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2014
Jul
24
 
 
If you’ve been watching this uplifting nonfiction series this summer – and since it’s been winning its time slot since it premiered, many of you have – tonight’s installment is particularly dramatic, and involving. One of the many strong story lines that real life serves up in this documentary series tonight has to do with Debbie Yi, the doctor who has been showcased to great effect before. Tonight, she’s not only central to a case involving a patient –
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
Aya Cash’s Gretchen is a brave comedy character to inhabit with commitment – kind of like Dabney Coleman’s unapologetically acerbic TV host in Buffalo Bill so, so long ago. She does it beautifully, and somehow, remains beautiful as she does so – playing a magnetic personality that simultaneously repels and attracts. Her male counterpart in this new comedy, Chris Geere’s Jimmy, is outclassed and outshone – but it fits their unsteady, even unwanted onscreen rela
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
24
 
 
BEVERLY HILLS, CA —Downton Abbey is PBS’s Super Bowl. The BBC import draws the highest ratings on the public broadcaster, and network officials once again gave it red carpet treatment at press tour...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
This 1968 Steve McQueen movie, featuring one of the best car chases ever filmed, is one of four movies selected and presented tonight by guest programmer William Friedkin, who directed one of the other all-time speeding-car classics, The French Connection. Friedkin has great taste in movies, based on this quartet, all of which can and should be devoured and enjoyed. After Bullitt, TCM and Friedkin present 1948’s The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (10:15 p.m. ET), 1967’s Belle de Jour (
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
Episode three of this summer sci-fi series advances plot lines that should have percolated to the surface almost immediately: How does Molly’s husband react to news of her out-of-this-world pregnancy, and how do other parents at their boy’s school react to his status as a humanoid robot? Halle Berry stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This Lisa Kudrow nonfiction series, which first appeared as a TV series on NBC, now appears on TLC, with a mix of old and new episodes. Tonight’s new one, at 9 p.m. ET, features an exploration of the family tree of Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon, and the steps that she’s retracing take her to a Missouri prison. The old episodes, bookending it on either side, feature another Sex and the City star, Sarah Jessica Parker at 8 ET, and her real-life husband, Mathew Br
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir star in a drama series that, once again this season, involves a high-profile, highly volatile case, with plenty of suspects and discoveries that are no less volatile.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
Marin Ireland and Damon Gupton star as two people on opposite sides of a Death Row murder case – and tonight’s second episode, now airing in the show’s regular 10 p.m. ET slot, reveals their respective positions to be even more complicated and nuanced than before.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
23
 
 
Flush with 18 Emmy nominations for FX's Fargo, executive producer/head writer Noah Hawley half-jokingly fears the worst as he begins piecing together a followup that will be set 27 years earlier, tell an all-new story and be without any of the actors who made the first season so special..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
22
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is one of those rare competition series – Project Runway is another – where, on good weeks, you can actually witness, and sometimes even be blown away, by the demonstration of talent on hand, creating amazing things under intensely difficult conditions. Every season, the makeup-and-prosthetics-loving contestants on Face Off have arrived with more impressive resumes and/or gifts, and it’s a one-stop-shopping TV destination for those interested in seeing ima