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Thanksgiving might also be referred to as the TV holiday -- because after you've eaten all that good food, what's better than vegging out in front of your favorite shows. Here are all the movies, marathons and specials for Thanksgiving 2013.
Thursday, Nov. 28
ABC: "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," 9:30 to 11 p.m.
AMC: "The Godfather" movies, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. the next day
CBS: Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m. to noon; NFL football Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Discovery: "Alaska: The Final Frontier" marathon, noon to 8 p.m., new "Punkin Chunkin" competition, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Diy: "I Want That" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Esquire: "Knife Fight" marathon, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fox: NFL football, Green Bay at Detroit, »
Esquire Network has greenlit two new fall specials, “Women We Love” and “Best Bars in America” both jump-offs from popular franchises in Esquire magazine.
“Women We Love” will air Nov. 19, coinciding with Esquire’s annual “Sexiest Woman Alive” issue that month. The hourlong special will celebrate women in the public eye who are noted for their “beauty, intelligence, style and passions.” It’s produced by Wilshire Studios, with Jennifer Lane as executive producer.
“Best Bars in America” will premiere in December and feature comedians Jay Larson and Sean Patton as they explore the bars highlighted in Esquire’s annual rundown of America’s best bars. This one-hour special will follow the duo’s stops in Milwaukee, Chicago and San Francisco to examine the histories and concoctions of the bars. It’s produced by Magical Elves, with Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz as executive producers.
“Both are perfect examples of how »
- Alex Stedman
Funnyman Aziz Ansari gets a taste of Hong Kong culture during Wednesday’s episode of “The Getaway” at 9/8c on Esquire Network. The “Parks and Recreation” star brings the funny as he shops for a custom-made suit, attempts his luck at the Hong Kong Derby and bravely consumes the local delicacy- snake soup. See video: Elijah Wood Shows His Foodie Side on Esquire Network’s ‘Knife Fight’ Attempting to “win some dough” at the horse races, Ansari sips beer through a straw and cheers on the horse with the “strongest name,” his surefire strategy for predicting the winner. “The Getaway, »
- Susan Peters
Despite facing the Emmy Awards on Sunday — during which it picked up the prize for best drama — AMC’s “Breaking Bad” hit another ratings high with 6.6 million viewers.
Nielsen said it also said the show set a record in adults 18-49 with 4.3 million viewers, or roughly a 3.4 rating in the demo.
The previous high in total viewers for “Breaking Bad” came the previous week, with 6.4 million — or about twice the audience it was drawing in the summer of 2012.
The “Breaking Bad” series finale is set for this Sunday.
- Rick Kissell
Other than “Behind the Candelabra,” anointing “Breaking Bad” as TV’s best drama felt like about the only sure thing on an Emmy night that was largely filled with surprises. Yet the show’s crowning moment is the sort of rare success story that promises to be analyzed more closely than a batch of Heisenberg’s product in the click-driven build-up to the show’s Sept. 29 finale.
Frankly, the fact “Bad,” once one of those little shows that could, would wind up creating such a wide pop-culture footprint is a triumph all its own, as well as a testimonial to the power of word of mouth, which — more than any other single attribute — has contributed to the show’s explosion.
TV Review: 65th Primetime Emmy Awards
Series creator Vince Gilligan might have graciously credited Netflix with his program taking off – in the same way he acted surprised when its name »
- Brian Lowry
AMC’s “Breaking Bad” took a potential drama series Emmy from digital series “House of Cards,” but moments after the victory, “Bad” showrunner Vince Gilligan noted that in some ways, this was still a Netflix moment.
“Television has changed a lot in six years (since “Bad” premiered),” Gilligan said to reporters after the series, which concludes its run Sept. 29, won its first drama Emmy. “I’m no expert on the sociological elements of it, but I’ve got to think a big part of what has changed is streaming video on demand, particularly with operations like Netflix, iTunes and Amazon Prime.
