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2015
Apr
20
 
 
The Wonder Years ran for six seasons, from 1988 to 1993, and featured an adult narrator looking back on childhood with both nostalgic affection and a wizened perspective. It wasn’t a new idea for a sitcom... but it gave us one of TV’s all-time best comedies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
19
 
 
Blake Shelton, who has parlayed his judging sessions on NBC’s The Voice into a second career as a comfortably casual, telegenic “good old boy,” once again co-hosts this performance-heavy CMA party with Luke Bryan. If you’re having a hard time conjuring the image of Bryan, but know instantly what Shelton looks and acts like, that’s my point exactly. On this stage each year, they goof around like good-natured bickering brothers – the same act Shelton works so we
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
19
 
 
This second episode of Season 5 is as lavishly produced as last week’s – and if you have a hard time keeping all of the various kingdoms straight on this show, be prepared, because tonight’s show takes us to at least one place we’ve never been before, as part of Arya Stark’s quest for purpose as well as safety. But familiar places, and faces, pop up, too: Let there be dragons!
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
19
 
 
Part 3 of 6. In tonight’s episode, two of the court members with controversial reputations among the citizenry -- Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy) and Cromwell (Mark Rylance) – commiserate with one another by discussing their respective public images. They can’t seem to stop people from saying or thinking disparaging things – and that was way, way before TMZ and the Internet. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
19
 
 
In this week’s episode, Roger punts a client, and a project, in Don’s direction – with everyone at the firm struggling to emerge with power, or at least dignity, in the shifting sands of a new decade.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
19
 
 
This series is so strong and funny this season. Tonight, President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) prepares to meet the Israeli delegation, with Gary (Tony Hale) making a mess of the advance preparations, especially the formal dinner function.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
18
 
 
Seth MacFarlane directed and co-wrote this 2012 comedy hit, about a young boy who willed his favorite stuffed animal to life – then had to put up with the cuddly bear, named Ted, as he aged but didn’t mature – and became a lot less cuddly. Very funny film, and Mark Wahlberg, as the grown man with the best friend bear, displays a wickedly deadpan flair.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
18
 
 
This 1961 movie was the first time, but not the last, that Paul Newman played the character of pool hustler Eddie Felson. He’s wonderful here – a movie star gleaming at full wattage – but watch, too, for his felt-table adversary: Jackie Gleason, doing an impressive star turn of his own as Minnesota Fats. And this is before CGI, so the long shots where you see Gleason, especially, sinking those shots? He’s doing it.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
18
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Tatiana Maslany has been sending in the clones for two seasons now – but at the end of last year, it was revealed that another experiment, featuring male clones, exists as well. And they populate this new season, all played by Ari Millen. It’s a clever plot twist, and it also means poor Maslany will no longer be carrying the show virtually quintuple-handed…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
18
 
 
This year’s host is Terry Crews, who launches the festivities with a lip-sync opening number of classic TV theme songs. Hosting an awards show on TV Land? You have to ask: Did Neil Patrick Harris start this way? And the answer, believe it or not, is yes. In 2009.