DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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MIKE HUGHES

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NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
2014
Nov
6
 
 
Joel was crushed last week, watching Julia bring another man to a family gathering. And just as the divorce is about to be finalized, he makes one last plea for them to reunite and work things out. But Parenthood doesn’t always go in for happy endings – and with this particular relationship, it’s not even certain which ending should be considered the happy one.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
Preceding the newest spy series from BBC America is this classic early James Bond movie, from 1962 and starring Sean Connery as the original, and still champion, 007. It’s got fight scenes and Bond girls and gadgets galore – but not Pussy Galore. She’s in Goldfinger.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
Don’t be lazy and miss this installment of Nature. It’s called A Sloth Named Velcro, and tells of a three-toed sloth raised by a journalist after being orphaned (the sloth, not the journalist). What a sight. What a program. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new BBC America series is like FX’s The Americans, except it’s about British spies on home soil, and takes place in the early 1970s. Tom Hughes stars as a young agent who’s very dedicated, but not infallible – as we can see immediately, from the first of a series of dramatic flashbacks. The drama is deliberate and multi-layered, like a Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy study, and the co-stars include Brian Cox, the MI-5 leader who goes by the name of &ldq
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
Can this show get any creepier? My guess: Yes. And tonight, it probably will.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
And now for something completely different. Last night’s “Democalypse 2014” Daily Show election special was another slam dunk. And tonight, back to “normal,” Stewart plays host to a guest who, in the annals of comedy, is anything but: John Cleese.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
Well, not EVERYTHING. Not even a Charlie Rose table. But my Apexart exhibit on TV history does have a lot of things Stefon from Saturday Night Live might love, including the finale act-break note cards from Breaking Bad...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
5
 
 
On this day in 1987, NBC premiered the Hill Street Blues spinoff, Beverly Hills Buntz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
4
 
 
On this day in 1949, the popular radio serial One Man's Family made its television debut...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The only chefs who seem unafraid of Gordon Ramsay are the ones so small that he’d be vilified for abusing them, even verbally – and that’s no minor part of this small-fry spinoff’s success. Though it is, quite literally, a minor element.