DAVID BIANCULLI

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JONATHAN STORM

 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERES: Earlier this month, Dave Chappelle and Netflix announced they were doubling down on their year-end plans. Instead of presenting one new Chappelle stand-up special to end 2017, they’re presenting two – titled, respectively, Equanimity and The Bird Revelation.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
The annual New Year’s marathon of Twilight Zone episodes is back – one of the best annual TV traditions still around, and right now the best and most prominent way for young viewers to be introduced to, and hooked by, this classic Rod Serling anthology series. Whenever you tune to Syfy today, or tomorrow, Rod will be there.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
…And on weekends all from now until the end of January 2018, Walter White will be there too. Every Saturday and Sunday until then, AMC is working its way, in sequence, through mini-marathons of the entire run of Breaking Bad, to honor its 10th anniversary next month. Bryan Cranston stars – and one of the supporting players, Bob Odenkirk, now is starring in his own spectacular spinoff, Better Call Saul, which returns for a new season later next year.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
SNEAK PREVIEW: Fox is following American Idol with its latest stab at a musical competition show – and though The Four won’t launch officially until Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, Fox gives viewers a sneak preview tonight.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
I attended one of this year’s New York Philharmonic salutes to Leonard Bernstein, but this time I don’t even have to leave the house. (And on New Year’s Eve, I don’t want to.) Tonight’s program is a celebration of the music Bernstein provided for Broadway shows, including, of course, West Side Story. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
Out with the old, in with the new! For this year’s New Year’s Eve Live on CNN, the old co-host, the one who has spent years aggressively embarrassing Anderson Cooper, is Kathy Griffin – who is “out” because of the controversy that followed her ill-conceived Donald Trump “bit.” So who’s “in”? Andy Cohen.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
Another New Year’s Eve TV celebration – this one on Fox, hosted by Steve Harvey.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
And another one, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, with cringing co-host duties provided by Jenny McCarthy, seen here last year, on the same show as Mariah Carey’s lip-sync meltdown. And Carey is back, to Carey on and try to redeem herself on live TV…  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
31
 
 
And finally, a new, very welcome addition to the New Year’s Eve roster: a special program from abroad, hosted by the very likable, always entertaining Graham Norton. His guests? Zac Efron, Zendaya, Hugh Jackman, Gary Oldman and others.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
30
 
 
In this riveting, disturbing 1962 political thriller, the former prisoners of war, played by Laurence Harvey and Frank Sinatra, are the heroes. The U.S. senators, played by James Gregory and John McGiver, are the power brokers. But it’s the women, played by Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury, who end up being the most memorable of all. John Frankenheimer’s direction, in this story about a very involved assassination plot, is almost hallucinatory in its visuals – and when President