PTC Picks of the Week


Thursday, March April 17, 2014

Diff’rent Strokes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Antenna A wealthy Park Avenue businessman and widower adopts the two African American sons of his late maid.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Barone are a married couple raising three kids across the street from Ray’s meddlesome parents.

Mysteries at the Museum, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Documentarians review and explain rare and interesting artifacts from various U.S. museums.

Moondance Alexander, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Moondance Alexander is a spirited teen living with her eccentric mother. She is faced with another uneventful summer until she discovers a lost pinto pony named Checkers who has jumped out of his paddock. Although Moondance returns the horse to his rightful owner, the gruff and mysterious Dante Longpre, she is convinced that Checkers is a champion jumper in disguise and is determined to help him realize his full potential.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Step by Step, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) The Hub A widow and widower marry and join their families of teenaged children that don’t always get along and try to keep the peace and form a new bond.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Waltons, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP John and Olivia Walton raise their large family in the 1930s and 40s on their mountain farm in Virginia. Their children chase their dreams of writing, music, medicine, and helping others.

Toy Story 3, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Andy’s toys are donated to a preschool when he prepares to leave for college in this third installment of the popular Pixar series about a young boy’s beloved toys.

Meet Me in St. Louis, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies A St. Louis family enjoys the 1904 World’s Fair in this 1944 Judy Garland starrer that features the “The Trolley Song,” “Skip to My Lou,” and “The Boy Next Door.”

Fielder’s Choice, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel In this Hallmark Channel original movie, Chad Lowe stars as a reluctant surrogate father to his nephew after his sister is killed. This movie has been reviewed by the PTC and is considered an excellent Father’s Day movie. There is no language or sexual innuendo in this movie.

Jake and the Neverland Pirates, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior In this animated series, Jake and a group of children Pirates live in Peter Pan’s home of Neverland and learn and explore together.

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Guy eats his way through restaurants in the country that cook and serve specialty foods.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Austin City Limits, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) PBS The musical group, The Civil Wars, performs on the iconic Texas stage.

The Robe, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies Richard Burton stars in this 1954 epic movie about the robe worn by Jesus Christ and what happens to the garment after his crucifixion.

Tangled, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel In this 2010 animated musical, the fairy tale of Rapunzel is re-told starring the voice talents of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi.

Bubble Guppies, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nick Junior The Bubble Guppies live in a colorful animated world where they learn about numbers, letters, shapes, colors, and basic principles of science.

Dear America, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Qubo In this series about teenage girls experiencing important events in U.S. history, a character’s diary gives insight into the eras depicted.

Disney’s The Kid, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) The Hub A man (Bruce Willis) nearing forty encounters his 8-year-old self. This rated PG film was released in 2000 and contains some mild language.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

A Walton Easter, 6:00 p.m. (Eastern) INSP John Boy and his pregnant wife visit Walton’s Mountain for an Easter celebration that coincides with Olivia and Johh’s 40th wedding anniversary.

Apple Mortgage Cake, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A single mother at the end of her financial rope turns to an old family recipie for apple cake to help save her home and her family.

Easter Parade, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies Fred Astaire and Judy Garland star in this 1948 film about a performer who falls in love with the woman he is training to be his new partner.

Hop, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Family Channel A slacker named Fred (James Marsden) adopts a rabbit (voiced by Russell Brand) that jumps in front of his car, and it turns out this particular creature is next in line to become the Easter Bunny and doesn't want the job. In time, the animal inspires Fred to take charge of his life and save Easter for everyone.

Food Court Wars, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network Fighting for a spot in a food court in Jonesboro, Ark., are brothers who make burgers versus best friends who share a love of international cuisine.

My Family Recipe Rocks!, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Live Well Pop star Joey Fatone cooks food based on his Italian heritage.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Firelight, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Cuba Gooding Jr. plays “D.J.,” a counselor at a women’s correctional center who dedicates his professional life to helping young people reclaim their own self-respect through selfless service to others. D.J. encourages the women to join an elite team that fights forest fires and assists civilian victims of natural disasters. As brave volunteers, the young team members receive a second chance in life.

