Friday, June 22, 2018
TV and Media

On TV this weekend, June 8-10

On TV this weekend


2012 UEFA European Championship, 11:30 a.m., ESPN Don't care about soccer? Too bad, because we do. This monster tournament kicks off with Poland vs. Greece. Wait, Greece can afford to field a team?

Seal Wars, 7 p.m., Animal Planet The Whale Wars people also take on people who club baby seals to death. Because filming it and showing people powerless to do anything to Namibians is very effective.

SERIES PREMIERE Lives on Fire, 9 p.m., OWN A reality show about four female firefighters who pose for a pin-up calendar. That's pretty hot. And pretty hot.

21st Century Sex Slaves, 10 p.m., NatGeo A special-forces unit goes undercover to take down sex-traffickers in Thailand. We had no idea that kind of thing was happening there.

SERIES PREMIERE Comedy Bang! Bang!, 10 p.m., IFC Comedian Scott Aukerman's podcast comes to the (other) small screen with guests like Zach Galifianakis and Will Forte. So this is sort of your Saturday Night Live substitute for the summer.

Storytellers, 11 p.m., VH1 Puzzled by the change of pace on Norah Jones' new album? Check out this doc about her and understand where she's coming from.


Guys Choice Awards, 9 p.m., Spike If it goes boom, gets you drunk or wears fishnets, guys like it, so we don't really need those awards.

SERIES PREMIERE Redneck Island, 9 p.m., CMT It's like Survivor, but with rednecks. As opposed to all those fine, upstanding citizens on the CBS version. But this one is hosted by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

Jersey Shore Shark Attack, 9 p.m., SyFy Unfortunately, it's not the real deal, but it does feature Nooki and The Complication trying to save shoebies from getting et up by Jaws.


SERIES PREMIERE Mob Wives Chicago, 8 p.m., VH1 This is apparently about women whose husbands are all mobbed up, although we find it hard to believe those folks would allow video crews into their homes daily. Don't look in the deep freeze in the basement.

The 66th Annual Tony Awards, 8 p.m., CBS Neil Patrick Harris hosts for a third time, which is reason enough for you to watch this one despite having seen absolutely none of the nominees. That's how he rolls.

SEASON PREMIERE True Blood, 9 p.m., HBO Finally, an HBO series featuring some gratuitous sex and violence is back on the air!

SEASON PREMIERE Our America With Lisa Ling, 10 p.m., OWN Kids in pageants. Please, sweet Lord, let the madness end. Call them home. Leave us be. It's ... it's just too much.

SEASON PREMIERE Bridezillas, 10 p.m., WEtv Can you believe producers found NINE seasons' worth of intolerant shrews who have enough friends to fill out a wedding party? There's a "where are they now" special on an hour before this, in case you want to see who got busted for meth or biting off a bridesmaid's ear.

SEASON FINALE Mad Men, 10 p.m., AMC You do realize twice as many people watch Spartacus, and that show is getting canceled after next season, right? Just putting that out there. (Send your humorless emails to the address below.) — Joshua Gillin [email protected]


Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 22

TODAYBaseballYankees at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMDodgers at Mets7 p.m.MLBMarlins at Rockies8:30 p.m.FSFCFLWinnipeg at Montreal7 p.m.ESPN2College baseball, World SeriesMississippi State vs. Oregon State3 p.m.ESPNArkansas vs. Florida8 p.m.ESPNHorsesRoy...
Updated: 8 hours ago
MegaCon Tampa Bay celebrity guests include ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ stars

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MegaCon Tampa Bay has announced a lineup of celebrity guests that will likely conjure a mix of excitement and nostalgia among local geeks.They include Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who currently plays Negan on The Walking Dead, Christopher Lloyd, best known f...
Published: 06/21/18
Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

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Tampa might have the worst track record when it comes to contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race.Both queens who hail from the Cigar City were eliminated right away during their seasons. Alisa Summers was the first boot on Season 4 in 2012. Then on Season ...
Published: 06/20/18
Updated: 06/21/18

Sports on TV/radio for Thursday, June 21

TODAYBaseballRed Sox at Twins1 p.m.MLBMets at Rockies (in progress)4 p.m.MLBCubs at Reds7 p.m.MLBBlue Jays at Angels10 p.m.MLBCollege baseball, World SeriesFlorida vs. Texas Tech8 p.m.ESPNUGolfPGA: Traveler’s Championship3:30 p.m.GolfHorsesRoyal Asco...
Published: 06/20/18

Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, June 20

TODAYBaseballDodgers at Cubs2 p.m.MLBMarlins at Giants3:30 p.m.FSFMariners at Yankees7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. North Carolina7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals Championship6:30 p.m.GolfHor...
Published: 06/19/18

Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 19

TODAYBaseballOrioles 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 SeriesFlorida vs. Texas2 p.m.ESPNTexas Tech vs. Arkansas7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals c...
Published: 06/18/18

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