Television

October 6, 2014 - 8:26am
The show's wit and pop-culture savviness show promise, but it runs the risk of getting old fast (just like its title).

If there was ever a show orchestrated for people in their mid-twenties, Selfie is it. And I mean orchestrated. "Arranged or combined so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect" (thank you, Merriam-Webster).

October 6, 2014 - 8:26am
The new Fox show delves into the city that spawned Batman but could use some tightening and polishing.

Gotham is a serious place. Such crime, such corruption, such stormy skies. Detective James Gordon, a war hero-turned-cop, may be the most serious part of this dark city.

September 23, 2014 - 10:36pm
The 'Whose Line is It Anyway?' star talks candidly with The NewsHouse about creating comedy on the spot and making people laugh for more than two decades.

Armed with nothing but their imaginations, comedians Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochrie have been delivering laughter to cities across the United States since 2003.

And their next stop happens to be here in Syracuse.

September 18, 2014 - 10:47pm
The Tenderloins, the laugh-happy crew behind the Impractical Jokers TV show, bring their crack-up comedy to the Oncenter War Memorial Arena tonight at 7:30 p.m.

Sal Vulcano's co-workers scare him almost every day he works.

The 37-year-old Staten Island native stars on truTV’s "Impractical Jokers," a hidden-camera show featuring The Tenderloins, a comedy troupe comprised of himself and three of his lifelong friends: James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto, and Brian "Q" Quinn.

September 17, 2014 - 9:12pm
If sitcoms and Prohibition-era dramas aren't your thing, you'd do well to tune into these superhero and comic book-themed shows hitting the airwaves this fall.

Whether you're a Marvel aficionado or a DC diehard, this fall's TV season has at least one show for you. But taking a quick look at the lineup — which includes three brand new shows centering around the background legends of The Flash, Batman and John Constantine (yes, that Constantine) — it's quite possible you'll have several programs competing for your favorite. Don't believe it?

September 15, 2014 - 10:49am
The networks might have the sitcoms, but HBO and Showtime have the sex and violence -- for a premium price, of course.

With the first official day of fall just over a week away, the leaves are beginning to change, the air is getting crisp and TV networks are pushing out a new season of content. 

Network television fans will have plenty to look forward to with the return of old favorites, and cable viewers will get their fix of corpse-driven melodrama when AMC’s The Walking Dead returns in October.

March 2, 2014 - 11:05pm
Hillel bringing actor Max Greenfield from the popular FOX sitcom to campus.

Everyone's favorite Jewish ladies man is coming back to his alma mater.

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor Max Greenfield, popularly known for his role as Schmidt in FOX's New Girl, will be speaking on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goldstein Auditorium for a night of conversation and comedy.

Greenfield's character Schmidt is a Long Island lothario who is a graduate of Syracuse University. He is a brash and cocky scene stealer and a fan favorite. Everyone be sure to bring your douchebag jar and a team for a rousing game of "True American."

February 23, 2014 - 11:09pm
SNL-alum takes the reigns of late night icon and provides ample laughs, charm and goofiness.

In an effort to remain transparent, I want to first disclose that I’m a big Fallon fan; a FalPal. Jimmy graces all of my electronic screens; his old “Late Night” logo is stitched into my black, winter ski hat I bought from the NBC Universal store; and there’s a 20x30 black and white print of him hanging over my bed.

February 5, 2014 - 11:10pm
A reflection and analysis of the super (and not so super) advertisements aired during America's biggest football game of the year.

What’s so great about Super Bowl commercials, anyway? Why do we care? As a good friend of mine pointed out on Facebook a few hours before the big game: “you guys know that there are commercials on literally every screen and surface of your life, every single day, right?” Touché.

January 31, 2014 - 10:30pm
Anna confesses her dark secret to Mr. Bates amidst an increasingly changing Downton estate.

 

This week’s episode of Downton Abbey was filled with a series of unexpected (and somewhat expected) reactions and subtle twists. And, of course, we continue to plod along with the series’ running theme, as Mary so aptly articulates: “The world moves on and we must move with it.”