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2020
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On this day in 1957, CBS presented the live musical, Cinderella, the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written specifically for television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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Americans really don't want to believe there could be corruption, double-dealing, cynicism, green or crass motivations in their beloved college sports. Thing is, there is...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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Two outstanding movies directed by Rob Reiner, films that are very different in tone, are shown tonight as a prime-time double feature on BBC America. At 8 p.m. ET, there’s 1986’s Stand by Me, a very, very good movie adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Then, at 10 p.m. ET, Tom Cruise squares off against a steamrolling Jack Nicholson in 1992’s A Few Good Men, a very, very good movie adaptation of a play by another acclaimed writer – the then-little-know
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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This is the last day of March. If you’re still missing March Madness, and the absence of this year’s NCAA college basketball tournament, this HBO documentary may make you miss it a little less. It looks at an FBI sting that targeted, and caught, some college coaches suspected of funneling money and opportunity to prospective and star players. The FBI doesn’t come off as a crack team, but the coaches fare even more poorly. In video and audio footage, we see them denying even kno
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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TV's music-from-home spurt has finished its pop-music phase. Country is next. Elton John hosted Sunday's concert on Fox while James Corden did Monday's on CBS. Both had plenty of pop stars giving at-home performances...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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30
 
 
Fox’s iHeart Living Room Concert For America on Sunday proved that sheer talent can thrive, even under stark conditions...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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30
 
 
I don’t know about you, but when Rhea Seehorn, as Kim Wexler, confronted Bob Odenkirk’s Saul Goodman at the climax of last week’s show, I was expecting her to erupt in anger and disappointment and betrayal regarding their personal relationship. I wasn’t prepared, though, for her proposed Plan B, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out in tonight’s show. For a “prequel” show painted into several corners by the fact that it must adhere t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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In Episode 3 of this excellent new David Simon and Ed Gross miniseries, based on the fiction novel by Philip Roth, the community and religious leader played by John Turturro speaks in the synagogue in support of presidential candidate Charles Lindbergh, despite his anti-Semitic comments and policies. And as the nation rallies around him, a noose of oppression tightens around this story’s central family members.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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When James Corden took over from Craig Ferguson and launched his version of The Late Late Show in 2015, he did so by going to the streets – and doing his show for a week, guerrilla style, by showing up at people’s homes in Los Angeles to broadcast the show remotely from those makeshift locations. Now, five years later, Corden is broadcasting from homes again – but, in this prime time special, for a very different, infinitely more somber reason. But how sombe
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
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This is Episode 6 of this intriguing Jason Segel miniseries – and continues the quartet’s search for the mysterious, inspirational Clara, with whom we spent last week’s episode. The group splits up temporarily in search of new clues, and avenues of exploration. Peter revisits work, despite having just either quit or been fired – and Simone follows the clues in Clara’s artwork. I may be wrong about this, but based on some of the planted visuals so far, I wouldn&rsquo