What will be on WHIO-TV Channel 7 this fall?

Published: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 9:37 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 @ 9:37 AM

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. The new series will join a lineup that will finish the current season as America’s most-watched network in viewers for the 13th time in 14 years, including the last eight years straight. The network will also finish #1 in adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays.

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New series will feature stars in comedy and drama such as Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc, Joel McHale, Michael Weatherly, Katherine Heigl, Dermot Mulroney, Laverne Cox, Dulé Hill and Bill Paxton.

The new fall comedies are:

  • Kevin Can Wait: This comedy stars Kevin James as a newly retired police officer who faces tougher challenges at home with his wife and three kids than he ever did on the streets.
  • Man with a Plan: Golden Globe Award winner Matt LeBlanc is a contractor who starts spending more time with his kids when his wife goes back to work and discovers the truth every parent eventually realizes: his little angels are maniacs.
  • The Great Indoors: Joel McHale stars as a renowned adventure reporter for an outdoor magazine who becomes the desk-bound boss to a group of eager millennials in the publication’s digital edition.

The new fall dramas are:

  • Bull: Michael Weatherly is a brilliant and charming trial consultant.
  • MacGyver: This is an origin story of the classic series starring Lucas Till and George Eads.
  • Pure Genius: Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew star in a medical drama about a Silicon Valley billionaire superstar who enlists the world’s best medical minds to work in his state-of-the-art hospital

Two more series to premiere in 2016-2017:

  • Training Day: This show is a crime drama that begins 15 years after the events of the successful feature film, starring Bill Paxton as a hardened, morally ambiguous detective for the LAPD, and Justin Cornwell as a young, idealistic officer tapped to go undercover as his trainee to spy on him.
  • Doubt:  This legal drama, which stars Katherine Heigl, Steven Pasquale, Dulé Hill and Laverne Cox, is about an attorney who begins to fall for her charismatic client accused of murdering his girlfriend.

 The 21 shows that are returning for the 2016-2017 season include: NCIS, Blue Bloods, Madam Secretary, Code Black, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, Hawaii Five-0, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion, Criminal Minds, The Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, Mom, The Odd Couple and 2 Broke Girls.

Returning reality shows include: Survivor, The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss. In news, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours will return.

In addition to the new shows and 21 established series, NFL Thursday Night Football returns to CBS’s No. 1 primetime lineup for the third consecutive year with five early-season games. The Thursday broadcasts kick off on Sept. 15 with New York Jets at Buffalo Bills.

“One of our goals this development season was to expand our lineup of top-rated comedies, and these new shows and big stars give us the opportunity to do so in a big way,” said Glenn Geller, President, CBS Entertainment. “With the Network’s returning roster of hits and time-period winners, we’re able to strategically schedule all of our exciting new comedies and dramas with the best possible launch pads to succeed.”

CBS Television Netword 2016-2017 primetime schedule night-by-night:

MONDAYS – Comedy is back on Monday! With Thursday Night Football premiering Sept. 15, the Network will again move The Big Bang Theory to Mondays at 8 p.m. to start the season, giving the best lead-in on television to the new family comedy Kevin Can Wait. starring Kevin James. Following football, The Big Bang Theory will move to its regular Thursday time period, and Kevin Can Wait will shift to 8 p.m. to anchor the night and lead in to the new comedy Man with a Plan starring Matt LeBlanc. The expanded night of comedy will continue with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs in 2 Broke Girls at 9 p.m., paired with Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon in The Odd Couple at 9:30 p.m., creating a two-hour comedy block. Moving to 10 p.m. to wrap up the night is Scorpion, Monday night’s top-rated scripted series.

 TUESDAYS – NCIS, television’s No. 1 drama for seven years with over 20 million viewers, returns at 8 p.m., providing the perfect lead-in for former NCIS star Michael Weatherly in his new legal drama, Bull, at 9 p.m.. This highly compatible and powerful night of television continues with the top three drama NCIS: New Orleans at 10 p.m., to cap the evening.

WEDNESDAYS – Survivor once again opens the night at 8 p.m., where it continues to win in viewers and demographics. Criminal Minds, a top 10 drama, returns at 9 p.m., leading in to the fast–paced medical drama Code Black at 10 p.m., Wednesday’s No. 1 new series in viewers in its freshman season.

