Reviews

UC: Undercover
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Review: 'UC: Undercover'

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Heavily steeped in cop show and action adventure roots, "UC: Undercover" takes its cue from amusement park thrill rides. Director Tony Bill gives viewers jolts and scares from the opening segment to…

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Review: 'Alias'

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The premiere episode of "Alias" -- running in a 69-minute, ad-free block -- is an intriguing melange of double-dealing and counter-spying, with gunfire and twisted allegiances. But at its core is the…

Melissa George, John Stamos
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Review: 'Thieves'

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One of the least talked-about shows of the fall season, ABC's "Thieves" is also one of the most fun. Light and unpretentious, this series from Arnold and Anne Kopelson and creator Jim Leonard jams…

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Review: 'Enterprise'

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Exec producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga continue to fulfill "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry's promise to take viewers where no one has gone before with this, the fifth incarnation of the…

Carla Gallo, Jay Baruchel, Timm Sharp,
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Review: 'Undeclared'

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Judd Apatow succeeds again with a pilot that hits so many right notes when it comes to depicting the transitional phase between the teen years and adulthood. "Undeclared" starts with the first week…

Emeril Lagasse
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Review: 'Emeril'

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Emeril Lagasse, the restaurateur who taught America to cook by throwing items into a pan and yelling "bam!," starts his network career with the burners on simmer. Lagasse's experience in front of the…

Tom Everett Scott, Kim Delaney
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Review: 'Philly'

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Two worlds butt heads in "Philly": the newfangled, life-on-the-edge law-firm drama propagated by David E. Kelley in "The Practice" and the oh-so-familiar hand-held single camera drama that bears the…

Julia McIlvaine, Daniel Stern, Jon Foster
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Review: 'Danny'

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The new fall season is lousy with single dads -- and the majority are portrayed as clueless and awkward -- at least Daniel Stern's "Danny" is more heartfelt and poignant than the average sitcom.

Citizen Baines
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Review: 'Citizen Baines'

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Rare is the series pilot that consists solely of backstory. "Citizen Baines" uses its first on-air hour to show Elliott Baines (James Cromwell) lose the Senate seat he has held for three terms and…

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