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Monday, June 19, 2017

Better Call Saul season finale tonight

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Tonight at 6:00 on Viceland it's Under the Influence.  Up at 8:00 on Food it's the 2nd season finale of Kids BBQ Championship.

On A&E at 9:00 it's Kids Who Kill and Discovery has Diesel Brothers.  At 10:00 on CNBC it's the return of American Greed, AMC has the 3rd season finale of Better Call Saul, and DFC has the series premiere of Reno, Set Go!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

I Tried PlayStation Vue


I did the free 5-day trial with PlayStation Vue on the Roku platform & I also accessed it via Windows. I'm going to warn you right now that usually my reviews generally consist primarily of things I don't like so I'm going to do my best to also comment on what I do. I wrote the review as I was using the service.

Right off the bat the things I can't stand about the service so far are: when you're done with something it goes all the way back to the beginning not where you left off. For example I check BBC and realize the movie I wanted to watch just ended and now it's going into Star Trek so I hit the back button and instead of going back to BBC it flips all the way back to the beginning of the channel list. FYI this only seemed to happen on certain channels. Navigating through the channels was fairly self explanatory so finding something to watch right away was easy.

Because it's internet-based there's a delay with everything and I move too fast so I start watching things I don't want to watch and then they start showing up as recently watched things & clog up my feed.

I don't like that when I'm watching something I can't just scroll up and down with the remote arrows to move to the next channels I have to go back to the list & search back through and find something else to watch.

I find the service to cater more to males or rather sports fans, there is a lot of sports content and I don't need any of it. It's really lacking the fluffy and/or female directed content that I require like Lifetime, Logo, Comedy Central and Hallmark.

You can't record something while you're watching it you have to go back to the channel screen to set it from there which is kind of annoying.

As I'm trying to navigate around the app I just keep getting sent back to the Roku home screen because of this annoying delay it seems to have. This is by far my biggest frustration with the app. I click nothing happens, I click again it happens twice it's very annoying. I think I recorded an episode of a TV show but now I can't find it.

Once you save a show to your shows that will always record new episodes but also dumps a bunch of random OnDemand stuff in with all your DVR shows so you keep having to filter through to find what you're actually looking for. I can't find a way to only see what I've dvr'd and what is scheduled to record.

You cannot fast-forward through new OnDemand shows but you can at least with the one I tried that was a week old.

The biggest issue I was worried about was only being able to ff 10 secs at a time. I'm guessing that's an Apple TV issue as I was able to ff as much & as fast as I wanted.

Every time I go to log into my account I have to wait for a code via text...this happened at least 4 times in the 5 days I had it & more than once it was on the same device.

When I'm scrolling through “All Live TV” it shows a show image w/ the episode name rather than the show name & I can't see the words on most of the images to know what the show is.

Sometimes when I click to watch a live show it takes me to a landing page first.

Pro/con based on preference, the app didn't close/ go to sleep all day.

I don't like that I can't see what else is on while I'm  watching something.

I can say that I never had an issue accessing the service on any device I tried it on, the picture on my television was clear as a bell and the app has a lot of potential. If you are into sports this might be a good option to at least test out. I know that the user experience varies by platform whether it's Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation, etc. so being able to try it is great I just with they gave it a full week.

I basically tried to record/watch everything on Vue via my Roku while I was recording everything with my cable to see what was lacking. For me, a lot was missing that I really rely on & I wouldn't want to miss out on these shows so even with hulu, channel apps & antenna and more this service doesn't give me enough to allow me to cut my cable.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Menendez: Blood Brothers, tonight on Lifetime

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Tonight at 8:00 on TLC it's 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?, CBS has The 71st Annual Tony Awards, ABC has the 4th season premiere of Celebrity Family Feud, Lifetime has the original telefilm Menendez: Blood Brothers and on NBC it's Stanley Cup Finals, game 6.  At 8:30 it's a special Bob's Burgers.

On FOX at 9:00 it's the 2nd season premiere of American Grit, DIY has the 5th season premiere of Barnwood Builders, TNT has the series premiere of Claws, History has Hamilton: Building America, E! has the 13th season finale of KUWTK and on ABC it's the series premiere of Steve Harvey's Funderdome.

