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Fall TV - Picks And Pans With TV Critic Matthew Gilbert

Fall TV - Picks And Pans With TV Critic Matthew Gilbert
TVThere sure seems to be a little extra buzz around the launch of Fall TV season this year. There's highly anticipated new shows like FOX's New Girl. And new seasons of recent favorites like HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Then there are a few stalwarts getting a reboot with Ashton Kutcher joining the cats of Two and Half Men and James Spader replacing Steve Carrell on The Office. Well we know your DVR only has so much space, so we welcome Boston Globe TV Critic Matthew Gilbert with his picks and pans.

Matt's Picks:
New Shows 
Revenge – Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC
Pan Am – Sundays at 10pm on ABC
Terra Nova – Mondays at 8pm on FOX
New Girl – Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX
Up All Night – Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC
Suburgatory – Wednesdays at 8:30pm on ABC
Two Broke Girls – Mondays at 8:30pm on CBS
Homeland – Sundays at 10pm on Showtime (premieres 10/2)
Boss – Fridays at 10pm on Starz (premieres 10/21)
Hell on Wheels – Sundays on AMC (premieres 11/6)

Returning Shows 
Modern Family – Wednesdays at 9pm on ABC
Raising Hope – Tuesdays at 9:30pm on FOX
The Good Wife – Sundays at 9pm on CBS
Boardwalk Empire – Sundays at 9pm on HBO (premieres 9/25)
Dexter – Sundays at 9pm on Showtime (premieres 10/2)
Bored to Death – Mondays at 9pm on HBO (premieres 10/10)

Reboots and Curiosities
James Spader joins the cast of The Office
Ted Danson joins the cast of CSI
Ashton Kutcher replaces Charlie Sheen on Two and A Half Men
X Factor reunites Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul
Dancing With the Stars returns
SNL is back for a 24th season – premieres with Alec Baldwin and Radiohead on 9/24
Mad Men is back in production, no word on when it will premiere
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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