DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Oct
25
 
 
The vintage SNL program is in prime time. The new one is saved for later – for 11:30 p.m. ET. And tonight, after a week off, Saturday Night Live returns with guest host Jim Carrey, who for years spread his wings, and demonstrated his talents, on a rival sketch-comedy series, Fox’s In Living Color. Tonight’s musical guest: Iggy Azalea.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
25
 
 
Since Supreme Court sessions can’t be televised, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver recently proposed a new method for reenacting proceedings devised to get viewers to pay attention to the droll matters of the law...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
On Monday (Oct. 20), TVWW founder and editor David Bianculli moderated the reunion of the “kids” from The Wonder Years (1988-’93) at the 92 St. Y in New York. These particular actors -- Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, and Josh Saviano -- are exceptional in more ways than one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
Game 1 of the San Francisco Giants vs. Kansas City Royals World Series made it look like this year’s Fall Classic might be a blowout, with the Giants dominating like – well, like Giants. But Game 2, two-thirds of the way through a much more competitive contest, saw the Royals explode with a scoring jag that evened the series, and set the stage for tonight’s Game 3. Tonight the scene shifts to San Francisco, where Kansas City will have to play by the Giants’ rules.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
It’s interesting, if not exactly ironic, that Tony Bennett is appearing directly opposite Game 3 of the World Series tonight. It means that the singer whose most famous hit is “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” will be singing his heart out while the Giants play in San Francisco. But he’s singing, this time, with Lady Gaga, in a performance recorded at Lincoln Center in July. This is no quickly improvised jazz vocal set: The sets and lighting are by the amazing Robert Wil
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is a warning, not a recommendation. The high entertainment values of Fox’s Gotham and the CW’s The Flash might lead you to conclude that any new comic-book series this fall is a good bet. Not true – as Constantine will prove to you if you tune in. For a full review, see Ed Bark’s Uncle Barky’s Bytes.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
Bill Maher doesn’t need any help generating quotes that turn out to be incendiary and, on social media, long-lasting. But tonight, his roster includes two guests who are specialists of the form: Mary Matalin and Cornel West.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
This is the second song in this inventive series, in which the Foo Fighters visit a different city for inspiration, interviewing people about the local music scene and history, and emerging with a song. This week it’s the Beltway, and the new song is called “The Feast and the Famine.”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
23
 
 
This season’s primary plot line has allowed series star Emily Rose to play two roles at the same time: good, sweet Audrey Parker and an evil woman who has taken over her body and, most of the time, her personality as well. That may all come to a head in tonight’s episode – but not without incident.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
23
 
 
Ghost stories continue to be rolled out on Thursdays by TCM – and tonight’s spectacle of spectres begins with The Innocents, the 1961 psychological thriller in which Deborah Kerr stars as a governess hired to oversee two orphaned young siblings – children who appear to be taking on the personalities of the estate’s former governess and chauffeur. Every bit as creepy as it sounds. Based on the story by Henry James, with a screenplay written by, among others, John Mortimer