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  • NewsNet, a FREE 24/7 OTA Cord Cutting News Network, Is Now Streaming on Roku, Fire TV, & Apple TV

    Love 24-hour news without an agenda? NewsNet is a 100% free with an antenna news network in 18 markets and streaming free online around the nation. Now you can also watch the 24/7 news network for free on Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TVs. When NewsNet first launched, the team behind the service said, “After its launch in early 2019, NewsNet will be available over-the-air on affiliates across the country. If you live in a community with a NewsNet affiliate, all you’ll need to receive our 24/7 news programming for free is a TV antenna!” NewsNet is also available live...
  • Woke ‘Walker, Texas Ranger’ Rebooted With ‘Gay, Conservative’ Character

    02/20/2020 1:14:26 PM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    www.newsbusters.org ^ | | February 20, 2020 12:22 PM EST | By Alexa Moutevelis
    Fans of the beloved old CBS show Walker, Texas Ranger will be sorely disappointed to hear it will be getting the CW treatment in its reboot. In addition to Walker getting a new female partner, media reported on Wednesday that he will have a “gay, conservative younger brother.” The new series will be titled simply Walker and star Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) who will also executive produce. The original, which starred Chuck Norris as Texas Ranger Cordell Walker and aired eight seasons from 1993-2001, was a wholesome, moral show about good vs. evil and roundhouse kicks. With the show, movie actor...
  • BBC to Partner with Greta Thunberg for (Another) TV Climate Series

    02/10/2020 8:37:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/10/2020 | Simon Kent
    BBC Studios’ Science Unit announced Monday it is working on a new series fronted by Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg in an effort to both tell her life story and chronicle her global travels. It is the second media production focusing on Thunberg announced in the past two months alone.
  • The Simpsons Fans Convinced Cartoon Predicted Coronavirus in 1993 And No One Can Cope

    02/01/2020 12:03:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Metro ^ | Friday 31 Jan 2020 | Rishma Dosani
    The Simpsons fans are convinced that the show predicted Coronavirus, and no one can deal. Yes, seriously. The news has been filled with news of the virus spreading around the world, with more than 200 people dying in China over the outbreak – and patients now being treated in the UK. And some fans on social media have suggested that the Simpsons creator Matt Groening predicted this all the way back in the 1990s. If you cast your mind back to Marge In Chains, from 1993, everyone in Springfield gets on the juicing hype, and get about ordering fancy blenders....
  • Tina Fey, Amy Poehler to replace Ricky Gervais as Golden Globes hosts

    01/12/2020 12:10:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, January 12, 2020 | Lynn Elber - Associated Press
    PASADENA, Calif. — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will share host duties for the Golden Globes ceremony in 2021. Poehler herself shared the announcement at a TV critics meeting Saturday, just a week after the ceremony aired with Ricky Gervais as host. “There are no two funnier people anywhere,” said Poehler, who introduced herself with the name of an NBC publicist who was to have opened the network’s daylong presentation about its programming. A tongue-in-cheek Poehler said the network was glad the pair found time in their busy schedules to take on the Globes. They have hosted three times before....
  • Brazilian judge orders Netflix to stop streaming film portraying Jesus as a gay man

    01/09/2020 8:35:51 AM PST · by steveben · 5 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Jan. 9, 2020 | Viral Mag Team
    Brazilian judge orders Netflix to stop streaming film portraying Jesus as a gay man who introduces his 'boyfriend' to his family. Netflix has been ordered to remove a programme portraying Jesus as a gay man from its streaming service by a Brazilian judge. The film, titled “The First Temptation of Christ,” premiered on Netflix Brazil on Dec. 3 and has since sparked a ton of controversy online for its satire that paints Jesus as a closeted homosexual on Christmas. Bishop Joseph Strickland joined the many Catholic voices deriding the film on social media
  • Hollywood is directly marketing its most explicit content to kids, Parents Television Council president warns

