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2015
Aug
28
 
 
Tonight’s scheduled lineup includes one very high-profile guest – though not as high profile as he might hope, according to recent political polls. The guest? Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a candidate in the Republican presidential contest.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
28
 
 
After showing Casablanca in prime time tonight, TCM presents another Ingrid Bergman movie that’s become duly beloved for generations: 1944’s Gaslight, in which she plays a newlywed who begins to fear that her husband may be plotting to kill her, or drive her insane. And just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. Charles Boyer, Angela Lansbury co-star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
Richard Chamberlain, long before he became King of the Miniseries as the protagonist of such massively popular long-form TV dramas as Shogun and The Thorn Birds, shot to stardom as the dashing young heartthrob star of Dr. Kildare, which aired on TV from 1961-66. Yet many years before that – in fact, many decades before that – that same character and premise first appeared on film in the 1938 movie Young Dr. Kildare. Lew Ayres (pictured) stars in the title role, Lionel Barrymore plays
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
This 2008 comedy is inspired by, though not nearly as funny as, the Mel Brooks-Buck Henry spy-spoof TV series from the Sixties. Steve Carell imbues bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart with more warmth and vulnerability than Don Adams’ cluelessly confident spy conveyed in the original – and I’m not certain that was the right choice, though Carell has some strong comic scenes here. Much closer to the mark is Anne Hathaway, successfully capturing the spirit of Barbara Feldon while
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
How many networks are presenting 10-years-after retrospective specials on Hurricane Katrina and its disastrous effects on the Gulf Coast? Lots. And here’s another one, this time from PBS NewsHour. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
This Denis Leary series already has introduced Kelly Bishop as the mom of Leary’s over-the-hill former rock star. Tonight, the Broadway musical-theater veteran gets to show off her singing ability, performing a new number written by longtime Leary collaborator Peter Tolan. And somehow, it all has something to do with Mary Poppins…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
LAST-MINUTE CHANGE: Fewer than 10 hours before tonight's Dronez episode of Documentary Now was set to premiere, IFC announced that it would be replaced by another episode, starring Fred Armisen as a simple-minded Inuit in a spoof of Nanook of the North. The reason for the change? The previously scheduled episode, a spoof of Vice featuring Jack Black as a guerrilla news organization that sends its reporters into harm's way, had more than one scene in which a TV news crew is shot dead while on ass
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
27
 
 
Nalani and Sarina Bolton are twin sisters. At 21, they’ve already performed and recorded for three years...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
26
 
 
Today’s TCM all-day film salute is devoted to Greta Garbo – and pays almost as much attention to her silent movies as to her later ones from the sound era. This very fictionalized biographical drama, from 1931, is one of Garbo’s first talkies, and certainly one of her most notorious, if only for the costumes she wore in this absurd but entertaining account of the infamous WWI femme fatale spy. Lionel Barrymore co-stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
26
 
 
Noting the decade that has passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast (10 years ago this weekend), BET’s Jeff Johnson surveys the damage, the recovery, the delays in rebuilding – and the resilience of the survivors, in Louisiana and elsewhere.