December 7, 2011 |
First it was artificially tanned, party-crazed Italian Americans. Now it's mud-racing, squirrel-hunting Appalachians. MTV is again at odds with state film officials who refuse to subsidize the network's latest reality TV show with tax credits. West Virginia film officials have cited MTV's unflattering depiction of state culture in "Buck Wild. " The show, scheduled to start filming next spring in Charleston and Sissonville, follows a group of recent high school graduates living in rural West Virginia as they participate in homegrown activities such as mud-racing.
January 6, 2011
The Early Show Gwyneth Paltrow. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Tim McGraw; the "Jersey Shore" cast; Lisa Lillien. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Roseanne Barr; Ronnie, Pauly D and Vinny ("Jersey Shore"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld ("True Grit"). 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Two teams compete in a 17-day diet challenge. (N)
December 28, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Dec. 30, 2012 - Jan. 5, 2012 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY They deliver: The veddy British period drama about midwifery in working-class 1950s London returns with a special holiday episode titled … wait for it … the "Call the Midwife Holiday Special. " Jessica Raine and Jenny Agutter star. (KOCE, 7:30 p.m.) MONDAY Auld acquaintance: The late music-and-television impresario who went out into the cold in Times Square so you didn't have to, above, is remembered in "New Year's Rockin' Eve Celebrates Dick Clark," followed by the two annual specials that still bear his name.
September 16, 2013 |
Several people reportedly were wounded Monday morning in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. A release from the U.S. Navy at 8:20 a.m. EDT reported an active gunman inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building. A tweet from the official Navy account about half an hour later said a "still active shooter" was at large. According to CNN, several people had been injured. Meanwhile, District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray tweeted, asking people to "stay clear of the Washington Navy Yard.
July 31, 2011
SUNDAY Cue the cello: It's a "Great White Invasion" and then "Jaws Comes Home" as Discovery Channel launches its annual "Shark Week. " And watch for "SNL's" Andy Samberg when he visits a "Shark City" off the coast of the Bahamas. (9 and 10 p.m.; 9 p.m. Thu.) We already miss the sadly canceled series "The Chicago Code. " But maybe we can make do with "Against the Wall," a new police drama that also takes place in the Windy City. Rachael Carpani, Treat Williams and Kathy Baker star.
July 24, 2013 |
Snooki and JWoww, a.k.a. Nicole Polizzi and Jenni Farley, seem to have upset the residents of the Pelican Island community in New Jersey. More than 40 residents of the neighborhood met at a property owner association meeting to protest the filming of the "Jersey Shore" spinoff series "Snooki & JWoww" because they do not want to thwart rebuilding efforts following the destruction of Superstorm Sandy, NJ.com reports . The neighborhood sits...
January 6, 2011
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Leonard has an idea for a smartphone application, but it causes friction in his friendship with Sheldon in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). Wipeout: Contestants tackle an extreme obstacle course in the "winterized" edition of the competition series (8 p.m. ABC). 30 Rock: Jack (Alec Baldwin) tries to influence a congressional election to help a candidate (John Slattery) whose victory would benefit the network in this new episode (8:30 p.m. NBC)
November 6, 2012
Re "Where the shore used to be," Nov. 4 The decade from 2001 to 2010 holds the record for the most Category 5 Atlantic hurricanes: eight. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans and severely damaged other cities on the Gulf Coast. Now we have Sandy, which has caused tens of billions of dollars in damage in New York and New Jersey. Will this decade break the previous record? How many more hurricanes and tornadoes must occur before the governments of the world admit that "we have met the enemy, and he is us," as Pogo famously proclaimed?