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Denver Post television critic Joanne Ostrow blogs about trends, news and developments regarding Denver and the national media.



Last Build Date: Tue, 17 May 2016 03:54:50 +0000

 



"Flowers," dark Brit-com, is a bouquet of strange

Wed, 04 May 2016 13:48:20 +0000

"Flowers," the dark British comedy premiering on the streaming service Seeso on Thursday, is the strangest TV concoction to vie for attention in years. It's worth a peek just to see how bizarre scripted TV comedy is getting. This isn't oddball like "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix or odd like the revamped "Odd Couple" on CBS. [...]



Raul Martinez departs Fox31

Tue, 03 May 2016 03:49:41 +0000

Raul Martinez, weekend sports anchor for KDVR-Channel 31, finished his last "Sunday Sports Zone" on May 1 and said farewell to Denver. He's moving on to bigger things, beginning with his next gig as main sports anchor for the NBC station in Boston. That's a jump from TV market No. 17 to No. 8, according to the Nielsen rankings.



"Game of Thrones" goes for cheese

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:58:18 +0000

"Game of Thrones" turned uncharacteristically cheesy Sunday night. (Spoilers ahead if you're not caught up on the Jon Snow saga.) Do you believe in magic?



"American Masters: Janis Joplin"

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:17:17 +0000

PBS' "American Masters" on Tuesday presents a documentary on the too-short life of Janis Joplin, a talented, tortured artist. It has to be among the saddest "American Masters" presentations ever.



Larry Wilmore will host White House Correspondents dinner

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:41:25 +0000

Larry Wilmore, host of "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Comedy Central, will do the honors at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, also known as Washington's Nerd Prom, this weekend. The event will be telecast live on C-SPAN on Saturday, April 30, locally at 4 p.m. Wilmore joins a long list of [...]



SeriesFest: Season 2 set for June 23-25

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:58:41 +0000

SeriesFest, billed as an annual episodic content festival in partnership with the Denver Film Society, will return to Denver on June 23-25.



CO Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2014

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:29:32 +0000

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame, based in Morrison at the Trading Post at Red Rocks Ampitheatre, is ready for its closeup. Today on AXS TV, part of the Anschutz Entertainment Group.



Megyn Kelly & Donald Trump, together again

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:30:15 +0000

Megyn Kelly will interview Donald Trump on May 17 as a Fox special, "Megyn Kelly Presents." This will be the broadcaster's first sit-down interview with the GOP frontrunner since the August 2015 presidential debate sparked a highly publicized feud between them.



"VEEP" and JLD return in fine form for Season 5

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:24:55 +0000

"VEEP" returns on for a fifth season on HBO Sunday and just in time. Given the real-life campaign headlines, we deserve it.



Denver TV news battle heats up at 11 a.m.

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:31:48 +0000

With the entry of KDVR-Channel 31 into the 11 a.m. local news contest, the competition for tenths of a rating point is heating up.