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2017
Apr
28
 
 
This week’s guest list includes Sen. Elizabeth Warren and longtime political activist (and actor and director) Rob Reiner, as well as nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
The original idea was a one-off, or at least that was the intention at the time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
Note to readers: All of the trademark bombast and hyperbole were in place when Bill O’Reilly wrote his very first book in 1998. This one was a serial killer novel titled Those Who Trespass...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
Part of the success of The Big Bang Theory is due to its fidelity to itself. It pays attention to its characters, and their interactions, and even their pasts, and adjusts accordingly. Penny (Kaley Cuoco) began the series as an airheaded neighbor, a bubbly blonde object of unattainable desire. But she quickly deepened as a character, showing sides of herself as both a frustrated wannabe actress and a sarcastic have-to-work waitress. Her on-again, off-again mating dance with neighbor Leonard (Joh
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
Don’t look for it, it’s gone. This was the night and time slot the newest episode of NBC’s Powerless sitcom was scheduled to air – but the network just pulled it from the schedule, replacing it with a doubleheader of Superstore instead. The reason I’m stubbornly keeping Powerless, which starred Vanessa Hudgens as a worker drone in a DC Comics comedy where all the costumed superheroes are offscreen peripheral characters, in Best Bets tonight is because of what would
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
More comic-book strangeness: This bizarre CW adaptation of the Archie comic books, with its darker tone and characters, is up to episode 11 out of this season’s 13, so we’re nearing whatever cliffhanger the writers have in store. Meanwhile, tonight, there are some sparks between Fred and Mary, whose renewed chemistry might have them rethinking their divorce. They’re played by two teen-idol icons from a previous generation: series regular Luke Perry and recurring guest star Moll
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
This new CNN documentary series, looking at some of the connections between music and real life, continues tonight with music associated with New York and the events of 9/11. Among them is a fresh Billy Joel interview, in which he recalls performing “New York State of Mind” for an audience of invited firefighters, with a fireman’s helmet placed on his piano to help him focus. “It was like a dirge,” he says of that particular song’s pace that evening – an
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Improv comedian Anthony Atamanuik has been impersonating Donald Trump for a while now, at the Upright Citizens Brigade and elsewhere – including a Comedy Central guest appearance that led to this gig. I haven’t seen the premiere of this new weekly series, which is being taped as close to air as possible to ride the waves of the real President Trump’s insanely rapid news pace – but I give the advance promo high marks for capturing Trump’s speech patt
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
26
 
 
If you can stand one more trip into the dystopian future, The Handmaid’s Tale offers a disturbing and powerful voyage...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
26
 
 
Recently, Netflix signed a $60 million deal with Dave Chappelle. The deal should have been the biggest comedy comeback of the century. Read why Guest Contributor Nic Dobija-Nootens thinks Chappelle isn’t the same comedian he was at his height of popularly with his old sketch comedy show...