idiot box


V.18 No.50 | 12/10/2009

Idiot Box

Marked for Justice

“Steven Seagal: Lawman” on A&E

On the list of all-time crimefighting debacles, I’d say hiring Steven Seagal to headline his own cop reality show ranks somewhere between giving guns and badges to Erik Estrada, La Toya Jackson and Wee Man on CBS’ aborted “Armed & Famous” and the four Police Academy movies that didn’t star Steve Guttenberg.

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V.18 No.49 | 12/3/2009
“I'm not only the Hair Club president, I'm also a client.”

Week in Sloth

Upcoming TV Highlights

Thursday 3

“Jersey Shore” (MTV 11 p.m.) Eight young people come together for the summer to live, work and par-tay drunkenly in Seaside Heights, N.J. ... I must admit I’m starting to actually admire MTV’s reality show mission to chronicle the daily lives of people who never do or say anything remotely interesting, but do look marketably hot in swimwear.

Friday 4

“Dreams Come True: A Celebration of Disney Animation” (KOAT-7 7 p.m.) Or “Dreams Come True: An Hour-Long Commercial for Disney’s Princess and the Frog.” Whichever works for you.

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