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AXS TV and Darius Rucker will celebrate a milestone together with Rucker’s fans as the country music star’s first solo headlining tour is broadcast live from the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Darius Rucker Live from Red Rocks airs live exclusively on AXS TV on June 6 at 11:30pmET / 8:30pmPT.
Rucker and AXS TV have partnered numerous times over the last year to share the two-time GRAMMY® award winning artist’s milestones with the network’s television audience.
With a new episode launching today, the PBS Digital Studios series “Beat Making Lab” completes its second video and music travelogue, in which musicians and educators Stephen Levitin (a.k.a. producer Apple Juice Kid) and Pierce Freelon explore beatmaking and electronic dance music in Portobelo, Panama. The entire six-part “Beat Making Lab: Panama” series is available for viewing.
The party for the 2013 CMT MUSIC AWARDS is underway as Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Pistol Annies and Taylor Swift are set to perform during this year’s live show. Hosted by Jason Aldean and Kristen Bell, country music’s first fan-voted awards show will broadcast from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT and www.CMT.com. Additional performers, along with presenters will be announced in coming weeks.
The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Revisited on THIRTEEN's Great Performances on Friday, December 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS.
The story behind the controversial and surreal Beatles film features new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr
Songs you'll never forget, the film you've never seen and a story that's never been told. In August 1967, in the wake of the extraordinary impact of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles made a film. It was seen in the U.K. by a huge audience, at 8.35 p.m. on BBC One on Britain's Boxing Day...and all hell broke loose.
Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby Debuts On THIRTEEN's Great Performances this December on PBS
Michael Bublé, Mary J. Blige, and Cee-Lo Green among guest stars are joining Stewart's first holiday special, along with a special virtual duet with the legendary Ella Fitzgerald.
Grammy Award®-winning, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Rod Stewart, hosts his first holiday special, Rod Stewart: Merry Christmas, Baby, on THIRTEEN's Great Performances beginning this December on PBS. (Check local listings.)
In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Monday, November 26 at 8 p.m.
"I've always wanted to do a Christmas special," Rod Stewart remarked. "And this was truly worth the wait because what we were able to accomplish is just beyond my wildest dreams."
"THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART" WELCOMES FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA
FOR A SECOND GUEST APPEARANCE
ON TUESDAY, MAY 29 AT 11:00 P.M. ET/PT
First Lady Michelle Obama will appear as a guest for a second time on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" on Tuesday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT, her first appearance since entering the White House.
“CMA Country Christmas” Tapes Nov. 3 at the Bridgestone Arena
The Country Music Association and ABC Television Network have announced that “The 46th Annual CMA Awards” will air Thursday, November 1, 2012 (8:00-11:00 PM/EST) on ABC live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
“The CMA Awards recognizes the best in the format – that’s what makes this ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night’,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “The CMA Awards is one of the most highly anticipated events for our industry each year. It’s a night to honor our finest performers, songwriters, record producers, musicians, and music video directors.”
VH1 is pumping up the heat this summer with all-new series, returning favorites and unforgettable musical performances.
With the network’s premiere of the second installment of the Mob Wives franchise, “Mob Wives Chicago,” brand new performances on “VH1 Storytellers,” as well as fresh new programming including “Big Ang,” “Hollywood Exes,” “Mama Drama” and “Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta,” this summer is sure to be a sizzler on VH1.
“YO! MTV RAPS (VH1 ROCK DOC)” PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 7 AT 10PM*
The runaway British hit CALL THE MIDWIFE, a new drama that depicts midwifery in 1950s London, kicks off the PBS 2012 fall season with a six-part Sunday-night run that begins September 30.
A production of BBC Worldwide and Neal Street Productions, MIDWIFE further strengthens PBS’ hold on quality Sunday night programs and launches a fall full of drama — both fictional and real — anchored by Ken Burns’s new documentary THE DUST BOWL, PBS ELECTION 2012 coverage of the presidential campaign including FRONTLINE’s award-winning “The Choice,” and the season two return of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Upstairs Downstairs.”
The XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY® Awards (www.latingrammy.com) will take place at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, and will air live in the United States on the Univision Network from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
This marks the fifth time that Latin music's most prestigious awards telecast will take place in Las Vegas. Nominations for the XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will be announced on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at a live press conference at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles.