“I think Netflix kept us on the air. Not only are we standing up here (with the Emmy), I don’t think our show would have even lasted beyond season two. … It’s a new era in television, »
- Jon Weisman
I’m hoping that Major Lazer’s latest video for 'Scare Me' will serve as the theatrical trailer for an upcoming movie about the Major. With a cast featuring the never 'Expendable' Terry Crews as Major Lazer himself, this video is a live action version of the animated hero we have been waiting for. Born from the DJ-dna of Diplo, Walshy Fire, and Jillionaire, 'Scare Me' is the latest single off of the group’s 2013 release Free the Universe. Major Lazer has set out to do just that in the video which is an action packed fight fest featuring the Major along with his trusty femme fatale sidekick, Knife Fight (Lauren London). The duo has been dispatched by The Cinco Commander (Nick Kroll) to track down the rotten warlord, General Rubbish, who stole a new “terror laser.” One of the villains they encounter along the way is Workaholics funnyman and »
- Arshan Sadri
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 17, 2013
Price: DVD $19.97, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $24.99
Michael Douglas (The Game) and Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) star in HBO Films’ Behind the Candelabra, a drama that looks at the private world of flamboyant piano-playing entertainer Liberace—he whose name was synonymous with Vegas, showmanship, extravagance and candelabras—and his tempestuous relationship with Scott Thorson, his young live-in lover for five years.
Based on Thorson’s tell-all memoir Behind the Candelabra: My Life with Liberace, the film is directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh (Contagion) and features supporting turns by Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers), Scott Bakula (the Informant!), Rob Lowe (Knife Fight), and Debbie Reynolds (Singin’ in the Rain).
The film received generally positive reviews from the press after it premiered on HBO in May, 2013. After its debut, the film reportedly became one »
When Rob Lowe's Sam Seaborn bowed out of The West Wing in the fourth season, the series lost one of its funniest characters as well as one of its most optimistic voices amongst an ensemble cast of more business-minded roles. As the speech writer for the Bartlett White House, it was Seaborn's responsibility to bring the values and ideals of the administration to bear in appropriate measure with each Presidential address, and that character's way with words lent him to some of the best rapid-fire exchanges Aaron Sorkin ever wrote for the show. That's why Lowe's return to form as a similar character in Bill Guttentag's Knife Fight feels more like a reunion with an old friend than it does the establishment of something new. The writing isn't as sharp and aspects of the plot are intentionally muddled just to keep things moving forward, but for fans of Rob Lowe and political drama, »
- Lex Walker
Title: Knife Fight Directed by: Bill Guttentag Starring: Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Eric McCormack, Carrie Anne Moss, Saffron Burrows, David Harbour, Jennifer Morrison, Richard Schiff Running time: 98 minutes, Rated R Special Features: Trailer When a political candidate has some dirt about to surface that needs to be spun, they call upon strategist Paul Turner (Lowe). Paul, his closeted lesbian assistant Kerstin (Chung) and f-buddy/media darling Peaches (Bowen) have the means to clean up and exploit the dirtiest of laundry in order to win elections for his clients: a womanizing Kentucky governor (Mccormack), a blackmailed California Senator (Harbour), a free clinic doctor (Moss) who wants to run for [ Read More ]
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- Natasha Young
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
Price: DVD $24.98
Paul Turner (Lowe) is a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Chung) and his team, Turner spins every news cycle on behalf of his clients, which include a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric McCormack, TV’s Will & Grace) and a blackmailed California senator and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss, Memento, The Matrix series). When the ugly side of Turner’s work begins to haunt him, he learns that even in the bloodiest of battles, sometimes you have to fight clean.
Directed and co-written by televisiondocumentary veteran Bob Guttentag, Knife Fight also stars »
The Online Network announced today that Brooke Newton is taking on the role of Colby Chandler, described as the spoiled entitled daughter of patriarch Adam Chandler, and Jason Pendergraft is checking into Pine Valley Hospital as new character Dr. Anders, an all-business physician. Newton’s episodes begin streaming May 16, and Pendergraft’s episodes begin running May 27. Newton’s TV credits include Gary Unmarried, CSI, Glee, How I Met Your Mother, Mad Men, Happy Endings, and Suburgatory. She also has appeared in the feature films Natale a Miami, Real Premonition, Sydney White, Little Fish, Strange Pond, and RoboDoc. She currently stars opposite Rob Lowe in the feature Knife Fight and appears in the films Jake Squared, Hamlet’s Ghost, Jet Set and A Leading Man, all set for summer release. Pendergraft’s TV credits include Law & Order, As the World Turns, CSI: New York, Gossip Girl, Army Wives and White Collar. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Are you an “evolved male”? If you are already, or intend to live the masculine life more refined, then the Esquire Network purports to be the television network for you. To win your viewership and aesthetic allegiance, the network has acquired two USA network shows. They are Burn Notice and Psych. Ready? Set. Refine!
Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings and the G4 network has been completely re-branded to become the Esquire Network. The goal? The network aims to offer programming to fully capture the sophisticated voice, unmistakable style and razor sharp wit that have already flavored the pages of Esquire magazine.
