Thursday, April 26, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Nov. 22-24

On TV this week


JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide, 8 p.m., History On the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, this special tries to pin down what exactly happened. That's difficult, given the more than 300 conspiracy theories the show has to sift through.

WHERE WERE YOU? The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw, 9 p.m., NBC If you get bored halfway through the History Channel's special, Tom Brokaw has his own. This is more of a memorial than an examination, though, so there's not much of a point in live tweeting here.

SEASON PREMIERE Nikita, 9 p.m., CW Nikita is on the lam after being framed for killing the president. So, of course, the first thing she does is talk to a reporter.

Nashville 2.0, 9 p.m., PBS Rosanne Cash, the Avett Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons perform on a show dedicated to Americana music. That's a wide-ranging category you won't necessarily see on iTunes.


Doctor Who, 2:50 p.m., BBC America Wonder why this special episode, "The Day of the Doctor," is on in the middle of college gameday? It's being simulcast around the world, so every Doctor Who fan can see David Tennant, Billie Piper and John Hurt at the same time. Doctor Who fans aren't that big on college football, anyway.

Bill Cosby: Far From Finished, 8 p.m., Comedy Central Believe it or not, Bill Cosby still does standup. He hasn't done a concert on TV in something like three decades, though, so this one will bring back memories of a better time, when HBO showed Bill Cosby: Himself 14 times a day.

Stonados, 9 p.m., SyFy We ditch the sharks for rock-throwing twisters destroying Boston. This one was delayed from April, out of respect for the victims of the tragic Boston Marathon bombing, but now it must be okay to ruin Beantown again, probably because the Red Sox won the World Series.

Sarah Silverman: We Are Miracles, 10 p.m., HBO While Cosby keeps it clean on Comedy Central, one of the filthiest mouths in standup does her thing on HBO, which now only repeats things twice a week.


The 2013 American Music Awards, 8 p.m., ABC Gossip alert: Miley Cyrus is on the performance slate. We hear she's going to club baby seals with a prosthetic limb she stole from an orphan while smoking crack, all while sliding down the world's tallest stripper pole.

SEASON FINALE Boardwalk Empire, 9 p.m., HBO One thing's for sure: Eli is going to have to deal with a conflict of some sort. Tension!

SERIES PREMIERE Getting On, 10 p.m., HBO A comedy starring Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash as workers in a hospital geriatric wing. It's based on a British sitcom, so you know it'll be good for at least six episodes (or until you find the original online somewhere).

SERIES PREMIERE Ja'mie: Private School Girl, 10:30 p.m., HBO If you were into Australia's Summer Heights High, here's more of Chris Lilley doing her thing on her own show. Where are Mr. G and Jonah?

— 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: 7 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