Summer Television May 28, 2013


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Extreme Weight Loss – ABC 8/7c. Season 3 premiere. The biggest loser but one on one. The show is exactly what the title says. One mentor goes to someone that is overweight and they work together for 90 days to loose a bunch of weight.

Family S.O.S With Jo Frost – TLC 9/8c. Series Premiere. Jo Frost, known  as Supernanny, is back helping families that are in crisis and need help bringing harmony back to their homes. No longer just helping correct the “naughty toddler” phase, Jo sharing her respected advice as she helps families of all sizes and structures. From rebellious teenagers causing conflict to bullying at school to battling parents on the edge of divorce.

The Haves and the Have Nots – OWN 9/8c. Series Premiere. The show follows the complicated dynamic between the rich and powerful Cryer family and the hired help who work in their opulent mansion set in Savannah, Georgia. From the outside, the Cryer’s are the enviable face of success and wealth, but behind the veil, the family’s dysfunction threatens to destroy their world of privilege.

Brooklyn D.A – CBS 10/9c. Docu-series Premiere. The show looks at the men and women in one of the largest district attorney’s offices in the country; Kings County District Attorney’s Office as they juggle more than 1,000 cases a week. These hard-charging prosecutors have larger-than-life personalities both inside the courtroom and out.

Summer Television May 27, 2013


45c4e-summer2btvHappy Memorial Day!!!! Hope everyone is having an amazing day. With all the barbecues and poolside activity happening today, some might not be thinking about what’s on television tonight but a couple of premieres are happening tonight.

The Bachelorette – ABC 8/7c. Season 9 premiere. You all know the premise. One of the ladies that was dumped on The Bachelor gets chosen to be the new bachelorette. She then is given 25 suitors looking for “love” to choose from. I really don’t know why this show is still on. There have been maybe 3 relationships that have lasted out of all the seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette. It is a little fun to watch these people act ridiculous on television. Continue reading Summer Television May 27, 2013

Memorial Weekend Marathons


It’s Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer. Most of us will be out soaking up the sun and partaking in many libations. But for those that have nothing to do or are just too lazy to leave their homes there are a ton of marathons to watch.  Entertainment Weekly has a list of all the marathons for the weekend. Some highlights are Adventure Time on Cartoon Network, Sex & The City, on Style Network and James Bond movies on G4.

Summer Television Sunday May 26 2013


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Arrested Development – NetFlix – This show returns 7 years after being cancelled by FOX and becoming a cult favorite. For season 4, each new episode is written from one character’s point-of-view. All 15 episodes will take place within the same timeframe, each episode will focus on one character. Catch up with the Bluth family today when all 15 episodes are put on Netflix Instant Watch.

Behind The Candlelabra – HBO 9/8c – Starring Michael Douglas (Wall Street, Solitary Man), Matt Damon (The Bourne Series, We Bought A Zoo). The movie is a behind-the-scenes look at the relationship between entertainer Liberace and Scott Thorson, his younger live-in lover.

Summer Television: Thursday May 23, 2013


Save Me – NBC 8/7c. Starring Anne Heche (Six Days, Seven Nights; Hung) as a woman who was quite a mess of a person but then has a near death experience and can now talk directly to God. She now spreads the word of God around to people but no one believes her because she was so horrible before.

Does Someone Have To Go? – FOX 9/8c – A reality series that gives employees a voice in assessing how their company is functioning, inviting them to make recommendations on how best to solve their issues in order to make their company better and giving them the power to determine the fates of their fellow staffers. But when the owners leave their companies in the hands of their employees, those workers quickly learn that solving personnel issues isn’t as easy as it looks.

Four Weddings – TLC 9/8c – Reality show where four brides with their own personal styles and traditions agree to attend and judge each other’s weddings on the basis of food, dress, venue, originality, and overall experience. The winning bride is awarded a five-star dream honeymoon.

Motives – ABC 9/8c – I talked about this show on in my last summer television post. I don’t get why they are calling this the premiere when it happened on Monday. Monday’s episode didn’t really get many viewers. I don’t think it’s going to make it through the summer.

Rookie Blue – ABC 10/9c. A group of young and ambitious rookie cops continue to navigate the emotional trials and tribulations of their professional and personal lives. After three years on the job, these rookies are well on their way to becoming experienced officers, but at what cost?

Trailers Galore: The Wolverine


A new trailer for the movie The Wolverine came out this week and it’s all kinds of wonderful and by wonderful I mean lots of brooding shirtless Hugh Jackman scenes. God that man is beautiful. Oh yeah the action looks pretty awesome too. See for yourself.

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013.

Summer Television Monday May 20, 2013


Most of your favorite shows are done for the season. Only a couple are airing their finales this week (Hawaii Five-O, Grimm, Dancing With The Stars, Modern Family, Nashville, etc). Summer TV begins this week. Some of it burnoffs that will never be heard again and others are great summer favorites that fill the void from fall television. Here is what’s on tonight.

