TV & Media

  1. Tampa native Josh Murray pays off in 'Bachelorette' fantasy league

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    I check my fantasy league scores every Monday.

    Last week, Bachelorette Andi visited Tampa with Murray. She was impressed enough to give him a rose. 
  2. Top TV week of July 14: '24: Live Another Day', 'Under the Dome', 'The Divide'

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    MONDAY

    SERIES FINALE 24: Live Another Day, 9 p.m., Fox

    Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer in ‘24:  LIVE ANOTHER DAY’.
  3. Review: FX's new vampire horror series 'The Strain' could use more bite

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    FX's new horror series The Strain wears its heart on its sleeve. Sure, that heart may be a decades-old blood-slurping organ floating in a grimy jar, but it still beats. And it makes The Strain surprisingly sappy.

    Cory Stoll plays CDC chief medical officer Ephraim Goodweather, researching a vampiric parasite epidemic, in FX’s The Strain.
  4. Top TV week of July 7: 'The Strain', 'MasterChef', 'Extant', 'Welcome to Sweden'

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    MONDAY

    MasterChef, 8 p.m., Fox

    Not only is St. Pete native Francis Biondi still in this cooking competition, now down to 15 contestants, he's consistently one of the best performers. Let's hope tonight's partner cooking doesn't trip him up.

     

    24: Live Another Day, 9 …

    Halle Berry as a female astronaut trying to reconnect with her family in 'Extant'.
  5. The rise of the nerd prankster

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    We are all on Candid Camera now — or at least it can seem like it. Prank comedy is everywhere, from Jimmy Kimmel's many hoaxes to joke Twitter accounts and online stunts that go viral. Yet overkill won't end this comedic genre. The appeal of pranks is so ingrained that smart comics will always find a new …

    Nathan Fielder with one of his pranks: a Dumb Starbucks store.
  6. What we love about reality TV: screwups

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    Watch enough reality television, and one conclusion is inescapable: We can't do anything right. Run a restaurant. Operate a bar. Manage a hotel.

    On Botched, plastic surgery is fixed.
  7. General manager fired from WMNF-FM 88.5

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    Sydney White has been fired as general manager of WMNF-FM 88.5 after two years on the job.

  8. St. Petersburg teen rises on ABC's 'Rising Star' singing competition

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    A St. Petersburg teenager wowed the judges and the audience on the opening night of Sunday's Rising Star, earning the highest score of the night in the ABC singing competition. Macy Mashburn, who goes by the stage name Macy Kate, was a "surprise" last-minute contestant plucked from the audience, which raised some …

    St. Petersburg teen Macy Kate appeared on the premiere of ABC's "Rising Star" on Sunday.
  9. Summer TV: 12 series worth checking out

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    Doctors warn against getting too much sun. Fortunately, there's lots of cool TV ahead to keep us out of harm's way. Here are a dozen scripted series that will keep us safe inside this summer, basking in the glow of our favorite screen.

    Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in Outlander: A very odd love tale.
  10. Let's hope this is our last glimpse of Kate

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    It's been a while since the Gosselins — the infamous Kate and Jon, plus their twins and sextuplets — were on TV. Wondering how they were doing? No? TLC wants to inform you anyway.

    Kate Gosselin with her kids: TLC’s two-part special concludes on Thursday.