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Cable Conversion

Wed, 07/25/2012 - 16:53
During the past few months there have been a host of new series debuting on cable.  From the TNT remake of Dallas to the much ballyhooed return of, coincidentally, the king of Bally’s, Charlie Sheen, in Anger Management.  I tally twenty new series in all. Of course, that total does not include every new cable series.  Let me apologize upfront to some niche cable networks: you debut series more often than American Idol announces judges.  For the purposes of this analysis, I’ve limited my scope to the top rated new Continue Reading

TV This Week! 7/23

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 17:46
Summertime is mistakenly one of the most underrated seasons in the TV year. Even though we know it’s coming, the summer hiatus from our favorite shows still hurts just as much every year. Our cure? Take the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and start watching some great new shows! Since we know you’re busy relaxing on the beach, laying out by the pool, or thrusting yourself in and out of the backyard sprinkler,  we’ve taken your TV watching needs into our hands (or should we say remotes?!). Continue Reading

90s Shows You Should Be Recording! Part 1 of 2

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 18:45
The 90s – this was the era of television that was simultaneously so cheesy, so controversial, and so groundbreaking. It is an era of TV that will live on forever in our hearts. From sitcom episodes that involved main characters rebeling against some type of authority, tamagotchis, “Harold and Maude” like relationships, cartoons with innocent political undertones, and most of all, a kid that had his head shaped like a football whose couch came out of his wall with the push of a button, this decade had it all. Here Continue Reading

And the Emmy [Nomination] Goes to…

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:31
The nominations are in! Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington announced the 2012 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees live from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, CA, this morning, kicking off the race to the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in September. HBO once again led the pack with 81 total nominations, followed by CBS (60 nominations) and PBS (58 nominations). This year’s list of nominees included newcomers and critical favorites, such as HBO’s GIRLS and Veep and Showtime’s Homeland, and saw Downton Abbey move from the miniseries Continue Reading

Breaking Bad – (Mostly) Spoiler Free Recap

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 14:50
The best show on TV returned with a bang and promises us more drama. AMC struck gold with the premiere of “Breaking Bad,” getting a record breaking 2.9 million viewers, which is the highest the show has ever received. Brilliantly using the narrative device of a “flash-forward,” Creator Vince Gilligan opens season five of “Breaking Bad” with a grizzly and Hipster looking Walter on his 52nd birthday at a Denny’s.  One of the most replayed moments on TiVo was when Walt opens the trunk of an old car and there Continue Reading

Breaking Bad – Season 5 Premiere Expectations

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 16:47
“I AM THE DANGER” – Walter White.  After a jaw dropping season finale of AMC’s hit show Breaking Bad last October, we’ve spent the past few months re-living the first three seasons on Netflix instant, trying to assuage our withdrawal (no pun intended). Breaking Bad is finally making its epic Season 5 comeback this Sunday, July 15th. Creator Vince Gilligan and actors have said that this is going to be the craziest season that they have delivered thus far. There are only 16 episodes left and with its fresh, witty Continue Reading

Anger Management

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 08:35
Charlie Sheen is at it again! After being kicked off of his own hit show Two and a Half Men, Charlie took his anger issues all across the country on his infamous Torpedo Tour.  Screaming profanities and munching on Twizzlers in front of a live audience could only hold its appeal for so long before Sheen fans began to crave something more… relatable. Charlie may be an angry, self-proclaimed “battling warlock,” but he sure knows how to turn his shortcomings into charm on the TV screen. His newest sitcom on FX, Anger Management, Continue Reading

Happy 4th of July!

Tue, 07/03/2012 - 13:28
After an afternoon of grilling, we’ve got two great ways for you to sit back, relax, and celebrate Independence Day with TiVo. First, queue up an amazing fireworks display right in your living room! We’ve searched through dozens of videos and found a fireworks display for your viewing pleasure. To watch, keep an eye out and visit the fireworks call-out in the TiVo menus. Then, spend some time pondering America’s history with the TiVo 4th of July Collection. We’ve got everything covered from documentaries and presidential biopics to classic movies Continue Reading

Just in time for the fourth: Grill it!

