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Fall TV: October Premieres – Set those DVRs

Well its time to break out the pumpkins and thanks to FIOS by Verizon, I’m telling you the shows that you’ll want to set your DVR for this seasons newest shows that are set to start in October.

Here are some of the highlight premieres to set your DVR in September. All times are based on EST time zone.

October 1st

  • Bones – 8pm FOX
  • The Blacklist – 9pm NBC
  • Sleepy Hollow – 9pm FOX

October 2nd

  • Dr. Ken – 8:30pm ABS

October 3rd

  • Saturday Night Live – 11:35pm NBC

October 4th

  • Homeland – 8pm HBO
  • The Good Wife – 9pm CBS
  • The Leftovers – 9pm HBO
  • CSI: Cyber – 10pm CBS
  • The Affair – 10pm SHO

October 6th

  • The Flash – 8pm The CW
  • iZombie – 8pm The CW

October 7th

  • Arrow – 8pm The CW
  • Supernatural – 9pm The CW
  • American Horror Story: Hotel – 10pm FX

October 8th

  • The Vampire Diaries – 8pm The CW
  • The Originals – 9pm The CW
  • Haven – 10pm SyFy

October 9th

  • Reign – 8pm The CW
  • Undateable – 8pm NBC

October 11th

  • The Walking Dead – 9pm ABC

October 13th

  • Chicago Fire – 10pm NBC

October 26th

  • Supergirl – 8:30pm CBS

October 30th

  • Grimm – 9pm NBC

October 31st

  • Ash vs. Evil Dead – 9pm Starz

One thing I will say is between all the great programming on TV this season I’m glad to see that the FIOS HD channels are even sharper then my last provider. Enjoy your TV time!

Fall TV: September 2015 Premieres – Dont forget to set your DVRs

sept-premieres-2015While its sad to see summer end, we rejoice knowing that things like back to school comes so does the fall tv schedule. One big change for me this year is I jumped ship to FIOS by Verizon, so I’ve gotta redo all my DVR settings and add some of this seasons newest shows.

Here are some of the highlight premieres to set your DVR in September. All times are based on EST time zone.

September 21st

  • Gotham – 8pm FOX
  • The Voice – 8pm NBC
  • Minority Report – 9pm FOX
  • Blindside – 10pm NBC
  • Scorpion – 9pm CBS
  • Castle – 10pm ABC
  • NCIS: LA – 10pm CBS

September 22nd

  • NCIS – 8pm CBS
  • Scream Queens – 8pm FOX
  • The Muppets – 8pm ABC
  • Fresh Off the Boat – 8:30pm ABC
  • NCIS: New Orleans – 9pm CBS
  • Limitless – 10pm CBS

September 23rd

  • Rosewood – 8pm FOX
  • Empire – 9pm FOX
  • Modern Family – 9pm ABC
  • Black-ish – 9:30pm ABC
  • Nashville – 10pm ABC

September 24th

  • Grey’s Anatomy – 8pm ABC
  • Heroes’s Reborn – 8pm NBC
  • Scandal – 9pm ABC
  • How to Get Away with Murder – 10pm ABC
  • The Player – 10pm NBC

September 25th

  • The Amazing Race – 8pm CBS
  • Hawaii Five-O – 9pm CBS
  • Shark Tank – 9pm ABC
  • Blue Bloods – 10pm CBS

September 27th

  • Once Upon a Time – 8pm ABC
  • The Simpsons – 8pm FOX
  • CSI Finale Movie – 9pm CBS
  • Family Guy – 9pm FOX
  • Blood & Oil – 9pm ABC
  • Quantico – 10pm ABC

September 29th

  • Grandfathered – 8pm FOX
  • The Grinder – 8:30pm FOX
  • Marvel’s Agents of Shield – 9pm ABC
  • Beyond the Tank – 10pm ABC

September 30th

  • Criminal Minds – 9pm CBS
  • Chicago PD – 10pm CBS
  • Code Black – 10pm CBS

One thing I will say is between all the great programming on TV this season I’m glad to see that the FIOS HD channels are even sharper then my last provider. On October 1st I’ll publish my list of DVR premieres for that month, which will include a lot of super hero shows.

Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015

unnamedTeen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP. Order due date is March 10, 2015. Teen Titans GO!,  which consistently ranked as the #1 show for kids 6-11 on Cartoon Network has been renewed for a third season of fun and mayhem.

 

In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up withRobin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.

 

“We are thrilled with the audience response to the youngest and funniest members of the DC Comics universe and even more excited to continue the fun with Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “With this release, fans both old and new will be able to continue to enjoy crime-fighting adventures featuring their favorite teenage super heroes.”

