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Television

American Idol

Can’t get enough American Idol? Check out this site for a banquet of extras. Here you’ll find news, contestant bios, video clips and downloads, photos, polls, and an insider blog. MyIDOL is a community just for fans. When you register and create a profile (it’s free), you can write a blog, put together a photo gallery, talk with other fans in the forums, and create favorites lists. There’s also an American Idol store where you can buy gear related to the show: books, DVDs, music, clothing, and more.

Web: www.americanidol.com

Facebook: American Idol (Page), American Idol (Group)

Twitter: AmericanIdol/

LinkedIn: Fox Television (Company)

BBC

The official site of the BBC has a customizable home page that presents news, sports, weather, radio and TV listings, and a World Service that reports the news in 33 languages.

Web: www.bbc.co.uk

Facebook: (None)

Twitter: BBC, BBC/tv, BBC/radio2, BBC/bbc6music

LinkedIn: BBC (Company)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Fans of CSI should investigate this site to watch previous episodes and video clips, get recaps, view photos, read about the cast, and interact with other fans in the forums.

Web: www.cbs.com/primetime/csi/

Facebook: CSI Crime Scene Investigation (Page), CSI Crime Scene Investigation (Group), CSI Miami (Page), CSI NY (Page)

Twitter: CSI_CBS

LinkedIn: (None)

Lost

Lost fans are likely to get lost in this site—there’s so much to see and do here. You can watch previous episodes, read cast biographies and episode recaps, view missing pieces and hunt for clues, play show-related games, and discuss the show with other fans. And that’s just for starters. Listen to podcasts, subscribe to the official Lost magazine, discuss theories, even upload your own video theory. You can also buy show-related merchandise.

Web: http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/

Facebook: Lost (Page), Lost (Group)

Twitter: Lost_on_ABC

LinkedIn: (None)

Pentagon Channel

The Pentagon Channel broadcasts military news and information, including news briefings from the Department of Defense, interviews with military personnel, and features about the work of the armed forces. Although the Pentagon Channel is intended to inform and support the 2.6 million people in the U.S. armed forces, anyone can watch. See what’s on the air now (and watch it on your computer), check out the program lineup, or watch podcasts.

Web: www.pentagonchannel.mil

Facebook: Pentagon Channel (Page)

Twitter: pentagonchannel

LinkedIn: Femath Media (Company)

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

The interactive PBS website is rich in content, with pages that support its entertaining and educational programming. Content is divided into these areas: Arts & Drama, History, Home & Hobbies, Life & Culture, News & Views, and Science & Nature. In addition, there are sections for kids, teens, parents, and teachers. You can watch videos online and check out PBS podcasts (both audio and video). Find a program or your local PBS affiliate. And you can support PBS by making a donation to your local station or shopping in the site’s online store.

Web: www.pbs.org

Facebook: PBS (Page), PBS Kids (Page)

Twitter: PBS, @PBS/people, @PBS/pbs-and-station-blos

LinkedIn: (None)

Television Without Pity

TWoP features witty, tongue-in-cheek recaps of TV shows (and movies too). You’ll also find listings, forums, blogs, videos and photos, and a wiki where you can share your knowledge about television shows and actors.

Web: www.televisionwithoutpity.com

Facebook: Television Without Pity: The Official TWoP Page (Page), Television Without Pity fans (Group)

Twitter: TVWithoutPity

LinkedIn: (None)

Titan TV

This television programming guide lets you see what’s on for the next two weeks. Click a show to see a description. You can also tag your favorites, sign up for reminders, and view videos.

Web: http://video.titantv.com/

Facebook: (None)

Twitter: TitanTV

LinkedIn: (None)

TiVo

TiVo revolutionized television viewing by letting people watch the shows they want, when they want. This site explains how TiVo works and where to buy a TiVo DVR (digital video recorder). Click the Find TV Shows link to go to TiVo Central Online to search television listings, get recommendations, and see a list of the most-recorded shows.

Web: www.tivo.com

Facebook: TiVo (Page), TiVo (Group)

Twitter: TiVo

LinkedIn: TiVo (Company)

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TV Guide’s online site offers a whole lot more than television listings. The site is jampacked with news, features, photos, movie and DVD info, blogs, and videos. Interactive features for registered users include message boards, community blogs, and fan groups.

Web: www.tvguide.com

Facebook: TV Guide (Page)

Twitter: TVGuide

LinkedIn: TV Guide, TV Guide Channel, TV Guide Online (Company)

Yahoo! TV

Yahoo! TV provides local listings and a what-to-watch guide of today’s recommended shows. There’s ample news, gossip, photos, and videos to satisfy any TV fan. Best of all, you can watch full episodes of dozens of your favorite shows, from today’s hits to the blasts from the past.

Web: http://tv.yahoo.com/

Facebook: (None)

Twitter: YahooTV, YahooTV/Stars

LinkedIn: (None)

Zap2It

Don’t just sit on the couch flipping channels; find out which shows are worth your time to watch. This site doesn’t just provide listings; it reviews shows, so you can get the scoop on both new and existing shows. You also get news and reviews of movies and DVDs, videos and full-show episodes, a bunch of blogs, and celebrity gossip.

Web: www.zap2it.com

Facebook: Zap2it (Page), Zap2It’s Guide to Lost (Group)

Twitter: Zap2it

LinkedIn: Zap2it.com, Tribune Media Services (Company)

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