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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 28 – March 5

In the spotlight: Race to Witch Mountain. Can you resist a flick that gives you both Red Rock and The Rock — with the Vegas Strip generously tossed in?

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 21-27

Heat up the chicken wings, refrigerate the brewskies and get comfy and cozy in your man caves or she sheds as sports — in Vegas, or involving Vegas teams, all on TV — cast a big shadow over the listings this week.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 14-20

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Sugartime (YouTube): Happy Valentine’s Day/89th birthday to longtime Vegas sweetie/resident Phyllis McGuire, a legend in this city, both for her persona-around-town and …

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Feb. 7-13

Do you know the Chinese community and culture of Las Vegas? You will now in this episode, in which host Marcus Samuelsson explores that proud and fascinating portion of our city in depth.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Jan. 31 – Feb. 6

Would you settle for Nevada on TV with a plot nod to Vegas? Then add 2007’s Smokin’ Aces up your DVR sleeve. At least it’s about a Vegas character even if he’s not in town.   This dark, comic action entry posits that a Vegas magician played by Jeremy Piven — and named Buddy “Aces” Israel (yup, we’re serious about that) – has become a mob informant, with a $1 mill bounty on his noggin while hiding out in a Lake Tahoe hotel. Among those trying to either protect the prey or collect the bounty for his rubout are characters played by Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Common, Andy Garcia, Taraji B. Henson, Ray Liotta, Chris Pine and Mathew Fox — plus singer Alicia Keys in her acting debut. 

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Where to find Vegas on TV, Jan. 24-30

In the spotlight this week, Burt in Vegas double-dip in Heat and and The Cannonball Run. Which Burt Reynolds-in-Vegas do you prefer? Understated and moody or unbridled and goofy? It’s a pick-’em in this STARZ run of the late Mustachioed One’s pop-ups in town.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Jan. 17-23

Roseanne: Vegas, Vegas. Appearances of two Vegas icons — one a living legend, the other forever in memory — remind us of their greatness in lighthearted fashion in this replay of a 1991 episode.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Jan. 10-16

In the spotlight: Vanderpump Rules. Get yourself a Vegas double dip of this reality free-for-all that ventures away from the usual action at the SUR restaurant in West Hollywood.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Jan. 3-9

“OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! OKAY! OKAY!” Joe Pesci’s comic catchphrase, anyone? With his acclaimed subdued performance in this year’s The Irishman, this may be a good time to remember the actor’s frantic comic chops in Lethal Weapon 4.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Dec. 20-26

In the spotlight The Las Vegas Bowl featuring Boise State vs. Washington, live Dec. 21 at 4:30 p.m. on ABC. The Big Game at Sam Boyd Stadium.  Wipe away the sniffles and get ready for the excitement as the final Las Vegas Bowl at Sam Boyd Stadium kicks off. Be there — at least electronically, if not in actuality — or be very, very, very square.

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Where to find Vegas on TV, Dec. 13-19

In the spotlight this week, a double dose of Pawn Stars, a bunch of robber-magicians known as The Four Horsemen in “Now You See Me,” and a potpourri of delicious “Modern Family” mishaps at Mandalay Bay.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Dec. 6-12

You can certainly make the argument that this one — the original 1960 Rat Pack-starrer, not the Clooney/Pitt remake — is the ultimate Vegas flick.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 29 – Dec. 5

Welcome to Franchise Week in Vegas on TV, as a trio of movie originals and sequels offers Vegas in the mix.

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Where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 22-28

In the spotlight this week: Beavis and Butt-head Do America and Boss Baby. Given how so many Vegas visitors are highly animated, figuratively speaking, let’s make it literal in this week’s spotlight, shining on two flicks that portray us in cartoon terms.

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Here’s where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 15-21

In the spotlight this week, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, featuring Mike Myers’ orthodontically-challenged spy who is all over our town in an absurdist 1997 comic stew that takes us a local tour of spots including the Stardust, the Riviera, the Imperial Palace.

