Saturday, March 24, 2018
TV and Media

On Tv this week, Jan. 21-25

On TV this week


Hoarders, 9 p.m., A&E A man's shoe-repair business fails, so he hoards all his supplies in his house. Talk about bringing your work home with you.

SERIES PREMIERE The Following, 9 p.m., Fox A burned-out FBI agent comes out of retirement when the serial killer he put away escapes from prison. It's part Red Dragon and part Silence of the Lambs, but this time with Kevin Bacon! Does TV count for 6 Degrees?

Mike & Molly, 9:30 p.m., CBS Apparently, someone put acid in the gelato for Molly's birthday. That's going to guarantee a party. Not that anyone will notice anyone else.

SEASON PREMIERE Lizard Lick Towing, 10 p.m., TRUtv Ron and Amy are back to steal the hopes and dreams of would-be monster truck drivers across North Carolina. Good thing the state sells cigarette singles, 'cause these repo victims can't afford a whole pack.


SERIES PREMIERE The Taste, 8 p.m., ABC Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Ludo Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey shepherd both amateurs and pros through a series of culinary challenges. It's like Top Chef, but with 100 percent less Padma Lakshmi.

SERIES PREMIERE Ramsay Behind Bars, 9 p.m., BBC America Gordon Ramsay teaches British prison inmates how to cook. While that's an admirable life skill to teach people in need of job training, he should focus on teaching regular British people how to cook first.

SERIES PREMIERE Edge of America, 9 p.m., Travel A journalist travels the country talking about somewhat offbeat hobbies, like cowboy action shooting, catching rattlesnakes and attending festivals for bull penises. Tbt* already has written about at least one of these things. We'll leave it up to you to guess which one.

SERIES FINALE Private Practice, 10 p.m., ABC Addison says goodbye to the ABC medical melodrama by marrying Jake and never visiting Seattle again. You shove your Post-It wedding, McDreamy.

SERIES PREMIERE Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan, 10 p.m., BBC America Depending on your degree of nerdiness, you either feel like a hobbit or a drowned guy from Lost is traveling the world with you and showing you creatures you're really glad you're not standing anywhere near.


Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW Don't know what LARPing is? Don't worry, you will soon enough.

SERIES PREMIERE Kimora: House of Fab, 9 p.m., Style Kimore Lee Simmons leads her online fashion service into the future, when people will learn what the heck an online fashion service is. Oh, don't act like you know what that is.

Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo A fried-chicken dinner at Tom Colicchio's house sounds like possibly the best possible fried chicken dinner in the world. North of the Mason-Dixon, anyway.

Necessary Roughness, 10 p.m., USA T.K. is ready to hit the field again, but another wideout has taken his roster spot. Apparently Chad Johnson was his character's inspiration.


Winter X Games, 3 p.m., ESPN Coverage of a bunch of snowsports 99 percent of us don't know anything about begins tonight and continues through Sunday. Twenty hours of snowboarding and superpipe? We need to avoid hockey with some other sport, so bring it on!

SERIES FINALE Last Resort, 8 p.m., ABC Marcus and Sam attempt to stop a third party from taking control of the Colorado. Because there hasn't been enough confusion about who's in charge already.

The Millionaire Matchmaker, 9 p.m., Bravo A rich, successful braggart who can't understand why an attractive woman won't love him? What a novel twist for such an engaging telecast!

SEASON PREMIERE Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime Zac Posen replaces Michael Kors. In other words, we stop watching after 10 seasons.


Infested!, 9 p.m., Animal Planet A Florida woman's filthy neighbors move away, only to learn their rats are coming over to visit her house. Boy, our old neighbor lady sure did complain a lot.

SEASON PREMIERE Spartacus: War of the Damned, 9 p.m., Starz One last season of slaves rebelling and blood spilling and Romans dying starts tonight. It's always good to go out on a high note.

Ghost Adventures, 9 p.m., Travel The gang go to some fairly exotic locales around the globe, including caves in England where pagans used to hold orgies. Wow, these ghosts really did have a lot of adventures.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

Tommy Wiseau brings ‘The Room,’ throngs of cult fans to Tampa’s Gasparilla International Film Festival

Tommy Wiseau brings ‘The Room,’ throngs of cult fans to Tampa’s Gasparilla International Film Festival

Here is what The Room superfandom looks like.Jordan Weinstein was among the hundreds of fanatics queued up outside the AMC Centro Ybor 20 on Friday for the chance to meet and snap a photo with Tommy Wiseau, the auteur and star behind the cult 20...
Published: 03/24/18

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosTrucks: Alpha Energy Solutions 200 qualifying11 a.m.FS1Trucks: Alpha Energy Solutions 2002 p.m.FS1Monster Energy Cup: STP 500 qualifying5 p.m.FS1F1: Australian Grand Prix1 a.m.ESPN2BoxingLightweights: Martinez vs. Santiago8:30 p.m.ESPNBaseb...
Published: 03/23/18
This week’s pop culture winners and losers

This week’s pop culture winners and losers

WinnersStranger Things kids"Friend's don't lie." They also don't miss your birthday. After a Twitter user posted that nobody showed up for her little brother's Stranger Things-themed party, the cast of the hit Netflix series came to the rescue."What!...
Published: 03/23/18
Watch this weekend: Getty series ‘Trust,’ Bill Hader in ‘Barry,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’

Watch this weekend: Getty series ‘Trust,’ Bill Hader in ‘Barry,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’

The Gettys: TrustIn 1973, John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome and held for ransom. But it turns out that his oil tycoon grandfather wasn't that interested in paying up to get the Getty heir back. FX's Trust is just the latest take on the juicy ...
Published: 03/23/18
Review: History and horror flood Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ series

Review: History and horror flood Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ series

History is just the tip of the iceberg for Ridley Scott's new monster series.The Terror, premiering Monday night on AMC, puts a horror twist on the real expedition to find the Northwest Passage (the route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific via th...
Published: 03/23/18

Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosF1: Australian Grand Prix qualifying2 a.m.ESPN2Baseball, spring trainingRed Sox at Yankees1 p.m.ESPNReds at Rockies 4 p.m.MLBNationals at Marlins7 p.m.FSFRangers at Padres9:30 p.m.MLBCollege baseballMississippi at Texas A&M7 p.m.SECLSU at V...
Published: 03/23/18
The new ‘Roseanne’ is the political family fight we all need so we can just move on

The new ‘Roseanne’ is the political family fight we all need so we can just move on

About 20 years ago, Roseanne ended with arguably one of the worst series finales in TV history. Turns out the Conners we invited into our living rooms for almost 10 years were fictional characters in Roseanne’s made-up family biography. How meta, but...
Published: 03/23/18

Joss Whedon steps down from ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay offers to step up

In February, ever-busy Joss Whedon passed on writing and directing the upcoming Batgirl movie by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Today, prolific novelist and essayist Roxane Gay offered to take over. And DC might be interested.Gay tweeted, "Hey [D...
Published: 03/22/18

St. Petersburg author Tamara Lush a finalist for Romance Writers of America award

Romance has many rewards.For St. Petersburg author Tamara Lush, one of them is being a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's 2018 book awards, called the RITAs.The RWA announced March 22 that her novel Constant Craving is one of five finalists...
Published: 03/22/18
The most shocking thing about that ‘X-Files’ finale is who DIDN’T die

The most shocking thing about that ‘X-Files’ finale is who DIDN’T die

Lots of speculation has swirled around The X-Files this season about whether questions raised last season would be answered (after this season's premiere undid last season's finale) and about the show's future. The Season 11 finale seemed to fly in t...
Published: 03/21/18
Updated: 03/22/18