At 10:00 on ABC it's the 2nd season premiere of The $100,000 Pyramid, Comedy has Jordan Klepper Solves Guns and AMC has the time slot premiere of Talking Dead.  At 10:02 on Lifetime it's Beyond the Headlines: Murder in the Family and the sneak peek of Blood Brothers #2.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Orange is the New Black is back!

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At 3:01 on Netflix, season 5 of Orange is the New Black is back and Shimmer Lake premieres as does season 1 of My Only Love Song then Amazon has An American Girl Story as well as the series premiere of Le Mans: Racing is Everything.

Up at 8:00 on SyFy it's the 3rd season premiere of Dark Matter and ABC has Jimmy Kimmel Live: Game Night followed by NBA Countdown at 8:31 and Game 4 at 9:00.

Also on at 9:00 on SyFy it's the time slot premiere of Dark Matter and Showtime has the special Becoming Cary Grant.  On ID at 10:00 it's the 1st season finale of Detective and SyFy has the 2nd season premiere of Wynonna Earp.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Show Renewals for 2017/2018

Renewals by Network (organized by show below)


Network Show
ABC “Agents of SHIELD”
ABC “American Housewife”
ABC “The Bachelor”
ABC “Bachelor in Paradise”
ABC “Black-ish”
ABC Celebrity Family Feud”
ABC “Dancing With the Stars”
ABC “Designated Survivor”
ABC “Fresh Off the Boat”
ABC “The Goldbergs” – through Season 6 in 2018-19
ABC “Grey’s Anatomy”
ABC “How to Get Away with Murder”
ABC “Match Game”
ABC “The Middle”
ABC “Modern Family” – through Season 10 in 2018-19
ABC “The $100,000 Pyramid”
ABC “Once Upon a Time”
ABC “Quantico”
ABC Scandal”
ABC “Shark Tank”
ABC “Speechless”
ABC “To Tell the Truth”
CBS “48 Hours”
CBS “60 Minutes”
CBS “The Amazing Race”
CBS “The Big Bang Theory” – through Season 12
CBS “Big Brother” – through Season 20
CBS “Blue Bloods”
CBS “Bull”
CBS “The Bold and the Beautiful”
CBS “Code Black”
CBS “Criminal Minds”
CBS “Elementary”
CBS “Hawaii Five-0”
CBS “Kevin Can Wait”
CBS “Life in Pieces”
CBS “MacGyver”
CBS “Madam Secretary”
CBS Man with a Plan”
CBS “Mom”
CBS “NCIS”
CBS “NCIS: Los Angeles”
CBS “NCIS: New Orleans”
CBS “Scorpion”
CBS “Superior Donuts”
CBS “Survivor”
CBS “Zoo”
CW “The 100”
CW “Arrow”
CW “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
CW “The Flash”
CW “iZombie”
CW “Jane the Virgin”
CW “Legends of Tomorrow”
CW “Masters of Illusion”
CW “The Originals”
CW “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”
CW “Riverdale”
CW “Supergirl”
CW “Supernatural”
CW “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
FOX “American Grit”
FOX “Bob’s Burgers”
FOX “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
FOX “Empire”
FOX “The Exorcist”
FOX “Family Guy”
FOX “Gotham”
FOX “Hell’s Kitchen” – through Season 18
FOX “The Last Man on Earth”
FOX “Lethal Weapon”
FOX “Lucifer”
FOX “The Mick”
FOX “New Girl”
FOX “The Simpsons” – through 2018-19
FOX “So You Think You Can Dance”
FOX “Star”
NBC “America’s Got Talent”
NBC “Better Late Than Never”
NBC “The Blacklist”
NBC “Blindspot”
NBC “Chicago Fire”
NBC “Chicago Med”
NBC “Chicago PD”
NBC “Days of Our Lives”
NBC “The Good Place”
NBC Great News”
NBC “Law & Order: SVU”
NBC “The Night Shift”
NBC “Superstore”
NBC “Taken”
NBC “This Is Us” – through Season 3
NBC “Timeless”
NBC “Trial & Error”
NBC “The Voice” – through Season 13 in fall 2017
Syn “Harry”
Syn “Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court”
Syn “Live with Kelly” – through 2019-20
Syn “The Real”
Syn “The Wendy Williams Show” – through 2019-20

