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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

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

"Fifty Shades of Grey," "Youthful Daze" and More Video Views from Planet Ed (Nov. 19 Transmission) – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

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Here’s the most recent trailer for the feverishly anticipated feature film “Fifty Shades of... more

“Sons of Anarchy” is Bloody Good to the Last Drop – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Has there ever been a drama on advertiser-supported television as unrelentingly violent as FX’s “Sons of Anarchy?” The brutality on this show can be breathtaking. Not that I have a problem with that. What would be the point? The war against television violence was lost long ago. The television industry, like the movie... more

“Murphy Brown” Still Offers Timeless Observations About the Media – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

It will make many readers of this column feel quite old when I refer to “Murphy Brown,” widely regarded in its day as one of the most “contemporary” comedies in television history, as a “classic.”

When “Murphy Brown” made its debut in 1988 the American television audience, which was... more

Daniel Tosh Defends His Brand Against ESPN (And Gets Really Nasty About It) – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

It’s always fun when Daniel Tosh goes nuclear, especially when his target is a giant corporation. That’s exactly what the “Tosh.0” star did on his show this week when he opened a can of whup-ass against ESPN, targeting a new feature on the latter’s signature program “SportsCenter” titled... more

Not for the Squeamish! Man Impaled by Shovel Handle This Friday on Discovery Fit and Health – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

One never knows what the morning e-mail will bring. Consider this missive that arrived today from a publicist at Discovery Fit & Health with the following message in its subject line:

“Man with a Shovel Impalement in His Perineum on the 100th Episode of ‘Untold Stories of the ER’ Airs This... more

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