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Up All Night at the Parks & Rec Office?

Thu, 09/27/2012 - 06:38
Thursday night comedy on NBC officially commenced last week with season premieres of SNL Weekend Update Thursday, Up All Night, The Office (in its 9th and final season) and Parks and Recreation. The SNL special will air live again this week and we’ll see the debut of 30 Rock’s final, shortened season on October 4th. Did you watch the premieres last week? Read our recaps below! SNL Weekend Update Thursday kicked the night off with the first of two live specials that are designed to give the folks at SNL Continue Reading

Fall TV is back! Do you remember how your favorite shows left off?

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 17:16
Fall TV is finally back! Here are a few season premieres we can’t wait for! CAUTION: spoiler alert! “Modern Family” – Wednesday, September 26th – 9PM EST – ABC The season finale had a lot of conflict jam packed into a 22-minute episode. Mitch and Cam can’t adopt a baby, Haley is going to college and Gloria is pregnant. Last season had a lot of heartwarming moments, especially with characters Luke and Manny – each have their key comedic moments but never really had the chance previously to show their Continue Reading

TiVo Top Moments from the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:54
This year’s Emmy winners were mostly predictable with Modern Family nabbing an award in nearly every comedy category and The Daily Show winning for variety series for the 10th consecutive year. The biggest surprises came from newcomer Homeland, who not only took home best drama series (ending Mad Men’s four-year hot streak for the award), but who’s stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis ran away with best actress and actor in a drama series as well. But we all know the best part about awards shows like this, are usually the bits, introductions, and flubs that Continue Reading

TV This Week – 9/17

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 18:14
MONDAY – “Bones” (Season Premiere) – 8PM – FOX Brennan has been on the run from the FBI for the past three months. Tonight, she returns in a blond disguise to the Jeffersonian lab to prove her innocence. Thanks to the first trailers released for the Bones Season 8 premiere, “The Future in the Past,” we can also expect a Booth and Brennan reunion. An added bonus – new theme song and opening credits!     TUESDAY – “20/20: Best in TV Special” – 9PM – ABC People magazine and Continue Reading

The Voice Factor

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:00
The 2012 reality singing competition showdown officially kicked off this week with the premieres of NBC’s The Voice and FOX’s The X Factor. Both shows begin their seasons with lengthy audition rounds before selecting the top contenders to compete in front of America for a chance at the big prize and bragging rights. Both shows also include a panel of four judges that coach/mentor the artists (and bicker among themselves) throughout the competition. And both judging panels include a blond Pop Princess who kissed Madonna onstage during the 2003 MTV Continue Reading

TV This Week 9/10

Tue, 09/11/2012 - 15:19
MONDAY – “The New Normal” (Series Premiere) – 10PM – NBC With this exclusive fall preview comes a heartwarming comedy from “Glee” & “Nip/Tuck” creator Ryan Murphy. “The New Normal” stars Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon) and Justin Bartha (The Hangover, National Treasure) as a couple that seeks a beautiful young woman to be their surrogate mother. Although this may sound like a concept that has been done before, we think that Ryan Murphy’s witty, writing style will offer a new twist and charming characters.   TUESDAY – “Sons Continue Reading

Top 5 New Shows to Keep Your Eye On

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 14:58
Mondays – “Revolution” – NBC – 10PM ET  Revolution is about a post apocalyptic  in which the modern day world faces the challenge of developing a new civilization, produced by JJ Abrams and directed by Jon Favreau who did “Iron Man.” If that’s not enough, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) from “Breaking Bad” plays a gangster leader that rides a horse and carries a machete. This show has the potential to be the new “Lost” or “Heroes.”      Tuesdays  - “The Mindy Project” – FOX – 8:30PM ET  Comedian Mindy Kaling, better known Continue Reading

Major Networks and Major Stars All Stand Up To Cancer Tonight

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 16:53
Tonight four major networks (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) and various cable outlets (e.g., E!, HBO, Showtime, TBS and VH1) will come together to air the third primetime fundraising event for Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C).  The event will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and air simultaneously and commercial-free on all participating channels. Executive Produced by Gwenyth Paltrow, the event promises to be star-studded, including appearances by: Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Jessica Biel, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Tom Continue Reading

Introducing the TiVo Stream!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 13:11
We’re excited to announce the new TiVo Stream! You can watch your favorite recorded shows on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. The TiVo Stream works two ways – stream recorded shows anywhere in your home, or load up your shows to take with you on the go!  “Finally, consumers can have the flexibility they have long demanded by enjoying their favorite entertainment content anywhere – be it at home, in the air, or on-the-road,” said Jim Denney, GM and VP of Product Marketing for TiVo Inc. “With the launch of TiVo Continue Reading

TV This Week 9/3

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 15:42
TUESDAY – “Hell’s Kitchen” – Fox Justin, Dana and Christina are the only three that remain and one of these northeastern talents will receive the opportunity of the lifetime as new Head Chef for Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Casino in Las Vegas. Tune in tonight to find out who the last two standing will be in Part 1 of the season finale.   WEDNESDAY – “Top Chef Masters” – Bravo Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard makes a guest appearance as a critic/intimidation factor. Chris, Kerry, Lorena, Patricia and Takashi Continue Reading

