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Virtual Date Night – Improv with The Groundlings Theatre, “The Crazy Uncle Joe Show”

I know things are a little…same old, same old humdrum right now, given the current state of affairs. So if you’re looking for a night out but can’t actually…go out, look no further. Grab your drink of choice, some popcorn or even a pizza, and check out The Groundlings Theatre’s The Crazy Uncle Joe Show Online Edition!

One of the most popular shows at The Groundlings Theatre, The Crazy Uncle Joe Show is a long-form improv show that begins with audience suggestions that are then woven into stories together, with the Groundlings traveling back and forth through time, playing different characters in many different situations.

This special online version of the show takes place an hour on Wednesdays, starting at 11/10c (8:00 PT). Tickets are $8.00 and can be purchased at the show’s website. The show runs via Zoom and ticket holders will receive a link at least 24 hours prior for registration.

This week’s edition of The Crazy Uncle Joe Show (July 22) will feature special guest and Groundlings alum and all-around funny woman Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and next week (July 29) will feature special guest and Groundlings alum Mindy Sterling (Austin Powers). The weekly show cast includes Stephanie Courtney (Progressive Insurance’s Flo), Roy Jenkins (Modern Family), Brian Palermo (grown-ish), Leonard Robinson (Insecure), and Christen Sussin (The League).

I think my husband & I will be watching. Maybe we’ll see you on there!

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Free Interactive Virtual Murder Mystery Inspired by The Alienist


 
If you’re a fan of TNT’s The Alienist, which has its Season 2 premiere this Sunday, you’ll want to check out this interactive 60-minute virtual murder mystery inspired by the new season, The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. Here’s the info from Eventbrite’s site: “Travel back in time to 1897 as an investigative journalist from The New York Times to explore and interact with 13 live theater actors as they live stream from 7 iconic, period-specific New York City locations. Everyone is a suspect. Each with their own motive. You have 60 minutes to spot the real murderer, get the true story and free an innocent man wrongfully sentenced to death. FREE with REGISTRATION. Registration ENDS Friday night (7/17). Limited Capacity.”

The virtual murder mystery is Sunday, July 19, from 7:30-8:30 ET online before the season premiere on TNT at 9/8c. Check out all the info and sign up for “Who Killed Alejandro Valdez?” on Eventbrite.

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New (To Me!) Site to Track Your Favorite Shows

Recently, the guy behind Next-Episode.net got in touch and asked me to check out his website and share it with you guys if I thought you’d be interested, so I did…and I am! It’s pretty cool. It has a ton of fun features, not the least of which is allowing you to add shows to your “Watchlist” and getting a customized TV calendar. There are also apps for iPhone & Android. Check it out, but don’t forget about us here at TViMP! 😉

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Saturday on TV – 3/5/16

Saturday is the series finale of Mythbusters on Discovery Channel at 8/7c, followed by a 1-hour reunion special at 9/8c.

Tonight is also a new episode of Saturday Night Live on NBC at 11:29/10:29c, with host Jonah Hill and musical guest Future.

Also on tonight:

  • *Series Finale*Mythbusters (#1909/1910) – Discovery Channel @ 8/7c & 9/8c (1-Hour Series Finale & 1-Hour “Reunion” Special)
  • *New*Beowulf (#107) – Esquire @ 10/9c
  • *New*Black Sails (#307) – Starz @ 9/8c
  • *New*CopyCat Killers (#102) – Reelz @ 10/9c
  • *New*Ghost Adventures (#V1206) – Travel Channel @ 9/8c
  • *New*#killerpost (#106) – Oxygen @ 9/8c
  • *New*Saturday Night Live (#4114) – NBC @ 11:29/10:29c
  • *New*Zombie House Flipping (#06/106) – FYI @ 10/9c
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Guest Host on TV times Three Podcast

I was one of the two guest hosts on the latest TVx3 podcast, along with Jason (@theTVaholic) and guest host Ivey (@Dorv). We talked some TV renewals and then the series premieres of Colony, Second Chance, and Shadowhunters and the latest episodes of The Expanse and The Shannara Chronicles. Check it out below or head over to TVTimesThree.com to catch this and all the episodes of the fantastic podcast.

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