Want to Know What’s Coming on TV to Scare the Pants off of You?

Well here’s a link to Channel Guide Magazine‘s 2017 Fright Guide.
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TV Marathons – A Big Part of Turkey Day

Every Thanksgiving, the sound of the television has always been in the background. If not a football game, it’s the Macy’s Day Parade, a cooking show or a favorite series or holiday movie. Here’s a list of just a few of the marathons scheduled for this upcoming Thanksgiving weeked.

All times are Eastern. You can always check to see what’s on your favorite channels by Googling their schedule (for example: Cloo Schedule). Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

 

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC's "Portlandia". © Chris Hornbecker Photographer  Credit: IFC

Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen of IFC’s “Portlandia”. © Chris Hornbecker Photographer Credit: IFC

Thursday, Nov. 27

Adventure Time: 9am–2pm on Cartoon Network
Portlandia: 9am-2:30pm on IFC
Friends: 10am-5pm on TBS
Seinfeld: 5-8pm on TBS
Friday Night Lights: 10am–9pm on Pivot
Jurassic Park: 10am–2am Friday on AMC (I bet they air the trailer from the upcoming Jurassic Park movie coming to theaters this summer)
Modern Family: 10am-12am (Midnight) on USA
Transporter the Series: 11am-11:03pm on TNT
Alaska: The Last Frontier: 12pm-3am Friday on Discovery Channel
My Dirty Little Secret: 12pm-8pm on Investigation Discovery
The Millionaire Matchmaker: 3-10:30pm on Bravo
The Simpsons: 4-10pm followed by The Simpsons Movie on FXX
The Brady Bunch: 5:30-9pm on TV Land

Friday, Nov. 28

Helix: 6am–8pm on Syfy
Deadly Women: 6am–9pm on Investigation Discovery
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 9am–10pm on Pivot
Rambo: 11am–midnight on AMC
Star Trek: The Next Generation: 12pm–6am Saturday on BBC America
American Pickers: 1–11pm on History
Tanked: 2–9pm on Animal Planet
Gilligan’s Island: 3–9pm on TV Land
Gold Rush: 3–10pm on Discovery Channel
Mysteries: 3pm–4am Saturday on Travel Channel
Blue Bloods: 11am on Ion
Rookie Blue: 10pm on Ion

Saturday, Nov. 29


House: 6am–6am Sunday on Cloo
Manzo’d with Children: 6–10am on Bravo
The Leftovers: 8:45am–6:45pm on HBO Signature

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Mark Harmon stars in NCIS. Photo: Jordin Althaus/CBS ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

NCIS: 11am–midnight on USA
The Matrix: 11am–5am Sunday on AMC
Veronica Mars: 12pm–5pm on Pivot
Vikings: 3pm–4am Sunday on History
Homeland: 3pm–12am on Showtime
Z Nation: 11pm–5:30am Sunday on Syfy
Law & Order: Criminal Intent: 11am on Ion

 

Sunday, Nov. 30


NCIS: 6am-6am Monday on Cloo
Ax Men: 7am–1pm on History
Law & Order: SVU: 9am–11pm on USA
Roseanne: 10am–4pm on weTV (also on TV Land from 12–6pm)
Man v. Food Nation: 2–8pm on Travel Channel

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes – The Walking Dead _ Season 5, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead (Season 5): 1–10pm on AMC
The Real Housewives of Atlanta: 3–11:30pm on Bravo
The Affair: 4–11pm on Showtime

 

Canceled – But Rated High? Shows Returning in June.

From The Wrap

From The Wrap

How is that possible? Well it happens all the time, especially in that golden 18-49 demographic. Here is a chart of the 20 highest rated but canceled broadcast shows of 2013-2014 in that magic 18-49 demographic.

Robin Williams return to the small screen brought some bittersweet ratings. His show Crazy Ones was number 1 on the list with a 2.7 rating in the key 18-49 demographic, but it was still canceled.

It tied with FOX’s Almost Human which took up space on my DVR and I never watched a single episode. I usually watch anything with Karl Urban in it. Oh well.

But that 18-49 demo isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. For example, FOX’s Bones‘ runs around a 2.4 but it’s an enduring show that has proven its value to the network.

The Mentalist on CBS is another show earning a 2.0 but it also survived the cut. So it’s easy to say that numbers aren’t the only thing taken into consideration when shows are on the chopping block.

Here’s a list of what’s returning this month (June):

Longmire (Season 3) — A&E (June 2)

Mistresses (Season 2) — ABC (June 2)

Major Crimes (Season 3) — TNT (June 9)

Royal Pains (Season 6) — USA Network (June 10)

Graceland (Season 2) — USA Network (June 11)

Suits (Season 4) — USA Network  (June 11)

Dog and Beth: On the Hunt (Season 2)  — CMT (June 14)

Perception (Season 3) — TNT (June 17)

Rizzoli & Isles (Season 5) — TNT (June 17)

Rookie Blue (Season 5) — ABC (June 19)

Defiance (Season 2) — Syfy (June 19)

Wipeout (Season 7) — ABC (June 22)

True Blood (Season 7; final season) — HBO (June 22)

Falling Skies (Season 4) — TNT (June 22)

Teen Wolf (Season 4) — MTV (June 23)

Covert Affairs (Season 5) — USA Network (June 24)

Big Brother (Season 16) — CBS (June 25)

Unforgettable (Season 3) — CBS (June 29)

Last Tango in Halifax (Season 2) — PBS (June 29)

Under the Dome (Season 2) — CBS  (June 30)

Some canceled shows I know of include Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Mind Games (ABC) and Greg Kinnear’s Rake (FOX) which seemed to end before it even began.

