September 27, 2013 |
Before the fourth season of "Duck Dynasty" debuted, the buzz surrounded the addition of the previously unseen, clean-shaven Robertson brother, Alan. But it looks like no hygiene is the way to go. At least that seems to be part of the mystique of Uncle Si, the grungy, bearded elder family member who looks as though he's becoming the show's breakout star. Signs of Uncle Si's ascendent stardom are everywhere, including his recently published book, "Si-Cology: Tales and Wisdom From Duck Dynasty's Favorite Uncle," which USA Today singled out as one of the best fall books.
September 15, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Sesame Street The educational kids show returns for a new season. 7 a.m. KVCR;10 a.m. KOCE; Noon KVCR Dancing With the Stars In the new season of the unscripted competition series, the twice-weekly one-hour airings will be replaced by a single two-hour episode combining the competition and results.
September 3, 2013 |
Fans of the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars" took to Twitter in droves to discuss the summer finale, making the drama the most-tweeted-about TV show of the week, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide. Viewers sent nearly 1.9 million tweets, as they turned to social media to mull plot developments, including a discovery that proves everything they thought they knew about the mysterious character "A" and the "A" Team might be wrong. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll According to the network, the episode generated more than 10,000 tweets a minute from about 637,000 contributors, peaking with 70,000 tweets in the show's final minute.
August 22, 2013 |
Reality TV is experiencing something of a "Mad Men" moment, with bandannas and iced tea in place of fedoras and highballs. Last week, the Season 4 premiere of "Duck Dynasty" drew nearly 12 million viewers, making A&E's celebration of backwoods Alabama the No. 1 "nonfiction" show on cable and the No. 1 show of the week. Suddenly people who wouldn't know a Louisiana cedar if their Prius ran into it were chattering about the Robertsons, an extended clan of duck-call magnates who have been entertaining an increasing percentage of the population with their family-centric, redneck 'n' proud high jinks.
August 21, 2013 |
Ever since "Three Men and a Baby" hit the big screen in 1987, scripted shows have been exploring the hilarious aspects of bumbling men as primary caregivers. What seemed fresh, perhaps, when "Full House" debuted, now has very mixed results - though ABC Family's lame to middling "Baby Daddy" was recently given a third season, NBC's higher profile "Guys With Kids" was swiftly canceled and I don't even want to talk about what happened to "Up All Night. " Actually I do, because what happened to "Up All Night" offers a primer into the whole "perils of parenting" genre of television into which A&E's new reality show "Modern Dads" enters Wednesday.
August 19, 2013 |
Fans of Ed Schultz and his "Ed Show" have reason to cheer. The burly newsman is coming back to MSNBC's weeknight schedule after spending most of the last four months on a weekend-only program. Schultz's new time slot, 5 p.m., will replace one of two nightly airings of "Hardball" with Chris Matthews. Matthews' show will continue to air in its second time slot, at 7 p.m. on weeknights. The move is good news for fans of the outspoken Schultz. Though his show had been a weeknight program since it debuted on MSNBC in 2009, in May it began airing on Saturdays.