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TV This Week! What you should watch to end 2012 and start 2013!

Mon, 12/31/2012 - 08:45
MONDAY – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2013 – ABC – 10PM Live from Times Square, Ryan Seacrest hosts the most popular New Years Bash in the world. Musical headliners for the night will include Carly Rae Jepsen, Neon Trees, Taylor Swift and “Gangnam Style” singer, Psy. Pop star Fergie will also report live from Hollywood which will include performances from Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Karmin, OneRepublic, Flo Rida and Brandy.    TUESDAY – 2013 Rose Bowl (Wisconsin vs. Stanford) – ESPN – 5PM Live from Pasadena, Continue Reading

New Shows For The New Year

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:48
It’s almost the New Year and that means it’s time to start making resolutions. Start them off by promising to watch this list of new shows premiering in 2013! “Deception” – NBC – January 7th The death of a rich socialite, Vivian Bowers, appears to be nothing more than a drug overdose. Vivian’s best friend from years ago, Joanna Locasto, is now a detective. She shows up at Vivian’s funeral and uncovers secrets that reveal mysterious circumstances behind her death. We’re hooked already.     “1600 Penn” – NBC – Continue Reading

Italian. It’s What’s For TV Dinner!

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 12:47
Who’s up for Italian tonight? If you’re thinking that is code for pepperoni pizza or a plate of spaghetti at your neighborhood Italian joint, you’re wrong. It’s okay, we love those dishes too, but it’s time to branch out and see what else Italian food has to offer. That is where we come in! Lidia’s Italy with Lidia Bastianich, Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito and Everyday Italian with Giada De Laurentiis are shows that will get you questioning if you’re part Italian too. Lidia Bastianich shares recipes from all regions of Italy from Abruzzo to Veneto, Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/24

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:52
MONDAY – 24 Hours of “A Christmas Story” – TBS – 8PM We “triple dog dare you” to tune into the 24 hour marathon of the American classic, “A Christmas Story.” Ring in Christmas Eve right by spending time with the Parker family. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the beloved marathon; audiences have 12 chances to TiVo this exciting event.         TUESDAY – “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (Animated/Live Action) – ABC – 8PM  A back-to-back event to celebrate an extravagant “Grinchmas”! Catch the animated Continue Reading

Oh What Fun It Is To See These Old Favorites On TV!

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 12:48
Watch these old episodes of Christmas past to get in the holiday spirit. Seinfeld- “The Strike” This episode of Seinfeld is full of bizarre problems, which is nothing new. Jerry has an ever changing girlfriend who appears to be a different woman in different lighting, Kramer is on an unsuccessful strike at H&H bagels, and Elaine’s quest to get a free sub at a local deli is lost when she accidentally gives away her punch card. But the main point of this holiday episode of Seinfeld is to highlight Festivus, Continue Reading

Going, Going, Gone! Saying goodbye to some of our favorites…

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 14:04
The 2012-2013 season has us saying goodbye to many of our favorite television series, but did any of us think goodbye would come so soon? This week kicked off the fond farewells with Monday night’s series finale of Gossip Girl. In case you haven’t watched, we won’t divulge exactly how or where our favorite East Siders end up, but the one SPOILER we will give is to warn you to be prepared…after all these years of Gossip, we finally find out who “she” is. You know you love her, XoXo! Continue Reading

TiVo Gets Musical With Spotify

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 07:46
TiVo is enhancing its customizable entertainment experience with the introduction of Spotify. The leading streaming music service is now available to TiVo Premiere customers in the US. This addition reflects TiVo’s efforts to provide customers with the best of TV, movies and music all in one device.   To access this new feature, TiVo customers can sign-in on their TV with existing Spotify Premium accounts. From there they will be able to listen to current playlists, create new playlists, browse playlists, albums and artists, search for related artists and stream Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/17

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:50
MONDAY – How I Met Your Mother – CBS – 8PM As Christmas nears, Barney considers proposing to Patrice. Ted debates whether or not to tell Robin. Meanwhile, a Buffy The Vampire Slayer reunion takes place when Marshall and Lily run into an acquaintance from college played by Alyson Hannigan’s former Buffy castmate, Seth Green. Peter Gallagher also guest stars as Ted’s former architecture professor. HIMYM and Buffy fans alike won’t want to miss this special one-hour holiday episode.   TUESDAY – The Voice Live Finale – NBC – 9PM Continue Reading

Do TV Promo Commercials Actually Work?

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 10:26
TiVo Research and Analytics, Inc. (TRA) wanted to see if commercials promoting new TV shows actually result in people watching the show. The findings are surprising: A large-reach promotional campaign before a show’s premiere does not guarantee success with viewers. How do we know? First, TRA ranked the 2012 Fall TV shows based on the audience reach of their promotional campaigns six weeks before they started. A month after the show started, each show was given a Promo Conversion score, which is calculated by determining if a viewer watched three Continue Reading

Recognize These “New” TV Faces From Past Places?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 12:38
Have you been watching new shows this fall and seeing some familiar faces? This season’s lineup has been filled with actors who starred in popular TV series from the past. We have all the details on their roles then and now. Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere Britton is known for her roles as Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights and Vivien Harmon on the first season of American Horror Story, while Panettiere’s claim to fame is the cheerleader everyone tried to save on Heroes. This season both actresses made the move Continue Reading