“The Comedy Awards,” the annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, today announced talent scheduled to attend the April 28 ceremony, including the first announced presenters of the 2012 “Comedy Awards” which include Chris Rock, Will Arnett, Tracy Morgan, Maya Rudolph, Adam Scott and the previously announced Jon Stewart, who will present Don Rickles with the “Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence.”
This is the Hallmark 2012 Summer Preview schedule for both Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.
The Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Puppy Love” and “Cedar Cove” as well as the Hallmark Movie Channel Original “I Married Who?” (formerly “Always A Bride”) have all moved to Fall 2012.
Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
Saturday, June 9 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Jesus is coming to Access Tuscson as Chatting With History’s first guest this coming season.
A new-to-Tucson TV show that’s produced and will air on Access Tucson, Chatting With History is not your typical public access fare. It’s a scripted ½ hour satirical “talk” show featuring interviews between Dan Gersten, the show’s creator, producer and host, and some of the most famous characters in the history of Western Civilization.
Now in its second season, the first season consisted of six shows that were produced through LexMedia, the public access/community media center in Lexington, Massachusetts. Initially airing on LPTV in Lexington, Chatting With History has been picked up by over 20 other public access stations across the country.
Former Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunited on an American stage for the first time in 17 years during this historic April 2009 Radio City Music Hall benefit concert, which will be broadcast in New York on THIRTEEN on Sunday, April 29, at 10:30 pm (check local listings for broadcast dates and times in your area).
The Beatle reunion highlights the 90-minute "Change Begins Within" concert to benefit the David Lynch Foundation, a charity set up in 2005 by the iconic filmmaker David Lynch to fund Transcendental Meditation programs for at-risk youth, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, and women who suffer from domestic abuse and violence.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is heading to Charlotte with 125+ stalwart staffers to cover its fourth Democratic National Convention and broadcast a week of shows.
"The Daily Show's" coverage of the 2012 DNC will be taped at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center™ and air nightly at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Tuesday, September 4 through Friday, September 7, 2012.
"We are incredibly excited to spend a week in the beautiful city of Charlotte," said Rory Albanese, Executive Producer, 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' "And to the good people of North Carolina, for their southern hospitality in hosting 125 smart-aleck New Yorkers, we offer in advance our thanks, but most of all, our apologies. Honestly, we didn’t mean to break that, and we promise we’ll pay for it."
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK KICKS OFF
SECOND SEASON THIS FEBRUARY ON PBS
Three-Part Series Continues Exploration of American Popular Music
Through the Performances and Adventures of Its Most Passionate Preservationist
MICHAEL FEINSTEIN’S AMERICAN SONGBOOK kicks off its three-part second season February 3, 2012 on PBS, with a multifaceted journey through the history of American song by the acclaimed musician and five-time Grammy®-nominated vocalist.
From its debut presentation at the Television Critics' Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour, Hulu today announced its original programming slate for the first half of 2012.
The line-up kicks off on February 14 with the launch of Hulu's first original scripted series, "Battleground," executive produced by JD Walsh, Hagai Shaham and Marc Webb ("The Amazing Spiderman," "500 Days of Summer").
On the heels of a successful season as Hulu's first original series, Morgan Spurlock's "A Day in the Life" will premiere its second season in March. And this summer, Hulu audiences will get exclusive access to acclaimed writer/director Richard Linklater's first episodic documentary series, "Up to Speed."
HGTV is in production on a new series, Going Yard, featuring landscaping professional Chris Lambton. The series is scheduled to premiere in April 2012.
In Going Yard, Lambton, the co-owner of a landscaping company in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, will transform neglected backyards into spectacular outdoor spaces suitable for entertaining family and friends. In each episode, he and his team will trick out a homeowner's yard with such features as patios, arbors, water features and fire pits. In addition, Lambton's fiance Peyton Wright will join the family business; pitching-in with design projects on the show and helping homeowners plan their first party in their new yard.
JASON ALDEAN, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, BRAD PAISLEY AND TAYLOR SWIFT HONORED AT THE 2011 "CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR"
The 2011 CMT Artist of the Year Show is hosted by Rob Lowe with performances by Gavin DeGraw, Joe Walsh of the Eagles,
The All-American Rejects and The Avett Brothers.
Presenters included Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Sean Payton, Lionel Richie, Tony La Russa and William Shatner.
The 90-Minute TV Special Taped Last Week In Nashville, Premieres Tuesday, December 13 on CMT.
o You 'Belieb' in Magic?
