Back in 1997, then-up-and-coming actor Michael Imperioli was mulling two work offers: a cable TV show pilot and a small role in a Woody Allen film. The script for the TV show didn't initially seem so special to him. "I was not blown away by the pilot," he admitted. On the other hand, he had long admired Allen and was being offered a spot in his movie "Celebrity." Imperioli couldn't do both and was leaning toward doing the film. "That would have been the dumbest mistake of my life," he says now with a laugh. The reason was simple: The TV show was "The Sopranos," which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its premiere on HBO. The six-season show would win 21 Emmys and become the first cable series ever to win the Emmy for outstanding drama series. It also earned Imperioli an acting Emmy in 2004. A drama about a road trip through the segregated South wins top prize at the Oscars. (Published Monday, Feb. 25, 2019) More than awards, the show about mid-level gangsters in New … [Read more...] about ‘The Sopranos’ Creators Look Back at a TV Show That Slayed
Shows that premiered this week
Sunday“Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos” (2:25 p.m., CBS) - Sure, the Broncos have already been eliminated from the playoffs. But if you’re a Broncos fan you might as well finish off the season before moving on. Just like Vance Joseph.“The Orville” (6 p.m., Fox, Season Premiere) - In the season two premiere, The Orville heads towards Moclus for Bortus’ special once-a-year ceremony, while Ed discovers Kelly has moved on and started dating. The season premiere airs Sunday, but the series moves to its regular Thursday slot later in the week. Monday“New Year’s Eve with Steve Harvey” (11 p.m., Fox) - Steve Harvey and Maria Menounos host a New Year’s celebration from Times Square in New York.“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (11:30 p.m., ABC) - Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg host from Time Square.“New Year’s Eve” (11:30 p.m., NBC) - Carson … [Read more...] about What to watch on TV this week: ‘The Orville’ returns, The Rock has a new series and a lot more
Two Chattanooga singers get their first shot at becoming the "Real Country" champion this week on the USA Network's new country music series. Dave Kennedy will be featured in Tuesday's episode. Larry Fleet will compete Wednesday. Both episodes air at 10 p.m. EST. The series premiered earlier this month after filming over the summer in Nashville. In each hourlong episode, country superstars Shania Twain, Jake Owen and Travis Tritt handpick one of 21 emerging solo artists, duos and groups to perform in showcases that spotlight specific country genres. Larry Fleet Larry Fleet Photo by CJ Hicks/USA Network In each episode, the panelists' three handpicked contestants perform in round one. The two artists with the highest audience score then advance to round two. The winner of round two takes home $10,000, earns a spot at next year's Stagecoach Festival and moves on to the finale for a chance to win $100,000 and a show at the Grand Ole Opry. According to his show bio, … [Read more...] about Chattanooga singers compete this week on ‘Real Country’
Published 8:05 am CDT, Monday, October 8, 2018 THE FLASH: Tuesday, October 9 on The CW The Flash gets a new suit this season! THE FLASH: Tuesday, October 9 on The CW The Flash gets a new suit this season! Photo: Jordon Nuttall/The CW BLACK LIGHTNING: Tuesday, October 9 on The CW. BLACK LIGHTNING: Tuesday, October 9 on The CW. Photo: The CW RIVERDALE: Wednesday, October 10 on The CW The third season will feature a flashback that pays tribute to "The Breakfast Club," and the show recruited a star of the classic 80s film to play the principal. RIVERDALE: Wednesday, October 10 on The CW The third season will feature a flashback that pays tribute to "The Breakfast Club," and the show recruited a star of the classic 80s film to play the principal. Photo: The CW ALL AMERICAN: … [Read more...] about Does your favorite TV show return this week?
Persimmon Homes will announce its half-year results this week. Archant Persimmon will unveil results for the first half of the year this week, with investors keen to hear management’s view on whether the increase in interest rates is starting to impact sales. The housebuilder will say that revenue rose 5% to £1.84bn in the six months to June 30, with the Charles Church operator having in July pointed to “resilient” consumer confidence.But City analysts believe the Bank of England’s recent decision to raise interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% could start to impact the housing market.George Salmon, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Investors will be waiting to see if the monetary policy committee’s decision to raise interest rates at the beginning of August has impacted Persimmon’s selling power.“Mortgage approval rates for July showed another month of growth; an indicator that the first-time buyers Persimmon relies heavily … [Read more...] about Housebuilder which handed bosses a £100m pay deal will reveal results this week