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2014
Nov
7
 
 
This low-budget 1945 film noir launches TCM’s November series of Friday-night road movies – and what a start. Tom Neal stars as a hitchhiker who catches a ride, and maybe a break: The driver dies suddenly, offering an alternate identity to be adopted. But then, as another hitchhiker, along comes Ann Savage, and all bets are off, all claws are out, and Detour takes its characters on quite a twisting, and twisted, ride.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
7
 
 
The premiere episode of this new NBC series, based on a DC Comics character, was a dreary mess. Last week’s follow-up episode was an obvious reboot, trying to inject a lighter, Elementary-type flavor by pairing him with an evil-hunting partner, Zed, played by Anjelica Celaya. Didn’t help. So tonight, for episode three, what’s left to try? I know: Giving up and changing the channel.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
7
 
 
Given the results of the midterm elections, Bill Maher is bound to be in quite a mood – especially when he reveals the final results of his season-long “Flip a District” campaign. But amid all the political post-mortem, there also are guests to welcome, including Lisa Kudrow, whose The Comeback comes back, after almost a decade in hibernation, this weekend on HBO.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
7
 
 
Last weeks episode on Nashville was quite interesting, showing a range of talents and influences, and ending with one of the best songs yet from the Foo Fighters’ location-inspired Sonic Highways album. Up tonight: another location. Specifically, Austin,. TX, where stops include the Austin City Limits studio.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
7
 
 
Today in 1976, the epic 1939 film Gone with the Wind made its broadcast television debut on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
Before Oprah, there was Phil. And it was on this day in 1967 that Phil Donahue debuted his eponymous talk show in Dayton, Ohio...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
Baseball is over until next spring, but in the cinema, baseball springs eternal. Here’s one of the best baseball movies ever made, starring Kevin Costner as a veteran catcher, Tim Robbins as a rookie pitcher – and Susan Sarandon as the woman who’s attracted to them both, but only under certain conditions.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
On tonight’s episode, the gang decides to go up on the roof – and stage a prom. Not everyone thinks that’s a good idea… but there’s at least one person who loves the idea.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
Emmett and Ellie (David Tennant, Anna Gunn) work together, trying to retrace the steps of young David the night he died. Starting with tonight’s episode, this miniseries, patterned after the British miniseries Broadchurch, veers off onto its own path. From now on, according to the show’s producers, the story – even the solution to the murder – will be different. So if you’ve been avoiding this Fox series because you’ve seen Broadchurch already, maybe it’
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This USA series is beginning its final season – and if it takes advantage of that advance warning, can build towards its finale with a sense of purpose. Or, at least, a sense of direction.