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2016
Feb
21
 
 
The milestone in the title actually was reached last year, but other than a few cranky TV critics, who’s counting? The original Disneyland series on ABC started in 1955, even before the theme park bearing its name was opened to the public – and has given us many iterations of Disney anthology series and children’s shows over the past six decades. And this two-hour special embraces the movies, too. Enjoy? Absolutely. Among the guests: The Lion King composer Elton John.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
After what happened this weekend in South Carolina, on both sides of the aisle, how can you not check in to see how this program recounts the week?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
The last episodes of any quality TV show are well worth watching, because the writers and producers are free to work with abandon, concerned primarily with servicing only the overall story and a satisfying conclusion. With The Good Wife, that includes the big question of how do you want Alicia’s relationship with Peter (Chris Noth) to conclude? Julianna Margulies stars.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
The best TV sitcom director of all time, James Burrows, is saluted in this two-hour special, which honors the prolific director of Cheers, Frasier, Taxi, Will & Grace, Friends and so many, many classic sitcoms – whose casts reunite (most of them, anyway, as with Taxi alumni, pictured with Burrows) for the occasion.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
Without spoiling anything, let me just say there’s a scene in tonight’s show, involving a classroom, that makes me cringe – and another that makes me warm all over. Maybe it’s because I’m a teacher now, but I don’t think so. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
Wow. Last week’s midseason return was a zombie-filled stunner of an episode, and not just because of its particular eye-for-an-eye vengeance showdowns. I expected the episode to launch our band of weary heroes on yet another nomadic search for safe shelter – but instead, they made an Alamo-type last stand, which appeared to end better than the Alamo did. What now? Who knows?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
21
 
 
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again: After what happened this weekend in South Carolina, on both sides of the aisle, how can you not check in to see how this program recounts the week?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
20
 
 

A decade after he left CBS News and resurfaced on AXS TV, Dan Rather acknowledges he’s playing a smaller room. The tradeoff, he says, is that “I’m doing some of my best work” – including The Big Interview...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
20
 
 

Linda Cohn proved quite a while ago that some girls just wanna talk sports. Since ESPN launched in 1979, it has aired approximately 60,000 SportsCenter shows. As of 8 a.m. this Sunday, Cohn will have hosted 5,000 of them – or one in every 12...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
20
 
 
Tonight on HBO, it’s open Mike night. The 2012 hit movie Magic Mike is presented first – then, in its cable debut, Magic Night XXL. I don’t know, in this sequel about male strippers, what the Roman numerals represents – but I think we can rule out centimeters…