Born in 1911, Lucille Ball got her start in front of the camera as a film actress. During the 30s and 40s, Lucille Ball played many different movie roles, but it wasn’t until television became a popular fixture in American homes that her career began to shine. Starring with her then-husband, Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball played Lucy Ricardo from 1951 until 1957. After the show ended, she went on to play a number of other television roles. One-hundred and eighty episodes of “I Love Lucy” were created, and they are still shown on a regular (more…)
March 25, 2013
June 13, 2012
What did people sit in front of to enjoy their dinners before the advent of the TV? It is hard to remember before 1954, especially because a lot of us were not born, when Gerry Thomas came up with the phenomenon of putting two great ideas together to create the Swansonâ€™s TV dinner. The idea to put food in a cook-able tray, which then you could eat out of, no muss, no fuss, is just shear genius. However, it was not called a TV Dinner in the 1960â€™ (more…)
August 28, 2011
Choosing the best HDTV for you depends on a variety of factors. What will you be watching on the television? Do you play video games? Where will the television be located? Taking these factors into consideration will get you the best possible television for your needs.
If you do a lot of gaming on your television, you don’t want a television with slow frame rates. Video game action can get intense and you will need a television that can keep up.Is this new to you? Catch up here Plasma televisions have (more…)
July 14, 2011
Certain television show creators, have left a lasting impact upon audiences across the nation. Beloved shows are derived from brilliant minds; allowing imagination, humor, suspense, and imagery to flood television sets. Although one may enjoy a certain television series, often the mastermind creator is not known. Three of the most successful television creators have created the most beloved series. The creators J.J Abrams, Jess Oppenheimer, and Simon Fuller are three of the most successful, and beloved television creators. J.J Abrams produced the television show ” (more…)
July 2, 2011
4) Greys Anatomy “Who’s Zoomin Who” – In Season 1, Meredith has just started her relationship with Derek and things are going okay. On this cliffhanger episode, his wife comes from out of town and announces she knows she is sleeping with Derek.
3) Friends “The One With Ross’s Wedding Part 2″ – In Season 4, Ross is getting married to Emily, who he has been seeing for a while. As they are saying their vows, Ross says “Itake thee RachelEmily”.
2) Alias “The (more…)
May 31, 2011
Some of the best known actors and actresses start out on the small screen and the folks of “Friends” are no exception. As you know, we love trivia here, so sit back, cue up some old Friends episodes on your www.direct.tv OnDemand and get ready to ace this quiz…
Q: What was the name of Ross’ monkey?
Q: What does (more…)
October 1, 2010
The fall TV season is upon usthe time when loyal fans return to the tube to catch the premieres of old favorites, and new series are thrown out into the water to sink or swim. Think of us as the person on the edge who gives those new shows a helping handor if necessary, pushes them down into the depths where they belong.Better With You (ABC, Wed., 8:30): Better With You is designed to capture the audience that doesn’t want to move in between The Middle and Modern Family. In that regard, it’s not bad enough to make people actively change the channel. However, the stale plot of a sister getting upset when her younger sister gets engaged (to a man she’s known for less than two months) won’t win many fans otherwise. (more…)
July 22, 2010
After making sure to check out all the highlights of Thursday and Friday, do yourself a favor: have a nice dinner and turn in early so you can make it out to the convention center early on Saturday. Everybody else is doing it, and you don’t want to be left behind when the festivities start.Saturday, July 2411:15 a.m: The Event World-Premiere Pilot Screening The new NBC conspiracy thriller has already garnered a bunch of critical buzz and features cast members Jason Ritter, Blair Underwood, Laura Innes, and more, all of whom will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the on-screen mysteries.3:15 p.m.: No Ordinary Family Exclusive Premiere — The ABC drama about a middle-class family that gains superpowers will also premiere Saturday. Michael Chiklis heads over from the “TV Guide” panel on Friday ad is joined by co-star Julie Benz as well as the show’s producers for a Q&A. The schedule promises everyone in the audience will leave with a surprise gift. (more…)
Don’t let the name throw you off. Though it was founded in 1970 as a showcase for comics and sci-fi/fantasy fiction and television, the San Diego Comic-Con International has grown to include pretty much any type of fictional world with a fan base. That means television viewers can expect plenty of their heroes to be in attendance. With our handy guide, you won’t miss your favorites.Thursday, July 223:30 P.M. J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon: Both pop culture heroes will be on hand to discusspretty much anything they want. J.J. Abrams’s hit Fringe will undoubtedly be on the table, along with upcoming spy show Undercovers and the mysterious Super 8. Joss Whedon doesn’t have much announced currently aside from the upcoming Avengers and Cabin in the Woods films, but that could change here. (more…)
The only thing worse than watching a new show bite it early is seeing an old favorite jump the shark, heading on past its prime and ultimately losing the glory that made it so great to begin with. The upcoming season will see the end of a number of long-running series. The road’s been bumpy for all of them, but they’ve managed to come back time after time to wow us all over. Here’s what’s in store.
- Smallville: Starring Tom Welling as a teenaged Clark Kent, this series won over fans of all ages who enjoyed its blend of high school and comic book archetypes. The 9th season took a darker turn as Clark embraced his alien heritage at the expense of his human relationships. In the new season, fans can expect to see Clark’s path to the role of Superman reach its end, and possibly appearances by cast members who have left the series. (more…)