TV Stories

TV Stories

Weapons and War

May 16, 2017

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever female broadcaster to call an NFL game televised nationally.

A commentator for ESPN since 1994, she'll call the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game in ESPN's opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 11. Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan will join her.

9pm 800 WORDS - Drama/Comedy - Recently widowed newspaper columnist George makes an abrupt decision to move to his childhood vacation spot in New Zealand.

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Growing up, Jill Soloway had a hard time relating to women as they were portrayed on TV. Soloway would watch The Love Boat or Fantasy Island and feel uncomfortable with the version of femininity the shows put forth.

"In fact, all the way up through watching Sex and the City, I would feel incredibly upset by what I thought was an expectation of me," Soloway says. "[It] was, 'You should really love cute shoes,' and, 'Because you're a woman, you're going to go crazy for a particular dress.' "

9pm AGATHA RAISIN - Crime Drama/Comedy - Agatha Raisin, a London PR whizz seemingly has it all – with money no object, an executive riverside flat, and a career in PR to die for – but her professional achievements have come at an emotional cost. Dreaming of a more peaceful existence away from it all, she opts for early retirement in the Cotswolds, only to find herself immersed in variety of mysteries. 

Black-ish creator (Kenya) and the show's 17-year-old star (Yara) talk about what's next for them on TV and in real life. Kenya explains why he's never felt pressure to explain cultural jokes. Yara breaks down ways Gen Z is ahead of the rest of us. Plus, they preview a possible spin-off!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — who plays U.S. Vice President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy Veep -- says that growing up in Washington, D.C., and later living in Los Angeles helped her prepare for the role:

"I think I understand the insular nature of Washington ... " she says. "There's an inside-the-Beltway mentality, not dissimilar from Hollywood — it feels like the only thing that matters. I think you're selling a brand of yourself."

9pm 800 WORDS - Drama/Comedy - Recently widowed newspaper columnist George makes an abrupt decision to move to his childhood vacation spot in New Zealand.

8pm AFRICA'S GREAT CIVILIZATIONS - History/Culture - Uncover the origins of man and early human society in Africa with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Royal Secrets

May 4, 2017

The Royal Family is crossing the pond and setting up shop!  Every Friday night at 8, join Her Royal Highness for an inside look into what makes the British monarchy one of the most fascinating and enduring lineages of all time!

Every Thursday night at 8, learn how the battle lines were drawn, take a closer look at the power players and engage in some strategic warfare. 


7pm THE FORGOTTEN COAST: RETURN TO WILD FLORIDA - Nature/Documentary - Embark on a rugged thousand-mile journey through Florida’s “Forgotten Coast” – a wilderness that holds mysteries and lessons that have the potential to change the way we see the world.