When Gainesville business owner Byron Young faces the tough panel of entrepreneurs on ABC's Shark Tank tonight, he'll have Tampa firm Marketing in Color to thank for his moment in the reality TV spotlight. The firm's founders, Cheryl and John Parrish, were fans of the show and pushed a skeptical Young, who patented a beanbag chair that converts into a bed called CordaRoys, to attend an Orlando audition, coaching him to develop his pitch. See the results when the show airs at 9 tonight on WFTS-Ch. 28; curious fans can join Marketing in Color at a screening party at 8 tonight at Beef O'Brady's, 2819 South MacDill Ave., Tampa. — Eric Deggans, Times TV/Media Critic
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Gainesville man will be on Friday's 'Shark Tank'
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Watch this weekend: Syfy’s ‘Krypton,’ Smithsonian’s ‘Epic Warrior Women,’ catch up on ‘The Americans’
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The Tampa Bay Times staff reviews Arby's new Cuban sandwich.
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Smithsonian Channel’s ‘Epic Warrior Women’ explores reality in fictional ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Black Panther’
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"I always wondered how this was going to end."Mulder's rather pointed words end this week's episode of The X-Files, which features the similarly pointed title "Nothing Lasts Forever." It's the penultimate episode of Season 11 and perhaps for the enti...
The Ripple machine will print a picture on your beer at four World of Beer locations in Tampa Bay.
The X-Files delights in keeping viewers on their toes, asking dozens of questions and only half-answering half … only to turn around a few episodes (or seasons) later and challenge those same notions. In Season 11, Episode 9, "Nothing Lasts For...