Monday, June 18, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Nov. 19-23

On TV this week


The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 8 p.m., ABC Family Why are all the characters hanging out at an abandoned toy warehouse for the holidays? So Kathy can go into labor, natch.

Bones, 8 p.m., Fox The team finds the body of a crime scene cleaner in an impenetrable pod. But then how do they get the victim out?

American Pickers, 9 p.m., History Mike wants to buy an overpriced motorcycle sign from a guy known as the godfather of gas station collectibles. Wait until you see the price when the oil runs out.

Taboo, 9 p.m., NatGeo A lot of cultures think evil spirits can possess you and require exorcism to cure. A lot of cultures also don't have running water or aspirin.


Ben and Kate, 8:30 p.m., Fox Will tells Kate to go to her high school reunion to stand up to an old bully. The very fact you give a moment's thought to your high school years proves you are emotionally stunted and should seek help from people not like Will.

New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Reiner show up as Jess' divorced parents. She seems to think they should get back together, for some reason, but she doesn't get that those Hollywood marriages never work.

The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., Fox We find out on Thanksgiving that Mindy used to date Ed Helms. Good thing they didn't stay together, because we hear he gets a little crazy when he's had too much to drink.

SEASON FINALE Covert Affairs, 10 p.m., USA Annie is in Amsterdam to nab Khalid Ansari. And visit a coffee shop. Because, you know, why not?


Criminal Minds, 9 p.m., CBS A busload of children goes missing on the outskirts of D.C. Maybe they're just stuck in construction detours.

The Houstons: On Our Own, 9 p.m., Lifetime Not one, but TWO episodes tonight. We hope your tolerance is up by now.

Chicago Fire, 10 p.m., NBC Seven words that will get every viewer to pay attention: Meth lab at a day care center. Then everyone needs to take a drug test. Good thing Severide isn't secretly taking painkillers. Oh, wait.

Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo Tom and Emeril lead two teams during a Thanksgiving challenge, which must be difficult to get in the mood for in the middle of the summer, when they're shooting it.


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m., NBC To save money this year, half the floats will be replaced with floating, temporary FEMA housing.

The National Dog Show, noon, NBC Football wives continue their annual tradition of tuning one of the TVs in the house to this to watch the doggies.

NFL, 12:30 p.m., CBS Who cares about dogs? The Texans are playing the Lions. Then the Redskins are playing the Cowboys on Fox. Then the Patriots are playing the Jets on NBC. Not that we'll be awake to watch any of it.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, 8 p.m., ABC Another year, another broadcast about malnourished children putting peer pressure on Charlie Brown, who forces his dog to cook because he's not old enough to turn on the stove.

Bad 25, 9:30 p.m., ABC Spike Lee makes a documentary about the Michael Jackson album Bad, which turns 25 this year. Weird Al Yankovic's Even Worse, meanwhile, is only 24.


Jingle & Bell's Christmas Star, 7 p.m., Hallmark The network's first animated holiday special has Keith Urban telling the story of a dog who learns what Christmas is all about: Marketing to everyone as fast as possible once Thanksgiving is over.

Frosty the Snowman, 8 p.m., CBS Sad to say, Frosty couldn't even head to the North Pole anymore, because he'll melt no matter where he goes.

Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas, 9 p.m., CBS A kitty and bunny from a greeting card line get a special of their own. Shouldn't this be the one on the Hallmark Channel?

The Happy Elf, 9 p.m., CW Harry Connick Jr. wrote two songs and narrates a special about an elf who goes to the unhappiest town on Earth. No, not Detroit. Not Philadelphia, either. Baltimore? Close.

It's a SpongeBob Christmas!, 9:30 p.m., CBS Plankton spikes fruitcakes to turn everyone bad. Funny, there's a guy here in the office who does the same thing.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 18

TODAYBaseballYankees at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. Washington2 p.m.ESPNNorth Carolina vs. Mississippi State7 p.m.ESPN...
Published: 06/17/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, June 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Iowa 250 qualifying2:30 p.m.FS2Xfinity: Iowa 2505 p.m.FS1BaseballMarlins at Orioles1 p.m.FSFRays at Yankees2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMAstros at Royals2 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners (in progress)5 p.m.MLBCubs at Cardinals8 p.m.ESPNCollege b...
Published: 06/16/18

Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, June 16

TODAYArena FootballPhiladelphia at Albany6 p.m.CBSSNAutosTrucks: Iowa 250 qualifying4:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Iowa 2507 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles4 p.m.FSFTwins at Indians4 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners8 p.m.FoxCFLHa...
Published: 06/15/18
Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

TODAYArena FootballWashington at Baltimore7 p.m.CBSSNAutosNHRA: Thunder Valley Nationals qualifying6 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles7 p.m.FSFCFLToronto at Saskatchewan9 p.m.ESPN2GolfU.S. Open10 a.m.FS1LPGA: Meije...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

Disney dropped the a new trailer for Tim Burton’s dark live-action Dumbo reboot Tuesday. The short trailer features a gloomy take on the song “Baby Mine” and already has fans ready to reach for the tissues. one day Disney will re...
Published: 06/14/18
WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

The new host for NPR’s Morning Edition on WUSF-FM 89.7: Jessica Meszaros.The reporter and anchor on Thursday officially replaced longtime host Carson Cooper as the local voice of one of public radio’s signature shows."She has real confidence in her v...
Published: 06/14/18
Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 12

Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 12

TODAYBaseballBlue Jays at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMGiants at Marlins7 p.m.FSFMets at Braves7:30 p.m.ESPNGolfUSGA Celebration of Champions4 p.m.FS1HockeyAHL: Texas at Toronto (if needed)7 p.m.NHLSoccerExhibition: Women’s U.S. national team vs. China7 ...
Published: 06/12/18
Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 11

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 11

TODAYBaseballBlue Jays at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMGiants at Marlins7 p.m.FSFCubs at Brewers8 p.m.MLBCollege baseball, super regionsTennessee Tech at Texas1 p.m.ESPN2Duke at Texas Tech4 p.m.ESPN2South Carolina at Arkansas7 p.m.ESPN2Auburn at Florida8...
Published: 06/11/18
Home is where the horror is ...

Home is where the horror is ...

In Hereditary, bugs crawl from decapitated heads, ghosts lurk in the shadows and an artist tries to communicate with the dead. But the most jarring moment of this terrifying new movie might be when Annie, a mother played by Toni Collette, tells her s...
Published: 06/08/18
Updated: 06/12/18
Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 8

Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 8

TODAYAutosTrucks: Rattlesnake 400 qualifying5:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Rattlesnake 4009 p.m.FS1BaseballPirates at Cubs2 p.m.MLBMariners at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMYankees at Mets7 p.m.MLBPadres at Marlins7 p.m.FSFCollege baseball, super regionsStetson at N...
Published: 06/08/18