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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

“Watch What Happens Live!”, “The Talk,” “Father Knows Best” and More: A Top Ten List You Won’t See Anywhere Else (Part 2) – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Following Part 1 of my annual Alternate Ten Best list in yesterday’s column, here are five more shows that stood out in 2014 but likely won’t... more

"Tosh.0," “Fashion Police,” “The Graham Norton Show” and More: A Top Ten List You Won’t See Anywhere Else (Part 1) – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

As 2014 draws to a close and critics’ Ten Best lists begin appearing throughout the media it’s time to once again complain about their collective tendency to single out a mere ten television and video programs from the thousands available on hundreds of outlets. That number worked fine when TV was limited to three broadcast... more

Haunting Reflections on December 14, 2012 – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Sunday will mark the two-year anniversary of one of the most horrific acts of violence in modern American history – the mass murder of twenty children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in bucolic Newtown, Connecticut.

With it come all manner of disturbing questions. Will the media once again descend on this... more

Soap Opera Update: “General Hospital,” “Bold and the Beautiful,” “Days of Our Lives,” “Young and the Restless” – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

Anyone who thinks daytime dramas are on a down-slide, simply because only four of them remain, simply hasn’t been paying attention of late. ABC’s “General Hospital” and CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” have been in fine form, each one as engrossing in... more

Golden Globes Report: A Big Year for Amazon, Netflix, Showtime and The CW – Ed Martin
By Ed Martin

NBC will telecast The Golden Globe Awards live on January 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

The enduring power and popularity of the annual Golden Globe Awards continues to amaze and amuse. Do they really mean anything in the grand scheme of things? Generally speaking, and in hindsight, the nominations and the awards themselves often seem... more

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