Upcoming TV Highlights: August
Friday / Disney+
Directed by Don Hahn, Howard is the untold story of Howard Ashman, the brilliant lyricist behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and creator of musicals including Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring never-before-seen archival footage, personal films and photographs, as well as interviews with Howard’s friends and family, the film is an intimate look at the Disney Legend’s life, his creative drive, and the process behind the music. Spanning his childhood in Baltimore, to his formative years in New York, and his untimely death due to AIDS, Howard goes in-depth to explore his journey to become the lyricist behind some of the most beloved and well-known classic family films in the world.
America’s Got Talent 15th Anniversary
Sunday / 9 p.m. / NBC
Terry Crews hosts a special dedicated to NBC’s hit summer show and features lots of clips from the past 15 years.
America’s Got Talent
Tuesday / 8 p.m. / NBC
Finally! The live shows are beginning!
Muppets Return to the Small Screen
Jim Henson Studios is trying out another bland-titled new show, Muppets Now which is said to be their first-ever unscripted series and the first original series for Disney+. Read More >>>
The Peacock Has Landed
For months now, NBC has aired commercials about how the many TV series that will be airing on the service – and it is a lot – for free. But as it turns out, that is not the whole picture. Will it be worth it? Read More >>>
VeggieTales: Coming Out of the Crisper Drawer
Since 1993, VeggieTales have been the leading animated evangelical outreach centered on produce. Though these guys never really went away, you might be surprised to learn where they have ended up. Read More >>>
TV Series Reviews
In these trying times where everywhere you turn you get a lecture on what you shouldn’t do, it’s nice to come across silly game shows like Don’t which jokingly buck the system. If you haven’t heard of Don’t, Don’t gives groups of four (friends or family members) a chance to win up to $100,000 for “not” doing seemingly simple tasks. But there’s a catch. There’s always a catch. Read More >>>
LEGO MASTERS is different from many other reality competition shows. Starting with the pair of contestants, the competitors come from all walks of life. These are unique and artsy people, but the first episode really on introduces us to about three of them and unlike other shows, this one is really all about the bricks, not the people. Read More >>>
Executively produced by James Corden, Game On! doesn’t seem to know what it is nor does it give a good reason why anyone should bother watching. The idea about the show, I guess, is that CBS has set up Venus Williams to take on Rob Gronkowski to compete in a variety of challenges to see which one is the greater athlete. Read More >>>