Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Watch this: TV week of Aug. 19

MONDAY

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.

TUESDAY

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.

WEDNESDAY

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.

THURSDAY

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?

FRIDAY

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?

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Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballWomen: Florida State at Texas12:30 p.m.FS1Women: Georgia Tech at Georgia1 p.m.SECStony Brook at Providence2:30 p.m.FS1North Carolina at Tennessee3 p.m.ESPNSavannah State at Baylor3 p.m.Fox SunWomen: USF at Florida International...
Published: 12/16/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingMiddleweights: Lemieux vs. Saunders9:30 p.m.HBOCollege basketballButler vs. PurduenoonFoxMiami at George WashingtonnoonCBSSNLouisville vs. MemphisnoonESPN2Detroit vs. MichigannoonESPNUNC-Greensboro at N.C. StatenoonFSFSeton Hall at Rutgers...
Published: 12/15/17
Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Adam Savage’s ‘Brain Candy Live!’ at the Straz Center: Canceled

Looks like the idea of Brain Candy Live! returning to Tampa Bay in 2018 turned out to be a myth.The interactive science spectacular, co-hosted by MythBusters' Adam Savage, has canceled its upcoming North American tour, including a May 5 event at the ...
Published: 12/15/17
Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Salma HayekSalma Hayek has spoken out against Harvey Weinstein, calling the producer a "monster" who threatened her career and her life after she reportedly denied his sexual advances. Hayek said working with Weinstein on the film Frida was like "goi...
Published: 12/15/17
What to watch this weekend: ‘A Christmas Story Live,’ Star Wars movie marathon, Hollywood Christmas Parade

What to watch this weekend: ‘A Christmas Story Live,’ Star Wars movie marathon, Hollywood Christmas Parade

OH, FUDGE! A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!The trend of live musicals broadcast on television isn't slowing down anytime soon, and A Christmas Story Live! — based on the classic holiday movie and Broadway musical — was ripe for the next taking. Fo...
Published: 12/15/17

Friday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingSuper lightweights: Vargas vs. Herrera10 p.m.FS1College basketballWomen: Southern at USF7 p.m.1040-AMMaryland-Eastern Shore at Creighton8 p.m.FS1College footballDivision III, final: Mount Union (Ohio) vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)7 p.m.ES...
Published: 12/14/17
Harry Potter’s Nymphadora Tonks, Natalia Tena, joins A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

Harry Potter’s Nymphadora Tonks, Natalia Tena, joins A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

The bubble gum pink-haired, shape-shifting witch Nymphadora Tonks from the last four Harry Potter films is headed to A Celebration of Harry Potter next month.Natalia Tena marks her first appearance at the annual wizarding world celebration Jan. 26-28...
Published: 12/14/17
Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN control of local cable rights to Rays, Lightning games

Disney-Fox deal gives ESPN control of local cable rights to Rays, Lightning games

As part of its deal to buy a massive package of 21st Century Fox assets, Disney will acquire Fox Sports Regional Networks, which control the local cable rights to a slew of professional teams, including the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Lightning.Assu...
Published: 12/14/17
Poll: Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown

Poll: Most Americans say 'Merry Christmas' and prefer Rudolph over Charlie Brown

The Monmouth University Polling institute released the results of their Christmas poll today.
Published: 12/14/17

Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBoxingSuper Bantamweights: Salgado vs. Diego De La Hoya10:30 p.m.ESPN2College basketballBethune-Cookman at USF7 p.m.820-AMValparaiso at Northwestern8 p.m.Big TenSouthern at Baylor8:30 p.m.ESPN2College volleyball, NCAA semifinalsNebraska vs. Penn...
Published: 12/13/17