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Here’s where to find Vegas on your TV, Nov. 8-14

OMG! Post-apocalyptic ruins of Las Vegas! We suffer a rather dire fate in this 2007 installment of the horror franchise Resident Evil: Extinction, in which Milla Jovovich and company cross the Mojave Desert while fleeing a zombie apocalypse. What survives? The Luxor stands. So does New York-New York, though the Statue of Liberty takes a substantial hit, as does the Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas, while the Tropicana is still standing, shakily.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Nov. 1-7

In the spotlight this week is Breakdown, a seriously intense 1997 thriller in which Kurt Russell searches for his wife who was abducted in our spooky Western desert environs by even spookier trucker baddie J.T. Walsh and his villainous cronies. Look for scenes filmed across the Nevada desert landscape, including at Nelson’s Landing. And cheer on Russell in a strong performance as a man whose desperation memorably ratchets up with every scene. 

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Oct. 25-31

In the spotlight this week, Malcolm in the Middle: Vegas. We think we loved him. But what were we so afraid of? We were afraid we weren’t sure of a love there was no cure for. And we were never cured of David Cassidy here in Vegas, where he stalked our stages, most notably in EFX at MGM Grand and At the Copa with Sheena Easton at the Rio. We lost this singular, if troubled, talent in 2017 at only 67 years old. But in this replay episode of Malcolm in the Middle — the opener of season five from 2003 — you can enjoy the Partridge Dude’s impish sense of humor as he does an over-the-top sendup of his image playing Vegas crooner Boone Vincent. It’s a hoot.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Oct. 18-24

In the spotlight this week, Very Bad Things: Though we’d never claim the title of this pitch-black comedy as a marketing slogan, it’s an apt description of what develops in this vicious 1998 thriller that is more or less The Hangover in hell. A cast including Jon Favreau, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern and Jeanne Tripplehorn topline this tale — about a third of which was filmed here — in which a group of party-hearty pals invade Vegas for a bachelor party. However, when a prostitute is killed, bodies begin piling up and buddies turn on each other as a coverup escalates. But hey — we do get to enjoy scenes including the merriment on Fremont Street and the vistas of Red Rock Canyon.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Oct. 11-17

In the spotlight this week, Mecum Auto Auctions, Muscle Cars & More: Las Vegas Live. Auto aficionados, start you collective — and collector — engines as Mecum Auctions return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its third annual confab here, Oct. 10-12, 2019. Rev up your eyeballs to ogle approximately 1,000 in all manner of collector cars (including an unrestored 1971 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T, a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 and a 1970 Pontiac Trans Am) and 400-plus “road art” items (vintage signs, coolers, gas pumps, clocks, large-scale neon signs and more) on the auction block.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Oct. 4-10

In the spotlight: Bugsy, Now You See Me and Fright Night. Bugsy — First, the minuses: You won’t see much of honest-to-goodness Las Vegas in director Barry Levinson’s 1991 gangster epic that purports to chronicle Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel’s rise in our town and his “creation” of the Flamingo hotel-casino.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Sept. 27 – Oct. 3

Hit the waaay-waaay-waaaay-back machine to pre-Rat Pack Vegas in this 1956 comedy as The Bowery Boys, those adorable lunkheads from Gotham, drop into town for their 41st entry (wow, talk about franchise longevity). In this one, Sach (Huntz Hall), through the ridiculous plot twist of an electric shock, acquires the ability to “see” numbers before they come up on the roulette wheel— so of course, they head to Vegas to win some scratch for their cash-strapped landlady.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Sept. 20-26

Take a time-travel excursion back to the affectionately-remembered Desert Inn hotel-casino in 1985’s just-as-affectionately-remembered road comedy, Lost in America. And root-root-root for the totally awesome home team Aces, live from the Thomas & Mack Center, where we expect them to de-Mystify those Mystics in this semifinal round contest!

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Sept. 13-19

In the 2013 Strip-magicians-at-war comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, marquee prestidigitators played by Steve Carrell and Steve Buscemi (and partially based on Siegfried & Roy) take on an aggressive, hipster challenger practicing a danger-brand of street magic, played by Jim Carrey (partly based on Criss Angel). MGM magic maven David Copperfield served as a film advisor and shared a few confidential secrets with the filmmakers —for which they had to sign secrecy contracts.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Sept. 6-12

All listings are subject to change, and are Pacific time. Also check for listed programs on streaming and on-demand services: Rush Hour 2 (Sept. 6 …

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Aug. 30 to Sept. 5

Not only did this 1996 comedy-drama about single, unemployed L.A. actors catapult Vince Vaughn to stardom, it also catapulted the cast to Vegas for scenes shot at the Stardust on the Strip, and downtown at the Fremont Hotel.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Aug. 22-28

With the possible exception of employees of a certain department store chain that was famously dissed, 1988’s Rain Man remains a universally popular comedy-drama road flick. Exceptional performances by Tom Cruise as a callow wheeler-dealer, and Dustin Hoffman as his autistic savant brother light up this gem that kick’s off this week’s Vegas on TV.