To that end, THR reports that repeats of two USA network dramas, Psych and Burn Notice, will join their line up. You can begin tuning in starting in late April. Episodes of Psych will rock your weekdays at 5 and 6 p.m., with episodes of Burn Notice »
- Sasha Nova
The Esquire Network is looking to gain the interest of sophisticated male viewers by acquiring shows like “Psych,” “Burn Notice” and new show “American Field Trip,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. According to the website, the network wants to entertain their magazine audience, the “evolved man,” with repeats of popular shows such as the aforementioned mystery and action shows along with repeats of comedies “Party Down” and “Parks and Recreation.” Some of the new offerings coming to the network includes “American Field Trip,” starring photojournalist Matt Hranek as he finds off-the-beaten-path spots and intriguing people. Other new shows include high-octane cooking competition “Knife Fight” and travel show “The Getaway.” According [ Read More ]
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In its bid to lure the “evolved man,” the upcoming Esquire Network continues to bulk up on its offerings. Among the additions are repeats of USA network dramas Psych and Burn Notice as well as new entry American Field Trip featuring photojournalist Matt Hranek. The orders come some three weeks ahead of the former G4 cable network’s April 22 launch. The trio joins a mix of originals and off-net repeats, including chef competition series Knife Fight, celebrity-fronted travel series The Getaway, Parks and Recreation and Party Down. The NBCUniversal-owned cable network is being peddled to Madison Avenue
- Lacey Rose
Politics is a dirty, mean-spirited, no-good business, and even the purest of souls who enter come out the other end tainted by the unavoidable compromises necessary to survive the experience. This comes as news to no one of course, least of all the filmmakers behind the new film Knife Fight… but that doesn’t mean they fully agree with it. Paul Turner (Rob Lowe) is a campaign manager happily saddled with the nickname “The Master of Disaster.” When politicians are discovered in bed with a dead girl, a live boy or a quadriplegic orangutang Turner and his assistant Kerstin (Jamie Chung) are the ones they rely on to spin things back in their favor. His current slate includes an infidelity-prone Kentucky governor (Eric McCormack) in a tight re-election race and a California Senator (David Harbour) accused of sexual impropriety during a massage. Also begging for his assistance is a Mission District doctor (Carrie-Ann Moss) who’s decided »
- Rob Hunter
Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu and, of course, Netflix. Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Hotel Transylvania (a 10-minute free preview of this animated film is available) Seven Psychopaths (comedy; Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) Paranormal Activity 4 (horror; Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton) Knife Fight (also currently in theaters; Rob Lowe, Julia Bowen) The Awakening (horror; Rebecca Hall and Dominic West) The Cold Light of Day (action; Sam Worthington and Bruce Willis)  ...
- Robert B. DeSalvo
Title: Knife Fight Director: Bill Guttentag Starring: Rob Lowe, Jamie Chung, Julie Bowen, Richard Schiff, Jamie Chung, Eric McCormack, David Harbour, Carrie-Anne Moss, Saffron Burrows, Chris Mulkey, Jennifer Morrison, Davey Havok, Amanda Crew, Brooke Newton A tack-sharp political drama with satirical underpinnings, “Knife Fight” digs into the characteristic foibles of high-rolling politicians through the point-of-view of campaign operatives, and dissects ego and ambition, idealism and win-at-any-cost pragmatism, but all without succumbing to lazy, armchair cynicism. A collaboration between Oscar-winning director Bill Guttentag and political consultant Chris Lehane, “Knife Fight” is smartly written and superbly cast, and one of the more lithe and entertaining explicitly political films of the new decade — a true movie of the moment [ Read More ]
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Directed by Bill Guttentag
Judging from the comments on its IMDb page, Bill Guttentag’s film Knife Fight is tempting many movie buffs with a reunion of The West Wing veterans Rob Lowe and Richard Schiff in another project about the nuts and bolts of politics. Except Knife Fight isn’t about the issues; instead, it’s yet another film about how one has to be an amoral schemer in order to win a political campaign. Also, neither Aaron Sorkin nor anyone else from The West Wing was involved in writing Knife Fight, which quickly becomes clear as the film staggers through its messy plot.
The film announces its awkwardness in the very first scene. Lowe’s high-powered political consultant is introduced via hackneyed first-person narration from his assistant (Jamie Chung) and then the narration is never to be heard from again, »
- Mark Young
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