The other day Yahoo! TV had an interesting feature (http://tv.yahoo.com/slideshow/650/photos/1) on “shows that have jumped the shark,” or made a nose dive into mediocrity or worse. (The “shark” reference comes from a “Happy Days” episode where the Fonz attempted an Evel Knievel-style jump over a shark.) At the top of the list of about a dozen shows was “Glee.”
Your reaction may have been like mine: “Say whaaaaat?!” I’ll grant that “Glee” has made many mishaps recently, but I wouldn’t say the show has pushed past its expiration date. You might have a similar reaction about “The Mentalist” or “Burn Notice.”
No TV viewers have the same taste, of course, but I’m sure there are plenty of readers who disagreed with the dismissals in that article.
So, for fans of some of these “shows in decline,” I thought I’d surface some related apps so that you can extend your appreciation and give them some love on your My Yahoo! page.
- “One Tree Hill” Blog
- “How I Met Your Mother” Source
- “American Idol” (Coverage from EW.com)
- “Weeds” (Showtime Online)
- “Big Bang Theory” (official site updates)
For all we know, some of these shows may not be around in a year. Then again – to borrow some of that can-do spirit from “Glee” — they may get renewed because of strong fan support.
Tom – Yahoo! Editorial
We have two new themes just in time for the holidays for enriching your My Yahoo! page . You can click below on a theme name to try it out or go right to our theme gallery where you’ll find these as well as many others. Happy holidays!
Michael, My Yahoo! Team Lead
The holidays are coming, and that usually means lots of frantic, chaotic activity before you can really enjoy the good stuff. Or maybe that’s just my annual experience.
Let’s face it: The holidays at this time of year require preparation. If you don’t plan well, you’ll get stuck with more madness – from last-minute cards and cooking to overbooked travel.
Here are some great apps that might help turn your My Yahoo! page into a helpful holiday organizing agent:
- Organized Christmas — These daily ideas will help you take the frenzy out of the holiday season.
- Simply Recipes — Great ideas for cooking that will help you prepare festive dishes that enhance every celebration.
- Best Fare Trackers – Keep track of possible airfare deals, especially if you’re planning a getaway during the busy holiday season.
- Hanukkah News — Reminders and tips that will enhance your celebration of the Festival of Lights.
- Holidays & Entertaining — You can find recipes and many helpful ideas from members of the Betty Crocker community here.
- Popular Events & Holidays at 123Greetings.com — This feed is great for remembering and sending holiday greetings of all kinds, from the popular (Thanksgiving) to the obscure (Pickle Appreciation Day).
I hope you’re able to get an orderly head start to a great holiday season.
I’m having a hard time keeping up with all the TV shows I really want to watch this season. And since I can’t always catch them when they air (and I don’t have TiVo or a DVR), it really helps to know where I can read about highlights or even watch some clips of my favorite shows online.
I have rounded up some feeds for popular shows, and included two more general apps that will help you in keeping up with the many shows I haven’t been able to include here:
- GleeFan.com — Check out this feed for all the latest “Glee” cast news, gossip, and series developments.
- Life in “The Office” — Cast blog posts and deleted scenes are just some of the entertaining bonus materials fans of the NBC TV show will enjoy.
- Dexter Blog Buzz — Find out what others are saying about the Showtime shocker.
- The Amazing Race — Follow the antics of each episode of this popular reality TV show.
- TV Watchers Blog – This feed will cover for a lot of the shows you like that might not have a dedicated blog.
- What to Watch — As the fall TV season continues, use this feed to catch up on the best offerings.
One benefit of the fall season is cooler weather that makes it easier to stay in and catch up on some fun TV. (Of course that means you could also do plenty of other things besides watch TV, but that’s for another blog post.) I’ll leave you with one fun clip, in which the “Glee” cast does a classic hit from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” (click the image to play):
Tom, My Yahoo! Editorial
For most of us, there’s a lot of planning to do during this time of year – whether it’s getting ready to scare your friends and neighbors or finding a winning pumpkin-carving pattern. You can get some great ideas for much of your Halloween preparations with the following treats:
- Candy Bar Reviews — Get up to speed on the candy bars that make the tastiest surprises.
- Halloween Photo Pool — Need ideas for costumes? Look at five new possibilities each day!
- Coolest Homemade Costumes — Great ideas for do-it-yourself holiday getups that can save you money.
- Venice Carnival Pool — If you want to see costumes that are in an entirely different league, check out this amazing pool of pics.
- Horror Movies News — What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than to keep tabs on the latest horror flicks?
While you’re at it, why not change the theme of your page to something seasonal? Click here to apply the Halloween theme to your page.
Here’s to lots of safe, fun tricks and treats for your Halloween!
My Yahoo! Editorial
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