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Monday on TV – 12/11/17

Season Finale

  • Long Lost Family (#306-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • Scared Famous (#108) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • The Healer (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c

Season Premiere

  • Better Late Than Never (#201) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c

Specials/Sports

  • Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:15/7:15c (New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins)
  • The Bachelor – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Countdown to Arie” Special)

New

  • 9JKL (#JKL111) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • Cash Cab (#103/104) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • Christmas Cookie Challenge – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • Holiday Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • Ill Behaviour (#105) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • It Takes a Killer – Oxygen @ 11/10c
  • Kevin Can Wait (#KCW211) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • Love & Hip Hop (#807) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • Lucifer (#L-307) – FOX @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • Man v Food (#203/204) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • Man With a Plan (#MWP203) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • Marvel’s Runaways (#106) – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • MTV Floribama Shore (#104) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • RelationShep (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • Scorpion (#SCO411) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • Stove Tots – FYI @ 11/10c
  • Street Outlaws (#1003) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • Superior Donuts (#SD207) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • The Gifted (#GIF-110) – FOX @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • The Great Christmas Light Fight (#504/505) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • The Voice (#1323-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • Valor (#109) – The CW @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • Vanderpump Rules (#602) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • Vegas Cakes – Food Network @ 11/10c
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14202) – Bravo @ 11/10c

ABC

  • *New*The Great Christmas Light Fight (#504/505) @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *Special*The Bachelor @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Countdown to Arie” Special)

CBS

  • *New*Kevin Can Wait (#KCW211) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Man With a Plan (#MWP203) @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Superior Donuts (#SD207) @ 9/8c
  • *New*9JKL (#JKL111) @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Scorpion (#SCO411) @ 10/9c
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc

FOX

  • *New*Lucifer (#L-307) @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Gifted (#GIF-110) @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)

NBC

  • *New*The Voice (#1323-120) @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *Season Premiere*Better Late Than Never (#201) @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc

The CW

  • *New*Valor (#109) @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)

Bravo

  • *New*Vanderpump Rules (#602) @ 9/8c
  • *New*RelationShep (#102) @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14202) @ 11/10c

Discovery Channel

  • *New*Street Outlaws (#1003) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Cash Cab (#103/104) @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)

ESPN

  • *Sports*Monday Night Football @ 8:15/7:15c (New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins)

Food Network

  • *New*Holiday Baking Championship @ 9/8c
  • *New*Christmas Cookie Challenge @ 10/9c
  • *New*Vegas Cakes @ 11/10c

FYI

  • *New*Stove Tots @ 11/10c

Hulu

  • *New*Marvel’s Runaways (#106) @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc

MTV

  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#104) @ 10/9c

Oxygen

  • *New*It Takes a Killer @ 11/10c

Showtime

  • *New*Ill Behaviour (#105) @ 10:30/9:30c

TBS

  • *New*Conan @ 11/10c

TLC

  • *Season Finale*Long Lost Family (#306-120) @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*The Healer (#106) @ 10/9c

Travel Channel

  • *New*Man v Food (#203/204) @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)

VH1

  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#807) @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Scared Famous (#108) @ 9/8c

8:00/7:00c

  • *New*Kevin Can Wait (#KCW211) – CBS
  • *Season Finale*Long Lost Family (#306-120) – TLC (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#807) – VH1
  • *New*Lucifer (#L-307) – FOX (Fall Finale)
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN (8:15/7:15c – New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins)
  • *New*The Great Christmas Light Fight (#504/505) – ABC (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Voice (#1323-120) – NBC (2-Hour New Episode)

8:30/7:30c

  • *New*Man With a Plan (#MWP203) – CBS

9:00/8:00c

  • *New*Holiday Baking Championship – Food Network
  • *New*Man v Food (#203/204) – Travel Channel (2 New Episodes)
  • *Season Finale*Scared Famous (#108) – VH1
  • *New*Street Outlaws (#1003) – Discovery Channel
  • *New*Superior Donuts (#SD207) – CBS
  • *New*The Gifted (#GIF-110) – FOX (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Valor (#109) – The CW (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Vanderpump Rules (#602) – Bravo