Renewals by Show

Show Network
“48 Hours” CBS
“60 Minutes” CBS
“The 100” CW
“Agents of SHIELD” ABC
“The Amazing Race” CBS
“America’s Got Talent” NBC
“American Grit” FOX
“American Housewife” ABC
“Arrow” CW
“The Bachelor” ABC
“Bachelor in Paradise” ABC
“Better Late Than Never” NBC
“The Big Bang Theory” – through Season 12  CBS
“Big Brother” – through Season 20 CBS
“Black-ish” ABC
“The Blacklist” NBC
“Blindspot” NBC
“Blue Bloods” CBS
“Bob’s Burgers” FOX
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” FOX
“Bull” CBS
“The Bold and the Beautiful” CBS
Celebrity Family Feud” ABC
“Chicago Fire” NBC
“Chicago Med” NBC
“Chicago PD” NBC
“Code Black” CBS
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” CW
“Criminal Minds” CBS
“Dancing With the Stars” ABC
“Days of Our Lives” NBC
“Designated Survivor” ABC
“Elementary” CBS
“Empire” FOX
“The Exorcist” FOX
“Family Guy” FOX
“The Flash” CW
“Fresh Off the Boat” ABC
“The Goldbergs” – through Season 6 in 2018-19 ABC
“The Good Place” NBC
“Gotham” FOX
Great News” NBC
“Grey’s Anatomy” ABC
“Harry” Syn
“Hawaii Five-0” CBS
“Hell’s Kitchen” – through Season 18 FOX
“How to Get Away with Murder” ABC
“iZombie” CW
“Jane the Virgin” CW
“Kevin Can Wait” CBS
“The Last Man on Earth” FOX
“Lauren Lake’s Paternity Court” Syn
“Law & Order: SVU” NBC
“Legends of Tomorrow” CW
“Lethal Weapon” FOX
“Life in Pieces” CBS
“Live with Kelly” – through 2019-20 Syn
“Lucifer” FOX
“MacGyver” CBS
“Madam Secretary” CBS
Man with a Plan” CBS
“Masters of Illusion” CW
“Match Game” ABC
“The Mick” FOX
“The Middle” ABC
“Modern Family” – through Season 10 in 2018-19 ABC
“Mom” CBS
“NCIS” CBS
“NCIS: Los Angeles” CBS
“NCIS: New Orleans” CBS
“New Girl” FOX
“The Night Shift” NBC
“The $100,000 Pyramid” ABC
“Once Upon a Time” ABC
“The Originals” CW
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” CW
“Quantico” ABC
“The Real” Syn
“Riverdale” CW
Scandal” ABC
“Scorpion” CBS
“Shark Tank” ABC
“The Simpsons” – through 2018-19 FOX
“So You Think You Can Dance” FOX
“Speechless” ABC
“Star” FOX
“Supergirl” CW
“Superior Donuts” CBS
“Supernatural” CW
“Superstore” NBC
“Survivor” CBS
“Taken” NBC
“This Is Us” – through Season 3 NBC
“Timeless” NBC
“To Tell the Truth” ABC
“Trial & Error” NBC
“The Voice” – through Season 13 in fall 2017 NBC
“The Wendy Williams Show” – through 2019-20 Syn
“Whose Line Is It Anyway?” CW
“Zoo” CBS

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Love Connection is back tonight

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Tonight at 8:00 on NBC it's a special American Ninja Warrior, FOX has the series premiere of Beat Shazam and on History it's Forged in Fire.

Up at 9:00 on We it's the 5th season finale of Braxton Family Values, The First 48 is back on A&E, Bravo has the 6th season premiere of Million Dollar Listing: New York and NBC has Running Wild with Bear Grylls: Julia Roberts.  Fox has the series premiere of Love Connection.

At 10:00 on A&E, Cold Case Files is back, Showtime has the 2nd season finale of Dark Net, Cooking has the 1st season finale of Farmers' Market Flip, We has the series premiere of Growing up Hip Hop Atlanta, Science has the 1st season finale of Mysteries of the Abandoned and NBC has Red Nose Day.

Bravo has the series premiere of Cyrus vs. Cyrus at 10:15, at 11:00 on HGTV it's the 2nd season premiere of Vintage Flip and.  WWHL airs at 11:15.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Who's on who Thursday, May 25

Thursday's talk show guests are...