    01/08/2020 7:25:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/08/2020 | Samuel Smith
    Although the nation’s leading nonpartisan family television watchdog group has good reason to be optimistic heading into 2020, there's also cause for concern for families looking to protect their children from seeing explicit content. Over the course of the last few years, there has been a "dramatic change" in Hollywood. According to the Parents Television Council, it’s been a very “dangerous turn.” “Instead of children just being collateral damage in the way of whatever explicit content they want to deliver to adults, Hollywood now seems to be directly marketing some of the most explicit stuff to children,” PTC President Tim...
  • NFL Ratings Increase for Second Straight Year

    01/02/2020 6:04:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/02/2020 | Lillian Rizzo
    Ratings for National Football League games rose 5% in 2019, making it the most-watched season since 2016, the league said. During the 2019 regular season, an average of 16.5 million people tuned in to watch NFL games, according to Nielsen data cited by the league. This is the second straight season of viewership growth for the NFL, after it lost a chunk of viewers in 2017.
  • Barack Obama Lists Best Books And Movies Of 2019

    12/30/2019 10:51:21 AM PST · by steveben · 49 replies
    Viral Mag ^ | Dec. 30, 2019 | Viral Mag Team
    With 2019 coming to a close, everyone is listing their entertainment highlights of the year, but one of the most auspicious lists is this one posted by former US President Barack Obama
  • Google YouTube TV (Vanity/REVIEW)

    12/27/2019 2:20:09 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 81 replies
    12/27/2019 | R2
    I live out in the country. My TV options suck. No cable and only Dish Network or DirecTV (AT&T). And my internet options sucked even bigger. Satellite service with maybe 25 mbps. Monthly costs were about $130.00. Each. Over $260.00 a month for low rate TV and internet.But finally! My electric company finally got Fiber internet service available. Unlimited data with plans from 25 - 50 - 75 - 150 - 300 - even more mbps. So now I'm satellite free and ecstatic. I picked the 150 mbps plan at $80.00 per month.But now, what about TV? There's no cable, but...
  • Actor Adam Driver Walks Out of NPR ‘Fresh Air’ Interview Over ‘Marriage Story’ Clip

    12/17/2019 12:41:41 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Dec 2019 | Maxwell Tani
    In the midst of promoting three of his latest starring turns, Adam Driver sat for an interview with NPR’s highly influential talk show Fresh Air. But listeners will never hear it. Sources at NPR told The Daily Beast that Driver walked out of an interview earlier this month with Fresh Air host Terry Gross after expressing displeasure at the idea of listening to a clip of himself singing “Being Alive” from the musical Company. Driver’s character sings the song late in Noah Baumbach’s new Netflix film Marriage Story. According to one source, Gross’ team was aware that Driver prefers not...
  • Entire 'Days of Our Lives' Cast Released From Contracts

    11/12/2019 2:51:45 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 79 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/12/2019 | Rick Porter
    The long-running daytime soap's future is in flux, though it will continue airing for the remainder of the current season. The future of NBC's daytime soap Days of Our Lives is in doubt after the entire cast was released from their contracts. The 55-year-old drama — the longest-running entertainment show in NBC's history — will go on an indefinite hiatus at the end of November, although enough episodes have been banked to play out the rest of the 2019-20 season. NBC and Sony Pictures TV, which distributes the show, declined comment. Calls to producer Corday Productions were not returned. Corday,...
  • Nobody Knows What Television Is Anymore (long but good read)

    11/07/2019 4:35:14 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 62 replies
    Reason ^ | Nov 2019 | Steven Suderman
    I have a confession to make. It's 2019, and I don't know what television is anymore. Oh, sure, I know what a television—the physical object, the thing you order from Amazon after checking it out at Best Buy—is. I am even reasonably comfortable with the notion of shows or series, those half-hour and one-hour productions that come in sequential, chapter-like installments, much like they did 30 or 40 years ago when a handful of broadcast networks ruled the airwaves and pay cable channels such as HBO and Cinemax were still niche services for well-off movie nuts and people too embarrassed...
  • GLAAD Report Reveals LGBTQ TV Representation At All-Time High

    11/07/2019 8:44:10 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 7, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    GLAAD has released its “Where We Are On TV” report which breaks down the overall diversity of primetime scripted series regulars on broadcast networks and assesses the number of LGBTQ characters on cable networks and streaming platforms. This year, there is more good news than bad. “Where We Are On TV” showed that the needle has moved to an all-time high when it comes to LGBTQ series regulars. There was also a significant increase in racial diversity of LGBTQ characters on broadcast and cable — but there was a decrease in streaming. On top of that, for the first time...
  • Violence, profanity on the rise in kids' TV shows, study finds

