Breeders Cup 2014 TV coverage on NBC and NBCSN

Breeders Cup 2014

NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra have coverage of the Breeders Cup 2014 horse racing event from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Oct. 31-Nov. 1. 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome leads the field in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic against other top contenders in 2014 Belmont winner Tonalist and undefeated Shared Belief (complete field and odds below). NBC airs the Breeders’ Cup Classic live in primetime on Saturday, Nov. 1, beginning at 8pm ET. Full schedule of Breeders’ Cup weekend TV coverage on NBC and NBCSN below. Breeders’ Cup 2014 TV Schedule on NBC … Continue reading

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F1 U.S. Grand Prix 2014 on NBC Sunday

F1 U.S. Grand Prix 2014

F1 U.S. Grand Prix 2014 from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, airs live on NBC Sunday, Nov. 2, at 3pm ET. Full TV schedule of U.S. GP events below. NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra combine to present comprehensive coverage of the Formula One United States Grand Prix Grand Prix from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 31-Nov. 1. The U.S. Grand Prix figures to be an exciting showdown between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, who’ve been battling each other closely throughout the season. NBC’s F1 broadcast team includes play-by-play announcer Leigh Diffey, analysts … Continue reading

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2014 midterm elections TV coverage

2014 midterm elections TV coverage

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is the date of the 2014 midterm elections in the United States (do vote if you’re able!). With control of the Senate, as well as a number of governorships, at stake, this year’s midterms are of great interest to citizens and political junkies alike. Several news (and one non-news) outlets will be covering the 2014 midterm elections on Nov. 4. Here are some places to watch for analysis and results; all times Eastern unless otherwise noted. ABC – Nov. 4 at 6:30pm. This year, instead of separate digital and network election broadcasts, ABC News will feature one … Continue reading

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New Season of Transformers Rescue Bots Premieres Nov. 1

Transformers Rescue Bots

I was a huge fan of Transformers when I was a kid. I remember my best birthday was when I turned 7 and I received the Transformers Buzzsaw, Grapple and Inferno. I was pretty sure that my friends were the best friends in the universe. The theme song to the 1980’s cartoon is still among my favorites and I will forever make that Kee-kah-koh-kuh sound whenever I am folding/ bending/ or changing the shape of anything (and this happens quite frequently at Casa de Freeze). I also sometimes to it just to annoy my kids. Now, a new generation of … Continue reading

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#TBT TV: The Scare Factor III: Scare Factor Lives! (2002)

Scare Factor III

This Throwback Thursday transports us to October 2002, when we celebrated Halloween with our annual Scare Factor series of tributes to the best in horror and sci-fi films and TV shows. Scare Factor III was my personal favorite, as our staff picked our favorite genre characters and wrote little epitaphs for them. From the October 2002 edition of Channel Guide Magazine: It just won’t die! Our annual homage to horror shakes off the rigor mortis for its third edition, this time celebrating our favorite characters who really make for big-scream TV. Our office asylum put their severed heads together and … Continue reading

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CBS should blacklist “The McCarthys”

The McCarthys

The McCarthys CBS Premieres: Oct. 30 Airs: Thursdays at 9:30pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Tyler Ritter, Jack McGee, Laurie Metcalf, Jimmy Dunn, Joey McIntyre What’s It All About? The McCarthys are a tight-knit Boston family and are therefore loud, obnoxious, sports-obsessed and closed-minded. Middle child Ronny (Ritter) is gay, civilized, sports-ignorant but WICKED BOOK SMAAHT and therefore something of the family’s black sheep. When Ronny wants to move away, his father (McGee), head coach of a high-school basketball team, hires him to be an assistant coach. Crazy, right? It’s also infuriatingly bad. We’d rather listen to New Kids on the … Continue reading

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Nik Wallenda returns to the wire in “Skyscraper Live”

Nik Wallenda returns to the wire in "Skyscraper Live"

After making around 13 million television viewers’ hearts stop during last year’s gripping wire-walk across a portion of the Grand Canyon, Nik Wallenda is ready to have audiences wracking their nerves again. “I love challenging myself,” Wallenda tells us in an interview. That is obvious when one hears about his latest wire-walking attempt, which will be covered in the live Discovery Channel special Skyscraper Live With Nik Wallenda. As the title indicates, Wallenda will be engaging in a two-part walk between notable Chicago buildings (the second part of which will find him blindfolded). The first part of the crossing will … Continue reading

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Scoring the Scene on “Criminal Minds”

Criminal Minds

CBS’ hit Criminal Minds is one of the creepiest dramas on television. For the past decade, the FBI’s Behavior Analysis Unit has matched wits with entertainment’s most twisted unsubs “unknown subjects.” As the team profiles and hunts down the depraved and despicable villains, the action is set against the most riveting soundtrack on television. The show’s award-winning composers, brothers Steffan and Marc Fantini (along with composing partner Scott Gordon), create the disturbing music that sets the show’s dark mood. Marc and Steffan, what is your background in music? Marc: Our musical background started in recording: rock, pop and songwriting. My … Continue reading

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HBO’s The Comeback: Valerie Cherish returns — and this time, she WILL be heard

HBO's The Comeback:  Valerie Cherish returns — and this time, she WILL be heard

Call it TV’s comeback of the decade — because 10 years is nearly how long HBO’s rule-breaking series The Comeback has taken to return to the network for its much-discussed second season. In the summer of 2005, former Friends star Lisa Kudrow, her producing partner Dan Bucatinsky and Sex and the City’s Michael Patrick King debuted the 13-episode, dual-camera series, which starred Kudrow as fading actress Valerie Cherish, who allows a reality TV crew to capture her humbling return to the small screen in a hormonal teen sitcom. Critical acclaim — and three Emmy nominations — followed. So did cancellation. … Continue reading

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“Nashville” Christmas album releasing next week

"Nashville" Christmas album releasing next week

Halloween is just a few days away, and you know what that means — just about time for many people’s thoughts to turn toward the Christmas season (probably starting at 12:01am on Nov. 1, if not already). Right at the start of the season, on Nov. 4, fans of the ABC series Nashville will get an early Christmas gift with the digital release of the album Christmas With Nashville. Christmas With Nashville will feature holiday songs from the drama’s cast, including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson and more. Including familiar holiday favorites and … Continue reading

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