DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

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MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2019
Sep
24
 
 
Today in 1968, CBS debuted the news magazine 60 Minutes, one of the most honored and successful programs in television history...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
24
 
 
Episode 6. Tonight’s installment includes one of the best and most dramatic segments of the entire miniseries. And believe it or not, it’s about Dolly Parton: Behind her self-deprecating stage presence and appearance, it turns out there’s quite a story there. And quite a songwriter, too… Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: In addition to the new baby, tonight’s Season 4 premiere makes room for some new characters and recurring guest stars – including, somewhat improbably, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan. The This Is Us crew is being impenetrably mysterious about what Shyamalan will be doing on this NBC drama series… but I have a sixth sense it’ll be something special.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
24
 
 

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another. A mysterious kid appears out of nowhere, and you want to help, but you’re just not sure whether you’ve found E.T. or Chucky...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
Billy Gardell has been waiting for another big shot while also perhaps wondering whether he’d ever get one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
A bright, engaging star may or may not be enough to make a winning case for CBS’s newest legal drama All Rise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
Jimmy Smits is nothing if not durable. But is he still wearing well? Here and there, perhaps, in his latest new drama series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
Having a serial killer for a father can be tough on a kid...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
At a moment when idealists don’t seem to have the upper hand in real-life America, NBC is bringing Jimmy Smits back to fight the noble fight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
23
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Last night, the Emmys were televised live. Tonight, it’s the official start of the 2019 fall TV season – but rather than list all the new and returning shows, I’ll limit mentions on Bianculli’s Best Bets to the shows I’ve actually enjoyed, or expect to. That makes it a much shorter list, and eliminates some smaller pleasures: hoping to see Sean Spicer eliminated on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (would an old tape clip from&n