Friday, June 22, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, April 15-19

On TV this week


SERIES PREMIERE Defiance, 9 p.m., SyFy In case you aren't playing the video game tie-in, this is about humans dealing with the illegal immigration of seven alien races that ruin the planet by 2046. Wait, we may have just made the metaphorical into the literal.

Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS So now we're watching this show after seeing Melissa McCarthy on Saturday Night Live. It's not too bad.

SEASON FINALE Dallas, 10 p.m., TNT Finally, the age-old question of "Who shot J.R." has to be answered. Shockingly, it wasn't Maggie Simpson.

Revolution, 10 p.m., NBC Whenever the potential detonation of a nuclear weapon is at stake, our palms get all sweaty. We blame watching The Day After so many years ago.


SEASON PREMIERE Don't Be Tardy…, 9 p.m., Bravo Who woulda thunk Kim Zolciak's escape plan from The Real Housewives of Atlanta would have legs? Well, after she had the kid we shoulda guessed.

SEASON PREMIERE Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery Another season of watching burly men catching crabs. No, this is the Discovery Channel, not HBO.

The Central Park Five, 9 p.m., PBS Ken Burns is showing his daughter Sarah and David McMahon the ropes by recounting the wrongful 1989 rape conviction of five black and Latino teens.

SERIES PREMIERE Who Gets the Last Laugh?, 10 p.m., TBS Punk'd co-creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg help comedians think up hidden-camera pranks, then the audience gets to vote for which is the funniest. The winner gets $10,000 for charity and the satisfaction that Kutcher is making enough money to give them $10,000.


SEASON FINALE Suburgatory, 8 p.m., ABC Two episodes wrap this season, with George booting Tessa, who then moves out. As if that's a real problem. Isn't that what you wanted?

Ghost Hunters, 9 p.m., SyFy The first of six new episodes, in which TAPS heads to Shreveport, La., to see if there are ghosts there. You'd think that would be Southern Paranormal Investigators' job.

SEASON FINALE Boston's Finest, 9 p.m., TNT The best TV cops always have some criminal brother or misfit cousin or something. Jenn Penton has an addict sister, so you know that's gonna be trouble.

SEASON FINALE Southland, 10 p.m., TNT Lydia goes after John's kidnappers. John, meanwhile, would probably like to forget he was abducted.


Parks and Recreation, 9 p.m., NBC Leslie wants to get rid of some outdated Pawnee laws. The one forbidding women from serving in politics probably will cause some problems.

Chef Wanted With Anne Burrell, 10 p.m., Food A Cuban cafe is celebrating 50 years by looking for a new chef. It must be safe to say the kitchen didn't operate that way all five decades.

Men at Work, 10 p.m., TBS The boys want to impress the magazine's new editor, who no doubt will forget all of their names moments after meeting them. Then they all realize they work for a magazine and drink heavily.

The Moment, 10 p.m., USA A guy named Kyle wants to be a race driver, but is close to selling his car and giving up. Kurt gives him lessons with a racing school, in the hopes he may land a spot on a team. After one weekend of racing? Yeah, okay.


Chasing Ice, 8 p.m., NatGeo Watch this special about receding glaciers and quake in fear. Or rejoice that if you live inland a bit, you will soon own waterfront property.

Fashion Star, 8 p.m., NBC The contestants have to create an ensemble for a "big night out." It's not specified if you're going to the Oscars, or just hitting the corner bar on the way home from buying diapers at Walmart.

Tanked, 9 p.m., Animal Planet The boys create an aquarium shaped like a spaceship with fizzy soda bottles. That's plenty to make you forget all about the melting glaciers.

Vegas, 9 p.m., CBS Lena finds a dead body in a hotel room, but OMG, so what you guys? Violet has Dixon arrested! That is so much more important.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

MegaCon Tampa Bay celebrity guests include ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ stars

MegaCon Tampa Bay celebrity guests include ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ stars

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Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

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Tampa might have the worst track record when it comes to contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race.Both queens who hail from the Cigar City were eliminated right away during their seasons. Alisa Summers was the first boot on Season 4 in 2012. Then on Season ...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/21/18

Sports on TV/radio for Thursday, June 21

TODAYBaseballRed Sox at Twins1 p.m.MLBMets at Rockies (in progress)4 p.m.MLBCubs at Reds7 p.m.MLBBlue Jays at Angels10 p.m.MLBCollege baseball, World SeriesFlorida vs. Texas Tech8 p.m.ESPNUGolfPGA: Traveler’s Championship3:30 p.m.GolfHorsesRoyal Asco...
Published: 06/20/18

Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, June 20

TODAYBaseballDodgers at Cubs2 p.m.MLBMarlins at Giants3:30 p.m.FSFMariners at Yankees7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. North Carolina7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals Championship6:30 p.m.GolfHor...
Published: 06/19/18

Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 19

TODAYBaseballOrioles at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesFlorida vs. Texas2 p.m.ESPNTexas Tech vs. Arkansas7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals c...
Published: 06/18/18

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 18

TODAYBaseballYankees at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. Washington2 p.m.ESPNNorth Carolina vs. Mississippi State7 p.m.ESPN...
Published: 06/17/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, June 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Iowa 250 qualifying2:30 p.m.FS2Xfinity: Iowa 2505 p.m.FS1BaseballMarlins at Orioles1 p.m.FSFRays at Yankees2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMAstros at Royals2 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners (in progress)5 p.m.MLBCubs at Cardinals8 p.m.ESPNCollege b...
Published: 06/16/18

Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, June 16

TODAYArena FootballPhiladelphia at Albany6 p.m.CBSSNAutosTrucks: Iowa 250 qualifying4:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Iowa 2507 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles4 p.m.FSFTwins at Indians4 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners8 p.m.FoxCFLHa...
Published: 06/15/18
Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

TODAYArena FootballWashington at Baltimore7 p.m.CBSSNAutosNHRA: Thunder Valley Nationals qualifying6 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles7 p.m.FSFCFLToronto at Saskatchewan9 p.m.ESPN2GolfU.S. Open10 a.m.FS1LPGA: Meije...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
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