<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Television]]> <![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['Merry Madagascar,' airing Tuesday on NBC]]> <![CDATA[Neil Patrick Harris suits up]]> <![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[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[Jets expected to be part of HBO reality series]]> <![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."]]> <![CDATA[Ray Romano hopes everybody loves his new TNT series]]> BURBANK, Calif. — Everybody may love Raymond except for Ray Romano himself. The star of the long-running hit sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond" has managed to stay the same guy he was when he was repairing futon mattresses for his best friend and living in Queens.]]> <![CDATA['Steven Seagal Lawman,' premiering Wednesday on A&E]]> <![CDATA[Simon Cowell leaving 'American Idol']]> <![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[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[HBO's 'Ricky Gervais Show' reunites Gervais with Stephen Merchant]]> <![CDATA[In new Fox series 'Past Life,' Kelli Giddish is strong but sensitive]]> <![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[ABC's Oscar audience grows by 14 percent; biggest number in five years]]> <![CDATA[Picking out fall TV's winners and losers]]> We're seven weeks into the television season and at the beginning of November sweeps. So it's as good a time as any to see how things are shaking out thus far. Here's a rundown of significant broadcast TV developments, including the fall's winners and losers:]]> <![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[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['Spartacus: Blood and Sand' full of blood]]>