June 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 17 - 23 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies SERIES Inside Men: This four-part series tells the story of employees of a cash security depot who execute a multimillion-pound cash heist. Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters and Warren Brown star as the amateur crooks (7 and 10 p.m. BBC America)
May 5, 2012
'Treasure Island' Where: Syfy When: Parts 1 and 2: 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday Rating: TV-14-LV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with advisories for coarse language and violence)
April 22, 2012
SUNDAY From the animated antics of "The Simpsons" to the ratings powerhouse that is "American Idol," a once-upstart network and some of its stars, past and present, will celebrate a quarter-century of TV goodness in "Fox's 25th Anniversary Special. " (Fox, 8 p.m.) She debunked the so-called "Seinfeld" curse with her hit series "The New Adventures of Old Christine," so we've no doubt that Julia Louis-Dreyfus will have us laughing with her — as well as at her — in her new D.C.-set sitcom "Veep.
December 3, 2011 |
It's become something of a holiday tradition — every couple of years, Syfy turns out a star-studded prequel to a beloved children's story — "Tin Man" in 2007, "Alice " in 2009. This time, it's J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan" that goes through the mirror darkly in "Neverland," a cleverly conceived, at times visually lovely, but criminally long imagining of how Peter became Pan. It's difficult to imagine a more oft-told tale than "Peter Pan," which, in recent memory has been made into two live action films ("Hook," "Peter Pan")
August 13, 2011
SERIES Flipping Dixie: Howie Mandel produces this home-flipping show that follows Alabama's Robert Lee who takes homes in horrendous condition, makes them over and sells them for a nice profit (in this real estate market?) (Noon A&E). Friday Night Dinner: Dinner is ruined when Martin (Paul Ritter) drops the casserole and an argument about the new curtains spirals out of control in a new episode of this dysfunctional family comedy (8:30 p.m. BBC America). MOVIES The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance: An idealistic young lawyer (James Stewart)
July 11, 2011 |
I don't know about anyone else, but they had me at David Strathairn. "Alphas," Syfy's new drama about ordinary people with extraordinary powers who come together to fight crime, is a fresh take on an old premise, a sit-up-and-take-notice show that, while not the fanboy catnip "Battlestar Galactica" once was, should bring many more eyeballs to the struggling network. It was no slam-dunk, especially in the wake of the failure of "Heroes" and last season's dud "No Ordinary Family.
June 20, 2011 |
Miniseries have had it good for some time because, when done right, they offer a unique TV experience: Big-name casts, often lush period sets and the time to flesh out the characters and story — showpieces that radiate a grand promise of what TV can strive to be. And they can cause Emmy voters to swoon. Yet hardly anyone wants to make them anymore. "They don't repeat well, and the money put into them doesn't match the return; it's just not a very good economic model," says Tim Brooks, former network executive for Lifetime, NBC and USA. So when the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced in February that it would fold the miniseries and made-for-television movie categories together, network programmers were far from surprised.