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Food TV

Adam Richman examines the art of the tailgate party in Travel Channel’s “Fandemonium”

He’s hunted down America’s most gut-busting food challenges, sought its best sandwiches — and now Adam Richman is ready to party. For his newest series, Adam Richman’s Fandemonium, the popular Travel Channel host crisscrosses the nation, immersing himself in its most unique tailgate bashes — those time-honored, uniquely American parking-lot parties that are often as much an event as the events they precede. “There’s a very special magic to being a fan, to being part of something larger than yourself,” Richman says of the idea behind the show. “And especially in this economy, for a family, for anyone, to spend […]

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Drama

“The Bridge”: FX explores border troubles in new crime drama

The Bridge premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 10pm ET on FX. Two bodies. Two nations. One bridge. That’s the irresistible — and undeniably gruesome — setup of FX’s tense, sure-to-be-controversial crime drama The Bridge, which explores the fallout of a murder investigation that stretches into both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. On one side is one of the safest cities in the world, while just to the south lies one of the deadliest. In El Paso, Detective Sonya Cross (Diane Kruger) is a no-nonsense-to-a-fault cop who has zero tolerance for anything that distracts her from solving the case. It’s not […]

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Documentary

ESPN’s “Nine for IX” showcases stories of women in sports

The producers of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentaries introduce a summer spinoff exploring captivating stories of women in sports as told by female filmmakers. Nine for IX — named after Title IX, the 1972 legislation best known for providing equal opportunities for females in high-school and college athletics — begins with “Venus Vs.” (July 2, 8pm ET, ESPN), a look at how tennis star Venus Williams lobbied to end the practice of unequal prize money for female players at Wimbledon and the French Open. The series is executive produced by Robin Roberts and Jane Rosenthal in conjunction with ESPN Films […]

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Magazine Archive

PHOTOS: The cast of ABC Family’s “The Vineyard”

Even if you’ve been to Martha’s Vineyard, odds are you’ve never seen it like this. Beginning July 23, ABC Family is heading to one of America’s favorite vacation spots for The Vineyard, a fun, sexy new reality series that follows the lives of 11 young people at pivotal times in their lives as they spend the summer living on the Massachusetts island and working at the famed The Black Dog tavern. Some will be locals, while others are “wash-ashores,” so called because they come in and out every summer. But all of them will be entertaining, promises executive producer Dave […]