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2017
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Last week’s two-hour premiere episode, starring former Doctor Who companion as the newly anointed Queen Victoria, was a little more stiff and stodgy than Downton Abbey, but though it played its behind-the-throne conflicts predictably and at times almost ploddingly, Coleman, at its center, overcame it all, and is the major reason to keep watching. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
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22
 
 
For this second episode of the season, the new reality, and new setting, of Homeland has been firmly established. We’re in the days after a new President of the United States has been inaugurated, and there’s a battle of wills and power between the new chief executive and the intelligence community. Oh, and instead of being based overseas, the action in this new season of Homeland talks place in New York City, home of Trump Tower and the former headquarters of now-President Donald Tr
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
Part 1 of 3. SERIES PREMIERE: There’s a British rhyme that’s used to teach schoolchildren the respective fates of the six wives of King Henry VIII. Its lyrics, brief and to the point, were: “Divorced, Beheaded, Died; Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.” This new PBS series, hosted by British historian Lucy Worlsey, looks at the six wives over a total of three episodes  – and looks at their lives from their perspective, beginning with tonight’s initial installme
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
Wanna get away from it all without succumbing to the slogan of a certain airline? Lifetime’s re-do of Beaches provides a suitably weepy, sometimes sappy, overall entertaining escape...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
If there’s a run on facial tissues at your local grocery store this week, here’s one explanation: Beaches is back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
In 1988, the movie Beaches made quite a splash – not only for the leading performances by Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey as lifelong friends, but for the movie’s most famous song from the soundtrack, “Wind Beneath My Wings.” The film was directed by the late Garry Marshall, who also directed Pretty Woman and produced TV’s original The Odd Couple, as well as Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, and Mork & Mindy. This 2016 Lifetime movie remake is directed by Alli
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
The murder of a teenage girl, the daughter of one of a team of crime investigators, sets into motion this dramatic tale of revenge, duplicity, determination and loyalty. The stars include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dean Norris from Breaking Bad, and two powerhouse actresses: Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
On tonight’s installment, Graham Morton goes to La La Land, by featuring the stars of that popular 2016 musical, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Also on Norton’s couch tonight: another pair of co-stars from a 2016 film, Ben Affleck and Sienna Miller of Live By Night.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
The first Saturday Night Live of the Donald Trump presidency arrives tonight, with Aziz Ansari as guest host, Big Sean as the musical guest – and Alec Baldwin, with his Trump imitation, a very probable guest star.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
As Idina Menzel premieres this weekend in the Lifetime remake of the 1988 Bette Midler/Barbara Hershey film, Beaches, we're thinking her most remembered moment wasn’t her run as the original Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway. Or, as part of the Glee cast, or even with her voicing of Queen Elsa in Frozen, singing the smash hit “Let it Go"...