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2016
Jan
27
 
 
The audition phase is over, and now it’s off to Hollywood – the last “base camp” phase before American Idol, for the last time, moves on to the live portion of this marathon musical competition.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
Part 3 of 3. The conclusion of this three-part Nature special is all about the mating habits of different species of animals. I haven’t previewed this part of the trilogy, but I’d be very, very disappointed if it didn’t include, and highlight, two particular creatures: the birds and the bees. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
This Disney movie came out in 1961, when I was a kid, and the idea of a professor who had invented an anti-gravity substance – flubber – was not only credible, but one of the coolest things to imagine. Sneakers made of Flubber? Car tires? How high could you go? And, in this movie, that’s pretty much the plot. And though I haven’t seen this film since I was 7, I’m interested in giving it a second look. Fred MacMurray stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
In tonight’s episode, the story gets out, the intensity changes – and so do the focuses of the scrutiny, especially in the media, and at the respective schools dealing with this social-media controversy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
MIDSEASON PREMIERE: The story picks up where it left off: With the threat of long-term prison terms, and a loyalty test that’s only going to get more difficult as the day, and the next few episodes, progress. The firm dynamics have been exploded, secrets revealed – and, starting tonight, long-simmering resentments avenged.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
27
 
 
You, Me and the Apocalypse puts the fun back into depressive television. NBC’s 10-part miniseries follows a bizarre bunch of people through what are billed as the last 34 days of civilization on the planet Earth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new WGN America series stars David Morse as the long-haired, big-muscled, wild-eyed head of a mountain clan that lives off the grid in the hills of Appalachia, descending into town only to abscond with whatever supplies they need. The town puts up with it because of the family’s imposing ways, but a coal company is less forgiving, and sets out to evict the long-time squatters. Thus begins the major conflict that fuels this series, which is sort of a cross between Sons
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
26
 
 
'Outsiders' brings the saga of unkempt, contemporary Appalachian mountain men and women who drink hard, seemingly bathe infrequently and have built a psychic wall between themselves and all those varmints down below...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
26
 
 
This week’s show features three very funny men: legendary TV producer Norman Lear, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, and Saturday Night Live veteran Bill Hader. Tonight, Henry Louis Gates investigates their lineages – and comes up with one particular discovery that is unexpectedly, dramatically amazing. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
26
 
 
Last week’s season premiere accomplished a lot. Not only did it transplant Agent Peggy Carter to Hollywood and introduce some new characters, but it also introduced a little pulsating glob of black matter, or anti-matter, that may well be the forerunner of the alternate-reality transporter in this show’s sister series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Hey: For that matter (or that anti-matter), this “Dark Matter” stuff could be the exact same thing, just uncovered a