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June 29, 2012 | By Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 1 - 7 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   SERIES My Cat From Hell:  Two feuding felines threaten a couple's impending honeymoon in the season premiere (8 p.m. Animal Planet). The season premiere of "Bad Dog!" follows at 9 p.m. The Graham Norton Show:   Will.i.am; Greg Davies; Miriam Margolyes are guests on the comedy/variety show and Adam Lambert performs (8 p.m. BBC America)
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April 8, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
The director and some cast members of "Sharknado 2: The Second One" appeared on stage in a Pasadena hotel on Tuesday to preview the upcoming airborne shark sequel and touched on a very serious topic: climate change. Whoever could have predicted that Ian Ziering taking on flying sharks with a chain saw would give Al Gore a run for his cinematic money? Costar Judah Friedlander, the guy who always wore trucker caps on "30 Rock," plays a childhood friend of Ziering's character and proclaimed the film about a weather phenomenon involving flying sharks "the most important ever made about climate change.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Next week, SyFy has plans to premiere its latest TV movie, and the title really says it all: "Sharknado. " In case that title wasn't clear enough, here's a bit of an explanation: sharks. In a tornado. Attacking people on the streets of Los Angeles. It's a tornado of sharks! A ... sharknado! In case this premise needed to become any more enticing to lure viewers, the film stars Tara Reid and "Beverly Hills 90210" star-turned-Las Vegas Chippendales dancer Ian Ziering. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Not sold yet?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski and Yvonne Villarreal
In Syfy's reality competition "Opposite Worlds," Twitter put unprecedented power in the hands of viewers, supplying them with the ability to reward popular contestants with a luxurious spa day while punishing others with a less savory task: cleaning human excrement. The little blue birdie has fluttered into the writers room on Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," inspiring one episode to address viewers' dismay, voiced loudly on Twitter, over the central character's Revolutionary War era attire.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
It may not be a good day for Jamie Foxx's movie "Django Unchained" in China . But, hey, at least the actor is getting some love from Syfy. The network announced Thursday that the actor will be executive-producing, writing and directing a five-episode horror anthology for them. The untitled series, produced through the actor's Foxxhole Productions, will roll out this year as part of Syfy's 31 Days of Halloween this October. The episodes will consist of morality tales, according to the release, in the vein of "Tales from the Crypt" and "The Twilight Zone.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
On Friday, the world - or at least the Internet - was still reeling in the wake of “Sharknado,” the cheesy Syfy original movie that everyone, or at least it seemed online, was watching Thursday night. Though its ratings were relatively modest, even for cable, it was nothing less than a phenomenon on Twitter, where it racked up mentions at a rate appraching the infamous Red Wedding episode of "Game of Thrones. " But the HBO hit at least benefited from a huge built-in audience of fans, the anticipation of fans who'd read the books and knew what was in store, and the spectacularly violent events it portrayed.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Syfy is wading back into "Sharknado" infested waters. The cable channel's surprise viral sensation is getting a sequel -- or prequel -- to debut in 2014. "Sharknado," starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, is the latest low-budget science fiction thriller to debut on Syfy, which has been host to such films as "Sharktopus" and "Malibu Shark Attack. " But somehow, the film's absurd premise, about a tornado picking sharks up from the ocean and spinning them above the streets of Los Angeles, bringing serrated death from the skies, caught on with social media.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Ed Stockly
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SERIES The Biggest Loser The contestants train at the Utah Olympic Park, and athletes, including speed skater Apolo Ohno and hurdler Lolo Jones, share stories in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC American Experience: 1964 Prominent figures, inlcuding President Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Barry Goldwater and Betty Friedman, start to turn the United States onto a new course during a pivotal year.
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January 10, 2014
'Helix' Where: Syfy When: 10 p.m. Friday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
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January 10, 2014 | By Matt Cooper
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 12 - 18, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     SUNDAY The dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to co-host "The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. " 5 p.m. NBC Comic Book Guy meets a woman and seeks Homer's advice on "The Simpsons," and speaking of fantasy, "The Family Guy" offers reinterpretations of classic fairy tales.
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January 10, 2014 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Helix," which begins Friday on Syfy, arrives under the flag of executive producer Ronald D. Moore, the re-creator of "Battlestar Galactica. " It's a step back for the network toward Moore's dark and deep drama from the semi-comical fantasies, C-movies and fairy-tale variations that have defined its slate of late; that is to say, it's a step forward. And if it doesn't match "Battlestar" for ambition or poetry or sparkling dialogue - to judge by the three hours available for review - it's well-made, solidly scary and disturbing all the same.
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November 28, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Ghost Ghirls" (Yahoo Screen, always) . Executive producer Jack Black is the muscle attached to this light and delightful Web comedy , created by Amanda Lund, Maria Blasucci and Jeremy Konner (from "Drunk History"), about a pair of scattered, self-involved, childish, competitive ghost hunters/whisperers/busters -- best friends since childhood, when they shared a "lemonade and talk to your dead relatives" stand. Lund, as Heidi, is the more glamorous one; Blasucci, as Angelica, the less glamorous one. ("You're being so dramatic," Heidi tells Angelica at one point, "which makes me very upset because normally I'm the one who's dramatic.
BUSINESS
October 1, 2013 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO - By all rights, Twitter should be wildly popular with mainstream America. World leaders, the pope, even Justin Bieber post updates there. It tells us what's culturally relevant at any given moment, be it Beyonce's performance at the Super Bowl and the blackout in the New Orleans Superdome or Syfy channel's campy made-for-TV movie "Sharknado" about a tornado teeming with sharks. But Twitter doesn't have nearly the following most people think it has. Twitter will reveal for the first time in a year how many users it has when it makes public its stealth filing for an initial public offering as soon as this week.
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