<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Television]]> <![CDATA['Forgotten'? Not Christian Slater]]> BURBANK, Calif. — Actor Christian Slater's long and successful career makes it seem like he never missed out on anything. But there is one thing that passed him by, he says: life. When he was 27 he'd already worked 18 years. "My life about that time was working and stressing about working. That was pretty much what it was based on. I really didn't know there were other things to do. I had no concept or clue," says Slater in the commissary on the Warner Bros. lot.]]> <![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['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[Casting for Discovery Channel's 'Colony' comes to Denver]]> <![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[Comcast scores controlling stake in NBC Universal]]> <![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['Alice,' Sunday and Monday on Syfy]]> TV characters frequently slip through some version of the looking glass and find themselves in strange places — a surreal island on Lost, an alternate universe on Fringe, an odd totalitarian landscape in AMC's recent remake of The Prisoner. So it's only natural that every now and then, TV tackles the stories that gave us the "through the looking glass" phrase in the first place, Lewis Carroll's tales about Alice in Wonderland.]]> <![CDATA[Neil Patrick Harris suits up]]> <![CDATA[Delving into 'Dexter': Voice-overs provide a glimpse into the Showtime serial killer's mind]]> Not all voice-overs are created equal. Kristin Bell helps set the snarky tone of the CW's "Gossip Girl," and Brenda Strong adds gravitas to ABC's "Desperate Housewives." But neither is asked to do what Michael C. Hall, star of Showtime's "Dexter," does every episode: invite viewers to listen in on the thoughts of television's most sympathetic serial killer.]]> <![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['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[MTV dropping 'Music Television' from its logo]]> <![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['The Deep End,' premiering Thursday on ABC]]> <![CDATA['The Michael Vick Project']]> <![CDATA[The television year in review]]> <![CDATA[NBC kills Leno show but stays silent about Conan]]> <![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['Lost' fans find home in Hawaii]]>