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What's On Tonight: Teen Choice Awards, American Gladiators, The Closer

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2008 4:04PM
  • WeedsAt 8, FOX has the Teen Choice Awards.
  • ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture at 8, then a new episodes of Wanna Bet? and The Mole.
  • NBC has the season finales of American Gladiators and Nashville Star.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the new movie The Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, followed by a new Saving Grace.
  • VH-1 has the series premiere of I Want To Work For Diddy.
  • Also at 9: GSN has a new World Poker Tour.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Middleman.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2008 7:33AM
Olympic ringsOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. The Olympics. NBC, along with CNBC and MSNBC and USA and the web, will have approximately 477,312 hours of coverage. (Starts Friday.)

2. Primeval. New show about a rip in time that lets dinosaurs come through to modern England. Is this one of them? (Premieres Saturday at 9 on BBC America.)

3. The season finales of American Gladiator and Nashville Star. People do still care about these shows, right? (Tonight on NBC.)

4. So You Think You Can Dance. The season finale. We know what happens to Idol winners, but what happens to the winners of this show? (Wednesday at 8 on FOX.)

5. I Want To Work For Diddy. I'm not saying that. It's the name of a new reality show. (Premieres tonight at 9 on VH-1.)

6. Million Dollar Listing. One of the stars was arrested last week, just before the second season premiere. There's no such thing as bad publicity, as the saying goes. (Tuesday at 11 on Bravo.)

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Middleman, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2008 4:02PM
  • Anthony BourdainThe Discovery Channel's Shark Week continues.
  • At 8, ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture, followed by new episodes of Wanna Bet? and The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, featuring Quentin Tarantino.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Saving Grace.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: High School Musical, World Poker Tour, Middleman

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 21st 2008 4:03PM
  • The CloserAt 8, ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture, followed by the premiere of Wanna Bet? and a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • Versus has more coverage of the Tour de France at 8.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, featuring Laurence Fishburne.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Saving Grace.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9, followed by a new How'd That Get On My Plate?
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: The Mole, The Closer, World Poker Tour, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 14th 2008 4:01PM
  • Bill MurrayAt 8, ABC has a new reunion episode of The Bachelor, then two new episodes of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence with Bill Murray, followed by A Night at the Opera.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • Also at 9: TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, then the season premiere of Saving Grace.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Is Nashville Star censoring lyrics? - VIDEOS

by Brett Love, posted Jul 11th 2008 11:18AM

Ashlee Hewitt - Nashville StarEvery season I get sucked into watching Nashville Star by the simple fact that I love cover songs. From the truly great ones like Hendrix doing "All Along The Watchtower" or Soundgarden's incredible spin on Black Sabbath's "Into The Void," right on through to the absurdly obscure, like Shakira playing "Back In Black," they're all good. For me, Nashville Star is just a big weekly collection of odd covers.

It's with that thought process that I was tuned in again this week, when something caught my ear. Ashlee Hewitt's (pictured) first performance was the classic Steve Miller Band tune, "Take The Money And Run." There was one odd little exception though. Your years of classic rock radio should have taught you that Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue were "two young lovers with nothing better to do, than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube." Suddenly this week, they changed to "two young lovers, with nothing better to do, than sit around the house, sit around, and watch the tube." That just isn't right. See for yourself, after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: American Gladiators, World Poker Tour, Middleman

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 7th 2008 4:02PM
  • Anthony BourdainAt 8, ABC has the season finale of The Bachelorette, followed by the reunion show.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, about Sydney Pollack. It's followed by Tootsie.
  • Also at 8: Versus has more Tour de France coverage.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup Presents at 10.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by a new Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Middleman, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 30th 2008 4:02PM
  • World Poker TourAt 8, ABC has two new episodes of The Bachelorette, followed by a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators, then a new, two hour Nashville Star.
  • USA has the U.S. Olympic Trials at 8, then a new Monday Night RAW.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 9, about cereal.
  • There's a new World Poker Tour on GSN at 9.
  • VH-1 has A Concert For Nelson Mandela at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new episode of The Middleman.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by a new Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
  • Food Network has a new Drive-Ins, Diners, and Dives at 10.
  • E! has a new The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new Legally Blonde.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Middleman, Good Eats, Harold Lloyd