 

Episodes (11 minute runtime each):

 

 

  1. Mr. Butt
  2. Man Person
  3. Pirates
  4. I See You
  5. Brian
  6. Nature
  7. Salty Codgers
  8. Knowledge
  9. Love Monsters
  10. Baby Hands
  11. Caramel Apples
  12. Halloween
  13. Sandwich Thief

 

 

  1. Money Grandma
  2. Friendship
  3. Vegetables
  4. The Mask
  5. Slumber Party
  6. Serious Business
  7. Thanksgiving
  8. Boys vs. Girls
  9. Body Adventure
  10. Road Trip
  11. The Best Robin
  12. Mouth Hole
  13. Hot Garbage

 

Amazon Prime Instant Video Presents: Creative Galaxy!

The above video gives an advance look at the upcoming Amazon exclusive children’s show Creative Galaxy. Made by the creators of Blue’s CluesCreative Galaxy is a romp through various types of arts and crafts (like clay, pipe cleaners, crayons, and so on) that follows characters Arty and Epiphany as they travel across the Creative Galaxy and inspire kids to make art of their own. The show, now available on Amazon Prime Instant Video, features the voice talents of Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210), Brooke Shields (Lipstick Jungle), Samantha Bee (The Daily Show), Jason Jones (The Daily Show), and Cloris Leachman (Malcolm in the Middle). Check it out with your child, and explore your very own Creative Galaxy!

Celebrate Summer With New Programming on the Hub!

This summer, there’s a host of excellent new entertainment for the whole family on the Hub, including new episodes of your favorite shows and family movie premieres! Check out what’s coming up with our schedule below:

Friday, July 11: HUB Network Family Movie Premiere

The Mighty Ducks” (7–9 p.m. ET)

Tough trial lawyer Gordon Bombay never loses.  But when he’s slapped with community service, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can’t skate, score, or win!  Bombay soon realizes there are more important things than winning.

Rating: TV-PG

 

Saturday, July 12: NEW EPISODES!

Littlest Pet Shop” (10:30–11 a.m. ET)

“What’s So Scary About the Jungle? Everything!”: Penny Ling is excited to meet Mrs. Twombly’s friend Tess Gregory, the host of a popular TV nature show. But the famous zoologist is mysteriously less-than-thrilled to meet Penny Ling, and Blythe and the pets are determined to figure out why.

Transformers Rescue Bots” (1:30–2 p.m. ET)

July 12 – “Odd Bot Out”: Blades feels left out when Bumblebee, on a mission to Griffin Rock, partners up with Dani.

Kid President: Declaration of Awesome” (7–7:30 p.m. ET)

“Kid President Made an Episode About Neighbors”: Kid President hosts “The Neighborhoodies,” an awards show celebrating good neighbors. In addition, Kid President collects earth items to send to the world’s space neighbors via satellite. Guest appearances by NBA star Jeremy Lin, the musical group “A Great Big World” and astronaut Ron Garan.

 

Friday, July 18: HUB Network Family Movie Premiere

Legally Blondes” (7–9 p.m. ET)

The youngest cousins of Elle Woods move to California from England and show the same spunk to defend themselves from prep school bullies.

Rating: TV-PG

Saturday, July 19: NEW EPISODES!

Littlest Pet Shop” (10:30–11 a.m. ET)

“Two Pets for Two Pests”: Blythe has to help convince the Biskits to keep a set of twin chinchillas they got just for one day, while Sunil tries to prove to Minka that he can paint as well as she can.

Transformers Rescue Bots” (1:30–2 p.m. ET)

“The Griffin Rock Express”: While the Rescue Team is kept busy renovating a train tunnel from the Mainland, a mysterious Superhero watches over Griffin Rock.

 

Saturday, July 26: NEW EPISODES!

Littlest Pet Shop” (10:30–11 a.m. ET)

“Feud for Thought”: When Brittany gets a higher grade on a test, she shuns Whittany and starts hanging out with Blythe and the other “smart kids.” At LPS, two quarrelling koalas split the pets into opposing camps.

Transformers Rescue Bots” (1:30–2 p.m. ET)

“Double Villainy”: Griffin Rock’s most dastardly villains team up in a plan to kidnap the Rescue Bots and destroy the island.

Ultimate Father’s Day Gift – LG 55” Cinema 3D LED Smart TV

Oh the things I do in the name of being a blogger… like the painful task of having a 55″ inch LG Cinema 3D TV for only 30 days as a review unit, but one lucky reader will get to win one of these AMAZING TVs!

You might comment like 1 in 100 movies and there are no TV shows in 3D but thats one great feature the LG 55LM7600 has is the ability to take 2D shows and make them 3D (some shows work better then others).

