Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TV and Media

Watch this: TV week of Sept. 2


The Daily Show, 11 p.m., Comedy Central

No one could replace the love we have in our hearts for Jon Stewart, but our summer fling with guest host John Oliver was kind of fun. In fact, when Stewart takes over again Tuesday, we're going to miss Oliver's charming British witticisms and outlandish excuses for Stewart's absence, like: Stewart was recovering from a procedure where he switched faces with Nicolas Cage; on an Eat, Pray, Love journey to find himself; or trapped in a Chilean mine with 18 other talk show hosts. (The much more boring real reason: Stewart was off directing the movie Rosewater.)

SEASON finale So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Fox

The final four face off tonight to determine a guy and a girl winner, bringing an end to one of the best seasons in a long time. Last week we said goodbye to Latin ballroom dancer Paul, probably the most technically proficient dancer of the group (three words: hip-hop routine), and Haley, who should've gone home weeks ago. So that leaves Aaron, Jasmine, Fik-Shun and Amy to dance for a chance to win a quarter of a million dollars each (!) and the SYTYCD title. No surprise since they've led the pack since the live shows began.

Web Therapy, 11 p.m., Showtime

We consider it our lifelong obligation to notify people when Friends reunite. So, heads up: Matt LeBlanc is going to be on Lisa Kudrow's show tonight!


SEASON PREMIERE It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FXX

Attention, Sunny fans: You might have to work a little harder to find Dennis, Dee and the gang this season. FX has moved this show to its new spinoff channel, the awkwardly titled FXX. Whatever channel it's on, we're just happy such a wacky, original comedy still exists. Especially after so many seasons of debauchery!

SEries finale Futurama, 10 p.m., Comedy

They mean it this time. After a long run that included a cancelation and a cable revival, this sci-fi sitcom takes its final bow.


Wilfred, 10 p.m., FX

Oh, sure, FX can keep Wilfred on its original station, but It's Always Sunny gets moved to FXX, which we're not even sure how to find.


Teach, 8 p.m., CBS

If you're going to school the nation on the importance of teachers, bring in A-list stars. Queen Latifah hosts this special from Waiting for Superman director Davis Guggenheim that pays tribute to teachers by exploring the American education system through their eyes. And just to make sure you're paying attention in class, other guests include Jon Cryer, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rashida Jones.

SEries PREMIERE Hello Ross, 10 p.m., E!

If you long for the sharp cultural insights of red carpet correspondent Ross Mathews more than just a few times a year, this show is for you. In his new interactive series, viewers get to comment and debate on the pop culture issues of the moment. We're dying to know if Ross thinks Ben Affleck will make a good Batman.


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...
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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
Watch this weekend: ‘Westworld,’ ”The 100,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Watch this weekend: ‘Westworld,’ ”The 100,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Back online: WestworldIt's crazy to think that the first season of Westworld premiered more than a year ago. But the hype surrounding this modern sci-fi series hasn't let up since. In the first season we explored the high-tech theme park of Westworld...
Published: 04/20/18