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2018
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On this day in 1976, NBC marked its fiftieth year of broadcasting with the introduction of a new network logo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
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Producer/writer/director Ryan Murphy apparently found himself with a little extra time despite the four series he’s making for FX and the one he’ll be helming for Netflix...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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The Twilight Zone marathon New Year’s marathon continues, all day and all night today – and so does the show’s continued influence and excellence. Early today, at 9:30 a.m. ET, host Rod Serling takes us on a tour to “A Stop at Willoughby,” a Season 1 train trip that clearly inspired “The Commuter,” one of the tales dramatized in a few weeks when Amazon unveils its new sci-fi anthology series, Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams. And back in and on The
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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All eight movies in the Harry Potter franchise available in one place, on one day. Happy New Year! Starts with 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at 9 a.m. ET (pictured), introducing 11-year-old Harry Potter, played by Daniel Radcliffe, as he steps for the first time into Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His destiny awaits – and so do seven more movies from J.K. Rowlings’ fanciful universe, up to and including 2011’s Harry Potter and the Deathly
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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NBC presents live TV coverage of today’s Rose Parade, straight from the streets of Pasadena, CA. The NBC morning-show family – what’s left of it – will be on hand to provide commentary. Other outlets providing coverage today include ABC, Hallmark Channel, Univision, and, with a strange refracted view, one streaming site…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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Amazon gets into the Rose Parade business today, providing live coverage hosted by Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Cattigan, who are described as veteran local broadcasters who have covered the Pasadena parade for 25 years. Like their history, though, Cord and Tish are entirely fictional: They’re played, respectively, by fellow Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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The Breaking Bad marathon, showing all episodes in sequence on weekends through the end of January, picks up today after yesterday’s inaugural launch. The action picks up at 2 p.m. ET, with the fourth episode of Season 2: “Down,” which focuses on Anna Gunn as Skyler, the increasingly dissatisfied wife of Bryan Cranston’s Walter White. The title, it turns out, is part of a clue about what this season is leading up to – but only a small part. Just go with it. The poin
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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Stanley Donen directed this 1963 film, but Alfred Hitchcock could have. It’s the best Hitchcock film made by someone other than Hitch himself (and yes, that includes Brian De Palma), and stars Cary Grant – a familiar face from the Hitchcock canon – as a man who may or may not be embroiled in a case of mistaken identity. Audrey Hepburn plays the young widow who finds that several killers are out to get her – one of whom may or may not be Cary Grant’s suave but slippe
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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Most TV shows are taking the day off on this first day of 2018, showing reruns, but Fox’s interesting Marvel series about young mutants is returning for midseason with a fresh episode, number 11 of its first season. And tonight, with members of the mutant squad wary of one another, tensions run high – and the powers they can wield, including those of Polaris, are much more likely to be at hand. In her case, literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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When Roger Ebert reviewed this Warren Beatty-Goldie Hawn bank heist movie upon its release in 1971, he praised it as “a slick and breakneck caper movie that runs like a well-oiled thrill.” Shot in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, $ is one of my favorite movies from the period, and certainly ranks today as an underrated treasure. Beatty plays a U.S. bank-security expert who is hired by a German banker (Gert Frobe, showing a much softer side than as the title villain of Goldfinger) to