Gretchen Carlson celebrates one year of “The Real Story”

Gretchen Carlson celebrates one year of "The Real Story"

FOX News Channel (FNC) personality Gretchen Carlson moved from the morning show FOX & Friends to headline her own afternoon program, The Real Story With Gretchen Carlson, a year ago today. FNC tells us that the program is No. 1 in cable news in its timeslot (weekdays at 2pm ET). The Real Story will air its one-year anniversary episode Sept. 30 on FNC. We caught up with Carlson to talk via email about what the past year has been like, what’s ahead, and how thrilled she has been with her show, and the fact that it allows her some important … Continue reading

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Preview: NGC’s “Live Free or Die” introduces viewers to human rewilding

Colbert from NGC's Live Free or Die

Consider yourself forewarned. As you’ll second-guess using vanilla and raspberry flavoring after learning just exactly where it came from thanks to National Geographic Channel’s new docuseries Live Free or Die, debuting Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 10pm ET/PT. That said, NGC has found itself a winner by following five unusual Americans who are participating in a lifestyle trend known as human rewilding (the undoing of domestication, people who are living almost completely off the land). Living a minimalistic existence never looked so unappealing — at least to this suburbanite — as is the case for this handful of beaver- and rat-eating … Continue reading

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Halloween 2014 TV programming

Halloween 2014 TV programming

That spooky time of year is upon us once again! As with other years, Halloween 2014 will feature lots of creepy TV programming airing up to, and on the date itself. Here are some notable TV programs to check out during Halloween 2014. All times Eastern; check back for updates and additions as more network announcements are made: 31 Days of Halloween Oct. 1-31 on Syfy. Running through Friday, October 31, 31 Days of Halloween will unleash nearly 600 hours of creepy programming featuring the 10th anniversary Ghost Hunters special, the original movies Dark Haul and Finders Keepers, and a … Continue reading

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Karen Gillan is cray cray adorbs in ABC’s “Selfie”

Karen Gillan Selfie

Selfie ABC Premieres: Sept. 30 Airs: Tuesdays at 8pm ET/PT Who’s In It? Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, David Harewood What’s It All About? Eliza Dooley (Gillan) is a superficial social-media superstar pharmaceutical sales rep who spends lots of time making sure her lipstick matches her thong. Henry (Cho) is a workaholic marketing whiz who bemoans the kids these days with their Facebooks and such. Also, Henry has a wisecracking bearded best friend. After a major embarrassment on an airplane makes Eliza a laughingstock, she enlists Henry to help her repackage her image into “a respected … Continue reading

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2014 MLB Wild Card game TV schedule

MLB Wild Card Game

A little bad blood might be good news for Major League Baseball’s postseason. How about a Beltway World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Nationals? Or a Freeway Series between the L.A. Dodgers and L.A. Angels? Or another Bay Bridge Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants (this time without the earthquake)? TV coverage of the postseason shuffles a bit under MLB’s new eight-year, $12.4 billion TV rights deal with partners ESPN, FOX and TBS. The playoffs begin Sept. 30 with the AL wild-card game on TBS. ESPN will air an MLB playoff game for … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2 goes undercover on Sunday nights

Andy Samber Lonely Island

Brooklyn Nine-Nine FOX Returns: Sept. 28 at 8:30pm ET/PT Where We Left Off: Jake (Andy Samberg) professed his feelings for Amy (Melissa Fumero) before going undercover. Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) got it on. What To Expect: Brooklyn Nine-Nine moves to Sunday night for Season 2, where it should continue to thrive. Jake’s undercover assignment will add a new dimension to the comedy. “We are going super dark,” jokes executive producer Mike Schur. “It’s going to make Law & Order: SVU look like a cartoon. It’s super bleak.” ALSO SEE: Fall TV Preview 2014: Returning series premiere … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5: What happened to Beth? Emily Kinney talks!

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When last we saw Beth Greene — the once fragile blossom who wanted to kill herself in her mama’s bed in Season 2 of AMC’s pop culture phenomenon The Walking Dead — she was being swept away in a big, black, cross-bedecked car after a liberating few days in the woods with Daryl (Norman Reedus). While the Season 5 trailer reveals that Beth is holding her own — and proving she can take a punch — in what appears to be a brutal asylum of some sort, rumors of the arrival of Negan and other baddies from the comic book … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Season 5 preview: Terminus isn’t terminal

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Here’s what we know about Season 5 so far, Walking Dead faithful. The action picks up right where Season 4 left off, and co-executive producer Robert Kirkman promises that we’ll learn more about the residents of Terminus from the get-go in a season that will adhere closely to the comic-book storylines. And yes, despite horrific snippets of what looks like a human slaughterhouse in the lightning-paced Season 5 trailer, our captives in that train car do appear to escape, thanks to Dr. Eugene’s (Josh McDermitt) promise of a cure in Washington, D.C. • MORE: The Walking Dead Season 5: Does … Continue reading

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Spanish-language coverage of the NFL coming to mun2

Spanish-language coverage of the NFL coming to mun2

Hispanic cable network mun2 recently announced that it will be presenting Spanish-language broadcasts of some NFL games, starting Sept. 28 with the Hispanic Heritage Game between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. The games will be broadcast under the franchise banner, “La NFL en mun2.” Other upcoming games the network said it will cover in Spanish include the Thanksgiving night (Nov. 27) rematch between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara; an NFL Wild Card game and a Divisional Playoff Game; and the exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona, … Continue reading

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Q&A With Allison Holker Of Dancing With The Stars

Allison Holker

Allison Holker is one of the new pros on Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars, but this isn’t the first time that she has performed on a major stage. The contemporary dancer was a Season 2 contestant on So You Think You Can Dance and finished in the top ten. Holker returned to the FOX dance competition several times as an all-star where she met her now husband, hip hop dancer, Steven “tWitch” Boss. On DWTS, Allison has been paired with Mean Girls star, actor Jonathan Bennett, and their first two dances have gone off well. In week 1, … Continue reading

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