Stories tagged: television
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016, 10:02 a.m.
Tom Ellis relishes role on ‘Lucifer’
Tom Ellis is enjoying the devilish role he’s getting to play on the new Fox series “Lucifer.” It seems that the devil has gotten tired of ruling the underworld and …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 9 a.m.
Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners
With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off …
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016
Around the remote: Week of Feb. 7-14
Super Bowl 50 is the top pick for the week.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 7 p.m.
Q&A: Zach Galifianakis clowns around in FX’s ‘Baskets’
Before he became the star of the billion-dollar “Hangover” franchise, Zach Galifianakis was the bearded patron saint of the alt-comedy world. Now the North Carolina native, who interviewed President Barack …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
Sumner Redstone resigns as chair of CBS
CBS says media mogul Sumner Redstone has resigned as chair of the company’s board, replaced by the company’s CEO, Leslie Moonves.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
Comcast loses fewest TV customers in 8 years
Comcast is trumpeting its best year for traditional TV services in nearly a decade, even though it continues to lose TV subscribers.
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016
Around the remote: ‘Grease’ comes to TV with Hough, Tveit
Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 31-Feb. 6
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
Trump-less GOP debate drew 12.5 million viewers
The seventh Republican presidential debate – and the first one without Donald Trump – has reached 12.5 million viewers.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016
Broadway and Hollywood mix for hybrid musical ‘Grease: Live’
“Grease: Live,” airing 7 p.m. Sunday, goes beyond other made-for-TV live musicals such as “The Sound of Music” and “The Wiz,” both of which were huge hits for NBC.
Sun., Jan. 24, 2016
Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Jan. 24-30
Apparently, the truth is still out there. Thirteen years after the original “X-Files” run, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as iconic FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 7 p.m.
Scully, Mulder, paranoia return in ‘The X-Files’ reboot
“The X-Files” creator Chris Carter is pleased to update the original template with his 21st-century unease. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are glad to be playing opposite each other again …
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016
Chicago brings Dick Wolf back to fore at NBC
With all the changes in television over the past few decades, Dick Wolf has remained resilient and is now resurgent.
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016
Around the remote: TV picks for week of Jan. 17
Behold a PBS rarity – an American story, made in America. “Mercy Street” is an enticing costume drama, set in Alexandria, Virginia, in the spring of 1862, follows the lives …
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016
Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s picks for Jan. 10-16
Don’t miss the Golden Globes: It may not be Hollywood’s most prestigious awards show, but this celebration of movies and television is almost always the most fun. Returning as host …
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
TV review: No sophomore slump for ‘Fargo’
No fear of a sophomore slump with ‘Fargo.’
Wed., Aug. 12, 2015
Longtime newsman Bob Briley dies at 91
Bob Briley, a local television pioneer who came to be known as the “Walter Cronkite of Spokane” in his more than 50 years in broadcasting, died Monday. He was 91. …
Tue., June 23, 2015
Duo turns junk cars into custom vehicles on new History Channel show
Nizamuddin “Leepu” Awlia was born in Bangladesh and developed a passion for cars at a young age. As a teenager, he made his own version of the Lamborghini Countach. He …
Fri., May 15, 2015
Actress Julianne Moore brings nuance to role of Alzheimer’s struggler
What’s new to watch this week on pay-per-view and streaming services: Pay-Per-View / Video On Demand
Thu., May 14, 2015
Brothers in arms … and camera lenses
A couple of local brothers have turned their love of the outdoors into a potential career by capturing their escapades on camera. Jon and Jake Hodge grew up in northwest …
Fri., April 17, 2015
‘House of Cards’ gets shaky in Season 3
Season 3 of “House of Cards” is weak not only by the stellar bar it set in its previous two outings, but also when judged against its peers in the …
Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
NFL is ‘must air’ television
NEW YORK – “The Big Bang Theory” is one of the few television shows that can approach the NFL in viewership. CBS executives still didn’t hesitate to temporarily move TV’s …
Tue., Aug. 5, 2014
SEC lands DirecTV
DirecTV has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network when it launches. The announced agreement Monday means the network will be available in 87 million households when …
Tue., June 24, 2014
USA-Portugal match sets viewing record
The United States’ 2-2 World Cup draw with Portugal is almost certainly the most-viewed soccer match ever in the United States. The Nielsen company said Monday that the gripping game …
Thu., June 5, 2014
Downtown, region ‘Z’ place for Syfy series
The grille of the Ford F-350 sitting on First Avenue tells a bloody story. “You can see the care taken with the viscera,” writer and producer Dan Merchant said. “Tendons, …
Thu., April 24, 2014
Zombie TV series ‘Z Nation’ will provide Spokane with good jobs
The zombies are coming. And they’re bringing work for nearly 200 actors, 1,300 extras and more than 100 crew members. The new SyFy Network television series “Z Nation” will begin …
Thu., Feb. 6, 2014
NFL awards Thursday contract to CBS
The NFL says CBS will televise eight of its Thursday night games next season. CBS won bidding for the games, an increasingly valuable property for network television. The games will …
Fri., Oct. 11, 2013
Social media create need for spoiler etiquette
NEW YORK – Rosebud is a sled. So goes the ending of the 1941 Orson Welles classic “Citizen Kane,” spoilers be damned!
Tue., Oct. 1, 2013, 11:15 a.m.
Cowles Co. to buy Montana TV stations
The Cowles Co. announced plans to buy a group of seven television stations in Montana.
Fri., June 14, 2013
For holiday soundtrack, turn on the TV
NEW YORK — MTV, VH1 and CMT are going back to their roots on the Fourth of July. The networks said Wednesday they will throw a “Music Independence Day” party …
Fri., May 24, 2013
Douglas, Damon dazzle in ‘Candelabra’
NEW YORK – The idea of Michael Douglas playing Liberace might seem nearly as outrageous as Liberace himself. Liberace, Mr. Showmanship, was the excess-to-the-max pianist-personality whose onstage and offstage extravagance …