- 9:37 am Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 by Rodney Ho
ABC is using the trendy word “event” by airing back-to-back “Bachelorettes” over the past two nights and four hours.
“Event” is now code word for “watch it live and please Tweet about it, too. Advertisers will appreciate it and so will we.”
(ABC notes the show won’t be back for two weeks.)
There is a trailer teaser about Andi getting all upset on the outset. And unfortunately, it’s all about the late Eric the Traveler.
We are now out of the mansion and in travel mode. First stop outside California: Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut. Presumably, ABC will go a bit more exotic later.
- 9:29 am Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
The “Dancing With the Stars” judges Monday were throwing out 10’s like pennies at a wishing well.
Of the 10 dances among the five remaining contestants, four received perfect scores across the board.
The weakest dancer left, Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House”), survived for next week’s final thanks to her fan base, which trumped that of Olympian ice dancer Charlie White.
White received a perfect score for his first dance Monday.
“You deserve to be in the final,” Len Goodman said, to no avail.
He won’t be.
Bure has brought charm, dancing partner Mark Ballas‘ imaginative dances and her wholesome spirit and reputation to the finals. [More]
TV best bets with season finales of ‘Castle,’ ‘The Blacklist,’ ‘Glee,’ ‘NCIS,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ ‘Shark Tank’
- 10:37 am Monday, May 12th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Several big shows are closing out their seasons this week, including “Castle” and ‘The Blacklist” Monday, “Glee” and “NCIS” on Tuesday, “Criminal Minds” and “Nashville” on Wednesday, “The Big Bang Theory” and “Grey’s Anatomy” Thursday, “Shark Tank” Friday, “Saturday Night Live” Saturday and “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy” Sunday, to name a few.
And on Friday, ABC is also providing a tribute to Barbara Walters, who is retiring this week.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — The remains of a swim coach are found at the bottom of a well.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Surprisingly, Candace Cameron Bure has outlasted [More]
- 8:00 pm Thursday, May 8th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
In 2011, 12-year-old Jessica Maple was outraged that her great-grandmother’s house had been ransacked and robbed.
She was double outraged when the cops didn’t aggressively pursue who had done it.
So she used skills she had learned at a Junior DA summer camp at the Fulton County District Attorney’s office and figured it out herself.
Now the cable network Investigation Discovery highlights Jessica’s case on its hit show “Karma’s a B*tch” with an elaborate re-enactment on Thursday, May at 8 p.m. (repeated at 11 p.m.)
Executive producer Liz Massie [More]
- 10:45 am Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Jeff Garlin may play a clueless dad wearing 1980s-era Cosby sweaters on ABC’s new MTV-era sitcom “The Goldbergs,” but to him, the gimmick of revisiting leg warmers and acid-washed jeans doesn’t really matter.
“It’s just a great family show,” said Garlin, who will be in Atlanta this week at the Laughing Skull Lounge in Midtown to work on new material for an upcoming TV comedy standup special for Netflix this fall. “We’re still on the air and that’s amazing.”
Garlin’s comedic style on the live stage is loose and semi-improvisational.
“He doesn’t have a set list,” said Marshall Chiles, who owns the Laughing [More]
- 5:05 am Monday, April 7th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
AMC’s “Mad Men” begins its final season this Sunday with all signs pointing west.
The show is now reaching the end of the 1960s and there is an end game at hand in a sense. But don’t get too excited about 2014. The season’s final episodes will actually air in 2015.
Among season finales, FX’s “Justified” finishes its fifth season Tuesday while USA’s “Suits” ends its third season Thursday.
These highlights cover Monday, April 7 through Sunday April 13.
“Dancing With the Stars” 8 p.m. ABC — Tough call who will go next.
“Bones” 8 p.m. Fox — Remains found in a log in a [More]
- 4:19 pm Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
In 2009, Donald Trump‘s “Celebrity Apprentice” featured two Georgia residents at the same time: Hershel Walker and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins.
Next season’s “Celebrity Apprentice” will include three. Two were previously reported. Page Six of the New York Post revealed photos today showing local “Cosby Show” actress Keshia Knight Pulliam and “Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kenya Moore selling pies as part of the opening challenge for the show in New York City. Both appear to be on the same team. Their team also includes reality stars Kate Gosselin and Brandi Glanville.
- 3:39 pm Thursday, March 20th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Comic Earthquake two decades ago co-owned the Uptown Comedy Corner in Buckhead, shaking up the comedy landscape.
He now returns every year or two as a comedy headliner. On Saturday, March 22, he hits the Atlanta Civic Center with Bruce Bruce.
“Atlanta is my second home, man,” Earthquake said from New York. He left Atlanta a decade ago. “This is where I learned my craft. It allowed me to be who I am today. I will always be indebted to Atlanta and Uptown.”
He worked with Gary Abdo in the early 1990s to bring a black comedy club into Buckhead, a bold move [More]
- 11:15 am Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
Radio and TV Blogger Rodney Ho and CineStars’ Brittany Umar discuss this week’s shocking episode of “The Walking Dead” and Nene Leakes’ performance on “Dancing With the Stars,” plus the return of Chris Dimino and Sully to the radio airwaves and a new Power 96.1 morning show.
- 6:51 pm Thursday, February 27th, 2014 by Rodney Ho
NeNe Leakes knows how to keep herself in the spotlight.
She is easily the most recognizable “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star thanks to her acting stints on “Glee” and “The New Normal,” plus her time on Donald Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice.”
Now E! reports she is going to join “Dancing With the Stars,” which officially announces its cast next Tuesday on “Good Morning America” for season 18. ABC seems to allow leaks like this keep the show in the headlines.
She would be the second “Real Housewives” to make the cut following Lisa Vanderpump, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star who finished [More]