Kelly - Jamie Foxx, Alexandra Daddario, DWTS (N)

The View - Donald Rumsfeld (N)
The Chew - Neve Campbell (N)
Wendy - Tune in (N)
The Real - Naturi Naughton (N)
Harry - Keith Urban, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin (N)
Rachael - Phil Collins, Anne Burrell (N)
Ellen - Howie Mandel, Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, Dylan Gilmer (N)
The Talk - Andy Cohen (N)

Fallon - Jamie Foxx, Niall Horan (N)
Kimmel - Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Bass, Lil Yachty (N) 
Colbert - Oscar Isaac, Laurie Metcalf, April Ryan (N)
Meyers - Bryan Cranston, Alexandra Anna Daddario, Jessica Seinfeld (N)
Late Late - Orlando Bloom, Zac Efron, Zach Woods (N)
Conan - Cast of Veep (N)
Daily Show - Wanda Sykes (N)
WWHL - Armie Hammer, Chelsea Handler (N)

Dirty Dancing on ABC tonight...yes it's a remake

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Tonight at 8:00 on CW it's the 5th season finale of Arrow, ABC has the original telefilm Dirty Dancing, FOX has the 1st season finale of Shots Fired and on CBS it's the 34th season finale of Survivor.

Up at 9:00 on CW it's the 4th season finale of The 100, Food has the 2nd season premiere of Bakers vs. Fakers, HGTV has the 6th season finale of Buying and Selling, FOX has the 3rd season finale of Empire, NBC has the 18th season finale of Law & Order, Lifetime has part 1 of the Little Women: Atlanta reunion, Audience has the series finale of Rogue and on Velocity has the series premiere of Speed is the New Black.

On DIY it's the 2nd season finale of Stone House Revival at 9:30.  At 10:00 on FXX it's the 8th season finale of Archer, MTV has a special Are You the One?, TLC has a special Big & Little, Food moves Cooks vs. Cons to a new time slot, History has the special Project Impossible, Viceland has the series premiere of Moltissimo and on CBS it's the Survivor reunion.  At 10:02 it's a sneak peek of Michael Jackson: Searching for Neverland.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Who's on who Wednesday, May 24

Wednesday's talk show guests are...

Kelly - Chris Pine, DWTS (N)

The View - 2 Chainz (N)
The Chew - Hank Azaria (N)
Wendy - Tune in (N)
The Real - Ayesha Curry (N)
Harry - Abigail Breslin (N)
Rachael - Marc Murphy, Ryan Scott, Jake Smollett (N)
Ellen - Michael Keaton, Andy Cohen (N)
The Talk - Priyanka Chopra, Elizabeth Wagmeister (N)

Fallon - Orlando Bloom, Zoe Lister-Jones, Mike Vecchione (N)
Kimmel - Zac Efron, Connie Nielsen, Zac Brown Band (N)
Colbert - Robin Wright, Hannibal Buress, Paul Simon, Bill Frisell (N)
Meyers - Kevin Spacey, Ellie Kemper, Tom Perez, Matt Frazier (N)
Late Late - Ed Helms, Priyanka Chopra, Paramore (N)
Conan - T.J. Miller, Lennon Parham, Missio (N)
Daily Show - Gabourey Sidibe (N)
WWHL - Bethenny Frankel, Eric Stonestreet (N)

Downward Dog moves to tonight!


At 3:01 on Hulu season 3 of Casual premiered & Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is on Netflix.

Up at 8:00 on Fox it's the 4th season finale of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, MTV has a special The Challenge, ABC has the time slot premiere of Downward Dog, CW has the 3rd season finale of The Flash and on NBC it's a special Great News.  At 8:30 on ABC it's the 24th season finale of DWTS and NBC has the 1st season finale of Great News.

On CBS at 9:00 it's the 1st season finale of Bull, Bounce has the 3rd season finale of Mann & Wife and NBC has the 12th season finale of The Voice.  At 9:56 on A&E it's a special Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.

CBS has a special 48 Hours at 10:00, HGTV has the 1st season finale of Home Town, Science has the 3rd season premiere of Unearthed.  At 10:30 on DIY it's the 1st season finale of Backyard Goldmine and at 11:00 on Discovery it's a special Cooper's Treasure.