How contrived that Modern Family would end its season finale with the tried-and-true sitcom trope: a wedding.
There is a tried-and-true formula to courting Oscar, of course.
My tried-and-true nightly consumption has been old episodes of Murder, She Wrote and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
As any tried-and-true creative force, Schnabel kept producing.
As Lindsay Lohan is learning, the comeback trail is marked with three tried-and-true steps.
Every political campaign relies on visual shorthand and tried-and-true symbolism to help communicate its message.