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USA Network Welcomes New Characters Suits and Necessary Roughness To Its Lineup Of Series

“Characters Welcome” is the slogan for USA Network, and it has done an outstanding job of living up to that with its slate of critical and popular series. So many viewers have welcomed characters such as Michael Westen, Hank Lawson, Neal Caffrey and Annie Walker into their homes that USA is the No. 1 network in all of basic cable. The network welcomes a few new characters to its mix in the new series Suits, premiering June 23 and Necessary Roughness, premiering June 29. Suits Originally titled A Legal Mind, Suits comes from Doug Liman (the Bourne trilogy) and David […]

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Action

“Burn Notice” returns for more spy-packed fun

By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuide What is about spies that is so attractive to both men and women? Although the life can’t possibly be as thrilling as depicted on the popular USA Network series Burn Notice, there is something intriguing that draws us in like insects to a light. Perhaps it’s the secrecy, the excitement, the element of surprise or a combination of each. Regardless of the reasons, viewers of both genders and of all ages will be glued to their sets tonight for the highly-anticipated, Season 5 premiere of TV’s premier spy show (9pm ET). Arguably, the most attractive […]

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Osama bin Laden’s DVR foreshadows his death

By Tom Comi After 10 years of searching for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by various agencies, many Americans had probably given up hope that he would ever be captured. But a lot can be determined by looking at a person’s TV-viewing habits, and the recently discovered DVR found at bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan suggests he knew the end was near. Channel Guide Magazine was able to obtain the DVR through top-secret sources*, and it turns out that the world’s most wanted man was quite the fan of American television. Here are some of the shows that he had […]

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Comedy

A viewer’s guide to non-wedding programming

For those of you who will for one reason or another be up at 4 am ET tomorrow with no desire whatsoever to watch the Royal wedding, we here at Channel Guide Magazine have you covered. For every network that is covering the over-hyped vows, there are countless others that are offering a potpourri of programming choices. With that in mind, here is what we are officially deeming our “Un-Royal Best Bets,” which is subjective at best when you consider that all of these shows are airing just after midnight on the West Coast and shortly before sunrise on the […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Where to watch the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

The foremost dog show in the world, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is the second longest continuously held sporting event in the United States after the Kentucky Derby. Established in 1877, the event continues with another installment this year at Madison Square Garden in New York. Last year, a Scottish terrier named Sadie was named Best in Show. Tonight’s coverage of Opening Night features the Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding groups. Tomorrow’s Closing Night coverage includes the Sporting, Working and Terrier groups, as well as the naming of Best in Show. Here’s the complete TV schedule and release from […]

Kenan Thompson and Jaleel White guest-star on "Psych" episode "High Top Fade Out"
Comedy

“Psych” Recap: High Top Fade Out

An action chase opens “High Top Fade Out,” the latest episode of USA’s Psych. A preppy man on a bicycle pedals frantically away from a sketchy car driven by gun-toting thugs. The chase leads to an alley where the man loses control of the bike. He sets off on foot, acrobatically leaping up a fire escape ladder, and makes it into his apartment, where he has just enough time to upload and email some kind of video before the thugs bust the door open and strangle him. A surprisingly intense and violent opening (Who directed this episode? Michael Bay!?), but […]

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“Psych” Recap: Bollywood Homicide

Shawn gives Abigail a tour of the police station, pointing out all of the key landmarks, places especially marked by his bravado. She also meets Juliet, which is an entirely awkward exchange as Jules struggles to sound casual. Luckily, Lassiter interrupts with an urgent police issue, the impending interrogation of a young Indian man whose girlfriends all suffer strange and mysterious accidents. Raj (the dreamy Sendhil Ramamurthy) believes that a curse is targeting every girl he falls in love with and putting them in mortal danger. His latest flame was nearly crushed by a runaway truck during a break from […]

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“Psych” Recap: The devil’s in the details … and in the bedroom upstairs

By Dizzy Miss Lizzy With Psych taking a week off, this was a perfect opportunity for recap catch-up. When a good-girl college student unexpectedly commits suicide on campus, Shawn and Gus join the investigation to help an old friend, a priest from their childhood. Father Westley, now a professor on the campus, believes that the girl was, in fact, possessed. Shawn the skeptic refuses to acknowledge that possibility and looks for any earthly reasons why the girl may have gone off the deep end — mental instability, drugs, bad breakup, Grand Theft Auto …

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Comedy

Psych – Any Given Friday Night

In the spirit of Super Bowl weekend, USA Network gave us new, football-themed episodes of Monk and Psych. For fans of USA’s Friday night lineup (me), fans of American football (me), and fans of awesomeness (oh yeah, me), this weekend rocks. When a dismembered foot ends up in police custody, Shawn and Gus go undercover at a football training camp to investigate the disappearance of the team’s kicker. Mykelti Williamson, aka Bubba from Forrest Gump, guest-stars as the Los Angeles Thunderbird’s head coach.

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Psych – Lassie Did a Bad Bad Thing

There are so many great things in this week’s episode, I scarcely know where to begin. Lassiter is the primary suspect when a notorious gang leader is killed inside the police station. Shawn believes Lassie didn’t do it, so I believe it. Gus is only ever 75% sure. My first thought is that McNab had something to do with it, thanks to some clever camerawork. I wondered whether he might want off the show, but then common sense prevailed. It couldn’t be McNab. That actor has it made! He has a steady job in a fickle industry without ever having […]