Touched by an Angel, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Three angels are on earth helping people through tough times, family problems, and life changes with compassion and a message from God.

The Big Trail, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Turner Classic Movies In this 1930 John Wayne classic, an intrepid man leads a caravan of hundreds of settlers traveling in covered wagons as they move journey from the Mississippi river to their new lives in the West.

Austin and Ally, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel Dez gets an unexpected chance to direct a movie that Austin is in, but things don't go quite as planned when he has to work with Austin's co-star, Brandy Braxton, a high-maintenance actress.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV Mary Richards works at a Minneapolis TV station for her boss, Lou Grant, and a colorful group of co-workers while living in an apartment house with her friends Phyllis and Rhoda.

Doc McStuffins, 10 :00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Junior A little girl has a pretend veterinary clinic for the neighborhood stuffed animals.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

For the Love of Grace, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Marc Consuelos and Corbin Bernson star in this drama about two people who are united by an act of heroism that changes their lives and forms a new relationship.

Full House, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Nickelodeon Danny Tanner raises his three daughters with the help of his brother-in-law and old friend after his wife dies.

Gilligan’s Island, 8:30 p.m. (Eastern) Me TV Seven castaways are stranded on a deserted island after a three hour boat tour goes awry. Gilligan and his Skipper try to accommodate the needs of their boat passengers: a professor, a movie star, a millionaire and his wife, and a woman from a farm.

7th Heaven, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP Rev. Eric Camden and his wife Annie raise their seven children in Southern California, striving to impart faith, good morals, and high character standards to them.

The Little Couple, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) TLC Bill takes Will to work so Jen can have some time to bond with Zoey.

Chopped, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) Food Network 4 chefs are given mystery baskets and short cooking times to create gourmet food for a panel of judges. Each round a chef is cut until the last chef standing wins $10,000.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fixing Pete, 7:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel A fashion columnist is assigned a makeover of a sloppy sportswriter for their magazine, but as they spend time together, sparks fly.

The Middle, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) ABC Rita's noisy wind chimes annoy the Hecks, so Frankie begs her to remove them. Meanwhile, Brick tries to invent a new pretzel snack.

Heartland, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP A family run ranch specializes in rehabilitating horses that were mistreated or injured and find themselves helping young people with similar problems heal as well.

Let it Shine, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Disney Channel A teenaged songwriter faces a tough challenge when his best friend takes credit for his lyrics.

Bulloch Family Ranch, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) UP This reality/drama is about Julie and Rusty Bulloch, ranchers who live in Central Florida. They have two biological children and over 20 foster teenagers who live with them and get a second chance at life.

The Bob Newhart Show, 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) MeTV In this classic sitcom, comedian Bob Newhart plays Bob Hartley, a Chicago psychologist. At work, Bob shares his office with a dentist and their receptionist and at home, he is married to Emily, a school teacher, and they are frequently visited by Howard, their neighbor who is a flight navigator.

Thursday, March April 24, 2014

Diff’rent Strokes, 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Antenna A wealthy Park Avenue businessman and widower adopts the two African American sons of his late maid.

Everybody Loves Raymond, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) TV Land Ray and Debra Barone are a married couple raising three kids across the street from Ray’s meddlesome parents.

Mysteries at the Museum, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Travel Channel Documentarians review and explain rare and interesting artifacts from various U.S. museums.

Expecting a Miracle, 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) Hallmark Movie Channel Jason Priestly and Teri Polo star in this romantic comedy about a married couple in a slump whose marriage is saved when bad driving directions strand them in a tiny Mexican town on their vacation.

Small Town, Big Deal, 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) RFDTV Hosts Rodney Miller and Jann Carl travel to small towns in America where they highlight attractions and places of interests off the beaten trail of the East and West Coast centric media. Each episode features the hosts visiting two places of interest, including festivals, museums, and historical re-enactments.

Step by Step, 10:30 p.m. (Eastern) The Hub A widow and widower marry and join their families of teenaged children that don’t always get along and try to keep the peace and form a new bond.