Monday, May 21, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Oct. 21

MONDAY

Dancing With the Stars, 8 p.m., ABC

This season is more nuts than usual. First, cancer patient and delightful human being Valerie Harper was voted off in the third week (no sympathy vote, people?!), and last week, actual great dancer Christina Milian was sent home after scoring the first 10 of the season. Plus, thanks to the show, we officially like Snooki, who's been nothing short of adorable this season. So, yeah, something bizarre is going on.

THURSDAY

Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m., NBC

If you missed guest star Tatiana Maslany show up last week as Tom's (Aziz Ansari) new girlfriend, tonight is your last chance to see her and find out what all that Orphan Black fuss was about.

The Michael J. Fox Show, 9:30 p.m., NBC

We're trying to fall in love with you, Michael J. Fox Show, but you're making it hard for us to think of you as anything other than a friend. You're just too nice, too safe, too old-fashioned — we're missing that spark. We know you've got it in you! You've got a great cast, great star power, and the dialogue's not awful. So dig down and find something to keep us interested — because we're finding it hard to commit.

FRIDAY

SEASON PREMIERE The Carrie Diaries, 8 p.m., CW

A young Samantha Jones (Lindsey Gort) joins the cast this season, when Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) meets her while spending the summer in Manhattan. Really curious to see what kind of situations young Sam gets into, since not one of grown-up Samantha's hobbies are appropriate to show on a family-friendly network.

SEASON PREMIERE Grimm, 9 p.m., NBC

Apparently NBC's official programming strategy is: Let's release any and all spooky shows near Halloween! We see right through you, peacock. Appropriately, Grimm is back for its third season tonight with lots of zombie problems. Insert obligatory Walking Dead reference here.

SERIES PREMIERE Dracula, 10 p.m., NBC

Vampires? Ugh, so two years ago. At least this one is played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers (last seen on TV in Showtime's The Tudors), who was practically born to play a pale, creepy creature in 19th-century London. Still, the show will have to do something surprising to overcome two TV tropes we are totally sick of: gore and period pieces.

SATURDAY

Cupcake Wars, 8 p.m., Food

What's Rob Zombie been up to lat lately? Apparently not much. He's judging this Halloween-themed cupcake competition, in which the bakers will have to incorporate some spicy ingredients. Because when we think of Rob Zombie, we think of dainty baked goods. '

Comments
Have your favorite shows been canceled? Here’s a breakdown by network

Have your favorite shows been canceled? Here’s a breakdown by network

Last week brought the up-front presentations, when broadcast networks show off their new fall series to advertisers and, less ceremoniously, dump dozens of others.This year the bloodletting included beloved sitcoms and high-concept dramas, and the ne...
Published: 05/18/18
Summer TV preview: For your viewing pleasure, a look at the lineup

Summer TV preview: For your viewing pleasure, a look at the lineup

Get ready for another hot summer of sensational TV. We want crazy thrillers. We want exaggerated plot lines. But don’t count out prestigious and gut-wrenching dramas. The summer TV season begins earlier each year. We’re only halfway thro...
Published: 05/17/18
Today’s sports on TV/radio

Today’s sports on TV/radio

TODAYBaseballCardinals at Twins1 p.m.MLBRays at Royals2 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMBrewers at Diamondbacks (in progress)4 p.m.MLBDodgers at Marlins7 p.m.FSFYankees at Nationals7 p.m.ESPNAstros at Angels (in progress)10 p.m.MLBCyclingTour of California, Stage...
Published: 05/15/18
Pauley Perrette claims she endured ‘multiple physical attacks’ on ‘NCIS’: ‘Nothing is worth your safety’

Pauley Perrette claims she endured ‘multiple physical attacks’ on ‘NCIS’: ‘Nothing is worth your safety’

Pauley Perrette left the long-running CBS forensic show NCIS after 15 seasons last week under what was originally presented as a professional decision. On Twitter, however, she told a different story."I refused to go low, that’s why I’ve never told p...
Published: 05/15/18
14 classic movies to see at Tampa Theatre this summer

14 classic movies to see at Tampa Theatre this summer

Tampa Theatre revealed today the lineup of movies for this year’s Summer Classics series. Among the more notable screenings are 2009’s The Blind Side, featuring a question and answer session with actor Quinton “Big Mike” Aaro...
Published: 05/14/18
Updated: 05/15/18
8 TV shows to watch with your mom for Mother’s Day

8 TV shows to watch with your mom for Mother’s Day

Mom should spend Mother's Day however she wants. And if she doesn't want to go anywhere, suggest a heartwarming TV show to binge together. My mother and I have always shared a love for television, and I remember proudly declaring to my fifth-grade cl...
Published: 05/10/18
For the first time, a royal wedding will be shown in theaters

For the first time, a royal wedding will be shown in theaters

If you were planning on waking up at the crack of dawn on May 19 to catch  Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal wedding  (and why wouldn't you?) there's good news for sleepy heads.  Fathom Events and BritBox, the subscription service...
Published: 05/08/18
Legoland brings back Star Wars Days with ‘The Force Awakens’ Miniland display

Legoland brings back Star Wars Days with ‘The Force Awakens’ Miniland display

The force is strong with Legoland this month.The Winter Haven theme park brings back its annual Star Wars Days on weekends in May with meet and greets with Lego Star Wars characters, galactic-themed building opportunities and a new brick display...
Published: 05/07/18
Updated: 05/08/18
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second best weekend 2 ever

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ scores second best weekend 2 ever

LOS ANGELES — In its second weekend in theaters, "Avengers: Infinity War" continues to dominate in North America.The Walt Disney Co. says Sunday that the superhero film will gross an estimated $112.5 million over the weekend, becoming the secon...
Published: 05/06/18
Is Hulk Hogan OK?

Is Hulk Hogan OK?

***UPDATE TO THE UPDATE***Hulk has cleared up the Great Help Scandal of 2018:Sorry about the “HELP” tweet,was at the Dodge Dealer trying to figure out why my iPhone wouldn’t sync up to my Bluetooth! Oops,sorry HH— Hulk Hogan ...
Updated one month ago