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2014
Mar
6
 
 
This Sunday, Oprah Winfrey features a double dose of shows featuring Lindsay Lohan, as part of what appears to be a full-scale reputation reclamation project. Here’s another part: She appears tonight on The Tonight Show, and Jimmy Fallon is, to her, a very friendly media stop. Not only was she one of the people who showed up on his opening night to slap a $100 bill on his desk, but way, way back in 2004, the first time she hosted Saturday Night Live, he was one of the cast members –
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
It was way back in 1988 – more than 25 years ago now – that Winona Ryder teamed up with Shannen Doherty and Christian Slater for one of the earliest “mean girls” movies. Doherty is by far the most famous of the snooty Heathers (the others are played by Lisanne Falk and Kim Walker), but the most memorable part of this movie is its defiant darkness: It looks for laughs within the subject of teen suicide.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
Cam (Eric Stonestreet) is put in charge of the school dance – but he steps from the sidelines onto the dance floor when his competitive instincts kick in. His dancing partner: the impressively high-kicking Claire (Julie Bowen).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
It was way back in 1988 – more than 25 years ago now – that Winona Ryder teamed up with Michael Keaton, Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin for one of the best special effects horror comedies. Catherine O’Hara is in here, too, and the dinner-table possession scene, in which she plays a prominent part, is unforgettably funny. “Daylight come and me want to go home…”
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
Snowboarder Jeremy Jones is one of the stories featured in tonight’s new edition – and all you have to do is look at the opening graphic to understand just how extreme an extreme sports athlete Jones really is.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
Last week’s Season 2 premiere of The Americans not only hit the ground running, but shifted to a higher level – even better writing, more intrigue, and, as a result, even better performances. With that upgrade, The Americans now vaults to the top tier of current drama series, right up there with such have-to-watch shows as True Detective, Justified and, when it returns this month, The Good Wife.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
5
 
 
Mr. Peabody, the talking canine of Bullwinkle fame, and now a movie star in his own right, has more in common with Peabody Awards inspiration George Foster Peabody than most people, or puppies, realize...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
4
 
 
This series is attempting a reboot of sorts, redefining its tone, and its mission, as it heads into its midseason lap. This episode continues the adventures of last week, with one agent captured, another fighting to survive, and a bunch of the rest manning a seeming suicide mission to infiltrate enemy headquarters and rescue their own. S.H.I.E.L.D. is on a mission, and so is A.B.C. …
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
4
 
 
This series of interstitial shorts, hosted by Conan O’Brien, returns for March with more of Johnny Carson’s vintage interviews from his days (nights, really) on NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Starting at 8 p.m. ET, they run in 12-minute blocks, and lead up to the 9:15 p.m. ET showing of 1960’s original, Rat Pack-laden Ocean’s Eleven. The interviews begin at 8 ET with Carson’s 1976 interview with James Stewart, followed by, in order: Jack Lemmon (19
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
4
 
 
Recorded last year at the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, CA, this is the first televised concert featuring Steve Martin playing it straight – except for some funny between-songs patter – as he plays the banjo and works through his old and new collaborations with singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and their backing band, the Steep Canyon Rangers. The working relationship between Brickell and Martin was like a reverse Bernie Taupin-Elton John arrangement: Martin would write the