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Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team? Which NBA Team Is Most Like Your Favorite NBA Team?

It’s almost time for the tip-off of the new basketball season, and you know what that means: It’s time to point out that not only does the NBA exist, but that other things also exist. A few outlets have already beaten us to the punch here, imagining NBA teams as rom-coms or TV shows or fake movies, but nobody has yet…

HBO Is Getting Out Of Boxing After 45 Years HBO Is Getting Out Of Boxing After 45 Years

Starting in 2019, HBO won’t be in the boxing business anymore. That’ll mean fights in the future will be up for grabs by a bevy of competing services.

So, Uh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Writing For The Veronica Mars Reboot? So, Uh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Is Writing For The Veronica Mars Reboot?

Veronica Mars—the comedy/mystery show about a teen girl detective that built a cult following during its initial run in the mid-2000s and helped launch Kristen Bell into her current position as America’s Sweetheart—is coming back for new episodes on Hulu next year.

Rachel Nichols Grills Mark Cuban, Who Has No Good Answers Rachel Nichols Grills Mark Cuban, Who Has No Good Answers

In February, ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols had strong words on the Sports Illustrated report about the prevalent sexual harassment in the Dallas Mavericks’ organization—she called the team’s handling of employee complaints “truly jaw-dropping.” In her interview with team owner Mark Cuban on The Jump today, which…

How Hard Does The Style On Ballers Ball? A Baller Ranking Of All The Ballers' Most Balleringist Looks How Hard Does The Style On Ballers Ball? A Baller Ranking Of All The Ballers' Most Balleringist Looks

This week, Deadspin and Jezebel swap beats to celebrate America’s most dangerous and controversial pastimes: football and fashion, two sports that have far more in common than you think.

This Cringe-Inducing Game Show Fuck-Up Comes With An Explanation This Cringe-Inducing Game Show Fuck-Up Comes With An Explanation

I’m aware that there are a lot of people out there who just simply cannot bring themselves to watch a person embarrass themselves on a TV. for fear of dying from second-hand embarrassment. I understand. I wanted to crawl into a hole and die when I first watched this.

Soccer On American TV Is Going Straight To A Fiery, Paywalled Hell Soccer On American TV Is Going Straight To A Fiery, Paywalled Hell

Back in the golden age of soccer TV in the U.S.—think back, if you were lucky enough to be there for them, to those naive, innocent, halcyon days of 2016—America was the best place on earth to be a couch-dwelling soccer fan. In those heady times, stateside followers of the beautiful game could gorge themselves on what…

Bill Simmons Gets New Contract At HBO

Nearly three years to the day since since HBO first announced it was hiring Bill Simmons, the network has revealed its decision to keep the Sports Guy on board for another few years.

The Time Dave McKenna Inspired A Thousand Terrible TV Characters 

Our beloved colleague Dave McKenna tells good stories. He’s done a lot of cool shit, met many weird people in weird ways, and had his run-ins with the law. And after selfishly squirreling all his stories away in Slack and our brains for years, we’ve realized we have a societal obligation to share.

Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks: Transformers Prime Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks: Transformers Prime

A look at the awful children’s programming you’re forced to endure before you can finally kick the kids out of the TV room to watch sports for eight hours.

Tennis Channel Has Taken The French Open Hostage Tennis Channel Has Taken The French Open Hostage

The fan experience of tennis has become exponentially richer with the advent of streaming. When a draw has 128 entrants, like the singles events at all four Grand Slams, its early days are stuffed with matches, and no single live broadcast can depict all the action worth watching. It’s an obsolete model, a total…

Here Is My Super Cool Plan To Save Kevin Can Wait Here Is My Super Cool Plan To Save Kevin Can Wait

According to a report from Jezebel (Gizmodo Media Group’s shark blog), hit CBS sitcom Kevin Can Wait has been canceled after two seasons and 48 laugh-packed episodes. This national travesty happened at some point in the last two weeks, but the loyal fan community of “Waiters” is already clamoring for a reboot of the…

The Dancing With The Stars: Athletes Finale Brought Kimonos, Backflips, And The Loss Of Our Dignity

I’ve always felt that every once in a while it’s good to rank the things you love most. You never know when you’ll be asked to choose between your waffle iron and Stanley Tucci’s character in Big Night, but when you inevitably are, it will be important to have that answer on hand immediately. It’s an easier pill for…

Reports: WWE SmackDown Will Move To Fox Next Year Reports: WWE SmackDown Will Move To Fox Next Year

Multiple reports say WWE has agreed in principle to an agreement that will bring WWE SmackDown Live to Fox starting in October 2019. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox will pay $1 billion for five years.

WWE Is Poised To Hit The TV Rights Jackpot In Its Upcoming Domestic Contract WWE Is Poised To Hit The TV Rights Jackpot In Its Upcoming Domestic Contract

The Hollywood Reporter caused a stir on Wednesday when the publication’s Matthew Belloni tweeted that USA Network parent company NBC Universal is letting WWE’s SmackDown Live go to open bidding for a new contract. That was news, but Belloni noted that NBCU bowed out because it believed that the current offer for the…

The All-Athlete Dancing With The Stars Is Here And We're Smiling Through It The All-Athlete Dancing With The Stars Is Here And We're Smiling Through It

Last night, at exactly the same time as the Celtics-Sixers NBA Eastern Conference semifinals game, somewhere between 16 and 23 people in America elected to tune into a different kind of sporting event. That’s right, my devoted DaStie AthHeads: the long-awaited first episode of Dancing with the Stars: Athletes…

College Jeopardy! Contestants Have Totally Played Basketball Before

Unlike the introductions for the adult Jeopardy! contestants, who stand there with a slight smile indicating either smugness or paralyzing terror and no emotion in between, the college kids are allowed to “have fun with it.” Last night’s trio put together a little routine involving an invisible basketball. You know,…

LeBron James Says He Wasn't Blindsided By TNT Reporter Asking Him About Erin Popovich

After the Cleveland Cavaliers won last night to level their series against the Pacers at one game apiece, TNT reporter Allie LaForce asked LeBron James about the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin Popovich, which had been reported earlier in the night. From James’s reaction, it seemed that it was the first time he…

Here's The Story Behind The Oafish Pro-Trump Ad That Ran During The NHL Playoffs Last Night Here's The Story Behind The Oafish Pro-Trump Ad That Ran During The NHL Playoffs Last Night

Virtually any day of the year, there is no real reason why you or anyone else should be watching CNBC. If you are someone who follows or cares about financial news, you really probably shouldn’t be watching television to keep up with it. If you are someone who likes watching a bunch of gray-faced old sourpusses sit at…

Feds: Drunk T.J. Miller Argued With Woman On Train And Called In False Bomb Threat Feds: Drunk T.J. Miller Argued With Woman On Train And Called In False Bomb Threat

Comedian T.J. Miller—known for his work on HBO’s Silicon Valley (where he was reportedly pushed out for being a dick and repeatedly showing up to work drunk), or that time he got real sexist at a tech awards show, or that he allegedly slapped an Uber driver, or that time he was accused of sexually assaulting and…

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