Celebrate This Christmas with the World's Brightest Stars in the 28th Annual 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade' TV Special
Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson and Disney Friends Share Holiday Joy December 25 on ABC-TV
"CMA Country Christmas," hosted for the second year by Jennifer Nettles, of reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland, re-airs Saturday, Dec. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Two-Hour Special, Hosted for the Second Year by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, Features Interviews with Artists and their Families and Performances of Holiday Classics by Lauren Alaina, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer with Special Guest Brad Paisley, Sugarland, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill with Miss Piggy!
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute hosted by Anderson Cooper will air LIVE this Sunday, Dec 11 at 8PM ET on CNN. Celebrity presenters including J.R. Martinez, will.i.am and musical guests Kid Rock will honor 10 ordinary people who have made extraordinary contributions to their community.
Kid Rock to Perform a Special Version of "Care" and Miley Cyrus Added as a Celebrity Presenter
CNN, the worldwide leader in news, announced that Kid Rock will perform a special live version of "Care" from his platinum selling album, "Born Free", on CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute, hosted by Anderson Cooper live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, on CNN, Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET.
Sunday, December 11
“The Hangover Part II” Sunday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Viewers should get ready for a day of television they will desperately want to remember. Join hosts Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha as they share clips from their upcoming DVD release, “The Hangover Part II” and enjoy the pre-hangover antics of the hard-partying crews in “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,” “The Hot Chick,” “Beerfest,” and back-to-back episodes of “Scrubs.”
Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
11:00 p.m. (All-New Episodes)
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere of The Christmas Pageant on Sunday, December 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C).
Sometimes, the best thing that can happen to someone who is too big for their britches is getting cut down to size, like say if you're a big-shot Broadway director who is so blustery and domineering that no one can work with her.
We're thinking here of one person in particular: Vera Parks.
And if you've never heard of her, that's because you haven't seen “The Christmas Pageant,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere that plays during Hallmark Channel's highly-anticipated holiday season Countdown to Christmas.
Reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland will perform the Christmas classic "Silent Night" during "CMA Country Christmas," airing Thursday, Dec. 1 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The duo's Jennifer Nettles will host the two-hour holiday extravaganza with performances from "American Idol" runner up Lauren Alaina, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer with special guest Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill in a special duet with Miss Piggy.
Producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer have announced that Billy Crystal will serve as host for the 84th Academy Awards.
This will mark Crystal's ninth time as host. Only Bob Hope has hosted more Academy Awards presentations, with 19 ceremonies between 1940 and 1978. Crystal last hosted the Academy Awards in 2004.
The Oscar Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.
Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere
Sunday, November 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
“Cancel Christmas” stars Brat Pack legend Judd Nelson of “The Breakfast Club” and “Billionaire Boys Club” fame as Kris Kringle himself. Santa Claus is flabbergasted to learn while attending the annual Christmas Board of Directors meeting -- yes, they have one -- that he's facing an ultimatum: make Christmas less about materialism and greed or face the cancellation of the holiday forever.
The extensive nationwide search has ended and the very best young talent on the comedy scene today has been chosen.
"The 45th Annual CMA Awards" will air live on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return as hosts for their fourth consecutive year.
Thirty-Minute Special Showcasing 2011 CMA Awards Nominees To Air on Local ABC Affiliates
As excitement builds towards "The 45th Annual CMA Awards," the Country Music Association and the ABC Television Network are giving fans an exclusive sneak peek at "Country Music's Biggest Night(tm)." "CMA Close Up Presents Road to the CMA Awards" is a half-hour special packed with artist interviews and highlights from past CMA Awards. The special will air on local ABC affiliates between Friday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 9. Fans should check their local listings or visit www.CMAAwards.com for exact dates and times in their cities.
There are only TWO episodes left of the hit show STRIKE BACK on Cinemax! Episode 9 will air on Friday, 10/14) at 10pm. Cinemax has picked up Strike Back for a second season that will air in 2012.
HBO Documentary Films presents SING YOUR SONG on October 17, 2011.
Watch video clip of "Sing Your Song"
COMEDY CENTRAL'S BEST BETS FOR THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 16-22, 2011
Monday, October 17 – Thursday, October 20, 2011
“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”
11:00 p.m. (All-New Episodes)
The Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” takes a reality-based look at news, trends, current events and politics with an alternative point of view. In each show, anchorman Jon Stewart and his team of correspondents including Aasif Mandvi, Samantha Bee, Jason Jones and John Oliver, comment on the day’s stories, employing actual news footage, taped field pieces, in-studio guests and on-the-spot coverage of important news events.
