Drama

2016 Holiday Programming Guide

The holidays are here — and so is Jingle Guide, your comprehensive source for holiday movies, series and specials on TV this month. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog and enjoy some great TV programming with friends and family. The ol’ holiday standbys are on, of course. It’s a Wonderful Life airs on NBC Dec. 3 and 24, and TBS and TNT are airing the 1983 classic A Christmas Story for 24 hours starting the evening of Dec. 24. And getTV is airing a full month of holiday programming; it’s their second annual “The Most Wonderful Month of the […]

Reality TV

Billion Dollar Buyer Season 2 Premieres November 22 on CNBC

Tilman Fertiitta can transform businesses with one order. He’s the chairman, CEO and sole shareholder of Landry’s Inc. (one of the largest restaurant corporations in the U.S.), and has a $2 billion annual supply spend. Fertitta’s reality show on CNBC, Billion Dollar Buyer, premieres its second season November 22 at 10pmET. If you’re not already familiar with the show here’s a little background. Fertitta oversees more than 500 properties and over 50 restaurant, hotel, and entertainment brands — from high end to mainstream. So when he agrees to place an order with a business, it’s a big deal. The business must […]

Drama

We Need More Law And Order: Crime Drama Movies Airing In November

Recently the Republican nominee for president mentioned the need for more law and order. We at Channel Guide Magazine couldn’t agree more. Law & Order was a great show. Phenomenal show! All joking aside, “Crime Drama” is a great genre. Click here to find out when Law & Order airs and a complete list TV Crime Series. Feel more like watching a movie? November is packed with crime drama movies. I’m setting my DVR for The Departed (pictured above) on TNT, Goodfellas on AMC, and Mystic River and No Country For Old Men on IFC. Below is a complete list of crime […]

Drama

Trump Says We Need More Law And Order: Crime Series Airing In November

In a recent presidential debate, Republican nominee Donald Trump said that “We have to bring back law and order.” We at Channel Guide Magazine couldn’t agree more. Law & Order was a great show. Tremendous show! If you like the show and its spinoffs, you’re in luck! Repeat episodes of Law & Order air throughout November on ION, SundanceTV, TNT, WE and WGN America. Repeat episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent airs on Oxygen, USA and WE. And Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a staff favorite, airs new episodes on Wednesdays on NBC at 9pmET/PT this month. Repeat episodes […]

Horror

Happy Halloween! It’s Channel Guide’s Fright Guide!

This Halloween season, get your scares on with Channel Guide Magazine’s 2016 Fright Guide, a free special edition highlighting the best Halloween programming airing on TV in October. It’s a month’s worth of thrillers, horror and scare-you-out-of-your-seat TV.

Reality TV

Recap: Milwaukee Blacksmith Episode 1, “The Forge Awakens”

Ozzie, you shouldn’t call your older brother that on national TV! Ozzie and Miles butt heads and egos while making a Death Star fire pit in the first episode of Milwaukee Blacksmith. Boys will be boys, right? Kent Knapp, father of six and owner of Milwaukee Blacksmith, has his work cut out. Kent built the business from the ground up and wants to pass the skills he’s learned — and the business — to his kids. We meet three of the Knapp kids in the first episode: Miles (21) is the foreman of the shop. He’s intelligent, analytical, responsible and […]

Interview

History’s Milwaukee Blacksmith Kent Knapp Talks About the New Show and His Craft

I met Kent Knapp at a block party in downtown Milwaukee last month. Milwaukee Blacksmith’s mobile set is a regular feature at festivals in the area. A crowd formed in awe around the blacksmiths hammering and twisting hot metal. Kent, tattoo-clad and enjoying one of the city’s finest beverages, handed me a slip of paper. “We offer classes if you’re interested,” he said. “The School of Iron,” advertised on the paper, was created because there’s so much interest in the craft around town. Now Kent and his family of blacksmiths are going to be on a national stage. Milwaukee Blacksmith […]

Interview

On Set With History’s New Milwaukee Blacksmith

Kent Knapp is a family man first and foremost, then a blacksmith and walking encyclopedia of Milwaukee history. He also plays a mean bass in a local blues band. Kent and his wife Shannon own Milwaukee Blacksmith, a small business hidden on Erie Street in the city’s Historic Third Ward. Kent, Shannon and their six children are the subject of Milwaukee Blacksmith, a new series on History. The combination of craft and family dynamics has the potential to be some very good TV. The show is about a tight-knit, hardworking family trying to make a living from an ancient craft. […]

Movies

New to On Demand: I Saw the Light

In the movie I Saw the Light, Hank Williams drunkenly explains to a reporter that everyone has a darkness in them. For me, that was one of the bright spots of a movie that fell flat and never found its hook. Hank Williams was one of the all-time great American singer-songwriters of the 20th century. In his short 29 years, he recorded dozens of singles, many of which were Billboard top sellers. He also released songs under the name “Luke the Drifter,” which were recitations of stories about the trials of life, oftentimes with a religious theme. Even if you […]

Movies

New to On Demand: Eddie the Eagle

Based on a true story, Eddie the Eagle is a tribute to the Olympic Games, the 1980s and everyone who got an “A” for effort in school but was a “C-” student. As a child growing up in Great Britain in the 1960s and 1970s, Michael Edwards dreamed of someday being an Olympic athlete. Considered to be the world’s foremost sports competition, the Olympic Games is, er … was the chance for amateur athletes to compete on a playing field for national pride (due to a change in qualifying rules, professional athletes can compete these days). Hosted in a different […]