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‘The O.C.’: THR’s 2003 Review

On August 5, 2003, Fox premiered creator Josh Schwartz's hourlong teen drama The O.C., which aired for four seasons on the network. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:  The title…

‘Will & Grace’ First Episode: THR’s 1998 Review

In fall 1998, NBC debuted a new comedy, Will & Grace, during the 9 p.m. hour on Sept. 21. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  It’s been said that virtually every comedic…

‘Firefly’ First Episode: THR’s 2002 Review

In fall 2002, Fox rolled the dice with a new sci-fi series, Firefly, which debuted Sept. 20 and became a cult favorite. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: In a new season largely…

‘The Sopranos’ First Episodes: THR’s 1999 Review

On Jan. 10, 1999 at 9 pm, America met Tony Soprano. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review of The Sopranos, published days before the HBO Sunday night premiere, is below:  Grandma is…

‘The Office’: THR’s 2005 Review

On March 24, 2005, America met Michael Scott (and Dwight Schrute). NBC’s The Office, an adaptation of the U.K. series created by Ricky Gervais, grew into a network staple for nine seasons…

‘The West Wing’ First Episodes: THR’s 1999 Review

On Sept. 22, 1999 at 9 p.m., The West Wing premiered on NBC. Earlier that Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter reviewed the new drama, praising the series as “wonderfully engaging.” Read the original…

No Ordinary Family — TV Review

What's different -- and refreshing -- about ABC's "No Ordinary Family" is that the efforts made to convince you that the Powells are normal, while entirely sincere, don't last long.

Sharktopus — TV Review

Part of the Roger Corman legend has it that the budget-minded director once bet he could film an entire feature in three days. That might, in fact, be a day longer than was necessary for the Syfy…

The Defenders — TV Review

Although titled "The Defenders," there is no mistaking this stubbornly and unaccountably bland legal show for the bold CBS series of the 1960s with the same name.

The Event — TV Review

With the conclusion last season of "Lost," "24" and "Heroes," it would seem television is ripe for a new action serial. That could bode well for NBC's "The Event," particularly because its pilot asks…

Outlaw — TV Review

Given the credibility of its premise, "Outlaw" could begin with a narrator saying, "Once upon a time ... ."

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That — TV Review

The ever-smiling Cat in the Hat has been reprogrammed to interest young children in science. But is it possible to teach an old cat new tricks? With PBS' new toon series, the answer is yes.