Day: July 19, 2022

It’s a nomadic journey for “Big Brother” episode

For “Big Brother” fans, this gets sort of dizzying: Thursday’s episode has been moved yet again,
It was originally moved to Friday. Now, instead, it’s part of a two-hour bloc Sunday.
The shift began when CBS decided to air the congressional Jan. 6 committee hearings. That’s from 8-10 p.m. ET Thursday, ousting two comedy reruns and starting the nomadic journey for “Big Brother” (shown here). Read more…

Sharks soar into TV dominance

It’s shark time again, which sort of makes our season complete.
“I don’t think you can have summer without Shark Week,” said Jeff Kurrm, producer of the “Air Jaws” films (shown here) and more.
Yes, the competing Shark Fest has been running for two weeks on National Geographic, with more to come. But Shark Week on Discovery (and now Discovery+) is the original, going back to 1988.
“We used to do seven or eight new films a year,” Kurr said. “Now how many are there?” Well, 28 new ones, starting July 24 (7 p.m. to midnight) and concluding July 30 (8-11:30 p.m.). Add the reruns and this goes from 2 a.m. July 24 to 4 p.m. July 31; that’s 182 straight hours of sharks. Read more…

Best-bets for July 21: Probe alters TV line-ups

1) Congressional hearings, 8 p.m. ET, CBS, news channels and more. The second primetime hearing for the House’s Jan. 6 committee is expected to focus on a specific question: What was happening in the White House, during the 187 minutes, from the time violence (shown here) began to President Trump’s request that protesters go home. For CBS, the coverage will bump two comedies and delay “Big Brother” to 8 p.m. Friday, pushing “Secret Celebrity Renovation” back a week. Read more…