9:30/8:30c

  • *New*9JKL (#JKL111) – CBS
  • *New*Man v Food (#203/204) – Travel Channel (2 New Episodes)

10:00/9:00c

  • *Season Premiere*Better Late Than Never (#201) – NBC (10:01/9:01c)
  • *New*Cash Cab (#103/104) – Discovery Channel (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Christmas Cookie Challenge – Food Network
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#104) – MTV
  • *New*RelationShep (#102) – Bravo
  • *New*Scorpion (#SCO411) – CBS
  • *Special*The Bachelor – ABC (1-Hour “Countdown to Arie” Special)
  • *Season Finale*The Healer (#106) – TLC

10:30/9:30c

  • *New*Cash Cab (#103/104) – Discovery Channel (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Ill Behaviour (#105) – Showtime

11:00/10:00c

  • *New*Conan – TBS
  • *New*It Takes a Killer – Oxygen
  • *New*Stove Tots – FYI
  • *New*Vegas Cakes – Food Network
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14202) – Bravo

11:30/10:30c

  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS (11:35/10:35c)
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC (11:34/10:34c)

12:30AM/11:30PMc

  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC (12:37AM/11:37PMc)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS (12:37AM/11:37PMc)

3:00AM/2:00AMc

  • *New*Marvel’s Runaways (#106) – Hulu (3:01AM/2:01AMc)

Full Schedule

  • *Season Finale*Long Lost Family (#306-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Scared Famous (#108) – VH1 @ 9/8c
  • *Season Finale*The Healer (#106) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *Season Premiere*Better Late Than Never (#201) – NBC @ 10:01/9:01c
  • *Sports*Monday Night Football – ESPN @ 8:15/7:15c (New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins)
  • *Special*The Bachelor – ABC @ 10/9c (1-Hour “Countdown to Arie” Special)
  • *New*9JKL (#JKL111) – CBS @ 9:30/8:30c
  • *New*Cash Cab (#103/104) – Discovery Channel @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Christmas Cookie Challenge – Food Network @ 10/9c
  • *New*Conan – TBS @ 11/10c
  • *New*Holiday Baking Championship – Food Network @ 9/8c
  • *New*Ill Behaviour (#105) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *New*It Takes a Killer – Oxygen @ 11/10c
  • *New*Kevin Can Wait (#KCW211) – CBS @ 8/7c
  • *New*Late Night with Seth Meyers – NBC @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*Love & Hip Hop (#807) – VH1 @ 8/7c
  • *New*Lucifer (#L-307) – FOX @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Man v Food (#203/204) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c & 9:30/8:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Man With a Plan (#MWP203) – CBS @ 8:30/7:30c
  • *New*Marvel’s Runaways (#106) – Hulu @ 3:01AM/2:01AMc
  • *New*MTV Floribama Shore (#104) – MTV @ 10/9c
  • *New*RelationShep (#102) – Bravo @ 10/9c
  • *New*Scorpion (#SCO411) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*Stove Tots – FYI @ 11/10c
  • *New*Street Outlaws (#1003) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*Superior Donuts (#SD207) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*The Gifted (#GIF-110) – FOX @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Great Christmas Light Fight (#504/505) – ABC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS @ 12:37AM/11:37PMc
  • *New*The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – CBS @ 11:35/10:35c
  • *New*The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC @ 11:34/10:34c
  • *New*The Voice (#1323-120) – NBC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Valor (#109) – The CW @ 9/8c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Vanderpump Rules (#602) – Bravo @ 9/8c
  • *New*Vegas Cakes – Food Network @ 11/10c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14202) – Bravo @ 11/10c

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If We Controlled Your Remote… 12/11/17

Have you ever been at a loss as to what to watch? Too many shows to pick from? We’re here to give you our opinions on what we feel is worth watching. Check it out and then let us know in the comments below what you’re choosing for tonight!

