Sunday, June 17, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, April 16-20

On TV this week


SEASON PREMIERE Eureka, 9 p.m., SyFy The final season jumps ahead four years when the Astraeus crashes back to Eureka. Can you tell us who the president is, at least?

Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS The couple's wedding would be great, if it wasn't for Molly being unable to fit into her dress at the final fitting. How many fat-joke scenarios will the writers be able to cook up, anyway?

SERIES PREMIERE Richard Hammond's Crash Course, 10 p.m., BBC America Top Gear's Richard Hammond heads stateside to drive things like tanks and logging equipment. The shtick involves him learning machines most people train years to drive in a matter of days. Sounds safe.

SEASON PREMIERE Lost Girl, 10 p.m., SyFy Problems arise after the bombing of Light Fae HQ. Everyone seems to be distracted by something.


The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC Why does the winner of this show get a new SUV? If you really want to drive the point home, they should get a Fiat 500.

SEASON PREMIERE Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., Travel The goofy histories of museum artifacts continue for a third season. Tonight: Wreckage from James Dean's fatal accident, which should make for a cool story.

SERIES PREMIERE Amish: Out of Order, 10 p.m., NatGeo You just knew a reality show about the Amish was coming, even though they're supposed to refuse vanity projects. You know, like reality shows. That's why the interviews are with ex-Amish. Apparently, it's a thing.

Fashion Star, 10 p.m., NBC The contestants have to design clothing out of their wheelhouse, like making menswear if they like to make women's clothes. Being one-dimensional is silly, like auto racing in which the drivers only turn left.


Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC Not to spoil it or anything, but Luke's oldster pal Walt dies. Who's gonna play video games with him now? Manny?

SEASON PREMIERE Coast Guard Alaska, 9 p.m., Weather A second season of offshore rescues and death-defying acts of valor. But you, you'd rather watch Jersey Shore or whatever. Way to go.

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW The models have to create PSAs about dealing with teen bullying. Like the time we made fun of all those gangly teenagers who thought they were pretty but really weren't.

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, 9:30 p.m., ABC James Van Der Beek is having trouble shaking the Dawson's Creek thing? You don't say.


Missing, 8 p.m., ABC Keith Carradine guests in what should be an awesome episode full of Kung Fu references. Oh, wait, no, we're a little confused.

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW Jeremy hangs out with the wrong folks in Denver. Well, stay outta LoDo, then.

Parks and Recreation, 9: 30 p.m., NBC Leslie gets the councilman to forego cutting the parks department budget, which proves to everyone watching that this is a TV show and nothing on here would ever happen in real life.

SERIES PREMIERE Kathy, 10 p.m., Bravo Kathy Griffin had so many standup specials on this network that they finally decided to give her a recurring talk show and call it a day.


SERIES PREMIERE Locked Up Abroad: Popped, 8 p.m., NatGeo It's like regular Locked Up Abroad, but with Pop-Up Video-style balloons giving factoids every few seconds. You know, in case you were actually taking the show seriously.

SERIES PREMIERE Jennie Garth: A Little Bit Country, 9 p.m., CMT The former Beverly Hills, 90210 star heads back to her family's tiny, 7-acre California farm to figure out what she needs to move on with her life. We do so hope the farm grows self-respect.

SEASON PREMIERE The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO The animated podcast continues for 13 more episodes. It's about time they redraw fat Ricky's avatar, however.

SERIES PREMIERE Melissa & Tye, 9:30 p.m., CMT Reality-show staple Melissa Rycroft wants to move into movies, so she leaves behind husband Tye Strickland and their young daughter to pursue her dream. Here's a dream: One day we'll turn on the TV and not have to watch inane reality shows about people so desperate for fame they're willing to abandon their families.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


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
WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

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Published: 06/14/18
WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

The new host for NPR’s Morning Edition on WUSF-FM 89.7: Jessica Meszaros.The reporter and anchor on Thursday officially replaced longtime host Carson Cooper as the local voice of one of public radio’s signature shows."She has real confidence in her v...
Published: 06/14/18
Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 12

Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 12

TODAYBaseballBlue Jays at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMGiants at Marlins7 p.m.FSFMets at Braves7:30 p.m.ESPNGolfUSGA Celebration of Champions4 p.m.FS1HockeyAHL: Texas at Toronto (if needed)7 p.m.NHLSoccerExhibition: Women’s U.S. national team vs. China7 ...
Published: 06/12/18
Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 11

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 11

TODAYBaseballBlue Jays at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMGiants at Marlins7 p.m.FSFCubs at Brewers8 p.m.MLBCollege baseball, super regionsTennessee Tech at Texas1 p.m.ESPN2Duke at Texas Tech4 p.m.ESPN2South Carolina at Arkansas7 p.m.ESPN2Auburn at Florida8...
Published: 06/11/18
Home is where the horror is ...

Home is where the horror is ...

In Hereditary, bugs crawl from decapitated heads, ghosts lurk in the shadows and an artist tries to communicate with the dead. But the most jarring moment of this terrifying new movie might be when Annie, a mother played by Toni Collette, tells her s...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 8

Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 8

TODAYAutosTrucks: Rattlesnake 400 qualifying5:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Rattlesnake 4009 p.m.FS1BaseballPirates at Cubs2 p.m.MLBMariners at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMYankees at Mets7 p.m.MLBPadres at Marlins7 p.m.FSFCollege baseball, super regionsStetson at N...
Published: 06/08/18
’Florida Man: Poems’ is non-fiction poetry inspired by the viral Florida phenomenon

’Florida Man: Poems’ is non-fiction poetry inspired by the viral Florida phenomenon

Tyler Gillespie describes himself in his Twitter bio as a “pale Floridian + reporter,” but says he’s not a “Florida Man,” capital F, capital M.“No, I think ‘Florida Man’ means someone publicly shamed an...
Published: 06/07/18