All Blog Posts Tagged 'television' (22)

Astoria Residents Kick Off New Show Tonight on the Cooking Channel

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Tamara Reynolds, star of Unique Eats, Sunday Night Dinner parties in Astoria, co-author of Forking Fantastic, and all-around amazing person, kicks off a new Cooking Channel show tonight called Married with Dishes. Tamara co-stars with her husband, Karl Wasserman as they travel across the country throwing their signature dinner parties. Tonight's…


Added by Ran Craycraft on April 22, 2012 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

New Reality Show Based in Astoria

There's a new reality show on A&E based in Astoria called "Last Chance Driving School". The show takes place at Sven Ruppaner's driving school and follows the instructor as he teaches students of all backgrounds to drive in NYC.

The show airs Saturdays at 10p on A&E.

Read the full article on …


Added by Ran Craycraft on April 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Astoria's Vallone Makes Headlines on TMZ

Council Member Vallone has arrived! Forget the Daily News or a soundbyte on NY1, that's small-ball. Astoria's representative in City Hall has stepped up his game.

Take a look at this article quoting Vallone on his opposition to ABC's controversal new show, GCB. What's your take, Astoria? Will you be boycotting the show? Was the title given in poor…


Added by Ran Craycraft on March 7, 2012 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Astoria is Back on American Idol's Stage

After an impressive 4th place finish in Season 9 by Big Mike Lynche, two Astorians are back on the stage this season. Creighton Fraker and Dilia Jelen both secured golden tickets to Hollywood Week on American Idol. Stay tuned for more updates as Creighton and Dilia's journeys unfold. Go Astoria!…


Added by Ran Craycraft on February 14, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

WLA Member on Jeopardy

In case you missed our tweet yesterday, WLA member, Tony Hightower was on Jeopardy last night...and won! Way to go, Tony! He'll be on again tonight at 7p on WABC, so tune in and cheer him on. Here's his shout-out to Astoria:

Added by Ran Craycraft on December 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

'Person of Interest' Filming Today in Astoria

The new CBS television show (with episodes produced by JJ Abrams), "Person of Interest" will be filming today at Silvercup Studios and also on 34th Ave. in Astoria between 38th St. and 41st St. Gossip Girl is also shooting today at Silvercup.

Person of Interest summary from IMDB:

A computer genius named Finch developed a machine for the government that is used to…


Added by Ran Craycraft on December 5, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Astoria on Unique Eats Tonight


Just saw over on WeHeartAstoria that tonight's episode of Unique Eats will explore Queens. Astoria's Tamara Reynolds hosts the weekly show that explores America's most exciting modern cuisines from five star to hole-in-the-wall.


The episode airs at 10p on the Cooking Channel. 


Time Warner: 51 (HD = 751)

Dish Network: 113



Added by Ran Craycraft on November 27, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Astoria Finds Itself on

We broke the story yesterday and now it's all over the news. Local restaurant chain Canz has taken one step closer to stardom--landing themselves smack-dab on the front page of international gossip site…


Added by Ran Craycraft on July 19, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

VH1 Reality Show Coming to Astoria Hotspot

When we got wind of the pilot--shot about about six months ago, we were skeptical that it would actually come into fruition. Judging by this press release, it sounds like Astoria's favorite breastaurant, Canz, is…


Added by Ran Craycraft on July 18, 2011 at 5:30pm — 28 Comments

WLA Editor Competing for Spot on Television Singing Contest

You know her best from the daily blood, sweat, and tears she puts into this site every day, but you soon may know her for another reason. Our lovely and multi-talented (while also incredibly humble) editor, Brandi Thompson has quietly moved on to …


Added by Ran Craycraft on May 2, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Snowy Streets Fuels Frustration

Recently, WABC reported on a local parent who was pulled from his car, maced, and arrested for double parking while picking up his children from P.S. 122 on Ditmars and 21st St. 

According to the school, they issued a notice to all parents not to double-park or they will be issued a parking violation. However, that didn't stop Ronald Grosso for tearing up the ticket he was issued in front of police--as you might assume, his actions led to the cell phone video…


Added by Ran Craycraft on February 1, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Astoria Brewhouse on MTV Tonight

Catch the MTV show World of Jenks tonight at 10p as they follow up-and-coming comic, Dan St. Germain into his performance at the Astoria Brewhouse.

The premise for the show is: host, Andrew Jenks documents the life of a different stranger each week. In tonight's episode, you can catch Jenks as he trails the Brooklyn-based…

Added by Ran Craycraft on November 15, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Astoria's Next Top Model

Another reality show season, another Astorian gets cast. This time, a stunning 19-year old named Anamarie represents our neighborhood. She's 5'10", currently unemployed, and loves the designer Alexander Wang (as well as her boyfriend).…


Added by Ran Craycraft on August 25, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Astoria Designer Makes the Cut for this Season's Project Runway

With the new season of Project Runway just two weeks away (OMG OMG OMG breathe...), it's time for another Astoria Reality Show star!

This time, Carlos Casanova ("Casanova") represents our borough on the hit Bravo Lifetime show. Take a look:…


Added by Ran Craycraft on July 14, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Big Mike's Coming Home

After a great run, Astoria musician, Michael Lynche (of East Coast) was eliminated from American Idol last night after reaching the final four contestants. Big Mike will now return to Astoria for a few days before hitting the tour circuit. Congrats, Big Mike, for giving Astoria musicians a national… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on May 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Big Mike Moves On

Following on a rocky start of nearly being cut from the show due to an insider leak, Big Mike again faced elimination at the hands of the fans just four weeks ago.

After a breathtaking performance of Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight", Big Mike Lynche is on the rise--advancing… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on May 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Subway Pole Dancer Gets a Break

Astoria choreographer and actress, Isis Masoud, will be getting her big break this season on NBC's America's Got Talent. Masoud and four other dancers comprise the Pole-ite Girls, literally, an underground dance troupe.

In 2008, Masoud, Laura Lee Anderson, Jessica Wu, and Marissa Lupp took to the subway after learning of an online contest from a now-defunct website called that was… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on April 22, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Local production, Ugly Betty, canceled by ABC

People Magazine has just reported that the groundbreaking Latin crossover series, Ugly Betty, has been canceled by ABC in the midst of it's fourth season. Much of their third and fourth seasons have been taped right here in Astoria--often closing streets and eateries for filming. The cancellation is due to increasingly low ratings during this season's first eight episodes.

From… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on January 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

"Astoria, Queens" at the New York Television Festival

Later this month, NYC will host the 4th annual New York Television Festival--an independent festival that gives aspiring producers, writers, and directors the spotlight with some of the small screen's biggest players. Past entrees have received contracts from networks such as NBC, A&E, and Versus.

This year, local writer and producer, Kyle Thomas… Continue

Added by Ran Craycraft on September 10, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

No Reservations: Queens

You may remember earlier in the summer when Tony Bourdain was in Astoria taping an upcoming episode of No Reservations. Here's what became of it:

Part 1

Part 2…


Added by Ran Craycraft on September 9, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

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