Friday, November 24, 2017
TV and Media

On TV this weekend, Aug. 17-19


On TV this weekend


Teachers Rock, 8 p.m., CBS A roundup of cool teachers that is actually a thinly veiled promo for the movie Won't Back Down. But hey, Meryl Streep, LL Cool J, Usher, Morgan Freeman, Miranda Cosgrove and Dave Grohl talk about their favorite teachers, and Carrie Underwood, Josh Groban, Dierks Bentley and Fun perform.

NFL Preseason Football, 8 p.m., Fox The Baltimore Ravens and the Detroit Lions are a marquee matchup. When's the last time you heard someone say that?

HGTV Green Home Giveaway 2012, 8 p.m., HGTV A viewer wins a 2,300-square-foot, green-built home, plus $100,000 and a GMC Terrain, but has to live in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga. If you're only watching it, you didn't win.

SEASON PREMIERE Boss, 9 p.m., Starz Kelsey Grammer takes a lot of drugs that make him hallucinate. No, on the show. Plus, this season costars Sanaa Lathan, Jonathan Groff and Tip Harris — you may know him better as rapper T.I.


Dog Whisperer, 8 p.m., NatGeo Cesar tries to help 400-pound comedian Ralphie May, whose dog apparently eats all the time. Sometimes these summaries are their own punchline.

The Timey-Wimey of Doctor Who, 9 p.m., BBC America While you're waiting for the next season, 30 Rock's Scott Adsit and comedian Jonah Ray discuss the show's time-travel storylines. That should be simple enough, right?

SERIES DEBUT 10 Kids, 2 Dads, 10 p.m., OWN The mixing and matching of reality show subjects has begun, as we have a huge family presided over by two gay men. We can't wait until they mash up Toddlers & Tiaras with Shark Week!


SEASON PREMIERE Survivorman, 8 p.m., Discovery Les Stroud tries to survive in Mexico for 10 days. Don't go to soccer matches or drink the water.

SERIES PREMIERE Copper, 10 p.m., BBC America Producers from Homicide: Life on the Street made this show about 19th-century New York police officers. Makes perfect sense debuting on a British TV network, doesn't it?

SERIES PREMIERE Married to Jonas, 10 p.m., E! It's like Britney Spears' newlywed show with Kevin Federline, but starring squeaky clean Kevin Jonas and his wife. He's got enough morals and has faded from view just enough that we doubt anything shocking will ever happen.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballMissouri vs. St. John’s11 a.m.ESPNewsArkansas State at USFnoon820-AMVillanova vs. Northern IowanoonESPN2Wooden Legacy: St. Mary’s (Calif.) vs. Washington State1:30 p.m.ESPNewsTennessee vs. N.C. State2:30 p.m.ESPN2PK80: Portland...
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Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

TodayCollege footballMississippi at Mississippi State7:30 p.m.ESPNCollege basketballMissouri vs. Long Beach State11:30 a.m.ESPN2Tennessee vs. Villanova12:30 p.m.ESPNSt. John’s vs. Oregon State2 p.m.ESPNUPortland vs. North Carolina2:30 p.m.ESPNNorth C...
Published: 11/22/17
When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

When to watch ‘Rudolph,’ ‘The Polar Express,’ ‘A Christmas Story Live’ and more holiday specials

'Tis the season for a TV schedule packed with holiday specials and Christmas classics.We've already been seeing Christmas movies and commercials since early November, but the days following Thanksgiving are when all the networks kick into high gear.F...
Published: 11/22/17
Meet Amazon’s bawdy, opinionated Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Meet Amazon’s bawdy, opinionated Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Miriam "Midge" Maisel seems to have it all.It’s 1958 New York City, Upper West Side, and she’s a quick-witted Jewish housewife with two kids. She and her husband live in a plush apartment just a few floors below her meddling yet endearing parents.He’...
Published: 11/21/17
What to watch this week: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Godless,’ Thanksgiving specials

What to watch this week: ‘Marvel’s Runaways,’ ‘Godless,’ Thanksgiving specials

MondayDavid Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize, 9 p.m., PBS: A special celebrating the work of Late Night and The Late Show host David Letterman.SERIES PREMIERE: Big Hero 6 the Series, 8 p.m., Disney Channel: The new animated series takes place after th...
Published: 11/20/17

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballMarquette vs. VCU2:30 p.m.ESPN2Wichita State vs. California4:30 p.m.ESPN2Molloy at St. John’s6:30 p.m.FS1UCLA vs. Creighton7 p.m.ESPNUTexas A&M vs. Oklahoma State7 p.m.ESPN2Jackson State at Maryland7 p.m.Big TenWomen: Butler at...
Published: 11/19/17

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosMonster Energy Cup: Ford EcoBoost 4003 p.m.NBCCFLSaskatchewan at Toronto1 p.m.ESPNewsEdmonton at Calgary4:30 p.m.ESPNewsCollege basketballMonmouth at Virginia1 p.m.FSFWomen: Maryland at Connecticut1:30 p.m.ESPNPuerto Rico Tip-Off, fifth pla...
Published: 11/18/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 300 qualifying11 a.m.CNBCXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 3003:30 p.m.NBCSNCollege basketballMaryland-Eastern Shore at GeorgetownnoonFox SunBucknell at Maryland8:30 p.m.Big TenGolfPGA Europe: Tour Championship2:30 a.m.GolfPGA: ...
Published: 11/17/17
Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

New York, it seems, doesn't have a monopoly on pizza-chomping rodents.Around 2:45 p.m. Friday, the Tampa Bay Times spotted a squirrel digging a nearly entire slice of pizza out of a trash can at 146 Second St. N in St. Petersburg. The squirrel hoppe...
Published: 11/17/17
Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

"Transparent" actress Trace Lysette has accused actor Jeffrey Tambor of sexually harassing her on the set of the Amazon series.Lysette’s allegations mark the second time the star, who plays Maura Pfefferman on the critically acclaimed dramedy, has be...
Published: 11/17/17