Fri, 06/29/2012 - 17:13
Fourth of July is right around the corner and we don’t know about you, but we’re going to start celebrating this weekend by getting the grill going. Where to begin? Queue up Hulu on your TiVo box and start watching every mouth-watering episode of Grill it! With Bobby Flay . You’re sure to please a crowd with these summery, finger-lickin’ recipes. Grill it! With Bobby Flay won an Emmy for Best Culinary Program in 2009 and if anyone needs more proof that this is a great grilling source, tell them Continue Reading

Vampires vs. Aliens (True Blood & Falling Skies – which to Season Pass; which to watch live?)

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 16:52
The start of the summer has included the return of two fan favorites, HBO’s True Blood and TNT’s Falling Skies, and we could not be more excited for what’s in store.  **SPOILER ALERT** Waiting nine long months for the return of True Blood was painful, but the season opener and seeing Detective Stabler trade in his badge for fangs in episode 2 were well worth the wait. Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU) and fellow newcomer Christopher Heyerdahl (Sanctuary, The Twilight Saga) took on the difficult task of joining an Continue Reading

Extreme Makeover: TiVo Edition!

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 16:36
Not sure if you’ve noticed, but we’ve got a whole new look going on. No need to double check the URL, you’re in the right place – this is… (use your best TV announcer voice) the brand new Official TiVo Blog! We’ve organized it into four categories: Entertainment, Announcements, Audience Research, and Corporate News, so you can easily find the information your looking for and explore our archives. But wait, there’s more! Not only are we super excited to share with you this beautiful new blog, but we’ve also revamped Continue Reading

TiVo App for Android tablets has arrived!

Thu, 06/21/2012 - 11:57
The TiVo App for Android tablets is officially here! Now you can search, browse, explore and share comments about your favorite TV show or movie without interrupting what you’re already watching on your TiVo® DVR. Features of the App Include: Guide – Find what’s on in an instant by channel, date and time without interrupting [...]

Bunheads vs. Gilmore Girls

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 18:39
‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino premiered her latest, ‘Bunheads,’ on ABC Family this month (6/11), but it’s not just the creator and the network (where GG lives on in syndication) that these shows have in common…set your TiVo and take a closer look:Only two-episodes into ‘Bunheads,’ Sherman-Palladino’s penchant for pop culture references and Sorkin-esque fast-talking [...]

Bunheads vs. Gilmore Girls

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 10:00
‘Gilmore Girls’ creator Amy Sherman-Palladino premiered her latest, ‘Bunheads,’ on ABC Family this month (6/11), but it’s not just the creator and the network (where GG lives on in syndication) that these shows have in common…set your TiVo and take a closer look: Only two-episodes into ‘Bunheads,’ Sherman-Palladino’s penchant for pop culture references and Sorkin-esque fast-talking scenes are already apparent. And in addition to repeat matriarch Kelly Bishop, we’ve also spotted Gregg Henry (Mitchum Huntzberger) as a surfer bartender and heard that Chris Eigeman (Jason Stiles) and Rose Abdoo (Gypsy) Continue Reading

Father’s Day Face-Off – We have a winner!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 08:50
Drumroll please…and the winner of the “Father’s Day Face-Off” is… Mr. Phil Dunphy! We had an inkling when he blew all the other comedy Dads out of the water in the first round of the Father’s Day Face-Off, but who could predict that Mr. Dunphy would also leave cutthroat (literally) competitors Dexter Morgan and Eddard [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 22:39
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 12:59
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, [...]

Cinema Predictions

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:00
During the past year TiVo has been studying box office performances in relation to the fast-forward rates of movie spots – and the correlation between the two is undeniable. Fast-forward rate is simply the percent a spot is skipped during live plus seven days of time-shifted viewing. On average the fast-forward rates for movie spots, which are traditionally some of the most popular commercials on television, range from 12-17%. We first took notice of this correlation in September of 2011 when the latest “can’t miss” Sarah Jessica Parker film I Continue Reading

Father’s Day Face-Off: Final Four

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 09:00
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and our quest for the ultimate TV Dad continues! We’re in the final round of the “Father’s Day Face-Off,” a bracket of 16 TV Dads from our top-recorded shows — 8 comedies and 8 dramas — now voted down to the final four by our fans on Facebook [...]

Xfinity On Demand now available in the greater Boston area for TiVo and Comcast customers!

Wed, 06/06/2012 - 22:55
Great news! Following a successful rollout in the SF Bay Area, customers in the greater Boston area can now enjoy Xfinity® On Demand and everything you love from the web – all through the easy-to-use and innovative TiVo interface. TiVo and Comcast have joined forces to deliver Boston area Xfinity TV subscribers, access to all [...]

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