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2018
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It might be hard for the last one out to please turn off the lights if the lights aren’t on to begin with...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
The same way rap started as a bad-boy outlier and today has become the beat of mainstream popular music, science fiction seems to have taken over the movie industry...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
CYCLE PREMIERE: This is the 26th time around the block for this prime-time ABC skating competition. And this time, it’s an all-athletes edition, heavy on U.S. gold medalists from the most recent Winter Games. But it also has some less recent, still famous athletes hitting the dance floor – including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Johnny Damon, and one of the most infamous Olympic athletes of all time, Tonya Harding.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
The picture you see here is of this year’s Top 12, which since has been reduced in number to the Top 11. And after tonight’s performances and tomorrow night’s elimination round, this year’s remaining Voice contestants will represent the current Top 10… with much more whittling of the ranks to come.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
In Dallas, TX, there’s an investigative firm of private eyes fronted by three men who, between them, have 60 years of experience – not as detectives, but as former Texas prison inmates, wrongly imprisoned for decades for crimes they did not commit. Their Texas detective agency was established to give them a just cause, a specialty operation in which they investigate the convictions of other unfairly incarcerated prisoners. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
DOCUMENTARY MINISERIES PREMIERE: AMC launched its new series of arts documentaries by having Robert Kirkman, of The Walking Dead graphic novel fame, give a very personal evaluation of the development of comic books. Tonight, Terminator and Avatar director James Cameron offers a multi-week take on science fiction, looking not at a chronological overview, but deconstructing the genre by themes. Watch tonight’s opening installment, and decide for yourself whether it themes like a good idea&he
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
Paddy Chayefsky’s 1976 satire about network television, directed by Sidney Lumet, was amazing then, and it’s amazing now, having predicted everything from the rise of a fourth network and the shift of news operations into profit centers to the popularity of reality TV and the influence on American media by foreign interests. Peter Finch is brilliant as maverick television pontificator Howard Beale – and Faye Dunaway, as the ambitious TV executive who presides over his rise and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
30
 
 
With the recent conviction of Bill Cosby, many folks have discovered a few of his own words have come back to haunt him...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
29
 
 
This is being touted as a landmark episode of The Simpsons, and with very good reason. It’s episode number 636 since this animated Fox series began as a full-length prime-time show in 1989, expanding from interstitial slots on The Tracey Ullman Show to launch with a Christmas special, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.” And that means The Simpsons, with tonight’s episode, finally passes CBS’s landmark Western Gunsmoke as the scripted TV series with the most episode
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Apr
29
 
 
Tonight’s Top 10 competition is something that never could have happened when this variety series was broadcast by Fox. That’s because only the Disney-owned ABC network, the new presenters of Idol, could build an entire show, as it does tonight, around “The Music of Disney.” Catie Turner will sing “Once Upon a Dream” from Sleeping Beauty, for example, and Jurnee will sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. In terms of animated Disney music history