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Father, daughter win $500,000 on season finale of 'Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls'
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
The father-daughter team of Andrew "Lucky" Larson and Andrea "Louie" Larson were named winners of the inaugural season of the NBC adventure reality-competition series "Get Out Alive with Bear Grylls." For coming in first place, the Larsons received a grand prize of $500,000.
New for 2014 at Cedar Point
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Cedar Point amusement park/resort, known around the world for its record-breaking collection of rides and roller coasters, has announced several plans for the 2014 season, including introducing two new family rides, changes to the park's Camp Snoopy area and more details on a two-year renovation project to Hotel Breakers.
Zombies to invade UB classroom this semester
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
The zombie outbreak that has infected American popular culture will spread to the University at Buffalo this fall.
13 NFL players star in Carrie Underwood's 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Thirteen NFL players will join six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football," on NBC.
Cardiff City - after upset of Manchester City - faces Tim Howard and Everton Saturday on NBCSN
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 07:00 am
NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage continues this week with four games on NBCSN and one on NBC. In a schedule change, the Cardiff-Everton match, featuring Everton and U.S. Men's National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard and newly promoted Cardiff City, fresh off their win over Manchester City, has been moved into the Saturday 10 a.m. ET slot on NBCSN.
'The Chew' is all new during the last days of summer
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 07:00 am
Celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz end summer with a bang this week on "The Chew." The program airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on ABC.
Bill Murray, first guest to visit 'Late Show with David Letterman' returns to celebrate show's 20th anniversary on CBS
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:10 pm
Bill Murray, the first guest to visit CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman" when it premiered on Aug. 30, 1993, reminisces with Letterman when the actor helps celebrate the "Late Show's" 20 years on the CBS Television Network, Thursday, Aug. 29 (11:35 p.m.).
Attorney General Schneiderman sues Donald Trump, Trump University, Michael Sexton for 'defrauding consumers out of $40 million with "sham university" '
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced he filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, The Trump Entrepreneur Institute - formerly named Trump University LLC ("Trump University"), and Michael Sexton, former president of Trump University, for engaging in what the AG called persistent fraudulent, illegal and deceptive conduct in connection with the operation of Trump University.
Wine on Third supports NAAC
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:55 pm
Wine on Third recently hosted another of its programs in support of the Niagara Falls Arts and Cultural Center.
All that Jazz
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 11:45 pm
Huge crowds descended on Lewiston Friday and Saturday for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. Great music was ongoing from one end of Center Street to the other, the food and merchandise vendors were all busy, the jewelry tent was bright and cheerful with new lighting, and the street was filled with folks of all ages having a good time.
Stephen Moyer cast in NBC's live holiday production of 'The Sound of Music'
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer has been added to the cast of NBC's Dec. 5 live holiday production of "The Sound of Music."
Queen Latifah to host new CBS special 'Teach'
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
Multi-talented and award-winning performer Queen Latifah will honor teachers when she hosts and narrates "Teach," a new two-hour special that explores America's education system through the eyes, minds and hearts of its most essential resource - teachers. The show premieres Friday, Sept. 6 (8 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts Patrick Kane, Stanley Cup on Saturday
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:40 pm
Chicago Blackhawks forward and south Buffalo native Patrick Kane will bring two NHL trophies to Western New York on Saturday, Aug. 24. The Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy are slated to be at the base from 8:30 to approximately 11 a.m. Activities will be held in hangar 907.
CBS, Verizon reach content carriage agreement
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
CBS Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. have reached a new agreement for continued retransmission of CBS-owned stations and wider distribution of CBS Sports Network on Verizon's FiOS TV in multiple markets across the country, it was announced today by both companies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings travel to San Francisco to take on Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings travel to Candlestick Park in San Francisco this weekend to take on Colin Kaepernick and the defending NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers in a "Sunday Night Football" preseason matchup. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBCSN to televise Jozy Altidore and Sunderland against Southampton
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:15 pm
NBC Sports Group's Premier League coverage continues this week with five games on NBCSN and one on NBC. In a schedule change, the Southampton-Sunderland match featuring Sunderland striker and U.S. Men's National Team star Jozy Altidore has been moved into the Saturday 10 a.m. ET slot on NBCSN.
Sabres to participate in Traverse City NHL Prospect Tournament
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team would again be participating in the 2013 NHL Prospect Tournament, which runs Thursday, Sept. 5, to Monday, Sept. 9, at Centre Ice Arena in Traverse City, Mich.
Carl Russo wins 'Meatball Challenge' as Chef's 90th celebration kicks off
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:00 pm
Carl Russo of WGRF 96.9-FM (97 Rock) was the winner Tuesday in the Chef's Restaurant "Media Meatball Eating Challenge." He consumed 11 meatballs in the first ever meatball-eating contest in Buffalo, which was hosted by "Wing King" and food marketing icon Drew Cerza.
Motown memories: Gladys Knight wows Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 11:45 am
Gladys Knight brought charm, humor, wit, sass and a whole lot of talent to Artpark Aug. 20 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
'That Other Pregame Show' launches on CBS Sports Network
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 02:55 pm
Continuing its aggressive expansion of programming around CBS Sports' marquee properties, CBS Sports Network launches "That Other Pregame Show," a new weekly Sunday football studio program debuting Sunday, Sept. 8 (9 a.m.).
'CSI' celebrates its 300th milestone episode with return of original cast member Marg Helgenberger
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 02:55 pm
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" will celebrate its 300th milestone episode with original cast member Marg Helgenberger returning as Catherine Willows to help solve a cold case that has haunted the team for 14 years, Wednesday, Oct. 23 (10 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
One Direction and 'The Voice' winner Cassadee Pope to perform on 'America's Got Talent' Aug. 28
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:40 pm
Global superstars One Direction will perform "Best Song Ever," the single from their highly anticipated new movie "One Direction: This Is Us," on NBC's "America's Got Talent" results show Wednesday, Aug. 28 (9 p.m.). "The Voice" winner and chart-topping singer Cassadee Pope will also perform on the live telecast.
70 Sabres games to air on MSG in 2013-14
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:50 am
The NHL and the Buffalo Sabres have announced the national television schedules for the 2013-14 season, with the Buffalo Sabres slated to have 70 of their games broadcast on MSG. The remaining 12 games will be broadcast in the U.S. on NBC or NBCSN.
Time change announced for Sabres-Leafs game on Dec. 27
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:50 am
The NHL and the Buffalo Sabres have announced a change in time for the Sabres-Leafs game on Dec. 27. The game, which will take place at Air Canada Centre, will now take place at 7:30 p.m.
Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. hosts 'Celebrity Bartending Night' to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:50 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting the 16th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" to benefit the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation. The event runs from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Chef's Restaurant hosts 'Media Meatball Eating Challenge'
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Mary Beth and Lou Billittier Jr. are announcing the final list of competitors in the first ever "Chef's Restaurant Media Meatball Eating Challenge." This non-competitive food challenge is scheduled for noon on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Chef's Italian Restaurant, 291 Seneca St. (at Chicago), in downtown Buffalo.
14 scientific and technical achievements under consideration for 2013 Academy Awards
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced 14 scientific and technical achievements have been selected for further awards consideration.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan celebrate one year together on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
The week of Sept. 2 will mark the first anniversary of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan's partnership on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," and the show is pulling out all the stops with a gala two-week anniversary celebration.
Stars announced for MDA telethon this Labor Day weekend on ABC
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
The Muscular Dystrophy Association has announced a star-studded celebrity lineup that will appear on its 48th annual telethon this Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 1 (9 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival raises bar in 12th year
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, renown for consistently bringing visitors class entertainment with each performance, is raising the bar this year for its 12th annual event.
'Summer of Goo Goo Dolls' continues for Buffalo's native band
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
It's a good time to be a Goo Goo Doll.

