Monthly Archives: April 2012

Seven Show Sunday

Here are the seven shows I will be watching or DVRing tonight:

Mob Wives
Family Guy
Wilson Phillips
The Good Wife
Desperate Housewives
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Mad Men


Hurricane Schwartz Recovering From Heart Surgery

From NBC10:


 NBC10 Chief Meteorologist Glenn “Hurricane” Schwartz is resting comfortably at a Philadelphia-area hospital after undergoing double bypass heart surgery this morning. Schwartz visited the hospital earlier this week complaining of discomfort. Doctors discovered evidence of blockages in two arteries and advised him that surgery would be necessary.

“Glenn is recuperating well and is in good spirits,” said NBC10 News Director Chris Blackman. “He feels fortunate that he recognized the signs of potential trouble. We’re all keeping him in our thoughts and wish him a speedy recovery.”

Aware of his family’s history of heart disease, Schwartz has been vigilant about his own health. Prior to the surgery, he stated “I’m so grateful that I listened to myself.” He also thanked his supporters via twitter, saying “Thanks for all the kind thoughts and prayers. They mean a lot to me.”

In response to Schwartz’s surgery, NBC10 has special segments planned, including how to recognize symptoms of heart problems and understanding family history. Schwartz’s recovery time is expected to be several weeks, during which time Meteorologist Sheena Parveen will assume his forecasting duties on NBC10 News at 4, 5, 6, and 11 pm.

Schwartz joined NBC10 in 1995 and was named Chief Meteorologist in 2002. A Philadelphia native, he attended Central High School and went on to graduate from Penn State receiving a B.S. degree in Meteorology. In October 2005, he was named the 79th Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) in the country. Schwartz is one of the first broadcast meteorologists in Philadelphia to earn this prestigious recognition. He is also the co-author of The Philadelphia Area Weather Book.

Viewers are invited to post their get well wishes to Glenn by visiting and searching “Get Well Glenn”, via email at, on the NBC10 Philadelphia Facebook page or via Twitter using the hashtag #GetWellGlenn.


Survivor Auditions in A.C. Saturday

From CBS3:


Auditions to be held at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City



Philadelphia, April 12, 2012 – If you have what it takes to outwit, outplay and outlast, you could be on the hit reality show Survivor. CBS 3 is looking for the next possible $1 million winner to be a part of the new cast. Auditions will be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, April 28th from 12 to 3 p.m.


CBS 3 staff will assist candidates with the application process at the casting call and shoot their audition videos which will be sent directly to the show’s casting department.


Candidates should be interesting personalities, strong-willed, outgoing, adventurous, physically and mentally adept and adaptable to new environments. Applicants must be 18 years or older, and a U.S. citizen living in the U.S. For details and application forms, go to


Survivor: One World currently airs on CBS Wednesdays at 8 p.m. CBS 3 (KYW-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Nydia Han’s Baby Shower

Check out 6ABC reporter Nydia Han’s baby shower.

May Sweeps

May sweeps starts Thursday.  My top shows right now:
The Good Wife
Mad Men
Desperate Housewives
90210 (I don’t know why either)
Saturday Night Live
General Hospital 
Family Guy
Fashion Police
Dancing with the Stars

Howard Stern debuts on America’s Got Talent May 14th.

Steve Trevelise Named NJ 101.5-FM Evening Host



Larry Mendte Trashes Local TV

Here’s former Philly anchorman Larry Mendte’s take on the local television landscape.