Ryan Berenz

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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.

CBS “The Briefcase”: How much money would you keep? How much would you give away?

CBS The Briefcase

If you suddenly came into a large sum of money, how much would you keep and how much would you share with complete strangers? That’s the premise of The Briefcase (premiering Wednesday, May 27, at 8pm ET/PT) on CBS. In this new reality series, hardworking American families experiencing financial setbacks are presented with a briefcase full of money. They can keep all of the money for themselves, or give all or part of it to another family in need. Each week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each other’s challenging circumstances and decide what to do with … Continue reading

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2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals on ESPN networks

2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals on ESPN networks

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 combine to present 14 hours of live coverage from the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., May 27-28. ESPN3 airs live preliminary rounds on Wednesday. ESPN3 and WatchESPN offers a multiple-choice “Play-Along” version of the broadcasts. ESPN2 airs the semifinals on Thursday beginning at 10am ET, and ESPN airs the finals beginning at 8pm ET. ESPN’s commentators are Chris McKendry, Kaylee Hartung and word analyst Paul Loeffler. 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals on ESPN networks Date Time (ET) Round Networks Wed, May 27 8-11:45 a.m. Preliminary Round & Play-Along Version ESPN3 / WatchESPN 1:15-5:45 p.m. Preliminary Round … Continue reading

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CBS Battle Creek series finale: “Sympathy for the Devil”

CBS Battle Creek series finale: "Sympathy for the Devil"

CBS won’t be bringing Battle Creek back for a second season, so the series will wrap up with “Sympathy for the Devil,” airing Sunday, May 24, at 10pm ET/PT. In the finale, Milt (Josh Duhamel) survives a car bombing and enlists Russ (Dean Winters) to track down his would-be assassin, leading to startling revelations as to why Milt is the way he is and what brought him to Battle Creek. And if you really, really were into this show, then you have our sympathy. ALSO SEE: CBS announces fall 2015 new series and schedule Photo: Credit: Robert Voets/CBS ©2015 CBS … Continue reading

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Start your engines!: Indy 500 2015 TV schedule on ABC

Indy 500 2015 TV schedule on ABC

The Memorial Day weekend tradition returns with the 99th running of the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 from famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, May 24, on ABC. Prerace coverage begins at 11am ET with the green flag scheduled for 12:17pm ET. Top drivers competing for the Borg-Warner Trophy include Will Power, Helio Castroneves, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud, Tony Kanaan, pole-sitter Scott Dixon and last season’s Indy 500 winner, Ryan Hunter-Reay. Allen Bestwick calls the race with analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever. Lindsay Czarniak hosts the telecast from the Brickyard’s famed Pagoda. Jon Beekhuis, Rick DeBruhl and Dr. … Continue reading

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2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 Sunday on FOX

2015 NASCAR Coca-Cola 600

A big day of auto racing wraps up with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. FOX airs the race on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 6pm ET. Pole winner Matt Kenseth, Kevin Harvick, Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Brad Keselowski, Kasey Kahne, Paul Menard, Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and more top stars try to outlast each other at NASCAR’s longest race. There will be many tributes to U.S. armed forces service members and veterans throughout the 600 Miles of Remembrance festivities for the Memorial Day weekend race. The NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 wraps … Continue reading

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F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2015 TV schedule on NBC Sports

F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2015

Formula 1 returns to one of the world’s most prestigious and picturesque races on one of the most famous courses, the Circuit de Monaco in Monte Carlo, for the 2015 Monaco Grand Prix on Sunday, May 24, beginning at 7:30am ET on NBC. Leigh Diffey calls the race with analysts David Hobbs and Steve Matchett. Will Buxton reports. May 24 is the biggest day in motorsports, featuring the F1 Monaco Grand Prix, the Verizon IndyCar Series Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola F1 Monaco Grand Prix 2015 TV schedule on NBC Sports Date Program Time (ET) Network Thu., May 21 F1 Monaco … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People recap: Wild Times

Alaskan Bush People Fake

As we prepare for the midseason* premiere of Discovery Channel’s Alaskan Bush People May 29, Discovery Channel presents this “Wild Times” recap special, in which the Browns discuss memorable, extreme and most certainly not fake moments from their show so far. Because I am a complete disappointment to my family, I’m going to recap this recap show. *Discovery has started promoting this as a new season, yet I’ve not heard any mention of “Season 3.” So we’ll just call this Season 2B until the Supreme Court hands down their decision. Alaskan Bush People Season 1 Recaps: Episode 1 | Episode 2 … Continue reading

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Discovery Channel’s Sons of Winter recap: Lost Boys

Discovery Channel's Sons of Winter recap: Lost Boys

In Discovery Channel’s Sons of Winter episode “Lost Boys,” Kole gets lost in the bog, while Shane and Dale have snowmobile trouble on their journey for a visit on Kole’s birthday. Sons of Winter recaps: Episode 1: Rite of Passage Episode 2: The Coldest Night Episode 3: The Freeze Episode 4: Lost Boys Kole is turning 15. He’s going to have the kind of birthday party every 15-year-old boy desires: s’mores with Mom, Dad and the elderly neighbors. But first, he’s going to to have to help Randy clear the traps from the recent snowfall. Shale is almost halfway through their … Continue reading

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Survivor: Worlds Apart winner and next season’s cast revealed Wednesday on CBS

Survivor: Worlds Apart winner revealed

Who will be the one to outwit, outplay and outlast in the Survivor: Worlds Apart two-hour finale? The revelation of the winner is followed by the one-hour Survivor Reunion Special. Update: The winner of Worlds Apart was from the blue collar team — Mike Holloway. Survivor: Worlds Apart concludes on CBS Wednesday, May 20, beginning at 8pm ET/PT with the two-hour season finale “It’s A Fickle, Fickle Game.” After 39 days, one castaway will be crowned sole Survivor and take home the $1 million prize. Emotions run deep when castaways receive a surprise visit from their loved ones in the season finale. … Continue reading

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NBA 2015 Conference Finals TV schedule on TNT and ESPN

NBA 2015 Conference FInals

The journey to next month’s NBA Finals comes down to the final four surviving playoff teams. Game 1 of the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets is Tuesday, May 19, at 9pm ET on ESPN. TNT airs Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night. NBA 2015 conference finals TV schedule on TNT and ESPN Eastern Conference Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers Game 1: Wednesday, May 20: Cleveland at Atlanta, 8:30pm ET, TNT Game 2: Friday, May 22: Cleveland at Atlanta, 8:30pm ET, … Continue reading

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