THURSDAYS – NFL Thursday Night Football kicks off on Sept. 15, giving CBS big ratings in the middle of the week and a strong promotional platform to launch the new season. The network’s top-rated entertainment schedule returns Oct. 27 with The Big Bang Theory in its regular 8 p.m. slot, providing a potent lead-in for the new comedy The Great Indoors, starring Joel McHale as the boss to a group of millennials in his magazine’s digital department, at 8:30 p.m. Anna Faris and seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney star in the critically-acclaimed Momat 9 p.m., followed by this season’s No. 1 new comedy, Life in Pieces, at 9:30 p.m. Then, after opening the night with a group of geniuses, the evening closes with another group in Pure Genius, the medical drama about an Internet billionaire and his brilliant team of doctors, starring Dermot Mulroney and Augustus Prew, at 10 p.m.

 FRIDAYS – Kicking off the night at 8 p.m. will be the new action-adventure drama MacGyver, a reimagining of the classic series, followed by another classic franchise, time-period winner Hawaii Five-0 at 9 p.m.. Blue Bloods, Friday’s most-watched show, anchors CBS’s winning Friday night at 10 p.m..

 SATURDAYS – CBS’s Saturday lineup features crimetime Saturday, encore broadcasts of the Network’s popular dramas at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., followed by 48 Hoursat 10 p.m., Saturday’s most-watched program.

  SUNDAYS – The renowned 60 Minutes, television’s No. 1 news program for nearly five decades, returns at 7 p.m.. At 8 p.m., Monday hit NCIS: Los Angeles moves to its new home, leading into Madam Secretary, Sunday’s most-watched broadcast drama, which shifts to 9 p.m. At 10 p.m., Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are back on the case in Elementary, capping a night of three strong dramas from 8-11 p.m.

 In addition to Training Day and Doubt, CBS will once again present year-round programming, rolling out new and established series throughout the season, including Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, which is winning its Wednesday (10-11 p.m.) time period in viewers, adults 18-49 and adults 25-54; the award-winning reality series The Amazing Race and Undercover Boss; and the new one-hour alternative series, Hunted, which was previously announced.

Wine, excited dogs send Ellen DeGeneres to hospital with broken finger

Published: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 @ 5:21 PM

We’ve all been there, Ellen!

On Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host shared a story about how she accidentally broke the ring finger on her left hand.

“You know how in gymnastics when you do a one-handed cartwheel and you have to spread the weight evenly between all of your fingers?” DeGeneres said. “Well, I had two glasses of wine and fell into a door.”

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The audience roared with laughter as DeGeneres shared details of that night.

DeGeneres and her wife, Portia de Rossi,returned home after a dinner party, and their dogs excitedly greeted them at the door.

“I just caught the lip of the top step. I was just about a foot away from the door and I fell into the door,” she said. “It did something to my finger and I knew something was wrong.”

She shared a nasty picture of her finger post-fall.

“My first thought was no big deal Obamacare will cover this," she joked. “So, Portia drove me to the hospital.”

DeGeneres then shared a photo of her X-ray.

“It turns out I didn’t break it. I dislocated my finger, that’s what they call it,” she said. “Which is an incorrect term. I knew where it was located.”

DeGeneres said that before the doctors snapped her finger back in place, a nurse offered her a shot to numb her finger.

“And, I said, ‘No, I just had two glasses of wine and that’s what got me into this mess in the first place,’” she joked.

After some cursing and pain, her finger was back in place.

“It was a hard weekend for me, and I put on a brave face and I made it through,” she said.

Watch the host discuss her injury in the video below.

Is Sophie Turner’s hair color a ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler?

Published: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Updated: Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 8:00 AM


            Is Sophie Turner’s hair color a ‘Game of Thrones’ spoiler?

Sophie Turner’s blond hair might be a “Game of Thrones” spoiler revealing the fate of the elder Stark sister.

At least, that’s what Maisie Williams, who plays the younger Stark sister, Arya, would have you believe.

“Her hair is still blond, so she’s dead,” Williams said during Sunday’s South by Southwest Conference panel with “Thrones” showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff.

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Williams and Turner moderated the panel introduced as the “Holy Grail” of Game of Thrones panels. Williams’ theory came about while Benioff and Weiss griped about how the Stark sisters have a tendency to dye their hair between seasons.

Shooting for season seven has wrapped up, and the show’s penultimate season is set to premiere July 18.

But it was the beginnings of the show that concerned Turner and Williams as they asked questions of Benioff and Weiss.

