Monday, June 18, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this week, Sept. 23-27

On TV this week


SEASON PREMIERE How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m., CBS Well, we saw her in the show's title at the end of last season. How long until she actually becomes a character on the show?

SEASON PREMIERE The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC Cee Lo and Xtina are back for Season 5, but poor Adam and Blake are still sitting in the same, lonely chairs.

SEASON PREMIERE 2 Broke Girls, 9 p.m., CBS As proof of how contradictory this show can be, the plot tonight revolves around the cupcake business being too busy.

SERIES PREMIERE Genealogy Roadshow, 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings) Researchers go to cities to interact with people desperate to know if they have a famous ancestor they can name-drop during cocktail parties and tailgates.

SERIES PREMIERE Mom, 9:30 p.m., CBS Anna Faris stars as a single mom sobering up, making for scads of obviously hilarious jokes about addiction and parental angst.

SERIES PREMIERE Hostages, 10 p.m., CBS Toni Collette is a surgeon who is being coerced into killing the president during an operation the White House will be able to put off until only about midseason.

SEASON PREMIERE Castle, 10 p.m., ABC Beckett has to decide between marrying Castle or taking a job in D.C. Well, what kind of housing allowance does she get?

SERIES PREMIERE The Blacklist, 10 p.m., NBC A fugitive agrees to help the FBI catch a terrorist as long as he can work with Megan Boone, because he's a big fan of Step Up Revolution.


SERIES PREMIERE Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m., ABC Disney and Marvel have to keep the pots simmering until the next Avengers movie comes out, so Phil Coulson is resurrected to lead a crew of crime fighters.

SEASON PREMIERE NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS There's an explosion at a black-tie party in Washington, and it's not just from all that hot air.

SEASON PREMIERE NCIS: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., CBS Torture and nuclear weapons factor heavily into this episode. This show's plotlines are so far-fetched!

SERIES PREMIERE The Goldbergs, 9 p.m., ABC A sort of Wonder Years for kids who grew up in the 1980s. Being target consumers has its privileges, like TV shows about you.

SERIES PREMIERE Trophy Wife, 9:30 p.m., ABC Malin Akerman plays a third wife to some guy with three kids, so this is like Modern Family from Gloria's point of view.

SERIES PREMIERE Lucky 7, 10 p.m., ABC A drama about seven schlubs who work at a gas station and win the lottery, then suffer the consequences of being rich. What a problem to have.

SEASON PREMIERE Person of Interest, 10 p.m., CBS Wouldn't you know, the Machine finally points you to a Navy officer you can learn from, and it's Fleet Week.

SEASON FINALE Double Divas, 10 p.m., Lifetime A restaurant's waitresses are wearing corsets too small for their bodies. That was probably a management decision.

SERIES PREMIERE Fangasm, 10 p.m., Syfy Seven geeks live in a house together to vie for a job working for Stan Lee. The only way it could get better is if Elvira was on the show. NO WAY!


SEASON PREMIERE The Middle, 8 p.m., ABC Axl's whole family wants to drop him off at college, and the whole family proceeds to embarrass/humiliate/annoy him. That's why you gotta stay in school, kid.

SEASON PREMIERE Revolution, 8 p.m., NBC Rachel meets someone from her past in Texas. No sudden movements, because they had itchy trigger fingers even before the blackout.

SERIES PREMIERE Back in the Game, 8:30 p.m., ABC A single mom who doesn't like sports bites the bullet and coaches her son's very bad baseball team. It doesn't sound like she'd be very interested in improving their skills.

SEASON PREMIERE Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC Manny is headed to Colombia, recalling Jay's wonderful line about how when he and the boy met, the kid was eating cereal out of a bucket.

SEASON PREMIERE Criminal Minds, 9 p.m., CBS Hotchner is up for a promotion while the team chases a killer through Arizona. No pressure.

SEASON FINALE Capture, 9 p.m., CW There's time for one more hunt before somebody wins $250,000. And a shower.

SEASON PREMIERE Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 9 p.m., NBC Benson is still missing. Mariska Hargitay has sure saved up a lot of vacation days.

SEASON PREMIERE Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Rayna's in a coma and Peggy's pregnant. Just be glad you're not Deacon, waiting to find out about his jail sentence.

SEASON FINALE Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo One of the chefs wins the title, only to be forgotten by you within six months.

SEASON PREMIERE CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 10 p.m., CBS The crew attempts to rescue Ellie before the killer who abducted her turns her into a modern art project.

SEASON PREMIERE South Park, 10 p.m., Comedy Central For the big Season 17 gimmick, the animated show will be broadcast live from now on.


SEASON PREMIERE The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS Sheldon and Penny get a little cozier than Leonard would like, marking this as the official point in which the show gets too serious for its fan base's liking.

SEASON PREMIERE Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m., NBC Everyone goes to London, but we already know Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are leaving at midseason, so let the mourning of Ann and Chris begin now.

SEASON PREMIERE Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC Somewhere along the way, Shonda Rhimes decided Seattle routinely gets Superstorm Sandy-like weather conditions. Earthquakes and volcanoes, sure. Even some windstorms. But hurricanes? No.

SERIES PREMIERE The Crazy Ones, 9 p.m., CBS Robin Williams is back on TV, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is his daughter. We can see it.

SERIES PREMIERE The Michael J. Fox Show, 9 p.m., NBC A TV personality gets Parkinson's and decides to quit, then drives his family so crazy he goes back to work. There's plenty of Michael J. Fox's life story tied up in this one.

SEASON PREMIERE Two and a Half Men, 9:30 p.m., CBS Amber Tamblyn replaces the half a man, who badmouthed the show before running off to college. Somehow it's not shocking Charlie Harper would have illegitimate children.

SEASON PREMIERE Elementary, 10 p.m., CBS Sherlock has a brother in England, and he looks an awful lot like the Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man.

SEASON PREMIERE Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC Crosby and Jasmine's baby unites the family. For lunch, at least.

SEASON FINALE Supermarket Superstar, 10:30 p.m., Lifetime Three winning cooks return to compete for $10,000 and a recipe in supermarkets, forever winning over people who cruise Publix on Saturdays just to get the free samples.


SEASON PREMIERE Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS One of the co-founders of Twin Peaks, a Hooters-like sports bar chain, goes undercover to survey the, uh, landscape.

SEASON FINALE Perfect Score, 8 p.m., CW Two guys who like watersports go looking for eligible women. No, not the R. Kelly kind of watersports, you weirdo.

SERIES PREMIERE MasterChef Junior, 8 p.m., Fox Whoever thought it'd be great to subject 8- to 13-year-olds to the profane jabberings of Gordon Ramsay either got fired or was promoted to president of Fox.

SEASON PREMIERE Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m., CBS Shooters take over HQ, but Capt. Lou Grover (last seen in the original series) shows up, so everything is cool.

SEASON PREMIERE Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS An alleged cop killer has the charges dropped due to lack of evidence. Tom Selleck needs to have a vendetta against somebody.

— 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...
Updated: 9 hours ago

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