The band returns home(ish) when it performs Aug. 24 at Darien Lake. That's followed by two nights in Ontario touring with Matchbox 20.

Interview: Toto is rock royalty (really)
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 12:45 am
As it turns out, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't in Cleveland.

It's on the Toto tour bus.

No, really.

The members of this band have performed with the who's who's who's who of music.

Higgins urges FCC to move forward on ending sports blackout rule
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn requesting further action toward ending the sports blackout rule.
Usain Bolt, Manchester United anchor NBC's live sports coverage this Saturday
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and 2012-13 Premier League champion Manchester United anchor NBC's live sports coverage this Saturday.
Four acts return to 'America's Got Talent' as judges' wild card choice
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
The competition on NBC's "America's Got Talent" heats up next week as another four acts move on to the semifinals, and four lucky eliminated top-60 acts are named the judges' wild card choice and given a second chance to win the $1 million prize.
USA Network's fall line up features a powerful slate of drama, comedy, reality, and a highly anticipated musical event
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Top-rated acquisitions "Modern Family" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" kick off the week of Sept. 23; "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" return Thursday, Oct. 17; "It Takes A Choir," a holiday reality series event, begins Sunday, Nov. 3.
USA Network: Carly Rae Jepsen '#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
USA Network has announced a partnership between its award-winning public service initiative Characters Unite, R&R Partners Foundation's youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script, and Cox Communications for "#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying," headlined by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen.
Buffalo Sabres: 2013-14 season ticket renewals reach 97 percent
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that 97 percent of season tickets have been renewed for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and the number of season tickets has been capped at approximately 16,000 tickets.
The O'Jays and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight perform at Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Artpark brings the best of Motown to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series. "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and living legends The O'Jays team up for their "Family Reunion Tour," making a stop at the Lewiston venue on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
ACC Atlantic Coast Conference football to air on WBBZ-TV
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced "Your Hometown Television Station" will be the exclusive broadcast home for Atlantic Coast Conference sports, which will include a select number of Syracuse Orange and University at Pittsburgh men's football games.

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