Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Feb. 27-March 2

On TV this week


Pretty Little Liars, 8 p.m., ABC Family It's a father-daughter dance with Rob Lowe as one of the dads. This can't possibly end well.

SEASON FINALE It's a Brad, Brad World, 10 p.m., Bravo Brad tries to work on a shoot while welcoming guests for the anniversary party. If only the theme of the shoot was anniversary parties!

Lost Girl, 10 p.m., SyFy Kenzi, Bo and Hale are bitten by a giant spider-like creature and try to kill each other afterward. Mostly because they blame each other for not having a giant, rolled-up newspaper.

Smash, 10 p.m., NBC Nick Jonas shows up playing a hot young star, and that's how you can tell this show is more fiction than fact.


Body of Proof, 10 p.m., ABC Battlestar Galactica's Jamie Bamber guest-stars, so the wife will suddenly want to watch this show to see if he's in any shower scenes.

Top Shot, 10 p.m., History The teams have to battle it out with scatterguns after Season 2 winner Chris Reed shows up to talk about shotguns. This will be the most zombie apocalypse-ready episode yet.

SEASON FINALE Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC Julia and Joel try to cool down after that whole adoption mess. They should've just asked Cameron and Mitchell from Modern Family for some tips.

SEASON FINALE White Collar, 10 p.m., USA Beau Bridges is back to mess with Neal. It's not like he has any work to do someplace else.


SEASON PREMIERE America's Next Top Model: British Invasion, 9 p.m., CW A bunch of British girls show up this cycle, courtesy of Britain's Next Top Model. Apparently America is all out of pretty, dumb girls.

Restaurant: Impossible, 10 p.m., Food Robert tries to fix Del's in Pittsburgh, where the owner is taking out her stress on the staff. Knowing the folks who live in Bloomfield, that's probably what keeps the customers coming back.

Breathless Bride: Dying to Live, 10 p.m., TLC A bride who needs a lung transplant tries to make her wedding as flexible as possible so she can leave for a transplant at the drop of a hat. That would make for one heckuva reception.

Psych, 10 p.m., USA Shawn and Gus team up with Cary Elwes to go swipe an antique dagger. After all, Elwes led three people against an entire garrison of soldiers in The Princess Bride and won.


Parks and Recreation, 8:30 p.m., NBC It doesn't look good for Leslie's re-election chances when Paul Rudd has a big-name campaign manager and Rob Lowe has people looking for her replacement.

Up All Night, 9:30 p.m., NBC Ava and Reagan's show has a new owner, while Chris and Reed try to fix an old motorcycle. So the theme is turning around old clunkers that could kill you.

Fat Chef, 10 p.m., Food John can't stop eating the pizza in his own Brooklyn shop. Hasn't he seen all the rats back in the kitchen? Wait, wrong show.

SERIES PREMIERE Awake, 10 p.m., NBC A police detective wakes up from a car accident living in two different realities: One in which his wife died and his son lived, and one in which his son died and his wife lived. It sounds kind of like a downer, but there's some creepy X-Files-ish vibe to it, so we might give it a try.


Alaska Wing Men, 8 p.m., NatGeo Topography requires Drake to make a landing on a very narrow strip of gravel, which is apparently more dangerous than landing on a very narrow strip of tarmac.

Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW Dean tries to figure out why a New Jersey restaurant's signature sandwich is making people go crazy. Please! Hasn't he ever had a Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh? Talk about going insane — there are french fries and cole slaw on all the sandwiches!

Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery The season is over, so Todd and Co. talk to producers about how they felt during it. This brings us one step closer to a universe-ending singularity as Bravo and Discovery meld into one network.

Four Weddings, 10 p.m., TLC A Chicago police officer offers edible handcuffs as a wedding favor, officially winning the title of kinkiest guest takeaway.

— 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

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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