Archives: TiVo/VCR Alerts
Friday December 9, 2005
Good News/Bad News

The bad news is that Kitchen Confidential is gone - no more episodes. The good news is that FOX will fill its timeslot with an extra Arrested Development. [via tv tattle]

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Wednesday November 16, 2005
LOST "Extended" Episode

Lost will run a extra five minutes tonight! Set your tivos/vcrs accordingly.

Speaking of which, has anyone seen the new TiVo "overlap" feature? Nice stuff. It addresses the issue of supersized shows - i.e. if one show runs til 10:05, it won't record something at 10:00pm. The new features uses your Season Pass to prioritize and then clips the show with a lower priority. Pretty cool.

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Tuesday November 8, 2005
The Amazing Race

Don't forget tonight's episode of Amazing Race is two hours.

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Monday October 31, 2005
The Scorned

Tonight The Scorned premieres on E!, a movie I'm hoping will be the most unintentionally hilarious slasher flick of the year.

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Thursday October 6, 2005
Degrassi Alert!

The N will be showing some classic Degrassi tonight and over the weekend. Pregnant Spike! [via tv tattle]

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Tuesday September 13, 2005
Presidential Address Thursday?

Might be a good idea to pad your TiVo or VCR time, as W is scheduled to address the nation on THURSDAY at 9:00pm EST. (sorry, when I first posted this, I thought it was tonight)

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Saturday August 13, 2005
Little Britain Marathon

This is probably too little, too late in terms of giving you some notice, but there's going to be a massive Little Britain marathon tomorrow (Sunday) on BBC America. If you've seen this hilarious show, you know why I'm so excited (8 episodes in a row!). If you haven't, now's your chance to meet the cast of characters (all played by two actors, Matt Lucas and David Walliams).

(And if you still miss Buffy, you should know that Giles has a semi-regular role as the Prime Minister.)

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Wednesday August 3, 2005
All Kathy Griffin, All The Time

A new Kathy Griffin special is on Bravo tonight, followed by the premiere of Kathy's new reality show. I am all a-flutter.

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Tuesday July 19, 2005
Stupid President!

George W is planning on a news conference at 9:00pm tonight to announce his Supreme Court selection. Whatev. Anyway, Big Brother and other shows on during that timeslot may likely be pre-empted or bumped. Set your TiVos and VCRs for extra time.

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Friday July 8, 2005
Amazing Race Repeats

TAR Season One starts on Monday. They'll be showing SEVEN episodes a week at 9:00pm with a repeat at midnight. We'll pop through Season 1 in about two weeks! You can have ongoing episode discussion in the forums.

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Monday June 27, 2005
The Day After

As part of their salute to great TV movies this week, TV Land (I'd link, but their site is really useless) will be showing The Day After on Thursday night. Maybe it's just a "my generation" thing, but this movie is one of the strongest TV-watching memories of my childhood. I was 11 when it was first shown, and I remember being fascinated and scared and unable to look away. I wasn't traumatized or anything, but it made a pretty big impact on me. A few years later, the devastating Testament would replace The Day After as my pick for a must-see nuclear war movie, but I don't think I'll ever forget watching this one on the tiny TV set in my bedroom. I'm really looking forward to seeing it again after all these years.

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Thursday June 9, 2005
Amazing Race Season One

For those of you who jumped on the TAR bandwagon late, here's your chance to relive the first season. I can't wait! [via fresh hell]

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Tuesday May 3, 2005
The OC

American OC fans didn't get to see last week's episode, as FOX decided we'd rather watch the President and then Paris Hilton slut her way across America. They will be showing back-to-back eps this Thursday, with last week's pre-emption airing at 8:00pm, and the new episode at 9:00pm. I only tell you this because my TiVo is not recognizing the 8:00pm (The Return of the Nana) episode; I had to add it manually.

