No Picture
Sports

March Madness 2015 TV: Third Round schedule

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is down to 32 teams entering this weekend’s Third Round action on CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV, with the winners advancing to the Sweet 16 Regional Semifinals March 26-27 (CBS & TBS). CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combine forces to provide full, live national TV coverage of every tournament game. All games are available live on computers and mobile devices through NCAA March Madness Live. 2015 NCAA Tournament Schedule At A Glance Selection Sunday 2015 March 15 (CBS) First Four March 17-18 (truTV) Second Round March 19-20 (CBS, TBS, TNT & truTV) Third Round March 21-22 […]

No Picture
Sports

March Madness 2015: NCAA Tournament TV schedule tips off with First Four

The 68-team NCAA Tournament field gets pared down to 64 in the “First Four,” played Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18, in Dayton, Ohio, and airing on truTV. The NCAA Tournament begins in earnest with the Second Round on Thursday and Friday, March 19-20. CBS, TBS, TNT and truTV combine forces to provide full, live national TV coverage of every tournament game. All games are available live on computers and mobile devices through NCAA March Madness Live. 2015 NCAA Tournament Schedule At A Glance Selection Sunday 2015 March 15 (CBS) First Four March 17-18 (truTV) Second Round March 19-20 (CBS, TBS, […]

No Picture
Sports

March Madness: NCAA Selection Sunday 2015 TV special on CBS

Recruit. Rebuild. Win. Repeat. It’s a vicious cycle in college basketball, but one that Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari seems to have mastered. Calipari won his first (and the school’s eighth) NCAA championship as a head coach in 2012, then lost six players to the NBA Draft. The following season, UK missed the NCAA Tournament entirely. In 2014, a young Wildcats team got it together in the postseason and reached the championship game as a No. 8 seed. This season, with few NBA defections and stars Aaron and Andrew Harrison, Willie Cauley-Stein, and Dakari Johnson returning, UK again has […]

No Picture
Reality TV

Branson Famous episode 6 recap: Ready or Not

This week’s episode of Branson Famous, entitled “Ready or Not,” features a boob job (well, talk about a boob job) and a marriage proposal (well, talk about a marriage proposal). I didn’t find it as funny as last week’s episode (“The Brangelina of Branson”) but it didn’t disappoint. Let’s start with the aforementioned breast augmentation (which sounds way nicer than “boob job,” but to be fair, I think “boob job” is the acutal term they used in the show). Breezy wants one. Backing up a bit here, I think it’s unfair that her parents named her Breezy, though I know […]

Reality TV

Interview: Lucy Biggers of truTV’s Breaking Greenville

truTV’s new series Breaking Greenville, described by the network as a “comedic docu-soap,” brings a docuseries approach to the often-comical behind-the-camera workings of real-life local news stations in Greenville, Miss., in the delta, one of the smallest markets in America. The result is sometimes almost too crazy to be believed, at times resembling a situation from the Anchorman movies, but, if you’re familiar with local news, some of the personalities and activities chronicled in the series may not be surprising. No matter how large or small the market in which you watch your news is, you’ll probably recognize some of the characters, from the way-too-chipper morning […]

Megan hearts blush
Reality TV

Branson Famous episode 5 recap: The Brangelina of Branson

Tonight’s episode of Branson Famous, “The Brangelina of Branson,” could be alternately titled, “Megan Loves Blush.” Seriously, you guys, what even is going on here? More on that later. The show starts with Patty and Tim talking in the car about how something is holding Brandon up from proposing to Megan, and Patty denies it’s her. (Reality check, Patty: It’s you. Actually, it’s probably not really you, but Brandon and Megan think it is, when in fact it’s probably them. There’s a whole psychological thing going on here, but I lack the credentials to diagnose this further, so I’ll just […]

No Picture
Reality TV

Branson Famous episode 4 recap: Small Town Fame

This week’s episode of Branson Famous, “Small Town Fame” starts on a predictable note, with Megan unable to hide her jealousy of Heather. She remarks to Heather that she and Patty are getting along well, and Heather’s comments, “I really, really, like, care for her deeply,” and “we’re just kindred spirits.” Those remarks alarm me .. a bit. Who talks about her boss that way? (Secretaries on Mad Men. That’s it, though. Really.) At any rate, Patty and Heather DO seem to be getting along well (though I don’t feel like their relationship is genuine), and this sets Megan’s jealous […]

No Picture
Reality TV

Branson Famous episode 3 recap: Waiting for Maw Maw

Forgive me if this posting isn’t quite as snark-tastic as usual (aside from some shirt references). Tonight’s episode was good, but I just wasn’t feeling it the way I was in the first and second shows. (I have faith for episode 4, though!) This episode starts with Patty and Tim (Mom and Dad) discussing how the first rehearsal was rough, but they have faith that Heather will improve and bring some followers to the show. They’ve decided to hire Heather, but will she make it past Maw Maw (Katie Mabe: Tim’s mother and the owner of the show)? Dunnn, dunnn, dunnnnnnn […]

No Picture
Reality TV

Branson Famous episode 2 recap: The New Girl

If the theme of the first episode of Branson Famous was “power struggles,” I’d say the theme for episode 2: The New Girl was “bitterness.” The second episode of the musical reality series begins with Patty breaking the news to Megan that Heather Gentry has been hired onto The Baldknobbers Jamboree. Now, I, a polite Midwestern girl, was raised to believe 2 things: 1) If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all … or just pretend to be nice. (I’m the best at being fake nice. It’s one of my superpowers.) 2) As sweet as we girls […]