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The Big Bang Theory and Law & Order: SVU return to this week’s line up with all new episodes!

Mon, 04/22/2013 - 16:51
MONDAY – 90210 – CW – 9PM Naomi is heading to the Big Apple! She definitely has the NY attitude, but will she be able to impress Jordan’s mother? Olly Murs guest stars when Liam and Navid arrange to have the singer-songwriter perform in order to win over a teen pro surfer.   TUESDAY – Dancing With the Stars – ABC – 9PM The results are in and it’s time for Week 6 elimination. The stars remaining in the competition include: Victor Ortiz, Andy Dick, Aly Raisman, Zendaya, Kellie Pickler, Continue Reading

TV Reunions: We Can’t Get Enough of These Casts!

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 17:04
While recent rumors about a Friends reunion were sadly squashed by Warner Brothers, we can’t help but reminisce about some of our favorite TV casts reunions. Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld), George Costanza (Jason Alexander), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards) made us laugh once again on Curb Your Enthusiasm. The season seven finale featured a fictional Seinfeld reunion show with the original cast and was aptly titled “Seinfeld.” There was also a mini Will & Grace reunion on Smash when Sean Hayes guest-starred in a multi-episode arc Continue Reading

Our Happy Place

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 13:03
Now more than ever, everyone seems to get a lot of bad news on a daily basis. Our jobs are hard, the news is bleak and there just always seems to be something ready to drag us down. So this week, as we try to send happy thoughts to all of Boston, we thought it would be a good time to take a few deep breaths and try to reconnect with our happy place. Everyone’s got a different happy place and a different way to get there, but here at Continue Reading

TV’s Happily Ever After

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:00
Once upon a time, fairy tales moved from the pages of books to the screens of movies and TV.  This twist on the genre, which was popularized by the Grimm Brother’s “Children’s and Household Tales” 200 years ago, can be seen by hundreds of remakes and reinterpretations of the fables that range from Disney classics like Cinderella to recent action-packed blockbusters like Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters and Snow White and the Huntsman. Audiences have also fallen under the spell of two fairy-tale TV dramas including the wholesome Once Upon Continue Reading

April’s Evergreen Tips & Tricks!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 09:00
April is a month of Egg hunts, Spring Break, April showers, and of course… April Fool’s Day. The best tip you could’ve gotten on April 1st would have been to watch your step – everybody knows they can get away with a good trick. Come April 2nd, neither the tip nor the trick will do you any good! We wanted to give you a few that would last.     Blue Light Means Web: The first tip we can give you is about the blue light on your unit that Continue Reading

Watch the first-ever all female Top 5 compete for the American Idol crown on TV this week

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 13:57
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM Lily has to decide whether she accepts The Captain’s job offer to be his personal curator.  While the offer is enticing, she worries about what moving to Rome will do to her relationship with Marshall. Meanwhile, Ted and Barney become obsessed with an attractive girl who covers up in a puffy coat. TUESDAY – Ready For Love – NBC – 9PM Reality power couple Giuliana Rancic and Bill Rancic return to TV to host the newest Bachelor-esque reality series. Continue Reading

Late Night TV Transitions Have Everyone Talking

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:22
On April 3, NBC confirmed that Late Night’s Jimmy Fallon would be taking over The Tonight Show in 2014.  Besides Conan O’Brien’s brief stint in 2009, Jay Leno has hosted the popular show for over 22 years.  “Congratulations Jimmy, I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy,” said Leno in a statement. “If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” Fallon added, “I’m really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow.” Although no official announcement has been Continue Reading

Get fashion forward with TV this week!

Mon, 04/08/2013 - 12:58
MONDAY – NCAA Basketball Championship: Louisville vs. Michigan – CBS – 9PM Whether your bracket was spot on or you were having an off year, tonight’s game is one you won’t want to miss! The Louisville Cardinals face the Michigan Wolverines in this final March Madness showdown. Will Michigan’s top-rated offense or Louisville’s top-rated defense win the national title?   TUESDAY – New Girl – FOX – 9PM Have you heard the news? Cece is getting married! Jess throws a bachelorette party for her, while Nick and Winston take her Continue Reading

“Are you alone?”

Fri, 04/05/2013 - 10:55
Uttered to Don by a gorgeous woman at a bar, that last line of Mad Men’s 5th season left us hanging for nearly 10 months, speculating about what will happen next. Warning: spoilers ahead! You may have seen a little something in the news lately about Jon Hamm (aka Don Draper) or Vincent Kartheiser (aka Pete Campbell) but as far as plot details are concerned, Mad Men mastermind Matt Weiner and the cast have been pretty tight-lipped about what is to come for our friends at Sterling Cooper Draper Price Continue Reading

We ♥ Jimmy Fallon

Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:32
Over the past few months, we’ve been highlighting different people that we love with our “We ♥” series of collections. Today, we go all the way back to the beginning to someone that we ♥’d way back in October who may be getting a bit of attention today. NBC officially announced that after the 2014 Winter Olympics, Jimmy Fallon will take over the 11:35pm time slot as the new host of “The Tonight Show” and we couldn’t be more excited. We’ve loved Jimmy since he giggled his way through the “Debbie Downer” Continue Reading

The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale (Spoiler Alert!) Falls Dead of Expectations

Wed, 04/03/2013 - 16:59
Ask any fan of the The Walking Dead series why they stuck through the somewhat slow-feeling pace of Season 3, and they’ll tell you that it was all for the chance to see the impending showdown between the Governor and Rick -”The Great War” that pits the town of Woodbury against the prison. In every episode leading up to the finale, fans were teased with scenes of Rick looking grimly toward the horizon, snippets of the growing lunacy of the Governor, and both sides preparing for what was bound to be a cataclysmic fight Continue Reading

Sing along with the contestants on The Voice and American Idol this week on TV!

