May probably seems like a long way off. But, fear not, spring will come and with it, an entire month of excellent over-the-air (OTA) shows that will make cord-cutters very happy. May is “sweeps month” which is when Nielsen uses a sample of households to tally the most popular TV shows. These rankings are vitally important to the networks because they can literally make or break a TV show. Low ranking shows, which attract fewer advertising dollars, often get canceled to make room for new programs that will hopefully perform better. Make sure you watch these shows on your Mohu Leaf, Curve or Sky.
At Mohu, we make great antennas, but our crystal ball is fuzzy when it comes to predicting the future. The helpful folks at TVLine.com have put together a preliminary guesstimate of which programs will be renewed, which ones are on the chopping block, and which ones are in the middle. It’s safe to say that the most popular shows such as NCIS, Big Bang Theory, and Scandal will be renewed. In fact, Big Bang Theory has been renewed for three more seasons! But other programs, such as Hawaii 5-0 and Mike and Molly could go either way. They will regularly update the list through May, so use that link to check back and see how your favorite shows are doing.
For Trekkies out there, a Vulcan harp iPad app was introduced this week at Austin’s annual South by Southwest music, film and interactive festival. Spock played this very strange looking instrument in four episodes of Star Trek, and now you can play one too. It’s just $2 to download the app to your iPad. The link above also includes a sound recording of how the harp sounds and it’s really cool.
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A new report found that there are over 100 available over-the-air stations you can watch for free with an antenna.