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2013
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“Who Doesn’t Love Musicals?” is the title of tonight’s episode – which means, I’m pleased to report, we’ll get more of Megan Mullally as Franny, who’s writing a Broadway musical about Fiona (Lisa Kudrow) and has agreed to accept some of Fiona’s input. With Whose Line Is It Anyway also on TV, this show makes Tuesdays an especially good night for fans of improvisational comedy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
30
 
 
Homeland's executive producers have no problem at all with fans of Homeland being informed ahead of time that — oops. Stop reading if you don't want to know more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
This 2007 full-length Simpsons cartoon film is a joy to watch no matter what you’re paying special attention to. This time, though, I’d like you to note that part of this plot has to do with the residents of Springfield being trapped under an impenetrable dome – years before Stephen King got around to the same idea with Under the Dome.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
Tonight’s collection of Johnny Carson Tonight Show interviews, presented by Conan O’Brien, begins at 8 p.m. ET with a 1980 interview with Henry Fonda. Set your recorders for 3:30 a.m. ET, and you’ll be able to watch Fonda play the President of the United States in a riveting 1964 drama, Fail-Safe, opposite Larry Hagman. Meanwhile, other Carson interviews tonight are a 1992 chat with Elizabeth Taylor (at 8:12 p.m. ET), a 1974 conversation with Susan Sarandon (8:24 p.m. ET), a 19
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
This can’t be good: On tonight’s show, the inside-the-dome town’s water supply is compromised. Water they going to do now?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
This week’s documentary provides the POV, or Point of View, of three people on different points on the autism spectrum. Paula is an adult, Nicholas is a teen, and Violet is four years old. How do they perceive, and deal with, their behavioral and perceptual differences? That’s one focus of this program, which also challenges viewers to redefine their concepts of “normal.” Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Refreshingly, this new series from Sundance, hosted by Jim Rash and focusing each week TV writers from a different current series, is more informed discussion than fan fest. Where, say, AMC’s The Talking Dead feels more like a small-screen Comic-Con, this show is hosted by Community actor Jim Rash, who won an Oscar for writing The Descendants. Jess Cagle from Entertainment Weekly comes in at the end with a few final questions, but Rash holds court nicely throughout. The on
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
Veronica Mars may never see another season, but the show's fans can rejoice in return of their favorite blonde-haired sleuth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
Ed Bark asks questions, and the panelists answer, at the annual summer Television Critics Association "press tour"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jul
29
 
 
[Editor's Note: TVWW contributor Donna J. Plesh died April 2, 2015, from ovarian cancer. She was 71. Donna covered television since the early 1980s, initially for the Orange County Register and its TV magazine. She also was a member of the Television Critics Association. Donna was always a cheerful spirit within the TVWW network and often gave readers a kind, up-close viewpoint in her interviews with a wide variety of television stars. She will be missed.] CBS’ hit summer seri