Posts tagged "fall tv guide"

9 Network Shows To Watch—Or Add To Your DVR—This Fall

Last week, the five major networks—ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and The CW—all announced their Fall 2014 primetime schedules. In addition long-running series like “Criminal Minds” and “Law & Order: SVU” returning for another year, there are a ton of new shows that’ll be crashing the channels. Some look AH-MAH-ZING (i.e. “Gracepoint”), while others appear amazingly…

By: Leslie Simon / May 20, 2014

Fall TV Guide: “Homeland,” Which Just Might Be The Best New Show Of The Season

The last time Claire Danes was on television, she inspired a generation of girls to dye their hair red, listen to Frozen Embryos, and externalize their deep thoughts peppered with lots of ‘likes.’ Sixteen years and one scandalous Hollywood romance later, Claire is back on the small screen in a television show I can’t wait…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 1, 2011

Why “Ringer” Felt A Touch Disappointing

All summer, I have been oh so excited for Sarah Michelle Gellar’s return to television in “Ringer,” a show about a recovering alcoholic twin on the run from the mob who seizes the opportunity to assume her estranged sister’s life after she commits suicide. Last night, the show finally premiered on The CW. And overall,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 14, 2011

Fall TV Guide: The Clueless Interns Of “Running Russell Simmons”

Most professionals have paid their dues while advancing their career, and oftentimes this includes internships. I’ve been an intern several times, including here at The Frisky, and while I took some internships more seriously than others, I don’t think I’ve done anything as egregious as the interns featured on Oxygen’s “Running Russell Simmons.”…

By: Annika Harris / November 9, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Off The Map” Is On Our Radar

Our friends over at PopWrap have directed our attention to a new show called “Off the Map” which will be premiering on ABC in January and could potentially be awesome. It’s one part “Grey’s Anatomy” and one part “Lost,” with a sprinkling of “Friday Night Lights,” Meryl Streep, and “Twilight.” So what exactly does that…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 5, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Skating With The Stars” One-Ups “DWTS”

Ice skating has never been my favorite activity. See: me clinging to the side wall for dear life during every ice skating birthday party I went to as a kid. But ABC’s newest show, “Skating with the Stars,” is seriously upping the ante on “Dancing with the Stars” by taking C-listers and having them…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 3, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “The Walking Dead” Was Halloween-tastic

Two months ago, Sunday night was the best night for television thanks to the “True Blood” and “Mad Men” double header. Now we get a series that combines elements of both. “The Walking Dead” is the new series from AMC, the channel that brought you “MM.” And it’s a gross-out monster shocker, in the…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 1, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Premieres Tonight!

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” premieres tonight on Bravo at 10 p.m. While I think I have the least in common with these women, who quite possibly might be the wealthiest women in all the “Housewives” franchises, the upcoming attacks, accusations, and the demise of at least one marriage has me jonesing…

By: Annika Harris / October 14, 2010

Fall TV Guide: Vanilla Ice On A Home Makeover Show?

Here’s an answer to the question “Whatever happened to Vanilla Ice?” Apparently, after his rise and even more spectacular fall, he’s become a house flipper. He rehabbed and sold his first house 15 years ago, and has done many since then. Now the DIY Network has made a show following him on his biggest…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 12, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Law & Order: Los Angeles”

Remember when the original “Law & Order” died and we were all very distraught? Well, “Law & Order: Los Angeles” is the phoenix that has risen from its ashes. The new child of the mega crime drama franchise premieres tonight at 10 p.m. on NBC. Here is what you need to know to decide…

By: Kelli Bender / September 29, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “No Ordinary Family” Not Your Usual Superpower Show

Did you like “The Incredibles”? Yeah, pretty much everyone did. So it seems like kind of a brilliant idea that ABC created a live-action show that tells a very similar story. “No Ordinary Family” is about a police-sketch artist father who plans a trip to Brazil for his family because they’re increasingly disconnected and…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 28, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Sister Wives,” The Real-Life “Big Love”

Last night, I had dinner over at my mom’s apartment with my brother and his girlfriend and we got to talking about reconsidering the legality (or illegality) of plural marriage, i.e. polygamy. Putting aside personal feelings on the idea of polygamy, what we ended up concluding was that the government shouldn’t consider marriage a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2010

Fall TV Guide: Hilarity Ensues On “Outsourced”

Speaking of sitcoms, NBC Thursday nights have long been the place to go for ones that are hilarious versus merely tolerable if you need something to watch while painting your nails. We already love “Community”—Betty White will be guest starring tonight!—which joined old favorites “30 Rock” and “The Office” last year. And now…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 23, 2010

Gleek Out With “Glee” Spoilers

Last night’s season premiere of “Glee” went by fast. Too fast, if you ask me. When the scenes from next week popped up, I was confused because I thought I’d only been watching for half an hour. We met Shannon Beiste, the new football coach and embodiment of the stereotypical female gym teacher, who i…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2010

Fall TV Guide: “Better With You” Looks Like A Better Sitcom

Normally, I am not a sitcom girl. Something about the “set-up, set-up, joke” pacing has never worked for me. Not to mention the fact that 80 percent of sitcom plots are generated by one character not telling another character something and hijinx ensuing, whereas if they just said, “Hey, I broke the lamp,”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2010

“Hellcats” Cram Session: What You Don’t Know About Male Cheerleaders

The first two episodes of “Hellcats,” the new show based on my book Cheer!: Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, were all about the ladies—Marti (Aly Michalka) and Savannah (Ashley Tisdale). But in tonight’s episode, we’re going to get the back story on Lewis Flynn (played by Robbie Jones), the Hellcats’ star base…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2010

Fall TV Guide: Will You Get Under The Covers To Watch “Undercovers”?

JJ Abrams is pretty much a television god. He’s the genius who brought us the butt-kicking female CIA operative of “Alias” and the mind-bending intensity of “Lost.” So suffice it to say that there’s a lot of buzz surrounding “Undercovers,” his new series that premieres tonight. It’s about a pair of former CIA…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2010

Are Amy Poehler And Andy Samberg’s New “SNL” Promos Excellent?

This weekend, Amy Poehler is hosting the season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” while Katy Perry will be shaking off the bachelorette hangover as the musical guest. NBC has released the first promos for the episode, featuring Amy along with Andy Samberg. What, was Seth Meyers too busy for a “Weekend Update” reunion? Mostly,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 22, 2010

Fall TV Guide: 10 Reasons We’re “Running Wilde”

Running Wilde” is everything I could ask for in a TV show. Let me count the ways …

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 21, 2010

Fall TV Guide: The Mega-est New Show Night Of The Year

If the fall television season is a war, then tonight is D-Day. This week is when the four major networks begin their new lineups, and as such, there are a whopping five new series premiering tonight. Further complicating the DVR selections is the fact that four of them look very good. (Sorry, “Mike & Molly,”…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 20, 2010
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