AOL On App Now on TiVo Interface

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 14:32
Early this fall, we informed you that we would be teaming up with The AOL On Network to bring quality video content from on.aol.com straight to your TiVo Premiere; as of today, TiVo Premiere DVR owners can stay current with entertainment, technology, news and culture through the AOL On app found on TiVo’s interface. This app brings videos from a range of premium content partners including Reuters, Entertainment Tonight, Gourmet TV and BBC and so many others! You can watch current event videos from the most trusted sources on your Continue Reading

TiVo Donating $25,000 to the Tim Tebow Foundation After Reaching 25,000 new Likes

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 12:09
TiVo is officially donating $25,000 to the Tim Tebow Foundation after surpassing 25,000 new Likes on the TiVo Facebook page since launching a Like-to-Donate campaign on November 14, in honor of new spokesperson, Tim Tebow. Less than a month ago, we pledged to donate $1 to the Tim Tebow Foundation for every new Facebook Like we received. Today, we are happy to say that we have reached our final goal and are donating $25,000 to assist children in need. Thank you to all the fans for helping us achieve this amazing feat in such a short amount Continue Reading

For the Love of TiVo On Instagram

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 12:32
The TiVo guy with the smile that never fades, our iconic remote with the colorful buttons, the ability to pause your favorite scenes to make a meme or two; these are some of the things that TiVo users have grown to love about us. With Instagram’s ability to capture any moment and share it instantly, our fans have found yet another way to outwardly express this love and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Whether your picture is for a good chuckle or to warm the heart, we want Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 12/3

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:49
MONDAY – Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas – NBC– 10PM ‘Tis the season for holiday specials and this one is the first of its kind. The music special will air directly after “The Voice” and will celebrate the popular judge’s favorite songs. Guests include Christina Aguilera, Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson, Jay Leno and most importantly, his spouse, Miranda Lambert. As an added bonus, Shelton will be singing a duet with his songwriter mother, Dorothy Shackleford.   TUESDAY – Sons of Anarchy (Season Finale) – FX – 10PM The fifth Continue Reading

TiVo Celebrates the Holidays With Christmas In The Park

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 12:34
       It’s finally the holiday season! Yesterday, our TiVo elves were hard at work, excited to do their part. Wrapping boxes and making decorations, they were preparing to decorate our tree at this year’s Christmas in the Park celebration in Downtown San José at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez on Market St. Each year, local businesses and community members make a contribution to ensure that the show goes on, with a 60-foot Community Giving Tree and a forest of well-lit trees exuding holiday spirit and joy. This year, TiVo Continue Reading

TiVo’s Greg DePalma Shares: A Day in the Life of a Video Everywhere Commuter

Wed, 11/28/2012 - 11:05
It’s Tuesday morning. I stand on the platform next to a herd of commuters as the 6:45 Metro North train rolls in. Like most commuters, I have a routine. I take the 6:45 am train into New York and the 6:11 pm home to Connecticut. I always grab the first available aisle seat, boot up my iPad, plug in my headphones, and open the TiVo app.   As I peruse my TiVo playlist, the conductor’s announces over the PA, “this is your 6:45 local express to New York.” I smile Continue Reading

Schmidt Happens

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:42
It all started in the pilot with his first donation to the “douchebag jar,” but who really knew that one of the best parts about a show called New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel – who also sings the theme song about…herself – would be a guy named Schmidt. He has had bit parts on TV for more than 10 years and some extended story arcs in popular series like Greek and Ugly Betty. As recurring character Leo, fans of Veronica Mars probably recognized his talent years ago. But these days, Continue Reading

TV This Week! What to watch week of 11/26

Mon, 11/26/2012 - 16:02
MONDAY – Cake Boss: The Next Great Baker (Season Premiere) – TLC– 9PM The third season kicks off with the assignment of baking a fiesta themed cake for the wedding of “Saved By The Bell” star Mario Lopez. The Season Premiere of the original “Cake Boss” will follow at 10:30PM.   TUESDAY – Leverage (Mid-Season Premiere) – TNT – 10PM  The underrated heist drama returns to TV to finish off what it started. This time around, the crew of thieves will be taking down a department store. Although the crew Continue Reading

Gather ‘Round The TV, It’s Time for Marathons and Leftovers

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 09:00
It’s the Friday after Thanksgiving and that means one thing: leftovers. It also means sitting in front of your TV with those leftovers and watching a marathon of your favorite shows. This Thanksgiving break there is a TV marathon for everyone in the family. So grab a plate, fill it up with your Thanksgiving favorites (again) and we’ll see you on the couch. Say Yes to the Dress Marathon – Nov. 23 from 12pm-8pm on TLC. Episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids. Continue Reading

Some Old Favorites For Thanksgiving Day

Wed, 11/21/2012 - 10:00
The Thanksgiving season is the time that you spend with the ones you love most and remember everything you have to be thankful for. Friends got it half right. The gang spends the time together, but instead of remembering happy times, the season five episode, “The One with the Thanksgiving Flashbacks,” is a compilation of everyone’s worst memories from past Thanksgiving celebrations. Obviously, it’s a hilarious mix of events including the time when Chandler got his toe cut off while Monica was trying to seduce him. But even the worst of times Continue Reading

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