Kyle’s Choice

I really enjoyed the first season of NBC’s travel-reality series Better Late Than Never, which found actors William Shatner and Henry Winkler and sports stars Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman traveling across Asia with comedian Jeff Dye. The guys didn’t have their usual celebrity creature comforts as they immersed themselves into new cultures, trying strange new foods and activities, checking things off their bucket lists. It was a lot of fun watching these old strangers bicker with one another but ultimately become the best of friends. And having the younger comedian tagging along as their sidekick helps to balance out the show and bring another perspective to the group.

Tonight, NBC is giving viewers a preview of the second season, which has the group getting back together, this time to head out on a European adventure. The second season will find this ragtag group of celebrities heading to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid, and Morocco. Even though it has been two years since their original trip, the chemistry between these guys instantly returns when they reunite at the airport. I didn’t realize how much I had missed this series until I checked out tonight’s episode – this show is so much fun and has me constantly laughing out loud! After tonight’s special preview premiere, the season will continue after the new year.

On tonight’s episode, “Munich,” the first stop is Munich, where the guys immerse themselves in the culture, customs, and traditions of the city, including participating in Oktoberfest. They also go to the Bavarian Alps, where they recreate “The Hills Are Alive” moment from The Sound of Music.

See the guys reunite and head to Munich tonight on NBC at 10:01/9:01c.

I’ll also be watching/recording Superior Donuts, Lucifer, The Gifted, and Ill Behaviour.

If you enjoy this series, I’d also recommend checking out the Netflix original series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, which was released at the end of September, as it has a very similar vibe of a young comedian taking his elderly father on a trip across Southeast Asia.
 
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Sunday on TV – 12/10/17

Season Finale

  • Graves (#209/210) – Epix @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • Guy’s Big Project – Food Network @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour “What Comes Next” Special)
  • Outlander (#313) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • White Famous (#110) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c

Season Premiere

  • Robot Chicken (#901) – Cartoon Network @ 11:30/10:30c

Specials/Sports

  • Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • White House Christmas 2017 – HGTV @ 6/5c (1-Hour Special)

New

  • 90 Day Fiance (#510-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (#711) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2808) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-716/717) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c (1-Hour Fall Finale)
  • Comic Book Men (#706) – AMC @ 12:55AM/11:55PMc (Fall Finale)
  • Criminal Confessions (#111) – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • Family Guy (#FG-1507) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c (Fall Finale)
  • Food Paradise – Travel Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • Good Behavior (#209) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1411) – E! @ 9/8c
  • Madam Secretary (#MS409) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • NCIS: LA (#LA908) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • Search Party (#207/208) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • Shameless (#806) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • Smilf (#106) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • Snapped (#2204) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • Squidbillies (#1109) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • Talking Dead (#708) – AMC @ 10:28/9:28c (Fall Finale)
  • The Jellies! (#108) – Cartoon Network @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc
  • The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1006) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • The Simpsons (#SI-2902) – FOX @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • The Walking Dead (#808-90) – AMC @ 9/8c (90-Minute Fall Finale)
  • Unexpected (#105) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • Wags (#306) – E! @ 10/9c
  • Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14201) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • Wisdom of the Crowd (#WOC110) – CBS @ 8/7c

ABC

  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2808) @ 7/6c

CBS

  • *New*Wisdom of the Crowd (#WOC110) @ 8/7c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#LA908) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Madam Secretary (#MS409) @ 10/9c

FOX

  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2902) @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-716/717) @ 8:30/7:30c (1-Hour Fall Finale)
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-1507) @ 9:30/8:30c (Fall Finale)

NBC

  • *Sports*Football Night in America @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football @ 8:20/7:20c (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers)

AMC

  • *New*The Walking Dead (#808-90) @ 9/8c (90-Minute Fall Finale)
  • *New*Talking Dead (#708) @ 10:28/9:28c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Comic Book Men (#706) @ 12:55AM/11:55PMc (Fall Finale)

Bravo

  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1006) @ 8/7c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14201) @ 11/10c

Cartoon Network

  • *Season Premiere*Robot Chicken (#901) @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *New*Squidbillies (#1109) @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*The Jellies! (#108) @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc

Discovery Channel

  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#711) @ 9/8c

E!

