FX “Partners” with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence

FX Partners

In the new FX comedy series Partners, Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence play two Chicago lawyers from vastly different backgrounds who unexpectedly meet on their worst day. Marcus Jackson (Lawrence) is going through a heartbreaking divorce, while Allen Braddock (Grammer) just got fired from his father’s firm. After fate brings them together, they form a friendship and start their own storefront law firm. Two comic heavyweights team up in the new FX comedy Partners, with Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence playing down-on-their-luck lawyers who are brought together by fate and become cohorts. If the law firm of Grammer & Lawrence … Continue reading

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2014 NFL preseason TV schedule

2014 NFL preseason TV schedule

The 2014 NFL preseason TV schedule kicks off Aug. 3 in Canton, Ohio, with the Hall of Fame Game between the New York Giants and the Buffalo Bills. The games don’t count, but NFL football is NFL football. Preseason games with unrecognizable players lining up for most of the snaps still get fans fired up for the season and draw TV viewers. While dropping a week from the preseason and adding another week to the postseason is smart (and inevitable), it won’t happen this year. But one wrinkle to this preseason is that the NFL will experiment with longer extra-point … Continue reading

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Play D’oh!: The Simpsons FXX marathon schedule

FXX Simpsons Marathon

Woo hoo! TV’s longest-running marathon gets underway Aug. 21 on FXX, which will air every episode of The Simpsons — 552 episodes, 25 seasons — back-to-back in order over the next 12 days. FXX will also air The Simpsons Movie on Aug. 29. Thank you! Come again!   You’ll need a wheelbarrow full of tacos to provide adequate sustenance for this marathon. In a historic deal, FXX won exclusive pay-TV, on demand and non-linear rights to The Simpsons, and the network is celebrating with the longest marathon on TV history: all 552 episodes from Seasons 1-25 and The Simpsons Movie … Continue reading

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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”

Manhattan WGN

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.

Annedroids

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

real houseiwves of new york season 6 finale

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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