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Shark Week 2015 premiere specials schedule

Shark Week 2015 premiere specials schedule

Shark Week is back on Discovery Channel, and this year the programming event will air even earlier than ever before, running July 5-12 on the network. Discovery says that Shark Week 2015 will feature 19 hours of primetime programming, the most hours in the event’s 28-year history. Shark Week 2015 Premiere Specials (All Times ET/PT; Descriptions from Discovery) Shark Trek — Sunday, July 5 at 8pm Dr. Greg Skomal, Massachusetts’ senior marine fisheries marine biologist, tags Great White sharks off the coast of Cape Cod and attempts to determine their swim patterns once they leave the Massachusetts coast. As patterns point to the … Continue reading

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Fourth of July 2015 TV programming

Fourth of July 2015 TV programming

Independence Day 2015 in America is Saturday, July 4. It falls such that, if you’re lucky, you may have Friday, July 3, off of work to enjoy at least a three-day weekend. Either way, once again the Fourth of July holiday will feature plenty of television viewing, if you are so inclined, in terms of movies, shows, sports and programming marathons. Here is some of the notable TV programming airing over Fourth of July 2015. All times are Eastern. Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 3 marathon — July 3 at 6am-July 4 at 8am on BBC America. Law & Order: SVU marathon — … Continue reading

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REELZ to air Donald Trump’s 2015 Miss USA Pageant

REELZ to air Donald Trump's 2015 Miss USA Pageant

While certain brands and personalities have been dumping Donald Trump left and right in the wake of his derogatory statements regarding Mexicans during his presidential campaign announcement — including NBC and Univision opting to no longer air this year’s Miss USA Pageant, a Trump event (NBC has in fact severed all ties with Trump, and The Celebrity Apprentice will continue without him) — at least one outlet is cozying up to The Donald. REELZ announced today that it has acquired the rights to exclusively telecast the 2015 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday, July 12, at 8pm ET. According to Stan E. Hubbard, … Continue reading

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Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 episode schedule

Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 episode schedule

Ready to go back into that other dimension — a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind? Syfy is airing its annual favorite again, the Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon. At 19-and-a-half hours, the 2015 edition seems a bit shorter than in other years, and shorter than the New Year’s Eve marathon usually is, but it is a good chance to catch up with a number of classic Twilight Zone episodes, including “The Hitch-Hiker,” pictured here. Syfy Fourth of July Twilight Zone Marathon 2015 Episodes (All Times ET/PT) Saturday, July 4 8am: Little Girl Lost 8:30am: The After … Continue reading

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What’s new on Amazon July 2015

What's new on Amazon July 2015

New on Amazon July 2015 will be several HBO favorites, including Entourage Seasons 1-8; The Newsroom Seasons 1 & 2; Boardwalk Empire Season 3; True Blood Season 5 and the HBO original film Behind the Candelabra. Amazon Prime will also see the return of popular, exclusive TV with Under the Dome Season 3 (pictured), Downton Abbey Season 5, and Extant Season 2. In addition, Amazon Instant Video has the second seasons of popular TV series The Strain, Silicon Valley and Married, all available to buy. Movies on Amazon Prime include action thriller The Expendables 3, classics like Dirty Dancing, Flashdance and … Continue reading

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What’s new on Hulu July 2015

What's new on Hulu July 2015

Here are the streaming movies and shows that are new on Hulu July 2015, including Season 3 of the Hulu original series East Los High (pictured below). Available July 1 After the Wedding (2006) Alone with Her (2006) Annie Hall (1977) Antiviral (2012) As Luck Would Have It (2011) Bandits (2001) The Baxter (2005) Black Power Mixtape (2011) Buck (2011) Burke and Hare (2010) Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010) Chronicles of an Escape (Cronica de una fuga) (2006) Crawlspace (2013) The Countess (2009) Dans Paris (2006) Enter the Void (2009) Entrance (2012) Errors of the Human Body (2012) The Escapist (2008) Falling … Continue reading

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What’s New on Netflix July 2015

What's New on Netflix July 2015

Season 2 of BoJack Horseman and the highly anticipated Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp are two of the notable premieres that are new on Netflix July 2015. Here’s a rundown of the new and departing series and movie titles on Netflix in July. NETFLIX ORIGINALS Knights of Sidonia (Season 1 now streaming;  Season 2 available July 3) — The mecha manga series continues. Chris Tucker Live (Available July 10) — Chris Tucker headlines his first full length stand-up comedy special. BoJack Horseman (Season 1 now streaming; Season 2 available July 17) — Will Arnett voices BoJack, the legendary 90’s sitcom star, who has been trying to … Continue reading

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Interview: Billy Burke of CBS’ “Zoo”

Interview: Billy Burke of CBS' "Zoo"

Nature runs amok in CBS’ new thriller Zoo, which is based on the bestseller by James Patterson and is about violent animal attacks against humans that begin sweeping the planet. Costar Billy Burke, who explains that from his understanding the show is “loosely” based on Patterson’s novel, says his role in Zoo is different from his last regular TV starring role, in another dystopian drama, NBC’s Revolution. “It’s not nearly as active as Revolution,” Burke tells us, “where I was in a fight to the death pretty much daily. I’m the scientist in this show. [My character] Mitch likes to … Continue reading

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When does Suits Season 5 begin?

When does Suits Season 5 begin?

As Season 5 of USA’s hit drama begins on June 24, Pearson Specter Litt has scored a hard-fought victory, but the fight has left the firm shaken. Although she avoided jail time, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) has left Harvey (Gabriel Macht) after more than a decade of working together. She is now working for his longtime rival Louis (Rick Hoffman). And while Jessica (Gina Torres) adjusts to being single, Mike (Patrick J. Adams) and Rachel (Meghan Markle) are giddy after his marriage proposal. Charles Barkley guest-stars on the July 8 episode. Here are some of the upcoming Suits Season 5 episodes … Continue reading

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HBO’s “Ballers” has the balls to use NFL team names without league consent

HBO's "Ballers" has the balls to use NFL team names without league consent

Given how touchy the NFL can be about how it is portrayed (see ESPN’s Playmakers, which got a little too real for the Shield’s liking and was canceled), it will be interesting to see how HBO’s new comedy series Ballers fares. While it is billed as a comedy, and can be very funny, it also touches on matters that aren’t humorous, particularly the financial problems that can affect the non-superstars of the league, as well as the health concerns that every player has a risk of facing. And, perhaps most egregiously to the NFL, the show is using real team … Continue reading

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