July 12, 2016 |
_ VH1 HIP HOP HONORS: ALL HAIL THE QUEENS. 9 p.m. Monday, VH1. Awards show returns after a six-year absence, with an emphasis this year on rap's female players. Philadelphia's Eve (above) hosts and honorees include Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Lil' Kim and Salt-N-Pepa. _ MAYA & MARTY. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC10. Maya & Marty. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. South Jersey's Kelly Ripa will be interviewed by Martin Short's Jiminy Glick in the season finale of the summer variety show. Other guests include Steve Martin, Emma Stone and Sean Hayes.
July 11, 2016 |
If not for the death of actor James Gandolfini three years ago, HBO's anatomy-of-a-murder-investigation drama The Night Of might have arrived much sooner, and with all the fanfare you'd expect to accompany the return of the star of The Sopranos to series television. I'd love to have seen what Gandolfini, who filmed a pilot for The Night Of and is still credited as an executive producer, would have done with eight episodes as the rumpled, down-on-his-luck lawyer John Stone.
July 10, 2016
Maya & Marty. South Jersey's Kelly Ripa will be interviewed by Martin Short's Jiminy Glick in the season finale of the summer variety show. Other guests include Steve Martin, Emma Stone, and Sean Hayes. 10 p.m. Tuesday, NBC. Suits. Mike (Patrick J. Adams) begins the move from bogus lawyer to inmate in the sixth-season premiere, which means that plea deal he took wasn't just a bad dream. 9 p.m. Wednesday, USA. Mr. Robot. As the second season opens, the economy is in free fall, and Elliot (Rami Malek)
July 7, 2016 |
The decision to schedule coverage from New York during Philadelphia's Independence Day celebration was made by network, not local, officials, NBC10 says. TV viewers took to social media Monday to complain that the local NBC affiliate's coverage of Philadelphia's festivities fell short of their expectations. While the Philly Pops concert was cancelled because of rain, NBC10 was never scheduled to air that part of the Wawa Welcome America! festival. The network always planned to show the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular in New York from 8 to 10 p.m., said Ric Harris, NBC10's general manager.
July 7, 2016 |
Do you like some style with your TV series? This summer's TV is replete not only with good plots, but the fashion is almost as good - if not more so - than the dialogue. That's largely because today's costume designers are doing more than arming characters with the right looks. They are explaining their inspirations in behind-the-scenes recaps, creating Pinterest pages for their fans, and even designing collections based on their characters. "Costume designers have an even greater impact and influence than they did just a few years ago," said Linda Kearns, president of the costume designer division at the New York entertainment consulting firm Matchbook Co . Kearns works with many of the industry's top costume designers.
July 4, 2016 |
Who lingers in the dark for hours, staring at television test patterns? The Gizmo Guy does, imploring the TVs on the wall, "which is the fairest of them all?" The occasion was the 2016 Value Electronics TV Shootout, a major gig at the CE Week trade show staged in New York, but produced by Philadelphia-based Dealerscope magazine and its parent firm, North American Publishing. Posh televisions vying for judges' approval included the latest/greatest Ultra High Resolution (4K) models from LG (an OLED65G6P)
July 3, 2016
* THE HUNT. 9 p.m. Sunday, BBC America. Sir David Attenborough narrates the channel's first major natural history series, which focuses on predators and their prey. * IDRIS ELBA: NO LIMITS. 7 p.m. Monday, Discovery. Adding to the resume that would make Elba (pictured) a great choice for the next James Bond, this four-part series has the Luther star racing on land, water, and in the air. * A CAPITOL FOURTH. 8 p.m. Monday, WHYY12. Tom Bergeron hosts the live show, with performers ranging from Smokey Robinson to Alisan Porter, Season 10 winner of The Voice . This year's show, which airs from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, celebrates the nation's 240th birthday, as well as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and 75 years of the USO. * ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.
July 2, 2016
'The Great British Baking Show' has good eggs Britain is in turmoil. The Brexit vote has led to many a doom-and-gloom prognostication out of the United Kingdom. But with all of the upheaval and uncertainty, one thing remains: The Great British Baking Show is delightful. The cooking competition features 12 amateur bakers. Each show is built around different skill sets that get increasingly harder as the show progresses. Each show has three challenges: the signature challenge, when bakers can show off old favorites; a technical challenge, when each baker must work off of limited instructions; and a showstopper, which is meant to wow the judges.
July 1, 2016 |
The topic was "voter anger" in the 2016 presidential election, but columnist and TV and radio host Michael Smerconish suggested that many Americans are not seething with discontent. "If there's a new silent majority in the nation, it's not tea-party activists, it's not millennials who are feeling the Bern, it's the tens of millions of Americans who are not angry but too complacent," he said. Smerconish was the featured speaker Wednesday at an event hosted by Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com, at the Independence Visitor Center.
June 27, 2016
* GAME OF THRONES. 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO. It's time already for the Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," so bring your best theories about what happens, and who dies next. * ROADIES. 10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime. From Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous ), Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life) and J.J. Abrams, a dramedy about a rock band's road crew, starring Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, and Imogen Poots. * BET AWARDS. 8 p.m. Sunday, BET. Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, the stars of ABC's Blackish , host the 16th annual awards show, which will feature a tribute to Prince that's expected to include Sheila E., Philadelphia's The Roots, and Janelle Monae.