TV Networks

  • Voice Choices

    October 29, 2014


    Tell Diane to clear your schedule.

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    Here's What the MTA Does When They Find a Dead Shark in the Subway: Toss It, Crack Jokes

    There were a number of possible responses to yesterday's news that a small dead shark was found in the subway: sadness (dead animal), puzzlement (dead aquatic animal?), and, for the germaphobes among us, extreme, immediate, misplaced panic (Jesus Christ, have I been sitting in shark juice)? But the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Ten Rappers We'd Like To See on Reality TV

    So many reality shows, and so many of them are terrible. But people watch this stuff, despite feigning revulsion. "Trash culture" is on the rise, and with everyone from Consequence to The Game are landing "roles" in a reality show, we wanted to get in on the action and list some potentially quality ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain Joins CNN to Host New Weekend Program

    Anthony Bourdain is moving over to CNN from the Travel Channel to be the host of a new weekend program that will expand the network's coverage on food and travel. Bourdain will still be managed by Zero Point Zero Production, who has been working with Bourdain for over a decade. According to a CNN ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Puppy Makes Grown Man Weep [VIDEO]

    via Animal Planet​Marvin is terrified of pit bulls because of a traumatic experience he had as a child. Forty years ago, this fear would have been undiagnosed and Marvin's phobia would be his secret shame. Because it is 2011, the world gets to watch Marvin break down in tears when confronted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2011

    Shark Week Sucks

    ​Sharks haven't evolved for 100 million years, yet the Discovery Channel insists on updating us on the species every summer. Starting last Sunday, Shark Week kicked off its 24th year of shark-themed programming. And for the 24th consecutive year, it was a solid week of gurgling underwater soun ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    June 8, 2011


    Urban merpeople, rejoice!

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    New York City Rats, Bed Bugs Getting Their Own Reality Show

    ​Bed Bugs have infested bedrooms, the Gramercy Hotel and have even scared away tourists. Rats are on the subway and even someone's face. It's inevitable that someone was going to give our local celebrities a reality television show. But you too can be a part of the action!

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2010


    Bring out your dead (animals)

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Discovery Channel James Jay Lee Hostage Situation: The Creepy DCist Foreshadowing, Chaos, Environmental Extremism

    ​There are two kinds of "WTF" stories we encounter regularly: The first is "WTF?" which implies a situation that we pointedly don't understand much if anything about, and are trying to make sense of. The other is "WTF." which implies a situation that is beyond absurd, terrifying, or otherwise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    NYC Media Stonewalls Council on Hiring Questions

    Jumaane Williams​Part of the ritual of every City Council hearing is the "we'll get back to you" response by city officials on the hot seat who are stuck for an answer. That was the steady refrain more than two months ago when the two top officials of NYC Media, the city's TV station (yes, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    What Caused Viacom/MTV to Issue Last Week's Employee Gag Reminder?

    ​On Saturday, we showed you what media giant Viacom's employee guidelines regarding the press -- and social media presences -- were as per their employee handbook: pretty draconian, especially considering that Viacom doesn't pay for many of the email's recipients' health insurance. Jeremy Zwei ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 2, 2010

    Fox and Time Warner cut a deal

    ​After weeks of high-stakes brinksmanship and a last-minute extension, Time Warner Cable cut a deal Friday night to pay an unspecified per-viewer fee to transmit Fox programming from News Corporation-0wned stations broadcasting in New York, Los Angeles, and a number of other major cities. Fox ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009


    Isabella Rossellini makes insect love

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Watch Chantal on the Travel Channel Tonight!

    Our very own Chantal Martineau will be on your teevee tonight! She's one of five stars of the Travel Channel's Confessions of a Travel Writer, which airs tonight at 9pm, just before the new No Reservations. Tonight's episode finds Chantal in Chile, talking about wine. We think you ought to watch it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    New York Times Co. Sells WQXR

    The cash-strapped New York Times Company has sold WQXR-FM, its famously toney classical music station, to WNYC Radio and Univision. The Times Company gets $45 million in the deal. WNYC is kicking in $11.5 million, with $33.5 coming from Univision, which will put WQXR on its 105.9 FM signal and go to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Staten Island Man Gets Prison for Broadcasting Terror Available Online

    Back in December we told you Staten Island's Javed Iqbal was rousted by the feds for feeding transmissions from Al Manar, a Lebanon-based TV station backed by Hamas, into the free world. Today the U.S. Attorney's office announces Iqbal has been sentenced to 69 months for "providing material suppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    To Watch Tonight: Disappearing Manhattan With Anthony Bourdain

    photo courtesy of Travel ChannelOn No Reservations tonight (Travel Channel, 10 pm ET), Anthony Bourdain focuses on  "Disappearing Manhattan" and New York institutions. On his blog, he makes mention of Katz's Deli, Keen's, Russ & Daughters, Manganaro's Grosseria,  Hop Kee, Le Veau D'Or, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lil Wayne on Letterman: Reasons I'm Looking Forward to the Grammy Awards

    Was #7 ("I get to hang with the Jonas Brothers. Have you seen those guys? They're adorable.") the closest this nation has ever come to seeing someone say "No homo" on network television?

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Voice Choice: Mike Birbiglia

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (today’s his birthday!) who gets no respect (his routine includes the humiliating story of the time he was introduced as a “middle-tier” comedian at Trump Plaza in Atlantic City). But now that he’s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 17, 2008

    Laugh In

    Comedy Central comes to Central Park

  • Voice Choices

    February 19, 2008


    Be a fine-art connoisseur, or just act like one

  • Screens

    May 23, 2006
  • Film

    March 28, 2006
  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Cozy Commuting on the Metro North

    The Metro North station at Fordham Road is braced for a huge rush—there's a team of cops there, a line of metal barricades channeling people to and from the busses on Webster Avenue, and a remote van from a local TV station. Rides downtown are a flat $4, and you can pay on the train. "No penalty t ... More >>

  • Screens

    November 29, 2005

    Docs Without Borders

    An activist filmmaking collective wants to change the world—one documentary at a time

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2004
  • News

    April 30, 2002

    Quid Pro Coup

    The 'Times' Condones Censorship, Venezuelan Style

  • Music

    May 2, 2000

    Age of Discovery

    Birds Do It, Bees Do It, Mammals on TV Do It

  • News

    January 11, 2000
  • News

    November 16, 1999

    'Access' Denied

    Studios seethe over HSX predictions

  • News

    July 13, 1999