Powered by i.TV
December 21, 2014

golf

Tiger Woods Says Nothing in ESPN, Golf Channel Interviews

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 22nd 2010 10:28AM
Tiger WoodsSo, did you see the interview that Tiger Woods gave to ESPN and The Golf Channel yesterday? It was ... odd. It was one of those interviews that had the appearance of telling us a lot, but after it was over you realize that you learned exactly nothing and your opinion on the matter didn't change one bit.

Woods talked to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi (the interview that I saw) for five minutes and to Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman for five minutes. The rules were he could be asked anything but the interviews had to be held at the Isleworth Country Club in Florida and they had to be held to five minutes.

Read More

Comcast Planning 3D Coverage of Masters Tournament

by Erika Milvy, posted Mar 16th 2010 1:31PM
Tiger Woods MastersIs 3D the new fore?

According to Variety, Comcast is planning to air the upcoming Masters tournament in 3D on its own dedicated channel and website, Masters.com. The tournament, which runs from April 8-11, will be available in 3D for two hours per day to those who own 3D-enabled technology.

Meanwhile, 3D coverage will not be available on ESPN or CBS, which has broadcast the Masters since 1956.

Still, ESPN plans to show the World Cup and NBA games in 3D on a brand-new network, beginning in June. Discovery, Imax and Sony have plans to jointly create a 3-D entertainment channel next year.

Read More

'Men of a Certain Age' - 'How To Be An All-Star' Recap

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 16th 2010 12:25AM
Men_of_A_Certain_Age_TNT_Ray_Romano
(S01E09)
There's nothing particularly unique or extraordinary about the lives of Joe and Terry and Owen, the guys of 'Men of a Certain Age.' But the very fact that the situations and circumstances are normal makes how their characters react all the more interesting.

A lot happened in this episode, even though it wasn't big, dramatic stuff like you might expect. No, it was small moments, little things that didn't seem like much, but oh, what a blast in the storytelling. With the last episode of the season airing next week, this was one hell of a lead up to the big finish.

Read More

Jessica Alba Gets a Sexy Golf Lesson on 'The Jay Leno Show' (VIDEO)

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 2nd 2010 2:27AM
The Jay Leno Show, Jessica Alba, Sexy GolfThe words "golf" and "sexy" aren't usually used in the same sentence -- unless you're Jessica Alba getting a golf lesson on 'The Jay Leno Show' (weeknights, 10PM ET on NBC).

Things got interesting when Alba was told to "stroke the ball to the hole" ("I'm a married woman!"), and Jay Leno even managed to get up close and personal during the lesson. Catch Alba in 'Valentine's Day,' arriving in theaters Feb. 12.

Watch the video after the jump.

Read More

Donald Trump gets another TV show

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 17th 2009 10:30AM
Donald Trump and Vince McMahonNot only does the man keep getting rehired, he's now got yet another job. Donald Trump will be hosting Donald J. Trump's Fabulous World of Golf on April 26 on the Golf Channel. The premise of the program is that golf stars and celebrities will play Trump one-on-one in a golf game for charity (presumably if Trump loses, the show donates to the charity of the celebrity's choice).

Will anybody attack Trump with a golf club? I would tune in for that. Wouldn't it be great if he had the rematch with Vince McMahon in a game of golf? Perhaps, much like his WWE appearance, the loser can also have their head shaven.

I'll wait to hear who Trump is actually playing before I consider tuning in. Of course, I hear Tiger Woods suddenly has a lot of free time available and could use the positive publicity. That would be an interesting episode.

Read More

Chazz Palminteri to play golf... on Modern Family

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 26th 2009 3:03PM
chazz_palminteri_head_shouldersOne of my favorite character actors will be guesting on an upcoming episode of Modern Family, Chazz Palminteri. And for a change of pace, Chazz will not be toting a gun. Instead he'll be swinging a golf club, and unless the sitcom takes a radically wicked turn, I don't think Chazz will be taking swings at Ed O'Neill's head.

On the other hand, things can get pretty intense on the links. In the episode, Chazz is golfing with Ed's character, Jay, and somehow the relationship between Cameron and Mitchell comes into play and there's a big gay understanding... or is that a misunderstanding?

Read More

A guide to Labor Day marathons and specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 4th 2009 6:10PM
Jerry Lewis MDA TelethonAh, Labor Day. Isn't it great to have the summer over (yes, I consider Labor Day as the end of summer) and the new TV season about to begin?

Here's a list of the various marathons, specials, and sports that you can see on Sunday and Monday. Let us know if we've missed anything.

Sunday

  • At 8 AM, Hallmark has a Golden Girls marathon.
  • At 9, USA has a Law and Order: SVU marathon.
  • At 10, WE has a marathon of Girlfriends episodes.
  • At 10:30, TV Land has a Beverly Hillbillies marathon.
  • At 11, CBS has U.S. Open coverage.
  • At 1 PM, Discovery has a Planet Earth marathon.
  • Bravo has a Top Chef: Las Vegas marathon at 1.
  • At 3, Spike has a Band of Brothers marathon.
  • NBC has the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship at 3.
  • At 5, TV Land has an Andy Griffith Show marathon.
  • At 9, it's the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon (check local listings).

Read More

Tiger and the perfect commercial - VIDEO

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 27th 2009 2:03PM
swooshI think I saw the perfect commercial today. I mean it. It was quite simply the perfect marriage of product, production, message and entertainment. It was better than anything I saw during the Oscars or the Super Bowl, and that's saying something. So, have I whetted your appetite?

