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2017
Apr
30
 
 
On this day in 1997, ABC's Ellen presented the first part of the groundbreaking two-parter, "The Puppy Episode"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
Alex Strachan, in his TV That Matters blog for TVWW, just wrote a great piece explaining why Showtime’s The Circus has become such indispensible, instructional weekly viewing. And in the last week of President Trump’s First 100 Days, a week that includes the White House Correspondents’ Dinner where the President himself was a defiant no-show, this week’s political recap on The Circus is an especially Must-See edition.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: There are some wonderful, enticing talents involved with this new series, which is about ancient and modern gods doing battle in modern society for the souls and attentions and devotions of mankind. Chief among them is Neil Gaiman, who wrote the novel on which this new series is so faithfully based. Another is Bryan Fuller, a visually stylish TV producer whose resume includes both Hannibal and Pushing Daisies. And among the cast are two of my favorite TV actors, both playing god
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
SEASON FINALE: That went quickly. But it’s already the end for Season 3 of American Crime, which has managed to present two solid seasons of separate stories, offering different roles to several members of the cast each season – and, this evening, concludes a third, featuring, among others, strong and solemn work by Felicity Huffman. For David Hinckley's take, see his blog, All Along the Watchtower. 
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Last night, W. Kamau Bell was on CNN, not only commenting on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner as it was barely underway, but also promoting the return of his weekly CNN comedy series, which returns tonight. Add it to your Sunday political wrap-ups, along with Showtime’s The Circus and, though it’s on hiatus this week, HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
Mary-Louise Parker (pictured) has shown up as a recurring guest star on this show recently, playing a very blunt, self-assured and assuredly sexy political operative who is vetting Paul Giamatti’s assistant district attorney for a possible gubernatorial run. Parallel to this process, Giamatti’s estranged wife, played by Maggie Siff, has just invited him back into her life, and her bedroom – and she’s another power player on every level, a very modern spousal variant on Ru
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
This may be the sharpest-written comedy on TV right now, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Selina may be the sharpest-tongued comic character. But no matter how funny she is, and how funny this show is, some of the political antics and observations on this show are so extreme, and so absurd, yet so recognizable, it almost hurts to laugh.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
30
 
 
[Warning: contains possible spoilers from previously aired episodes.] ABC’s American Crime has added another superlative to its resume this spring...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
29
 
 
Tonight is the night of the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C., which carries with it a lot of history. It was at that event, in 2011, that then-President Barack Obama skewered Donald Trump, who was in attendance that year. Trump also was ridiculed by that year’s host, Seth Meyers, and the one-two punch of humiliation that night reportedly stung so much that it was on that fateful night that Trump decided to get revenge and run for President himself. Now, s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
29
 
 
This year’s induction ceremony was held April 7, and the new members being added to the Hall of Fame were Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra, Journey, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Yes. The festivities, speeches and performances are shown in this HBO cut-down version of the event. One segment certain not to be cut: David Letterman, in full retirement beard, inducting Pearl Jam, the band that graced his late-night TV show on several memorable occasions.