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2013
Jan
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The fifth and final season of this fantasy series begins, wrapping up the story with Arthur (Bradley James) as King, and with Morgana (Katie McGrath) still out to claim the throne for herself. And last season, she showed that Game of Thrones wasn’t the only show that could revive a dead heroine with help from a magic dragon.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
On this day in 1957, NBC attempted to bring Columbia Pictures' hit feature film franchise, Blondie, to the small screen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
4
 
 
Brilliant miniseries from England keep on coming: Downton Abbey returns with new episodes this weekend, on the 25th anniversary of the importation of The Singing Detective…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
The first new Big Bang Theory of the New Year has Sheldon (Jim Parsons) in trouble at the university, because he’s been accused of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, in his private life, Amy (Mayim Bialik) is accusing him of not sexually harassing her enough. And Sheldon, of course, is oblivious to, and innocent of, all of it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
Five vintage episodes are repeated in tonight’s mini-marathon, including “Marjorine” (8:30 p.m. ET), the episode where Butters goes undercover to infiltrate a girls’ sleepover and report back on what really happens there.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
Shirley Temple already had been in films for three years – half her life, at that point – when she starred in this 1935 movie, an adaptation of the stage play that has her playing the daughter of a Confederate officer.  It’s a very unlikely film, and at times a politically incorrect one, starting with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s subservient role as Uncle Billy. And for those who can’t get enough Abraham Lincoln on screen right now, here’s an e
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
Another Shirley Temple movie shown tonight on TCM, this one, from 1936, has her playing a homeless little girl taken in by a gruff old lighthouse keeper (Guy Kibbee). I’ve always had a thing for lighthouses – and I wonder now, before seeing this film for the first time since early childhood, if those rocky roots are buried here.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
I note this rerun chiefly because its host is Seth MacFarlane, whose next job as emcee is at the 2013 Academy Awards. You’ve come a long way, Teddy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
3
 
 
On this day in 2005, actor/comedian Craig Ferguson — best known as office boss Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show — took the helm of the CBS late-night series, The Late Late Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
CNN's Anderson Cooper, the face of his network whenever a big story breaks, really has no business calling himself a serious journalist anymore...