BTN’s “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2014″ premieres Oct. 22

The Journey: Big Ten Football 2014

BTN’s The Journey series returns for the 2014 football season with profiles of some of the Big Ten’s top players. The new season premieres Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7pm ET with a look at Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, Michigan State wide receiver Tony Lippett and Indiana wide receiver Shane Wynn. Viewers will get to see the personal side of the players as student-athletes and learn about their backgrounds and lives off the field. “The best part of The Journey is that each year, new characters emerge on the scene,” says BTN Originals coordinating producer Bill Friedman. “Our talented and … Continue reading

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“Shark Tank” companion series coming to ABC

"Shark Tank" companion series coming to ABC

ABC announced today that it will be launching Beyond the Tank, a “companion series” to its hit, Emmy-winning reality series Shark Tank. Ten hourlong episodes have been ordered of the series that will explore the opportunities and challenges that come after striking a deal on Shark Tank. From ABC: “Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on Shark Tank. What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin? After closer … Continue reading

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The Flash recap: “Things You Can’t Outrun”

The Flash recap: "Things You Can't Outrun"

Episode 3 of The CW’s The Flash is titled “Things You Can’t Outrun,” and that applies both literally to Barry’s (Grant Gustin) troubles in outrunning a dangerous new metahuman villain, and also figuratively to various characters’ inability to outrun their pasts. The baddie for this week is Kyle Nimbus (guest star Anthony Carrigan), who has the ability to turn himself into poison gas (and, of course, resolidify himself afterward). Nimbus got this power as a death row inmate the night of the particle accelerator accident — as Nimbus was being put to death by gas, the accident that also created … Continue reading

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Nail’d It Episode 3: Recap

Nail'd It Episode 3: Recap

Nail’d It Episode 3 is zooming onto Oxygen tonight. I have been waiting for this episode ever since I saw my first Nail’d It tease. One of the things that I love about this show is they don’t mess around; once the opening credits roll, they get right onto the contestant intros. So let’s follow their lead, dive in and get nail’d. Kandi, age 23 from Long Beach, CA Calls herself the “Nail Ninja” “I’m a ninja because, they kill the nail game every single time.” Has never done a nail competition, but at age 23 has worked for celebs … Continue reading

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Boo-urns!: Simpsons World reviewed

Boo-urns!: Simpsons World reviewed

Everything’s coming up Milhouse. The Simpsons World immersive experience launched Oct. 21 on and the FXNOW mobile app. Highlights of Simpsons World include: – Every Simpsons episode from Seasons 1-25, plus new Season 26 episodes available the day after they air on FOX. Sorry, episodes have commercials. – Episode and clips playlists created around a central theme (“Eat My Shorts” Shorts, Simpsons Predict the Future) – A section with the most popular episodes and clips, sorted by today, this month or this year – Rareties, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, cast and producer interviews, and more – Links to Simpsons stuff … Continue reading

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Set list for “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!” on PBS

Set list for "Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE!" on PBS

This Friday, Oct. 24, PBS’ Great Performances will air a taped performance of Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! as part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival. The special airs at 9pm ET (check local listings). Recorded on July 28 at Lincoln Center, the hourlong special, which I’ve had a chance to screen, is impressively entertaining, featuring a variety of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, each handpicked by the artists. The performance features solo performances and duets, with Lady Gaga, as you might expect, almost continually surprising the live and home audiences with an array … Continue reading

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Jane the Virgin Episode 2 Recap: Familia Loca

Jane the Virgin Episode 2 Recap: Familia Loca

Continuing the real life telenovela of Jane’s life, this week’s episode of Jane the Virgin gets even more complicated. Just when you think you start to understand every character, you twist around the corner and are completely wrong. We’ll start things off slow from the beginning so we can get an overview of what’s happened. Jane sets up a family meeting with her mom, Abuela and fiancé Michael. She tells them that just because she’s in a sticky situation doesn’t mean she’s not going to finish accomplishing her dreams and goals. Way to go Jane! She’s going to be a … Continue reading

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VOD Spotlight: The Purge: Anarchy

VOD Spotlight: The Purge: Anarchy

In 2013, The Purge came to movie theaters with an interesting storyline: that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. The film was a surprise summer hit, debuting at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office. After witnessing the response to The Purge, writer/director James DeMonaco quickly turned his attention to developing a sequel. The Purge: Anarchy moves the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge. For DeMonaco and producer Sébastien K. Lemercier, the first movie was originally intended to be a smaller film that served as a … Continue reading

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Pitbull Performs & Judges Tonight on “Dancing With The Stars”

Dancing With The Stars Pitbull

International superstar Pitbull returns to the ballroom and for the first time joins Julianne Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a guest judge on October 20’s Dancing with the Stars. The multi-platinum rapper previously performed “Echa Palla” on the DWTS Season 16 finale in May 2013. Pitbull will kick-off the night with a steamy performance of his hit single Fireball — a hot song with a sexy Latin beat that begs to be danced to. The song’s music video is full of great dance moves, and I expect that the DWTS pros should put on a performance that … Continue reading

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On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26

On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 20-26 Earth to Echo Tuck, Munch and Alex are an inseparable trio of friends, but their time together is coming to an end. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project. Teo Halm, Brian Bradley (PG, 1:31) 10/21 The Fluffy Movie Gabriel ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias, the world-famous Hawaiian-shirt-clad comedian, takes viewers on a laugh-filled journey into his life with jokes not seen in theaters. Also stars Jeremy Ray Valdez (1:54) 10/21 Listen Up Philip  When a novelist has problems with his novel and girlfriend, he seeks refuge in his mentor’s cottage, where he can focus on his … Continue reading

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