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Make It an Old-Fashioned, Neat: Boston Bar Hosting 'Mad Men' Premiere Party

Where: One Bennett Street [map], Cambridge, MA, United States, 02138
July 23, 2009 at 9:39 AM | by | Comments (0)

AMC’s Emmy-winning drama Mad Men is returning for a third season on August 16, after the show’s first two seasons drew lots of acclaim but not nearly as many viewers. But it looks like plenty of viewers have been catching up on the DVDs during the show’s hiatus, because Mad Men is starting to cross that threshold from just another cable show everyone says you should be watching to a genuine cultural zeitgest.

Case-in-point: hip Boston watering hole Noir Bar will be greeting the new season with a Mad Men series premier party.

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Fall TV 2008: Starz' "Crash" Headed For Disaster

October 3, 2008 at 12:30 PM | by | Comment (1)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

Yes, it's real! Experience the wonder of 2004's Best Picture-winning film about race and Los Angeles with "Crash" (October 17, 10 pm), a new original series that promises to take on all the Big Issues Paul Haggis didn't have time for in the movie.

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Fall TV 2008: "Eleventh Hour" Rushes in to Save CBS

September 30, 2008 at 1:30 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

Special agent Dr. Jacob Hood (Rufus Sewell), the hero of new CBS show and British remake "Eleventh Hour" (October 9, 10 pm), doesn't have to answer to anybody!

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Fall TV 2008: "Easy Money" Is a Hard Sell

September 29, 2008 at 12:30 PM | by | Comments (2)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

How about a little topical humor? The slimy sorts on "Easy Money" (October 5, 9 pm) are a family of loan sharks who make their living lyin' and cheatin', but always getting out before the bill comes due.

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Fall TV 2008: Visiting New York, Thirty Years Ago

September 24, 2008 at 3:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

The BBC series "Life On Mars" about a Manchester policeman who is transported through a car accident into the '70s where he uses his bad outfits to solve crimes, has been in DVD limbo for years--unless you happen to have a region-free player.

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Fall TV 2008: "The Mentalist" Isn't Psychic, He Just Plays One on TV

September 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

If the heroine of "The Ex List" had gone to former celebrity psychic Patrick Jane (Simon Baker), she might have gotten an answer she was looking for. The hero of "The Mentalist" (CBS, Sept. 23, 9 pm) has come clean that he was never really psychic, but is using his seemingly paranormal powers of observation to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve grisly crimes. It's just like "Psych," but not intentionally funny!

Jane's methods are unorthodox--he skulks around crime scenes without an escort and fearlessly lies to suspects--and put him at odds with no-nonsense agent Teresa Lisbon (Robin Tunney, above left) and very religious newbie Grace Van Pelt (Amanda Righetti).

In the pilot, Jane and the team take on a double murder in Palm Springs that looks to be the work of a nasty serial killer--but is it really? You don't need to be clairvoyant to know this is more than an open-and-shut case.

Related Stories:
· We Predict Psychic Museum Will Fail [Jaunted]
· Fall TV 2008: "The Ex List" Peeks Into The Past [Jaunted]
· Fall TV 2008 coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Seat42F.com]

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Fall TV 2008: Ahoy, "Crusoe"!

September 4, 2008 at 4:35 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

For every American who skimmed his most famous book in middle school, NBC avenges the good name of Daniel Defoe with "Crusoe" (Oct. 17, 8 pm), a faithful adaptation of the classic adventure novel.

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Fall TV 2008: "Kath & Kim" Is "Failure to Launch" for Ladies

September 3, 2008 at 3:10 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

Are adult children who act like kids hilarious? Only to millions! In "Kath & Kim" (NBC, October 9 at 9:30 pm), a rebound kid comes home after a trial separation from her loser husband to find life with Mom is not as fun as it used to be. Kim (Selma Blair) dumps her Best Buy-employed guy and expects she can lounge at home and let mom Kath (Molly Shannon) take care of her again... but she's mistaken.

We're not sure if we really liked this better as a Matthew McConaughey star vehicle, but "Kath & Kim" is actually a remake of a popular (and, we hear, saucy) Australian show set in Melbourne. The new version is shot in the San Fernando Valley but is set in an unspecified suburb of Florida--think "Golden Girls," but with women not old enough to know how tacky they are.

NBC's been chewing this one over since fall 2006, but we're hoping the zany antics of Molly Shannon can save it. Are we overly optimistic in this, the season of almost no pilots? Maybe.