‘The Colbert Report”
11:30 p.m. (All-New Episodes)
Nickelodeon celebrates Columbus Day with “Nick’s Best Day Off Ever” as the network presents new animated and live-action premieres on Monday, Oct. 10. Kids can enjoy the holiday, and a day off from school, along with their favorite Nickelodeon stars and new episodes of their favorite Nick shows all day long.
Kicking off at 10:00 a.m. ET/PT, are back-to-back brand-new episodes of two hit animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy and The Penguins of Madagascar. Don’t miss the craziness that America’s favorite pup and penguins get themselves into!
Natalie Hall (“All My Children”) and Greg Vaughan (“General Hospital”) star with Academy Award® nominee Sean Astin (“Kangaroo Court,” “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy), Academy Award® and three-time Emmy® Award nominee JoBeth Williams (“On Hope,” “Frasier”), Emmy® Award winner Charles Shaughnessy (“Stanley,” “Days of our Lives”) and Hollywood legend, Academy Award® and Golden Globe winner Ernest Borgnine (“Marty”) in the World Premiere of “Love’s Christmas Journey,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie Event, Saturday, November 5 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C). Inspired by Janette Oke’s award winning Love Comes Softly book series, the four-hour, star-studded movie event is an inspiring tale of love, trust and miracles.
The next episode of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, which airs this Sunday, October 9th at 9pm, only on HBO.
La Súper Estrella De La Música Latina Jenni Rivera y Estrella TV Anuncian Nuevo Programa De Televisión, “Jenni”
Estrella TV agrega una nueva estrella a su programación del otoño, el 19 de octubre estrenara “Jenni”, un nuevo programa a cargo de Jenni Rivera la mega estrella ganadora de múltiple discos de platino
Liberman Broadcasting, INC. (LBI), la cadena de Televisión privada e independiente en español más grande en los Estados Unidos, anuncio hoy día que su cadena de televisión Estrella Network ha agregado un nuevo programa a su programación de este otoño. El gran anticipado programa “Jenni” saldrá al aire el miércoles 19 de octubre.
South Florida JAZZ 20th Anniversary Celebration Presents 'Paquito D'Rivera Quintet'
South Florida JAZZ, founded in 1991 and celebrating its 20th anniversary, kicks off its 2011-12 concert season on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. with the 10-time Grammy-awarded and National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Paquito D'Rivera.
The dazzling clarinet and saxophone virtuoso will perform with his touring quintet, in addition to a special guest
appearance by South Florida piano phenom from the New World School of the Arts, Antonio Madruga. The venue is the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie.
OH MY GAMMIT! INTERNET SENSATION LUCAS CRUIKSHANK AKA “FRED” RETURNS TO NICKELODEON IN BRAND-NEW TV MOVIE, FRED 2: NIGHT OF THE LIVING FRED,
Modern Family’s Ariel Winter, WWE Superstar John Cena and Victorious’ Daniella Monet Also Star in Sequel to Nickelodeon’s Smash Hit Movie
Internet sensation Lucas Cruikshank is back as the fast-talking, hyperactive teenager “Fred Figglehorn” in a brand-new TV movie, Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred, premiering Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
Kicking off the Halloween season and based on one of the most popular internet characters of all time, the two-hour sequel follows Fred on his latest quest to expose his new music teacher, Mr. Devlin, as a vampire.
MARTIN MULL AND EMMY® NOMINATED ACTRESS RHEA PERLMAN STAR IN ‘OLIVER’S GHOST’
A HALLMARK CHANNEL ORIGINAL MOVIE, OCTOBER 22
Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Halloween,” 48 Hours of Spooktacular Fun
A boy’s extraordinary gift to see ghostly spirits, creates an invisible bond between his two worlds. Martin Mull (“Two and a Half Men,” “American Dad!”) and Emmy® nominated actress Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) star in “Oliver’s Ghost,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie, Saturday, October 22 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C).
THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY OF “SOUTH PARK” CONTINUES WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES BEGINNING ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 10:00 P.M. ON COMEDY CENTRAL.
