Television

WILL hosts vote on British comedies

URBANA — WILL-TV will host the Great BritCom Vote XV on Saturday to determine which program will win a spot in WILL's BritCom Saturday night lineup.

Viewers can sample five British comedies and then call in a vote for one of them. Two new shows vie with three former candidates.


Rich Warren: A sad day: Sony getting out of TV business

Long before the Walkman, long before the compact disc, even before Betamax, Sony established its reputation with the Trinitron TV.


Top of the Morning, Feb. 14, 2014

The Olympic ban continues. But even though you can't write about a topic, you can still watch. And we have been, hour after hour. Enough to see Bob Costas in his Harry Potter glasses before he wisely took a break. Enough to realize the Dutch like the color orange. Enough to know the U.S. isn't as dominant in men's snowboarding, dude.


Rich Warren: Offer too good to be true? Read the fine print

Many times readers send email questioning services from their cable, satellite or telephone provider. The provider bills extra for programming the readers thought was included in their packages or for multiple installations around the house that seemed to be included when they signed up.


UI alum vying for Superbowl airtime

A man with ties to Champaign-Urbana is hoping that this weekend's Superbowl will be his big break in getting nationwide acting exposure.


Rich Warren: 'Smart' appliances coming ... as if we need them

Las Vegas regressed to normal. Visitors once again reverted to losing money on the slot machines rather than betting on the latest hot technology. The overall take on this year's International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month was that it focused on an interconnected world of things.


Reluctant Townie: Stuff I almost watched on Netflix: A review

Some nerd once said you can't judge a book by its cover. (That nerd has clearly never read "100% One Direction: The Unofficial Biography.") But nobody ever said you couldn't judge a movie by its cover.


Top of the morning, Jan. 24, 2014

Brrrr. Double brrr. It's time to hunker down (Loren Tate term) and catch up on your favorite comedies, dramas and awards shows. Speaking of Loren Tate (Way), why isn't the honorary street designation being extended beyond 10 years? In TOTM's mind, once you name a street for somebody, you keep that name forever.


TV news from consumer electronics show

Last week, we test drove the International Consumer Electronics Show. This week, we drive CES home.

The major nongadget action at this year's show in Las Vegas concerned TV, mainly 4K Ultra-High Definition TVs.


Ex-prof has big stake in Super Sunday ad

Homemade Doritos commercial is finalist for $1 million prize

On Super Bowl Sunday, when you're glued to the tube and your fingers are sticky and orangey from salty snacks, you might look up to see a familiar face.


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