<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Television]]> <![CDATA['Monk' role has been a dream job for Traylor Howard]]> HOLLYWOOD — You'd never know by watching the cast and crew of USA's whodunit, Monk, that its days are sadly numbered. After eight seasons the obsessive-compulsive detective, his ministering assistant and pals at the precinct are heading off into the sunset after Dec. 4.]]> <![CDATA[Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report' leaving Hulu]]> Hulu's losing two of its biggest attractions. In a bid to better capitalize on the popularity of its shows, Comedy Central has decided to no longer provide episodes of "The Daily Show," and "The Colbert Report" to the video Web site and keep them on the sites they own.]]> <![CDATA['Nip/Tuck's' series finale signals the end of an era]]> <![CDATA[Sheen's woes may shorten 'Two and a Half Men' season]]> Charlie Sheen's legal and personal problems may end up shortening the season for "Two and a Half Men." Sheen, who pleaded not guilty in a Colorado court Monday on charges connected to a domestic violence incident involving his wife, is due back at work Tuesday on the set of the No. 1-ranked sitcom. But he'll be able to complete only four more episodes this season, which will leave the show two episodes short of the 24 that CBS ordered, according to a source familiar with the situation.]]> <![CDATA[Kirstie Alley takes her weight-loss battle to reality TV]]> The fluctuating weight of Kirstie Alley has kept the once-svelte "Cheers" star on the cover of tabloids for years, a predicament she made fun of in fantastic, over-the-top fashion on the 2005 Showtime comedy "Fat Actress." Now those body issues have led her where so many celebrities go in the hopes of remaking themselves for the public: reality TV. It's there that Alley said she discovered what her everyday life looked like from the outside. "When I see the footage, I'm shocked. I see myself playing with my lemurs, and then I see footage of the stuff around my house ... it does look a little Alice in Wonderland-ish. Apparently, I am very eccentric. I had no idea."]]> <![CDATA[The forgotten 'Survivor': Vecepia would like another shot at reality show]]> When the current season of "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" launched, its cast featured nine contestants making their third appearance on the popular reality show. But nowhere to be found was Vecepia Robinson. In fact, Robinson, who earned a niche in reality TV history as the show's first black winner in 2002, never has returned to "Survivor" since capturing the $1 million prize in the Season 4 Marquesas edition. When producers initially sent out their wide casting net for "Heroes vs. Villains," the Hayward resident didn't get an invite. Not even a casual inquiry.]]> <![CDATA['Mad Men' season finale set for Sunday]]> Reason to watch: Don's big sit-down (or showdown) with Conrad Hilton (Chelcie Ross) and much else.]]> <![CDATA[Neil Patrick Harris suits up]]> <![CDATA[Judge Kara DioGuardi may get tougher on 'Idol' hopefuls]]> <![CDATA['American Idol' has lost its heart]]> <![CDATA[Gorgeous 11-part series captures the beauty and pathology of nature]]> "Life," like its predecessor "Planet Earth," is the reason flat screens, Blu-ray and high-definition TV were invented. No doubt the 11-part series, with its astonishingly intimate footage of A-Z species engaged in every sort of behavior, will play well on any screen. But its color, scope, detail and gorgeousness cry out for a home theater situation, one of those screens so big you can watch it from the street.]]> <![CDATA[MTV dropping 'Music Television' from its logo]]> <![CDATA['Steven Seagal Lawman,' premiering Wednesday on A&E]]> <![CDATA[20 questions for … Alison Brie and Donald Glover of NBC's 'Community']]> Donald Glover plays football jock Troy and Alison Brie plays goody two-shoes Annie on NBC's new comedy, Community, which airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Brie, who also plays Trudy on Mad Men, and Glover, who wrote for 30 Rock before joining the Community cast, indulge in a friendly, teasing, tete a tete of sorts, as they consider 20 Questions.]]> <![CDATA['Merry Madagascar,' airing Tuesday on NBC]]> <![CDATA[10 things to love about 'Mad Men']]> With its melancholy, mesmerizing third season coming out on DVD this Tuesday, I spent a recent weekend re-watching "Mad Men." The series, as its fans know, is set in a fictional Madison Avenue ad agency called Sterling Cooper (for its founders, Roger Sterling and Bertram Cooper); with the current story unfolding in 1963. Here are 10 of my favorite things about the show, created by Matthew Weiner, which will return to AMC this summer for its fourth season.]]> <![CDATA[Starz, no. 3 pay channel, scores first original series hit with Roman slave saga]]> There's no confusing Starz's "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" with Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." In the pay TV channel's adaptation of the tale of the rebel Roman slave, the battle cries from the Classical Age have, well, a distinctly 21st century ring ("My boot will meet your ass in the afterlife!"). The sexual intrigue seems lifted right out of a VH1 dating show (when a socialite decides to buy one of the gladiators-in-training, the men are ordered to drop their loincloths so she can make an informed choice). Then there's the graphic, slo-mo violence (including a severed, flying head that would impress Quentin Tarantino).]]> <![CDATA[Joe Mazzello mans up for HBO war series 'The Pacific']]> PASADENA, Calif. — At 26, actor Joe Mazzello is already a 20-year veteran. But he's not like most child actors who grow up on crafts services, private tutors and limos at their service. "I think all of it has to do with parenting and keeping your kid grounded, keeping them in the real world and don't let them get caught up in it," the slender Mazzello says, seated on the sunny balcony of a hotel here.]]> <![CDATA[Fox News yanks Sean Hannity from Cincinnati Tea Party rally he was set to star in]]> <![CDATA[As Hispanic population explodes, so does Spanish-language TV]]> Their advertising sales may be down nearly $100 million, but Spanish-language broadcasters say that ringing sound you hear from their industry isn't an alarm bell. It's a wake-up call — and a lot of companies have already answered. "This time next year, if you're not in Hispanic media, you're going to want badly to get in," said Don Browne, president of Telemundo. "And those who are already in it are going to feel pretty damn good about it."]]>