Top 11 things to know for the “Breaking Bad” Season Finale

Thu, 08/30/2012 - 08:47
Walter White has officially broken bad; there truly is no redemption value for this character. Walt loves every second of it, and it seems as though this is the first time in his life he truly feels completely in charge. Here is a spoiler filled list with the top 11 things you need to know before watching the Season 5, Part 1 finale of “Breaking Bad” airing this Sunday on AMC at 10PM EST. WARNING: Spoilers Ahead. Lots and Lots of Spoilers. 11. Gus Fring is very much dead. Half Continue Reading

TV This Week! 8/27

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 17:57
MONDAY – Grimm – NBC The third episode of the second season can finally be watched in peace. We recommend that you devote your Monday’s to this new murder mystery. It is sure to become a powerhouse show for the network until their fall lineup launches off. TUESDAY – Abby & Brittany – TLC This is a two part series that will have you thinking and warm your heart. The story of the conjoined twins, Abby and Brittany, continues as we see them in the last phase of their college Continue Reading

Top 5 TV shows on Netflix Instant

Fri, 08/24/2012 - 17:04
Fall premieres are just around the corner and while we are ecstatic for more New Girl and 30 Rock, we also realize this means the suspense of waiting seven days before finding out what happens next in the shows each week. Nothing beats watching a TV show on Netflix and avoiding cliffhangers all together. Check out our top 5 picks for Netflix Instant!   24  Watch Jack Bauer save the day in real-time format, doing everything from stopping bombs and viruses to preventing President assassinations. Oh, and did we mention he Continue Reading

Netflix Instant: A Comedy Gold Mine!

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 16:32
Our friends at Netflix always have a great repertoire of films for every demographic, but we’d like to share a few of our favorite hidden gems that often go overlooked, especially within comedy. Here are five hilarious films you probably didn’t know were on Netflix Instant. This Is Spinal Tap (1984) “Quite Exciting this Computer Magic Is” –Viv Savag We’ve all seen this movie and, if you’re like us,  most likely attempt to quote it at any and every given opportunity. But, the fact that we have access to it Continue Reading

TV This Week – 8-20

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 16:37
August ends with a week of premieres and finales, as summer shows end and major fall shows begin. Here are the four top picks to check out this week. MONDAY “The Inbetweeners” (Series Premiere) – MTV – 10:30PM EST From the creators of the original British series comes an American adaptation of “The Inbetweeners” developed by one of the head writers of “Arrested Development.”  It seems that the show will stay true to the original, but could also become the male version of the HBO show “Girls.” The UK version Continue Reading

TiVo’s Fix For Jobless Veterans

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:22
TiVo’s Fix For Jobless Veterans Many companies have college interns. Why not for men and women back from combat? By TOM ROGERS AND TOM WOLZIEN They are everywhere, but we don’t usually see them—the nearly 300,000 of the 2.4 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who are without work. That’s a 12% unemployment rate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As a veteran recently told us, “It’s like people say, ‘Thank you for your service . . . but don’t ask me for a job.’” They Continue Reading

TiVo’s Top Twenty-five Primetime XXX Summer Olympic Moments

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 18:17
From parachuting royalty to the flying squirrel, for seventeen days the XXX London Summer Olympics captivated audiences from air, water and land.  Here are the twenty-five TiVo Top Moments from this year’s games (with links to online videos where available – just click the number link after each description in the Event column – and please let us know if you find a link for #12!): Top Ten Date Time Event 1 27-Jul-12  8:25:33 PM Queen Elizabeth and James Bond (Daniel Craig) parachute into the Olympic Arena during the Opening Continue Reading

Summer Nights are Looking Grimm

Wed, 08/15/2012 - 13:13
With two weeks still to go before Labor Day, it seems that summer is starting to wind down and fall is creeping in. Sam Adams seasonal Octoberfest has replaced Summer Ale on tap, pumpkin-flavored coffees and cakes are hitting store shelves, and NBC has already kicked off their fall television season with the premiere of Grimm, which aired Monday night. After a storybook recap of season 1, the premiere picked up just where the finale left off in May: Nick fighting Kimora (the man he believes to have murdered his Continue Reading

TV This Week! – 8/13 – 8/17 (Shark Week Edition)

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 16:54
Now that The Olympics are finally over, audiences can prepare for the other biggest TV event of the summer, Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week.” It’s the 25th anniversary of the most anticipated week in television and we’re about 99.9% positive it’s going to take a bite out of our productivity! Here are TiVo’s top 5 shows to look out for. (As well as a special look at the series finale of TNT’s “The Closer”).     MONDAY – “The Closer” (Series Finale) – TNT – 9PM Transitioning directly into the spin Continue Reading

TiVo Olympic Coverage – Top Moments – August 12, 2012

Mon, 08/13/2012 - 06:48
After seventeen days and 962 medals, the Games of the XXX Summer Olympiad came to a festive end last night. London extinguished the massive Olympic cauldron, sending the burning torch on to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 XXXI Summer Games. But before the traditional passing of the torch, a massive party took place in London’s Olympic Stadium where 80,000 fans danced and sang along with a host of British stars. As NBC’s final telecast of the games was broadcast to the Yanks in the states, what were the TiVo Continue Reading

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