May 11, 2016
The Goldbergs 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.
May 11, 2016 |
On Wednesday, ABC sitcom The Goldbergs will pay special tribute to Ed Snider, the Flyers cofounder who passed away last month at the age of 83. The Flyers provided The Goldbergs with rare footage of Snider that will air at the end of Wednesday's episode. "If you love the Flyers, Ed Snider is the Flyers. He's the organization," The Goldbergs creator Adam F. Goldberg said on the phone from Los Angeles. The Flyers and the culture of hockey in Philadelphia are intrinsically woven into the fabric of The Goldbergs , a 1980s-set comedy about a Jenkintown family seen through the eyes of the youngest son. He has a penchant for filmmaking, much like Goldberg, who based the show on his own life.
April 21, 2016 |
Michael dumps Kelly Michael Strahan - that'd be the Michael in Live with Kelly and Michael - is leaving the show, ABC News says. The former New York Giants defensive end and NFL commentator will join the staff of ABC's Good Morning America as a full-time anchor in September. TMZ says Michael's Live cohost Kelly Ripa was "stunned and upset" when she heard the news. Denzel on a horse One of our most versatile actors he may be, but Denzel Washington , 61, has never done a western.
January 6, 2016 |
Last season, ABC proved it could outmatch FX and HBO when it came to the anthology drama, with the superb first season of American Crime . The second season premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday. Unlike HBO's True Detective , which reached dizzying heights of sublimity in its freshman year only to crash and burn in mediocrity the following season, American Crime returns with an equally powerful, compelling, and intelligent story. Created, written, and directed by Oscar-winning writer John Ridley ( 12 Years a Slave )
August 24, 2015
SCHOOL spirit has a whole different meaning for Monica Ten-Kate, who's working her way through Penn State, delivering one message from the dearly departed at a time. This week, the 21-year-old communications major from northern Virginia begins starring in "Monica the Medium" (8 p.m. Tuesday, ABC Family), a docu-series that follows her around Happy Valley as she juggles school with a calling that doesn't always mesh with her class schedule. She spoke with Ellen Gray about discovering what she believes to be her gift, her mother's fears and how strangers react when she approaches them with a "message" from a loved one. Have you always been a medium?
June 29, 2015 |
Why does the education-funding formula now being debated in Harrisburg matter? Pennsylvania is one of just three states in the country that lack such a formula, a situation that has led, experts say, to the single most inequitable system of allocating education dollars in the nation. But that might change if a proposal by a bipartisan commission created during the Corbett administration is adopted. In virtually every state, legislated formulas govern how education dollars are divvied up, often solving for differences in districts' ability to pay for their students' educations.
June 5, 2015 |
CHANNEL 6's Kenneth Moton is trading in his "Action News" hat for a Nationals' cap, as he's headed to the nation's capital. "Kenneth Moton is following his dreams of being a network news correspondent, as he moves on to ABC NewsOne, in Washington, D.C.," said an "Action News" spokesman. "NewsOne provides news coverage for all of the ABC stations across the country, including WPVI. We will miss his passion and journalistic talents, but we're thrilled to keep him in the ABC family.
June 3, 2015 |
One would be hard-pressed to find any similarities between two crime procedurals hitting the box this week: ABC Family's new series Stitchers , which premieres at 9 p.m. Tuesday, is cute and so slight in dramatic gravitas that it floats away into the ether. The reverse is true of NBC's surreal Nietzschean parable Hannibal , which returns for its third season at 10 p.m. Thursday. One of the most unremittingly dark, vicious stories about murder, Hannibal enthralls the viewer's aesthetic sense with its stunning photography, sophisticated use of imagery, and breathtaking beauty while at the same time threatening to steal away our soul, dragging it deep into the void.
June 2, 2015 |
* UNREAL. 10 tonight. Lifetime. * THE WHISPERS. 10 tonight, 6ABC. IT'S HARD to get more cynical about TV matchmaking than the tweeting fans who've made "The Bachelor" buzz-worthy long past its sell-by date. But Lifetime's new "UnReal" manages it. A soap opera set behind the scenes of a show, "Everlasting," that looks very much like the ABC standard, "UnReal" stars Shiri Appleby ("Roswell") as Rachel, a troubled young producer whose talent for manipulating contestants is only a smidgen stronger than her self-loathing.
May 29, 2015 |
Extreme situations and extreme behavior mark two fascinating if flawed new dramas: ABC's seriously creepy The Whispers , a thriller about sweet lil' kids who kill, and HBO's Nightingale , a one-man film starring Selma 's David Oyelowo. An X-Files -ish sci-fi procedural carefully calibrated to twist your mind, The Whispers premieres at 10 p.m. Monday. The first episode opens with the attempted murder of a suburban hausfrau by her daughter Harper (Abby Ryder Fortson)