Arthur Bradford’s Documentary, “Six Days To Air: The Making of ‘South Park,’” Premieres On Sunday, October 9 At 10:00 P.M. On COMEDY CENTRAL
Trey Parker And Matt Stone Surprised A New York University Storytelling Class For mtvU’s “Stand-In” Series Premiering On Monday, October 3 at 12:00 P.M. ET/9:00 A.M. PT On mtvU And mtvU.com
All-New Season 15 Episodes Available In HD Exclusively On xBox LIVE, iTunes, Sony Playstation Network, Amazon Video On Demand New Episodes Also Available On SouthParkStudios.com
The last time we visited South Park we left with a lot of unanswered questions.
Nick Swardson's twisted world of trust fund kitties, cereal character Mr. Creepy and the infamous "Garry Gaga" will return as COMEDY CENTRAL presents the second season of "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time."
The hit sketch series will premiere on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the fall season premiere of "South Park."
"Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" is a sketch show in which each sketch is filtered through the absurd point-of-view of stand-up comedian Nick Swardson.
HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA returns to HBO for its second season premiere on October 2, 2011 at 10:30pm.
How to Make It in America follows two enterprising twenty-somethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve their version of the American Dream.
Trying to make a name for themselves in the city's competitive fashion scene, Ben Epstein and his friend and business partner Cam Calderon use their street knowledge and connections to make their way up. With the help of their well-connected friend Domingo and Cam's cousin Rene, who has ambitions of his own -- a new high-energy drink called Rasta-Monsta -- the burgeoning entrepreneurs set out to make it big.
Boardwalk Empire Returns for Season 2.
The story of Boardwalk Empire Returns starts in Atlantic City, 1921: Though his fortunes have soared in the wake of the enactment of Prohibition, Nucky Thompson is paying a steep price for wielding ultimate power in “the worldʼs playground.” Following the ʼ20 election, Nucky finds himself the target of an investigation for voter fraud and faces not only jail, but insurrection by some of those he considered his closest allies.
WHAT: THE DUKE AND CAT SHOW
DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
TIME: 7PM – 9PM
WHERE: Access Tucson Studio A, 124 E. Broadway Blvd.
“THE DUKE AND CAT SHOW” is Tucson’s hottest comedy/variety show featuring local talent! Our next “live” show will be September 23, 2011.
September is Hispanic Heritage Month, and Duke and Cat are proud to present this tribute to some of the great Latino artist’s of our local community.
Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas,” one of the most anticipated seasonal events in entertainment, features more hours of holiday-themed programming than any other network.
LOVE’S CHRISTMAS JOURNEY
Hallmark Channel Original Movie Event World Premiere
Saturday, November 5 (8p.m. ET/PT, 7C)
Starring: Sean Astin, JoBeth Williams, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Shaughnessy, Natalie Hall, Dylan Bruce, Greg Vaughan
Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live) and Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up) beam down to Gabbaland in a brand-new episode of the hit preschool music series, Yo Gabba Gabba!, premiering Sunday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. (ET) on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour educational preschool network.
In the new episode “Treasure,” Larry (Fred Armisen) and Edith (Charlyne Yi) go on a treasure hunt with the Gabba gang and perform a special dance in the secret ice cave.
The episode also features musical guests Blitzen Trapper, Camera Obscura and Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) in his recurring “Mark’s Magic Pictures” segment.
The award-winning series is created by Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz and is produced by The Magic Store and W!LDBRAIN Entertainment.
After a week off, STRIKE BACK returns tomorrow (Friday, 9/9) with a new episode at 10pm on Cinemax!
BET Networks Announces the "BET HIP HOP AWARDS '11" Nominees Network Premiere, October 11, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.*
Lil Wayne Leads The Roster of Hip Hop All-Stars With 18 Nominations. Comedian Mike Epps Returns to Host Hip Hop's Crowning Night. Maybach Music's Meek Mill Confirmed For This Year's Cyphers
BET's hit music countdown show, 106 & PARK, announced the exciting list of nominees for the Networks' sixth annual BET HIP HOP AWARDS.
During the live taping, rappers Busta Rhymes, Big K.R.I.T. and Meek Mill joined host Terrence and Rocsi as the two revealed the names of this year's top runners. Rapper Lil Wayne leads the pack of contenders with a record-breaking 18 nominations, followed by Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa tied with 9 nods each and Rick Ross with 8 nods.
Nickelodeon presents a night of brand-new episodes of three hit live-action series, filled with laughs, music and action on Saturday, September 10, 2011.
The night kicks off at 8:00 P.M. ET/PT with iCarly as Sam and Freddie rely on Carly to referee all of their lovers’ quarrels. Now the sometimes-happy couple wants Carly’s help with every fight! Three is definitely a crowd in “iDate Sam and Freddie.”