The commercial was for Nike and it celebrated Tiger Woods return to active competition (he's been off for over a year rehabbing from knee surgery, in case you're not a casual golf/sports fan).

Read More

What's On Christmas Day: Marathons, Movies, and Specials

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 24th 2008 7:01PM
007Here's a quick guide to what's on Christmas Day, stuff to watch while you're opening presents, making snowmen, and eating way too much pumpkin pie.

  • HGTV and Food Network have holiday programming all day.
  • TNT is showing Law and Order all day.
  • TBS is showing the movie A Christmas Story all day.
  • Nickelodeon and TV Land have Christmas episodes of various sitcoms and dramas all day.
  • BBC America also has Christmas episodes all day long.
  • At 7am, all of the morning shows (Today, Good Morning, America, and The Early Show) will have Christmas features, music, and recipes.
  • At 8, Lifetime has a Golden Girls marathon.
  • Sci-Fi has a Star Trek: TNG marathon at 8.
  • Bravo has a Christmas episode of The West Wing at 8, then a Top Chef marathon.

Read More

Celebrate the 4th by watching television!

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 3rd 2008 12:19PM

fireworksIt's another holiday, and that means more TV marathons and specials! Here's a handy guide to the 4th (and the 5th and 6th).

July 4

  • AMC has Planet of the Apes movies all morning, then the Jaws movies starting at 10:30am.
  • At 6am, USA has a Walker, Texas Ranger marathon.
  • TMC has episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (80s version) at 6, then Hitchcock movies all day.
  • At 7, ESPN2 has coverage of Wimbledon Tennis.
  • At 8, A&E has a marathon of Paranormal State.
  • Biography has a City Confidential marathon starting at 8.
  • There's a Twilight Zone marathon starting at 8 on Sci-Fi.
  • At 9, TruTV has a Beach Patrol marathon.
  • FX has a King of the Hill marathon at 9.
  • At noon, NBC has more Wimbledon.
  • At 2pm, TV Land has an I Love Lucy marathon.
  • At 3, HGTV has a Design Star marathon.
  • At 8, PBS has A Capitol Fourth.
  • At 9, NBC has the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular.
  • At 10, CBS has the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.

Read More

Things I Hate About TV: Sunday sports running over into primetime

by Allison Waldman, posted Apr 28th 2008 5:21PM
Joe NamathLet me start this rant by saying that I like sports. No, I love sports. I'm a fan. I get the DirecTV NBA package and the major league baseball games. I can talk to you for hours about stats and players and great games. That said, I hate the way Sunday sports programming drifts over into primetime. This happens primarily on CBS and Fox with the NFL games in the fall and winter, but the other networks have been guilty of staying with the game and then still insisting on showing the primetime schedule after the game is over -- even if that means that an 8 o'clock show begins at 8:45 and your DVR gets all screwed up and you wind up with only 15 minutes of a show you wanted to see!

Read More

NBC and News Corp add more channels to new online video service

by Adam Finley, posted May 31st 2007 2:03PM

nbc and news corpWe've been telling you about NBC Universal and News Corp's new YouTube-esque video service for awhile now, and today The Hollywood Reporter has news that the service has added the following channels to its lineup:

  • Fuel TV
  • Sundance Channel
  • Oxygen
  • Speed

Read More

What's On Tonight: The Office, Scrubs, October Road, The Masters

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 5th 2007 5:03PM
  • David SpadeAt 8, NBC has new, supersized episodes of The Office and 30 Rock, then new episodes of Scrubs and Andy Barker, P.I.
  • CBS has a new Survivor at 8, then new episodes of CSI and Shark.
  • FOX has a new Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? at 8.
  • TBS has four good Friends repeats starting at 8.
  • USA has the first round of the Masters golf tournament at 8.
  • At 9, TLC has a new American Chopper.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 9.
  • At 10, ABC has a new October Road.
  • Food Network has a new Throwdown with Bobby Flay at 10.
  • Also at 10: Bravo has the special The World According To Whoopi.
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new Showbiz Show with David Spade.

Check your local TV listings for more.

Read More

Nightmares and Dreamscapes: Autopsy Room Four

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 2nd 2006 9:05PM

autopsy room four(S01E07) Everyone has a list of fears, and being buried alive and waking up during surgery are both very high on my list. People have awoke during surgery before -- it's rare, but it does happen. Stephen King based his short story "Autopsy Room Four" on an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents in which a man is paralyzed in a car accident and pronounced dead, despite being very much alive. To his horror, he's taken to the autopsy room to be hacked into, but he manages to save himself by crying a single tear to show he's still alive.

As King writes in a note after the story, a tear is nice and all, but he wanted his protagonist, Howard Cottrell (Richard Thomas) -- who gets paralyzed by a snake bite while golfing -- to demonstrate a different way of showing he was still alive. So King has him get a huge boner while the older sexier doctor is handling his junk. That's very King-like, and it works on paper, but I knew it was going to be difficult to portray that on television and not have it seem trite or silly. In King's story, Howard is single, but in the televised version he's married and suffering from occasional impotence due to an old war wound. The backstory makes Howard's eventual "rise from death" seem a little less gauche, but it's still kind of goofy.

Read More

The Five: Worst sports to watch on TV

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2006 9:10AM

Fishing ESPNYesterday I listed the best sports to watch on television. Here's my list for the worst.

1. Fishing: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Read More