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Do Not Watch This Show!

“The World According to Paris” (Wednesday, 9 p.m., Oxygen) is the latest reality series to chronicle the life of brain-dead party girl Paris Hilto...
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They Write The Songs

Have you ever wondered why most pop music sounds so bad, given all the talented musicians to choose from and all the money that goes into each song? “Plat...
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Impaired Judgment

Everybody seems delighted with the new version of “American Idol,” from the media to the fans. On the eve of the season finale (Tuesday & Wednes...
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A ‘Hit’ Series

In some ways, life is good for "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" in the season premiere (Monday, 8 p.m., Bravo). Teresa has gotten a great reception for a coo...
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Monster in Chief

Three things are certain in this life: death, taxes, and the fact that Lady Gaga will put on a good show. It’s hard to be bored during “Lady Gaga Pr...
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Rule Britannia!

The media have already proclaimed the April 29 nuptials of England’s Prince William and Kate Middleton “the wedding of the century” (Friday, 4...
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Extra-Special Education

“Beyond the Blackboard” (Sunday, 8 p.m., CBS) is another entry in a disreputable movie genre: the white middle-class teacher who goes into the &lsqu...
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Hurts So Good

Where has Paul Reiser been hiding? The star of the beloved 1990s series “Mad About You” is a natural-born sitcom comedian, and he hasn’t los...
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Security and Insecurity

Usually only one sitcom works for every couple dozen that premiere. “Breaking In” (Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., Fox) is that one. It finds the perfect blen...
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Not Readily A Parent

Just when you think all the good reality ideas are taken, here comes “Pregnant in Heels” (Tuesday, 9 p.m., Bravo). It’s about “mommy con...
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Tasteful Trash

HBO turns the James M. Cain novel/Joan Crawford movie “Mildred Pierce” into a prestige project: a five-part miniseries starring Kate Winslet as a be...
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Back In Step

“Dancing with the Stars” (Monday, 7 p.m., ABC) had always been a silly showcase for bad dancing. But last season, it took an ugly turn. Sarah Palin&...