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2017
Nov
19
 
 
This return season of Curb has been a triumph for Larry David – each episode introduces wildly funny new conflicts, ideas and “rules.” This week’s rule may be embedded in the episode’s title: “Never Wait for Seconds!” And it continues the unexpected but very welcome addition of guest star Lauren Graham, as Larry’s latest romantic interest – a single mother with a son on the autism spectrum. It sounds like a dicey area for comedy, but already,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
19
 
 
SNL took an opportunity to serve up former alum and now-U.S. Senator Al Franken for a pre-Thanksgiving carving over the recent news of the sexual misconduct accusations made against him.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Call it the last and cruelest indignity: becoming a bit player in your own murder...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Trust the downstairs people to know where the secrets were hidden in Downton Abbey...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
I still consider this 1939 family classic a holiday tradition – but any time it’s televised, I feel compelled to point it out. Tonight, TBS shows The Wizard of Oz twice, at 7 p.m. ET and again at 9:15. The good news is, it’s on a Saturday night, the weekend before Thanksgiving, when families already may be starting to gather. The bad news is, TBS presents the movie with commercial interruptions – something you won’t have to endure if you wait until the film is shown
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Once again, Jon Stewart hosts this annual live benefit for care and research related to autism.  Stephen Colbert is slated to perform, along with John Oliver, Sarah Silverman, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler and many others. Louis C.K. was part of the original lineup, but was dropped after the recent allegations of his sexual misconduct became public. But will the topic, also in the news because of Minnesota Senator Al Franken and Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Tonight, TCM begins a repeat cycle of this year’s The Essentials visit by Tina Fey, appearing with her former 30 Rock co-star Alec Baldwin, host of The Essentials, to co-host and present and comment upon some of her own favorite movies. The first film she chose is also part of this month’s James Stewart TCM tribute: the 1954 Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window, co-starring Grace Kelly, and featuring one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best visual concepts for a film – and that&rsq
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
It’s a clash of powerful forces tonight, as one character begins to learn the extent of her mystical powers. But is it too little, too late? Or just in time? And on this show, what does time mean anyway? If you haven’t been watching, I don’t have the time to explain…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Tonight’s scheduled guests include Hugh Grant, whose appearance on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show was one of the most famous, and infamous, talk-show moments in TV history. They also include Kelly Clarkson, whose past contains much less controversy – and who just completed a nice stint as guest advisor on NBC’s The Voice.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
18
 
 
Tonight’s guest host and musical guests are both musical, and both from the same genre of music. The host is Chance the Rapper, and the musical guest, by chance, is Eminem.