January 14, 2013 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 13 - 19, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Raising Hope: Jimmy (Lucas Neff) participates in medical experiments to raise money to buy an pawn shop's engagement ring for Sabrina (Shannon Woodward) in a new episode of the comedy (8 p.m. Fox). Pioneers of Television: Phyllis Diller - in her final interview and Joan Rivers, are interviewed in this look back at the funniest women in TV history.
June 25, 2013 |
Starz has given the greenlight to "Outlander," a new series set in 18th century Scotland and based on the bestselling series of books by Diana Gabaldon. The series follows Claire Randall, a 20th century doctor who travels in time back to Scotland in the 1740s where she is forced to marry a young Scottish warrior. The seven-book series has been described as a mix of romance, adventure, history and science fiction. The TV adaptation is being overseen by writer and executive producer Ronald D. Moore, best known for his work reinvigorating "Battlestar Galactica" on SyFy.
July 9, 2010 |
"Haven," a new series premiering Friday on Syfy, is like the Syfy series "Eureka" in that it concerns a small piney town populated by the abnormally gifted. And it is like the Syfy series "Warehouse 13" in that it is like "The X-Files," setting two good-looking officers of the law — male and female, local cop and federal agent — against otherworldly phenomena. She is open to the supernatural; he has a condition that makes it impossible for him to feel pain. She's an orphan, he has father issues.
July 12, 2013 |
"Sharknado. " It's on everyone's lips and Twitter feeds. "Sharknado. " The drive-in-quality TV movie starring Ian Ziering and Tara Reid aired on Syfy on Thursday night and somehow, miraculously, it managed to capture the national zeitgeist. Hollywood was a-Twitter about it. RELATED: 'Sharknado' creates a social media storm But anyone arriving late to the "Sharknado" party may be surprised/shocked/appalled to learn that the film, about a tornado of sharks terrorizing the citizens of Los Angeles, doesn't represent Syfy's first dive into these waters.
December 7, 2009
SERIES Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: When a boy is set on fire, detectives Stabler and Munch (Christopher Meloni, Richard Belzer) end up at a private school, where their student escort (Jesse McCartney) introduces them to a chastity circle. Dann Florek co-stars (8 p.m. NBC). Accidentally on Purpose: Scheduling issues force Billie and Zack (Jenna Elfman, Jon Foster) to take parenting classes separately, she attends with her sister Abby and her friend (Lennon Parham, Ashley Jensen)
January 24, 2010 |
As the location scouts for Syfy's new series "Caprica," Anand Kanna and Scott Firth are charged with an unusual task: to imagine Vancouver, Canada, as the Earth-like planet attacked in the 2003 pilot miniseries of "Battlestar Galactica." "Vancouver is a very modern city -- lots of sea-foam glass and steel and high-rises," Firth said. "And that's the scope of what the planet Caprica is. It's a forward-thinking society and very modern." Before Kanna and Firth were scouring the streets of Vancouver for traces of a mythological planet, Firth was working as a real estate property administrator when he moved to Vancouver from his hometown of Toronto in 1997.
January 5, 2010 |
Vampires may be getting all the glory these days, but when it comes to day-in, day-out spooky family entertainment, it's hard to beat ghosts. The popularity of ghost and paranormal stories are nothing new -- from the King's ghost in Shakespeare's "Hamlet" to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to the phenomenal box office last fall for "Paranormal Activity." But it's on the small screen that ghosts are most alive -- a staple of the medium, so to speak. The first two hours of CBS' Friday night lineup are devoted to "Ghost Whisperer," now in its fifth season, and "Medium," which joined the network last fall after five seasons on NBC. Both dramatic series revolve around women who can see dead people.