<![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[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[Quirky 'Modern Family' has the right formula]]> <![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[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[Conan O'Brien tells NBC to take a hike]]> <![CDATA[Waitress does Kentucky proud on 'Top Model']]> <![CDATA[AMC's 'Prisoner' remake not very telling]]> The 1960s have been very, very good to AMC, whose Emmy-winning "Mad Men" transformed it from a cable channel known exclusively for classic — and sometimes not-so-classic — movies to a player in the realm of original series.]]> <![CDATA[Season-opening episode of 'Nip/Tuck,' Wednesday on FX]]> <![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[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['Temple Grandin']]> <![CDATA[Saints' Super Bowl win nips 'MASH' finale for most-watched show ever]]> <![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[NBC kills Leno show but stays silent about Conan]]> <![CDATA[Simon Cowell will be a tough 'Idol' to follow]]> <![CDATA[Shots of adrenaline: '24,' 'Human Target']]> <![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['Lost' cast and crew look back as the final season begins]]> Whatever you think of President Obama, you'll have to agree he made at least one brainy move this year: He bumped himself for "Lost." When the White House discovered that his State of the Union speech was slated to run against the season premiere of the ABC series, it was moved up a few days to avoid angering fervent fans.]]> <![CDATA['Community' stars hope they get a passing grade from NBC]]>