Day: June 25, 2022

CBS remembers (sometimes) to make it special

In a pre-packaged, pre-processed world, television should be its best when it’s live and, well, special.
TV specials have offered music, humor and even bits of spontaneity. Then they seemed to disappear … except on CBS.
That comes to mind now, after a one-two punch: On June 12 was a terrific Tony Award ceremony, propelled by the immense talent of Ariana DeBose. On June 24 was a Daytime Emmy (shown here) ceremony that was really quite adequate … which makes it roughly 3,000-percent better than last year’s show. Read more…

Best-bets for June 27: teen trauma, celebrity silliness

1) “Celebrity Family Feud,” 8-11 p.m., ABC. With basketball and hockey dominating June, ABC is waiting until next month for its summer push. Game shows will start their seasons on July 7 and 10; “The Bachelorette” begins on Julty 11. That leaves lots of temporary spots for reruns.  We see Steve Harvety (shown here) host games involving musicians (Pentatonix, Wilson Phillips, Dee Snider, OneRepublic), plus Terry Bradshaw, Tisha Campbell, the “Mayans M.C.” cast and more. Read more…