AMC Teases Upcoming War Spy Series

On April 6, AMC will premiere an original scripted drama series, “Turn.” The American Revolutionary War serves as backdrop for the tale of a Long Island farmer-turned-secret agent whose espionage team hopes to aid the Rebels to victory.  The series is based on the Alexander Rose book “Washington’s Spies.”

AMC has already created an official “Turn” site with show and cast info, as well as additional video clips.

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

Plenty of College Hoops Tonight on Cable

College basketball fans may want to keep their remotes in hand to catch all the action tonight.

Starting at 6 p.m. (CT), hoops coverage will be available on four cable networks. ESPN offers back-to-back action with Kentucky at Mississippi, followed by Ohio at Indiana. Texas will host Iowa State on ESPN2. Fox Sports 1 (FS1) will present another doubleheader, beginning with Villanova at Providence, and then Butler at St. John’s. On NBC Sports (NBCS), George Washington plays at Richmond.

 

AMC Will Send Fans to ‘Walking Dead’ Premiere

AMC is offering fans several chances to win a trip to Los Angeles for the season five premiere screening.

Each Sunday during “The Walking Dead,” two code words will be revealed during commercial breaks. At the end of each episode, The Walking Dead Fantasy Sweepstakes site will open, and remain open until 4:59 a.m. (CT) Monday, for fans to enter the code words.

Each week, one winner will be awarded a trip for two to L.A. for the new season’s red carpet premiere, where they’ll watch a screening with the show’s cast and crew. The prize also includes hotel, airfare, $250 in spending money, and a $500 prize pack from ShopTheWalkingDead.com. A new winner will be chosen every week throughout Season 4.

“The Walking Dead” can be seen on AMC Sundays at 8 p.m. CT. AMC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘Back to the Future’ Shoelaces Coming in 2015

In 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II,” Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly sports high-tech sneakers that feature self-tying laces. In the film, the year is 2015. According to Sole Collector, that’s the same year Nike says it will introduce a shoe with similar “power laces.”

A limited number of Nike Air MAGs, replicas of Mary McFly’s high tops sans power laces, were sold on eBay in 2011. Proceeds benefitted the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. No word yet whether the 2015 laces will be introduced on MAGs or on a new shoe model.

Fallon Will Make ‘Tonight’ New by Honoring Old

Calling Jimmy Fallon “less cranky than Letterman, more hip than Leno…nicer than Kimmel, funnier than Conan, and more musical than them all,” Denver Post TV critic Joanne Ostrow believes the new host of “The Tonight Show” will breathe fresh air into the long-running show by paying homage to much of its past.

Ostrow looks at the road that led to Fallon’s latest gig, his influences, and his plans to appeal to millennials in part with classic ‘Tonight Show” fare like stunt sketches, prank phone calls, and other silliness.  Read Ostrow’s full article here.

Tonight: Two Peanuts Valentine’s Day Specials

ABC will air back-to-back Valentine’s Day specials featuring the Peanuts comic strip characters, tonight at 7 p.m. CT.

The hour-long block will include 1975’s “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown,” and the first Peanuts special produced after comic strip creator Charles M. Schulz’ death, 2002’s “A Charlie Brown Valentine.”

Valentine’s Day Collection Now On Demand

Make it a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend with 15 contemporary and classic films, including “500 Days of Summer,” “Ghost,” “Love Actually” and “The Proposal,” now available through the end of the month in one collection through Suddenlink On Demand.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out these and other titles by going to Channel 1. To view the collection, go to Movies & Events > Special Features > Valentine’s Day. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Windows XP: Keep It or Upgrade?

Personal computer users who are content with their Windows XP software will soon need to make a choice: stay loyal to a system that as of April 8 will no longer be supported by Microsoft, or upgrade.

USA Today tech writer Ed Baig points out some compelling reasons for upgrading your Windows XP before the support deadline. Baig’s column also offers a checklist of questions to ask when deciding whether to simply upgrade your software or go for a hardware makeover, too.

New On Demand: ‘Best Man Holiday’

Comedic drama “Best Man Holiday” is now available through Suddenlink On Demand, 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

After nearly 15 years apart, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, and Sanaa Lathan reprise their roles in a long-awaited follow-up to the 1999 hit film “The Best Man.” When the friends reunite for the holidays, they find that old rivalries and romances can easily be reignited.

Where Suddenlink On Demand is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the On Demand menu.

Summer Forecast: Another ‘Sharknado’ Hits U.S.

Last July, the debut of campy made-for-TV thriller “Sharknado” took viewers and critics by storm. Is it any surprise that Syfy hopes to ride the wave with a sequel?

Like its predecessor, “Sharknado 2: The Second One” is slated for a July premiere. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid are already inked to reprise their roles as Fin and April. No confirmation yet as to whether other stars of the first film will return, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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