March 2, 2016 |
Tony Award-winning actor and star of TV Land's hit comedy Younger , Sutton Foster just flew in from Australia, and, boy, are her arms tired. "It was a really long flight and a long, but happy night," says Foster, who performed the music of composer Stephen Schwartz ( Wicked , Pippin ) in Sydney right before this interview from her home in Brooklyn. "What he does that no one else does is 'I want' and 'I can get' songs," she says, pointing out theater staples such as "Corner of the Sky" and "Defying Gravity.
January 12, 2016 |
FINDING YOUR ROOTS WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES JR 8 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12. Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, CNN's Soledad O'Brien and HBO's Bill Maher are the guests in an episode of the genealogy show that focuses less on their political differences than on their shared Irish ancestry. SECOND CHANCE 9 p.m. Wednesday, Fox29. "Frankenstein" lives, again. From Rand Ravich ("Life") and Howard Gordon ("Homeland," "24"), a sci-fi cop show in which a murdered ex-lawman is brought back to life as a much younger man (Robert Kazinsky)
September 29, 2015 |
THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, 11 tonight, Comedy Central. Premiere to be shown on all Viacom networks, including MTV, VH1, BET, Spike, Logo, TV Land, Epix and Nick at Nite. When Trevor Noah welcomes Philly's Kevin Hart as his first guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" tonight, he'll do so as just the third host in the show's history. (Honk if you remember Craig Kilborn's 1996-98 run , sandwiched between his time anchoring ESPN's "SportsCenter" and hosting CBS' "Late Late Show.
July 16, 2015 |
* SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL. 10 p.m. Thursday, FX. * THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW. 10 tonight, TV Land. * IMPASTOR. 10:30 tonight, TV Land. * TUT. 9 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Spike. FOR SEVEN seasons of FX's "Rescue Me," Denis Leary played an alcoholic firefighter whom women inexplicably treated like a rock star. Tomorrow, he's back as a washed-up lead singer named Johnny Rock, in FX's "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. " Karma's come calling in the form of the 25-year-old daughter named Gigi (Elizbeth Gillies, "Victorious")
July 15, 2015 |
It might not seem true, but not everything is targeted at millennials. TV Land, born as an offshoot for Nick at Nite's reruns of classic TV, has been trying to reinvent itself as a hub for sitcoms geared toward Gen Xers, the once-ballyhooed generation now smack-dab in the middle of adulthood, looking to escape their ever-growing bundles of joy with a little TV. That strategy works exceedingly well for the The Jim Gaffigan Show. Starring Gaffigan, the King of Clean Comedy, it premieres at 10 p.m. Wednesday.
April 1, 2015 |
* WEIRD LONERS. 9:30 tonight, Fox 29. * YOUNGER. 10 tonight, TV Land. * THE DOVEKEEPERS. 9 tonight and tomorrow, CBS3. BECKI NEWTON had the kind of Philly experience the other night she never imagined when she was studying European history at Penn. But, then, the actress, who stopped by the Daily News Friday to talk about her new Fox sitcom, "Weird Loners," barely remembers Center City then. "When I was here - it's been almost 12, 13 years - I was a student.
November 26, 2014 |
DO WE really have to lose "The Cosby Show"? Don't look here for a defense of Bill Cosby. I believed accuser Andrea Constand in 2005 and nothing that's happened in recent days has surprised me, much less changed my mind. I understood why NBC was finally ready to drop the idea of a new Cosby sitcom - it never seemed like a very good one, anyway - and why Netflix decided that Thanksgiving weekend might not be the right time to release a new Cosby special. I'm not sure, though, that TV Land needed to take the Huxtables off the air just because the man who brought them to life isn't the man he pretended to be. Because it's all pretend, you know.
June 5, 2014 |
* ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. Season 2 premieres Friday, Netflix. * JENNIFER FALLS. 10:30 tonight, TV Land. NETFLIX didn't invent binge-watching, but with the prison drama "Orange Is the New Black" it did give us something to make the bingeing worth it. Not just because it was so good, which it was, but because making 13 episodes available at once allowed "Orange" to transform itself from a show about the incarceration of one formerly...
June 19, 2013 |
AKRON, Ohio - When the comedy "Hot in Cleveland" begins a run of new episodes at 10 tonight on TV Land, it will start with some extra drama. The first episode will air live. No film. No tape. No retakes. Excellent opportunities for on-air bloopers, unscheduled bursts of actors' laughter and maybe a curse or two. Just look at blooper reels from the show, especially those times when Betty White's reactions set off other performers. Andy Cadiff, director of tonight's episode, "Buying the Pharmacy," said, "These ladies are so talented, that once they set their mind to what the goal is, they're going to accomplish it. " The ladies are, of course, Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, as three West Coast women who have relocated to Cleveland, and White as a local resident with a smart mouth and a colorful past.
January 23, 2013 |
There's no delicate way to put this: On the first day of work on his new job, newspaper writer Geoff Edgers castrated a bull calf. Later that day, he ate the harvested organ after it was sliced, battered, and deep-fried. If that wasn't enough, he also had to eat a still-beating rattlesnake heart. Edgers is writer, co-creator, and host of a new weekly Travel Channel show, Edge of America , that takes the Boston Globe reporter on "the great American road trip" to experience firsthand some of the things Americans like to do for fun. Set in a different state each week, including Minnesota, Oregon, California, and, yes, Pennsylvania, the 13-episode first season premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. The debut puts Edgers right smack in the middle of the Union, in Oklahoma.