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2017
Jan
5
 
 
The last time this show’s star, Allison Janney, teamed with former The West Wing co-star Bradley Whitford, it was to perform in a fun walk-and-talk sketch on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden (pictured). But tonight, in the first new Mom of the new year, he shows up as a special guest star, along with former MADtv and King of Queens star Nicole Sullivan.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This series moves to the CMT network beginning tonight with a two-hour season premiere, under the auspices of new executive producers Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. They’re the team behind thirtysomething, and My So-Called Life, so expect the new Nashville to be especially keen on exploring character, and smaller moments. It will, however, wrap up all of the big plots left over from the old ABC series, starting with the plane crash threatening the life of Juliette (Hayd
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
5
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is the Season 7 premiere for this long-running, long-innovative sketch comedy series, and tonight the action begins with a sketch that, in lesser hands, might sound like creepy product placement. But with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein in charge, and in one of their many oddball alter egos, the idea of the Weirdos visiting, for the first time, the store Bed Bath & Beyond – well, count me in. I hope they make it to the housewares aisle…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
Tonight’s TCM Warren Beatty showcase is merely a double feature, but what a twofer. It starts at 8 p.m. ET with 1978’s Heaven Can Wait, Beatty’s witty remake of 1941’s Here Comes Mr. Jordan. And that’s followed, at 10 p.m. ET, by 1981’s Reds. In both films, Beatty not only starred, but directed. Reds (pictured here) co-stars Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson, is rarely shown on television, and ought to be pounced on here, when the three-hour-plus movie about the
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
This series’ executive producers include Christopher Lloyd (the writer-producer, not the actor) and Steven Levitan, both of whom did brilliant work crafting Frasier, starring Kelsey Grammer in his impeccable Cheers spinoff. Tonight, Modern Family makes room for Grammer as a special guest star, playing an old boyfriend of Cam’s – a former circus ringmaster and now concierge.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
The premiere episode of Star, the new series from Empire creator Lee Daniels, has been shown a couple of times since December on Fox, and tonight the show snuggles into its regular night and time slot, and finally presents its second episode. Along for the ride: Empire diva Naomi Campbell, here playing the wife of the opportunistic music producer played by Lenny Kravitz.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This series that won’t quit keeps going, and begins Season 12 with the confidence and fearlessness of a show that has outlasted almost all TV series around it. That makes for a somewhat mixed bag in tonight’s opener, which has the gang – played by Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny DeVito, Rob McElhenney and Glenn Howerton – magically becoming black. Which, in this series, means alter egos of different color, and a constant desire to slip into song and tur
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This series, on the other hand, takes its audaciousness and does wonderful, unexpected things with it. This season, in the opening moments of tonight’s Season 3 kickoff, Katie Findlay is introduced, and established, as Lucy, the new woman in the life of sad-sack Josh (Jay Baruchel). Yet in a departure for this show, she’s holding her ground and sticking around – and tonight’s season opener, in which Josh’s encroachment into her apartment has her roo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
What to say about The OA, since any discussion of it would result in major spoilers in the streaming universe, which like the metaphysical space the series inhabits, is unmoored in time and reference?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
3
 
 
After a high profile year in which she feuded with Donald Trump and joined the chorus against deposed Fox News Channel founder Roger Ailes, star player Megyn Kelly is leaving the network that put her in the spotlight and joining forces with NBC News...