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2017
Jan
23
 
 
For DC Comics fans, or at least fans of some of the TV series made from them, it’s a good day. The best of those series, Fox’s Gotham, presents another new episode tonight, with a plot reviving a dynamic character who died more than a season ago: Jerome, played by the dynamic co-star of Showtime’s Shameless, Cameron Monaghan. Before Jerome’s character died, I had presumed he would evolve into the future Batman villain known as the Joker. So now my hope, like that characte
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
MIDSEASON RETURN: This other DC Comics series, starring Melissa Benoist as the title character, returns with its first new episode of 2017. It also returns with a prominent guest director: Kevin Smith of Clerks, Mallrats and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back fame, an enthusiastic and talented fanboy director (or, by now, a fanman) who already has directed a pair of episodes of this show’s sibling series, The Flash.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
Where does Timeless time travel tonight? To the era of Jesse James, in what promises to be a wild, wild Western episode.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
Tonight’s episode presents new information about a very cold case: The 1964 murder of Queens resident Kitty Genovese. At the time, New York tabloids reported that her murder was witnessed by 38 neighborhood people, who said and did nothing. Thanks to determined investigation by her brother and elsewhere, that long-accepted narrative now has an alternative viewpoint. For more on this episode, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
This new documentary from HBO is horrific on several levels. It tells the tale of a pair of 12-year-old Wisconsin girls who, believing the Internet myths and threats of a frightening character called Slenderman, conspire to take a friend into the nearby woods – and stab her multiple times.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
MIDSEASON RETURN: This ABC series moves to a new night, and returns with its first new episode of 2017, sporting a plot line designed to appeal to new viewers as well as returning loyalists. In tonight’s episode, the FBI recruits learn about the time-honored spy tactic of seduction.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 

Josh Radnor describes his Dr. Jed Foster character in the Civil War drama Mercy Street as an “optimistic cynic.” “Optimistic about the future of medicine,” says Radnor. “Cynical about human nature"...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
Homeland’s comfort zone lies right where things get most uncomfortable, says executive producer and director Lesli Linka Glatter....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
Today, we find out who’s going to the Super Bowl this year. In the first of today’s two divisional championship games, the Green Bay Packers and the Atlanta Falcons do battle for the NFC crown.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
In today’s second divisional championship, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots do battle for the AFC crown.