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2014
Mar
26
 
 
Any one of these three very funny guest stars would be reason enough to tune in, but tonight’s Modern Family boasts all three: Fred Armisen, Patton Oswalt and (pictured) Stephen Merchant.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
SERIES FINALE: After eight years and 121 episodes, Psych calls it quits, serving up a finale that promises to provide a clear conclusion, while leaving room for a reunion down the road. And down the road turns out to be a destination that arrives immediately: Right after Psych concludes tonight, USA presents a post-show special, reuniting the cast and creator on live TV, called Psych After Pshow. How Psweet.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
It’s a strange balancing act this series has pulled off, and no better than in this season’s current story line. We don’t want Elizabeth and Philip (Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys) to succeed in their anti-American missions – but when they don’t, we fear for and worry about them anyway. And with last week’s mission going very, very wrong, our emotional conflict continues.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
Tonight’s double dose of episodes deals with an unexpected rivalry between actress Em (Emily Mortimer) and best friend and personal assistant Dolly (Dolly Wells). Em is starring in a mob movie, constantly referred to as “a female Godfather”, and in one funeral scene where her character is expected to cry, Dolly gets some screen time, as a silent extra, as one of the other mourners. As the director yells “Action,” Em can’t find the tears – but Dolly, in t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
26
 
 
Justin Halpern is still writing what he knows -- which still isn’t much more than sitcoms about hard-ass dads who bedevil their sons and always say the wrong thing until they say the right thing. Fox’s Surviving Jack shows considerable progress, though...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
25
 
 
Part 1 of 2. This two-part episode of NCIS is a back-door pilot, intended to launch a new NCIS spinoff – which, undoubtedly, it will do, and successfully. Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and his crew go to New Orleans, to help work with authorities there on the case of a former NCIS agent found dead there, washed ashore. This investigation reunites Gibbs with a former colleague, now running the New Orleans branch of NCIS. He’s Dwayne Cassius Pride – and he’s played by Scott Bakula, w
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: British historian Simon Schama, whose previous history TV series include The Power of Art and The History of Britain, brings his bubbly enthusiasm and his personal touch to a story he finds intensely personal: a quest to understand his own identity as a Jew. And though tonight’s first two hours cover the expected ancient history and geographical and cultural conflicts, it begins in a very unusual place: the private study of Sigmund Freud, filled with books and artwork and
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
25
 
 
In tonight’s third episode, Adrienne Palicki from Friday Night Lights joins the cast. She plays Vanessa Styles, a woman from Seth’s past, who warns Seth (D.J. Cotrona) about something she once discovered about Seth’s twitchy brother, Richie (Zane Hotz): namely, that he suffers from delusions of seeing things and hearing voices. Except, as this Robert Rodriguez expansion of his From Dusk Till Dawn movie already has made clear, he’s not delusional. And when he has a vision,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
25
 
 
In last week’s episode, Raylan’s boss Art Mullen (Nick Searcy), whose relationship with Raylan (Timothy Olyphant) has been contentious all season, volunteered to clean up more of Raylan’s mess by warning a woman who may be in danger because of Raylan’s actions and investigations. Preview clips have made it clear that Art’s mission doesn’t end without incident – and the focus of tonight’s episode is how Raylan reacts. Just don’t expect a measu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
25
 
 
Tonight’s guest: former President Jimmy Carter. He’s been on The Daily Show, and been very entertaining – but that show’s host, Jon Stewart, was appropriately deferential. Stephen Colbert, in his persona on The Colbert Report, is anything but – so this ought to be even more entertaining.