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Articles tagged with 'Television'

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Guy Ritchie's fizzy "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is U.N.R.E.M.A.R.K.A.B.L.E.

Published Aug. 22, 2015

The jazzy retro style of Guy Ritchie's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." is slinky fun, but enjoy it while you can because, like a toddler, if you take your eyes off it for a second to grab your drink or glance at your watch or merely blink, it is gone, a whooshing little breeze where it once used to be on screen and in your mind. The projector might as well be one of those neuralizers from "Men in Black."

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The fight rages on for digital music rights

Published Aug. 20, 2015

There's plenty right with the music made before 1972, but there's a lot wrong with the rights of music from that time, as multiple court cases involving music rights have become news.

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Fictional felt beings Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up

Published Aug. 5, 2015

Gossip pages, tabloids and entertainment websites lit up yesterday upon the news that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy have broken up. Not that their characters will break up as a plot point on their new TV show "The Muppets"; no, it was reported like real life news that Kermit and Miss Piggy - fictional beings made of felt - were no longer together.

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Holy nostalgia, Batman! An original Batmobile resides in Oconomowoc

Published July 8, 2015

While the campy but delightful TV show "Batman" approaches a half a century since its network debut, the Batmobile remains an "it" automobile, standing the test of time in coolness and recognizable design. Baby Boomers, Bat-Fans and beyond dream of cruising around town in style if ever given the keys to take Batman's ride for a spin. For Oconomowoc native Craig Schiefelbein, that dream is a reality, tucked away in his personal Batcave.

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10 dumb things TV weathermen say

Published June 4, 2015

Most people say they watch TV news in order to see the weather. But most of the weather stuff is just reporting the obvious. Saying it was hot today doesn't mean much to people who already know it was hot.

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Don Wisconsin: 8 local "Mad Men" Easter eggs

Published May 12, 2015

This Sunday at 9 p.m., "Mad Men" wraps up its wild ride with its series finale on AMC. Here at OnMilwaukee.com, we're tearfully celebrating the end of eight glorious seasons of "Mad Men" with eight Wisconsin references we spotted throughout the course of the show.

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TV Tidbits: Netflix's "Daredevil" thankfully nabs a second season

Published April 22, 2015

Just recently, Netflix has made a few announcements. Marvel's "Daredevil" has thankfully been picked up for a second season, "Parks and Recreation" funnyman Aziz Ansari has a new series on the way and the "Full House" revival titled "Fuller House" is actually going to be a thing and not just a figment of TV's bad idea dream factory. If that all wasn't enough, Lena Dunham said that she wants to make a "Girls" movie ... when she's 40 years old.

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Get to know Gortimer Gibbon

Published April 22, 2015

Seeking a new family show to watch this past weekend Jeff Sherman did some searching and reading on Twitter, and found the Amazon Original Series "Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street."

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"American Pickers" seeking Milwaukee collections to scour

Published April 13, 2015

Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are from Iowa, but they trek quite a few miles through Wisconsin. The pair of antique dealers are the driving force behind History Channel's "American Pickers." Producers of the show reached out to VISIT Milwaukee last week to help spread the word that they are looking for collections in Milwaukee to pick.

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TV Tidbits: Cable cutters, HBO Now is available for your entertainment

Published April 8, 2015

Cable-cutters rejoice! HBO Now is available starting this month for free! If that doesn't make you squeal with joy, then sour your mood even more so with the news that David Lynch isn't coming back for "Twin Peaks" because of money. But, look on the bright side, there might be new episodes of "Arrested Development" coming up, and "Game of Thrones," "Veep" and "Silicon Valley" are all coming back this Sunday.

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TV Tidbits: Let's lighten up on Trevor Noah

Published April 4, 2015

Over the past few days, Trevor Noah has been named as the new host of "The Daily Show" and has been ridiculed on social media for tweets he wrote. Maybe it's time for some folks to lighten up a little bit.

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Local stations mining more viewers among fractured audience

Published March 27, 2015

Local broadcasters have had to change what it broadcasts to gather as large of a desired niche viewership it can to serve its advertisers. That means taking a look at demographics and programing for a specific audience at different parts of the day.

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WTMJ's Mike Jacobs announces retirement

Published March 25, 2015

Southeastern Wisconsin's NBC affiliate WTMJ-TV has announced anchor Mike Jacobs will retire at the end of May 2015, ending a nearly four decade run on the airwaves. Jacobs is the longest-serving TV news anchor in the Milwaukee area after starting his career in August of 1977.

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TV Tidbits: "The Office" turns 10 and it reminds me how much I miss it

Published March 25, 2015

Why, oh why did "The Office" have to end? The series celebrated it's 10th anniversary and as I saw former cast members tweet about it, it reminded me just how much fun I had watching the series on a weekly basis for nine seasons. Before I start binging, however, there's plenty of news to share.