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2017
Apr
3
 
 
The 2017 TCM Class Film Festival is held later this week – and as a taste of things to come, the network presents the premiere of a special built around one of last year’s key festival events: Ben Mankiewicz interviewing Faye Dunaway, who talks about her impressive movie career. And tonight, this special is followed by two of Dunaway’s very best performances, in 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde (at 9:15 p.m. ET) and, pictured, 1976’s Network (at 12:30 a.m. ET).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
3
 
 
Two No 1. seeds meet for tonight’s 2017 Men’s Basketball Championship game – so how can one be considered an underdog? Well, the North Carolina Tar Heels (pictured) are competing to win their sixth NCAA championship, while the Gonzaga Bulldogs not only are trying to with their first championship – but despite the team’s ranking, have never even made it to the Final Four before.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
3
 
 
There’s a commonly used phrase these days, “Jumping the Shark,” used to pinpoint the moment when a TV series starts to lose its way, big-time. (Example: The final seasons of Dexter.) But there ought to be a name for the reverse, when a show suddenly finds its mojo and gets significantly even better. That’s been the case, all this season, with Bates Motel, which, as it gets closer to its rendezvous with the familiar plot line from Psycho, has gotten amazingly clever, creep
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
It really would be best for all concerned to never ever believe that a prominent TV character is truly dead.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
The only bad thing about PBS’s Home Fires is that, alas, its second season will be its last...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
The delivery of babies remains a constant on PBS’s Call the Midwife, but almost everything else in the show’s world keeps changing as we move to Season 6 and the early 1960s...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
On Sunday evenings, my busiest night for TV viewing, I’m happiest when both Showtime’s The Circus and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver are present and offering new editions, as is the case tonight. I love learning new insights and perspectives on issues in the headlines, and I also get a bit of emotional release laughing at some of them. The funny thing is, with these two shows, the places you learn, and the places you laugh, aren’t always on the shows you might e
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This seventh season began with Negan, the cruel post-apocalyptic tyrant played by Jeffery Dean Morgan, taking his barbed-wire-covered baseball bat and crushing in the skulls of two beloved Walking Dead regular characters. It ends tonight, finally, with Rick and company gathering enough resistance, ammunition and bravery to stage an attack to exact revenge and stop Negan’s reign. The tension, in this episode, probably will derive less from whether they’ll succeed (they
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
MINISERIES FINALE: This costume party episode is supposed to be the end of this HBO limited series, revealing both the identity of the murderer and the murdered – so far, we don’t know either, just that someone was killed. But speaking of killing, Big Little Lies has killed in the ratings – doing so well that HBO reportedly is considering bringing the show back for more story, and another run. Nothing’s set yet – but in today’s TV landscape, Walking Dead-level
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
Is it just me? Or does it seem to you, too, that the more that Carrie (Claire Danes) and this season’s Homeland explore the intrigue between the various intelligence agencies and the White House, the more it seems to be some sort of alternate-universe equivalent of what’s going on in real life? Of course, it really is an alternate universe, because the newly elected President of the United States is a woman…