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THURSDAY
AUGUST 16
2018

BIANCULLI’S BEST BETS

 

TCM, 6:00 a.m. ET

Today’s saluted TCM star is Miriam Hopkins – and whenever the network devotes one of its all-day tributes to a relatively lesser-known star, the rewards in sampling a generous potpourri of careers-spanning films are obvious. Perhaps the most familiar of Hopkins’ screen roles is as one of the two scheming jewel thieves in Ernst Libitsch’s 1932 romantic comedy, Trouble in Paradise (pictured). TCM televises that one at 8 p.m. ET, but other Hopkins films are shown all day and night.
 
  
 
 
 
 
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Castle Rock
Hulu
Wednesdays
3 AM ET

The Great British Baking Show
PBS
Fridays
9 PM ET

The History of Comedy
CNN
Sundays
10 PM ET

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
HBO
Sundays
11 PM ET

Real Time with Bill Maher
HBO
Fridays
10 PM ET

Sharp Objects
HBO
Sundays
9 PM ET

The Sinner
USA
Wednesdays
10 PM ET

Somebody Feed Phil
Netflix
Streaming

Swedish Dicks
Pop
Thursdays
10 PM ET

Who Is America
Showtime
Sundays
10 PM ET
 
 

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