Social media feeds lit up this past week after 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin got the Golden Buzzer from Howie Mandel, sending her directly to the live shows. Could she be the season’s breakout star? Host Tyra Banks is convinced that, after the success of last season’s winner, the show will definitely find another star this time around. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tyra Banks)
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
Viewers have found the amazingly athletic performances on American Ninja Warrior to be inspirational in many ways. In fact, co-hosts Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman say they’ve met a lot of “ANW” fans who have been inspired by the show to get in better shape themselves, which they see as a very good thing. (Click on the media bar below to hear Akbar Gbaja-Biamila and Matt Iseman)
American Ninja Warrior airs Monday night at 9/8c on NBC.
After it was a summer hit last year, Marlon has returned for a second season on NBC. The show, of course, is named after its star, Marlon Wayans, who is also the show’s executive producer and creator. He told us he wanted a show that looked at the realities of modern relationships, but in a way we hadn’t seen before. (Click on the media bar below to hear Marlon Wayans)
Two episodes of Marlon are airing on Thursday nights, starting at 9/8c on NBC.
The success of American Ninja Warrior has been nothing short of astounding. Now in its 10th season, it has been a consistent summer ratings champion, and co-hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila say they’re proud that the show’s impact goes much deeper than just the numbers.
American Ninja Warrior airs Wednesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.
One of the interesting themes that’s explored in the freshman series Reveriecenters on humanity’s complex relationship with technology. Former hostage negotiator Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi) is tasked with entering a virtual-reality program to save people who have become way too addicted to this experience. Though many narratives warn us about the horrific repercussions of tech, Reveriesubtly explores both sides of the coin.
Various participants in the “Reverie” program have to be pulled out of that world as it’s threatening their overall health, and Mara may be undergoing her own mentally challenging issues while on the job, but that doesn’t mean the program has its benefits. Meeting loved ones who have passed, even in a virtual existence, would be an offer many folks wouldn’t pass up. Click on the media bar to hear Sarah Shahi talk about why the “wonderful things” that could come out of Reverie:
Reverie, co-starring Dennis Haysbert, airs Wednesday evenings (10 pm et/pt) on NBC.