Penn & Teller: Fool Us premieres on The CW

Penn & Teller

The CW reaffirms it’s love of magic in the first of two magic-themed shows premiering this week. The first, premiering Wednesday, July 30 at 8pmET is Penn & Teller: Fool Us. World famous illusionists Penn & Teller have issued a challenge to aspiring magicians: Show us your best trick, and if you can fool us, you can perform with us. In the U.S. premiere of a program that Penn & Teller originated in the U.K., wannabes are invited to perform in front of Penn, Teller and a live studio audience. If Penn & Teller can figure out a trick after … Continue reading

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Gypsy Sisters Season 3 premieres Aug. 21 on TLC

Gypsy Sisters Season 3 premieres Aug. 21 on TLC

The beautiful, brawling Stanley sisters and their extended clan return to TLC in the two-hour Gypsy Sisters Season 3 premiere, Thursday, August 21 on TLC. And it looks like Nettie and Kayla may have mended their fractious relationship — at least for the moment. Unless Mellie’s wearing a helmet for reasons that don’t involve skydiving or motorbikes. According to the press release for the new season, Stanley family ties are more tenuous than ever as Kayla’s 17-year marriage to Richard is tested even as she and Nettie try to put the fist-flailing and social media scandals of the recent past behind them. And while baby Richard … Continue reading

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NASCAR returns to Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400

NASCAR returns to Indianapolis for the Brickyard 400

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to the legendary 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Brickyard 400 on ESPN Sunday, July 27, as top drivers Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Kyle Busch and others race for a win on the famed track. Coverage begins with the NASCAR Countdown prerace show at 12pm ET, with the green flag waving at approximately 1:19pm ET. Allen Bestwick calls the race with analysts Dale Jarrett and Andy Petree. Reporting from the pits are Dave Burns, Jamie Little, Dr. Jerry Punch and Vince Welch. Dale … Continue reading

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National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 induction ceremony on MLB Network

National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 induction ceremony on MLB Network

Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre are inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame 2014 class in Cooperstown, N.Y., on Sunday, July 27. MLB Network has exclusive coverage of the ceremony live at 1:30pm ET. MLB Network begins the festivities with MLB Tonight on Sunday at 12pm ET, featuring Greg Amsinger, Peter Gammons, Harold Reynolds and John Smoltz, and Bob Costas will have exclusive interviews with all six new inductees before the ceremony. Additional details in the press release from MLB Network below: 2014 NATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY … Continue reading

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WGN America goes nuclear with new drama “Manhattan”

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Fueled by mystery and suspense, Manhattan is set in the 1940s in a town whose very existence is classified. Frank Winter (John Benjamin Hickey, The Big C) and his team of brilliant but flawed scientists have been recruited to work on a project even they could know nothing about until their arrival. Once inside “The Hill,” a middle-class bubble on a dusty foothill in the New Mexico desert, they begin to sense that this is no ordinary assignment. In fact, they are living in a town with the world’s highest concentration of geniuses, yet it can’t be found on any map. The series … Continue reading

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Amazon Prime’s New Kid Series, “Annedroids,” Boots Up July 25.

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Amazon Original’s first forays into original programming, shows like Alpha House and Betas, have been met with critical acclaim. Earlier this summer, Amazon Studios released two preschool-targeted-animated series, Tumble Leaf and Creative Galaxy. On Friday, July 25, the streaming service is releasing latest release, the live-action adventure, Annedroids. The series comes from Emmy nominated producer JJ Johnson (Dino Dan) and is aimed at children ages four through seven. The series is about a young female genius, “Anne,” her human friends, android assistants and the amazing scientific discoveries they make while using principles of science, technology, engineering and math. My two … Continue reading

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Bravo announces three-part Real Housewives of New York City reunion

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Following tonight’s doozie of a The Real Housewives of New York City Season 6 finale, Bravo will air a three-part reunion beginning Tuesday, July 29 at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Andy Cohen, the reunion specials bring Aviva Drescher, LuAnn de Lesseps, Sonja Morgan, Carole Radziwill, Ramona Singer, Kristen Taekman and Heather Thomson together to talk about the season’s plentiful jaw-dropping moments. On tonight’s RHONY finale — already much-discussed because of Aviva’s leg-tossing tantrum at Le Cirque  — Sonja confronts Harry and LuAnn about their alleged night together and Kristen unapologetically uses nepotism to land a modeling gig. After the finale  LuAnn, Ramona and Heather join Andy to talk it over on a special Watch What … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You Are? returns to TLC July 23

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Think you know everything about your favorite celebrities? TLC’s intriguing NBC import Who Do You Think You Are? unearths familial facts and secrets that famous folks didn’t even know themselves. Having already delved into the sometimes dark, sometimes delightful personal histories of Sarah Jessica Parker (who discovered that her 10th great-grandmother was accused in the Salem witch trials), Rob Lowe (who learned his fifth great-grandfather fought for the British in the American Revolution but died a patriot), Paula Deen (whose third great-grandfather was a slave owner) and others, the show’s emotional new season includes Valerie Bertinelli (Hot in Cleveland), Jesse … Continue reading

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FX is bringing back “Fargo”

FX is bringing back "Fargo"

Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) summer press tour, CEO of FX John Landgraf announced the second installment of the critically acclaimed and popular hit Fargo. The new chapter will feature an all-new cast of characters (and new actors), a new time period and a new “true crime” story that will unfold over 10 episodes. Executive producer and writer Noah Hawley is again the creative force. “We could not be more proud of Fargo,” said Landgraf. “Noah’s audacious, bordering on hubristic riff on my favorite Coen brothers film earned 18 Emmy nominations – the most for a single program … Continue reading

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30th Annual TCA Awards winners announced

30th Annual TCA Awards winners announced

The Television Critics Association (TCA) gave out its 30th Annual TCA Awards to recognize a distinguished group of people and shows representing what the collection of over 220 professional television critics from the U.S. and Canada voted on as the best over the 2013-14 season. The ceremony took place Saturday at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, with Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) serving as host. Matthew McConaughey continued his big year, on hand to be honored with a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for his role as Rust Cohle in HBO’s True Detective. The series itself was recognized … Continue reading

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