Thursday, April 26, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Dec. 16


Disney's Prep & Landing, 8 p.m., ABC

Wayne, a member of the elite elf team that prepares for Santa's Big Night, is hoping for a promotion when he learns he has to stay where he is and train an overzealous new assistant. Hey, look, even whimsical Christmas characters have to deal with annoying co-workers!

How I Met Your Mother, 8 p.m., CBS

Two awesome things about this episode: Marshall finally makes it to the Farhampton Inn, leaving that awful road trip of his behind. And the always wonderful Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, The New Normal, Girls), above, guest stars.


SEASON FINALE The Voice, 9 p.m., NBC

One of The Voice's best seasons ever comes to an end tonight and crowns a winner. Who's it going to be — teenage belter Jacquie Lee or Jamaican powerhouse Tessanne Chin? Don't worry, both should have successful singing careers regardless of who wins. As for Will Champlin, well, we're surprised he made it past the battle rounds, so he should just be happy to be here.


The iHeartradio Jingle Ball 2013, 8 p.m., CW

If you can't catch Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at Tampa's Jingle Ball on Wednesday, watch them in this concert taped last week at Madison Square Garden. They're joined by Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ariana Grande, Jason Derulo, Austin Mahone and more. Taking bets now on how many of these artists we'll still care about next year.

Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013, 9:30 p.m., ABC

Walters chats with some of the people who made headlines in 2013 in the final edition of her annual special before she retires. This year's top 10 includes Jennifer Lawrence, Pope Francis, Edward Snowden, Robin Roberts, Prince George and, God help us all, the cast of Duck Dynasty. The identity of No. 1 will be revealed at the end of the show. No offense, Pope Francis, but we think J. Law is the one to beat.


I Love Lucy Christmas Special, 8 p.m., CBS

Flashback holiday episode time! While decorating a Christmas tree, Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel reminisce about how their lives have changed since the birth of Little Ricky. And we reminisce about how much life has changed since this show was on the air. Two words: separate beds.

The Christmas Blessing, 8 p.m., Hallmark

Before he struck it big as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, Neil Patrick Harris was still channeling his inner Doogie and casting around for gigs, like this 2005 TV movie in which he plays a medical resident who takes a break from work after losing a patient brings back bad memories. Ageless wonder Rob Lowe also appears, which is really all the incentive you need to watch.


Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC

Soon-to-be Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon returns to host the final SNL of the year and brings along BFF Justin Timberlake as musical guest (though he'll certainly show up in a few sketches). You know how Paul Rudd played that character reduced to a squealing One Direction fan girl a few weeks ago? Yeah, that's what these two do to us.


Thursday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballTwins at Yankees1 p.m.MLBRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMBrewers at Cubs8 p.m.MLBCollege baseballAuburn at Florida7 p.m.ESPNULSU at Mississippi 8 p.m.SECCollege lacrosse, womenACC tournament: Louisville vs. Boston College11 a.m.FSFAC...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Wednesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballMariners at White Sox2 p.m.MLBNationals at Giants (in progress)5 p.m.MLBTwins at Yankees6:30 p.m.1040-AMRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCubs at Indians7 p.m.ESPNMarlins at Dodgers7:30 p.m.FSFCollege baseballIndiana at Purdue7 p.m.ESP...
Published: 04/24/18
Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox's 'Empire' say they'd like to tell Tampa stories

Twin sisters from Tampa helping shape Fox's 'Empire' say they'd like to tell Tampa stories

JaNeika and JaSheika James’ television obsession was fueled by scarcity and convenience. As self-described "military brats" living in Germany, the girls treasured the VHS tapes their grandparents shipped overseas filled with English-language S...
Published: 04/24/18

Tuesday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballTwins at Yankees6:30 p.m.MLB; 1040-AMRays at Orioles7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Dodgers10 p.m.FSFCollege baseballCoastal Carolina at North Carolina6 p.m.ESPNUMississippi at Mississippi State7 p.m.SECCreighton at Nebraska7:30 p.m.Big ...
Published: 04/23/18
Dwayne Johnson turns down promposal, but rents a movie theater for her instead

Dwayne Johnson turns down promposal, but rents a movie theater for her instead

STILLWATER, Minn. — An eastern Minnesota teen who asked her celebrity crush Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to prom got a huge surprise when he actually responded. The Pioneer Press reports that Stillwater Area High School Senior Katie Ke...
Published: 04/23/18
Prince Arthur? Odds on the name of the newest royal baby

Prince Arthur? Odds on the name of the newest royal baby

Jackson, Liam and Noah may have been the most popular boys names in 2017, but don’t expect either of those monikers to be applied to the latest addition to the royal family.The Dutchess of Cambridge (that would be Kate Middleton) and Prince Wil...
Published: 04/23/18
Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns as a brutal message on extremism, complacency and trauma

Review: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ returns as a brutal message on extremism, complacency and trauma

About eight minutes into the second season of The Handmaid's Tale, you hear Kate Bush's This Woman's Work play amidst close shots of muzzled women. It's so heartbreaking that you may question your stamina to get through another dozen episodes.The son...
Published: 04/23/18

Monday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosIndyCar: Grand Prix of AlabamanoonNBCSNBaseballAutosIndyCar: Grand Prix of AlabamanoonNBCSNTwins at Yankees7 p.m.ESPNMarlins at Dodgers10 p.m.FSFCollege softballTennessee at Alabama7 p.m.SECLouisville at Florida State7 p.m.ESPNUNBA playoffs...
Published: 04/22/18

Sunday’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYAutosNHRA: SpringNationals2 p.m.FS1IndyCar: Grand Prix of Alabama3 p.m.NBCSNBaseballTwins at Rays1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Brewers2 p.m.FSFIndians at Orioles2 p.m.MLBCubs at Rockies (in progress)4 p.m.MLBNationals at Dodgers8 p.m.ESPNColle...
Published: 04/21/18
Tampa Theatre is showing ‘Reefer Madness’ tonight on 420 Day

Tampa Theatre is showing ‘Reefer Madness’ tonight on 420 Day

The campy gem known as Reefer Madness is screening at 10:30 p.m. tonight at the history Tampa Theatre, a perfect bit of programming on 420 Day. Today's day is 4/20 and it has beeen adopted in some circles as Weed Day because of the numeral code used ...
Published: 04/20/18