The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will premiere the film "Home on the Range," which won the outstanding docudrama prize at the 2018 Western Heritage Awards, at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. The debut screening will come with a three-course dinner prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City, a cash bar and introductory remarks by the film’s director, Ken Spurgeon."Home on the Range" tells the story of its namesake song, which began life as a poem. After being set to music, “Home on the Range” swept the nation, becoming the Kansas state song and eventually occupying an iconic place in American music history. The 48-minute film stars Buck Taylor, who played Deputy Newly O’Brien on TV’s "Gunsmoke" from 1967-1975. It co-stars veteran character actor and Oklahoma native Rance Howard in one of his later roles; Howard died in 2017. In "Home on the Range," Taylor plays Trube Reese, the man who discovered Dr. Brewster Higley’s poem in … [Read more...] about National Cowboy Museum to premiere docudrama ‘Home on the Range’
The Magicians is really good, but no one seems to notice. Syfy/Eric Milner/Syfy The Magicians is something of a conundrum. It is the SyFy channel’s most watched show, yet its third season didn’t even sniff a million live weekly viewers. It is a critical genre darling, but your average couch potato couldn’t pick it out of a lineup. SyFy may not boast the same long reach as other, more acclaimed networks, but if the basic cable’s overly ridiculous Sharknado franchise can become a hashtagable addition to communal viewing, why can’t this series generate a bit more traction? The fourth season debuts tonight, and we implore fans of fantasy and science fiction to tune in (and then go catch up on the first three seasons, currently available on Netflix).“I think Magicians has really helped [SyFy] get into more homes,” co-star Olivia Taylor Dudley told Observer last year, “and we get a bigger female audience than any of the other shows, which … [Read more...] about ‘The Magicians’ Is Basically Sexy ‘Harry Potter,’ So Why Aren’t You Watching?
Pure This new drama tells the story of Noah Funk (Ryan Robbins), a Mennonite pastor who is determined to rid his community of drug traffickers by betraying a fellow community member to the police, but that makes things only worse. With Dylan Everett, Ryan Robbins, Alex Paxton-Beesley, A.J. Buckly and Rosie Perez. 7 p.m. WGN America … [Read more...] about Wednesday’s TV highlights: ‘Schooled’ and “The Goldbergs”and more
Tony Romo is set to cash in big time on the Super Bowl. Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Around this time last year, it was rumored that ESPN and Fox were gunning hard for the services of Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth. Hearsay at the time suggested he would be able to command a deal in the realm of Jon Gruden’s lucrative $6.5 million per year as the former analyst on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The future Hall of Fame quarterback ultimately passed, but now Tony Romo could be in line for a similar deal.Romo, who currently broadcasts for CBS, will see his three-year contract expire at the end of this season. Coming off a universally praised performance in Sunday night’s AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs, Romo will next appear in the booth during CBS’ telecast of the Super Bowl. We all know how big a deal that game is in terms of ratings and exposure, and it sounds as if a bidding war for his services is … [Read more...] about CBS Broadcaster Tony Romo Could Emerge as the Super Bowl’s Biggest Winner
Marvel’s Daredevil didn’t end on its own terms. Nicole Rivelli/Netflix Whether it’s a case of Netflix cutting its losses on underwatched and expensive programming or Disney consolidating all of its Marvel content under one roof, one thing is for certain: Our beloved small-screen heroes are disappearing. Last year, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and the immensely popular Daredevil were all canceled. Jessica Jones and The Punisher are also expected to get the ax before Disney launches its direct-to-consumer streaming service, Disney+, later this year.Daredevil star Charlie Cox has implied that he didn’t see the cancelation coming (no, that’s not a blind Matt Murdock joke) as he and the show’s cast and crew were preparing for a fourth season. In a recent interview with Inverse, Cox opened up about the upcoming story lines the show was expected to tackle.Subscribe to Observer’s Entertainment Newsletter“They’d had a preliminary … [Read more...] about What Would ‘Daredevil’ Season 4 Have Looked Like Had It Not Been Canceled?