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2015
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SERIES PREMIERE: This new series comes from modern horror mavens Eli Roth and Jason Blum, and stars Mena Suvari from American Beauty as an exorcist who lives, and works, with a demon inside her. It’s an inventive premise for the genre, and allows Suvari, essentially, to play three different roles. There’s Maria, who tries to exorcise the demons hidden within others; Abigail, her demon self in full rotten-teeth, Linda Blair mode; and a sexier Abigail, still demonic, but with piercing
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
The young cooks on this series generally are more supportive than their more “mature” adult counterparts. They help each other out when things go south, work better in groups when asked, and are nicer to each other throughout. That’ll be on full view in tonight’s episode, as the 18 young contestants still standing, and cooking, are divided into their first team challenge. But one aspect of these Junior chefs that’s not as much fun to watch compared to the MasterChef
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This Poppy Montgomery series, in which she stars as an NYPD detective with eidetic memory, premiered on CBS, was canceled, was revived by CBS after international sales made it profitable to continue, then was canceled again. But instead of dying, Unforgettable has moved on – to a new home on A&E, with new episodes featuring a new supporting cast and a freer censorial standard. So Montgomery’s Carrie, in Season 4, swears more than she did before. Otherwise, this s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
Andrea Bocelli is the headliner of this concert celebrating music from the movies, from classic 1930s musicals like “Cheek to Cheek” from Top Hat to “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. Fellow performers include Arianda Grande and David Foster. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
Bruce Springsteen has been featured before in HBO mini-documentary specials tied to the release, or re-release, of a particular album. And here he is again, exploring and explaining the songs and recording process behind The River, all keyed to newly packaged versions celebrating its 35th anniversary. For a full review, see David Hinckley’s All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
Okay, they’re not actually battling. But by coincidence, they both have TV specials airing at 9 p.m. ET Friday night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
27
 
 
Despite its name, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol rarely has inspired a lot of song. Ebenezer Scrooge's grumpy demeanor prompts feelings of melodrama, not melody...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
26
 
 
If you choose to gather 'round the telly after your Thanksgiving gorge, Ric Burns’ The Pilgrims is a great way to spend 90 minutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
26
 
 
There are two ways to watch this annual NBC telecast of New York’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, hosted this year by Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker. One way is with the sound on. The other is the way I prefer – which, I suppose, is a mute point.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
26
 
 
There are three games played today, in what once was a single-game Thanksgiving Day tradition. The most interesting, though not necessarily the most competitive, of the bunch is the central one: the 3-7 Dallas Cowboys facing the undefeated 10-0 Carolina Panthers, led by Cam Newton (pictured). That game begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on CBS. The all-day football action, though, begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox, when two losing teams, the 4-6 Philadelphia Eagles and the 3-7 Detroit Lions, try to fight their