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2017
Feb
6
 
 
On tonight’s show, host Neil deGrasse Tyson plays host to someone who has hosted him, several times, on his own talk show: Bill Maher, star of Real Time with Bill Maher (pictured). What in the world, or the universe, will they be talking about tonight?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
6
 
 
Granted, this may not be for all TVWW readers, but greetings from Boston, home of one of your TVWW editors and a million or so bleary-eyed survivors of last night’s historic Super Bowl LI overtime finish...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
Maybe, just maybe, distilling the Civil War to good guys versus bad guys misses the point. PBS’s Mercy Street continues to raise that possibility in its second season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
As part of today’s program, host Jane Pauley is presenting a retrospective pegged to an old CBS program, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, that premiered on the same network 50 years ago today. I’ll be watching. And back in 2009, when I was doing the last lap of research for my book Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of ‘The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,’ I met with Tom and Dick Smothers in Los Angeles, where they were about to be guests on The Late Late Show with
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
Counter-programming in the buildup to today’s Super Bowl continues, with Hallmark adapting Animal Planet’s long-running idea about presenting cute puppies cavorting with toys, and each other, in a shrunken stadium. Here on Hallmark, though, it’s the fourth annual Kitten Bowl – so if you’re primarily a cat lover, this is the time and place to make a beeline to the felines.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
It’s the 13th annual Puppy Bowl, which keeps drawing enough viewers each year to warrant its continued existence. On some years, the production values, like the food the dogs get to eat during the “breaks,” appear more impressive than in other years – but I don’t mean to kibble.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
It’s Super Bowl LI, with Lady Gaga at halftime, and the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons playing the rest of the time. Oh, and there are the commercials, which traditionally have helped make this one of the biggest TV viewing experiences every year…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
In last week’s episode, Queen Victoria (Jenna Coleman) finally succumbed to the oddball semi-charms of Prince Albert (Tom Hughes), and asked her to marry him. Tonight, the literal courtship continues – but not without hesitations and questions, on both ends. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
5
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Corey Hawkins stars in this new iteration of 24, playing Sgt. Eric Carter, an Army Ranger leader whose small band of men took out a Middle Eastern terrorist cell. Now those terrorists are exacting revenge on American soil, tracking down the veteran soldiers one by one – and Carter is one of the final survivors in their crosshairs as the 24: legacy clock begins ticking. Co-stars include Jimmy Smits, Anna Diop, and Miranda Otto. The show premieres after the Super Bowl, so di
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
4
 
 

Fifty years ago, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour premiered on CBS and shook up TV seismically. And based on reader reaction to my Feb. 3, 2017 New York Times Op-Ed story about their show’s golden anniversary, the brothers, and their show, continue to be much appreciated…