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There are some people who, when you get the chance to hear them talk about their lives, you just have to stop what you’re doing and listen. The late Richard Harris was one such person — whenever he stopped by David Letterman’s set, I always tended to drop everything and just tune in 100 percent, because, well, first of all, he was so well-spoken, but also because he told such fantastic stories. Never mind whether or not they were all true or greatly exaggerated — they were entertaining as hell, full of ribaldry and drunken exploits, and often including fellow … Continue reading
April 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the fateful and infamous maiden voyage of Titanic, which hit an iceberg late in the evening of April 14, 1912, and eventually sank into the icy depths of the North Atlantic early the next morning. In the weeks leading up to the exact anniversary date, various TV networks will remember the tragedy with premiere and encore specials and movies. Many of the documentaries offer promises of “the final word” or “mystery solved” regarding exactly what happened to the great ship. Whether they actually will or not may be beside the point. It might … Continue reading
By the Channel Guide staff Follow @ChannelGuide The 2011 Fall season continues its rollout this week, with the returns of such shows as Pop Up Video (after a 10-year hiatus); Brad Meltzer’s Decoded; The League; Sanctuary; and Rules of Engagement. Below we take a look at some of the new series and special debuting this week. For more comprehensive information on the new season, visit our Fall TV Preview website. HITS A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King TCM Premieres: Oct. 3, 8pm ET What’s It All About? Horror master Stephen King discusses how he discovered terror … Continue reading
By Stacey Harrison Follow @ChannelGuideSRH In its A Night at the Movies series, TCM set out to explore film genres in-depth. Having already tackled thrillers and epics, the series gets into the Halloween spirit with tonight’s entry, A Night at the Movies: The Horrors of Stephen King. Filmmaker Laurent Bouzereau, who has directed all the Night at the Movies documentaries, knew that there was no better source to talk about horror cinema than the man who has terrified audiences for decades with novels like Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone and dozens of others. In the one-hour special, which premieres … Continue reading
By Tom Comi Memorial Day serves as a reminder of the sacrifices thousands of men and women gave while serving in the military, and many television programmers will be airing movies, shows, concerts and other specials to recognize those who died protecting our country. Here is a compilation of programs dedicated to those brave soldiers: TCM Memorial Day Weekend (May 27-30, check listings): Turner Classic Movies digs deep into is vault to run a 38-movie marathon, including From Here to Eternity, Sergeant York, The Best Years of Our Lives, Up Periscope and All Quiet on the Western Front.
By Lori Acken It’s almost here! Today and tomorrow networks really go into overdrive with coverage related to the royal wedding, and coverage of the event itself. APRIL 28 The Making of a Royal Wedding — TLC, 8pm ET What does it take to pull off a once-in-a-lifetime event? Join TLC as we see some of the amazing choreography of logistics and details from security to dresses to meals as Britain prepares to host the wedding of the century. Countdown to the Royal Wedding — TLC, 9pm ET Royal experts and TLC’s Clinton Kelly and Randy Fenoli host a two-hour … Continue reading
Legendary actress and beloved humanitarian Elizabeth Taylor passed away today at the age of 79. She will be remembered in several upcoming TV specials and movie marathons. We’ll add more tributes and specials as we hear about them. Elizabeth Taylor: A Life, A Legacy — TV Guide Network, March 23 at 8pm ET/PT; encore showing March 24 at 7pm ET/PT. This special looks back at the professional and personal life of Taylor through historical footage and exclusive interviews. Elton John, Sharon Stone, Joan Rivers, and biographers Gianni Bozzacchi and Ellis Amburn discuss her career, her headline-making marriages and her tireless … Continue reading
By Jeff Pfeiffer Not into football? That’s okay, we won’t judge you (too much). If that’s the case, then you are probably overwhelmed by the amount of coverage of Super Bowl XLV, and may feel like you won’t get a respite from hearing about the game at all this Sunday. But some networks have thought of you with a variety of programming marathons that may appeal to both the non-football lover, and those football fans who just can’t stomach sitting through six-hour pregame shows. One of the annual favorites among such marathons is Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl, now in its … Continue reading
Whether you like your Halloween scares terrifying, gory, classic, humorous, family-friendly — or all of the above — there are plenty of options to tune in to this season, and following are some highlights listed in airdate order. Programs are subject to change; check back throughout the month for updates and additions. For more info on the movies listed here, or to search for other scary titles airing this month, visit our Movie Database. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation— CBS, Oct. 7 at 9pm ET/PT. In the new “Blood Moon” episode, a vampire and werewolf convention is at the heart of … Continue reading
From Turner Classic Movies: Before the debut of HBO’s Prohibition-era series Boardwalk Empire, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will get viewers in the speakeasy mood with an evening of biopics about some of the time period’s most notorious gangsters and bootleggers. TCM’s “Prohibition All-Stars” marathon, scheduled to air September 15, will showcase five films about such figures as Al Capone, John “Legs” Diamond, Arnold Rothstein, Louis “Lepke” Buchalter and Vincent “Mad Dog” Coll. Rod Steiger, Tony Curtis and David Janssen are among the stars in the title roles. Boardwalk Empire co-stars Vincent Piazza (Rescue Me), who plays Lucky Luciano, and Michael … Continue reading