Friday, March 23, 2018
TV and Media

Top TV week of July 14: '24: Live Another Day', 'Under the Dome', 'The Divide'


SERIES FINALE 24: Live Another Day, 9 p.m., Fox

Say farewell to Jack Bauer (again) as this miniseries revival of the Fox show that ended in 2010 comes to a close. As usual, he's trying to stop terrorists from carrying out actions that would devastate the globe. Classic overachiever.

Idris Elba: King of Speed, 10 p.m., BBC America

Interested in learning about the political, social and historical evolution of racing in places like London, Scotland and Finland? No? Well, what if we told you that charming British actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Prometheus) was your guide through it all in this two-part documentary. Better?

Under the Dome, 10 p.m., CBS

Poor Dean Norris. First, he missed out on an Emmy nomination Thursday for his riveting work on Breaking Bad's final season, now on this show his character is stuck conducting a town census. Dude just can't catch a break.


Chasing Life, 9 p.m., ABC Family

Here's a show about plucky teens dealing with cancer, in case The Fault in Our Stars didn't make you bawl/roll your eyes enough.


NOVA, 9 p.m., PBS

This ambitious four-part miniseries called "Australia's First 4 Billion Years'' tells the origin story of the giant continent, from the beginning of Earth to today, chronicling all of the giant kangaroos, prehistoric crustaceans and deadly asteroids in between. Wow, that's a lot to cover. Can we bring back Idris Elba for this?

SERIES PREMIERE The Divide, 9 p.m., WE

The president from Scandal (Tony Goldwyn) co-created this eight-episode legal drama that explores the criminal justice system and directed its pilot, because apparently between guzzling booze by the gallon and stoking his on-off relationship with Olivia Pope, he has soooo much time on his hands.

SERIES PREMIERE Virgin Territory, 11 p.m., MTV

This new hour-long documentary series spotlights 15 young adults from across the country who are grappling with whether to lose their virginities. The show is apparently part of MTV's partnership with the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. Don't worry MTV, we bet that other show you aired about teen moms (er, Teen Mom) scared an entire generation of youngsters from having kids.


Hollywood Game Night, 8 p.m., NBC

Scandal's Scott Foley represents Pope & Associates on tonight's episode, along with ice skater Johnny Weir (where's Tara Lipinski?!), Leah Remini, Krysten Ritter and Nick Swardson.

Welcome to Sweden, 9 p.m., NBC

And now, for this edition of Random Movie Stars on Unpopular Summer Shows: Will Ferrell guest stars as himself in the new episode of this show from Amy Poehler's brother Greg.

SERIES PREMIERE Married, 10 p.m., FX

Nat Faxon and Judy Greer star in this new FX comedy as a married couple who spend more time than they would like arguing over bills and fretting over their vanishing sex life. Let's hope the actual show isn't as boring as that description.

This week’s pop culture winners and losers

This week’s pop culture winners and losers

WinnersStranger Things kids"Friend's don't lie." They also don't miss your birthday. After a Twitter user posted that nobody showed up for her little brother's Stranger Things-themed party, the cast of the hit Netflix series came to the rescue."What!...
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Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosF1: Australian Grand Prix qualifying2 a.m.ESPN2Baseball, spring trainingRed Sox at Yankees1 p.m.ESPNReds at Rockies 4 p.m.MLBNationals at Marlins7 p.m.FSFRangers at Padres9:30 p.m.MLBCollege baseballMississippi at Texas A&M7 p.m.SECLSU at V...
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The new ‘Roseanne’ is the political family fight we all need so we can just move on

The new ‘Roseanne’ is the political family fight we all need so we can just move on

About 20 years ago, Roseanne ended with arguably one of the worst series finales in TV history. Turns out the Conners we invited into our living rooms for almost 10 years were fictional characters in Roseanne’s made-up family biography. How meta, but...
Published: 03/23/18

Joss Whedon steps down from ‘Batgirl,’ Roxane Gay offers to step up

In February, ever-busy Joss Whedon passed on writing and directing the upcoming Batgirl movie by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment. Today, prolific novelist and essayist Roxane Gay offered to take over. And DC might be interested.Gay tweeted, "Hey [D...
Published: 03/22/18

St. Petersburg author Tamara Lush a finalist for Romance Writers of America award

Romance has many rewards.For St. Petersburg author Tamara Lush, one of them is being a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's 2018 book awards, called the RITAs.The RWA announced March 22 that her novel Constant Craving is one of five finalists...
Published: 03/22/18
The most shocking thing about that ‘X-Files’ finale is who DIDN’T die

The most shocking thing about that ‘X-Files’ finale is who DIDN’T die

Lots of speculation has swirled around The X-Files this season about whether questions raised last season would be answered (after this season's premiere undid last season's finale) and about the show's future. The Season 11 finale seemed to fly in t...
Published: 03/21/18
Updated: 03/22/18
Did … that really just happen? An ‘X-Files’ finale recap

Did … that really just happen? An ‘X-Files’ finale recap

This episode of The X-Files was, as most are, dreadfully short of answers to the big questions. If you need to catch up on what happened before, click here.RELATED: The most shocking thing about the finale is who DIDN'T dieAs all of the "My Struggle"...
Published: 03/21/18
Video: 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' helps a Tampa Bay woman meet her sister for the first time

Video: 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' helps a Tampa Bay woman meet her sister for the first time

A new web series spun off from The Ellen DeGeneres show helped a Riverview woman and her siblings reunite with a sister across the country they’d never met. Life’s First-Evers with Jeannie is hosted by Jeannie Klisiewicz, the Ellen show ...
Published: 03/21/18
For ‘The Americans,’ plot lines keep colliding with real Russia drama

For ‘The Americans,’ plot lines keep colliding with real Russia drama

WASHINGTON — You know it’s weird times when at one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president was making headlines for congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on a victory in a sham election, and elsewhere in Washington, multiple investigation...
Published: 03/21/18
The 5 best Spanish period dramas on Netflix

The 5 best Spanish period dramas on Netflix

If you haven't binged a Spanish period drama wondering if your hero and heroine are going to get caught by the law, a jealous spouse or somebody's scheming madre, buckle up. You're in for quite a ride.We all acknowledge the greatness of a good Britis...
Published: 03/20/18
Updated: 03/21/18