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2020
Sep
18
 
 
This day in 1965 marked the debut of I Dream of Jeannie, NBC's answer to ABC's hit show, Bewitched...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 1 of PEN15 ended with a very touching, uncomfortable, poignant episode set at a high school dance, where the young teens played by series co-creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle endured small and large humiliations before reconnecting with the strength of their formerly fractured friendship. The bold thing about PEN15 is that, unlike other teen TV comedies from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis to The Wonder Years, the lead chara
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
Ryan Murphy and Sarah Paulson apparently had so much fun doing the monster mash in American Horror Story that they've reunited for an encore...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Ryan Murphy and Evan Romansky co-created this new Netflix series, a prequel of sorts to the Ken Kesey novel, and subsequent movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. But instead of giving us earlier insights into the character of R. P. McMurphy, the young rebellious protagonist played in the 1975 film by Jack Nicholson, Ratched hones in on the story’s antagonist instead. That would be Nurse Ratched, played in the film by Louise Fletcher – who,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: As Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Wilmore was a very funny, very outspoken standout. As host of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Wilmore was brilliantly vocal, and way ahead of his time, on such issues as the historic insult and racial subtext of the Confederate flag and what became the Black Lives Matter movement. If Comedy Central executives don’t regret cancelling Wilmore’s show after a single season, they ou
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
Maher is back in the studio, even if some of his guests, and almost all of his audience members, are not. But those guests, this week, include former Trump lawyer, and felon, Michael Cohen – and actress and activist Jane Fonda.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
Albert Brooks co-wrote (with Monica Mcgowan Johnson), directed, and starred in this 1985 comedy, which is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen – and contains almost as many memorable and quotable punch lines as The Princess Bride. “Oh, you mean the $100,000 box!” “…Things with toast.” “Twenty-two. Twenty-two. Twenty-two…” You have to watch Lost in America to learn why these lines are so hilariou
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
Two David Lynch movies are shown after midnight by TCM this evening. At 2 a.m. ET, the weirdness begins with 1990’s Wild at Heart, starring Laura Dern as a wild child attracted to Elvis-y rebel Nicolas Cage (pictured). Then, at 4:15 a.m. ET, it’s 1992’s Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, the Twin Peaks prequel that features a lot of Sheryl Lee as Laura Palmer, and a lot of other familiar faces from the TV show, but also makes room for such new Pea
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
18
 
 
Are you wondering what the Emmys telecast will be like Sunday? So are Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart. And they're the producers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Sep
17
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Actually, for Departure, it’s not really a premiere – not even an American premiere, because since America includes North America, and North America includes Canada (I hope I have all that right), Departure already has appeared on this continent. This series hails from Canada, and even though it’s new to us in the U.S., it’s also a bit familiar, at least in its high-concept subject. It stars Archie Panjabi and Christopher Plummer in a