Goodwin Games – FOX 8:30/7:30c. The show stars Scott Foley (Scandal, Felicity), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), and T.J Miller (Chelsea Lately, Our Idiot Brother) as three estranged siblings who return home after the loss of their beloved father and unexpectedly find themselves poised to inherit more than $20 million only if they can adhere to their late father’s wishes.

Motives – ABC 10/9c. They keep saying on the promo that this starts on Thursday but they are airing the first episode today. Soo random. The show stars Kristin Lehman (The Killing, Judging Amy), Louis Ferreira (SGU Stargate Universe, Rookie Blue) and Lauren Holly (NCIS, Chicago Hope). The show is about two homicide detectives looking for clues that will lead them to a murderer. But the twist on the typical police procedural is they identify the killer and victim at the beginning of each episode. As the mystery unfolds, winding between revealing flashbacks and present time, viewers will navigate the twisted and complicated maze of each murder, solving the puzzle alongside the detectives and their team; piecing together more of the mysterious connections that drove the Killer to commit murder. I thought already did this show and it was called Law & Order: Criminal Intent

I will have a full calendar of all the summer premiere dates later on this week. Until then happy Monday.

FOX New Series Trailers


Here are a couple of teaser trailers of some of FOX’s new series coming next fall. Their new slate looks pretty good. Which of these make it to May 2014? Any guesses?

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Starring Andy Sandberg (Saturday Night Live), André Braugher (Men of A Certain Age, Last Resort), Terry Crews (White Chicks, Expendables), and Melissa Fumero (CSI:NY). The show is a workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective gets a new Captain with a lot to prove. 

André Braugher is one hard-working man. It’s a testament to his talent that he can get work so quickly. For some reason people never watch his shows. His last 2 shows (Men of A Certain Age (I still miss this show) and Last Resort) were cancelled pretty quickly. Hopefully this one sticks. From watching this trailer it looks pretty funny. I like those comedies where the straight man plays against the goofball so I’m sure I’ll like this. Brooklyn Nine-Nine will air Tuesdays at 8:30/7:30c. Continue reading FOX New Series Trailers

CW 2013 Upfronts


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The CW held their upfront presentation this morning and released their 2013 – 2014 schedule. They moved some returning shows around and have put together some themed nights. Mondays will be romance themed with Hart of Dixie and Beauty And The Beast and Fridays with be fashion focused with The Carrie Diaries and America’s Next Top Model (Why is this show still on?). The network picked up 6 new series: The Originals, The Tomorrow People, The 100, Reign, Famous In 12, and Star-Crossed. Nikita was renewed for a fourth and final 6 episode season. It hasn’t been scheduled yet but it will probably come sometime in January. Here is the new schedule. Continue reading CW 2013 Upfronts

CBS 2013 Upfronts


CBS is the number one network and because of that fact they do not have much that needs changing. Their approach to their 2013-2014 schedule is if it ain’t broke don’t fix it one. With that there weren’t very many changes made to the schedule. They extended their Thursday night comedy to 2 hours and they have taken a page out of cable’s playbook and are doing short series runs on Monday nights with two new series having short 15 episode seasons. One will air in the fall and the other during the mid-season. The new series coming next year are We Are Men, Mom, The Millers, Reckless, The Crazy Ones, Hostages, Intelligence and Friends With Better Lives. Check out the schedule below.

New shows are in bold and all times are EST/PST

MONDAY

8:00-8:30 PM  HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

8:30-9:00 PM  WE ARE MEN

9:00-9:30 PM  2 BROKE GIRLS

9:30-10:00 PM  MOM

10:00-11:00 PM  HOSTAGES/INTELLIGENCE (Mid-Season)

TUESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM   NCIS

9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES

10:00-11:00 PM PERSON OF INTEREST (New Day and Time)

WEDNESDAY

8:00-9:00 PM     SURVIVOR

9:00-10:00 PM   CRIMINAL MINDS

10:00-11:00 PM  CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION

THURSDAY

8:00-8:30 PM    THE BIG BANG THEORY

8:30-9:00 PM    THE MILLERS

9:00-9:30 PM    THE CRAZY ONES

9:30-10:00 PM  TWO AND A HALF MEN (New Time)

10:00-11:00 PM  ELEMENTARY

FRIDAY

8:00-9:00 PM      UNDERCOVER BOSS

9:00-10:00 PM    HAWAII FIVE-0 (New Day and Time)

10:00-11:00 PM  BLUE BLOODS

SATURDAY

8:00-8:30 PM      COMEDYTIME SATURDAY

8:30-9:00 PM      COMEDYTIME SATURDAY

9:00-10:00 PM    CRIMETIME SATURDAY

10:00-11:00 PM   48 HOURS

SUNDAY

7:00-8:00 PM       60 MINUTES

8:00-9:00 PM       THE AMAZING RACE

9:00-10:00 PM     THE GOOD WIFE

10:00-11:00 PM   THE MENTALIST