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2017
Jan
8
 
 
RERUN RETURN: Beginning tonight, the cult classic 1974-75 TV series Kolchak: The Night Stalker joins the MeTV Sunday night lineup. The one-hour series premiere, about a modern Jack the Ripper, opens the series – and if you need a reason to sample it, here’s one. One of the writers on this series was a young David Chase, decades before he went on to create The Sopranos. Darren McGavin stars in this journalistic precursor to The X-Files.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
NBC’s This Is Us was one of fall TV’s few successes for broadcast television, and today USA Network presents a marathon of all the episodes presented to date – a lengthy marathon that begins at 1 p.m. ET and runs through prime time.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
For postseason NFL contests, this is the weekend for wild-card games, when the teams that have squeaked their way into the playoffs try to earn the chance to extend their seasons even more, by beating the teams with slightly better records or division positioning. Today at 4:30 p.m. ET on ESPN, in the first postseason game of 2017, the 12-4 Oakland Raiders visit the 9-7 Houston Texans (pictured). Then, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, the 9-7 Detroit Lions visit the 10-5-1 Seattle Seahawks. The two other wi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
Alexis Bloom and actor Fisher Stevens directed this dual biography of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, an exploration of their complicated, yet very loving, mother-daughter dynamic. This movie toured the festival circuit in 2016, and was picked up by HBO for an intended telecast this March – but after the sudden, almost simultaneous deaths of Fisher and then her mother, HBO has moved up this dual biography to tonight. Both actresses attained stardom as teenagers – Reynolds in Singi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
Tonight TCM salutes the Bob Hope-Bing Crosby Road pictures – a delightful trip that begins at 8 p.m. ET with 1940’s The Road to Singapore, followed by 1941’s The Road to Zanzibar at 9:45 p.m. ET and 1942’s The Road to Morocco at 11:30 p.m. ET. All three films co-star Dorothy Lamour, and they’re followed, at 1 a.m. ET, by two quick editions of TCM’s Carson on TCM, showcasing vintage interview segments from NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson &nd
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
Tonight’s guests, in this delayed Christmas show, include Will Smith, Helen Mirren and Martin Freeman – who swap stories about being celebrities in public rest rooms. Only on The Graham Norton Show…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
It’s highly unfortunate, to say the least, that startling events prompted HBO to move up the premiere of this intimate documentary. It’s also commendable to do so...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
7
 
 
It’s hard to imagine a sweeter and more fitting eulogy for Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds than Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
6
 
 
Rebooted old shows are as common as Geico ads on television these days, but everyone involved with the new Netflix version of One Day at a Time insists it has almost nothing to do with the decades-old classic of the same title. Well, except Norman Lear...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
6
 
 
Skepticism prevailed when Norman Lear let it be known, at a summer 2015 Television Critics Association panel, that “we’re talking about doing a Latina version of One Day At a Time. That could happen.” Yeah, like that was gonna happen...