    10/19/2019 5:23:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2019 | Christopher Vondracek
    Kids’ television shows aren’t what they used to be, an entertainment watchdog group says in a new report that notes a dramatic rise in violence and profanity in programs rated TV-PG. In TV programs sharing a comparable rating to Disney films, words such as “suck/blow,” “hell/damn” and “bitch” and voyeur-style violence are appearing increasingly, the Parents Television Council says in a study released Tuesday. The study compared 2017-2018 sweeps episodes rated TV-PG (appropriate for children with parental guidance) with similar programming from a decade earlier. It found that violence and foul language have crept into family programming without any resistance...
  • Setting-up limited TV access for family

    10/07/2019 3:26:53 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 40 replies
    Till now our traditional Catholic household has always enjoyed life free of television except occasional DVD viewing. With a new elderly member of the household, with reluctance we are considering setting up limited, low budget, low tech, due to privacy concerns (no Alexia nor two way TV with camera nor google for example) television platform for the member's viewing. The venue sought is very limited at most: news, sports, weather, nature, and occasional clean family-oriented made-for-tv series and movies and documentaries. We wish to not pay for nor deal with bundles of shows that are objectionable or otherwise will not...
  • MTV's "LipLocked" - Peak TV Degeneracy? Time For The Giant Asteroid (big groan)

    09/09/2019 7:42:43 AM PDT · by gaijin · 23 replies
    MTV ^ | Sept 8th, 2019 | me
    On MTV’s newest series, ’Lip Locked,’ the premise is simple: Can the chemistry between couples be tested by seeing if they can identify a loved one from a lineup based solely on a kiss..?"Whether they’re dating, besties, or even in the friend zone, this test won’t be easy for ANYONE!"-blares the show's carnival-barking promoters. Meh, simple enough, not really evil from just that, maybe. But there's more: The male contestant to be tested is GAY, and not just a faint whiff of Liberace, either. And the unknown ringer girls (?) to be kissed are all from different ethnicities. The kisses?...
  • Sinclair Teams Up With Weather Channel’s Parent Company In Deal(abbr.)

    08/26/2019 5:14:06 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Ad Week ^ | Aug. 23, 2019 | A.J. Katz
    Local broadcast station juggernaut Sinclair has officially completed a $10.6 billion deal to acquire 21 regional Fox Sports networks that Disney had previously absorbed in the landmark $71.3 billion deal it struck with 21st Century Fox on March 20. After making the adjustment for minority interests, Sinclair is saying that the final purchase price for the RSNs is $9.6 billion.
  • Catherine the Great: Helen Mirren Stuns in a Regal First Look at HBO's Historical Drama

    07/24/2019 10:35:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 48 replies
    Pop Sugar ^ | July 23, 2019 | Quinn Keaney
    The first glimpse of the upcoming limited series shows us Mirren as the legendary monarch, who was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, making her the country's longest-ruling female leader. The series will show us Catherine toward the end of her rule in the 18th century, when she begins a steamy relationship with Grigory Potemkin (Jason Clarke), a military leader. "When I was young I dreamed of freedom, I dreamed of breaking chains," Catherine can be heard saying in the trailer. "But as you get older, your choices narrow. So instead I gave us an empire, but I knew...
  • NY Times: Abortions ‘Unapologetically’ on TV ‘at Record Levels’

    07/19/2019 7:42:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mrcNEWSBUSTERS ^ | July 19, 2019 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Last month at CAA Amplify, an annual conference to promote diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry, President and CEO of National Women’s Law Center and Co-Founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund Fatima Goss Graves issued what was described as “a demand and a plea” for more abortion scenes onscreen in light of new pro-life laws because “[t]he stories on abortion do not match our reality.” Clearly Graves hasn’t been paying attention if she's not seeing Hollywood's pro-abortion advocacy. No less than the New York Times disputed her contention. On Thursday, Cara Buckley reported for The Gray Lady,...