Wednesday, October 26, 2011

TV CONFIDENTIAL Archives: Oct. 19, 2011

Show No. 109
Oct. 19, 2011
First hour: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen help Ed recap the first month of the new fall TV season, including a look at such early hits as Pan Am, New Girl, 2 Broke Girls and Up All Night, NBC's programming strategy with Prime Suspect, and the reasons behind the failures of The Playboy Club, Free Agents and Charlie's Angels.
Second hour: Ed welcomes actor Dennis Farina (Crime Story, Get Shorty, Midnight Run, Buddy Faro). Dennis' latest film, The Last Rites of Joe May, will be available to more than 40 million homes nationwide via Movies on Demand for eight weeks beginning Oct. 27. The film will also be available for instant viewing via iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and VUDU, as well as have a limited theatrical release in New York in November. Dennis is also one of the stars of Luck, a provocative look at the world of horse racing that will premiere on HBO in January 2012. Also in this hour: Phil Gries presents rare audio of some of the early television appearances of Woody Allen. Allen's life and career will be the subject of Seriously Funny, a two-part documentary that will air Nov. 20-21 on PBS.
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