Thursday, April 26, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, June 11-15

On TV this week


SEASON PREMIERE The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 8 p.m., ABC Family Amy and Ricky are on their way to elope. Or not. The not knowing is what makes it exciting.

American Pickers, 9 p.m., History The boys search through a 500,000-square-foot warehouse for stuff. That should take about an hour, right?

SERIES FINALE Untamed Americas, 9 p.m., NatGeo A look at our nation's wondrous shorelines, from Japanese tsunami wreckage to tar balls to acid-rain runoff. What a beautiful nation!

Lost Girl, 10 p.m., SyFy Bo and Dyson investigate the disappearance of a body from its grave. No word on how they could tell, what with the body under the ground and all.


SERIES PREMIERE Barter Kings, 9 p.m., A&E For people who like Auction Kings and Storage Wars, but wish they were somehow magically combined into a cashless transaction.

SERIES PREMIERE Thorne, 9 p.m., Encore Finally, a mystery series that doesn't star Tom Selleck. David Morrissey hunts down a killer who gives his victim "locked-in syndrome," in which they end up trapped in their own bodies. Ever see the buffet line at Golden Corral?

SERIES PREMIERE World's Worst Tenants, 10 p.m., Spike In yet another sign of desperate times, a camera crew follows around a team of "eviction specialists," whose job it is to throw deadbeats out of their homes. Or you can just put a lawn chair on the front porch and watch your neighbors.

Franklin & Bash, 10 p.m., TNT Sean Astin stars as a vigilante accused of killing someone he was chasing. That's one way to make them slow down.


Thorne, 9 p.m., Encore David Morrissey tries to find two serial killers working together, but killing separately. How do they work together, again? At least Sandra Oh drops in.

SERIES PREMIERE Dallas, 9 p.m., TNT Larry Hagman, Patrick Duffy and Linda Gray return to Southfork in the latest TV reboot that's way past its prime. Oh, there are younger folks, too.

Restaurant: Impossible, 10 p.m., Food Orders to renovate an eatery for kids after school lets out could make things tough on Robert Irvine. When Michelle Obama says jump, you'd better jump.

Locked Up Abroad, 10 p.m., NatGeo Eight people backpacking through Colombia are captured by guerillas and end up splitting into two groups — one that cooperates and one that resists — in what would make the strangest reality show ever.


SEASON FINALE Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, 9 p.m., Bravo Kim fights helicopters circling over her wedding. Maybe she shouldn't have hired them, then.

41, 9 p.m., HBO George H.W. Bush tells us all about his time in World War II, growing up and what it's like to be a one-term president.

Cajun Justice, 10 p.m., A&E Somebody is robbing crypts out in the bayou. We put the odds at more than five voodoo jokes at even money.

SEASON PREMIERE Suits, 10 p.m., USA Wait, Mike Ross isn't legally an associate? When did that happen?


Megastunts Highwire Over Niagara Falls — Live!, 9 p.m., ABC Watch Nik Wallenda walk over Horseshoe Falls on a tightrope 173 feet over the water. Because 174 feet, well, that's just plain crazy.

Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet A 30-foot wave threatens to tear apart the Brigitte Bardot, whose crew really should have watched The Perfect Storm before heading out to sea.

The Ricky Gervais Show, 9 p.m., HBO Karl explains why he won't recycle, and explains his travels in terms of toilets he's used, proving once and for all he is the most charming person in all of England.

SEASON FINALE Fairly Legal, 9 p.m., USA Kate has to choose between Justin and Ben so the season can end. And so things can be wrapped up in case it's not renewed.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballTwins at Yankees1 p.m.MLBRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMBrewers at Cubs8 p.m.MLBCollege baseballAuburn at Florida7 p.m.ESPNULSU at Mississippi 8 p.m.SECCollege lacrosse, womenACC tournament: Louisville vs. Boston College11 a.m.FSFAC...
Updated: 11 hours ago

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