Upcoming TV Highlights
ACM Presents: Our Country / Sunday, April 5 / 8 p.m. / CBS
This Sunday, CBS will air ACM Presents: Our Country, a two-hour special that will feature acoustic performances from many country music stars that were recorded from their homes. Read More >>>
Garth & Trisha Live! / Sunday, April 5 / 10 p.m. / CBS
The ironic thing here is that this live special will actually be a rebroadcast of Garth Brooks and his wife, Trisha Yearwood primetime special that aired last week. In the special, Brooks and Yearwood perform from their home recording studio, Studio G, providing an intimate concert for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during this difficult time.
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? Secrets & Surprises / Monday, April 6 / 10 p.m. / ABC
This special will feature interviews with Philbin, past host Meredith Vieira, new host Kimmel as well as Michael Davies, the show’s original executive producer.
Who Wants To Be a Millionaire? / Wednesday, April 8 / 10 p.m. / ABC
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the new series begins on Wednesday, April 8 and since many of the contestants are already millionaires (or close to it) they instead will be playing for charity. Special guests include Eric Stonestreet, Will Forte, Nikki Glaser, Anthony Anderson, Catherine O’hara, Ike Barinholtz, Lauren Lapkus, Kaitlin Olson and even Dr. Phil. Read More >>>
Jesus Christ Superstar / Sunday, April 12 / 7 p.m. / NBC
This is an encore presentation of last year’s special. NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert will be an exuberant concert staging of this iconic rock opera. The production originally aired live in front of a large audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y., starring: John Legend as Jesus Christ, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas, Jason Tam as Peter and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
Songland Season 2 Premiere / Monday, April 13 / 10 p.m. / NBC
The 11-episode series is an authentic peek into the creative process of songwriting and provides one talented winner per episode with the opportunity to have their song recorded and released worldwide by chart-topping artists. Featured guest recording artists include Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Charlie Puth, Meghan Trainor, will.i.am, OneRepublic, Kelsea Ballerini, Macklemore, Aloe Blacc, Old Dominion and Leona Lewis.
20 Champs Face Off on ‘Survivor: Winners at War’ for $2 Million
Twenty years ago I was talking to people during a lunch break about this new show on CBS, Survivor, and we wondered if it was going to be a hit or not. Taking place on the beaches of Borneo, the show premiered on May 31, 2000. Unlike any other game show at the time, Survivor’s “outwit, outplay and outlast” component was truly unique. And the show had a mean streak. Unlike other competition shows where the person who came in last was the one sent home, Survivor allowed its contestants to vote off one member of the island every three days. Read More >>>
‘Judge Judy’ is Ending but She Isn’t Going Away
According to Entertainment Weekly, Judy Sheindlin’s show, Judge Judy will end after in 2021 when it completes its 25th year. But here’s the thing – she isn’t going away. At least, not any time soon.
CBS, who owns the series, will be making reruns of the show available when the 25th season ends. But wait, there’s more. Sheindlin will star in another series called Judy Justice which is set to air sometime in 2022, however, no details have been given as to what her new show will be about. Read More >>>
TV Series Reviews
Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Despite NBC’s weak attempt of showing why you should tune in to watch this new show, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist is amazing. Every part of it. Well, at least the pilot is. I’m not sure how long a show can go on with this concept, but I think it will take a while to run dry. 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 >>>
The pilot spends no time building up its premise for the show. In the first three minutes we learn that Dave (Adam Pally) and Rebecca (Abby Elliott) are finally cleaning out all of their closets and getting rid of much of their young children’s infant stuff. They feel that they can make a reentry back into society. Then comes a surprise visit from Dave’s folks with big news. Read More >>>