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Couples recovered from their lackluster routines last week, but someone still went home Monday. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars: Hot routines and results

Dancing With The Stars: Hot routines and results

SAN DIEGO, October 20, 2014 – Stars were spared going home last week after their switch-up routines. But they weren’t so lucky this week, and one more couple went home short of their ultimate goal. If you’d like to know who left, scroll through to the end of the column. Two new faces showed up

Lea Thompson and Val Chmerkovskiy were the most successful pair during a lackluster Switch-Up Week. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars: Latin Week, todo está bien, Monday, 8 p.m.

SAN DIEGO, October 19, 2014 – The nine couples remaining on “Dancing With The Stars” in week 7 need to get their hips and booty in gear. It’s time for one of the longest running theme weeks on the show, “Latin Week.” Or perhaps it’s really “Pitbull Week.” Fans longing for the return of judge

The elegance of Pitbull.

Monday TV: Dancing with the Stars, Gotham, NCIS LA, more

WASHINGTON, October 20, 2014 – Network battles network tonight in the ratings race as some of TV’s most popular shows are pitted against…well…some of TV’s most popular shows. There’ll eventually be some losers here, but that’ll shake out in the Nielsens, we guess. In the meantime, we’ve chosen, arbitrarily of course, the shows that might

Walking Dead

TV Trick or Treat: ‘Walking Dead,’ Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse XXV’

WASHINGTON, October 19, 2014 – Not so long ago, Sunday evening TV was a bit on the dull side unless you were devoted to football. That’s not the case this TV season, as NFL’s finest (at least the ones who aren’t in jail) now have to contend with top-drawing series on regular and cable networks

Screen capture from "The Simpsons" "Treehouse of Horror XXV." (Fox promo trailer)

Spooktacular Sunday: The Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse of Horror XXV’

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2014 – One of the most amusing things about being a TV critic is the annual fall arrival of eye-catching network promo packages ballyhooing new shows and new seasons. Along with each watermarked and copyrighted preview DVD that arrives—festooned as usual with dire warnings about sharing with friends or pirating content for

Good thing it was a non-elimination week on Dancing With The Stars. The Judges weren't too happy with the switched up couples. Photo: ABC

Dancing With The Stars recap: switching up causes cranky judges

SAN DIEGO, October 13, 2014 – In its second appearance, “Switch-Up Week” notched another success on “Dancing With The Stars.” Not only did viewers get to see the stars perform with new partners, they got to see several new dance styles for this season, and two that were brand new to the show, Burlesque and


John Oliver leads the pumpkin spice revolt

SEATTLE — October 13, 2014 — Having a Monday morning without a John Oliver video to watch from his broadcast the night before is like drinking a pumpkin spice latte which doesn’t contain real pumpkin. HBO’s John Oliver has put together a hilarious rant against the ever-so-popular pumpkin spice found in many drinks and other foods