Thursday, June 21, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Aug. 12-16

On TV this week


CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, 8 p.m., ABC Little Big Town hosts a highlight reel of the four-day festival, with performances by Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Kid Rock. Wait, Kid Rock?

Americans in Bed, 9 p.m., HBO A documentary about 10 American couples filmed as they talk about their relationships while in bed. We have septuagenarians, celibates and lesbians among others, so there's a discussion suitable for every situation.

Longmire, 10 p.m., A&E A game warden is found dead next to an elk carcass. This poaching in national parks is really getting out of hand.

SEASON PREMIERE Hotel Impossible, 10 p.m., Travel It's a makeover show for places to stay. The first one Anthony Melchiorri visits is a bed and breakfast in Baltimore. Our best advice for improving that situation is simply to not stay at a bed and breakfast in Baltimore.


Extreme Weight Loss, 8 p.m., ABC A 417-pound man wants to lose half his girth and win a prize of sparring with former boxing champ Evander Holyfield. We would think that "opportunity" would be more of a punishment for not losing the weight.

Storage Wars New York, 9 p.m., A&E Mike wants to open a retail shop for his wife, which can only mean one thing: One day someone will be bidding on their stuff in a storage unit somewhere.

SEASON PREMIERE Face Off, 9 p.m., Syfy It's only Season 5 and already they're recycling contestants from past seasons to join this year's group. Are there not enough makeup artists around to fill out another cycle?

SERIES PREMIERE Heroes of Cosplay, 10:30 p.m., Syfy After the special effects competition, this series follows nine cosplayers who do their own makeup and compete in geekfests across America. Anyone who dresses as someone besides the Joker or Harley Quinn from Batman is the winner in our book.


Only in America With Larry the Cable Guy, 9 p.m., History Larry spends some time sexing chicks on an assembly line at a poultry plant. You don't want to know what happens to the little boy chicks.

Franklin & Bash, 9 p.m., TNT The firm becomes part of an insurance fraud investigation. That's not a good sign; You can bilk clients for thousands, but if you fudge an insurance form, you're gonna do time, kids.

SEASON PREMIERE Duck Dynasty, 10 p.m., A&E Uncle Si distracts Phil and Kay from a 49th anniversary party the family is preparing. Shhh! It's a big secret, room full of cameras and producers!

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo Host Curtis Stone's fiancee Lindsay Price works with the chef to make dishes for an engagement party. Is he allowed to not like what they make if she's involved?


NFL Preseason Football, 8 p.m. ESPN It's the new coach bowl tonight, with the San Diego Chargers and new coach Mike McCoy going to the Windy City to face the Chicago Bears and coach Marc Trestman. Well, to sort of face. It's preseason, after all.

Pawn Stars, 9 p.m., History A 2004 Red Sox World Series ring comes to the shop. You can tell it commemorates the Bosox because it's gaudy, overpriced and no one wants it.

Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA Fiona's boyfriend gets caught up in a gang war. Funny, his Facebook page didn't say anything about that.

Hollywood Game Night, 10 p.m., NBC Wow, this show really does kind of live up to the billing, with Kristin Chenoweth, Dominic Monaghan, Felicity Huffman, Aubrey Plaza, Molly Shannon and Wilmer Valderrama on tonight's panel. There's a real danger of this one actually being entertaining.


NFL Preseason Football, 8 p.m., Fox The bad news: This is just preseason nonsense. The good news: The Bucs are away to play the New England Patriots, so it won't be blacked out. We don't think. The NFL will probably find a way.

SEASON PREMIERE Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel The trio go to Nevada to look for ghosts in a saloon. Ghosts? Just look around at the hollow-eyed zombies nursing domestic beers and mindlessly playing the slots — they count as zombies, at least.

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW Real models Alessandra Ambrossio and Rob Evans drop in to show the contestants that a little name recognition goes a long way. Being able to actually take a good photo doesn't hurt, either.

Strike Back, 10 p.m., Cinemax S-20 kidnaps Miguel Gomez's brother in order to draw him out. They should just ship in Rhona Mitra from Beirut; that should do the trick.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


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...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

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

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 ...
Updated: 10 hours ago

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
WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

Disney dropped the a new trailer for Tim Burton’s dark live-action Dumbo reboot Tuesday. The short trailer features a gloomy take on the song “Baby Mine” and already has fans ready to reach for the tissues. one day Disney will re...
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