Additional cable programs receiving multiple nominations were “American Horror Story: Coven” on FX (17), “The Normal Heart” on HBO (16), “Breaking Bad” on AMC (16) and “True Detective” on HBO (12).
Check here for a complete list of nominations.
With summer vacation nearing, it’s a good time to discuss appropriate TV viewing and to activate or update parent control settings. Healthy Kids recommends several resources designed to help parents and caregivers navigate children’s media exposure.
Eleven-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Carrie Underwood will honor military servicemen and women with a song written for “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops.” The special will air tonight at 8 CT on CBS.
Underwood will perform her new song “Keep Us Safe,” which she co-penned specifically for the military tribute show. The song will also be available for digital download with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives.
The ACM concert will also feature Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and more. The two-hour special will be hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.
A recent BroadStream Solutions study suggests U.S. adult TV watchers prefer their favorite shows the old-fashioned way. A full 84 percent of those polled say they still like tuning in at a program’s scheduled broadcasting time over watching time-shifted programming. Similarly, 85 percent chose their television sets as the preferred mode of viewing over tablets, phones, desktops and laptops. Read more about the study results at TVNewsCheck.
The final episode of long-running CBS comedy series “How I Met Your Mother” airs tonight, 7 p.m. CT, after a nine-year run that consistently averaged nine million-plus viewers per episode.
“The entire original main cast has remained with the show for the whole run, the only change being the addition of [The Mother, Cristin] Milioti for season nine,” noted the New York Daily News. “That doesn’t happen on television.”
“HIMYM” co-creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas are currently working on their next show. While the cast and characters will be completely new, the theme will be similar, as is the title, “How I Met Your Dad.”
To celebrate its 35th birthday this week, C-SPAN has compiled a video list of the network’s 35 greatest moments. The collection features one event from each year C-SPAN has been on the air, live and commercial-free.
C-SPAN, created by the cable television industry to provide public access to the political process without editing, commentary or analysis, is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
With the change of seasons approaching, it’s a good time to spring into action by talking to kids about appropriate TV viewing and activating or updating parental control settings.
The TV Boss offers resources that help take the mystery out of setting parental controls and interpreting the TV rating system. The site even offers tips for helping parents and caregivers create a healthy, balanced family TV-viewing plan.
Tonight, longtime “Saturday Night Live” writer and Weekend Update host Seth Myers will begin his new role as host of NBC’s “Late Night.”
New York Times’ media reporter Bill Carter spoke with Meyers about joining the ranks of former “Late Night” hosts, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon.
Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first performers announced for an upcoming Academy of Country Music special to honor those serving in the U.S. armed forces.
“ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” will be taped April 7, the night after the AMC Awards. Tickets to the Las Vegas taping are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Proceeds will benefit ACM’s charitable foundation, ACM Lifting Lives.
The special will air May 20 on CBS, 8 p.m. CT.
Twice a year, during the spring and fall, TV watchers may experience some degree of interference on some channels due to a phenomenon known as “sun outages.” The following Q&A will help you understand what they are and how they could affect you.
What is a sun outage?
A sun outage is an interruption in TV signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The interference is caused when the sun is in direct line with a communication signal and the sun’s radiation overwhelms it.
How does this affect watching TV?
During this time, people with cable or satellite TV service may experience interference on some channels that can affect picture quality and sound. The picture, for instance, may pixilate slightly, or clicking sounds may be heard. In some cases, picture or sound may completely drop for a few minutes.
Sun outages do not affect Internet or phone service.
How long does the interference last?
Such interference can last up to several minutes a day.
When will this interference happen?
This spring, sun outages may affect some channels – though only intermittently and generally for only a few minutes at a time – between roughly Feb. 22 and March 15. Typically, the effects, if visible, will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT.
What should you do?
If you experience picture or sound interference during these times, please be patient. Your service should return to normal after a short while.