Nutmeg TV to Air New Game Show ‘As Politicians Match Wits’

July 5, 2017

This September Nutmeg Community Access TV will debut a new game show called,” As Politicians Match Wits”. Votes and donations are on the line as local politicians compete against one another by answering general knowledge questions such as: What color is the color tan? And, what time is it at 10:30?

The program will be hosted by former TV newsman Tom Monahan because he has his own microphone.

The first episode gets off to a quick start with Andrew Howe and Ellen Zoppo-Sassu squaring off. Outraged by the first question, what day is tomorrow?, Mr. Howe forfeits the game because he felt the question should have gone out to referendum so the public could weigh in. Consequently Ellen plays against herself in what turns out to be a seesaw battle. Tune in to see who wins.

Twelve episodes will air and feature Josh Medeiros, Peter Kelley, Greg Hahn, Dave Mills, Eric Carlson, Dave Preleski, Mary Fortier, Anthony D’Amato and Cheryl Thibeault with her impressive resume.

The mayor refused to participate based on the advice of counsel, but Egor his spokesperson will.


As Politicians Match Wits will air Fridays at 9 p.m. following Nostradamus Knows Best, a sitcom about the everyday troubles faced by the 16th-century French , physician, philosopher and seer.

Greta Out at MSNBC

June 30, 2017

Greta Van Susteren is out after 6 months MSNBC, but she won’t be out of work long.    

Nutmeg TV, the public access provider for Forestville and Bristol, contacted Van Susteren immediately following her dismissal and hired her to host a call-in show called, “The Talk of Bristol.”

According to Nutmeg TV Executive Director Joanie Sutter, “The Talk of Bristol” will broadcast every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., following “Fun With Straws” and prior to “How to Dig a Hole.”

Despite her awards, fame and over 20 years of television experience, Ms. Van Susteren must take Nutmeg TVs production classes to learn how to use their equipment and produce a program before she goes on the air, Sutter proudly revealed. 
This is the second coup for the public access station in as many months.  In May they landed Scott Pelley formally anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News.”  Mr. Pelley currently labels and logs tapes in the Nutmeg TV Library because he has not yet completed Nutmeg’s rigorous production classes.

“For The Record with Greta” began airing on MSNBC in January of 2017, and was cancelled due to poor ratings and frizzy hair.

Megyn Kelly Leaving Fox Not Coming to Nutmeg TV

January 3, 2017


Forestville Public-access television viewers were disappointed to learn Tuesday that Megyn Kelly host of The Kelly Files, on Fox News, will not be leaving Fox for Nutmeg TV as was rumored. Instead she has agreed to a deal with NBC News where she will host an hour-long daytime news show.

This leaves Nutmeg TV in a bit of a programming pinch because they were expecting her to leave Fox and come to Nutmeg, and anchor local political programming shows and host live big-event stories too such as the Mum Festival Parade.

The 46 year old Kelly has been a breakout star since her show debuted in October of 2013. As a result she was hotly pursued by all the major networks including the volunteer community based programmer Nutmeg TV.

Nutmeg reportedly offered her a parking space close to the entrance of their Farmington studios, and agreed to waive the requirement she attend their free classes on how to use the equipment. “How can you say no to that?” wondered Joanie Sutter, Executive Director of Nutmeg TV during negotiations.

After being spurned by Megyn Kelly the Public-access channel has turned their attention to CNN anchors Michael Smerconish, Poppy Harlow and Toby, a cart corral operator at Stop & Shop on Pine Street.

Heeeeere’s Hypodermic Girl!

January 18, 2016

Hyperdermic Girl

Nutmeg TV, a public access TV station serving Forestville and Bristol, will be airing their first locally produced animated series entitled Hypodermic Girl! later this month, according to the show’s producers.

Hypodermic Girl! is a quiet, meek Phlebotomist by day and a crime fighting superhero by night.

She has a multitude of weapons and props at her disposal, including, a tourniquet, cotton swabs and a hypodermic needle helmet, which is used to incapacitate drug lords, drug dealers, corrupt politicians and her defining arch super villain, Vein; a tentacle shaped organism carrying blood to an uncaring and callous heart.

Vein, the Supervillain

Vein, Supervillain

The producers have done other shows for Nutmeg TV including, Program Guide and Off Air. They believe their latest show will be successful, “Everyone is going to love Hypodermic Girl! She is smart, she is sexy and she is good with a needle,” they said in a statement.

The program will air Saturday mornings at 9AM following Boiling Water with Gus.

Following its regional broadcast, Hypodermic Girl! will be syndicated later in the year by The Baumbauer Network.


October 26, 2015
The results of the F15 airstrikes near Broad Street this morning

The results of the F15 airstrike near Broad Street this morning

The mayor, appearing on Nutmeg Television early Monday morning, told residents of Forestville that he ordered airstrikes against blighted properties in the Forestville section of Bristol in what he called “a huge escalation in the War on Blight.” U.S. military officials at the Pentagon confirm that military aircraft and assets were used in the vicinity of Broad Street.

Seated at his desk with his hands neatly folded and his pencils recently sharpened, the mayor stated the airstrikes were done in the pre-dawn hours by F15 s from the 48th Fighter Squadron out of Langley Air Force Base in Virginia.

The mayor firmly told residents there is no safe-haven for blighted properties or blighted property owners. He later thanked himself for taking this action, “Our community is always stronger when I do something.”

Egor, the mayor’s spokesperson and communications director elaborated to gathered media members outside his office about the decisive action the mayor took, “Him be good blighted properties and owners be bad. Err.”

Egor, appearing before the media this morning

Egor, appearing before the media this morning