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2015
May
24
 
 
Winter is coming – and, for some characters in tonight’s episode, so is “The Gift” – which is Throne-ish for death, because life is so awful, death is received with gratitude.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
24
 
 
Dr. Prince (Tony Shalhoub) conducts an intervention of sorts, trying to broker peace between Jackie (Edie Falco) and Gloria (Anna Deavere Smith). And that’s not the only way he has a lasting impact on what happens to the hospital staff as we near the end of this final season.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
24
 
 
Tonight’s episode takes our witch-hunting heroes into uncharted realms – at least one of which is decked out with ping pong tables…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
24
 
 
For Memorial Day weekend, TCM is devoting each night in prime time to a different wartime conflict. Tonight it’s the Korean War, and the highlight is a showing of Robert Altman’s 1970 comedy MASH (the subsequent TV series M*A*S*H adopted the interstitial asterisks). Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould star as, respectively, Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John, with Sally Kellerman as “Hot Lips.” Very funny, very dark, very anti-war – and very, very influential.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
24
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Hugh Laurie repeats his recurring role as Tom James, in a performance that effectively takes him from House to the White House.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
23
 
 
Over Memorial Day weekend, ABC appears to be playing it safe: Repeating the first installments of 500 Questions tonight and tomorrow, to get even more viewers up to speed, while acknowledging that on this particular weekend, a lot of people are doing a lot of things other than watching television. So these same-week repeats also serve as a sort of place-holder, with original installments returning Monday night, when the holiday’s all but over.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
23
 
 
We come to CGI Caesar, not to praise him. In this 2014 reboot prequel sequel (I know, it gets complicated), Andy Serkis reprises his motion-capture starring role as Caesar, the original super-smart ape who led the rebellion against humans and claimed the planet for his own species. This time around, his costars include Gary Oldman, Keri Russell and Jason Clarke.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
23
 
 
There’s some crucial information required by the clone club, and Felix thinks he knows how to get it – by visiting the icy, lethal, and now isolated and one-eyed Rachel.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
23
 
 
Tonight’s guests include Kylie Minogue, Simon Pegg, and Michael McIntyre. It’s Pegg, co-star of the upcoming Mission: Impossible installment, who tells a story about Tom Cruise pulling a prank on Pegg – in the middle of a car stunt.   
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
23
 
 
This 1989 film, directed by Edward Zwick, was an early example of cinematic synergy, with an excellent script based on a pair of nonfiction accounts, some excellent direction, and a stunning cast, most of them future all-stars: Matthew Broderick as the white leader of the North’s first all-black volunteer company in the Civil War, and with some of those soldiers played by Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman and Andre Braugher.