Penny Dreadful is Wunderbar on Showtime

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I adore Josh Hartnett. Even when he’s in something I don’t like, I still watch it because he’s in it. For example, I didn’t really like The Black Dahlia, but I watched it because he was in it.

He’s currently appearing in Penny Dreadful, a new series on Showtime. But I’d watch that even if Josh Hartnett wasn’t in it, that’s how good it is. It also stars Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Harry Treadaway; but the cast will be growing as more episodes are shown.

It premiered on Sunday, May 11 at 10pm ET, but you can catch the first episode anytime at http://www.sho.com. You can also see it at http://www.huluplus.com if you have a huluplus.com account.

Once you view the first episode and get introduced to some of the iconic characters in Showtime’s reinvented Victorian London you’ll understand what I mean about wanting to catch the entire series. Showtime recently had a free preview weekend on DirecTV and they had a BTS (behind the scenes) on it. There’s an extremely committed and dedicated, talented cast bringing each episode to the screen. Those are the kind of programs I enjoy watching.

The nice thing about premium series is that if you miss one episode at its premiere showing, you can catch it at other times throughout the week. That helps tremendously if you have over committed your DVR as well.

The link (above) takes you to the Showtime/Penny Dreadful show site which as recaps, previews and BTS features. But be forewarned because I guarantee, you will get as hooked as I well. Not just on John Hartnett, but on the rest of the cast as well.

Midseason TV Premiere Schedule

IMDb: Midseason TV Premiere Schedule – a list by IMDb-Editors.

I remember when new shows and new seasons only came around once a year and that was in the Fall. Of course I grew up in a very small town (Stevens Point, Wisconsin) and we didn’t even have a McDonald’s when I left in 1975.

Here at Channel Guide Magazine we celebrate with a midseason issue, but there’s nothing like IMDb.com for an entire list of midseason premieres.

This one is particularly nice since you can view the list in a variety of ways: Title A-Z, List Order, US Release Date, # Ratings, IMDb rating, MOVIEmeter and date added. You can also change the view.

The list was created a month ago, but you can bookmark the page and check back for updates as premiere schedules are announced. Right now there are 81 titles on the list.

You’re looking at the regular IMDb.com page. If you have an imdbpro.com account, you can even copy specific items to your list. In the meantime, enjoy it.

If a particular show you’re looking for, like The Following, starts with the word “The”, you’ll have to look for it under the “Ts.” Speaking of The Following, that’s one show you  might want to add to your DVR settings.

Viewer’s Voice Awards – The Viewer’s Spoke

In the August, 2012 Channel Guide Magazine announced some new Annual Awards that recognize the Best and Worst on cable TV. These Awards are decided by the Viewers and will be known as The Viewers Voice Awards.

Each year Channel Guide sends out a Reader Survey and the nominations on favorite shows and networks plus a few categories from the magazine staff were all compiled to create the categories of these new annual awards.

The official ballot was sent out in the August 2012 issue of Channel Guide Magazine.

Here are the winners:

A “Second Revolution” In Television

Will Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Content Create a ‘Second Revolution’ in Television? | The Wrap Media.

This is an extremely interesting and important article you should take the time to read. It explains the importance Hulu, Netflix and other up and coming streaming services will play in your television watching future.

I personally still use Hulu to get caught up on some television shows but I never could see the advantages of Hulu Plus. Then I discovered Roku. I personally don’t use a Roku, but people who do say it’s the only way to stream and watch television (see the screen capture at the end of the page).

I use to have both streaming and mail delivery Netflix but that was because I would “listen” to Netflix at work. Now I just have mail delivery Netflix. The nice thing about Netflix, even now, as mentioned in the article above … “At the start of every season, Netflix releases all of a show’s episodes simultaneously. The move is a nod to the binge habits of its members, Netflix says, who prefer to see an entire season in a few sittings as opposed to tuning in for the latest episode at a particular time every week …” which was me and in some cases, still is me in a nutshell.

At this very moment I’m banking my A&E Hoarders episodes on my bedroom DVR because I HAVE TO WATCH them during my Thanksgiving vacation from work. I’m also saving up my FX’s AHS: Asylum episodes on my HD DVR for my vacation Christmas/New Year’s and I banked a bunch of shows during August, September and October so I could zap through the … yep, you guessed it … the constant political commercials (I am so glad that’s over).

Now scroll to the top of the page and hit the link and read the article. It’s a little long, but it will get you so educated on what’s coming down the road and will give you talking points at your next dinner party.

For just $49.99 it will deliver streaming TV.

The Girl HBO: Tippi Hedren and a stellar cast talk

The Girl HBO: Tippi Hedren and a stellar cast talk.

Fascinating story about Tippi Hedren, Alfred Hitchcock and the new HBO film “The Girl.”