Related Stories:
· Scarlett Johansson and Selma Blair Take Vegas [Jaunted]
· National Enquirer's Trusty Chateau Marmont Source Strikes Again [HC]
· Fall TV 2008 coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: CelebrityFIX]

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Fall TV 2008: "The Ex List" Peeks into the Past

September 2, 2008 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

What if you knew you had already met the man of your dreams? For Bella Bloom, the main character of the new show "The Ex List" (CBS, 9 pm, starting Oct. 3) the news via a friendly neighborhood psychic comes as a rude awakening: As a single thirtysomething, she's more interested in her flower shop than finding Mr. Right, but why didn't she know him the first time they met? With the assistance of some close friends, Bella decides to find all her old flames in hopes that one will stand out.

We'd be tempted to give "The Ex List" a pass were it not for Elizabeth Reaser (best known as the amnesiac Ava on "Grey's Anatomy") getting her first starring role as Bella, as well as the writing credits of Diane Ruggiero ("Veronica Mars"). The show is shot and takes place in the Ocean Beach neighborhood of San Diego but like HBO's "In Treatment" is actually based on an Israeli series--in this case, the cleverly titled "Mythological X." Too bad CBS wasn't cool enough to sink this bewildered bachelorette into Jerusalem or Haifa!

Related Stories:
· What Goes into Making "The Ex List" [NYDN]
· But We Love the "Dirty Slums of Friday Night" [TV BTN]
· Fall TV 2008 coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: Cynthia Littleton: On the Air]

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Fall TV 2008: "Privileged" Is "Gossip Girl" with More Bikinis

August 29, 2008 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

What if the Gossip Girls were shipped to sunny Florida? That's the rough premise behind the CW's new series "Privileged" (Sept. 9, 9 pm), starring Joanna Garcia (left) as an Ivy League-educated tutor to two filthy rich and spoiled orphans (Ashley Newbrough and Lucy Hale of last year's "Bionic Woman" remake).

The series, based on the Zoey Dean novel How To Teach Filthy Rich Girls, is set in Florida, where the girls' grandmother (Anne Archer, Michael Douglas' wife in "Fatal Attraction") is raising them. But it's shot in SoCal, which is how "Hills" star Lauren Conrad was able to film a guest spot earlier this week.

Related Stories:
· Four More Join CW's "Privileged," "Easy Money" [Zap2It]
· "Privileged" [Official Site]
· Lauren Conrad To Appear On CW's "Privileged" [OMG!]

[Photo: Sidereel.com]

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Fall TV 2008: What Happened To Flight 627?

August 28, 2008 at 10:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

Given that "LOST" creator JJ Abrams' new series "Fringe" (Sept. 9, 8 pm, Fox) begins with a plane crash just like its established cousin, we're pretty sure the producer and director has a serious phobia to deal with. But Flight 627 lands at Boston's Logan with every single passenger dead, and dead in a particularly gruesome way, so there will be no desert island shenanigans here.

A federal agent (Anna Torv), a mad scientist (Peter Noble) and his genius brat son (Joshua Jackson) believe the answer to the fate of Flight 627 lies in the realm of "fringe science"--explaining the unexplained with possible supernatural intervention. So, in other words, the Cloverfield monster did it with an assist from the smoke monster.

We haven't seen the two-hour, $10 million pilot yet, but Wired.com says it contains "a doomed airplane, hairless weasels, rooftop chases in the 'Bourne Identity' vein, acid-tripping federal agents and more translucent skin than you can shake a fat-encrusted artery at."

Related Stories:
· Fringe Pilot Script Review [Collider.com]
· JJ Abrams Tries to Play It Straight(er) With "Fringe" [NYM]
· First Look: JJ Abrams' Fringe [Wired.com]

[Photo: Collider.com]

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Fall TV 2008: HBO's "True Blood" Is for Suckers

August 27, 2008 at 11:15 AM | by | Comments (0)

Jaunted is planning our fall travel with some help from the networks. Check out our Fall TV 2008 Map to go where your new favorite characters go.

"Six Feet Under" creator Alan Ball got bit by the vampire craze and created HBO's new series "True Blood," about a small Louisiana town where vamps have come "out of the coffin" to coexist peacefully with humans.

Of course, the humans don't know the bloodsuckers walk among them: This arrangement is largely due to the invention of a synthetic blood beverage called TruBlood, which fills their need for the red stuff. When a mind-reading waitress named Sookie (Anna Paquin) sees a stranger (Stephen Moyer, "The Starter Wife") order a cold TruBlood at the bar where she works, they begin a relationship that if not forbidden, is plenty creepy.

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