Archive for February, 2013

One of my favorites returns tonight. For the 22nd edition of this eight-time Emmy Award-winning reality competition, 11 new teams of two (firefighters, twin brothers. roller-derby moms!) take off from the starting line for a 25-day race around the world.

And of course, host Phil Keoghan will be there – along with his expressive eyebrows – to greet (or sometimes eliminate) them when they arrive on the mat at the end of each leg.

And to quote Mr. Keoghan, “the world is waiting…and … Go! Season premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS.


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I found these great photos on the Fresh Air Tumblr. Calvin & Hobbes merged onto real photographs. These are just two of my favorites. Check all of them out on the Nerd Approved web site.

They made my day, and I hope they make you smile. Hi Jenny!


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As any fan of her previous series (“The Gilmore Girls”) know, creator Amy Sherman-Palladino can write rapid, witty dialogue like few others. So, Monday nights have been just a little bit brighter with new episodes of this charmer, featuring Broadway actress Sutton Foster (pictured, center) playing Michelle Simms, a former Vegas dancer-turned-small-town ballet instructor, who can rip through said dialogue like she’s been doing it for years. It also doesn’t hurt to have former “Gilmore” star Kelly Bishop on hand to trade quips as Foster’s mother-in-law. And how great to have Hunter Foster (Sutton’s real life brother) show up recently as Michelle’s brother for a few recent episodes.

Now if they could find a way to work Lauren Graham and Melissa McCarthy into the storyline, I would be in heaven. 9 p.m. Mondays on ABC Family.

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'The Walking Dead'

The great (and very gruesome) series about a group of humans trying to survive against all sorts of enemies (mostly undead) returns for the second half of its third season. If memory serves me correctly, The Governer (David Morrissey) had just pitted brothers Daryl and Merle against each other in a very “Thunderdome”-style fight to the death. Bring it! 9 p.m. Sunday on AMC.

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