August 28, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES So You Think You Can Dance: The top eight dancers perform with all-star partners and Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins the judges in this new episode (8 p.m. Fox). Melissa & Joey: Anya Monzikova, Joey Lawrence, Melissa Joan Hart, Nick Robinson and Taylor Spreitler star in a season finale filled with surprises and twists (8 p.m. ABC Family)
July 3, 2012 |
Andy Griffith may no longer be with us, but his passing is providing an opportunity for cable TV to bring back some of his most beloved work. TV Land plans to air marathons of "The Andy Andy Griffith Show" on Wednesday, July 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET/PT and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT. That's 46 of the 249 episodes of "The Andy Griffith Show. " Meanwhile, Me-TV plans to honor Griffith's less well known TV guest spots with episodes of"Hawaii Five-O,""Mod Squad," "Gomer Pyle" and the "Make Room For Daddy" ep that featured Griffith as a guest star.
June 20, 2012
'The Soul Man' Where: TV Land When: 10 p.m. Wednesday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
June 19, 2012 |
Like "Hot in Cleveland,"the show from whence it sprung, TV Land's new comedy "The Soul Man" is positioning itself to be retro-cool - a backlash against the high-concept, sardonic and/or emotionally strung-out comedies that have become so ubiquitous that "Nurse Jackie" is considered, technically, funny. Instead of three middle-aged women finding peace and occasionally wisdom once they abandon L.A. for Cleveland, "The Soul Man" sends former R&B star Boyce "The Voice"Ballentine (Cedric the Entertainer)
February 1, 2012
SERIES Whitney: John Cleese — who did a memorable guest turn as a marriage counselor on "Cheers" — guest stars as a couples therapist in this new episode with Whitney Cummings and Chris D'Elia (8 p.m. NBC). Remodeled: After things don't go as planned at Fashion Week, the Network helps Annelise pursue a major clothing campaign in this new episode (9 p.m. KTLA). Nova: In the new episode "Ice Age Death Trap" archaeologists uncover preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons and other giant extinct beasts (9 p.m. KOCE)
January 29, 2012
SUNDAY Make sure to watch the "18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards" — because if there were no actors, most movies and TV shows would be little more than 30 to 120 minutes of sets and scenery, and maybe a little music. (TBS, 5 p.m.; TNT, 5 and 7 p.m.) For a pastime famously dubbed "the sport of kings," horse racing certainly attracts its share of lowlifes, and Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman plays one of them in "Luck," a gritty new drama from Michael Mann and "Deadwood's" David Milch.
November 30, 2011 |
TV Land, oh, TV Land. I feel I understand what you are after with your neoclassical original sitcoms. You want to make new shows in an old way, with people who were there in the old days, for people who remember them (the ways, the days, the people). I like the fact that you make room for middle-aged and aged artists the bigger networks often treat as toxic, but I wish I liked your series as much in their practice as in their theory. Even in theory, however, this is not a recipe for freshness.