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV, Aug. 15-21

This week’s lineup kicks off with “The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas,” with Ann-Margret in a playful tribute to her “Viva Las Vegas” co-star Elvis Presley, and includes episodes of the Property Brothers’ new “Hometown Vegas.”

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV screen, Aug. 8-14

Vegas in a computer-animated 3D comedy about kids? Sure, why not? We frown on letting actual children in casinos, but this is the movies, and in this one, they wind up in a bachelorette party limo and sip some Long Island Iced Tea. Oh, and there’s an Elvis impersonator — naturally. But hey, the kids are pretty much grown-ups in diapers anyway

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Here’s where to catch Vegas on your TV screen, Aug. 1-7

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Rush Hour 2 (Aug. 1 @ 8: 45 a.m. and Aug. 4 @ 6:25 a.m. on HBO2): Cop cutups Jackie Chan and …

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All your favorite Las Vegas episodes and movies, July 25-31

All hail the return of the Wolfpack in this 2013 trilogy-ender in which the gang (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Justin Bartha) try to get off-his-meds Zack Galifianakis back on track with a road trip to You-Know-Where. Bring on the mayhem, dudes.

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October 29 – November 4

Wahlburgers — Viva Paul Vegas (Oct. 29, 6 a.m., FYI): Donnie and Paul gamble. Not Mark, though. We’re guessing he doesn’t need the cash.   …

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October 22-28

The Cooler (Oct. 22, 1:05 a.m., Oct. 28, 1 p.m., HBOSG): Though set at a fictional casino just off Fremont Street (the Shangri La), this touching …

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October 15-21

Vegas ER (Oct. 15, 6-10 a.m., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., FITTV): Docs treat Vegas patients. Hopefully, you’re not among them. Vegas Rat Rods (Oct. 15, noon-5 …

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October 8-14

Aerial Cities — Las Vegas 24 (Oct. 8, 1 a.m., noon, SMITHSONIAN): Pop a Dramamine tab and hop aboard an aerial tour of our town, …

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October 1-7

Lucky You (Oct. 1, 6:30 a.m.; Oct. 4, 2 p.m., HBO): Aspiring lounge warbler (Drew Barrymore) meets poker stud (Eric Bana) with a problematic relationship with …

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September 24-30

Food Paradise: Viva Las Vegas (Sept. 24, 9 a.m., TRAVEL): Our town’s most “over-the-top” eat treats are explored, including a sushi-stacked burger on fried rice buns, …

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September 17-23

Vegas Rat Rods (Sept. 17, 7, 8 and 9 a.m., DSC): Working out of a garage on the outskirts of the Strip are — as …

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September 10-16

The Hangover (Sept. 10, 1:15 p.m., MOMAX): Cinematically speaking, our city is still hung over from The Hangover, the raucous 2009 comedy about a missing …

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September 3-9

The Godfather (Sept. 3, 12:30 p.m., AMC): C’mon, you remember this 1972 classic’s Vegas connection, don’cha? Ya know, when the Corleones muscle in on the territory …

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August 27-September 2

Resident Evil: Extinction (Aug. 27, 9 a.m. and Aug. 28, 2 a.m., SYFY): OMG! Post-apocalyptic ruins of Las Vegas! We suffer a rather dire fate in …

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August 20-26

Locked Up Abroad — Vegas Mobster (Aug. 20, 10 a.m., NGC):  A Chicago mobster heads to Vegas, where he’s caught by the FBI, turns rat …

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August 13-19

Keeping Up with the Kardashians: What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas (Aug. 13, 5:30 a.m., E!): In a nutshell: Scott goes to Vegas and …

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August 6-12

The Hangover (Aug. 6, 2:45 p.m., and Aug. 11, 8 p.m., Cinemax): Cinematically speaking, our city is still hung over from this raucous 2009 comedy about …

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August 1-5

“Indecent Proposal” (Aug. 1, 12:58 p.m., Starz): With more-than-decent star power, 1993’s “Indecent Proposal” deposits married high school sweeties David (Woody Harrelson) and Diana (Demi …

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