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  • Videos: JFK specials begin Nov. 11 on PBS

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

      PBS has scheduled special programming (Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 19, check local listings) in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Summaries of the specials, provided by PBS, are as follows: - AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “JFK” ­ This new four-hour...

  • Video: Oklahoma natives Mary Kay Place and Megyn Price star with Dolly Parton in Lifetime's "A Country Christmas Story"

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Wed, Nov 6, 2013

    Tulsa native Mary Kay Place and Megyn Price , who grew up in Norman, star alongside Dolly Parton, Brian McKnight and Ross McCall in the Lifetime Original Movie “A Country Christmas Story,” premiering at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. A summary of the movie, provided by Lifetime, is as follows:...

  • Video: "JFK: The Final Hours" debuts Nov. 8 on National Geographic Channel

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Tue, Nov 5, 2013

    Bill Paxton narrates the documentary “JFK: The Final Hours,” premiering at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 on National Geographic Channel. Details, provided by National Geographic Channel, are as follows: Few events have been more scrutinized than the minutes and hours following the fatal bullets...

  • "NCIS": Emily Wickersham joins cast as series regular

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Mon, Nov 4, 2013

    Emily Wickersham will begin appearing on the CBS drama “NCIS” as a series regular cast member Tuesday, Nov. 19. Details, provided by CBS, are as follows: Wickersham plays NSA Analyst Eleanor “Ellie” Bishop, a mysterious mixture of analytic brilliance, fierce determination and idealism...

  • "Sleepy Hollow" returns tonight with "The Sin Eater" episode

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Mon, Nov 4, 2013

      John Noble (“Fringe”) begins his recurring guest starring role in tonight’s (Nov. 4) episode of “Sleepy Hollow” at 8 p.m. on Fox. A summary of the episode, provided by Fox, is as follows: When Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) goes missing, his wife, Katrina (Katia Winter), appears to Lt.

  • "Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana" premieres Nov. 22 on PBS

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Fri, Nov 1, 2013

    The documentary “Nashville 2.0: The Rise of Americana” debuts as part of the 2013 PBS Arts Fall Festival at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 on PBS (check local listings). Details on the film, provided by PBS, are as follows: PBS has announced the full roster of music artists who are part of the...

  • "Time of Death" docu-series debuts Nov. 1 on Showtime

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    The six-episode docu-series “Time of Death” premieres at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 on Showtime. A summary, provided by the network, is as follows: “Time of Death” intimately follows the final days of a truly remarkable group of terminally ill people and how their imminent mortality affects...

  • "Penguins: Waddle All The Way" special premieres Nov. 23 on Discovery Channel

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (“Glee”) narrates the Discovery Channel special “Penguins: Waddle All The Way,” debuting at 8 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 23. Details, provided by Discovery Channel, are as follows: Get ready to experience one of nature’s most adorable animals like...

  • Video: Happy Halloween from "Beauty and the Beast"

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Thu, Oct 31, 2013

    The CW has provided a Halloween video for “Beauty and the Beast” fans: Follow me on Twitter: @MelissaHayer

  • Videos: "Strike Back: Origins" Nov. 1 episode

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Thu, Oct 31, 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. 1) episode, provided by Cinemax, is as follows: In an attempt to infiltrate the...

  • "Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmares" debuts Nov. 3 on Nat Geo Wild

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    If you’ve just adopted a dog and need some assistance dealing with the issues your family and your new dog may be dealing with, check out “ Cesar Millan: Doggie Nightmares,” premiering at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 on Nat Geo Wild.

  • "Man of Steel," "We're the Millers" among November releases on Movies On Demand

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, and “We’re the Millers,” starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, are among the films featured in November’s releases on Cox cable’s Movies On Demand. The Movies On Demand November schedule, provided in a news release, is as...

  • "The Chase": Season Two premieres Nov. 5 on GSN

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    “The Chase” makes its second season debut at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 on GSN Details on “The Chase,” provided by GSN, are as follows: Based on the hit U.K. show of the same name, GSN’s  THE CHASE  is hosted by actress and television host Brooke Burns, known for her starring roles...

  • "Ground Floor": TBS offers digital preview of new comedy

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    Beginning Nov. 7, viewers will have the opportunity to see a digital preview of the premiere of the new TBS sitcom “Ground Floor,” starring Skylar Astin, Briga Heelan and John C. McGinley. The series, created by Emmy-nominated producers Bill Lawrence (“Cougar Town,” “Scrubs”) and Greg Malins...

  • "Almost Human": John Larroquette joins cast in recurring role

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor John Larroquette will appear in a recurring guest starring role on the upcoming Fox sci-fi drama “Almost Human.” The series will have a special two-night premiere at 7 p.m. each night on Sunday, Nov. 17 and Monday, Nov.

  • "The Walking Dead" renewed for fifth season

    Melissa Hayer | Published: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    The hit AMC drama “The Walking Dead” has been picked up for a fifth season, the network announced today. Details, provided by AMC, are as follows: The number one show on television among adults 18-49, The Walking Dead returned for a fourth season earlier this month and the premiere...

  • Lea Michele to guest star on Bravo's "Top Chef"

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    “Glee’s” Lea Michele guest stars on “Top Chef” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 on Bravo. Details on the episode, provided by Bravo, are as follows: Lea Michele serves as the special guest for the Halloween-themed affair, which also happens to be the “ Top Chef” franchise’s 150th episode.

  • "The Returned": Creepy and diverse French series debuts Oct. 31 on Sundance Channel

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

    What would happen if someone came back from the dead and tried to continue existing in the world as they had before – and how would their loved ones react? The eight-episode subtitled French series “The Returned,” making its U.S. debut  on Halloween on Sundance Channel, poses those...

  • "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds": November edition focuses on homelessness and hunger

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Tue, Oct 29, 2013

    The November edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program centers on homelessness and hunger in Oklahoma along with some of the methods being implemented to combat those issues. Details, provided in a news release, are as follows: Dan Straughan, executive director of...

  • Video: C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" to feature Cushing on Nov. 6

    Melissa Hayer | Updated: Thu, Nov 7, 2013

    The C-SPAN morning program “Washington Journal” will feature guests at Enbridge Energy Partner’s terminal in Cushing during its live show centering on the oil industry Wednesday, Nov. 6. The “Capitol of American Oil Kingdom” episode airs from 6 to 10 a.m.

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