geek on The Big Bang Theory
Welcome to "Everything Geeky," a brand new regular column on Now I've been branded a geek my entire life after growing up in a comic book store and focusing more energy on the X-Men than American History.

First and foremost what we all have to realize is one simple truth: we're all geeks. The definition of geek has changed a lot over the years, but these days it seems to be a person who is overly obsessed with a subject or hobby. Now that does traditionally extend to things like computers, fantasy, and sci-fi, but believe it or not, a football fan who obsesses over the ...

Sneak Peek: Oxygen's 'Pretty Wicked'

3/31/2009 2:57pm EDT
Pretty Wicked host CariDee English
Last night, I had the chance to preview "Pretty Wicked," the new Oxygen reality series that brings ten devilish divas together in one house - with no mirrors, natch - to find out which one is prettiest on the inside. It's a delicious mix of the drama of "Bad Girls Club," the nutty hijinx of "Charm School," the charm of "Tough Love," and the heart of "Beauty and the Geek." And maybe just a dash of the silicone of "Rock of Love."

Although the participants didn't know what they were signing up for in the beginning, the "Pretty Wicked" girls are let in on the show's secret early in the fi...

What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

4/7/2008 9:26am EDT
Samantha Who?
Monday, April 7

Samantha Who? (ABC, 9:31 p.m.) - The charming Christina Applegate sitcom is back and Sam's moving in with ex Todd and his new girlfriend. Welcome back, TV-manufactured awkwardness!

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Patricia Arquette's real-life sister, Rosanna Arquette, guest stars as a cougar with an appetite for seducing and killing men.

Tuesday, April 8

American Idol (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 8 take the stage.

Beauty and the Geek (The CW, 8 p.m.) - The geeks get transformed after tonight's makeovers. There is sure to be a couple of swans in the bunch.


What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

3/10/2008 9:04am EDT
Julianna Margulies
Monday, March 10

Canterbury's Law (FOX, 8 p.m.) - Julianna Margulies (ER), she of the perfectly sculpted eyebrows and keeper of Doug Ross' heart, stars as a hard-edged lawyer in this show from producer Denis Leary.

New Amsterdam (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Okay, this is the immortal detective's regular timeslot. Thanks for making it as confusing as possible, FOX.

Medium (NBC, 10 p.m.) - Don't you hate it when your in-laws show up? At least they're not showing up as visions from the beyond like Allison's mother-in-law (Kathy Baker).

High School Confidential (WE, 10 p.m.) - Filmmaker ...

Many Watch 'Gossip Girl,' 'Top Model' & Other CW Shows On DVRs

10/30/2007 10:33am EDT
Gossip Girl
The CW Network continues to score double-digit viewership increases with the inclusion of DVR playback, according to Nielsen Live Plus Seven Day ratings for the week of 10/8/07.

Overall, The CW's primetime weekly average was bolstered 20% in women 18-34 and 20% in adults 18-34, according to Nielsen live-plus 7 day ratings vs. live only viewing. The CW also posted the largest percent gains for its weekly primetime average (19%) of any network in adults 18-49.

Gossip Girl, America's Next Top Model, Beauty and the Geek, Reaper, Smallville and Supernatural all benefited tremendously f...

Fall TV Premiere Dates

8/24/2007 11:01am EDT
Even though summer TV was unusually entertaining this year with shows such as Dancing With The Stars, The Closer and Damages, viewers everywhere are gearing up for the new season. See the following list to find out when your favorite returning and new series makes their fall debuts:

Sunday, Sept. 9

9 pm Tell Me You Love Me (series premiere) (HBO)

10 pm Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

Tuesday, Sept. 11

8 pm The Biggest Loser (NBC)

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 pm It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (FX)

Friday, Sept. 14

9 pm Nashville (series premiere) (FOX)

Monday, Sept....

The CW's 2007-2008 Primetime Schedule

7/20/2007 2:13pm EDT

8:00-8:30 PM Everybody Hates Chris Oct. 1

8:30-9:00 PM Aliens In America (New Series) Oct. 1

9:00-9:30 PM Girlfriends Oct. 1

9:30-10:00 PM The Game Oct. 1


8:00-9:00 PM Beauty And The Geek Sept. 18

9:00-10:00 PM Reaper (New Series) Sept. 25


8:00-9:00 PM America's Next Top Model Sept. 19

9:00-10:00 PM Gossip Girl (New Series) Sept. 26


8:00-9:00 PM ...

CW Kicks Off Its Second Season With Six New Series

5/17/2007 2:02pm EDT
Blake Lively stars in Gossip Girls
The CW Network unveiled the schedule for its 2007-2008 season today with details about three new dramas, one new comedy and two new reality shows.

On Wednesday nights, the network's top-rated series, America's Next Top Model, showed double-digit growth last season and was the number one show in the timeslot with women 18-34. America'S Next Top Model will return in its successful 8:00-9:00 p.m. slot, followed by the premiere of the new drama Gossip Girl from 9:00-10:00 p.m. From "The O.C." producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, Gossip Girl is based on the best-selling young-ad...