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2019
Sep
19
 
 
On this day in 1970, CBS introduced one of television's most memorable sitcoms, The Mary Tyler Moore Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
18
 
 
This day in 1965 marked the debut of I Dream of Jeannie, NBC's answer to ABC's hit show, Bewitched...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
18
 
 
I don’t usually recommend movies playing in the middle of the day – but this is 1964’s A Hard Day’s Night, and these are The Beatles – and the music includes “I Should Have Known Better,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “And I Love Her,” “If I Fell,” the title song, and a lot more. So tell me why I wouldn’t mention it. Oh, yeah: “Tell Me Why” is in here, too…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
18
 
 
Tonight’s installment is titled “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and covers the 10-year stretch from 1953 to 1956. That means it covers Ray Charles and his foray into country (hence the episode’s title), as well as Elvis Presley’s explosion onto the music charts – and The Ed Sullivan Show – in 1956. And that means this is the night Ken Burns and company cover the history of Sun Records in Memphis, as well as the ascendance of Patsy Cline. In ot
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
18
 
 
Lilly Singh’s late-night NBC talk show, taking over the Carson Daly time slot, premiered earlier this week, with a show featuring Mindy Kaling as its major featured guest. That was significant not only because it was intentionally female-centric, but because Kaling, like Singh, has broken several glass-ceiling show business barriers as a woman of Indian descent. Singh became a star on YouTube, doing musical parodies and other skits, and has amassed a loyal base of 14 million fans on YouTub
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
18
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This new season of American Horror Story reboots the franchise with an allegedly lighter touch, taking aim at a parody of sorts of the summer camp horror and slasher genre. Sarah Paulsen is not returning this time as yet another character, but Emma Roberts (pictured) is.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
17
 
 
First blood has been drawn, and Game of Thrones has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race for the big prize...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
17
 
 
Tonight’s installment covers the years 1945 to 1953 – the Baby Boom boom years – and focuses, among other things, on the evolution and emerging popularity of bluegrass, which would see mass acceptance thanks to The Beverly Hillbilliesand Bonnie and Clyde in the Sixties. Among the artists profiled tonight: Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and Hank Williams (pictured), also known by tonight’s program’s subtitle, “The Hillbilly Shakespea
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
17
 
 
Sidney Poitier continues to be saluted by TCM every Tuesday this month – and tonight’s celebration begins with a prime-time triple-header that shows the actor at his powerful best, presenting an amazing range: first a determined inner-city teacher, then the ideal dinner date and potential husband, and finally a proud lawman sticking up for both himself and his race. And all three films were released in the single year of 1967. To Sir, with Love (8 p.m. ET, pictured) was one
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
17
 
 
This year's Emmy telecast (Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox) will have lots of hosts – smart, slick, funny ones. It's just that, well, none of them will actually be hosting. No one will...