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.

Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation tournament on Golf Channel

Forty past contestants from Golf Channel’s Big Break series will compete against each other in the first ever Big Break Invitational, a four-day tournament played at Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. After the first two days, the field will be cut to 10 men and 10 women who will then compete in match play on Thursday. The final round on Friday has five men and five women competing in 18 holes of stroke play, with the winner getting $100,000. ALSO SEE: Field of 40 announced for Golf Channel’s Big Break Invitational Reynolds Plantation Golf Channel set to kick off inaugural … Continue reading

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Stop the voices!: “Manhattan Love Story” likely won’t be a long one

Manhattan Love Story

Manhattan Love Story ABC Premieres: Sept. 30 Airs: Tuesdays at 8:30pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Analeigh Tipton, Jake McDorman, Nicolas Wright, Chloe Wepper, Kurt Fuller ALSO SEE: Fall TV shows 2014: New comedy series premiere dates, times and previews What’s It All About? Wide-eyed Dana (Tipton) just moved from Atlanta to New York City to start her career in the soul-sucking world of publishing. Jaded lifelong New Yorker Peter (McDorman) works for his father’s trophy business, which is booming thanks to America’s “celebration of mediocrity.” Peter’s brother David (Wright) — essentially a wisecracking bearded best friend — sets up Peter … Continue reading

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Karen Gillan is cray cray adorbs in ABC’s “Selfie”

Karen Gillan Selfie

Selfie ABC Premieres: Sept. 30 Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood What’s It All About? Eliza Dooley (Gillan) is a superficial social-media superstar pharmaceutical sales rep who spends lots of time making sure her lipstick matches her thong. Henry (Cho) is a workaholic marketing whiz who bemoans the kids these days with their Facebooks and such. Also, Henry has a wisecracking bearded best friend. After a major embarrassment on an airplane makes Eliza a laughingstock, she enlists Henry to help her repackage her image into “a respected … Continue reading

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2014 MLB Wild Card game TV schedule

MLB Wild Card Game

A little bad blood might be good news for Major League Baseball’s postseason. How about a Beltway World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals? Or a Freeway Series between the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Angels? Or another Bay Bridge Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants (this time without the earthquake)? TV coverage of the postseason shuffles a bit under MLB’s new eight-year, $12.4 billion TV rights deal with partners ESPN, FOX and TBS. The playoffs begin Sept. 30 with the AL wild-card game on TBS. ESPN will air an MLB playoff game for … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 goes undercover on Sunday nights

Andy Samber Lonely Island

Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX Returns: Sept. 28 at 8:30pm ET/PT Where We Left Off: Jake (Andy Samberg) professed his feelings for Amy (Melissa Fumero) before going undercover. Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) got it on. What To Expect: Brooklyn Nine-Nine moves to Sunday night for Season 2, where it should continue to thrive. Jake’s undercover assignment will add a new dimension to the comedy. “We are going super dark,” jokes executive producer Mike Schur. “It’s going to make Law & Order: SVU look like a cartoon. It’s super bleak.” ALSO SEE: Fall TV Preview 2014: Returning series premiere … Continue reading

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CBS announces new “Mom” and “The Millers” season premiere dates

The Millers

CBS announced some changes to its fall lineup, expanding The Big Bang Theory to two episodes on Mondays, moving the Season 2 premiere of Mom to Thursday, Oct. 30, and moving the Season 2 premiere of The Millers up to Monday, Oct. 20. ALSO SEE: Fall TV Preview 2014: Returning series premiere dates and times The full press release and updated schedule from CBS below: CBS CONTINUES “THE BIG BANG THEORY” HOUR TO OPEN MONDAY The Critically Acclaimed Comedy “Mom” to Premiere Oct. 30 at 8:30 PM As Part of the Network’s Launch of Its Thursday Entertainment Lineup Last Season’s … Continue reading

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Ryder Cup 2014 TV schedule on Golf Channel and NBC

Ryder Cup 2014

The premier match-play tournament in golf, the biennial Ryder Cup, is played Sept. 26-28 at Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland. The U.S. Team, captained by Tom Watson, takes on the European Team, led by Paul McGinley. Europe has won the past two Ryder Cups in 2010 and 2012, achieving an improbable comeback on the final day to hold onto the Cup two years ago in Medinah, Ill. Europe has won five of the last six Ryder Cups. 2014 Ryder Cup Team Rosters Team USA Rickie Fowler Jim Furyk Zach Johnson Matt Kuchar Phil Mickelson Patrick Reed Jordan Spieth Jimmy Walker … Continue reading

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TV #TBT: Dylan McDermott sheds light on TNT’s “Dark Blue”

Dylan McDermott Dark Blue

Hey, it’s another edition of our TV #TBT Throwback Thursday, featuring old stuff that we did that we think is worth another look! This week: Dylan McDermott in TNT’s Dark Blue from 2009. Dylan McDermott is back for another tour of duty with an elite LAPD unit in CBS’ new psychological crime thriller Stalker, premiering Oct. 1. The actor has made a nice career out of playing dark, brooding and slightly disturbed characters, and his new role as Detective Jack Larsen in Stalker reminded us of his role as Lt. Carter Shaw, head of an elite LAPD undercover unit, in … Continue reading

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What Anna Gunn found “deep and rather disturbing” about her “Gracepoint” role

FOX Gracepoint

The northern California resort town of Gracepoint has lovely beaches, warm hospitality and one of the best whale-watching spots on the West Coast. It’s a great place to live and raise a family, so long as you’re not harboring terrible secrets. In FOX’s 10-episode drama Gracepoint (Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT beginning Oct. 2), the lifeless body of 12-year-old Danny Solano is found on the beach, the apparent victim of a homicide. Leading the investigation are police detectives Emmett Carver (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (two-time Emmy winner Anna Gunn), who must sort through a long list of suspects that includes … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Big Tasty: 7 Questions With Troy Gentile of “The Goldbergs”

Troy Gentile The Goldbergs

ABC’s hit The Goldbergs is back, and moves to Wednesday nights beginning Sept. 24 at 8:30pm ET/PT. In the Season 2 premiere, “Love is a Mix Tape,” Adam (Sean Giambrone) makes a heartfelt mix tape for Dana (Natalie Alyn Lind), but it falls into the wrong hands. Meanwhile, Barry (Troy Gentile) gets a fake ID. But discretion has never been Big Tasty’s strong suit, and showing it off to everyone at school ends up costing him. (Fittingly, the series premiere dealt with Barry getting his drivers license.) David Spade guest-stars as Gus, an unscrupulous employee at FotoFun. The role of … Continue reading

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