  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1411) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Wags (#306) @ 10/9c

Epix

  • *Season Finale*Graves (#209/210) @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)

Food Network

  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*Guy’s Big Project @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour “What Comes Next” Special)

HGTV

  • *Special*White House Christmas 2017 @ 6/5c (1-Hour Special)

Oxygen

  • *New*Snapped (#2204) @ 6/5c
  • *New*Criminal Confessions (#111) @ 7/6c

Showtime

  • *New*Shameless (#806) @ 9/8c
  • *New*Smilf (#106) @ 10/9c
  • *Season Finale*White Famous (#110) @ 10:30/9:30c

Starz

  • *Season Finale*Outlander (#313) @ 8/7c

TBS

  • *New*Search Party (#207/208) @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)

TLC

  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#510-120) @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Unexpected (#105) @ 10/9c

TNT

  • *New*Good Behavior (#209) @ 10/9c

Travel Channel

  • *New*Food Paradise @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)

6:00/5:00c

  • *New*Snapped (#2204) – Oxygen
  • *Special*White House Christmas 2017 – HGTV (1-Hour Special)

7:00/6:00c

  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2808) – ABC
  • *New*Criminal Confessions (#111) – Oxygen
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC

8:00/7:00c

  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#510-120) – TLC (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Food Paradise – Travel Channel (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network
  • *Season Finale*Outlander (#313) – Starz
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC (8:20/7:20c – Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1006) – Bravo
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2902) – FOX (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Wisdom of the Crowd (#WOC110) – CBS

8:30/7:30c

  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-716/717) – FOX (1-Hour Fall Finale)

9:00/8:00c

  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#711) – Discovery Channel
  • *New*Food Paradise – Travel Channel (2 New Episodes)
  • *Season Finale*Guy’s Big Project – Food Network (1-Hour Season Finale)
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1411) – E!
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#LA908) – CBS
  • *New*Shameless (#806) – Showtime
  • *New*The Walking Dead (#808-90) – AMC (90-Minute Fall Finale)

9:30/8:30c

  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-1507) – FOX (Fall Finale)

10:00/9:00c

  • *New*Good Behavior (#209) – TNT
  • *Season Finale*Graves (#209/210) – Epix (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Guy’s Big Project – Food Network (1-Hour “What Comes Next” Special)
  • *New*Madam Secretary (#MS409) – CBS
  • *New*Search Party (#207/208) – TBS (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Smilf (#106) – Showtime
  • *New*Unexpected (#105) – TLC
  • *New*Wags (#306) – E!

10:30/9:30c

  • *Season Finale*Graves (#209/210) – Epix (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *New*Search Party (#207/208) – TBS (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Talking Dead (#708) – AMC (10:28/9:28c – Fall Finale)
  • *Season Finale*White Famous (#110) – Showtime

11:00/10:00c

  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14201) – Bravo

11:30/10:30c

  • *Season Premiere*Robot Chicken (#901) – Cartoon Network

12:00AM/11:00PMc

  • *New*Comic Book Men (#706) – AMC (12:55AM/11:55PMc – Fall Finale)
  • *New*Squidbillies (#1109) – Cartoon Network
  • *New*The Jellies! (#108) – Cartoon Network (12:15AM/11:15PMc)

