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Season Finale O-Rama-Rama by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(April 27, 2009)
Heroes has its season finale tonight, and judging by the catcalls, rotten fruit and lit bundles of dynamite hurled my way this past week, its fans are far more sorry to see it go than I am. I'm glad it generates such enthusiasm, and if my less-than-stellar

Zombies Ate My Column! by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(April 20, 2009)
This week's TV Wasteland is being kept short and sweet, since your intrepid columnist is busy covering the Fangoria Weekend of Horrors in LA. Full-bore snark will return next week. For now, here's a run-down of genre programming for the next seven days.

Check the Pilots by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(April 13, 2009)
Want to know why genre programming holds so much potential? Check the list of pilots currently in production by the five big networks. Pilots (for those of you who didn't see Pulp Fiction) are single-episode TV shows produced at the network's behest. If th

The Last Stand of Sarah Connor? by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(April 06, 2009)
This week marks the likely end of another genre show: not in triumph like BSG a few weeks ago, but with the sad, quiet certainty to which the vast majority of television succumbs. The road for Sarah Connor Chronicles was never an easy one--and indeed, ther

Early Gravestones on the Road by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 30, 2009)
Another reasonably quiet week marks the slow, steady drumbeat of change on the boob tube. The most notable is the series finale of Life on Mars--gone after just a single season despite rave reviews and a solid opening last fall.

Shows On the Cancellation Bubble by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 23, 2009)
We're in the throes of March Madness, and as we watch our favorite teams get crushed like tiny little bugs, it's worth remembering that they're not the only ones under the gun. A number of genre shows face a very bleak future: stymied by low ratings, risin

Battlestar Galactica's Final Farewell by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 16, 2009)
The third week in March signals an approaching last hurrah for a number of genre shows: some just for the season, some forever. But all of them are eclipsed by SciFi's two-hour soiree for the good ship Galactica and her crew. Helo's daughter Hera holds the

A TV King Rises by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 09, 2009)
Kings rises, Battlestar readies the final curtain and your loyal columnist dutifully falls on his sword.

Steady Wasteland Before Kings by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(March 02, 2009)
We've got another comparatively run-of-the-mill week with the glass teat, as genre shows crowd Monday, Wednesday and Friday while leaving every other night bare as the Sahara. Battlestar hits its last three episodes, there's a double dip on 24, The Brave a

Routine Viewing in the Wasteland by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(February 23, 2009)
After nearly two months of premieres, finales, not-to-be missed specials and superheroes hosting awards shows, the last week in February dawns without a signature television event. Oh, there's plenty of genre entertainment to be had--new episodes of most m

Oscar Hopefuls Lead TV Wasteland by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(February 16, 2009)
It's not that the Oscars have been unkind to fanboys… okay, that's a lie. With the lonely exception of Return of the King, Oscar has pretty much smacked us around like a rented mule since its inception. Chariots of Fire over Raiders of the Lost Ark? Chec

Whedonites Rejoice! by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(February 09, 2009)
After months of delays, reshoots, and rumored problems analyzed by one of the most obsessive fan bases on the planet, it's finally happening: Joss Whedon is returning to prime-time TV.

Week of February 2, 2009 by Rob Vaux
(February 02, 2009)
It's three days of fat and four days of lean for genre programming this week, as the Powers That Be in network boardrooms across the land combine their fanboy shows into giant evening-spanning lumps. The most notable line-up is NBC's on Monday night: all-n

Week of January 26, 2009 by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(January 26, 2009)
After a month full of premieres, the last week in January settles gently into routine, with new episodes of Lost, 24, Battlestar, Brave and the Bold, Clone Wars, and Wolverine and the X-Men offering oodles of television viewing for the dedicated fanboy. Ne

Week of January 19, 2009 by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(January 19, 2009)
This TV Wasteland features the cavalcade of January genre premieres continuing this week with Lost, which endeavors to sort out the passel of questions conveniently left behind after last season. Chief among them is what happened to the island after Ben Li

TV WASTELAND- Week of January 12, 2009 by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(January 12, 2009)
Don't you hate it when you finally reach the Promised Land after four years of scuttling across the galaxy like roaches in front of a broom, and it turns out the former tenants trashed it? That's what the crew of the Galactica has to face in what is easily

TV WASTELAND- Week of January 5th, 2009 by Rob Vaux, Columnist
(January 05, 2009)

TV WASTELAND- Truly Interactive YouTube by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(December 29, 2008)

TV WASTELAND- HBO Brings in the Big Guns by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(December 22, 2008)

TV WASTELAND- Do You Still watch the Holiday Classics? by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(December 15, 2008)

TV WASTELAND- November Sweeps Wrap-Up by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(December 08, 2008)

TV WASTELAND- Do the Neilsen Ratings Truly Tell the Tale? by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(December 01, 2008)

TV WASTELAND- Time Shifting Changes the Way We Watch TV by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(November 24, 2008)

TV Wasteland: SCI-FI Fans Like to Panic by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(November 17, 2008)

TV Wasteland: Let the LOST and Heroes Comparisons Begin by Stephen Lackey, Columnist
(November 10, 2008)