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Ever since TV first came around, a plethora of different networks have come and gone that were dedicated to all manner of programming. Those that suck around haven't always stayed the same, though, and here are 8 channels that are nothing like they used to be.
It’s a great day for America everybody. Craig Ferguson may not care that he isn’t the host of The Late Show but for fans there has been a significant lack of the off the cuff, tell you what he thinks, comedian on television. But not for long.
The History Channel has found a pretty big hit in Alone, the survival series which features 10 people surviving in the wilderness. The show has aired globally since it first hit the air and has been a pretty good hit for the cable network.
We’ve culled together several lifetime’s worth of TV viewing, put all the data into a giant 1980s computer, and out popped a list of the 10 greatest cable channels of these modern times.
History’s been getting into the scripted programming game for some time now. Its heavy hitter is still the original series Vikings, though. Now airing its third season, History has opted to go ahead and renew Vikings for another round.
With all of those opportunities for new characters, it’s no surprise that History is looking ahead, getting a jumpstart on casting Season 3. This week, the cable station announced Jennie Jacques, Luther Bluteau, Kevin Durand, Ben Robson and Morgane Polanksi. Interestingly, Season 3 also looks to be including a brand new European country in its plot.
Tonight, the network will begin airing The World Wars, a brand new six-hour event series that will take a look at the life and times of seven of the well-known political figures living and working during World War II. It should prove to be must-see TV at its finest, but if you’re still skeptical about tuning in to catch the documentary, here’s three big reasons why you should add The World Wars to your schedule this evening.
Those looking to find Cynthia Addai-Robinson on television need only to watch Arrow this Wednesday night, as the Spartacus star is set to reprise her role of Amanda Waller in "Suicide Squad." And it looks like she's lined up her next big project, as the actor is set to star in History's miniseries Texas Rising.
A prophecy says that seven people will die before the treasure of Nova Scotia’s Oak Island is found. Six have died in various accidents already. Today History announced that they’ll be chronicling two brothers’ attempts to uncover the truth about the island with a new docu-series The Curse of Oak Island, set to debut January 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
The gun-toting protagonists in Bonnie & Clyde managed to intrigue over 9.8 million viewers when the miniseries premiered across three networks on Sunday night. It’s unusual for a miniseries to announce a Blu-ray and DVD release before the project has finished its run, but Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is capitalizing on the current popularity of the TV event.
Over the course of its first season, Vikings made The History Channel a viable name in original programming. Although the network is pushing miniseries over original series with its latest scripted orders, History wisely renewed the period drama for a second season, and we’ve finally gotten a first teaser for the new episodes, which are expected to hit the schedule in February of 2014.
Don’t mess with Bonnie & Clyde! The numbers are in and the first part of the A+E miniseries secured itself 9.8 million viewers spread out over the three networks that aired the TV movie. Of A&E, Lifetime and History, it was History that came out on top though not by a drastic margin. The second part of Bonnie & Clyde will air tonight.
The story of Bonnie and Clyde is far from a fairytale, and director Bruce Beresford doesn’t try to present it as one in the TV miniseries that showcases the two notorious criminals. Starring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as the titular Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Bonnie & Clyde delivers a story that’s entertaining, suspenseful and engrossing all at once, without relying entirely on glamour or flashy bank robbery scenes to draw interest.
The network’s latest project is a miniseries called Hannibal that currently has Halle Berry on board as an executive producer. No, we’re not talking about the tidy cannibal that’s into chianti and human flesh. We’re talking about the ancient African general who forged alliances and fought ferocious battles.
It looks like Roots is making a comeback in the form of a remake. The 12-hour 1977 miniseries earned itself 37 Emmy nominations and 9 wins. History’s plan to remake the series apparently involves trimming it down by a few hours, to an 8-hour adaptation of the original miniseries and the book on which that miniseries was based. Given the resurgence of interest in the history of slavery, as demonstrated through films like Django Unchained, and more recently, 12 Years a Slave...