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CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall
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CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall

Tonight, CBS rolls out “The McCarthys,” the last of the new fall sitcoms, at 9:30 p.m., and judging from the trailer, I can see why they waited so long.

It’s about a close-knit, loudmouth, sports-crazy...

CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall
CBS’ ‘McCarthys’ is final new sitcom of the fall

Tonight, CBS rolls out “The McCarthys,” the last of the new fall sitcoms, at 9:30 p.m., and judging from the trailer, I can see why they waited so long.

It’s about a close-knit, loudmouth, sports-crazy...

NBC adds ‘Constantine’ to supernatural Fridays, ‘Happy Endings’ alum gets ‘Benched’ on USA
NBC adds ‘Constantine’ to supernatural Fridays, ‘Happy Endings’ alum gets ‘Benched’ on USA

NBC must assume that folks are going to be out celebrating Halloween next week, so they’re premiering their Friday night supernatural block this week instead. First up is the season premiere of “Grimm” at 9 p.m....

Cable TV cancellations, renewals and more
Cable TV cancellations, renewals and more

Cable show cancellations and renewals are more difficult for me to keep track of than regular broadcast shows because A) they have varied season schedules, so there’s not as firm a timetable for such announcements and B) there are WAY more...

The end of the fall TV premiere season nears
The end of the fall TV premiere season nears

The stream of new fall shows has slowed to a trickle with only three newbies premiering this week and just three more to go after that. The last of those is in November, which means not long after it, we’ll be at the midseason mark and doing...

Suddenlink customers fume over lost Viacom channels

Hours after Suddenlink cable customers in West Virginia had several Viacom-owned channels removed from their cable lineups, the companies disagreed on how negotiations to keep the channels in customers’ cable packages ended.

The break-up ...

Suddenlink-Viacom dispute costs viewers Comedy Central, MTV, Nick and more
Suddenlink-Viacom dispute costs viewers Comedy Central, MTV, Nick and more

As you might have read, heard about or noticed, Suddenlink dumped all of its Viacom networks Wednesday after contract negotiations between the two companies failed.

This means that, on the expanded basic level (the most common service),...

Murder, stalking, selfishness and romance in this week’s TV premieres
Murder, stalking, selfishness and romance in this week’s TV premieres

It’s a double dose of light and dark with this week’s four network series premieres. There are two sinister crime dramas and two light-hearted rom-coms.

For good measure, I’ve also thrown in an MTV premiere with this bunch, ...

Highly-anticipated ‘Gotham’ among week’s premieres
Highly-anticipated ‘Gotham’ among week’s premieres

This week starts the fall network season in earnest with a half dozen series premieres between Sunday and Wednesday. Here’s a look at what’s new:

“Madam Secretary,” 8:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS.

Tea...

Let the fall network TV season begin
Let the fall network TV season begin

The first new shows of the networks’ fall season premiere Wednesday.

There are just two, plus a few other season premieres. It’s the week starting Sept. 21 that things really kick into gear. Until then, though, let’s take a ...

‘Antiques Roadshow’ visit boosts W.Va. tourism
‘Antiques Roadshow’ visit boosts W.Va. tourism

With indications that the majority of the nearly 5,000 participants at last month’s taping of “Antiques Roadshow” were from other states, the event provided the unexpected benefit of boosting Charleston tourism, West Virginia...

TV stands up to cancer Friday  night
TV stands up to cancer Friday night

The biggest event on TV this week isn’t a finale or a premiere, it’s a special. The “Stand Up to Cancer” special, to be precise.

At 8 p.m. Friday, a dozen networks (and even more specialty tier and...

Labor Day weekend marathons lacking
Labor Day weekend marathons lacking

It’s another holiday weekend, so that, of course, means another round of holiday weekend marathons in TV land. And, unfortunately, it’s more of the same old, same old.

That means networks showing a lot of the same series that they ...

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