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  • "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Perception" return Feb. 25

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Perception” will return for winter premieres beginning at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 on TNT. Both dramas will be back for four episodes, according to a news release. Follow me on Twitter: @MelissaHayer

  • "Wahlburgers" debuts Jan. 22 on A&E

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    The new A&E series “Wahlburgers,” which centers on Wahlberg brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul in their restaurant venture in Boston, premieres at 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Details on “Wahlburgers,” provided by A&E, are as follows: A&E Network’s newest original series “Wahlburgers”...

  • "JFK: In His Own Words" airs Nov. 22 on HBO

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Tue, Nov 12, 2013

    HBO is marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death with a one-time only encore broadcast of the 1988 documentary “JFK: In His Own Words” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22. The special features rare film footage and audio tapes from President Kennedy’s childhood through his...

  • "The Day Kennedy Died" premieres Nov. 17 on Smithsonian Channel

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Mon, Nov 11, 2013

    “The Day Kennedy Died” premieres  Nov. 17 on Smithsonian Channel Kevin Spacey narrates the documentary “The Day Kennedy Died,” debuting at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 on Smithsonian Channel. Details on the film, provided by Smithsonian Channel, are as follows: November 22, 2013 marks 50...

  • "The Originals," "The Tomorrow People" and "Reign" given full season orders by The CW

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Mon, Nov 11, 2013

    “The Originals,” “The Tomorrow People” and “Reign” have received full season pickups by The CW. “In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule.  Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially,” The CW...

  • Encore channel changes announced for December

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Mon, Nov 11, 2013

    Starting Dec. 2, Encore will introduce the channels Encore Black (replacing Encore Drama) , Encore Classic (replacing Encore Love) and the new Encore Espanol. Also, Encore Suspense will feature “The Graveyard Shift,” a monthlong, nightly horror movie block. Details, provided by Encore,...

  • "Sleepy Hollow" star Tom Mison enjoys challenge of Ichabod Crane role

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    (A version of this story was published in the Nov. 8, 2013 Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman.) As the resurrected time-traveling Ichabod Crane in Fox’s modern-day take on “Sleepy Hollow,” British actor Tom Mison battles the rejuvenated Headless Horseman, the first of the Four Horsemen of...

  • Oklahoma City contestant appears on "Trust Me, I'm a Game Show Host" Nov. 12 on TBS

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    Oklahoma City interior designer Brian Yarbrough is a contestant on “Trust Me, I’m a Game Show Host” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 on TBS. Details on the game show, provided by TBS, are as follows Comedians D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black each present a contestant with a bizarre and...

  • Tulsa Race Riot included in Nov. 12 episode of "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" on PBS

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot will be included in Tuesday’s (Nov. 12) episode of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s series “The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross,” airing at 7 p.m. on PBS. A summary of the episode, provided by PBS, is as follows: Making a Way Out of No Way portrays the Jim Crow era,...

  • "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" sweepstakes announced by "Live with Kelly and Michael"

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Fri, Nov 8, 2013

    If you’re a “Hunger Games” fan, be sure and check out “LIVE’S ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Special Access Sweepstakes,” offered by “LIVE with Kelly and Michael.” The opportunity to win a trip to New York and be a VIP at a “LIVE” taping featuring one of the movie’s stars and attend...

  • "Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1": Documentary debuts Nov. 11 on HBO

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” a documentary centering on the work of responders at the only national veterans crisis line, premieres at 8 p.m. Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, on HBO. Details on the film, provided by HBO, are as follows: Since 2001, more veterans have died by their own...

  • "Grimm": "A Dish Best Served Cold" episode airs Nov. 8

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    This week’s episode of “Grimm,” airing at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, on NBC, is titled “A Dish Best Served Cold. NBC’s summary of the episode is as follows: A series of disturbing crime scenes leads Nick (David Giuntoli) and Hank (Russell Hornsby) to the resurrection of an old feud that’s all...

  • "Kodiak": Four-part Discovery Channel series to premiere in 2014

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Kodiak Island, Alaska is explored in the Discovery Channel series, “Kodiak,” scheduled to debut in 2014. Details on “Kodiak,” provided by Discovery Channel, are as follows: Kodiak Island is one of the most remote places on Earth. Home to some of the best fishing and deadliest hunting on...

  • "Jobs That Bite!" premieres Nov. 9 on Nat Geo Wild

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Jeremy Brandt hosts Nat Geo Wild’s new series “Jobs That Bite!” and takes on a variety of perilous jobs involving animals. The show premieres at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Details on “Jobs That Bite!,” provided by Nat Geo Wild, are as follows: Does your job leave you unsatisfied?

  • Billy Graham film airs Nov. 10 on INSP

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    “Billy, The Early Years,” a 2008 movie centering on Billy Graham, will air at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 on INSP in conjunction with the evangelist’s 95th birthday Nov. 7. Details, provided by INSP, are as follows: Billy Graham, legendary evangelist and spiritual advisor to 12 U.S.

  • "Christmas With Tucker": First original Hallmark Movie Channel holiday film among network's "Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas" event

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    Hallmark Movie Channel begins its first-ever original holiday programming event “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas” Nov. 11. The network’s first-ever original holiday movie “Christmas With Tucker” is included, as well as a number of holiday favorites such as “Holiday Affair,” “Christmas in...

  • Video for "Strike Back: Origins" Nov. 8 episode

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    The action drama series “Strike Back: Origins,” starring Richard Armitage (“The Hobbit” films) and Andrew Lincoln (“The Walking Dead”), airs at 9 p.m. Fridays on Cinemax. The summary for this week’s (Nov. 8) episode, provided by Cinemax, is as follows: Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) offers...

  • "12 Years a Slave" special airs Nov. 9 on TV One

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

    Tulsa native Alfre Woodard joins fellow “12 Years a Slave” cast members Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and director Steve McQueen in a discussion hosted by Radio One Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes in “12 Years a Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes.” The special premieres at 6...

  • "Baggage Battles": Rock and roll legends auction featured on Nov. 12 episode

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

    Items from rock and roll icons such as Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix are featured in a sale on the Nov. 12 episode of “Baggage Battles,” airing at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 on Travel Channel. Details on the show, provided in a news release, are as follows: “Baggage Battles” features some...

  • "Reign": "Hearts and Minds" episode airs Nov. 7 on The CW

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

    The new drama “Reign” airs at 8 p.m. Thursdays on The CW. A summary of this week’s (Nov. 7) episode, provided by the network is as follows: MARY AND FRANCIS GROW CLOSER AMIDST THE CHAOS — Mary (Adelaide Kane) has to decide if she is willing to lie and sentence a man to death in order to...

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