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Dancing with the Stars (ABC)

Dancing with the Stars “Disney Night” – October 14 – 8 p.m. – ABC
Next Monday is a favorite among many DWTS fans as the nine remaining couples will waltz around the ballroom to the tunes of Disney. Not only celebrating the music of the Mouse House, the episode will also serve as a promotion tool including a pre-taped opening number filmed on the Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland, a segment featuring one couple visiting Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the park, a special dance inspired by the song “Into the Unknown” from the upcoming Frozen 2 and previews for Disney+’s High School Musical: The Series and the live action version of Lady and the Tramp.

The songs featured for the dances include “We’re All in This Together” from High School Musical, “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid, “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins, “Beauty and the Beast” from Beauty and the Beast, and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” from The Lion King among others.

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown – October 22 and 27 – ABC
The Peanuts classic returns for two showings this year on Tuesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday October 27 at 7 p.m. The second showing will be followed by the special, You’re Not Elected Charlie Brown.

Toy Story of Terror – October 22 – 8:30 p.m. – ABC
Despite the title, this half-hour TV special isn’t scary in the least and is just as delightful as all of the Toy Story movies.

TV News

Living with Yourself

Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd Star in New Netflix Series

Before you even start, no, that isn’t a typo in the title. Paul Rudd is playing duel roles for the new Netflix series, Living with Yourself. See, it goes like this: Rudd (aka Ant-Man) plays Miles, a 50-year-old depressed man who after a night of drowning his sorrows, visits Top Happy Spa which promises him a new life. And it does … with one major side effect – he’s been cloned. Read More >>>

Tough as Nails
CBS’s Tough as Nails

Are You Tough as Nails? Phil Keoghan is Looking for You

Inspired by his own working class family, Phil Keoghan is currently working on Tough as Nails, a new reality competition series for CBS. The new show aims to throw the spotlight on real people who are tough as a result of their physically demanding everyday jobs. Working with producing partner and wife, Louise Keoghan, the couple are looking for applicants for the 10-episode series to air in 2020. Read More >>>

TV Series Reviews

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The Grammy Award-winning Southern belle who utters the word “ya’all” after every other sentence, stars in her own syndicated talk show beginning today. NBC, who produces the one-hour daytime show, says Clarkson “uses her gift of connection to bring viewers something new: a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition.” I suspect that it will also serve as a tool to promote various NBC shows and Universal movies. Read More>>>

Bob Hearts Abishola

Bob Hearts Abishola

Chuck Lorre and CBS surprised many back in 2010 when Mike and Molly premiered. Many doubted that a sitcom starring two overweight characters could ever succeed. In the end, the show ran for six seasons and made Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell household names. Gardell is back with a new series and falling in love once more in Bob ♥ Abishola. >> (opens in a new tab)”>Read More >>>

Bluff City Law

Bluff City Law

Now that the fall TV season has officially started, we no longer have to hear that woman scream during the Bluff City Law commercials. That woman is Sydney Strait (Caitlin McGee) who isn’t going through a nervous breakdown. It’s just her way of coping with her job as a lawyer. Her father is the successful good guy, Elijah Strait (Jimmy Smitts) a brilliant lawyer heading up a Memphis law firm. Read More >>>

CBS's "All Rise"

All Rise

While legal dramas have always been popular, not very many have focused on the viewpoint of the judge. CBS broke new ground in 1999 with Judging Amy, which not only focused on the life of a judge, but one that was also a single mom. It provided insight on how a judge thinks and how one can be deeply torn over their cases without showing it while there is a gavel in their hand. Now twenty years later, CBS does it again with All Rise. Read More >>>

Katja Herbers and Mike Colter in CBS' "Evil."

Evil

One of the more controversial new shows on the fall schedule this year is CBS’ Evil. After watching two episodes of the show, I’m still not sure what to think of it. Is it a brilliant mess or an intriguing dialogue about faith and religion? As a lifelong Christian, I’m not convinced that the show’s showrunners and executive producers of the show, Michelle King and Robert King, have thoroughly investigated all angles on…>> (opens in a new tab)”>Read More>>>

Kennedy McMann as Nancy Drew

Nancy Drew

I admit, I never read a Nancy Drew or a Hardy Boys book in my life. But what I do know about the heroine is that up until now she has always been portrayed as a smart, sassy, tomboyish teen girl with a strong moral fiber that has always been appropriate for young school-age sleuths. While some parents will disagree with me, this Nancy Drew is not safe for kids. >> (opens in a new tab)”>Read More >>>

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