Second, Typecast is free, so this post is intended to be informational rather than unsolicited advertising.
Still, having said that, I'm happy to delete this post if TGB or members think it's inappropriate. If that's the case, please comment here or PM me.
In a nutshell, Typecast is a Windows application that lets you create and customize searches for programs in your television listings. It uses your Schedules Direct subscription (and doesn't interfere with EPG123 in any way). If you like grids, Typecast isn't for you. Grids have their purpose, but we're already well-served by other applications that offer grids (such as WMC). My goal is to create an application that displays only the programs I'm interested in, so I can set WMC to record them and confirm that WMC is recording the correct programs.
Searches can specify many properties: program title and description, episode title and description, season, episode, new, repeat, high-definition, only sports, only movies, cast and crew, advisories, genres, release date, start date, start time, etc. You can exclude specific programs from all results (e.g., after you've watched a movie), and you can update a search to display only episodes after a specific season/episode. Searches can also display reminders or send you an e-mail hours or days before a program starts.
I've been using DigiGuide (which hasn't been supported for years), and I'm looking forward to replacing it with Typecast. I hope you'll enjoy Typecast, too.
Read more about Typecast at 12noon.com. Give it a spin. Let me know what you think. Is there a feature you'd like to see? Did you find a bug? There's a Support page on 12noon.com.
Typecast from 12noon.com
Typecast displays a list of the television shows you want so you don’t have to crawl through an endless grid of channels. Typecast uses your custom searches and the television listings for your area to find the programs you want to watch instead of a seemingly-endless sea of junk. Whether you’re a serious TV viewer who DVRs and time-shifts everything or a casual viewer who watches TV before bed, Typecast finds what you’re looking for.
Typecast displays only programs that match your searches, from recent PG action/adventure movies during primetime with closed-captioning rated four or more stars to soccer matches between the Chicago Fire and the New England Revolution to new, HD episodes of Saturday Night Live with Whoopi Goldberg or Will Ferrell. No more wading through Paid Programming and reruns of Project Runway (unless that’s what you’re looking for).