Three TV Fans Host Podcast

If friends and family can’t relate to your passion for all the fabulous fare TV has to offer, you may find the camaraderie you crave through TV Times Three podcasts

This week on episode 182, Jason (@theTVaholic), Carla Day (@CarlaDay) from TV Diehard (@TVDiehard) and Curt Wagner (@ShowPatrol) of ShowPatrolTV.com talk about the 2013 summer TV season and recent episodes of their favorite series.

Critic Prefers Reality Shows for Family Viewing

When it comes to prime time viewing with the kids, Time TV critic James Poniewozik finds himself tuning in mostly to reality shows.  While admitting unscripted programs vary greatly in quality — as do their scripted counterparts — Poniewozik defends the reality genre in his column, “Why Reality TV Is the New Family TV.”

Today’s Sound Bars are Cheaper, More Powerful

The days of cumbersome multi-speaker home theaters may be numbered, thanks to soundbars. A soundbar is a slender collection of speakers in a single housing that connects directly to the TV. Soundbars have been around for a while, but recent offerings are cheaper, more powerful and can connect to mobile devices for streaming music.  USA Today explains.

The Soundbar Review Center offers additional purchasing advice.

‘Office’ Gang Says Farewell Tonight

 

Tonight on NBC, long-running hit comedy “The Office” says goodbye with a two-hour finale.  The curtain call begins at 7 p.m. (CT) with a one-hour retrospective, followed by the closing episode. Tissue alert: John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson and others offer tears and thanks in this farewell video.

Cast, Creators Preview New Season of ‘Mad Men’

What’s in store for season six of AMC’s popular “Mad Men” series? The cast and creators of the show offer some tantalizing information about what’s ahead. The two-hour premiere is April 7.

AMC is is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

ESPN2 Airing Bassmaster Classic This Weekend

Most fishing fans know who won the 2013 world championship of bass fishing held last weekend on Tulsa, Okla.’s Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, but this weekend they’ll get to see all the action on ESPN2. Five hours of Bassmaster Classic coverage begins tomorrow (8 a.m. CT) with the first day’s competition. Coverage will conclude Sunday (9 p.m. CT) with four hours of day two action and the crowning of the champion.

ESPN2 and ESPN are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘The Walking Dead’ Returns Sunday

Season three of “The Walking Dead,” AMC’s popular zombie series, resumes Sunday at 8 p.m. CT. View a sneak preview.

Going live the same day is TheWalkingDead.com, a new website from creator Robert Kirkman. USA Today reports the “digital hub will feature all things about the zombie-apocalypse drama, from comics to TV to games.”

AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Auction Kings’ Appraiser Visits Lubbock

Dr. Lori Verderame, one of the recurring expert appraisers on Discovery Channel’s “Auction Kings” reality TV series, recently visited Suddenlink-served Lubbock, Texas. During an event at the Museum of Texas Tech, she placed values on an array of products ranging from pocket knives and pottery to clocks and paintings.

Valderame joined the series in season three, which is airing in reruns this week.

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

CNN Making More Lineup Changes

New CNN President Jeff Zucker continues to shake up the network’s lineup, reports the Associated Press. Zucker is bringing ABC’s Chris Cuomo aboard for a morning show role this spring. In December, Zucker hired ABC’s Jack Tapper to anchor a new weekday program and serve as CNN’s chief Washington correspondent. Current morning show anchor Soledad O’Brien will remain at CNN but in a different role. Political commentators James Carville and Mary Matalin are leaving the network.

CNN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.