Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Watch this: TV week of July 15

Monday

SEries PREMIERE Kris, 11 a.m., Fox

Kris Jenner gets her own one-hour daily talk show, and we continue to weep for our Kardashian-obsessed nation. Now, how long till she invites baby North on as a guest?

Tuesday

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

Believe it or not, this improv show stopped producing new episodes back in 2006. And while we doubt anyone was particularly clamoring for its return, there are far worse shows to bring back. Actor/comedian Aisha Tyler (Ghost Whisperer, Archer) fills the Drew Carey role as host over a series of improv segments involving the audience and four comedians. The best part? Whose Line? vets Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie and Wayne Brady are all coming back, which is the only real reason we're interested in this show's return. Along with those three, the show will feature a different special guest each week. We'd like to see Chip Esten, who's currently showing off his dramatic chops on Nashville, bring his antics back to the Whose Line? stage.

Wednesday

The 2013 ESPYs, 9 p.m., ESPN

Jon Hamm hosts this year's sports awards. And why stop there? Let's line him up for the next Oscars, Emmys, Grammys — you name it. Anyone who can make us feel sorry for depraved adulterer Don Draper AND make us laugh as Sergio the sax man can do anything.

Thursday

The Bridge, 10 p.m., FX

We're really glad someone has found a juicy dramatic television role for Demián Bichir, whose last show was Weeds. Since then he has been nominated for an Oscar for bringing to life an immigrant gardener in Los Angeles in 2011's A Better Life. We can't wait to see what he does on this new show as Mexican police officer Marco Ruiz, navigating the politically charged climate surrounding the Bridge of the Americas between Texas and Mexico.

SEason PREMIERE Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime

We're curious to see what the 12th season of this show has in store, if for no other reason than a billboard unveiled last week shows Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum presiding over a bunch of naked models. What does this have to do with tonight's challenge to create an outfit from a parachute? We have no idea, but we know we'll be watching. — Michelle Stark, Times Staff Writer

   
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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...
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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