Full Schedule

  • *Season Finale*Graves (#209/210) – Epix @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes Including Season Finale)
  • *Season Finale*Guy’s Big Project – Food Network @ 9/8c & 10/9c (1-Hour Season Finale & 1-Hour “What Comes Next” Special)
  • *Season Finale*Outlander (#313) – Starz @ 8/7c
  • *Season Finale*White Famous (#110) – Showtime @ 10:30/9:30c
  • *Season Premiere*Robot Chicken (#901) – Cartoon Network @ 11:30/10:30c
  • *Sports*Football Night in America – NBC @ 7/6c
  • *Sports*Sunday Night Football – NBC @ 8:20/7:20c (Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • *Special*White House Christmas 2017 – HGTV @ 6/5c (1-Hour Special)
  • *New*90 Day Fiance (#510-120) – TLC @ 8/7c (2-Hour New Episode)
  • *New*Alaska: The Last Frontier (#711) – Discovery Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*America’s Funniest Home Videos (#2808) – ABC @ 7/6c
  • *New*Bob’s Burgers (#BOB-716/717) – FOX @ 8:30/7:30c (1-Hour Fall Finale)
  • *New*Comic Book Men (#706) – AMC @ 12:55AM/11:55PMc (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Criminal Confessions (#111) – Oxygen @ 7/6c
  • *New*Family Guy (#FG-1507) – FOX @ 9:30/8:30c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*Food Paradise – Travel Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Good Behavior (#209) – TNT @ 10/9c
  • *New*Guy’s Grocery Games – Food Network @ 8/7c
  • *New*Keeping Up with the Kardashians (#1411) – E! @ 9/8c
  • *New*Madam Secretary (#MS409) – CBS @ 10/9c
  • *New*NCIS: LA (#LA908) – CBS @ 9/8c
  • *New*Search Party (#207/208) – TBS @ 10/9c & 10:30/9:30c (2 New Episodes)
  • *New*Shameless (#806) – Showtime @ 9/8c
  • *New*Smilf (#106) – Showtime @ 10/9c
  • *New*Snapped (#2204) – Oxygen @ 6/5c
  • *New*Squidbillies (#1109) – Cartoon Network @ 12AM/11PMc
  • *New*Talking Dead (#708) – AMC @ 10:28/9:28c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Jellies! (#108) – Cartoon Network @ 12:15AM/11:15PMc
  • *New*The Real Housewives of Atlanta (#1006) – Bravo @ 8/7c
  • *New*The Simpsons (#SI-2902) – FOX @ 8/7c (Fall Finale)
  • *New*The Walking Dead (#808-90) – AMC @ 9/8c (90-Minute Fall Finale)
  • *New*Unexpected (#105) – TLC @ 10/9c
  • *New*Wags (#306) – E! @ 10/9c
  • *New*Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (#14201) – Bravo @ 11/10c
  • *New*Wisdom of the Crowd (#WOC110) – CBS @ 8/7c

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This Week on TV – 12/10/17-12/16/17

Welcome to a new week of TV! It’s still a bit slower with some of the shows being on fall/winter break, but there’s still plenty on, so be sure to check out the schedule so you don’t miss anything!

Don’t forget to comment or Tweet @tvismypacifier to let us know what YOU are planning to watch!

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From Silver Screens to Small Ones: Is the Film to TV Series Still King?

When a film hits the big screen, there is always a TV producer looking on with interest. They will be analysing about whether there is the potential for a successful TV spin-off that will gain high ratings, often off the back of the successful film or film franchise.

Kurt Russell by Gage Skidmore CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

It is surprising how many television shows start out in life as a movie and then later are adapted for television. Some of the better-known examples include Shaft, which was a successful film of 1971 that was later adapted for TV and produced a number of TV movies that ran on the new CBS channel in America. In all, there were seven Shaft episodes shown on TV during 1973 and 1974.

Another successful crossover was that of the movie Stargate, which hit the big screens in 1994 and had star names like Kurt Russell and James Spader playing the key roles. This was then adapted for TV in the form of the series Stargate SG-1, which hit television screens in 1997 and ran for 214 episodes. It was the longest-running sci-fi series on TV until it was surpassed by Smallville in 2011, which itself was adapted from the Superman movie franchise.

This theme has continued and will likely carry on for the foreseeable future. Even the BBC are producing series such as Sherlock starring Benedict Cumberbatch that originally were films adapted from the books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The TV series has been one of the BBC’s flagship programmes over the last few years and has already produced four series each containing three episodes. At its peak, the show had around 11.6 million views per episode and has received a number of accolades.

So where can the next big TV hit come from? There is a lot of potential and certainly plenty of different themes and genres that can still be explored and adapted from the current stock of successful movies.

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