Cynthia Littleton has spent the past dozen years as a reporter and editor covering television and the entertainment industry. She’s on her second tour of duty at Variety, serving at present as deputy editor, news development. She has previously worked for The Hollywood Reporter, Broadcasting & Cable and United Press International. She is the co-author of “Season Finale: The Unexpected Rise and Fall of UPN and the WB,” set for release this fall by HarperCollins. She has a weakness for vintage television, and her Hall of Fame faves include The Prisoner, Columbo, I Spy, The Rockford Files, Fernwood 2-Night, St. Elsewhere, Cheers, Northern

SEASON PASSES
Monk-USA Network -
(Tony Shalhoub never fails to impress, or charm)

Grey’s Anatomy ABC -  (On probation — show has to return to its season one-season two form or it’ll be deleted)
Brothers & Sisters - ABC (So long as it keeps up the momentum it had toward the end of season one)
30 Rock - NBC (Got into this one halfway through its frosh sesh, hoping to stick with it)
The Office - NBC (Just the sight of Rainn Wilson in his Dwight persona makes me laugh out loud)
Friday Night Lights - NBC (Going to make this a priority to stick with after catching up on season one during the summer)
Everybody Hates Chris - CW (Remains charming, though I’m curious to see how it ages)
Supernatural - CW (Guilty please but I’m a sucker for fantasy/sci-fi stuff)
Weeds - Showtime (A stoner fairy tale for harried mom’s everywhere. What’s not to like?)
Lost - ABC (Counting the days, hours, minutes til its midseason return; still mourning Charlie)

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