Friday, June 22, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Sept. 16


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

The real question this season is whether anyone can beat possible cancer survivor Valerie Harper. We're skeptical. Here are some of the celebs who will try: a post-Jersey Shore, post-pregnancy Snooki; former Buccaneer Keyshawn Johnson; Scientology refugee Leah Remini; erstwhile Saved By the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley; and, our personal fav, Bill Nye the Science Guy (maybe he'll explain the physics of how those impossibly skimpy dresses stay on). Forget the dancing, they better work on their sob stories if they want to beat dear Rhoda.


SEASON PREMIERE New Girl, 9 p.m., Fox

After its stellar second season, New Girl tops our list of the best comedies on right now. In fact, with quirky levels at an all-time low and the focus on the entire ensemble, it's one of the only shows that still makes us laugh out loud (sorry, Modern Family). It was no surprise last season when they took a cliched sitcom premise — roommates Jess and Nick realize they want to be more than friends — and turned it into something wildly endearing. We're counting on this season to dig deeper into their awkward, aw-shucks courtship.

SEASON PREMIERE The Mindy Project, 9:30 p.m., Fox

Midway through The Mindy Project's bumpy first season, creator Mindy Kaling (who deserves eternal props for writing some of the best episodes of The Office) struck a good balance between zany workplace comedy and romantic comedy. In last season's finale, she fled to Haiti with her minister boyfriend, but tonight's premiere episode wisely reunites her with NYC soon enough. Bonus: We love guest star James Franco as a doctor named Paul Leotard brought in to replace (and flirt with) Mindy. He actually comes off like a normal human, which is a nice change for the guy.


SEASON PREMIERE Survivor: Blood vs. Water, 8 p.m., CBS

Survivor is back for its 27th (!!!) season, which features contestants from the show's past competing with relatives or significant others. The catch? At some point, they have to decide whether to help their partners succeed or turn on them. This season, we're more inclined to watch: Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and now Tampa lawyer Brad Culpepper and his wife Monica (who was on the show in 2012) are one of the couples. Seems like a good way to maintain a healthy marital relationship.


SEASON PREMIERE Shark Tank, 9 p.m., ABC

The business moguls have to decide whether or not to invest in dog-friendly frozen yogurt. Which is a sentence you could only read in 2013.


Sports on TV/radio for Friday, June 22

TODAYBaseballYankees at Rays7 p.m.Fox Sun; 620-AMDodgers at Mets7 p.m.MLBMarlins at Rockies8:30 p.m.FSFCFLWinnipeg at Montreal7 p.m.ESPN2College baseball, World SeriesMississippi State vs. Oregon State3 p.m.ESPNArkansas vs. Florida8 p.m.ESPNHorsesRoy...
Updated: 5 hours ago
MegaCon Tampa Bay celebrity guests include ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ stars

MegaCon Tampa Bay celebrity guests include ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ stars

MegaCon Tampa Bay has announced a lineup of celebrity guests that will likely conjure a mix of excitement and nostalgia among local geeks.They include Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who currently plays Negan on The Walking Dead, Christopher Lloyd, best known f...
Published: 06/21/18
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
Updated: 06/21/18

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...
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