Monday, December 11, 2017
TV and Media

On TV this weekend, March 23-25

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox A restaurant in Philadelphia is coasting on its reputation from 30 years ago. That's okay, because the city is doing the exact same thing.

SEASON FINALE Sweet Home Alabama, 9 p.m., CMT In case The Bachelor's ending wasn't redneck enough for you, former NASCAR Sprint Cup ambassador Paige Duke tries to pick a lucky boy to say she'll stay with, then dump two weeks after filming ends.

Merlin, 10 p.m., SyFy Morgana prepares to bring the Southron army against the city of Gondor. Wait, no, Camelot. We mean Camelot.

In Plain Sight, 10 p.m., USA Mary has to deal with a hoarder who witnessed a murder. That evidence was just here a second ago … wait, we'll have to look for it.

SATURDAY

SERIES PREMIERE Ball Boys, 3 p.m., ABC The folks who brought us Pawn Stars have created this show about a sports memorabilia shop in Baltimore. Because if you had to run a place based on good sports memories, where else would you be, amirite?

The Graham Norton Show, 10:15 p.m., BBC America Nothing else is on and Graham's guests are Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper and Lenny Kravitz, so it may be time to take your basic cable box above 100.

SUNDAY

Whiskey Business, 7 p.m., CMT Pauly Shore plays an Italian hiding out from the mob in the South. How many fish can be out of how much water in this one?

SEASON PREMIERE Long Island Medium, 9 p.m., TLC Theresa Caputo is still gainfully employed, apparently by helping Pauly Shore get back in touch with his career.

SERIES FINALE Luck, 9 p.m., HBO This was just supposed to be the end of the first season, but then three horses died while filming this racetrack drama, so no more Dustin Hoffman for you. Oh, you can watch 'em die on a track and it's no problem, but if it happens on a TV show, watch out! Seriously, though, nobody cares about horse racing anymore.

SEASON PREMIERE Mad Men, 9 p.m., AMC Welcome back for another season of retro anxiety, backstabbing and anachronistic trivia, which the media gushes about but is really watched by an eighth as many people as Jersey Shore. That proves it's a good show.

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

Comments
What to watch this week: New season of ‘The Librarians,’ Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special

What to watch this week: New season of ‘The Librarians,’ Gwen Stefani’s Christmas special

MondaySEASON FINALE: The Gifted, 9 p.m., Fox: The team at Mutant HQ is divided on what to do next after Jace is forced to hand over something valuable to Dr. Campbell.Disney's Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic, 8 p.m., Freeform: A behind-the-scenes l...
Updated: 7 hours ago

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballBryant at Louisville7 p.m.ESPNUChicago State at Northwestern7 p.m.FS1Drake at Minnesota8 p.m.Big TenAlabama A&M at DePaul9 p.m.FS1NBAHeat at Grizzlies8 p.m.Fox SunPelicans at Rockets8 p.m.NBARaptors at Clippers10:30 p.m.NBANFLP...
Published: 12/10/17

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballTulane vs. Florida StatenoonESPNU; 1010-AMLa Salle at Villanova1 p.m.FS1Women: Marshall at Florida1 p.m.SECArizona State at Kansas2 p.m.ESPNWomen: Texas at Tennessee3 p.m.ESPN2Women: SE Louisiana at TCU3 p.m.Fox SunSouthern at ...
Published: 12/09/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingSuper featherweights: Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux9 p.m.ESPNSuper featherweights: Roman vs. Salido10:30 p.m.HBOCollege basketballDuke at Boston CollegenoonESPNUCLA at MichigannoonCBSMonmouth at KentuckynoonESPNUCoastal Carolina at South Carol...
Published: 12/08/17
This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

This week’s pop culture winners and losers: Tonya Harding edition

WINNERS: Tonya Harding The once disgraced Olympic figure skater is no longer on thin ice in the pop culture world. Harding joined Margot Robbie, who is playing her in the upcoming film I, Tonya, on the red carpet this week. While Harding pleaded g...
Published: 12/08/17

Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballValparaiso at Purdue6:30 p.m.FS1Ohio at Maryland7 p.m.Big TenIowa at Iowa State8 p.m.ESPN2Howard at Georgetown8:30 p.m.FS1College footballAwards show7 p.m.ESPNGolfLadies European: Dubai Masters4:30 a.m.GolfPGA Europe: Australia...
Published: 12/06/17
Mahaffey Theater cancels Garrison Keillor performance after sexual misconduct allegations

Mahaffey Theater cancels Garrison Keillor performance after sexual misconduct allegations

The Mahaffey Theater has canceled an upcoming performance by Garrison Keillor in the wake of allegations of sexual misconduct against the former host of A Prairie Home Companion.Keillor was to perform in St. Petersburg on Feb. 5, but the show's promo...
Published: 12/06/17
Review: History’s ‘Knightfall’ will please fans of epic history, popular culture

Review: History’s ‘Knightfall’ will please fans of epic history, popular culture

Sometimes a Templar Knight dies in your field and you have to return his master sword to the temple in Paris, because God's kingdom depends on it.All that happens to Parsifal (Bobby Shofield) in the first episode of History's new period drama Knightf...
Published: 12/06/17
36 period dramas you can stream right now on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

36 period dramas you can stream right now on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu

If you've loved period dramas for any length of time, you probably feel like you've seen them all. Not that there's a shortage of shows dramatizing any and everything from the 1600s to the '60s. But sometimes you've seen all Masterpiece and BBC curr...
Published: 12/05/17
Updated: 12/06/17

Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballWomen: TCU at Texas A&MnoonSECSiena at Louisville7 p.m.ESPN2Wisconsin at Temple7 p.m.ESPNUWestern Carolina at North Carolina7 p.m.Fox SunKent State at Xavier7 p.m.FS1Loyola-Chicago at Florida8 p.m.ESPN; 620-AMAustin Peay at Ill...
Published: 12/05/17