Monday, November 20, 2017
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On TV this week, Feb. 4-8


On TV this week


The Carrie Diaries, 8 p.m., CW Carrie goes to a Halloween party (in February?) and has to babysit a drunken Larissa. It won't be the last time you're holding one of your friend's hair, girl.

Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E Fuzzie and Fred are a pair of middle-aged punk rockers who stuffed their house with junk like records and toys and mannequins. What's wrong with them? Let's start with the name Fuzzie.

SERIES PREMIERE Monday Mornings, 10 p.m., TNT David E. Kelley creates another hospital show, this time based on a novel by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. It stars Jamie Bamber, Alfred Molina, Ving Rhames and Jennifer Finnigan, so we'll give it a try before ridiculing it.

Hotel Impossible: After Anthony, 10 p.m., Travel Anthony Melchiorri takes an hour to see if his advice actually helped any of those hotels in the long-term. He could at least get a free room out of it, but that would be bad for business.


SEASON PREMIERE Smash, 9 p.m., NBC Bombshell worked in Boston, but no one can just enjoy success on this show. Thank goodness things behind the scenes are in tatters.

SERIES PREMIERE The Face, 9 p.m., Oxygen Models Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha coach teams of pretty women hoping to not be compared to America's Next Top Model. Watch for flying cellphones.

SEASON PREMIERE Tosh.0, 10 p.m., Comedy Daniel Tosh is back again. He's running out of canceled shows to make reference to before the commercial breaks.

Cougar Town, 10 p.m., TBS Jules is just now considering getting out of real estate. Apparently, it's 2006.


The Middle, 8 p.m., ABC Frankie and Mike worry Axl won't be getting an athletic scholarship. If only they'd taught him to read well enough to get an academic one!

Guys With Kids, 8:30 p.m., NBC Chris is jealous of the male nanny watching his son, which is sure to not only be rife with gender-role jokes, but also has a good chance of featuring the odd crack about someone being gay. Odds are 5 to 3 right now, anyway.

Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Rayna is unhappy to learn Deacon is now in Juliette's band. Well, who wouldn't want to hang with the girl from Heroes?

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m., CBS Thanks to a crossover with CSI: NY, Ted Danson and Gary Sinise are in the same episode. They will spend five minutes comparing their respective movie scenes with Tom Hanks, who would make a cameo if only this show were on NBC.


SEASON PREMIERE Community, 8 p.m., NBC Can Jeff finally get the credits he needs and graduate? There must be more cancellation rumors.

The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW Shane & Co. head to an island off Nova Scotia searching for the cure. What island? Like, Newfoundland?

Beyond Scared Straight, 10 p.m., A&E We look back at some of the kids from the show to see if they were, indeed, scared straight. If they're being interviewed in prison, signs aren't so good.

SEASON PREMIERE BrandX With Russell Brand, 11:30 p.m., FX Russell made it to a second season. This is better than It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia how?


Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., ABC Mike learns the first rule of being the father of a pretty teenage girl: If you like her boyfriend, she will quickly lose interest in him.

SERIES PREMIERE The Job, 8 p.m., CBS Candidates compete for real jobs with companies like Cosmopolitan magazine, Major League Soccer and Live Nation. Unemployment has been so high for so long, we've inevitably turned it into a game show.

SEASON PREMIERE Touch, 8 p.m., Fox Because it was getting harder and harder to find locations that looked like New York, the series officially moves to L.A. to make things easier. The kid actor still doesn't get to talk, and Kiefer Sutherland still gets to make references from some apparently shameful career as a journalist.

SERIES PREMIERE The Jenny McCarthy Show, 10:30 p.m., VH1 Having the former Playmate of the Year host her own talk show reinforces VH1's target demographic of people old enough to remember the Reagan administration. In the first episode, she'll likely come to the realization that the sailor she kissed on New Year's Eve had no idea who she was.

— Joshua Gillin

What to watch this week: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Godless,’ Thanksgiving specials

What to watch this week: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Godless,’ Thanksgiving specials

MondayDavid Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize, 9 p.m., PBS: A special celebrating the work of Late Night and The Late Show host David Letterman.SERIES PREMIERE: Big Hero 6 the Series, 8 p.m., Disney Channel: The new animated series takes place after th...
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Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballMarquette vs. VCU2:30 p.m.ESPN2Wichita State vs. California4:30 p.m.ESPN2Molloy at St. John’s6:30 p.m.FS1UCLA vs. Creighton7 p.m.ESPNUTexas A&M vs. Oklahoma State7 p.m.ESPN2Jackson State at Maryland7 p.m.Big TenWomen: Butler at...
Published: 11/19/17

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosMonster Energy Cup: Ford EcoBoost 4003 p.m.NBCCFLSaskatchewan at Toronto1 p.m.ESPNewsEdmonton at Calgary4:30 p.m.ESPNewsCollege basketballMonmouth at Virginia1 p.m.FSFWomen: Maryland at Connecticut1:30 p.m.ESPNPuerto Rico Tip-Off, fifth pla...
Published: 11/18/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 300 qualifying11 a.m.CNBCXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 3003:30 p.m.NBCSNCollege basketballMaryland-Eastern Shore at GeorgetownnoonFox SunBucknell at Maryland8:30 p.m.Big TenGolfPGA Europe: Tour Championship2:30 a.m.GolfPGA: ...
Published: 11/17/17
Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

New York, it seems, doesn't have a monopoly on pizza-chomping rodents.Around 2:45 p.m. Friday, the Tampa Bay Times spotted a squirrel digging a nearly entire slice of pizza out of a trash can at 146 Second St. N in St. Petersburg. The squirrel hoppe...
Published: 11/17/17
Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

"Transparent" actress Trace Lysette has accused actor Jeffrey Tambor of sexually harassing her on the set of the Amazon series.Lysette’s allegations mark the second time the star, who plays Maura Pfefferman on the critically acclaimed dramedy, has be...
Published: 11/17/17
Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

WINNERS:Taylor SwiftFollowing the death of his mother, Gloria, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon shared a touching story with the audience about his mom squeezing his hand three times and saying "I love you," when he was a kid. "Last week, I was in ...
Published: 11/17/17
Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ pits rebellious teens against their evil parents

Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ pits rebellious teens against their evil parents

The parents in Runaways really are the worst.Hulu's new Marvel series follows a ragtag group of teenagers who have to band together to defeat their own parents, who are collective members of a secret criminal organization called the Pride.In the wake...
Published: 11/17/17
What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

GRIEF AND GUNS: THE PUNISHERMarvel fans first saw Marine veteran Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in Netflix's Daredevil series. The brutish anti-hero finally gets his own series with The Punisher, exploring what he did after helping Daredevil (Charlie Co...
Published: 11/17/17
Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward is having a good year.At a glamorous ceremony Wednesday night in New York, Ward was named the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing, about a Mississippi family's epic road trip. The book is Ward's third novel ...
Published: 11/16/17