‘Mythbusters’ Challenge ‘Breaking Bad’ Science

 

Things get volatile tonight (9 p.m. CT, Discovery Channel) when the “MythBusters meet “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan and star Aaron Paul to test some chemistry behind the popular AMC drama. The team recreates two iconic, acidic scenes to see if the science truly holds up or melts down.

Discovery Channel and AMC are available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

‘What Not to Wear’ Farewell Season Starts Tonight

The tenth and final season of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” premieres tonight, 9 p.m. CT. Yahoo! TV takes a look at the show’s history and the longtime appeal of its “deliciously cruel home schooling” in the ways of fashion.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

New Show Will Feature Branson Pawn Shop

 

Discovery Channel is putting a unique spin on pawn shop reality shows.  

A new program, “Pawn in the Game” — which should air sometime later this month — is filmed in Suddenlink-served Branson, Mo., and features Branson Pawn owner Scott Velvet and manager Brian Roman bartering with customers. The twist: When Scott and Brian reach a negotiations impasse, they give customers the opportunity to earn their asking price by answering trivia questions.

Scott and Brian recently spoke with The Branson Tri-Lakes News about the show.

Discovery Channel is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Mud’

The timeless adventure film “Mud” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD).

When two boys find a mysterious man hiding on a deserted island in the Mississippi River, they decide to help him evade bounty hunters and reunite with his true love.  Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard and Reese Witherspoon star.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Tweeters Move the Nielsen Needle

According to a recent Washington Post article, the tweet-while-you-watch-TV craze is making a small but measurable impact on Nielsen ratings. Competitive reality shows appear to benefit most from Twitter chatter, followed (in order) by comedies, sporting events, and dramas.

New on Suddenlink VOD: ‘Oblivion’

 

Sci-fi drama “Oblivion” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD), 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman star.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

Who is the New Doctor Who?

BBC America this week announced that Peter Capaldi will portray the Twelfth Doctor, succeeding Matt Smith as star of “Doctor Who.” For those unfamiliar with the actor, the network offers clips of Peter Capaldi in some of his most famous TV and film roles.

The show is currently on hiatus, but fans can find related trivia and videos on BBC’s “Doctor Who” blog.

BBC America is available to most Suddenlink customers on one of our incremental digital tiers of service.

New on VOD: ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Crime drama “The Place Beyond the Pines” is now available through Suddenlink Video on Demand (VOD), 28 days before Netflix and Redbox.

Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper shine in the newest movie from “Blue Valentine” director Derek Cianfrance.  “The Place Beyond the Pines” is a sweeping emotional story of the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta, and Rose Byrne also star.

Where Suddenlink VOD is available, check out this and other titles by going to Channel 1. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.

USA Network, Suddenlink Honor Abilene Leader

Abilene, Texas community advocate and civic leader Petty Hunter was recognized at a hometown award ceremony last Friday as one of 10 national recipients of USA Network’s Characters Unite Awards in 2013. In partnership with Suddenlink, USA Network presented the award and a check for $5,000 to support Hunter’s community projects.

Hunter was recognized for displaying outstanding leadership in spearheading positive social change in the areas of education, civic duty, economic and community development and elder care.

Shown at the award ceremony are (left to right) Suddenlink Senior Director of Operations Jason Gebhart, Abilene Mayor Norm Archibald, Petty Hunter and NBCUniversal Director of Marketing Fred Haug. (Photo courtesy of Cooper Neill/USA Today)

It’s Hurricane Week on Weather Channel

It’s a big week for fans of dangerous natural phenomena. Last night, Discovery channel began Shark Week. Tonight, the Weather Channel kicks off Hurricane Week. The week will feature hurricane-themed original programming, as well as segments dedicated to preparing viewers for hurricane season, including safety tips.

The Weather Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.