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2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV schedule: First Round

2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV Schedule: First Round

The quest for the Stanley Cup is down to the playoffs, with 16 teams grinding toward one goal in the NHL’s “second season” beginning Wednesday, April 15. NBCSN, NBC, CNBC, USA Network and NHL Network combine to televise the NHL Playoffs. 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs TV Schedule: First Round *If Necessary. TBA = To Be Announced. EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 Montreal Canadiens vs. No. 4 Ottawa Senators Wednesday, April 15: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm ET, NHL Network Friday, April 17: Ottawa at Montreal, 7pm ET, CNBC Sunday, April 19 , Montreal at Ottawa, 7pm ET, NBCSN Wednesday, April 22, … Continue reading

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Summer Schedule 2015: USA Network

Summer Schedule 2015: USA

On Tuesday, USA Network announced its summer slate of new and returning shows. I was happy to see the return of familiar faces like Royal Pains and look forward to meeting new friends like Mr. Robot, which recently slayed at SXSW, and Complications. I interviewed Jason O’Mara about Complications for the June issue of Channel Guide Magazine, and he was an utter dream and his thrilling show is a total adrenaline-rush. It certainly proves the line from Wicked, “No good deed goes unpunished.” And, as you can imagine, I’m beyond the moon with excitement at the news that Playing House has … Continue reading

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WWE SmackDown moving to USA Network

WWE SmackDown moving to USA Network

At its upfront press event today, USA Network announced that WWE SmackDown – currently airing on Syfy — will move to USA Network in the first quarter of 2016, joining the ratings powerhouse Monday Night Raw and the reality competition series WWE Tough Enough, which is returning June 23 as a “reimagined series [that] will feature an all-new format with live elements and more fan participation than ever before.” This move will make USA Network the exclusive cable home of WWE marquee properties. “WWE consistently delivers one of the largest and most socially engaged live audiences in entertainment and we’re excited to expand our long-standing … Continue reading

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USA Network’s “DIG”: Jason Isaacs’ adventure in the making

Jason Isaacs DIG

DIG will finally see the light of day. The action/adventure miniseries set and partially filmed in Jerusalem was originally set to premiere in November, but violence in the region forced the production to relocate. The premiere was pushed to March, but the upside is that USA Network expanded the series order from six episodes to 10. DIG premieres on Thursday, March 5, at 10pm ET/PT on USA Network. From creators Gideon Raff (Homeland) and Tim Kring (Heroes), DIG has the epic, biblical and historical scope of films like The Da Vinci Code. “It is primarily a murder mystery,” Kring says. “As [it] … Continue reading

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Where to watch the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

Where to watch the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The 2015 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the 139th installment of America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, will again air on CNBC and USA Network, Feb. 16 and 17, respectively. This year, two new breeds officially recognized by the American Kennel Club will make their debut at Westminster. The additions include the Coton de Tulear, competing in the Non-Sporting Group, and the Wirehaired Vizsla, competing in the Sporting Group. A total of 2,711 dogs and 88 Junior Showmanship competitors were entered this year. Representing 48 states and 14 foreign countries, the most dogs were entered from New York (242) for … Continue reading

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Bob Fisher on Sirens Season 2

Bob Fisher on Sirens Season 2

In September, I, along with a few other writers, had the chance to visit the Chicago set of USA Network’s hit comedy series Sirens, which follows the professional and personal lives of three EMTs in the Windy City. (The set is not far from where Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. are shot, and during chats with cast members of Sirens, they said sometimes the various casts get together for softball games and other fun.) Before watching the filming of a scene, we toured the set, which included a newly built hospital set for the second season (visits to the hospital … Continue reading

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WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

WWE Tribute to the Troops 2014

Once again, NBC and USA Network will be airing the WWE “Tribute to the Troops” holiday special, which features WWE Superstars and Divas, celebrity appearances and performances for servicemen and women to celebrate their dedication and commitment to our country. The 2014 installment first airs Dec. 17 from 8-10pm ET on USA Network, and it will be re-aired as a one-hour special on NBC Dec. 27 from 8-9pm ET. Florida Georgia Line will join WWE Superstars and Divas to honor the U.S. Armed Forces in this 12th annual holiday special. NBCUniversal joins WWE in saluting our troops with special messages … Continue reading

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USA Announces “Playing House” Season 2

USA Announces "Playing House" Season 2

Break out the hedgehog cupcakes and unwrap your wheel of Spanish Manchego, the gods have heard our prayers. Playing House will return for Season 2! The announcement just came to me a few minutes ago and after I ran around the office, doing a jig and high-fiving myself, I wanted to spread the word: TV’s funniest comedy is returning to TV. (watch Lennon and Jessica’s LOL season 2 announcement here) I know that I bitched and whined a lot (and may have called the people who make programming decisions at USA Network bad names), but now we can rejoice and … Continue reading

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7 Questions with Eliza Coupe of USA Networks’ Benched

Eliza Coupe

Eliza Coupe plays fish-out-of-imported-water Nina Whitley on USA Network’s courtroom comedy, Benched. And while she shares very few character traits her status-obsessed character, Coupe was sold on the part immediately. She reveals, “After the first page of the script, I called my manager and said, “I’m obsessed. This is amazing!” Coupe, who previously starred on ABC’s comedy Happy Endings, gleefully admitted to being a hopeless geek when she answered our 7 Questions. 1. You’re at a magazine rack and can only pick three titles.  Which ones do you choose?  I probably would choose Newsweek, Architectural Digest, I am such a … Continue reading

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All Rise For Eliza Coupe On “Benched”

Eliza Coupe

USA’s new comedy series Benched premieres tonight and the vehicle is a welcome return for star Eliza Coupe. She was great on ABC’s Happy Endings and Benched has created a great platform for her to really flex her comedy chops. In Benched, she plays a former corporate lawyer who adjusts to life, and her new clients in the public defender’s office. I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of courtroom TV, most dramas make me doze, and other than Night Court, has court ever been funny? But the courtroom scenes in Benched feel really fresh; there’s great stuff happening in … Continue reading

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