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 23rd 2008 4:00PM
  • WeedsAt 8, ABC has a new episode of The Bachelorette, followed by a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then a new Nashville Star.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new episode of The Middleman at 8.
  • There's a new Good Eats on Food Network at 8.
  • History Channel has a new Modern Marvels at 8.
  • Also at 8: TCM has the Harold Lloyd movie Movie Crazy.
  • At 9, GSN has a new World Poker Tour.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • VH-1 has a new I Love The Millennium at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: The Middleman, Nashville Star, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 16th 2008 4:00PM
  • The MoleAt 8, ABC has two new episodes of The Bachelorette, then a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • ABC Family has the series premiere of The Middleman at 8 (repeated at 9).
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • Lifetime has the movie The Memory Keeper's Daughter at 9.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 9.
  • At 9:45, HBO has a First Look at the Get Smart movie.
  • At 10, Showtime has the season premiere of Weeds, then the series debut of Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Good Eats, The Mole

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 9th 2008 4:00PM
  • World Poker TourAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Bachelorette, then a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by the two hour season premiere of Nashville Star.
  • CBS has an episode of The Bill Engvall Show at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8, then new episodes of Heavyweights and Unwrapped.
  • ABC Family has a new Greek at 8.
  • Also at 8: History Channel has a new Modern Marvels.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Charlie & Me at 9.
  • At 10, MTV has a new Legally Blonde.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 9th 2008 8:06AM

Battlestar GalacticaOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. The Battlestar Galactica season finale. I hear Boxey and Muffitt are kidnapped! (Friday at 10 on Sci-Fi Channel.)

2. The Men in Trees series finale. Now all of you fans can send...um, trees or something to ABC to save the show. (Wednesday at 10 on ABC.)

3. The Celtics/Lakers finals. Basketball just shouldn't be played in the middle of baseball season. (On ABC this week.)

4. The first annual TV Squad Awards was last week. What do you think all of the winners?

5. The possibility of another strike. This isn't funny, SAG and AFTRA.

6. Nashville Star moves to NBC. Some of the people reading that sentence are saying "yay, another season!" The rest of you are thinking "what's Nashville Star?" (Starts tonight at 9 on NBC.)

7. Retro Squad starts with Arrested Develoment week.

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Taylor Swift to sing on premiere of NBC's Nashville Star

by Kristin Sample, posted Jun 2nd 2008 3:22PM
Taylor Swift The 2008 Best New Female Vocalist of the Year, Taylor Swift, is set to perform on Nashville Star as part of the show's two-hour season premiere. Touted as the first country music star of the MySpace generation, Swift (18) is also the first female country artist to write or co-write every song on her debut platinum-selling album. One of country music's youngest songwriters, her single "Our Song" spent six weeks atop Billboard's country chart.

The show's premiere will also feature highlights from the auditions and reveal the Top 12 Finalists who will be crooning their way into your hearts this summer. I know Nashville Star sounds like the country music version of American Idol but judge John Rich begs to differ. Read what he said about the show, any comparisons to Idol, and Paula Abdul back the NBC / Universal summer press event held in May.

Nashville Star premieres on Monday June 9th, 9-11 p.m. ET, on NBC. Will you be watching?

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NBC Summer Press Event report

by Kristin Sample, posted May 5th 2008 11:02AM
On Friday I attended the All-American Summer Press Event held by NBC Universal. The event was held at the Langham Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton) in Pasadena, CA. It included the casts and producers of the following shows: American Gladiators, Nashville Star, Shear Genius, and Last Comic Standing. NBC also held panels for two new shows: Celebrity Circus and Baby Borrowers.

Find out what Wolf said and what's in store for next season on NBC and Bravo after the jump...

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Reality show casting calls

by Paul Goebel, posted Mar 13th 2008 4:24PM

casting callsA day hasn't gone by where we haven't received some sort of tip or email asking us, the TV Squad, how to get on [insert reality show here]. Unfortunately no, Simon Cowell does not work for us, and Donald Trump isn't my BFF, so we really can't help all that much.

The folks at RealityWanted.com often send us a list of new and existing reality shows that are looking for new, er, talent, and they've given us permission to make mention of them here. We'll try to make this a regular feature as often as we get a new list.

This time we have Big Brother, The Biggest Loser, I'm With the Band and other new shows.

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