NFL Saturday games: Eagles at Redskins, Chargers at 49ers

NFL TV Schedule 2013 - Robert Griffin III

The NFL makes a return to December Saturdays — for this week, anyway — with a doubleheader on NFL Network and CBS featuring the Philadelphia Eagles at the Washington Redskins, followed by the San Diego Chargers at the San Francisco 49ers. We’ve come to miss the NFL Saturday games that used to fill the void left by the end of the college football season (OK, there’s still college football … barely). Fortunately, for Week 16 only, the NFL is bringing back Saturday games with two games on the schedule Dec. 20. First up is an NFC East battle between the … Continue reading

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Syfy gets in the holiday spirit with “Christmas Icetastrophe”

Syfy gets in the holiday spirit with "Christmas Icetastrophe"

If anything, Syfy’s latest original movie, Christmas Icetastrophe, will give local newscasts a new term — “icetastrophe” — to add into their weather reports, along with “snowpocalypse” or “snowmageddon.” Given the film’s title, and tagline — “Don’t Get Iced” — it is surprisingly more serious than your average Syfy flick, and with not as many ice-related puns as I was expecting (I only noticed one, in fact, when a guy yells out “Chill!” just before getting crushed by a huge ice block). The movie takes place on Christmas in a small town in the mountains of Washington state. As the … Continue reading

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CBS Sports Classic features North Carolina vs. Ohio State, UCLA vs. Kentucky

CBS Sports Classic

The first CBS Sports Classic college basketball event takes place Saturday, Dec. 20, at the United Center in Chicago. The event features some of college hoops’ most competitive and storied teams. Things tip off at 1pm ET on CBS as the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels take on the No. 12 Ohio State Buckeyes. Following that game, at 3pm ET on CBS, the UCLA Bruins face the No. 1 Kentucky Wildcats. Photo: Credit: Charles Bertram/Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA Wire/Newscom

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Stephen Colbert gets an “immortal” sendoff

Stephen Colbert gets an "immortal" sendoff

The rumors about the death of “Stephen Colbert” turned out to be greatly exaggerated. Leading up to last night’s final episode of The Colbert Report, some were speculating that Colbert may take the opportunity to “kill” off the right-wing pundit persona he had successfully portrayed on the show for nine years. This made sense especially when it was announced that “Grimmy” (The Grim Reaper, a show regular) would appear as the only “guest” on the finale. It also made sense in that, once that “Stephen Colbert” was gone, the real Colbert could proceed with his real personality (which did creep … Continue reading

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Craig Ferguson says farewell to late night

Craig Ferguson says farewell to late night

This week has proven bittersweet for fans of late night. Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his run on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, as he gears up to replace the retiring David Letterman sometime next year. But not getting nearly has much hype this week is Craig Ferguson ending his stint as host of CBS’ The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, which airs tonight. After nearly 10 years (Ferguson started the show on Jan. 3, 2005), Craig Ferguson announced his retirement from The Late Late Show back in April, a few weeks after Colbert was tapped by CBS to … Continue reading

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2014-15 college football bowl game TV schedule

2014-15 college football bowl game tv schedule

2014-15 college football bowl game TV schedule begins Saturday, Dec. 20 and runs through the College Football Playoff National Championship Game Jan. 12. 2014-15 college football bowl game TV schedule All Times Eastern. SATURDAY, DEC. 20         R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada vs. Louisiana-Lafayette New Orleans 11am ESPN Gildan New Mexico Bowl Utah State vs. UTEP Albuquerque, N.M. 2:20pm ESPN Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Utah vs. Colorado State Las Vegas 3:30pm ABC Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Western Michigan vs. Air Force Boise, Idaho 5:45pm ESPN Raycom Media Camellia Bowl South Alabama vs. Bowling Green Montgomery, … Continue reading

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“People Magazine Awards” airs tonight on NBC

"People Magazine Awards" airs tonight on NBC

Not getting enough award shows this season? Check out The People Magazine Awards, airing Dec. 18 live at 9pm ET on NBC. Billed as a “snapshot of the year in pop culture,” the two-hour special People Magazine Awards celebrates the best of 2014 and includes a fan-voted event, Best People Magazine Cover of the Year. Of course, plenty of celebrities will be on hand, including Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Hart, Kate Hudson, Michael Keaton, Jennifer Lopez, Jeff Bridges, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Jon Hamm, Diane Guerrero, Chloë Grace Moretz, Josh Groban, Ryan Guzman, Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, … Continue reading

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The CW To Air Star-Studded Jingle Ball 2014 on Dec. 18

Jingle Ball 2014

The Z100 Jingle Ball is an annual holiday concert that features the year’s hottest pop stars in a sassy, sexy concert. Everybody who is anybody is there performing or presenting. Musicians who perform during the annual Jingle Ball know they’re what’s hot right now. This year’s Jingle Ball airs Dec. 18 on The CW and features mega-watt musical performances and incredible guest presenters. This is a much buzzed-about concert and one of the larger, non-award show music events of the year. What Jingle Ball 2014 moment will everyone be talking about the next day? (My guess is the absolutely scandalous … Continue reading

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After 6 Seasons, White Collar Comes To A Close

White Collar

I sat in on a conference call with Tim DeKay and recent Golden Globe nominee for his work on the HBO movie, The Normal Heart, Matt Bomer and both gents opened up about the exciting and emotional series finale of White Collar, airing Thursday, Dec. 18 at 9pm ET. Related: Mark Ruffalo talks HBO’s The Normal Heart DeKay promises that the entire finale is jaw-dropping, “Do not walk away — and I know you wouldn’t anyway — but do not walk away until the final second of the episode. We’ve got some great twists and turns, some wonderful moments.” The … Continue reading

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