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Infographic: One in Five Moms Say They Want TV Time for Mother’s Day

Thu, 05/02/2013 - 09:00
In preparation for Mother’s Day, we have released our first-ever TiVo Mother’s Day TV survey celebrating the best TV moms and the shows that help families come together.       Almost one-third (28 percent) of moms surveyed say they can’t live without their TiVo® DVR, so it’s no wonder than one in five (21 percent) say a night off to catch up on their favorite TV is the gift they most want for Mother’s Day. What reality programming are moms most likely to be catching up on? Cooking shows Continue Reading

No Show or Reality Show?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:27
Watching the television landscape shift from a place dominated by sitcoms to a world plagued by reality shows is a wild, sometimes unbelievable ride. That’s why we’ve been inspired to play a little game: No Show or Reality Show? Below is a list of six shows with accompanying descriptions. Four are real reality shows, currently on the air. Two are totally made-up. Can you tell the difference? Hillbilly Blood In this reality series about life in Appalachia, two mountain men head into the woods to make moonshine, and put their Continue Reading

Laugh, Cry and Sing With TV This Week

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 16:14
MONDAY – 2 Broke Girls – CBS – 9PM Caroline is finally getting a little glamour back in her life! Caroline and Max get to be extras on a popular TV show that is shooting a scene in the diner. Caroline is offered a more substantial role that turns out to have strings attached.   TUESDAY – The Voice – FOX – 8PM Last night’s episode kicked off Part I of the Knockout Rounds, followed by Part II tonight. Last week, contestants had a chance for redemption; coaches could hit their Continue Reading

Calling all Moms for a Twitter Party!

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 12:07
In preparation for Mother’s Day this year, we’re joining forces with Girls’ Lunch Out for a Twitter Party on Monday, April 29th from 9 PM -10 PM ET. We will discuss everything from motherhood, TV and technology to gift ideas that are good for the whole family (and how to drop hints). It’ll be an hour of ‘me’ time and a fun way to prepare for the day that celebrates YOU! The perfect Mother’s Day gift that the entire family can enjoy, TiVo offers busy moms easy entertainment options that Continue Reading

Reality TV Auditions: Talented Kids From Around the World

Wed, 04/24/2013 - 13:33
In reality TV talent competitions, there is always a range of contestants. Some make you cringe while others are so talented that you must rewind and re-watch them over and over again.  Here are some of our favorite auditions that will make you say TGFT (Thank God For TiVo)!     Carly Rose singing on X Factor US Shuan Hern Lee playing piano on Australia’s Got Talent Jack Carroll showing his own comedy style on Britain’s Got Talent Jack Vidgen singing on Australia’s Got Talent James Hobley dancing on Britain’s Continue Reading

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

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