This is not just a TV but its a work of art… I can only wish to hang one of these sets from my wall instead of having it on the table top.  Using the wifi connection for updates to the firmware is cool but having access to netflix, youtube, and its skype-ready.

Since this was the hunt for content – I started looking at the blurays I’ve collected and never had use for since I didnt have a 3D tv till now, but really made it a breeze was the time warner on demand channels like HBO 3D on-demand.

The tip for parents is if I owned a TV like this with the glasses, I would have to pick up a container to store the glasses in out of the reach of the kids. These glasses are pretty slick looking – which also means I fear that they’ll break too but oh well… I believe you can also use the same glasses you get at the movie theater (but thats just internet rumors).

For those that need the geek specs

Features

  • Cinema 3D – Comfortable 3D Glasses (6 Pairs Included), 3D Depth Control, 3D Sound Zooming, 2D to 3D Conversion, Dual Play Gaming (requires Optionalhardware), 3D Zone
  • Smart TV – Premium Content Providers, Home Dashboard 2.0, Magic Remote, AppStore, 3D World (3D Content Streaming), Smart Share, WiDi, Skype Ready, Smart Phone Remote Support, Network File Browser & Wi-FiScreen Share
  • Picture Quality – Edge LED Plus, Micro Pixel Control, Full HD 1080p, Triple XD Engine, TruMotion 240Hz &Resolution Upscaler
  • Design – Cinema Screen and Ribbon Stand

Specifications

  • Screen Size (Diagonal): 54.6-inches
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080p
  • BLU Type: Edge LED Plus
  • Frame Rate: TruMotion 240Hz
  • Micro Pixel Control (Local Dimming): Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM (1 tuner)
  • Aspect Control: 5 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Original/4:3/Cinema Zoom 1)
  • Audio: 1-way 2 Speakers, 10W + 10W
  • 3D Features: FPR 3D Type, 3D to 2D & 2D to 3D Convert Source, 3D Depth Control & Viewpoint, 3D Sound Zooming, Dual Play Capable (AG-F3100DP optional glasses required)
  • Smart Energy Saving: Backlight Control + Intelligent Sensor
  • Camera: Ready
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi Built-in, WiFi Direct, Media Link, DLNA, WiDi, SIMPLINK (HDMI CEC), Windows 7 Certified
  • A/V Inputs/Outputs: 1 x RF In, 1 x AV In, 1 x Component In + Audio, 1 x Digital Audio Out (Optical), 4 x HDMI/HDCP in, 1 x RGB (D-Sub PC), 3 x USB 2.0, LAN
  • VESA Compatible: 400 mm x 400 mm
  • Swivel (Right/Left): 10/10 degree
  • Power: 100V – 240V, 50/60Hz
  • Warranty: 1 Year Limited Parts & Labor
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 48.5″ x 31.3″ x 13.0″ with Stand / 48.5″ x 28.8″ x 1.3″ without Stand
  • Weight: 55.1 lbs. with Stand / 47.0 lbs. without Stand

Disclosure: I was provided with this television to trial for 30 days by LG Electronics.  The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

Please read full contest rules here http://www.thehuntfor3dcontent.com/

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 11th, 2012.

You must comment why Daddy needs a new TV?  please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for following us on twitter – twitter.com/dadarocks

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information:

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Disclaimer: LG is providing the prize for the raffle.

Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play Review and Giveaway

Join Max and Ruby for a rainy day adventure in the all-new DVD, Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! [Amazon] Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! was released on April 12, 2011, and sold for the suggested retail price of $16.99.

 

Nickelodeon’s Max & Ruby is a top-rated animated series based on the children’s books by Rosemary Wells. Each episode centers on bunny siblings Max, a determined three-year-old and his big sister, Ruby, a smart, goal-oriented seven-year-old.  The show offers an empowering message for children by showing Max and Ruby playing together and resolving their differences in ways that are respectful and supportive.

 

Max & Ruby: Rainy Day Play! Episode Synopses:

Ruby Writes a Story / Max’s Dominos / Grandma’s Attic

Ruby Writes a Story

Ruby needs quiet while she tries to write a story, but Max wants to play cowboy.  Fortunately, he helps Ruby come up with the perfect idea for her story.

Max’s Dominos

Ruby and Louise want to earn their hospitality badge by hosting a Bunny Scout Meeting.  Meanwhile, Max and Morris are busy exploring the domino effect with a variety of toys culminating in a terrific welcome for Bunny Scouts.

 

Grandma’s Attic

Max & Ruby explore in Grandma’s attic.  While Ruby is delighted to try on old clothes, Max finds an old chest that Grandma says nobody ever goes into.  When he finds the key, they both get a surprise.


