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Animal Planet’s “Hillbilly Handfishin’” is a noodler’s delight

By Stacey Harrison Follow @ChannelGuideSRH If Skipper Bivins or Trent Jackson ever ask you to go fishing, it’s best to know what you’re getting yourself into. Literally, that would be a river with only your bare hands to help you. Bivins and Jackson are expert noodlers, or hand-fishers, who run a business that takes adventure-seekers — usually city folk and suburbanites — out on the water for a unique wilderness thrill. Animal Planet follows their exploits in Hillbilly Handfishin’, a 12-part series airing Sundays at 10pm. We spoke with the duo to learn a little more about noodling, and why […]

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Nicollette Sheridan Headed To Ireland For Hallmark Channel’s Latest, Honeymoon for One

Nicollette Sheridan loves to travel and see things she’s never seen, so when Hallmark Channel approached her to shoot one of its original films in Ireland, she just couldn’t say no. In the film, Sheridan plays Eve Parker, a stressed-out ad exec whose 10-year relationship with her fiancé comes to a crashing halt when she finds out that he’s been cheating on her. With a nonrefundable plane ticket to Ireland burning a hole in her purse and a room booked at the castle resort owned by her fiancé’s company, she hops the pond on her own to get a start […]

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Meet Some Extreme Sweepers And Learn Their Secrets To Winning

Winning a lifetime supply of gas would be a-w-e-s-o-m-e. Winning a case of tampons? Guess it depends on your age, and sex. But for extreme sweepers, it’s not all about the prize; it’s the constant, steady stream of winning that fuels their obsession. TLC’s new one-hour pilot special High Stakes Sweepers, premiering Aug. 14, turns the spotlight on the extreme side of sweepstakes entry. Viewers will meet five successful “sweepers” and will get to see their daily rituals, their current and past winnings, and learn their secrets to success. “Some of these folks are winning prizes every day, and we […]

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Simon Bird Drops In For “Friday Night Dinner.”

Some comedy aficionados in America may recognize actor Simon Bird as awkward teen Will McKenzie on The Inbetweeners, which just finished a third season on BBC America. Bird earned two British Comedy Awards and was nominated for a BAFTA TV Award for that series. But recognition comes with the price of people shouting “briefcase wanker!” at him on the street. “I still get that. I got it earlier today,” Bird tells us. Fans of Inbetweeners definitely need to see Bird in BBC America‘s new comedy, Friday Night Dinner, which premieres July 30. The series is centered around a Jewish family […]