The NCAA announced Thursday that it has signed a 14-year, $10.8 billion deal with CBS and Turner Broadcasting.
The deal signals several changes to coverage of the annual college basketball tournament. Next year will mark the tournament's basic-cable debut, as well as the first year every game will be broadcast live. March Madness will also be expanded from 65 teams to 68 teams — not the reported expansion to...
Well, it's official. Jack Bauer will be looking for work after the last ten hours of this brutal day play out — this eighth season will be the last for 24. Not that we have to feel that bad for Jack (or Kiefer). Saving the nation from terrorist onslaught eight times looks pretty good on a résumé. He'll probably land on his feet. In the meantime, though, there's still work to do. In this two-hour episode, the bad guys have a radiological weapon in Manhattan ready to wipe out 40 square blocks, so Jack's got his hands full.
Read on for previews of the NCAA Basketball Championship, Christian Siriano: Having a Moment, Nurse Jackie and Runaway Squad.
30 for 30
The spring revival of ESPN's 30th-anniversary documentary series may feature its best film yet in Guru of Go, Oscar-winning director Bill Couturie's look at Loyola Marymount's storied run through the 1990 NCAA basketball tournament following the sudden death of star forward Hank Gathers. Much of the focus is on coach Paul Westhead, the professorial hoops nomad whose ultra-up-tempo offense was at its breathtaking best with those LMU Lions, who discovered a new gear in wins over New Mexico State, Michigan and Alabama. Also interviewed is Bo Kimble, Hank's long-time teammate from Philadelphia, who shot his first free throw of each game left-handed, à la Hank.
Read on for previews of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, True Jackson, VP, The Ten Commandments and Suze Orman Show.
Kids' Choice Awards
Awards season is far from over, because the kids haven't spoken yet! This show (now in its 23rd annual outing) lets their voices be heard, as kids' favorite celebrities in film, TV, music and sports are honored. Comedic actor Kevin James hosts the festivities, and Rihanna and Justin Bieber are scheduled to perform. As always, slime will be in full supply, and Apolo Anton Ohno attempts a catapult stunt involving it. Tina Fey, Chris Rock and Robert Downey Jr. are among the scheduled presenters.
Read on for previews of Suite Life on Deck, Victorious, It's Me or the Dog and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
After three-and-a-half months, you're forgiven if your memory of the show is a tad fuzzy. Here's a quick recap: L.A.-based FBI agents Mark Benford and Demetri Noh investigate after 99.999 percent of the world's population passed out en masse for exactly two minutes, 17 seconds and saw six months into the future. In the last episode, Mark turned in his badge, and scientist Lloyd Simcoe, who claimed co-responsibility for the blackout, was abducted. Tonight, Mark sees an FBI-appointed therapist; Dem teams with CIA agent Vogel (Michael Ealy); and Nicole tries to understand her horrifying vision.
Read on for previews of the NCAA Basketball Tournament, Parks and Recreation, Afghan Star and Archer.