ESPN’s new channel features Tim Tebow as a host and will air 45 live football games
It’s August. It’s the Southeast. Are you ready for some college football? That question is purely rhetorical because, ready or not, here comes ESPN’s SEC Network, ramming round-the-clock gridiron action and commentary—including gospel from Saint Tebow himself—smack into your face mask.Read more
Is Rick going to lose his roots?
Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse. In four seasons of The Walking Dead, Sheriff Rick lost his society, his best friend, his wife, his infant daughter (for a while), his razor, and then his freedom in an apparently cannibalistic Terminus. Now it appears he’s about to loose his roots.Read more
Could Anderson Cooper’s new coworkers be flying robots?
It’s not a bird or a plane or a man in cape or even a UFO.Read more
The cuddliest crimefighters around will soon be back on the airwaves
Cartoon Network saved the day when the Atlanta-based network announced earlier this week they were rebooting The Powerpuff Girls, with new episodes set to air in 2016, according to a press release.Read more
The Atlanta rapper joined LL Cool J and Hugh Jackman in a tribute to the Music Man
Sunday night television in review: Lebron James returned to the NBA Finals, contributing to a Heat victory for Game 2. A fourth-degree black belt, Nia Sanchez, was crowned Miss USA. Jon Snow got defensive on Games of Thrones. And over on the CBS Tony Awards broadcast, there was a performance by a special trio of Music Men: host Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J and Atlanta’s very own Clifford Harris, better known as T.I. If you’re having trouble deciding which is the strangest, just check out the video.Read more
We totally see Rick as a comedy lead. But why keep Lori around?
The Walking Dead already has been given the House of Cards treatment, so it’s inevitable that a total mood-swing parody would follow. Matin Comedy envisions TWD as a Full House-esque 1980s sitcom.
For those of us who still first think of Andrew Lincoln as the hopelessly smitten gallery guy in Love Actually (and I know I’m not the only one) the thought of Rick as a lovable comedy lead makes total sense. My main kvetch with this perky send up is the excessive screen time allocated to Lori. Really?Read more
This quirky Fox Japan ad is a must-watch
In what has to be the most bizarre promo ever for everyone’s favorite zombie drama The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Andrew Lincoln (Rick) don kimonos to comfort Japanese fans during the a show hiatus, complete with props.Read more
Turner Classic Movie fans Brandon and Kristian Bush’s latest work debuts this week
For their latest project, Grammy-winning Sugarland brothers Brandon and Kristian Bush have ventured far afield of their usual country-pop hybrid. The Bush bros reached back to classic cinematic composers, including Max Steiner, Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein and John Berry for inspiration after the two Turner Classic Movie nuts got the assignment to pen a score for a brand-new 30-second TCM ID, marking the Atlanta-based cable channel’s 20th anniversary.Read more
The network’s president explains why a strong web presence is crucial
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about MNN is, they go, “You guys must be all hippie-crunchy, wearing Toms shoes and everything.” And certainly some of us are, but it’s really about taking a mainstream audience and nudging it toward this green lifestyle. I look at it almost like a Whole Foods for content.Read more
The singer appears in Oxygen’s new reality series on April 22
TLC member and Atlanta native Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is no stranger to reality TV, but fans might have trouble recognizing her in latest gig on Oxygen’s Celebrities Undercover. The hidden camera show from executive producers Wendy Williams and Kim Kardashian transforms celebrities into everyday people using wigs and prosthetics and sends them into staged situations to discover what fans really say about them.Read more