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Two new shows wrap up July premieres


This week wraps up a July full of premieres with WGN’s “Manhattan” and Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger,” bringing the total to 17 new shows this mon...

USA’s new Thursday lineup kicks off the week’s premieres


This week’s five new shows come from just three networks, with USA unveiling it’s all-new Thursday night lineup and FX debuting two new comedies in the 10 p.m. hour the same day. Lifetime rounds out the gro...

Seven series start this week


Seven new scripted shows hit the air this week, including four comedies and a Kiwi import. Here’s a look:

Welcome to Sweden, 9 p.m. Thursda...

Playful kitty fits well in three-dog household


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marlowe gets along well with his three canine siblings. In fact, his owner, Barbara Danford, of Barboursville, sometimes thinks he might be one of them.

The 5-year-old black cat roughhous...

Flashback films return to Park Place Stadium Cinemas


Greg Pauley said Park Place Stadium Cinemas’ flashback film series, which shows “Labyrinth” on Sunday and Monday, isn’t being revived so much as returning in a slightly different form.


TV celebrates the 4th with specials, marathons


Three networks mark the Fourth of July with specials on Friday. All of them feature musical performances from a wide variety of guests and, of course, fireworks. So, if you have an aversion to heat, humidity or pesky sum...

Disney Channel introduces ‘Girl Meets World’ on Friday


Just as Charleston’s week was jam-packed last week with FestivALL activities, so was TV land with 20 show premieres. This week, things greatly slow down on the small screen, if not as much in Charleston. Only thre...

Adopted boxer saved owner from house fire


Roxy isn’t just Alfred Jones’ pet. She’s also his savior.

The 3-year-old boxer was living with Jones in Treasure Island, Florida, this past November when the condo building where they lived cau...

Summer no longer a slow season in TV land


Last week was a relatively quiet week in TV land, but this week is far from it. There’s a combined total of 34 premieres as well as 10 finales.

Seven of the premieres are scripted shows, and one is an ABC s...

LimeLight Theatre shows a different side of Shel Silverstein with FestivALL play


Most people know Shel Silverstein as the author of beloved children’s books like “The Giving Tree” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” but he also wrote for more mature audiences.


Former shelter pup brightens lives as therapy dog


Bailey is what’s known as a foster failure.

In February 2002, the golden retriever was a few years old when he arrived at the Putnam County Animal Shelter as a stray. He was adopted, but when the owner had t...

VH1 rushes nostalgia with new “I Love the . . .” series


I suppose it was just a matter of time.

Now that we’re halfway through the 2010s, VH1 is dusting off its “I Love the . . .” franchise for “I Love the 2000s,” pre...

Quarter horse lost half his size before rescue


Seven years ago, Sarah Tedrow, of Charleston, purchased Otter, a quarter horse, from a friend in Ohio after losing another horse in the devastating Bridlewood Stables fire that killed 44 horses.

Two years later, sh...

State native Josh Stewart brings his W.Va.-shot film home for screenings


Josh Stewart has been on screen as an actor for more than a decade, but recently, the Diana, Webster County, native went behind the lens to write and direct his first feature film,

Dashboard Confessional’s Chris Carrabba brings new band, new sound to ‘Mountain Stage’


If Chris Carrabba’s name or face is familiar, perhaps that’s because he toured under the moniker Dashboard Confessional for more than a decade and enjoyed mainstream success as one of the breakout bands of ...

2 new dramas debut this week


CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Several scripted series are returning for new seasons this week, including USA’s “Royal Pains,” ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars...

Pirates, computer developers and more debut this week


A quartet of new scripted shows hit the air this week, divided evenly between comedies and dramas and broadcast and cable networks.

First up are the two broadcast offerings, both on NBC: “Undateable”...