Mon, 04/01/2013 - 12:42
MONDAY- The Voice – NBC – 8PM The judges are starting to get competitive as we reach the second week of blind auditions. Newbies Usher and Shakira hold their own as seasoned judges Blake and Adam fight to add the most talented singers to their teams. We can’t wait to see how far they will go to convince contestants to pick them as coaches!  TUESDAY – The Mindy Project - Fox – 9:30PM Mindy hits it off with a handsome man who turns out to be a prostitute. When she Continue Reading

Spring is in the air, but Winter is Coming

Fri, 03/29/2013 - 10:57
Even though we passed the first official day of spring last week and we’re all hoping we’ve seen the last snowfall of the season, we can’t help but get excited when we hear the words “winter is coming.” If you’re anything like us, you have been counting down to 03.31.13 since HBO first announced the Game of Thrones season premiere date. Finally kicking off this Sunday night, the 10-episode 3rd season is based on the first half of Storm of Swords and from what we’ve heard, it is worth the Continue Reading

Painting the Picture of Late Night TV using Automotive Ownership Data

Thu, 03/28/2013 - 12:17
Do you own a hummer, hybrid or a mid-size sedan? Do you watch Leno, Letterman, Kimmel or Fallon? TiVo Research and Analytics has discovered a correlation between what people drive and the late night shows they watch. TRA observed what TV Late night shows were being watched by hundreds of thousands of car owners in the fourth broadcast quarter of 2012. We found a vast difference in those who watch the traditional late night programs, Leno and Letterman, and those who watch Jimmy Fallon. We also looked into the cable-based Continue Reading

It’s #TiVoRetro Week!

Wed, 03/27/2013 - 09:00
Sometimes we all need a little nostalgia in our lives and what better way to look into the past than to re-visit some of our favorite TV programming blocks? In the 80s and 90s, primetime blocks of television were all the rage. The idea was that you could get an audience to tune in to your 8 o’clock show and have them hooked for the rest of the night with a block of similar programming. Then, in the late 90s, something happened that made that a bit more difficult…but let’s Continue Reading

It’s time to get slimed at the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards!

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:00
It’s all about the kids this weekend! Josh Duhamel hosts the 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards in which children vote for their favorites from music, film, television and sports. Some top nominees across the categories are Jennifer Lawrence, Adele,  Robert Downey Jr.,  Maroon 5, Michael Phelps, Justin Bieber, Anne Hathaway, One Direction, Taylor Swift, Venus and Serena Williams, iCarly, The Avengers, The Hunger Games, “Call Me Maybe” and “Gangnam Style.” Celebrities including Sandra Bullock, Steve Carrel, Neil Patrick Harris, Kristen Wiig, Chris Pine, Jaden Smith, Lucy Hale, Kaley Cuoco, Miranda Cosgrove, Cory Monteith, Jennette McCurdy and athletes Dwight Howard and Gaby Douglas will present at the March Continue Reading

The Bottle Episode: If I could save a show in a bottle…

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:46
Sometimes less is more and sometimes that rule applies to TV shows. In TV, when an episode takes the characters in a show and places them in a restricted setting that uses as few non-regular characters as possible, it’s called a “bottle episode”. Stripping characters down (metaphorically, of course) to a single location and having an episode rely heavily on the dialogue instead of action or location changes has produced some great episodes of our favorite shows over the years and we’ve grouped them all together for you in this Continue Reading

Lucky To Know Your TiVo

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 13:05
With St. Patrick’s Day just behind us and March Madness excitement in the air, it seems as though Lady Luck is on everyone’s mind. We wanted to give you a few reasons to feel extra lucky about owning your TiVo Premiere with some tips to do the trick!       You might already know that you can record a whole collection; all you have to do is go to TiVo Central -> “Find TV, Movies & Videos,” -> “Browse TV & Movies” and select a Collection where you’ll choose Continue Reading

March Madness, Movies and Mayhem Game!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 16:30
Like any highly-anticipated event, March Madness always seems as though it takes eons to get here; what’s worse is that it’s over before you can say NCAA. Worry not! There are a number of basketball-friendly movies and a game brought to you by TiVo that we think can help calm your nerves during the Big Dance. Between the catchy theme song and the (very literally) animated characters, Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny made Space Jam the light-hearted movie that doesn’t get old. On the same light note, Woody Harrelson’s character, Continue Reading

Dance with the stars, cook with Chef Ramsay and go to Paris Fashion Week with Rachel Zoe!

Mon, 03/18/2013 - 13:42
Monday – Dancing With The Stars – ABC – 8PM It’s time to tango with the Season 16 cast! Dancing celebrities include comedian Andy Dick, gold medal winner Aly Raisman, Bravo reality star Lisa Vanderpump, Super Bowl winner Jacoby Jones, The Bachelor’s Sean Lowe, figure skater Dorothy Hamill and more. Tune in to see which stars get down and which get voted off!   TUESDAY - Hell’s Kitchen –  FOX – 8PM Contestants compete in a team-building challenge involving lobsters. The winners get to enjoy a day on a yacht while the the losing team must clean hundreds Continue Reading

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