March 16, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY The route remains roughly the same - from Dodger Stadium to Downtown, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood, West Los Angeles and Santa Monica - at the annual running of "The L.A. Marathon....
March 14, 2013 |
The big screen's most formidable mama's boy is coming to TV. Norman Bates, the deranged character of "Psycho" fame, is proving movie stars aren't the only ones hunkering down to the small screen - some of cinema's fictional personas are also making the move. "Bates Motel" is a sort-of prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 standard set to roll out Monday on A&E. The new series, from Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Kerry Ehrin ("Friday Night Lights"), tracks the notorious psychopath during his adolescent years in the present day. (Cue the violin screeches.)
March 9, 2013 |
"Duck Dynasty" star Jase Robertson was scanning the lunch menu when something caught his eye. "Look, they have duck!" the bushy-faced Robertson announced to his family members sitting near him, including his wife, Missy, and his brother Willie, his "boss" and chief executive of Duck Commander, the thriving Louisiana bayou company and family-run duck-call manufacturers. Pausing a moment, he said, "I think I'll pass. They probably don't make it like they do at home. " FOR THE RECORD: "Duck Dynasty": A March 10 article about the Robertson family, the stars of the cable show "Duck Dynasty" on A&E, said that family patriarch Phil Robertson played quarterback ahead of football star Terry Bradshaw at Louisiana State University.
February 28, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Take that, Morrissey. The Season 3 premiere of "Duck Dynasty," A&E's reality-comedy series about an offbeat Louisiana bayou family that runs a successful duck-calling business, scored 8.6 million viewers, making it the top-rated broadcast in the cable network's history. The back-to-back episodes airing Wednesday made "Duck Dynasty" the top-rated nonfiction series on cable this year. "Duck Dynasty" centers on the Robertson family, where the adult men all have very heavy beards and personalities that frequently clash with comic results.
December 11, 2012 |
Yuuup! "Storage Wars" star Dave Hester is suing A&E, claiming its hit reality show is a fake. Hester - whose aggressive bidding call "yuuup!" has become a catch-phrase emblazoned on T-shirts -- filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday, claiming that he was fired after he complained that producers were planting exotic and expensive items to pump up drama on the show. "Storage Wars," which premiered in 2010, features Hester and other bidders competing over abandoned storage lockers in public auctions.
December 7, 2012 |
"Duck Dynasty" is nothing to quack at. The finale of the A&E reality show about a Louisiana bayou family that has established a sporting empire by fabricating fancy duck calls and decoys out of salvaged swamp wood was the highest-rated telecast in the cable network's history, drawing 6.5 million viewers. The hour-long episode also shattered A&E's audience records among several demographic groups, including adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and adults 18-34. "'Duck Dynasty' represent the best of A&E's unique brand of storytelling, showcasing authentic and engaging characters," said Bob DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E Network.