THE “WORKAHOLICS” ARE BACK TO WORK!SECOND SEASON PREMIERES ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 10:30 P.M.
"Workaholics" Stars Mail Order Comedy's Blake Anderson, Adam Devine And Anders Holm And Is Directed By Mail Order Comedy's Kyle Newacheck.
Visit comedycentral.com For Exclusive Video Content And Behind-The-Scenes Footage
“Workaholics” Season One DVD Hits Stores On Tuesday, October 11, 2011 With Bonus Material Including Cast Interviews, Deleted Scenes, Digital Originals And More!
The Stars Of “Workaholics” Will Host The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Charlie Sheen” and Red Carpet Pre-Show Airing On Monday, September 19 On comedycentral.com At 9:30 P.M. And On COMEDY CENTRAL At 9:45 P.M.
Jeff Dunham returns to COMEDY CENTRAL this fall with his famed troupe of sidekicks offering his millions of fans fresh laughs and hilarious additions to his already chaotic cast of characters.
The World Premiere of “Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos” debuts Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Filmed at Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA, Dunham’s fourth COMEDY CENTRAL special will introduce the newest members of his suitcase posse to his beloved followers.
Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he is tired of being Jeff’s sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff.
Comedienne, entertainer, radio personality and entrepreneur Sheryl Underwood joins CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" for the start of the second season on Tuesday, September 6. The show airs weekdays at 2pm ET, 1pmPT/CT.
Underwood is a much sought after entertainer who has been described as one of the world’s brightest contemporary humorists. She joins "The Talk," for the start of season two alongside hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and guest host Molly Shannon. "The Talk," which averages 2.21 million viewers per day, has a strong profile in the daytime viewing line-up on CBS.
IBM and America’s Favorite Quiz show® “Jeopardy!” announced that “Jeopardy!” will broadcast an encore presentation of the first-ever man vs. machine “Jeopardy!” competition between IBM’s “Watson” computing system and the show’s two greatest contestants -- Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter.
Millions of North American viewers will be able to again witness TV history as Watson successfully competes against two human champions in two matches played over three consecutive days. The episodes will air on September 12, 13 and 14, 2011.
Even though FreeSol is no stranger to music, y’all might not have heard of them yet, but that is all about to change! These guys are amazingly talented and will have you shaking your booty!
I first heard these guys about 4 years ago, when Myspace was the site to be on. They caught my attention because they are a sound all of their own.
When you listen to their music, you might hear similarities to other artist, but that quickly changes when they add their own flavor. I feel like FreeSol has a Rock/HipHop vibe with a little R&B/Soul. These guys can definitely do it all and they are not lacking energy that is for sure.
Although National Geographic’s new season premiere of “Border Wars” kicks off September 4 with a story about operations in El Paso, Texas, Customs and Border Protection personnel working in Nogales will take center stage on Sunday, September 11.
For four decades, comic genius Mel Brooks and talk-show king Dick Cavett have partnered to give the world scintillating conversation and sidesplitting humor.
On Dec. 7, 2010, they reunited onstage at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles to share show-business memories and hilarious stories for loyal fans and a new generation of viewers.
On Friday, September 9th at 9pm, HBO will debut an hour-long special from this footage.
About the Comedy Greats: Mel Brooks won an Oscar for writing the 1968 film “The Producers.” Among his other classic comedy films as director, writer and sometimes actor are “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “High Anxiety,” “History of the World Part 1,” “Spaceballs” and “Robin Hood: Men in Tights.” Brooks was a frequent guest on Cavett’s program.
COMEDY CENTRAL'S BEST BETS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 21
Sunday, August 21
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Kick back this Sunday with classic comedies “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Tommy Boy,” sponsored by Adidas Iconics.
“Our Idiot Brother” Sunday
7:00 p.m. – 11:35 p.m.
Join Paul Rudd as he hosts back-to-back airings of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and gives viewers a sneak peek of his new movie “Our Idiot Brother.” In “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” he played a lovesick electronics salesman dispensing disastrous dating advice to Steve Carell – will he be any wiser in “Our Idiot Brother?” Probably not, but tune in to find out.
Thursday, August 25
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (All-New Episode) "Cold Warriors" (special guest star Buzz Aldrin)
Sunday, Sept. 4 is the airing of the annual MDA Labor Day Telethon where everyone is encouraged to “Make a Muscle, Make a Difference"® for MDA by donating to this worthy cause.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announces that Jerry Lewis has completed his run as its national chairman. In May, Lewis and MDA announced his retirement as host of the MDA Labor Day Telethon.
