Tuesday, March 20, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Aug. 19


The Writer's Room, 10 p.m., Sundance

Jim Rash (Community) hosts this half-hour show that delves into the inner workings of popular shows' writer's rooms. New Girl is in the spotlight tonight, with creator Liz Meriwether and actor Jake Johnson (who plays Nick) joining Rash to talk about the show. Sure, they'll probably discuss the budding Nick-Jess romance, but we have more pertinent questions: When is Winston going to get his own plotlines? And are they ever going to explain the rules to True American?

Teen Wolf, 10 p.m., MTV

We've got some advice for this MTV show loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox movie as it heads into the midseason finale of its third season: Drop the silly mythology, focus more on the quirky teens.

Under the Dome, 10 p.m., CBS

In this week's episode, a mysterious woman who knows both Big Jim (Dean Norris, also on Breaking Bad right now) and Barbie arrives in Chester's Mill. And then Big Jim finds some evidence that incriminates her as a meth kingpin and ends up punching her in his garage and — oh wait, wrong Dean Norris show.


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

We don't really see the point of celebrity guests on this new incarnation of the improv show, but this week is a definite exception: sketch comedy genius Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) joins the usual comedians.

Who Do You Think You Are?, 9 p.m., TLC

Chris O'Donnell explores his family tree on tonight's episode. Holy flashback Batman! Is this episode taking place in the '90s? Because that's the last time we cared what Chris "Robin" O'Donnell was up to.


SERIES PREMIERE Modern Dads, 10:30 p.m., A&E

From the network that brought us Duck Dynasty comes this new reality series about four stay-at-home fathers in Austin, Texas. We're holding out hope that this is an interesting look at fatherhood, instead of another opportunity to make lame jokes about how revolutionary it is for a man to raise his child.


Ghost Shark, 9 p.m., SYFY

SyFy's latest gorefest is about a shark that comes back from the dead wanting revenge on the humans that killed it. Of course, the ghost shark can show up in any kind of water — including the toilet, natch. Oh boy. Is this what happened to all of the sharks that died in Sharknado?


Tanked, 10 p.m. ANIMAL PLANET

Celebrities need fish tanks too. This episode revisits some of the jobs Wayde and Brett have done for well-known clients, including a shark tank for Tracy Morgan, a Houdini-themed aquarium for Neil Patrick Harris and a giant koi pond for the NFL's Bart Scott. What exactly is a Houdini-themed aquarium? Does NPH jump in with a straitjacket on and then try to escape?


Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseball, spring trainingRed Sox at Rays1 p.m.Fox SunAstros at Nationals1 p.m.ESPN2Cubs at Rangers4 p.m.MLBCollege basketballWomen’s Division II tournament: Union (Tenn.) vs. Central Missouri7 p.m.CBSSNWomen’s Division II tournament: Indiana (Pa...
Updated: 1 hour ago
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...
Updated: 8 hours ago

Bunny books multiply on bestseller list

We live in such contentious times that even a bunny book can stir up a storm, and a political parody of a children's book can outsell the real thing. On March 19, Charlotte Pence, the 24-year-old daughter of Vice President Mike Pence, published a ch...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseball, spring trainingBlue Jays at Phillies1 p.m.MLBRangers at White Sox4 p.m.MLBRays at Orioles6 p.m.620-AMCollege baseballArkansas State at Missouri7 p.m.SECCollege basketball, NITPenn State at Marquette7 p.m.ESPNMississippi State at Louisv...
Published: 03/19/18
‘Sex and the City’ star announces run for governor

‘Sex and the City’ star announces run for governor

Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes for six seasons and two films worth of the New York City-centric Sex and the City franchise, said Monday via her verified Twitter account that she’s running for governor of New York.“I love New Yor...
Published: 03/19/18
Someone will win $2,500 for eating a huge burrito in Tampa

Someone will win $2,500 for eating a huge burrito in Tampa

Taco Bus is bringing back its El Jefe Burrito Eating Championship for a second year with more than five times the cash prize for the person who chows down a 2.5-pound burrito in the shortest time. The competition takes place April 5, National Burrit...
Published: 03/19/18
Watch this week: ‘The X-Files’ finale, premieres of ‘Krypton,’ ‘Station 19,’ ‘Shadowhunters’

Watch this week: ‘The X-Files’ finale, premieres of ‘Krypton,’ ‘Station 19,’ ‘Shadowhunters’

MondaySERIES PREMIERE: Epic Warrior Women, 8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel: The three-part docuseries explores the real-life inspirations behind the Amazons of Wonder Woman and the Dora Milaje of Black Panther.Previous coverage: Epic Warrior Women explor...
Published: 03/19/18

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseball, spring trainingMets at Astros1 p.m.MLBWhite Sox at Diamondbacks4 p.m.MLBYankees at Rays6:35 p.m.620-AMRockies at Rangers9 p.m.MLBCollege basketball, NITStanford at Oklahoma State7 p.m.ESPNULSU at Utah9 p.m.ESPNUWestern Kentucky at USC1...
Published: 03/18/18
‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

‘Black Panther’ tops box office for 5th straight weekend

NEW YORK — "Black Panther" has become the first film since 2000's "Avatar" to top the weekend box office five straight weekends.According to studio estimates Sunday, "Black Panther" grossed $27 million in ticket sales over the weekend, pushing ...
Published: 03/18/18
Review: Sort-of Superman prequel ‘Krypton’ showcases best and worst of Kryptonian culture

Review: Sort-of Superman prequel ‘Krypton’ showcases best and worst of Kryptonian culture

Superman has been a popular culture legend for the past 85 years, spanning dozens of DC comic book series, movies and television series.The new Syfy series Krypton forgoes another Superman-led series in favor of digging into the culture of his home p...
Published: 03/16/18
Updated: 03/18/18