Saturday, March 24, 2018
TV and Media

Top TV week of May 5: 'Rosemary's Baby', 'New Girl', 'Nashville', ‘24: Live Another Day'


SEASON PREMIERE 24: Live Another Day, 8 p.m., Fox

Jack Bauer is back in this 12-episode revival of Fox's real-time show that ended in 2010. Four years later, he's exiled in London, but still trying to protect the U.S. president. And yet no matter how many times you prove your heroism, Jack, we still have the same question: When in the heck do you find time to use the loo?


SEASON finale New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox

Oscar Nunez, who played, uh, Oscar on The Office, is one of the guest stars in this season finale episode, in which recently broken-up couple Jess and Nick take a cruise they booked while they were still dating. New rule for next season, New Girl: No more guest stars! Give the handful of crazy talented cast members you already have more to do.

SEASON finale The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., FOX

Oh, Mindy and Danny, while The Mindy Project is wise not to get you two together too quickly and risk imploding the show, we long for your reunion. This season 2 finale seems like the perfect time!

SEASON PREMIERE Freakshow, 10 p.m., AMC

This Venice Beach, Calif.-set reality series starts its second season with sideshow ringleader Todd Ray holding auditions for new performers. One of those looking for a spot is Garry Stretch Turner, who claims to have the stretchiest skin in the world. Man, sure seems like a stretch that he won't get in. ... Yeah, I'll show myself out.


Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC

First Lady Michelle Obama makes a guest appearance on this episode set in Fort Campbell, Ky., where Rayna (Connie Britton) has organized a charity concert after finding out Luke was injured in Afghanistan. Hope they've got the First Lady signed up to perform — did you see her mom dance with Jimmy Fallon?

Restaurant: Impossible, 10 p.m., Food

For the show's 100th episode, chef and host Robert Irvine sits down with his rotating team of designers and workers to discuss the process of making over a troubled restaurant in two days. It's about time he gave those people some credit.


American Comedy Awards, 9 p.m., NBC

Nope, we've never heard of these awards either, but get a load of the comics nominated: Bill Burr, Louis C.K., Jim Gaffigan, Patton Oswalt and Amy Schumer. Surely a few of them will show up.


Whose Line Is It Anyway?, 8 p.m., CW

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key (Key & Peele) is the guest star in this new episode of the improv comedy game show. Man, talk about range. Key also pops up with his comedy partner Jordan Peele on FX's dark comedy Fargo later this season.


Mom's Day Away, 8 p.m., Hallmark

In honor of Mother's Day, why not settle in for a nice, sappy Hallmark movie with your mom? The premise of this new one: A happily married woman with two children is feeling unappreciated at home and regrets about all the things motherhood kept her from achieving. So all she wants for Mother's Day is to forget that she's a mom. Whoa. That took an unexpectedly dark turn.


SEASON PREMIERE Rosemary's Baby, 9 p.m., NBC

It's the first of this two-part miniseries, about a woman (Zoe Saldana, sporting a Mia Farrow-esque pixie haircut) and her husband who move to Paris for a fresh start and encounter all manner of horrifying things, including the possibility they're having a Satanic baby. As if pregnancy wasn't already trying enough.

Tommy Wiseau brings ‘The Room,’ throngs of cult fans to Tampa’s Gasparilla International Film Festival

Tommy Wiseau brings ‘The Room,’ throngs of cult fans to Tampa’s Gasparilla International Film Festival

Here is what The Room superfandom looks like.Jordan Weinstein was among the hundreds of fanatics queued up outside the AMC Centro Ybor 20 on Friday for the chance to meet and snap a photo with Tommy Wiseau, the auteur and star behind the cult 20...
Published: 03/24/18

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosTrucks: Alpha Energy Solutions 200 qualifying11 a.m.FS1Trucks: Alpha Energy Solutions 2002 p.m.FS1Monster Energy Cup: STP 500 qualifying5 p.m.FS1F1: Australian Grand Prix1 a.m.ESPN2BoxingLightweights: Martinez vs. Santiago8:30 p.m.ESPNBaseb...
Published: 03/23/18
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!...
Published: 03/23/18
Watch this weekend: Getty series ‘Trust,’ Bill Hader in ‘Barry,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’

Watch this weekend: Getty series ‘Trust,’ Bill Hader in ‘Barry,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’

The Gettys: TrustIn 1973, John Paul Getty III was kidnapped in Rome and held for ransom. But it turns out that his oil tycoon grandfather wasn't that interested in paying up to get the Getty heir back. FX's Trust is just the latest take on the juicy ...
Published: 03/23/18
Review: History and horror flood Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ series

Review: History and horror flood Ridley Scott’s ‘The Terror’ series

History is just the tip of the iceberg for Ridley Scott's new monster series.The Terror, premiering Monday night on AMC, puts a horror twist on the real expedition to find the Northwest Passage (the route from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific via th...
Published: 03/23/18

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...
Published: 03/23/18
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