Ryan Berenz

About Ryan Berenz

Star Wars nerd. Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL). Father of two. Husband of one. I write about sports on TV because I am bad at sports in real life.

Boo-urns!: Simpsons World reviewed

Boo-urns!: Simpsons World reviewed

Everything’s coming up Milhouse. The Simpsons World immersive experience launched Oct. 21 on SimpsonsWorld.com 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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Notre Dame at Florida State highlights college football Week 8

2014 College Football Schedule

Notre Dame at Florida State highlights college football Week 8 with a primetime matchup on Saturday, Oct. 18, on ABC. This weekend in college football features a big matchup in primetime on ABC at 8pm ET as the No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the No. 2 Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. Two dynamic quarterbacks, Notre Dame’s Everett Golson and FSU’s Jameis Winston, will be on display in a game that could impact the teams’ hunt for a berth in the new playoffs. Both teams have had their share of off-the-field complications, with the … Continue reading

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2014 World Series begins Oct. 21 on FOX

2014 World Series begins Oct. 21

The MLB League Championship Series are over, and despite the lopsided look on paper (the Kansas City Royals swept the Baltimore Orioles and the San Francisco Giants knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals in five games), the games themselves were competitive, close and wildly entertaining. What does the Fall Classic have in store? The Giants are looking for their third World Series title in five years after winning in 2010 and 2012. The Royals haven’t won a World Series since 1985. The 2014 World Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 21, on FOX with the Giants at Kauffman Stadium to face the … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: James Franco finds his cause as James Dean (2001)

James Franco as James Dean

This week’s TV Throwback Thursday takes us to August 2001. Back then, James Franco was coming off playing high-school burnout Daniel Desario on the brilliant-but-canceled Freaks and Geeks, was still taking uncredited roles as Apartment Guy 3 and was still about a year away from becoming a household name as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man film franchise. Sept. 11 was still just another day next month. And Lori Acken still went by the delightfully alliterative name Lori Lundquist. Lori got to interview burgeoning star Franco back in the day (he still had two arms), when he starred in the TNT … Continue reading

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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying TV schedule

2015 Women's World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying TV schedule

FOX Sports all 16 matches of the 2015 Women’s World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament live on FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer 2Go or FOX Sports GO from Oct. 15-26. Action begins Wednesday, Oct. 15, with Guatemala vs. Haiti and the USWNT vs. Trinidad and Tobago, both on FS2. The top three finishers in the tournament earn automatic entry into the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada. 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup CONCACAF Qualifying TV schedule: Group Stage and Playoffs (All times ET) Time/Match/Announcers/Network Wednesday, October 15 6:00 PM — Guatemala vs. Haiti: JP Dellacamera/Angela Hucles, FOX … Continue reading

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7 Questions With Anthony Anderson of ABC’s “black-ish”

Anthony Anderson black-ish

ABC’s new comedy black-ish (Wednesdays) is about a wealthy black family in Los Angeles dealing with cultural and racial identities in America. Anthony Anderson stars as Dre, an advertising executive and father trying to keep it real without knowing what real is anymore. Anderson took a few moments to anwer our “7 Questions.” 1) What has been your strangest fan encounter? You! Right now! 2) Who said I was a fan? [Laughs] You’d better be! 3) Tell us about a time when you were starstruck. I was at [PR entrepreneur] Ron Berkowitz’s house for a birthday party for [film producer … Continue reading

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NBC’s Marry Me: Will anyone put a ring on it?

Marry Me

Marry Me NBC Premieres: Oct. 14 Airs: Tuesdays at 9pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Casey Wilson, Ken Marino, Sarah Wright, John Gemberling, Tim Meadows What’s It All About? Jake (Marino) and Annie (Wilson) have been dating for six years. Annie’s 32 and really, REALLY wants to get married. But when Jake finally pops the question, Annie’s excitable nature ruins the moment and alienates all their friends and family in the process. Jake, with help from his wisecracking bearded best friend Gil (Gemberling), has to come up with a do-over proposal. “It’s just sort of about a couple and their friends … Continue reading

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7 Questions With Tim Meadows of NBC’s “Marry Me”

7 Questions With Tim Meadows

He probably first captured your heart as Saturday Night Live’s Ladies’ Man Leon Phelps, but versatile actor and comedian Tim Meadows plays a dear old dad in NBC’s new relationship comedy Marry Me (premiering Oct. 14), though he’s not exactly Ward Cleaver. Meadows plays Kevin, whose partner is … Kevin (Dan Bucatinsky). The Kevins are Annie’s (Casey Wilson) two dads. (Watch the show. It will make sense.) We lit some scented candles and sipped some Courvoisier with Meadows while he answered our “7 Questions”… 1) What has been your strangest fan encounter? I don’t know if this is a fan. … Continue reading

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World Gymnastics Championships TV coverage on NBC

World Gymnastics Championships TV coverage on NBC

It lacks the mainstream appeal of the Olympics, but diehard gymnastics enthusiasts no doubt will be watching the 2014 World Gymnastics Championships from Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanning, China. NBC’s coverage airs Saturday, Oct. 11, from 2-3pm ET and Sunday, Oct. 12, from 3-6pm ET. Televised events include the both the women’s and men’s team finals and the women’s and men’s all-around competitions. Al Trautwig, Tim Daggett and Nastia Liukin are the broadcast team. Full press release from the NBC Sports Group below: WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS SATURDAY AT 2 PM ET & SUNDAY AT 3 PM ET ON … Continue reading

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¡Viva Cristela! Lots of amor for Cristela Alonzo

Cristela

Cristela ABC Premieres: Oct. 10 Airs: Fridays at 8:30pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Cristela Alonzo, Carlos Ponce, Terri Hoyos, Andrew Leeds, Sam McMurray What’s It All About? Cristela (Alonzo) has been going to law school for six years — she had to drop out a few times — and has her sights on an internship at a law firm. Cristela lives with her sister’s family, though she can barely live with her brother-in-law Felix (Ponce). Also in the house is their Mexican immigrant mother Natalia (Hoyos), who clings to tradition and whose idea of fun is digging wells and fetching … Continue reading

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