Nature Cat

Tally ho! Imagination runs wild with “Nature Cat” on PBS Kids

Brothers David and Adam Rudman have long worked on Sesame Street (David is Cookie Monster’s puppeteer and Adam is a writer), and they’ve created Nature Cat, an animated kids series for PBS inspired by their own adventures playing outside as kids. “We wanted to do Looney Tunes with a nature curriculum,” David says. “And we felt like that’s a great way to get kids interested in going outside and inspired to go out in nature.” Nature Cat (premiering Nov. 25 on PBS; check local listings) is about an exuberant housecat who goes outside with his animal pals to explore the outdoors […]


Channel Guide Magazine’s 2015 Viewers Voice Award Winners

You know how it was your turn to pick your favorite shows and stars in a slew of categories for our 4th annual Viewers Voice Awards? Well, you sure did let us know who and what shows take top honors in your house. Thanks for your overwhelming response. One thing was very clear this year — you are insanely passionate about your TV cops, in particular Major Crimes’ Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell), with over 70,000 people voting for her. Also, you love The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones. Here are the winners in each category. Best New Series (Fall […]


The Art Of More — Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Cary Elwes lead Crackle’s art auction drama

If you were among the legions of The Princess Bride fans crushed when Cary Elwes postponed recent speaking engagements tied to the 1987 film and the book he wrote about his time on the set, take heart. You can spend even more time with the dashing Brit thanks to one reason he was otherwise occupied — the smart and sexy new Crackle original series The Art of More. • MORE: TCA: Scratch The Auction World’s Seedy Underbelly In “The Art of More” More follows Army vet Graham Connor (Magic City’s Christian Cooke), a go-getter Brooklynite who leverages a lifelong passion for art and […]


Esquire’s “Spotless” is dark, irreverent and terrific

Spotless, Esquire Network’s first scripted series, is actually a show that has been acquired from Canal+ in France, where the series first aired earlier this year. So while not technically “original” for the network, it is definitely worth checking out. Co-created by Shameless (the British version) writer Ed McCardie and CSI producer Corinne Marrinan, the series combines elements of those two shows in unique ways, throwing in dark humor in some of the grimmest of situations, usually murders and other crimes. The show also resembles Dexter and Breaking Bad in ways, with some gruesome scenes not for the squeamish, as […]

Flesh and Bone

“Flesh and Bone” on Starz: And you thought “Black Swan” was dark

For all the beauty, grace, skill and artistry of a ballet performance, the dancers themselves are often perceived as hypercompetitive, treacherous, chain-smoking, drug-addled, maladjusted bulimics with gross feet. The new Starz limited drama series Flesh and Bone (Sundays at 8pm ET/PT beginning Nov. 8) probably won’t help change that image. The story centers on Claire (Sarah Hay), a talented dancer who flees a deeply disturbed life in Pittsburgh to join an elite ballet company in New York City. She impresses the director and is chosen as the prima, which draws the ire and envy of her colleagues and the lust and […]


NBC’s Chicago Med joins Chicago Fire and Chicago PD

“The aim here is, every week, if you watch the show, you will get at least one piece of medical information that you probably don’t know,” said producer Dick Wolf at a recent press conference to discuss his new series Chicago Med. The third entry in NBC’s successful Chicago franchise (with Chicago Fire and Chicago PD), the new series will follow Wolf’s formula of “ripped from the headlines”-style drama — mixed in with personal drama, of course. Some of the cast, including Nick Gehlfuss and Oliver Platt, as well as their characters’ trauma center setting, was introduced in an episode […]


Saints & Strangers: Think you know the Thanksgiving story? We’re on set as NGC tells the real tale

The two-night event Saints & Strangers premieres Sunday, Nov. 22, and Monday, Nov. 23, at 9/8CT on National Geographic Channel. Vincent Kartheiser is doing his best to be patient. Sporting coarse Pilgrim garb, a full beard and shoulder-length tresses (no Mad Men, this!) as Plymouth Colony leader William Bradford on NGC’s Saints & Strangers, Kartheiser finds the speech he is about to deliver — one arguably launching American free market commerce — interrupted by a loud buzzing sound emanating from somewhere on the Stellenbosch, South Africa, wine farm on which the project’s main sets are nestled. The buzzing stops. Kartheiser […]


Breakthrough — Famous folks celebrate scientific minds in NGC’s inspiring new series (video)

The six-episode, science-meets-storytelling series Breakthrough airs Sundays beginning Nov. 1 on National Geographic Channel. With multitasking cellphones in our pockets, artificial knees and hips a normal part of the aging process, and instant access to lifesaving vaccines, Americans are easily inured to the daily wonders of science. Breakthrough, a stirring, six-episode series from National Geographic Channel — in partnership with GE, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer’s Imagine Entertainment, Asylum Entertainment and eager celebrity guest directors — aims to change that, one awe-inspiring innovator at a time. Each hour of Breakthrough takes viewers into the workspaces of today’s most diverse and […]