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A night after Lifetime carried the movie, "New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," the cable channel is carrying a documentary, "Biography Presents: Joyce Mitchell and the New York Prison Break," at 10 tonight. The fact-based movie is repeated at 8 tonight. Here is a summary of the documentary provided by Lifetime: "The one-hour documentary is the ex…

WKBW-TV (Channel 7) quietly cut the morning program "AM Buffalo" in half recently, reducing it from a 60-minute program to 30 minutes. It is filling the other 30 minutes with a show featuring viral videos, "Right This Minute," which has Channel 7's owner, E.W. Scripps Co., as one of the production companies. The change came after Courtney Corbetta replaced Jon Summer…

If you want to follow a relentless reporter with a knack for discovering dangerous conspiracies and deadly monsters, then binge-watch "Kolchak: The Night Stalker." A key inspiration for "The X-Files," "Kolchak" offers eerie, exciting and campy entertainment. Title: "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" Year it began: 1972 Where it can be seen: Amazon; Netflix; DVD Who…

This is what I'm thinking: If Channel 2 sports director Adam Benigni was trying out for Scott Levin's news anchor job over the past weeks and really wants it, he certainly has been impressive enough to get it. Benigni illustrated he is a good reader with a strong voice and pleasant personality during his stint alongside co-anchor Kelly Dudzik. He also has name recognitio…

After looking at the Buffalo Bills TV schedule for the 2017 National Football League season, a couple of things stand out. The big local winner is WIVB-TV (Channel 4), which isn't surprising considering it is a CBS affiliate and the network carries the American Football Conference in which the Bills play. The second thing to standout is how little the Bills will be s…

Talk about interesting timing. NBCSN announced this morning that Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta will be a studio analyst during Friday night's Stanley Cup playoff coverage. Gionta will be in studio with host Liam McHugh and analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones throughout the night. Gionta, who is one of the go-to players to interview in the Sabres locker roo…

Get me out of here. That was my initial thought about 30 minutes into the Lifetime movie, "New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell," that airs at 8 p.m. Sunday. This is no way a reflection on the performance of Penelope Ann Miller as Mitchell, the married mother of three who helped convicted murderers Richard Matt (played by Myk Watford of "Law & O…

The Adam Benigni news anchor experiment at Channel 2 has taken on a new twist with word coming Tuesday that the sports director will co-anchor the 5:30 p.m. newscast alongside Maryalice Demler during the upcoming May sweeps. Benigni anchored the NBC affiliate's main weekday newscast last week and on Monday alongside Kelly Dudzik as co-anchors Demler and Scott Levin were…

Three local students will appear on the syndicated program "Harry" at 3 p.m. today (April 18) on Channel 7. According to a release, Aryona Nablo and Gianna Cicco, inventors of Toasty Clothes from Niagara-Wheatfield's Colonial Village Elementary School, will demonstrate their invention, a heated dresser product inspired by Buffalo winters. The concept combines a dresser …

Get your popcorn ready. And your Lipitor and Crestor. At 9:30 tonight, award-winning chef and food writer Andrew Zimmern highlights all of Buffalo's cholesterol-rich food favorites in the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations." The episode repeats at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Zimmern takes viewers on an entertaining fast tour of wings at the Anchor Bar, …

It happened on May 25, 2011. America still hasn't completely recovered. The highest-rated talk show in TV history ended its 25-year run. But it was so much bigger than raw numbers. That was the date Oprah Winfrey vacated her throne as the presiding CEO of the American Zeitgeist -- the woman whose influence was, more than anyone's, responsible for the first American b…

Since this show premiered in 2003, perhaps it would be better to call this "You Should Have Been Watching." But thanks to Netflix, a cult following, new episodes produced years after the series ended its network run and the promise of yet another sequel makes it more than worth the trip. Title: “Arrested Development” Year it began: 2003 Where it can be seen: N…

This is what I'm thinking: * I've seen the future of Amazon Prime shows and it is from 60 years ago. Amazon allows its Amazon Prime subscribers to give their opinion on the pilots it produces before deciding whether to commission them into series. My favorite new pilot, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," was rewarded by all the positive reviews by being given two season…

Dominic Mancuso, the new general manager of WIVB-TV (Channel 4) and sister station WNLO-TV (Channel 23), had to deal Thursday with a scary story about the future of Channel 4 that was making the media rounds and concerned some agents for the station's personnel. "It was much ado about nothing," said Mancuso. "The story was false and misleading." He was referring to a…

Before I even made it to my vacation hotel two weeks ago, I got a tweet delivering the sad news that Channel 2's award-winning reporter Scott Brown had died after a battle with cancer. Through the app that allows Western New Yorkers to watch Channel 2 no matter where they are, I saw how the station's 6 p.m. news handled Brown's death that night. When the newscast led…