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Articles tagged with 'Television'

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Five questions with David Eigenberg of "Chicago Fire"

Published Sept. 18, 2014

Character actor David Eigenberg is likely best known for spending multiple seasons and two movies romancing Cynthia Nixon's Miranda Hobbes on the iconic HBO TV show "Sex and the City." Eigenberg's latest television project nowadays, however, is far from high fashion and high living in New York City. Instead of a fiery redhead, Eigenberg now co-stars with actual flames on NBC's "Chicago Fire."

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10 new TV shows to watch this fall

Published Sept. 13, 2014

A slew of promising new television shows of all sorts of genres will be premiering in the upcoming weeks. Each has their own goal to thrill, enlighten, sadden or even shock audiences. Of course, during every pilot season, there are shows that seem more promising than others and below are my picks of shows that seem the most likely not to get cancelled half way through the first season (but yet, you still never know).

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Amazon launches five new TV show pilots for you to rate

Published Aug. 28, 2014

Amazon.com - the prime retailer to buy cool things from the comfort of your own home instead of stepping inside a sketchy Wal-Mart or an overcrowded Target - has released five new original television show pilots today that lets you, the viewer, decide which one gets developed into a series.

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WITI and WISN both win May sweeps

Published May 26, 2014

As we wrap up our holiday weekend and get back to the regular routine, area TV stations' staffers are doing the same after pulling out all the stops to win the May sweeps period. May is a key time in TV land, as the latest sweep and its viewership numbers help set the advertising rates for the summer and into fall.

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Milwaukee one of five cities to premiere HBO's "The Normal Heart"

Published May 7, 2014

Two years ago, Milwaukee Film and HBO teamed up to bring the North American premiere of the Alex Gibney church sex scandal documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" to the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film was terrific, but perhaps best of all, the 2012 collaboration seems to spawned an equally terrific relationship between the two organizations, one that's bringing yet another premiere to town.

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Looking back on a year of television addiction

Published Jan. 2, 2014

I undoubtedly spend more time watching TV than any other activity in my life. So as the calendar changes to another year, I found myself reflecting on the past year of my TV viewing.

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Six questions for Jamie Hyneman of "Mythbusters"

Published Dec. 3, 2013

Stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are taking their hit show, "Mythbusters," on the road, and tomorrow night, their "Behind the Myths" tour arrives at the Milwaukee Theater. OnMilwaukee got a chance to talk to Hyneman and ask him about the show's most memorable myths.

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OnMilwaukee.com recommends, Nov. 2, 2013

Published Nov. 2, 2013

It's an eclectic batch of recommendations from the OnMilwaukee.com staff this weekend, from computer repair to tasty scotch to a classic news program. The only thing they all have in common? We really like them all. We hope you'll do the same.

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Missing Milwaukee woman a story made for national TV

Published Oct. 24, 2013

It's not often that I am surprised by the television media. Generally speaking I think both the local and national media are pretty predictable. That's why I am stunned that CNN, Fox News, big Chicago stations, and you can also throw in a few of those tabloid newspapers aren't camped out in Milwaukee covering the case of Kelly Dwyer.

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A chat with Milwaukee Film Festival honoree Paul Attanasio

Published Oct. 4, 2013

Before screenwriter Paul Attanasio gets peppered with questions Saturday night at "An Evening with Paul Attanasio" at the Oriental Theatre, OnMilwaukee got a chance to ask him some of our own about his career, the state of film and TV and the state of a certain local baseball team to which he might have some family ties.

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Five successful moves from the small screen to the big screen

Published July 2, 2013

Even though most moves from the small screen to the big screen have audiences wishing they could change the channel, there have been a fair amount of winners as well. Here are five examples of television-film synergy at its finest.

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Why did we watch "Skywire?"

Published June 24, 2013

Last night, I got roped into (pun intended) the Discovery Channel special featuring Nik Wallenda tight-rope walking over a portion of the Grand Canyon. Maybe you did, too. Maybe you are also asking yourself, as I am, for those two hours of your life back.