Friday, April 20, 2018
TV and Media

Top TV week of April 7: 'The Voice', 'Parenthood', 'Tanked'

MONDAY

Kitchen Casino, 9 p.m., Food

Poker and other gambling challenges are part of this new cooking competition, in which the turn of a card or the pull of a slot machine handle determines what ingredients the contestants must use. Oh, Food Network. When will you learn? We don't need high-stakes bidding or utensil wars. Chopped reruns 24/7 will do just fine.

TUESDAY

The Voice, 8 p.m., NBC

It's time for the playoffs! The top 20 artists perform tonight hoping to be part of the 12 that make it to the live shows. And we continue hoping Usher never wears that ridiculous raccoon hat ever again.

THURSDAY

Shark Tank, 8 p.m., ABC

Entrepreneurs, get excited! There are TWO new episodes of Shark Tank airing this week. Tonight, the sharks are pitched things like plush slippers, flavorful nuts and leggings. Ah, add a glass of wine and it's just another typical Thursday night.

The Crazy Ones, 9:30 p.m., CBS

Are you ready for this TV reunion news we're about to drop? Pam Dawber guest stars as Simon's (Robin Williams) new romantic interest, which means Mork and Mindy are together again! Dawber played Mindy McConnell to Williams' alien Mork in the '70s sitcom Mork & Mindy. Yes, kids, Robin Williams started his career playing an alien on TV. Doesn't that explain everything?

Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC

We can't get behind most of the recent developments on this show (Julia's torrid love affair with that guy she just met, Kristina and Adam inexplicably getting the rights to open a charter school), but one thing keeps bringing us back: Ray Romano as a possibly autistic photographer named Hank, who is quietly giving one of the best, most subtle performances on TV.

FRIDAY

Tanked, 10 p.m., Animal Planet

Tanked comes to Florida this week to build a 10-foot-high, 15-foot-long tank shaped like a pipeline wave in a seafood restaurant. But wait, there's more! The show will be back in the Sunshine State for the episode airing May 16, when they'll build a 33,500-gallon snorkel aquarium for St. Pete Beach's new Guy Harvey's RumFish restaurant.

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Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosXfinity: ToyotaCare 250 qualifying4 p.m.FS1Monster Energy Cup: Toyota Owners 400 qualifying5:30 p.m.FS1Xfinity: ToyotaCare 2507 p.m.FS1BaseballRoyals at Tigers1 p.m.MLBTwins at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMIndians at Orioles7 p.m.MLBMarlins at ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Tampa Bay disciples of 'Wild Wild Country' guru remember Oregon commune

Tampa Bay disciples of 'Wild Wild Country' guru remember Oregon commune

SPRING HILL Joe Lemieux sat on the cream sofa near several relics from another era in his life, out of place in this retiree’s pastel-tinged living room and brought into the morning light specifically for this occasion. There was a beaded nec...
Published: 04/19/18
Eva Longoria’s American ‘Gran Hotel’ adaptation in Miami: What we know so far

Eva Longoria’s American ‘Gran Hotel’ adaptation in Miami: What we know so far

I forever sing the praises of Gran Hotel, the gasp-inducing Spanish drama that is hands-down the most addicting show I have ever binged. It's been remade in Italy, Mexico (as El hotel de los secretos) and Egypt (as Grand Hotel but on Netflix as Secre...
Published: 04/19/18
Bring yourself back online: ‘Westworld’ returns with a vengeance and even more head-spinning narratives

Bring yourself back online: ‘Westworld’ returns with a vengeance and even more head-spinning narratives

The violent delights and violent ends have returned.Westworld premieres a second season Sunday on HBO, and this time the artificial intelligence "hosts" are in charge of the high-tech theme park.If you thought the first season was brutal, you're in f...
Published: 04/18/18
‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home

‘Night Court’ star Harry Anderson, 65, found dead in home

Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series Night Court, was found dead in his North Carolina home Monday. Mr. Anderson was 65. A statement f...
Published: 04/16/18
Video: Meteorologist goes on epic on-air rant during another cold forecast

Video: Meteorologist goes on epic on-air rant during another cold forecast

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The winter that won’t end has taken its toll on a TV meteorologist in western Michigan.Garry Frank of WXMI-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, went on a rant to colleagues because they weren’t excited about his forecast.Video of the r...
Published: 04/16/18
Blockbuster stores are still open, and soon to receive a special gift from John Oliver

Blockbuster stores are still open, and soon to receive a special gift from John Oliver

Blockbuster is still open in Alaska, and about to receive some interesting movie memorabilia from "Last Week Tonight" and John Oliver.
Published: 04/16/18

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosMonster Energy Cup: Food City 500 (resumption, 296 laps left)1 p.m.FoxBaseballRangers at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCardinals at Cubs7 p.m.ESPNAstros at Mariners10 p.m.MLBCollege softballMississippi State at Mississippi7 p.m.SECN.C. State at ...
Published: 04/15/18
St. Petersburg's Movies in the Park lineup announced

St. Petersburg's Movies in the Park lineup announced

Want to see a free movie in North Straub Park?
Published: 04/13/18
Updated: 04/16/18
$13 tattoo for Friday the 13th? You can get one in Tampa Bay

$13 tattoo for Friday the 13th? You can get one in Tampa Bay

Among the things you probably shouldn't try to save money on, tattoos rank right near the top. But if you're feeling lucky on this supposedly unlucky day, you can score a $13 tattoo in honor of Friday the 13th at a number of Tampa Bay tattoo shops. ...
Published: 04/13/18