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2016
May
6
 
 
This is an expanded version of the special aired months ago on NBC, with the addition of songs that were cut from the show in its 60-minute edited version. More Adele? That’s easy to recommend, sight unseen – and sound unheard.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
6
 
 
Part 7. Tonight’s edition gets into the 1940s – which still has its big band and swing acts dominating the scene, but also has the emergence of such bold musical pioneers as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
6
 
 
This weeks show features a talkative bunch, including actor Bryan Cranston (pictured), advice columnist Dan Savage, and political commentator Ann Coulter.  
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
6
 
 
Joan Baez gets taken for granted sometimes, and her new birthday concert on PBS’s Great Performances reminds us why that should not happen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
It’s a very different pair of dames we meet when the second season of the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie drops its 13 episodes Friday (5/6). This year, for starters, Grace and Frankie like each other...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
Ovation’s new documentary series Millennials provides both a scary and an honest look at growing up in the 21st century...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Netflix is making all sorts of bold moves this year to increase its reach and inventory – and this latest move, which starts today, is one I heartily applaud. Taking the approach that it can present lots of things that appeal to only a tiny fraction of its audience, so long as those viewers will be intensely appreciative, today Netflix imports Season 1 of Marseille, a new French drama series starring Gerard Depardieu as the long-time mayor of that city, about to leave offi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
And here’s yet another streaming network getting into the original production game. Vimeo, which is where many people go for music videos these days, presents one of its first original comedy specials: Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, better known as Garfunkel and Oates, doing what amounts to their first-ever comedy special.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
Red (James Spader) is still reeling from his recent loss, and still searching for people to blame. Tonight, he finds one: Susan Hargrave, the cold-hearted woman who has appeared on this show before. She returns tonight, played, once again, by Famke Janssen, known for playing Jean Grey in the X-Men movies.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
5
 
 
The past few weeks, CNN has been juggling the order of its episodes of The Eighties, to the point where my descriptions, at this point, have been right only 33 percent of the time. Well, let’s try, try again. According to the latest information, which may or may not be accurate, tonight’s episode is supposed to be “The Tech Boom,” which looks at the rise of computers and other technology in that decade. But it could also be the postponed “Video Killed the Radio Star