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Tanaria said on May 27th, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Pretty sure you’ve got a Typo there Chris, unless PVR is some sort of strange Canadian initialism for DVR?

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Crossbones is a pirate show that stars John Malkovich as Blackbeard, and you’re probably already programming your PVR now. (Global, 10 p.m.)

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Rogers/Shaw, the largest cable company in Canada, calls their DVRs “PVRs” (“personal video recorders”) so it’s a term that went generic up here.

We also have milk in bags.

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Thornae said on May 27th, 2014 at 4:41 pm

PVR == Personal Video Recorder, or Programmable Video Recorder.

Perfectly valid usage, and a more recognisable abbreviation than DVR in some regions (and companies – try searching for “Hauppauge DVR”).

IOW, option B: “some sort of strange Canadian initialism for DVR”.

ETA: 5 minutes too slow.

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The publicity photo for Doctors who are doctors at night shows the protagonist riding a motorcycle inside a hallway so I can only assume this is a ripoff of Awesome Hospital.

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PanthyrLee said on May 27th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

I assumed he meant “Pirate Video Recorder”, given the context and arrrrrr! … I mean all.

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Undateable is a show about a bunch of sorta-losers who are bad at dating and a guy played by Chris D’Elia (who was the best thing about Whitney), who decides to try and help them out. We can’t help but think that timing-wise, with the recent Santa Barbara shooting stirring up a (well-deserved) storm of controversy over the pickup artist community, this can’t be the best time for this show—however well-intentioned it might be—to debut. (NBC, 9 p.m.)

I’d agree that this is a particularly bad time for a show with this concept, but I’m having a hard time thinking of a good time for it.

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