Bunny Cakes / Bunny Party / Bunny Money

Bunny Cakes

Ruby wants to surprise Grandma with an angel cake with raspberry fluff icing for her birthday.  However, Max wants to make Grandma an earthworm cake with red-hot marshmallow squirters.  After a few mishaps in the kitchen and a few trips to the grocery store, Grandma gets both!

Bunny Party

Ruby is preparing a surprise birthday party for Grandma and she invited all her dollies as guests.  Meanwhile, Max thinks that some of his toy friends should also be at the party.  It’s not long before Ruby discovers that there are too many guests and not enough chairs.

 

Bunny Money

Ruby has saved just enough money to buy Grandma a music box with skating ballerinas on top for her birthday.  She soon finds however that shopping with Max costs more than she planned.


Ruby’s Safari / Max’s Mud Bath / Max’s Lost Lizard

Ruby’s Safari

Ruby and Louise have to fill out the last page of their Bunny Scout Scrapbook.  They decide to have a safari in the backyard to get a picture of a special creature.  However, Maxkeeps leading them astray with his animal toys.  In the end, his red rubber elephant attracts a hummingbird and the girls get their photo.

Max’s Mud Bath

Ruby and Louise set up there beauty shop again and want to give Max an all-natural treatment with crushed up fruits and veggies.  However, Max thinks the treatment looks quite tasty and would rather play in the mud.

 

Max’s Lost Lizard

Ruby and Louise are making a terrarium for the Bunny Scout chameleon, and Max is very interested in the “lizard!” When the chameleon escapes, Max is the only one who sees through its camouflage.  Thankfully, Max manages to help get it safely back in the girls’ finished terrarium.


Ruby’s Rainbow / Home Tweet Home / Max’s Mudpie

Ruby’s Rainbow

Ruby wants to paint a perfect rainbow for Grandma but she can’t remember the colors or the order they go in.  When Max says “Backyard,” Ruby says he can’t go outside because it’s raining.  However when she finally follows him outside, she sees there’s a rainbow in the backyard.

Home Tweet Home

Ruby and Louise build a birdhouse. Max says “Hungry” so Ruby gets him a peanut butter sandwich, berries and sunflower seeds.  When the birds don’t come near the birdhouse,Max uses the treats to attract the birds.

 

Max’s Mudpie

Max keeps trying to make a mudpie but Ruby wants him to stay clean because Grandma is coming over and she’s got something very special.  In the end, Max gets himself andRuby mucky.  It turns out that Grandma’s surprise is a double chocolate fudge treat she calls “Mudpie!”

 

What makes this awesome is the simple fact its 98 minutes long – if you just hit play and prey you’re child will watch it end to end… you may just may successfully nap.  Having just seen the live show of Max and Ruby I’ve come away with a new appreciation of how the relationship and dynamic of the older sister and younger brother might be a great tool for families to use on younger kids, this certainly isnt aged for anyone over the age of 5 but once again its still a good buy for the amount of content on this dvd alone.

 

How to win it… Contest ends 11:59pm EST. June 1st, 2011.
2 Lucky people will win the Max & Ruby DVD! Tell us your favorite character on Max and Ruby is and please include some method for us to contact you in the comment (twitter or email).

You get 1 extra entry for tweeting about this contest (you can do this daily). Must contain the following information: @NickelodeonDVD @dadarocks – http://dad.tc/lAUJr1 and you must also comment with the link to your twitter message.

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Disclaimer: NickelodeonDVD provided the DVD for this raffle

‘Sid the Science Kid’ Celebrates Earth Day

Sid the Science Kid will be celebrating Earth Day (April 22) with four new episodes, the week of April 18, on PBS Kids.

New episodes of The Jim Henson Company animated preschool show will explore a different science theme related to the environment. As in every episode, Sid will begin each episode with a question and spend the day finding answers with help from his friends and family.

The episodes include “Where Did The Water Go?” (What happens to water that goes down the drain?) on Monday, April 18; “Clean Air!” (Why does Sid’s dad wear a mask when he paints?) on April 19, repeating on Earth Day; “Reused Robot” (Where does trash go when we throw it away?) on April 20; and  “Save The Stump” (Can an old stump be a home for tiny creatures?) on April 21.

Each episode of Sid the Science Kid focuses on a single scientific concept that is presented using Preschool Pathways to Science (PrePS), a practical science readiness curriculum used in preschool classrooms. Here is Sid sharing his top 5 tips for being gentler to the environment http://pbskids.org/sid/videoplayer.html?pid=8Qmw2JiU95dkX1qaNRvjyTxc5by_BNqF