CHARLIE SHEEN GETS SCORCHED IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE "COMEDY CENTRAL® ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN" ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
"TOSH.0" RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODES ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
THE SLACKERS ARE BACK! COMEDY CENTRAL'S NEWEST HIT SERIES "WORKAHOLICS" DEBUTS ITS SECOND SEASON ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 AT 10:30 P.M. ET/PT
"30 ROCK" PREMIERES ON COMEDY CENTRAL ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 AIRING WEEKNIGHTS AT 7:00 AND 7:30 P.M. ET/PT
The 33rd UNCF An Evening of Stars® gears up for a highly anticipated evening of entertainment and education advocacy on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM PT with a premiere on BET on Sunday, September 25th at 10 PM ET/PT and 9:00 PM CT.
The free concert offered by internationally acclaimed tenor Andrea Bocelli on Central Park's Great Lawn, Thursday, September 15, 2011, will be recorded in high definition by THIRTEEN’s GREAT PERFORMANCES
Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of music director Alan Gilbert, the Westminster Symphonic Choir, conducted by Joe Miller, with special guest artists to be announced, the gala event is a special gift to New York City.
PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger unveiled today a slate of new short films on cultural aspects of seven American cities, to be broadcast nationally within this fall’s PBS ArtsFall Festival programs.
Watch free live streaming video of the Telluride Jazz Festival from August 5-7, 2011.
The Telluride Jazz Festival this year features Tower of Power, Allen Toussaint & Rita Coolidge, Taylor Hicks & LiMBO - Paquito D'Rivera, The Bad Plus - The Clayton Brothers - Robert Walter, Eddie Roberts & Adam Deitch, Badi Assad - Melvin Taylor - March Fourth Marching Band - Edmar Castaneda - Andy Narell, Lisa Haley & The Zydekats - Alex Brown Quartet - Michael Kaeshammer - Springdale Quartet, UNC Jazz Lab Band I - Telluride Student All-Star Jazz Ensemble
The decade of orange soda, Vital Information, and “Killer Tofu” is back and coming to TeenNick! Next week, TeenNick launches “The ‘90s Are All That” a two-hour, weeknight programming block featuring some of Nickelodeon’s iconic ‘90s hits--complete with deeply integrated, fan-driven social media components on Facebook (www.facebook.com/90sAreAllThat) and at www.90sAreAllThat.com.
“Behind The Music: Miranda Lambert” premieres Wednesday, July 13th at 10 PM ET/PT on VH1.
“I’d like to tell ya’ll that I’m one of those red neck chicks….hell raisin’, deer killin’, red neck chick.”- Miranda Lambert, talking to the audience at her concert in Knoxville, TN
“People out there are suckers for truth, and Miranda’s got a really good way of telling the truth.” –Kenny Chesney, on Miranda’s storytelling
“When she sings something, I can just tell it’s a song that she believes in.” – Sheryl Crow, on Miranda’s songs
From close calls in the wild to life-changing humanitarian efforts, Roma Downey, Lea Thompson and other stars of two July Original Movie Premieres on Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel recall their most vivid summertime experiences.
“Keeping Up With the Randalls,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, debuts Saturday, July 16 (9pm ET/PT, 8C).
“The Cabin,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere, debuts Saturday, July 30 (8pm ET/PT, 7C). The following story is available for all press uses, with photos, from Crown Features Syndicate™.
Sundays episode of TRUE BLOOD ("If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?") are now available! The next episode airs this Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 9pm!
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will flood the Twitter-verse with the first-time-ever debut of an original story created exclusively for the social networking site.
The Ice Race Cometh: A Twitter-Tale, was conceived and developed for Twitter by the SpongeBob SquarePants writing team and will run from Tuesday, July 12, to Friday, July 15, 2011.
The American Idol Live Tour 2011 arrives in Phoenix at the US Airways Center.
Featuring the top 11 finalists, including Casey Abrams, Haley Reinhart, Jacob Lusk, James Durbin, Lauren Alaina, Naima Adedapo, Paul McDonald, Pia Toscano, Scotty McCreery, Stefano Langone and Thia Megia.
Tickets are $45-65.
Call 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com
"CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK," airs on August 7th on ABC Television network.
