Television

Dilemmas in dead pan

The premise of Nurse Jackie sounds inherently dark: Edie Falco plays a pill-popping emergency room nurse combating the dysfunction of a chaotic big-city hospital.

NCIS takes top spot in ratings - after 7 years

The opposite of an overnight success, Mark Harmon's military crime-solving drama "NCIS" has ascended to the position of television's most popular scripted show in its seventh season on the air.

3D TVs coming from big Japanese brands

Japan's big name electronic manufacturers are readying flat-screen TVs that can show high-definition movies and video games in 3D for launch next year.

Survivor faithful to her art

It would be hard to create a fictional character more fantastic than Marianne Faithfull.

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