Sunday, November 19, 2017
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Aug. 5

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TUESDAY

Interior Therapy With Jeff Lewis, 9 p.m., Bravo

Jeff and Jenni help a couple whose home design is dictated by their 3-year-old child. Listen, if you're letting your toddler take over the house, you need more than just decorating therapy.

WEDNESDAY

Broadchurch, 10 p.m., BBC America

The hype from TV critics has been deafening about this BBC show, which revolves around the mysterious murder of an 11-year-old boy in a tiny English coastal town. Plus, Fox just announced it's making an American version. Watch it so you can inevitably compare the two (we'd bet good money on the original).

THURSDAY

Sharkpocalypse, 9 p.m., DISCOVERY

Hey, it's no Sharknado. No, really, this show sounds way more tame and way more logical. Andy Casagrande and Devon Massyn host this new special that seeks to answer the question of whether shark attacks on humans are increasing, or are just getting more media coverage. Shark Week kicked off last night on the Discovery Channel, so expect to see plenty of shark-tastic programming each night.

Panic 9-1-1, 10 p.m., A&E

Crimes unfold in real time, with real 911 calls as the soundtrack and re-enactments of the emergencies as well as interviews with witnesses, law enforcement officers, dispatchers and callers. Like a train wreck, how can you not watch?

FRIDAY

Perfect Score, 8 p.m., CW

We thought Arielle Kebbel might have a promising career as a CW starlet, with past stints on Gilmore Girls and 90210. Instead, she ended up as a different kind of CW refugee — host of this so-bad-it's-kind-of-good reality dating show. The premise: Two friends compete to see who can pick their ideal mate from a group of 10 members of the opposite sex, who have been assigned dollar values based on how compatible they are with the contestants. So, contestants could end up choosing someone worth $1, or someone worth $50,000. The best part is when those are the two options left at the end, and they go for the $1 dude. Happy dating!

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW

The models have to walk on a vertical runway in this week's new episode. So now being a top model requires defying gravity. Great.

SUNDAY

The Newsroom, 10 p.m., HBO

Aaron Sorkin continues to have immaculate 20/20 hindsight on the second season of this show set in a television newsroom about a year ago. Right now, it's making its way through the 2012 election, and Sorkin's already angered Mitt Romney aids with a recent episode in which a reporter is kicked off a Romney press bus because aides for his campaign weren't a fan of The Newsroom's news program. Gee, the guy who wrote The West Wing is showing a liberal bias? We're shocked.

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Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosMonster Energy Cup: Ford EcoBoost 4003 p.m.NBCCFLSaskatchewan at Toronto1 p.m.ESPNewsEdmonton at Calgary4:30 p.m.ESPNewsCollege basketballMonmouth at Virginia1 p.m.FSFWomen: Maryland at Connecticut1:30 p.m.ESPNPuerto Rico Tip-Off, fifth pla...
Published: 11/18/17

Saturday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 300 qualifying11 a.m.CNBCXfinity: Ford EcoBoost 3003:30 p.m.NBCSNCollege basketballMaryland-Eastern Shore at GeorgetownnoonFox SunBucknell at Maryland8:30 p.m.Big TenGolfPGA Europe: Tour Championship2:30 a.m.GolfPGA: ...
Published: 11/17/17
Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

Video: Forget Pizza Rat. Meet St. Petersburg’s Pizza Squirrel

New York, it seems, doesn't have a monopoly on pizza-chomping rodents.Around 2:45 p.m. Friday, the Tampa Bay Times spotted a squirrel digging a nearly entire slice of pizza out of a trash can at 146 Second St. N in St. Petersburg. The squirrel hoppe...
Published: 11/17/17
Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

Jeffrey Tambor accused of sexual harassment by his ‘Transparent’ co-star

"Transparent" actress Trace Lysette has accused actor Jeffrey Tambor of sexually harassing her on the set of the Amazon series.Lysette’s allegations mark the second time the star, who plays Maura Pfefferman on the critically acclaimed dramedy, has be...
Published: 11/17/17
Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

Here are this week’s pop culture winners and losers

WINNERS:Taylor SwiftFollowing the death of his mother, Gloria, The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon shared a touching story with the audience about his mom squeezing his hand three times and saying "I love you," when he was a kid. "Last week, I was in ...
Published: 11/17/17
Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ pits rebellious teens against their evil parents

Review: ‘Marvel’s Runaways’ pits rebellious teens against their evil parents

The parents in Runaways really are the worst.Hulu's new Marvel series follows a ragtag group of teenagers who have to band together to defeat their own parents, who are collective members of a secret criminal organization called the Pride.In the wake...
Published: 11/17/17
What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

What to watch this weekend: ‘The Punisher,’ ‘Search Party,’ Elizabeth Smart Lifetime movie

GRIEF AND GUNS: THE PUNISHERMarvel fans first saw Marine veteran Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) in Netflix's Daredevil series. The brutish anti-hero finally gets his own series with The Punisher, exploring what he did after helping Daredevil (Charlie Co...
Published: 11/17/17
Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward wins National Book Award for ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing’

Jesmyn Ward is having a good year.At a glamorous ceremony Wednesday night in New York, Ward was named the winner of the 2017 National Book Award for Sing, Unburied, Sing, about a Mississippi family's epic road trip. The book is Ward's third novel ...
Published: 11/16/17
Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

Your heart can go on when ‘Titanic’ returns to theaters

It's the holiday season, so why not capitalize on a beloved film by bringing it back to theaters for a limited engagement?That's what Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures and AMC Theaters are doing, announcing that a remastered version of Titanic w...
Published: 11/15/17

Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYCollege basketballIndiana at Seton Hall6:30 p.m.FS1Montana State at Penn State7 p.m.Big TenUSF at Stetson8 p.m.820-AMButler at Maryland8:30 p.m.FS1Creighton at Northwestern9 p.m.Big TenCollege footballE. Michigan at Miami (Ohio)7 p.m.CBSSNW. Mic...
Published: 11/14/17