Arya was the hardest character to cast, the show creators said. Sean Bean and Peter Dinklage were the only two actors picked before casting began. And Mark Addy was the only actor to impress so well on the first take that he became a shoo-in for Robert Baratheon.

Toughest character to kill? Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo.

Speaking of, Momoa is rumored to reprise his role in the upcoming season. The speculation is fueled by Momoa’s Instagram photo of a much talked about bar outing with Benioff and Weiss.

But what hasn’t been publicized about their visit to the Belfast bar is a slap game Benioff had with Momoa that led to Benioff being taken to the hospital. After repeated slaps to the hand, Benioff said his hand swelled up and looked like a catcher’s mitt. “The doctors said ‘Your friend squished your hand.’ That was the medical term they used,” Benioff said.

“I thought, he’s big, but I think I’m quicker,” he said. “I’m not.”

And apparently the showrunners are practically George Clooney when it comes to pranks on set.

They once told Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) at one point that HBO thought he looked too much like a character out of Harry Potter for the gritty show. Their solution was to write a scene in which Snow’s hair is completely burned away and his upper lip permanently mangled.

“It was great acting by him pretending he wasn’t disappointed,” Weiss said.

Dancing, gliding kids crash dad's BBC News interview, steal the show

Published: Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 9:47 AM
Updated: Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 9:47 AM


            Dancing, gliding kids crash dad's BBC News interview, steal the show

A political professor's serious, live interview with BBC News was unceremoniously interrupted Friday when his children suddenly bumbled into the room.

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Robert E. Kelly, an associate professor of international relations at South Korea's Pusan National University, was discussing South Korean politics in light of a court's decision on Friday to uphold the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye amid a corruption scandal.

As he talks about the role of democracies in handling such scandals, a tiny figure in a bright yellow shirt sneaks in through a door and dances her way toward him.

The girl, Kelly's daughter, comes up to her father's desk to peer at the camera as Kelly attempts to push her away. Meanwhile, a child in a walker glides into the room.

The BBC interviewer gamely continues the interview.

"And what will it mean for the wider region?" the interviewer asks before addressing the obvious. "I think one of your children just walked in."

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"Pardon me," Kelly answers as a woman, identified by The Guardian as Kelly's wife, sweeps into the room.

"My apologies," Kelly says with a tight smile as the woman pulls the children from the room.

Kelly, a highly respected expert on South Korea whose resume includes work for The Economist and Newsweek magazines, continues the rest of his interview without interruption.

"We're really grateful to Professor Kelly for his professionalism," a BBC spokesman said in a statement to MailOnline. "This just goes to show that live broadcasting isn't always child's play."

“The Trump boys” stop by SNL’s Weekend Update, snacks at the ready

Published: Sunday, March 05, 2017 @ 12:22 PM
Updated: Sunday, March 05, 2017 @ 12:22 PM


            “The Trump boys” stop by SNL’s Weekend Update, snacks at the ready

One of the best skits in the post-Trump "Saturday Night Live" panoply has been the appearances of the Trump boys, Eric and Don Jr., portrayed as the Beavis and Butthead of the first family. They returned to the SNL stage on March 4 for some new shenanigans.

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Mikey Day plays a slick Don Jr. As the alpha of the two brothers, he can form a complete sentence while dressed in his early-90s-NBA-coach suit and haircut.  Alex Moffatt, on the other hand, imbues Eric Trump with Rain Man-esque outbursts, like “I drove the golf car!” or “I got a sunburn!”

For example, Don Jr. begins telling Colin Jost about when the boys attended a ribbon-cutting cermeony at the newest Trump hotel in Vancouver, explaining how amazing and “next level" the head chef is. Eric agrees, “I had a funny face pancake! He had whipped cream hair!” Which seems to remind Eric that he’s hungry.


Ever the good brother, Don Jr. takes out a sandwich bag of Cheerios, which Eric proceeds to eat like a grade schooler opening his first box of Lucky Charms. No snack would be complete without a juice box though, as Eric stabs the straw into his juice like he’s trying to murder it.

The skit also made fun of news reports about the ongoing conflict of interest between the president and his global business dealings.

“The only people making decisions regarding the Trump Organization are Eric and myself,” said Day playing Don Jr. “And Dad,” interjects Moffat's child-like Eric while munching on the dry Cheerios and slurping from his juice box (after multiple efforts to get the straw in) – a portrayal that just might be the Real Donald’s best evidence in his crusade to prove SNL maliciousness.