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Thursday April 28, 2005
Proof that Bush Hates Us

Dubya has scheduled a news conference for tonight, RIGHT in the middle of sweeps week, so he can try to further brainwash the American people on his Social Security plan. No word on whether networks will pre-empt, but do remember to pad your TiVo or VCR recordings just in case he screws us over.

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Friday April 8, 2005
Zach Braff Alert!

Two of my favorite things will collide on Sunday when the darling Zach Braff guest-stars on Arrested Development. I can't wait!

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Thursday March 24, 2005
The Apprentice

It's on at 8:30 tonight instead of 9...consider yourselves warned.

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Friday March 18, 2005
Oh Hell Yeah

If you guys don't think my TiVo isn't already set for this, you obviously don't know me AT ALL.

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Wednesday March 16, 2005
Survivor

Don't forget that Survivor is on tonight instead of tomorrow, due to college basketball.

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Monday February 28, 2005
More Voluntary Humiliation

We've got some reality, uh, "stars" appearing on Fear Factor tonight. I'd rather die than endure any more time spent with Omarosa, but Reichen "I Won Amazing Race and All I Got Was a Walk-On Role on Frasier" Lehmkuhl will also be appearing. Yay!

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Wednesday February 23, 2005
Amazing Race 7

FYI: On the TiVo forums people are warning that Amazing Race is now called Amazing Race 7 in the listings. So there is a possibility your Season Pass might not pick it up if you don't have it listed correctly. The season starts on March 1st, and I haven't noticed anything in our To-Do List, so I'll be checking the Season Pass, and you should too. Just a friendly reminder from your friends at TMFT!

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Tuesday February 22, 2005
SPACED!

If you have Trio on your cable/satellite, set your recorders for Spaced. It looks like they're slowly re-running most of the episodes. If you're not aware of the show, it's from the comedic geniuses who brought us Shaun of the Dead. Tune in; it's worth it.

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Wednesday February 9, 2005
The End of Civilization

Oh, hell yes.

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Wednesday January 19, 2005
Point Pleasant

Point Pleasant premieres tonight, and the people of the town of the same name in New Jersey don't seem all that into it. I'll be checking it out. They had me at GrantShow. [via tv tattle]

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Friday December 10, 2004
Sunday Conflicts

This Sunday we've got three hours of Survivor, one hour of Desperate Housewives, and presumably a half hour of Arrested Development. What's a tv junkie to do? Because the freak-geek house actually has two TiVos, we'll be fine. Here's Janet's suggestion for those of you who don't - "My plan is to watch first 1/2 hour of Survivor, then Arrested Development, tune into Survivor at 9:00 to see the final two, watch Desperate Housewives, then back to Survivor for reveal/post-show. Way too much filler in Survivor finale if there's something else to watch."

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Thursday December 9, 2004
Holiday Programming

Here's a fun tip for all you TiVo users who are Holiday Special whores like myself. Set up a Wishlist with keywords "christmas" or "holiday" or whatever your flava and behold the hundreds of holiday-themed tv shows to sort through and choose for your viewing pleasure. Here are a few of the specials I'm really looking forward to (and would never have known about without my beloved TiVo). The Christmas Special Christmas Special, the ultimate in meta. Robbie the Reindeer - I think this might be an Americanized version, though, which pisses me off because Robbie Williams is in the British version. A Chris Isaak Christmas - yummmmm. An Italian Christmas with Mario & Giada - hoping to find something interesting to make on Christmas Eve.

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Wednesday October 20, 2004
Lineup Shuffle & TV News

The Amazing Race is coming back on November 16th. As previously thought, it won't take its originally scheduled Saturday timeslot, but will return to the Tuesday night slot at 9:00pm. Also, two crappy shows on the WB are switching timeslots. AND, LAX is moving to Wednesdays. Reprogram your TiVo accordingly.

Also, The 4400 will be returning for a second season, which makes me happy. I liked that series.

