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2016
Mar
8
 
 
Since we’ve hit the time of year when TV networks are well into deciding what will live or die, I thought I might throw out a couple of personal requests...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
6
 
 
And just like that, Downton Abbey ended. Poof. Over. Unless the cast can be rounded up for a movie, we will never see them together again, and while we know that what we should say is “thanks for the memories,” it also illustrates how cruel the universe can be...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
5
 
 
In trying to figure out what will happen in Sunday night’s last-ever episode of Downton Abbey, it’s worth keeping in mind the Law of TV Finales...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
4
 
 
Loretta Lynn won America’s affection with the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter. Now the producers of a new PBS documentary want her to also score a little more of America’s admiration...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
3
 
 

It’s come to this: When a Shonda Rhimes show like Scandal takes a break from ABC’s Thursday night lineup these days, another Shonda show like The Family is all queued up to fill the slot. Sweet...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
1
 
 
With Netflix having unveiled the Full House sequel whimsically called Fuller House, it’s safe to say some fans of the original have wondered over these last 20 years how life was treating D.J. Tanner and her friends. Candace Cameron Bure, who played D.J., isn’t one of them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
29
 
 
Hank Aaron, who bats leadoff in the Smithsonian Channel’s new Major League Legends series that starts Monday, was baseball’s quiet man. It was the world around him that got noisy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
26
 
 
With the exception of New Orleans, no home better suits Fats Domino than the PBS American Masters series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
25
 
 
The Brits love a crisp, concise police drama, and BBC America’s Prey provides precisely that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
24
 
 
The FBI and Apple Corp. may just be getting into it now over the legal and moral issues of data collection, but anyone who watches television knows it was only a matter of time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 
 
 

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