Thursday, June 21, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of June 24


SEries PREMIERE Under the Dome, CBS, 10 p.m. Stephen King's mammoth book is the inspiration for this 13-episode miniseries beginning tonight. You know, we can really get behind this miniseries thing. Too many shows flame out because they've been on the air far too long (see: Dexter, right). And this one has the perfect eerie premise to explore in a short series: A small town finds itself suddenly cut off from the world by an invisible dome that has appeared around its border. Sounds like the beginning of a great X-Files episode to us!


SEASON PREMIERE Perception, TNT, 10 p.m.

There's no escaping silly shows like this during the summer, so we're giving in. Eric McCormack returns for Season 2 of this TNT show as eccentric neuroscience professor Daniel Pierce, whose paranoid schizophrenia helps the FBI solve crimes. Because why not? This season, Pierce must walk away from an imaginary friendship with a woman in order to start a romance with another — played by the same woman, natch. Couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.


SEASON PREMIERE Big Brother, 8 p.m., CBS

Would you believe this show debuted in 2000? You'd never know it's been 13 years by the looks of host Julie Chen, who doesn't look even 5 minutes older. We liked Big Brother 10 years ago. We thought it had run its course about two years after that. That won't stop CBS from airing the 15th season THREE times a week starting tonight.


SEASON PREMIERE Dexter, 9 p.m., Showtime

We remember when Dexter used to be one of the best shows on TV. That's not the case anymore, thanks to a flat-out weird sixth season (the one where Tom Hanks' son sees dead people) and some bad writing (remember when Deb had the hots for Dex? Ew). But as the show begins its eighth and final season, Dexter is still one of the more fascinating and unique antiheroes. And we're on board for the show's final stint: We have a good feeling the folks behind Dexter will give everyone's favorite psychopath a killer send-off.

SEries PREMIERE Ray Donovan, 10 p.m., Showtime

Liev Schreiber stars as a guy who makes the problems of the Los Angeles elite disappear in this new show from, yes, Showtime again, but you don't have to have the premium cable channel to watch the first episode. You can watch it for free on YouTube at — Michelle Stark, Times Staff Writer


Sports on TV/radio for Thursday, June 21

TODAYBaseballRed Sox at Twins1 p.m.MLBMets at Rockies (in progress)4 p.m.MLBCubs at Reds7 p.m.MLBBlue Jays at Angels10 p.m.MLBCollege baseball, World SeriesFlorida vs. Texas Tech8 p.m.ESPNUGolfPGA: Traveler’s Championship3:30 p.m.GolfHorsesRoyal Asco...
Updated: 12 hours ago
Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

Miss Vanjie talks her ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ exit, memes, drag roots

Tampa might have the worst track record when it comes to contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race.Both queens who hail from the Cigar City were eliminated right away during their seasons. Alisa Summers was the first boot on Season 4 in 2012. Then on Season ...
Published: 06/20/18

Sports on TV/radio for Wednesday, June 20

TODAYBaseballDodgers at Cubs2 p.m.MLBMarlins at Giants3:30 p.m.FSFMariners at Yankees7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. North Carolina7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals Championship6:30 p.m.GolfHor...
Published: 06/19/18

Sports on TV/radio for Tuesday, June 19

TODAYBaseballOrioles at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesFlorida vs. Texas2 p.m.ESPNTexas Tech vs. Arkansas7 p.m.ESPNGolfPGA Professionals c...
Published: 06/18/18

Sports on TV/radio for Monday, June 18

TODAYBaseballYankees at Nationals7 p.m.MLBRays at Astros8 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Giants10 p.m.FSFDiamondbacks at Angels10 p.m.ESPNCollege baseball, World SeriesOregon State vs. Washington2 p.m.ESPNNorth Carolina vs. Mississippi State7 p.m.ESPN...
Published: 06/17/18

Sports on TV/radio for Sunday, June 17

TODAYAutosXfinity: Iowa 250 qualifying2:30 p.m.FS2Xfinity: Iowa 2505 p.m.FS1BaseballMarlins at Orioles1 p.m.FSFRays at Yankees2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMAstros at Royals2 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners (in progress)5 p.m.MLBCubs at Cardinals8 p.m.ESPNCollege b...
Published: 06/16/18

Sports on TV/radio for Saturday, June 16

TODAYArena FootballPhiladelphia at Albany6 p.m.CBSSNAutosTrucks: Iowa 250 qualifying4:30 p.m.FS2Trucks: Iowa 2507 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees1 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles4 p.m.FSFTwins at Indians4 p.m.MLBRed Sox at Mariners8 p.m.FoxCFLHa...
Published: 06/15/18
Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 15

TODAYArena FootballWashington at Baltimore7 p.m.CBSSNAutosNHRA: Thunder Valley Nationals qualifying6 p.m.FS1BaseballRays at Yankees7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMMarlins at Orioles7 p.m.FSFCFLToronto at Saskatchewan9 p.m.ESPN2GolfU.S. Open10 a.m.FS1LPGA: Meije...
Published: 06/14/18
Updated: 06/15/18
WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

WATCH: New live-action Dumbo trailer

Disney dropped the a new trailer for Tim Burton’s dark live-action Dumbo reboot Tuesday. The short trailer features a gloomy take on the song “Baby Mine” and already has fans ready to reach for the tissues. one day Disney will re...
Published: 06/14/18
WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

WUSF names new ‘Morning Edition’ host

The new host for NPR’s Morning Edition on WUSF-FM 89.7: Jessica Meszaros.The reporter and anchor on Thursday officially replaced longtime host Carson Cooper as the local voice of one of public radio’s signature shows."She has real confidence in her v...
Published: 06/14/18