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Clocking In On The Set Of “General Hospital: Night Shift”

Nestled just below the Hollywood Hills on a largely residential street, ABC Studios is easy to miss. Up past the gate, the tree-lined parking lot is unassuming enough — until you spot the rows of trailers that usually house the actors of Grey’s Anatomy, which also films here. The Seattle Gracers are done for the season, though, and I’m here to check out SOAPnet‘s General Hospital: Night Shift, which premieres in prime time July 12. The 13-episode, hourlong show features a setup that’s new to both SOAPnet and the daytime genre as a whole. Taking the action out of a […]

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Sports

ESPN Chronicles Barry Bonds’ Pursuit Of The Home Run Record

I knew I would have to do this post someday. Blah. Here are ESPN’s plans for coverage of Barry Bonds’ chase for the career home run record: Live cut-ins and short turn-around highlights of Bonds’ at bats when he goes for home runs 754, 755 and 756 during all Major League Baseball game telecasts Live cut-in or taped highlights in non-MLB programming Short turn-around highlights of home runs 754, 755 and 756 on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS and ESPN on ABC Select cut-ins to Bonds’ at bats through home run 756 on ESPN.com Live cut-ins to each Bonds’ at bat once […]

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Sports

NFL Network Goes “Inside Training Camp”

NFL Network is visiting six NFL training camps in five days beginning July 30 for a series aptly called Inside Training Camp (full schedule after the jump). NFL Network is putting wireless mics on players and coaches to give viewers an on-the-field perspective of drills and practices. There’ll also be news, storylines, injury reports and updates on positional battles throughout each show. The first preseason game, the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, between New Orleans and Pittsburgh, will air on NFL Network Aug. 5 — a bold scheduling move for the NFL, since this game usually aired in […]

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Action

“The Kill Point” Countdown: Extra Webisode Action!

Followers of The Kill Point will want to head over to Spiketv.com for a series of webisodes which tell the story of Deke, the getaway car driver who escaped Market Square on foot. You’re not going to get any huge reveals in the webisodes, just some extra side-story stuff that might help fill in some of the gaps in the TV series. I’m curious to see exactly what Deke and the posse of ex-soldier buddies he rounded up at the end of Episode 1 plan on doing. Are they going to launch an assault on the cops? Are they going […]

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TV News & Program Updates

“Is This Cartoon Going on the Air Live?”

Homer Simpson may not have worked out very well as the voice of the animated Poochie character, but plenty of other folks have lent their vocal talents to the long-running comedy The Simpsons to great effect. FOX recently announced the next batch of celebrities who will contribute even further to pop culture by starring as guest voices in the upcoming 19th season: * In the Sept. 23 season premiere, “He Loves to Fly and He D’ohs,” Lionel Richie and Stephen Colbert guest star. It’s another wacky Homer adventure, as our dimwitted hero is serenaded by Richie with a customized version […]

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We Have A Blast On The Set Of Spike’s “The Kill Point”

Tucked away in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood is a large warehouse, and inside is a branch of Three Rivers Trust bank. It looks like the interior of any corner bank branch, with flyers advertising great mortgage rates and art on the walls depicting Pittsburgh’s steel-mill heritage. It would be a pleasant place to do business, if it weren’t for all the gunfire and bullet holes in the windows. It’s mid April, and dozens of cast and crewmembers are in Pittsburgh shooting The Kill Point, an eight-episode action/drama series premiering July 22 on Spike. John Leguizamo stars as the leader of a […]

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Get Fresh With Your Wedding

Discovery Health Channel‘s resident natural living specialist Sara Snow is known for sharing tips on how to live a more wholesome and organic lifestyle. This month, Snow takes her crusade for all things natural to one of the biggest events in the life of any couple — the wedding. In an hourlong green wedding special of Get Fresh With Sara Snow, airing July 25, she reveals just how perfect — and how perfectly green — a wedding day can be. For the bride, a vegan, a green wedding was a natural idea. For the groom, an Italian who knows nothing […]

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Action

“The Kill Point” Countdown: First Episode Review!

Spike’s The Kill Point premieres this Sunday, with a two-hour presentation. I’ve been writing about The Kill Point now for nearly three months since I visited the set in Pittsburgh, and have amazingly managed to avoid Kill Point burnout. I’ve been screening a lot of comedies (many of them not so good) for our fall preview, and have been looking forward to finally watching The Kill Point DVD Spike sent me about a month ago. I watched it yesterday afternoon, and I’m happy to say that my three months of buildup for this series didn’t go to waste. My review […]

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Miami-based chef Ingrid Hoffmann brings “Delicioso” to Food Network

Why did you decide to take on another series? Ingrid Hoffmann: How could you say no to Food Network? That was my dream! It was not something that I was pursuing because I was busy building and bettering the Latin show, but when it knocked on the door, it was a dream come true, so I’m more than happy. You know, when you do what you love, it’s not work. When did you discover that you had a talent for cooking? I started cooking very early on, when I was so little that I couldn’t even reach the stove. My […]

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8 Questions With … Marisa Coughlan

Minnesota native Marisa Coughlan takes time out from flipping her house to fill us in on the quirky new series Side Order of Life, premiering July 15 on Lifetime. 1. What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? Marisa Coughlan: Probably recently, with this house flipping thing. I literally have never looked scarier or felt scarier than in the last month. Every time I go out the door I’m covered in grime and headed to Home Depot, and it’s always at those moments when I’m recognized. 2. You’re in front of a magazine rack that has everything. What do you […]