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Ed Martin has written about television and Internet programming for several Myers publications since 2000, including The Myers Report, The Myers Programming Report, MediaVillage and, at present, MediaBizBloggers on JackMyers.com.

A member of the Television Critics Association since 1990, Ed is among the media's best-known... more

CBS’ “Mom” Ends a Triumphant Second Season
By Ed Martin

Which situation comedies are the best on television today? When asked that question most people would likely point toward CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory” or ABC’s “Modern Family.” The former is the most reliably funny and is in its eighth season as full of comic energy as it was in its’ first. The latter ... more


Twitter Agrees: It’s Time for a “Nashville”-“Grey’s Anatomy” Crossover – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Last Wednesday night, while watching ABC’s “Nashville” in real time, an idea came to me for a crossover with another of the network’s series, “Grey’s Anatomy,” the seemingly unstoppable medical drama that I stopped watching a few seasons back because of its great fondness for killing off its... more


Video of the Week: Vulture’s “All the Marvel Movies in 7 Minutes” – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

New York Magazine’s essential online entertainment resource Vulture this week posted a video that ought to be of great interest (if not incredibly useful) to anyone who follows movies or television. It’s a primer of sorts for the upcoming theatrical film “The ... more


AT&T Gets Its Message Across in a “Flash” – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

You’ve got to admire the way The CW does things.

Take its latest promotion: The AT&T sponsored “In a Flash” contest that appears at CWTV.com and receives heavy on-screen promotion during telecasts of its highest rated series, “The... more


Six Important Characters on “General Hospital” That Should Return from the Dead – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

As “General Hospital” executive producer Frank Valentini, head writer Ron Carlivati and their team proved two weeks ago with that remarkable 52 nd anniversary episode (see pictures above and below) – arguably the most creatively ambitious hour of daytime drama ever produced – nothing is impossible in the... more



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