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2013
Jan
2
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Hector (Dominic West) gets smeared by the tabloids, which brings scandal deep into the BBC – ironic, given the headlines swirling around that venerable broadcasting institution of late. Bel and Freddie (Romola Garai, pictured, and Ben Whishaw) react to the tabloid coverage in ways that threaten not only their jobs, but their relationship.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
This is one week to tune in for sure, when Cris Collinsworth and the rest of the long-tenured team at Inside the NFL combine to deconstruct how each team made the postseason roster – and what to look for next.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
Tonight’s prime-time movie selections feature films that, in turn, feature Loretta Young. But in this 1931 early talkie, it’s Jean Harlow, in the title role, who runs away with this Frank Capra story about a reporter (Robert Williams) caught between, and by, two very different women.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
This ABC series returns with new episodes next week – but in hopes of building its audience for that return, tonight it presents a one-hour clip special, telescoping the plots and characters into easily digestible bite-sized chunks. Think of it as the TV version of CliffsNotes. But sample it, if you haven’t checked out Nashville already, because both the music and performances are well above average. Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere star, playing rival country singers.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
This creepy series returns, picking up where it left off – and where it left off included a  crucifixion, a death, an apparent alien visitation, and other pivotal plot points, including the return of Jessica Lange’s Sister Jude to the Briarcliff asylum – but as a patient. And this week, another inmate, Sarah Paulson’s Lana (pictured), is confronted too, though I won’t say why, or by whom. You might kill me. Just like he might kill her…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
2
 
 
This day in 1995 marked the debut of the CBS comedy, Cybill...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
1
 
 
HBO Video has replaced its lavish gift box with this slimmer set...but all five seasons are here, of a series that captivates, challenges and entertains from beginning to end – especially the end. What a series finale...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
1
 
 
As one of its last acts of 2012, PBS presented a Live from Lincoln Center tribute to Marvin Hamlisch — a concert that timidly took the coward’s way out, and doesn’t bode well for 2013…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
1
 
 
What a delightful film – and what a pleasant way to begin the New Year, by laughing out loud. This 1963 movie, in which Peter Sellers introduces the bumbling character of Inspector Clouseau, is a very, very funny film. David Niven, Robert Wagner and Capucine co-star, but this movie belongs completely to one actor. It’s a Sellers market.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
1
 
 
This 2011 movie focuses on the making of another movie – specifically, a week of filming during 1957’s The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. The point of view here is from Olivier’s assistant, Colin Clark, who documents the stars’ flinty relationship, and his own “dream week” with the vulnerable, magnetic actress. Eddie Redmayne portrays Clark, Olivier is played by Kenneth Branagh, and Monroe is played by Michelle Will