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Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:20:00 PDT
In public-affairs programming this weekend on Orlando television:
Orlando Police Chief John Mina talks to Ginger Gadsden in the “Flashpoint” interview at 8 a.m. Sunday on WKMG-Channel 6. They discuss the legacy of Lt. Debra Clayton and memorials to honor her in Washington, Tallahassee and Orlando....
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:35:00 PDT
When “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” visits Orlando next week, the guest list will include Jay Leno, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, Vin Diesel and Shaquille O’Neal.
Fallon will be here to celebrate the grand opening of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon at Universal Orlando Resort.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:40:00 PDT
UPDATED: Tuesday continues to be the story of two series: “NCIS” and “The Voice.”
“NCIS” easily brought in the most viewers for the night nationally and locally.
“The Voice” was the favorite with the 18-to-49 age group also nationally and locally.
In national numbers, the Mark Harmon drama averaged...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:15:00 PDT
Starting this weekend, WESH-Channel 2 will expand its news in several ways.
The 11 p.m. Sunday newscast will go to one hour. Adrian Whitsett anchors, and meteorologist Kyle Gravlin reports the weather.
Beginning this weekend, the WESH Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts will be simulcast on sister...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT
Backstreet Boys, the boy band that formed in Orlando, will join Florida Georgia Line for a medley at this weekend’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
The 52nd annual prizes will be handed out at 8 p.m. Sunday on CBS. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley are hosting the live telecast at T-Mobile Arena in...
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:30:00 PDT
The firefighter was smoking hot on “The Voice,” and he sounded mighty fine, too.
Brandon Royal of Orange County Fire Rescue prevailed in the last performance of the Battle Rounds on Tuesday’s edition of the NBC singing contest.
He did it with a first-rate performance of the Weeknd’s “In the Night”...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:00:00 PDT
Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane and Anne Hathaway headline movies in the 26th annual Florida Film Festival, which will feature a record 76 works by female filmmakers.
The event, which runs April 21-30, will offer 182 films in all, according to a schedule unveiled Wednesday. An April 29 tribute to the...
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:30:00 PDT
UPDATED: Sanford native Kawan DeBose may sing like Prince, according to Adam Levine. But DeBose lost his Battle Round on Monday’s “The Voice,” and he’s out of the NBC singing contest.
DeBose and Malik Davage had trouble practicing John Legend's “Love Me Now” – in front of Legend. After the Battle...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 20:00:00 PDT
“Dancing With the Stars” sent the obvious celebrity packing Monday night after revealing another strong contender.
Normani Kordei flew to Japan for a Fifth Harmony concert, but jet lag didn’t get her down. She and Val Chmerkovskiy delivered a terrific cha cha, Len Goodman ruled. Carrie Ann Inaba...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:35:00 PDT
UPDATED: Hetty (Linda Hunt) said it had been a terrible year on Sunday’s episode of “NCIS: Los Angeles,” but the CBS drama topped the weekly ratings for Central Florida.
Nationally, “NCIS: Los Angeles” came in third in total viewers behind CBS’ “60 Minutes” and the season premiere of ABC’s “Dancing...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:20:00 PDT
For UCP of Central Florida, actress Cheryl Hines has cooked (on “MasterChef”) and played games (on “Celebrity Family Feud” and “Hollywood Game Night”). She is coming back to host Celebrity Poker Night.
“It’s a really fun way to support a great organization, UCP, and have a good time doing it,”...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 11:15:00 PDT
The next installment of “Steve Harvey Makes Us Cry” won’t air until the week of April 24, but it’s a stunner.
The syndicated talk show on Monday previewed the episode: Harvey salutes Disney Dreamer William Williams by agreeing to pay for the 16-year-old’s college education.
Spoken word performer...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:55:00 PDT
Jerry Springer recalls his favorite moment from hosting “The Price Is Right Live,” a stage version of the CBS game show.
A male contestant proposed to his girlfriend of five years after Springer asked: “What are you waiting for?”
“It would have been funny if she had said no. She said yes,” Springer...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:40:00 PDT
Stories about an Apopka family, Winter Park’s history and Tavares’ status as “America’s Seaplane City” are part of the season premiere of “One Central Florida.”
The magazine show returns at 8 p.m. Thursday on WUCF TV, Orlando’s PBS station.
The program profiles Dakota and Dawson Potts of Apopka...
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:10:00 PDT
Here’s a career path that Sean Spicer can keep in mind: Josh Earnest, who was White House press secretary for President Barack Obama, has joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst.
He made his debut Monday morning on NBC’s “Today” and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
On “Today,” Earnest said the Republicans’...
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:20:00 PDT
UPDATED: The broadcast season doesn’t officially end until May 24, but series finales and season finales will pop up this week.
Series finales: “Bones” concludes its 12-season run on Fox at 9 p.m. Tuesday. The staff is trying to recover from devastation that has left Brennan (Emily Deschanel) shaken....
Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:40:00 PDT
Although Donald Trump tweeted a plug for Judge Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show, the president wasn’t endorsing her Paul-Ryan-must-go editorial, White House chief of staff Reince Priebus told “Fox News Sunday.”
The conversation between Priebus and Chris Wallace produced interesting insights into Trump...
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 08:40:00 PDT
Tina Fey looks as if she’s having a grand time on Expedition Everest roller coaster at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
The creator of “30 Rock” and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt” visited the park in Lake Buena Vista on Friday.
She is vacationing with family at Walt Disney World Resort, the park said.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 04:40:00 PDT
Trayvon Martin’s story will be told in film and television projects from Shawn “Jay Z” Carter and the Weinstein Company, Variety has reported.
Carter and the Weinstein Company have purchased two books: “Rest in Power” by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s parents, and “Suspicion Nation”...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:05:00 PDT
UPDATED: The Sunday morning programs and their guests:
NBC’s “Meet the Press,” 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2: Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.; Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah; and Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa. The panel will be Tom...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:50:00 PDT
“Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC was the most-watched series Thursday night, but the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament put CBS on top for the night.
“Grey’s” averaged 7.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings released Friday afternoon. The viewing levels fell off for the ABC dramas that followed:...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 PDT
"Imaginary Mary" demonstrates how a screwy concept can defeat a charming cast.
This ABC sitcom, previewing Wednesday after "The Goldbergs," presents public-relations executive Alice (Jenna Elfman) finding unexpected love. She helps contractor Ben (Stephen Schneider) sharpen his dating profile,...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDT
Here’s a reunion no “King of Queens” fan will want to miss: Kevin James and Leah Remini will be back together for the two-part season finale of “Kevin Can Wait.”
The episodes will air at 8 p.m. May 1 and 8.
The plot: Kevin comes out of retirement, briefly, to pose as husband of a fellow cop, Vanessa...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:35:00 PDT
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament rolls on, “The Walking Dead” nears its season finale, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race” starts its season with Lady Gaga. Here are a few weekend highlights to keep in mind:
There’s no new “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. But there’s a “Real Time With Bill Maher” at...
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:20:00 PDT
Even though it fell $38,000 short of its spring membership campaign, Orlando PBS station WUCF thanked Central Florida viewers for their support Friday.
WUCF-Channel 24 had hoped to raise $375,000. The station brought in $337,000 for the campaign that ran from March 3 to this past Sunday.