Rush Hour CBS

Not so fast: Rush Hour TV series isn’t up to speed

A TV series adapted from a popular film franchise has the benefit of brand recognition and a built-in audience. On the other hand, the TV project is saddled with its own set of expectations and inevitable comparisons to the films. In the case of Rush Hour on CBS, the movies leave their TV adaptation in the dust. Chris Tucker played wisecracking maverick detective Carter and Jackie Chan played straitlaced Hong Kong detective and martial arts expert Lee in three Rush Hour movies. Now CBS is reimagining the interracial buddy-cop action/comedy franchise in a new hourlong series starring relative newcomers Justin […]

Oxygen Like a Boss
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Oxygen’s Like a Boss: Could you handle the ATL’s top power players?

Behind every successful business magnate, there’s a personal assistant tirelessly taking phone calls, making appointments, arranging travel, hunting for houses, cleaning cars, fetching coffee and everything in between. Oxygen’s new docuseries Like a Boss goes into the worlds of four personal assistants working for some of Atlanta’s top power players: Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent), real-estate agent Blair Myers, radio personality Big Tigger, and music exec Abou “Bu” Thiam. Cannon’s assistant, Amber Grimes, hopes to be a force in show business in her own right, but first she has to handle the many day-to-day demands of her boss. “I’m trying […]


The Catch — Mireille Enos talks being the newest ShondaLand diva

The Catch premieres Thursday, March 24 at 10/9CT on ABC. Shonda Rhimes — TV’s own Queen Midas — has made primetime empresses of Ellen Pompeo, Kerry Washington and Viola Davis via her ABC Thursday night trifecta Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. Now, it’s time to welcome a new lady to the ShondaLand court. Mireille Enos — the stunning Texas redhead with the very French first name (say “Mee-RAY”) — plays savvy private investigator Alice Vaughan in The Catch, which takes over HTGAWM’s time slot this month. “Everybody around me was like, ‘You understand what’s happening to […]

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Gary Sinise Interview: “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”

One of CBS’ juggernaut series gets a pulse-pounding spinoff with an international flavor in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. The series follows the FBI’s International Response Unit (IRU), an elite team whose objective is to rescue Americans facing peril abroad. “There’s a great big world out there,” says series creator/executive producer Erica Messer, noting that 68 million Americans travel outside the United States each year. “Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a team of FBI heroes that could come save you?” The IRU depicted in Beyond Borders is an amalgamation of actual FBI rapid deployment forces stationed around the world. […]

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2016 NCAA March Madness TV schedule

CBS has televised the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament championship game for 34 consecutive years, but that streak will end this year as Turner Sports has exclusive coverage of the title game at NRG Stadium in Houston on April 4. As part of their 14-year agreement with the NCAA, CBS and Turner Sports alternate coverage of the Final Four and National Championship games beginning in 2016. Turner airs the games in even-numbered years, while CBS gets odd-numbered years, through 2024. Turner has had exclusive coverage of the Final Four for the past two years, so college hoops fans have had some […]

Downton Abbey Series Finale

Downton Abbey series finale: Crawleys party like it’s 1926

ALSO SEE: Michelle Dockery content with Lady Mary’s closure on Downton Abbey It’s the Christmas gift that Downton Abbey fans in the U.S. have waited more than two months to open. The series finale aired in the U.K. as a Christmas special in December, and fans stateside have had to avoid the temptation of peeking at news and reviews from across the pond. The Downton Abbey series finale airs on PBS Sunday, March 6, at 9pm ET (check local listings). While we’re not exactly in the Christmas spirit this month, fans should still expect to experience all of the feels […]


Underground on WGN: Follow the Underground Railroad beyond the history books

WGN America’s ambitious Underground hopes to move what most Americans know about the Underground Railroad well beyond some hazy recollections from history class. The rending 10-episode drama — a three-year labor of love co-executive produced by John Legend and filmed in part on the Plantation Quarters at the Louisiana State University Rural Life Museum — intertwines tales of husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and souls who feel unbearably alone into an intense examination of race, economics, cowardice and courage anchored in the moral and fiscal morass that fostered slavery in 1857 America. “One […]

A Year in Space PBS

“A Year in Space” on PBS: Inside Scott Kelly’s 12-month space odyssey

If humankind will someday travel to and live on Mars, much will be owed to the scientific groundwork laid by astronaut Scott Kelly’s year on the International Space Station (ISS). After more than 340 days in space, Kelly is scheduled to return to Earth on March 1 at 11:25pm ET. Marking the occasion, PBS and Time have partnered to present A Year in Space, a two-part documentary tracking his entire mission. The first part (March 2 at 8pm ET, check local listings) follows Kelly’s extensive training, his launch into orbit, and his life aboard the ISS. Part 2 airs in […]