TV Notes: ‘Antiques Roadshow: BR’ special preview event set

If you can’t wait until 7 p.m. Feb. 17 to see the first installment of “Antiques Roadshow: Baton Rouge,” Louisiana Public Broadcasting is offering a special preview event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the LPB Studios, 7733 Perkins Road.

Marsha Bemko, the show’s executive producer, will be on hand to talk about her experience in Baton Rouge. Highlights from the three episodes shot in the city will be shown. The second and third episodes air on Feb. 24 and March 24.

Tickets to Tuesday’s event are $25, and include wine and light hors d’oeuvres.

For tickets or more information, call (225) 767-4214 or go to

‘Haunted’ moves to 9 p.m.

The locally produced reality series “Haunted” is moving to 9 p.m. Sundays on WBRL, Channel 21 (cable Channel 10).

Baton Rouge’s Take Red Avenue Studios, which produces the show, said back-to-back original episodes start Sunday.

“Haunted” takes viewers behind the scenes of a paranormal investigation, as the cast confronts the “unknown” and documents the history of events at each location.

“I’ve had paranormal events my entire life and when I saw the enthusiasm and professionalism of these young adults, I felt I could share many things to help them understand what was happening.” Saundra Lane, executive producer, said of the crew.

The final episodes of the season will focus on the Great Flood of 1927, Prohibition and the rise of mafia influence in Louisiana. The cast uncovers the connection between various locations they investigated throughout the course of the series.

“We booked these locations based on the intrigue of their history. Through the paranormal evidence we collected, we were able to link multiple locations. Unknowingly, what we uncovered brought us back to some of our earliest investigations,” said Kelli Rodriguez, producer/cast member.

Film entries sought

Louisiana Public Broadcasting and PBS are sponsoring the PBS Online Film Festival to encourage independent moviemakers to submit their unique, thought-provoking creations for a possible showing online.

The films must be between three and 15 minutes long and must meet the technical criteria for the festival.

These shorts, through a variety of storytelling and cinematic techniques, expose the particulars of life in a way that is both surprising and comforting.

The festival will focus on new types of films, told in nontraditional ways on nonlinear platforms. In addition to a general audience, the films selected will reach a younger socially-engaged audience, a news release said.

To enter a film, send a link to so it can be reviewed. For questions about the technical requirements for the festival, email the same address or go to

All entries must be received by Feb. 15.

A look at Mardi Gras

“STEPPIN’ OUT: ‘It’s Carnival Time’” will debut at 7 p.m Thursday on WYES, Channel 12 (cable Channel 12 in New Orleans). Host Peggy Scott Laborde, Arthur Hardy, publisher of “Arthur Hardy’s Mardi Gras Guide,” and Carnival historian Errol Laborde will preview the 2014 Mardi Gras season and discuss the increasing number of parades along St. Charles Avenue.

The show will re-air at 7 p.m. Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Feb. 16, 8 p.m. Feb. 22, 10 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m. March 4.

This week on ‘True Detective’

The Louisiana-shot HBO police drama is at its halfway point in the season this week, with detectives Hart and Cohle following some dangerous leads as they attempt to track down prime serial killer suspect Reggie Ledoux.

The series, starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO (cable Channel 300 in Baton Rouge and Lafayette and Channel 200 in New Orleans), with multiple repeats on HBO and HBO2 throughout the week.

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