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2017
Jun
23
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: GLOW isn’t the only Netflix program premiering today that has a connection to wrestling. Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, directed by Brian Knappenberger, focuses on the case of Bollea v. Gawker, in which former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan sued the gossip website Gawker for posting a sex video of him. The lawsuit was financed by Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel, who used his money and muscle to not only pursue the case, but to financial bankrupt Gawk
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: This new Netflix movie stars Bella Thorne (pictured) as Holly, an attractive young women who has a one-night stand with a handsome guy – then obsessively decides he should be hers and hers alone. It’s basically a high-school version of Fatal Attraction – but without the boiled bunny.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
It’s Bread Week on The Great British Baking Show, which means that fortunes, and contestants, will rise and fall right alongside their creations. I don’t knead to come up with a bread pun when writing about this particular episode – but I feel, under the circumstances, it’s the yeast I can do. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
23
 
 
This week, Bill Maher and his guests get to discuss both the content of the Senate’s health care bill and the tweet in which President Trump revealed the “truth” about those purported tape recordings of James Comey. In terms of TV comedy, those topics are like swinging for the fences in a game of tee-ball. Should be easy… and fun.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Welcome all cheeky monkeys, and hairy apes as well, to ABC’s very live-wire remake of The Gong Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
Perhaps a small community could be terrorized someday by Stephen King’s gigantic piles of cash. I’d pay to see that...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
The good news: The guest on this new edition of Inside the Actors Studio, in which host James Lipton dissects and highlights a performer’s life, work, and psyche, is talented actress Scarlett Johansson. The bad news: Lipton and the show get her on the heels of what may be her weakest screen appearance, as the star of the poorly received comedy Rough Night (pictured).
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
This 1962 movie version of the famous musical stars Rosalind Russell as Rose, the stage mother of all stage mothers, and Natalie Wood as Louise, one of her child-performer daughters, who grew up to be famous strip-tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee. Jule Styne wrote the music, and Stephen Sondheim provided the lyrics. Let them entertain you…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. It’s worth noting, though, how eagerly and heavily ABC has hitched itself to the game-show wagon this summer, presumably under the theory that reality TV is fading at last, at least a bit, and ABC is in search of another equally cheap and potentially, inexplicably popular programming form. Tonight alone, ABC hedges its bets by doing both. At 8 p.m. ET, it premieres Boy Band, a musical competition show that aims to assemble a made-for-TV boy ba
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
22
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation, either. Ten years ago, writer-director Frank Darabont, whose other credits include Stephen King’s The Shawshank Redemption (as well as TV’s The Walking Dead), made a movie version of another King novel. This one was about a mysterious mist that descends upon a small town, bringing creatures and murder with it. Now the story is expanded to series length on Spike, with new characters added, and, overall, a less effective tone struck. Think