TV Characters Known by a Single Name

Sure, some of these characters may have last names, but they’re so iconic that most people will recognize them by just a single name. The lead character of PBS’s British import, Inspector Morse, always went by his last name, and when the current prequel series, Endeavour, debuted in 2012, we knew why: His first name […]

Classic Sitcom Moms

Here, in chronological order, are a ten of our favorite classic TV sitcom moms…   Harriett Nelson (Harriet Nelson), The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriett (ABC, 1952-66) — In the long-running series, Harriet, the actress, played a fictionalized version of herself alongside her real-life husband and sons. Together, they depicted the all-American nuclear family of […]

Daytime Doppelgangers

By Paula Hendrickson Evil or not, twins are a staple of daytime dramas. Indeed, General Hospital has three sets of twins that have all been impacted by the fallout from a decades’ old twins study performed on Anna and Alex (Finola Hughes), Kevin and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), and the no-longer-identical-thanks-to-plastic-surgery Jason and Drew (Steve Burton […]

TV’s Top Dogs

To most viewers, Lassie is, was, and always will be TV’s top dog, but numerous canine characters have stolen our hearts through the years—including the direwolves from Game of Thrones and even animated dogs like Scooby-Doo and The Jetson’s Astro. And lately, some fans of The Walking Dead are more invested in the safety of […]

TV’s Catchiest Classic Theme Songs

By Paula Hendrickson The Big Bang Theory’s rapid-fire theme song isn’t easy to sing along with, but it is a nice throwback to the days when the vast majority of TV title songs included lyrics. The iconic themes of The Andy Griffith Show, Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie, The Munsters and Bewitched are all powerful […]

11 Reality Shows Set in Alaska

Discovery Networks long ago realized that natural drama in inherent in the Alaskan wilderness, which explains why such a large number of the Alaska-based reality shows have appeared on their networks over the years. Many have come and gone, but these shows filmed in the great 49th state were all airing new episodes as recently […]

Top 10 Talent on Social

Quick – what do Fox News’ Sean Hannity, The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Porsha Williams, and This Is Us’ Mandy Moore have in common? They all made the Top Ten Talent Events in Nielsen Social Content Ratings for the week of February 11. Ranked by total interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the week’s social stars […]

10 Addictive Reality Shows

There’s a good reason Bravo seems to have umpteen iterations of its Real Housewives franchise. Those shows are addictive. So are The Voice, Dancing With the Stars, America’s Got Talent and other talent competition series that spur viewers to participate by voting for their favorite contestants. But there are a lot of other reality series […]

7 Things Not to Do Your First Day on the Job

It can take a while for anyone to get settled in at a new job, which is why it’s always important to try to get off on the right foot. For anyone about to report for work at a new place, here are 7 things not to do your first day.   Arrive late. Seems […]

10 Tech Terms Media Execs Need to Know

Technology is constantly evolving, and with each upgrade or update comes new terms. Keeping pace with the tech talk is challenging, but vital to today’s media execs. Here are ten tech terms you should know, from Augmented Analytics to the Zettabyte Era.     Augmented Analytics – Think of Augmented Analytics as a combination of […]