Concert Performances Feature Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band, and More
Filmed June 9-12, 2011, today's most exciting Country Music stars hit the stage during a four-day party and celebration of America's music for a special that will air Sunday, August 7, 2011 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
COMEDY CENTRAL has secured one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys- Charlie Sheen. The Roast premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The network announced that Charlie Sheen will be the next Roastee on the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen.” The upcoming “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen" (#SheenRoast) tapes in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10, 2011.
“You could say I've been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” said Sheen. “It's time to light it up. It's going to be epic.”
COMEDY CENTRAL announced the final line-up of Roasters for the “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (#SheenRoast).
Guitar Center (http://www.guitarcenter.com), the world's largest musical instrument retailer, and DIRECTV, the world's most popular video service, will feature the unique sound of fleet-fingered acoustic duo Rodrigo y Gabriela in the next episode of the award-winning music series Guitar Center Sessions this Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Hallmark Channel announces an all-new episode of the half-hour animated special “Martha & Friends” will have its World Premiere, Saturday, July 3, 2011 at 9 a.m. ET/PT, 8:00 a.m. C.
The special, titled “Martha’s Fourth” features Martha Stewart as a 10-year old, problem-solving, craft-loving, generous spirit who, along with her three best friends and two dogs, Francesca and Sharkey, show kids how easy it can be to do-it-themselves.
COMEDY CENTRAL'S BEST BETS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 3
Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4
50 Star Stand-up Weekend
Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 a.m. and Monday, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
COMEDY CENTRAL’s “Ugly Americans” returns for a second season with a wet, hot summer of zombie-loving good times with affable human social worker Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), along with his creature cohorts of demons, wizards and robots.
The COMEDY CENTRAL original, animated comedy returns with 10 half-hour TV episodes beginning on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10:30 p.m., following all-new episodes of the Emmy® Award-winning series "Futurama," as part of a weekly, one-hour “Thurs-Dimension” animation block.
On HBO, HOT COFFEE, debuts on Monday, June 27th at 9pm ET/PT.
Seinfeld mocked it. Letterman put it on one of his Top Ten lists. More than 15 years later, the McDonald’s coffee case continues to be cited as a prime example of how citizens use “frivolous” lawsuits to take unfair advantage of America’s legal system. But is that an accurate portrayal of the facts?
TLC’s all-new, explosive series NY INK premieres an all-new episode tonight, June 23 at 10/9c. In this episode Wu-Tang Clan’s own Method Man visits the Wooster Street Social Club to get a very personalized “Killa Bee” tattoo. Additionally, the pressure of being Ami James' apprentice and best friend brings Billy to the boiling point, and Chris seizes a romantic opportunity when Megan finds out her man cheated on her, with her best friend.
“M-E-T-H-O-D Man Gets Inked”
Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man stops by the shop for a tattoo.
PBS announced that Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic nautical romp “H.M.S. Pinafore,” a production of Minneapolis’ Guthrie Theater and Twin Cities Public Television (tpt), will open the nine-part PBS Arts Fall Festival of performing arts programming on Friday, October 14, 2011, 9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.
Nickelodeon celebrates 10 years of The Fairly OddParents’ Timmy Turner and his wand-wielding fairies with the network’s first-ever, live-action and CG-animated TV movie, A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, Saturday, July 9, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
Summer school has never been this glamorous with the return of Logo’s hit series “RuPaul’s Drag U.”
RuPaul and his drag queen faculty help a new batch of biological women unleash their inner diva through the power of drag. This season delivers new drag faculty, new guest choreographers, more iconic celebrity guest judges and gallons of glitter! The new one-hour, 10-episode season of “RuPaul’s Drag U.” premieres Monday, June 20, 2011 at 9/8c on Logo.
Curb Your Enthusiasm is back for Season 8 on July 10 at 10pm, only on HBO.
Executive Producer Mark Burnett is bringing the epic summer series EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE to ABC.
This new series features 13 three-person teams of ordinary people doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventures of their lives! The premiere is right around the corner - Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 9pm.
Step inside the van and get whisked away by H. Jon Benjamin and his investigative news team in COMEDY CENTRAL’s new half-hour scripted series, “Jon Benjamin Has a Van,” as they journey to the heart of America, the streets of New York, foreign lands, even the depths of space, delivering reports in an innovative style unique to the show.
Emmy®-nominated Benjamin (“Archer,” “Bob’s Burgers”) takes viewers on the ride of their lives in this inventive, irreverent fake news magazine/narrative show that will air Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.