And lastly, Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes are going to be on Degrassi. Dig it. [all via tv tattle, of course]

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Friday October 8, 2004
TiVo/VCR Alert

FX is running an Arrested Development marathon on Saturday starting at noon. [via tv tattle]

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Friday October 1, 2004
Weekend Watching

Fire up the TiVo! Tomorrow night is the season premiere of Saturday Night Live. Tune in to find out who Tina Fey's new co-anchor will be, and to see my boy Ben Affleck host. Sunday is the premiere of Desperate Housewives, a hotly anticipated show here at TMFT. Phil Keoghan's new show, No Opportunity Wasted, starts Sunday evening as well.

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Wednesday September 29, 2004
Programming Note!

Remember, kids, The Apprentice is on tonight instead of tomorrow, due to the presidential debates.

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Tuesday September 21, 2004
TiVo/VCR Alert

ABC Family Channel is starting two new shows in syndication the first week of October - Gilmore Girls and Smallville. Woop! I'm very psyched to start watching early GG.

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Thursday September 16, 2004
TiVo/VCR Alert

Just a PSA - this message showed up on the TiVo last night:

NBC has made last-minute changes to its schedule for Thursday, September 16th. These changes may affect your recordings for "Joey," "Will & Grace," and "The Apprentice." The new show times are:

"Joey" -- 8:00 - 8:35pm

"Will & Grace" -- 8:35 - 9:19pm

"The Apprentice" -- 9:19 - 11:00pm

Because of NBC's last-minute changes, the new start and stop times will NOT be reflected in your DVR's listings. As such, you may need to adjust the recording times of certain show(s) to ensure that you don't miss the beginning or end.

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Tuesday August 10, 2004
Programming Notes

Don't Forget! If you live in the NYC area, due to baseball, Amazing Race will be shown tonight at 7:00pm, and Big Brother 5 will be shown at 1:37am. Yeah, I know.

By the way, here's a dedicated TAR discussion forum; drop by and say hello to raptorgirl75.

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Friday June 11, 2004
Season Premiere Alert

Don't forget that the new season of Six Feet Under starts on Sunday. It's a good way to combat Sopranos withdrawal.

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Thursday June 10, 2004
And The Beastie Boys are Performing

Tonight is the MTV Movie Awards - you know I'll be tuning in, because you know I loves me the award shows. I'll be posting my fashion remarks and snotty commentary tomorrow. Anyway, if you like Lindsey Lohan's boobs, it's probably your lucky night.

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Monday June 7, 2004
Reno 911

Heads up. A second season of Comedy Central's Reno 911 starts Wednesday. Tune in and enjoy the humor. In college, one of my favorite shows was MTV's The State. It's long gone, but Reno 911 keeps a few of the castmembers � Kerri Kenney, Tom Lennon and occassionally hunky Ken Marino � together, so it's a favorite of mine.

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Thursday June 3, 2004
No Touching

Don't forget to catch the Arrested Development season finale on June 6th. Woop! [link has audio]

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Friday May 21, 2004
Lots of Green Acres

I know this isn't the sort of show we usually discuss here, but I simply must report that one of my favorite sitcoms of all time, Green Acres, is getting a massive marathon airing on TV Land this weekend. I just told my TiVo to get a Season Pass (much easier than scheduling individual recordings) and I swear I think I heard it groan a little. So much silliness in one weekend!

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Monday May 17, 2004
The Restaurant

FYI - NBC has pulled The Restaurant from their schedule, effective immediately. Look for it to come back next month, I think.

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Tuesday April 13, 2004
Programming Alert

Some of your favorite shows might be pre-empted or pushed back tonight because GWB wants to talk to the press.

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Saturday March 20, 2004
Affleck Watch

Don't forget to set your TiVos to see Mr. Ben Affleck co-hosting on Regis & Kelly this Monday!

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Thursday March 11, 2004
Chapelle Marathon

There is going to be a marathon showing of 8 episodes of Chappelle's Show this Saturday night on Comedy Central. Of course, you don't have to watch all of them, but please try to catch the already-classic "Charlie Murphy vs. Rick James" episode. It's absolutely brilliant.

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