Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Aug. 26-30

On TV this week


2013 U.S. Open Tennis, 1 p.m., ESPN2 Two weeks of grunting, groaning, slipping, sliding and swearing begins today. And that's just trying to find a comfortable spot on the couch to watch it.

SEASON FINALE Longmire, 10 p.m., A&E Walt and Henry have to deal with what happened in Denver when Detective Fales shows up with warrants. Charles S. Dutton never just comes over for a visit anymore.

SEASON FINALE Below Deck, 10 p.m., Bravo The crew is ready to ditch the boat as the last charter begins. You can eat from a buffet for just so long before you'd be fine making do with a bowl of cereal.

SERIES PREMIERE Olbermann, 11 p.m., ESPN2 Keith Olbermann is back on ESPN for the first time since 1997 with a sports talk show. First topic: Olbermann should be lucky he didn't get assigned to the Ocho.


SEASON FINALE Twisted, 9 p.m., ABC Family Lacey has to choose between Danny and the popular kids. Think very carefully about this, then dump all of them, take your GED, fill out your college application and move away forever.

The March, 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings) Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Harry Belafonte and Oprah Winfrey are among the people interviewed for this documentary for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Organizers and marchers recount the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Suits, 10 p.m., USA Harvey and Stephen can't agree how to work on Ava's case, so Harvey just asks Jessica for help. What does Ava think of all that?

Property Envy, 11 p.m., Bravo Three ultraluxe properties in the Hamptons are reviewed. The bunker on the beach seems worth the money.


SEASON FINALE BBQ Crawl, 8 p.m., Travel Danielle has four days to win over Missouri folks, but fires and power outages plague her cook-off. That's what wood-burning drum cookers are for.

SEASON FINALE Top Shot All-Stars, 10 p.m., History The contestants must go through a mini bootcamp with an AK-47 to get to the final challenge. Watch your trigger fingers on the barbed wire.

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo Actress Mindy Kaling precedes the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! for tonight's challenges. There will be a lot of people singing Party In My Tummy during this episode.

SEASON PREMIERE Tough Love: Co-Ed, 10 p.m., VH1 This time around, dating expert Steve Ward opens his show to men and women. Somebody got hold of the treatment for this season of America's Next Top Model, didn't they?


College Football, 6 p.m., ESPN Another season of the NCAA making billions of young men clad in body armor doing irreparable harm to themselves for no pay begins. Tonight's game: the North Carolina Tar Heels in Columbia, S.C., to fight the South Carolina Gamecocks.

SEASON FINALE Motive, 8 p.m., ABC Someone killed a secretary, so Flynn and Vega investigate. What they find out is that secretaries prefer to be called executive assistants.

Age of Dinosaurs, 9 p.m., Syfy Just now recovering from a tornado filled with sharks, L.A. suffers from genetically re-engineered dinosaurs escaping from a museum and wreaking havoc on Hollywood. Two words: Ronny Cox. Two more: Treat Williams.

SEASON FINALE Sanya's Glam & Gold, 10 p.m., WEtv Sanya is in a lot of pain after toe surgery. Watching Yollie return to Austin isn't helping.


America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton shows up to highlight the fact he has a skinny body and a giant head like every other TV personality. Then he makes them act like fashion correspondents, which probably involves them drawing obscene body parts on photos of stars.

Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel The gang investigates an abandoned hospital where there are reports of lights turning on and off and mysterious cold spots. Guys, that's just the air conditioning.

SEASON FINALE Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery Do you think the guys got rich off panning for gold in South America? Well, they're still on TV to collect paychecks, so we're guessing no.

Continuum, 10 p.m., Syfy Kiera has to save Alec to ensure she can get home alive. He must have the only iPhone with Google Maps on it.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballMariners at White Sox2 p.m.MLBNationals at Giants (in progress)5 p.m.MLBTwins at Yankees6:30 p.m.1040-AMRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCubs at Indians7 p.m.ESPNMarlins at Dodgers7:30 p.m.FSFCollege baseballIndiana at Purdue7 p.m.ESP...
Published: 04/24/18
Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox's 'Empire' say they'd like to tell Tampa stories

Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox's 'Empire' say they'd like to tell Tampa stories

JaNeika and JaSheika James’ television obsession was fueled by scarcity and convenience. As self-described "military brats" living in Germany, the girls treasured the VHS tapes their grandparents shipped overseas filled with English-language S...
Published: 04/24/18

Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballTwins at Yankees6:30 p.m.MLB; 1040-AMRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Dodgers10 p.m.FSFCollege baseballCoastal Carolina at North Carolina6 p.m.ESPNUMississippi at Mississippi State7 p.m.SECCreighton at Nebraska7:30 p.m.Big ...
Published: 04/23/18
Dwayne Johnson turns down promposal, but rents a movie theater for her instead

Dwayne Johnson turns down promposal, but rents a movie theater for her instead

STILLWATER, Minn. — An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded. The Pioneer Press reports that Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Ke...
Published: 04/23/18
Prince Arthur? Odds on the name of the newest royal baby

Prince Arthur? Odds on the name of the newest royal baby

Jackson, Liam and Noah may have been the most popular boys names in 2017, but don’t expect either of those monikers to be applied to the latest addition to the royal family.The Dutchess of Cambridge (that would be Kate Middleton) and Prince Wil...
Published: 04/23/18
Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns as a brutal message on extremism, complacency and trauma

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns as a brutal message on extremism, complacency and trauma

About eight minutes into the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, you hear Kate Bush's This Woman's Work play amidst close shots of muzzled women. It's so heartbreaking that you may question your stamina to get through another dozen episodes.The son...
Published: 04/23/18

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosIndyCar: Grand Prix of AlabamanoonNBCSNBaseballAutosIndyCar: Grand Prix of AlabamanoonNBCSNTwins at Yankees7 p.m.ESPNMarlins at Dodgers10 p.m.FSFCollege softballTennessee at Alabama7 p.m.SECLouisville at Florida State7 p.m.ESPNUNBA playoffs...
Published: 04/22/18

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosNHRA: SpringNationals2 p.m.FS1IndyCar: Grand Prix of Alabama3 p.m.NBCSNBaseballTwins at Rays1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Brewers2 p.m.FSFIndians at Orioles2 p.m.MLBCubs at Rockies (in progress)4 p.m.MLBNationals at Dodgers8 p.m.ESPNColle...
Published: 04/21/18
Tampa Theatre is showing ‘Reefer Madness’ tonight on 420 Day

Tampa Theatre is showing ‘Reefer Madness’ tonight on 420 Day

The campy gem known as Reefer Madness is screening at 10:30 p.m. tonight at the history Tampa Theatre, a perfect bit of programming on 420 Day. Today's day is 4/20 and it has beeen adopted in some circles as Weed Day because of the numeral code used ...
Published: 04/20/18
Watch this weekend: ‘Westworld,’ ”The 100,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Watch this weekend: ‘Westworld,’ ”The 100,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Back online: WestworldIt's crazy to think that the first season of Westworld premiered more than a year ago. But the hype surrounding this modern sci-fi series hasn't let up since. In the first season we explored the high-tech theme park of Westworld...
Published: 04/20/18