Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Return of Must See TV

By Naychelle Lucas

February 28, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

How many times have you heard, said or thought, “There’s nothing good on TV.” Whenever there isn’t a new episode of “The Jersey Shore” or “Keeping up with the Kardashians”, it seems like there is no reason to turn...

Katy Perry’s acting disappoints

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

February 10, 2011

Filed under Television

This past Monday, Katy Perry joined the cast of the popular CBS show “How I Met Your Mother.” Perry played the cousin of Zoey, a recurring character as of late. It was not Perry’s first foray into television. She has ...

Invader Zim a cult classic

By Tim Jones

February 10, 2011

Filed under Television

Television programming today just doesn’t compete with the shows of the ’90s generation. Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network have transformed from networks with variety to those with live-action shows and teen angst to play to the current “hip” generation. Many shows ...

T.V just isn’t what it used to be

By Kevin Romani

February 3, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at a TV guide for this winter’s schedule, television fans will notice two glaring absences. For the first time since the winter of 2004, “24” and “Lost” will not be returning to a small screen near you. Regardless of how viewers felt about the last few ...

“Californication” set to begin fourth season

By Brian Canova

January 17, 2011

Filed under Television

Season four of Showtime’s raunchy hit series “Californication” kicks off as Hank Moody (David Duchovney) is released from a weekend in jail after taking a swing at a cop in last season’s finale. For those who don’t...

Lambert wins big at Country Music Awards

By Kate MacDonald

November 11, 2010

Filed under Music, Television

Both Nashville and Hollywood’s biggest stars aligned at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night for the 44th Country Music Awards. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the event, filling the arena with their hilarious ban...

Iron Chef takes on Northampton

By Andrew Sheridan

November 4, 2010

Filed under Food & Drink, Television

This Friday, Iron Chef Michael Symon will be coming to Northampton for a unique event. Several of the Pioneer Valley’s greatest culinary minds will assemble at the Calvin Theatre to face off against the Mediterranean maste...

‘Nobody But Me:’ The Office defines comedy

By Kate MacDonald

October 6, 2010

Filed under Television

The seventh season of the critically acclaimed comedy, “The Office,” kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 24. With the first episode titled “Nepotism,” director Jeffrey Blitz began the season with a bang – literally. The...

SNL disappoints with premiere

By Hannah Sparks

September 28, 2010

Filed under Television

This weekend, television mainstay Saturday Night Live began its 35th season with host Amy Poehler and musical guest Katy Perry. NBC really hyped up this premiere by re-airing the already-classic Betty White episode last weeken...

Watch out, TV viewers: It’s cliffhanger season

By Kate MacDonald

April 30, 2010

Filed under Television

It’s that time of year again, when television shows come to an end amidst ridiculous cliffhangers and possible character deaths, while their viewers wonder if the show will pick back up where it started next fall. The network...

Daily Show exec pursues career in stand-up

By Tappan Parker

March 29, 2010

Filed under Arts & Living, Comedy, Television

Comedians. They make us laugh, they make us cry from laughing and in the case of Rory Albanese, they help deliver the news as well. Rory Albanese is an executive producer for “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and also does...

“Sons of Tucson” good for a cheap laugh

By Shayna Murphy

March 11, 2010

Filed under Television

The latest half hour comedy, “Sons of Tucson,” is set to premiere Sunday, March 14, at 9:30 pm. It’s just one of some new shows Fox will be premiering to establish itself as a comedic powerhouse among the other great networks,...