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2017
Jul
2
 
 
Part 2. Stefani Martini continues as young Jane Tennison in this prequel to the Prime Suspects series starring Helen Mirren. Mirren is missed, but the character’s great to have back, and tonight’s episode really shows her making the decisions that define her – both good and bad. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
2
 
 
Let’s see. The Affordable Care Act was neither repealed nor replaced, again. President Donald Trump was tweeting again – this time taking aim at the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, in ways that got everyone talking, and distracting from the latest news about possible collusion between the Russian hacking of our electoral process and the Trump campaign. Quite a week., and that’s only for starters. Take it away, John Oliver.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
2
 
 
The new Smithsonian series America In Color may be the perfect way to recount history in the social media age, with a crisp zippy hour covering each decade from the 1920s to the 1960s...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
SERIES RETURN: This is not a recommendation. But it’s worth noting, because of the way CBS has treated this series from the start. (And, based on the premiere, rather deservedly.) Doubt, starring Katherine Heigl from Grey’s Anatomy as an attorney who becomes romantically intrigued by her possibly guilty client, didn’t premiere until midseason, in February 2017. By March, Doubt was gone – CBS canceled it after only two episodes had aired. That left 11 produced episodes to
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
SEASON FINALE: The real conclusion to this season, and the current story line leading to the exit of Peter Capaldi as the latest actor to inhabit the title role, will arrive this Christmas, in the traditional Doctor Who holiday special. But in the meantime, we get a very tense scene-setter, beginning with the Doctor’s current companion, Bill, reborn as a cyberman (or, in this case, perhaps, cyberwoman), and with the Doctor flanked by two powerful Time Lord adversaries, the Master and Missy
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
Last week, Tatiana Maslany’s Alison was at the center of the episode, both in flashback (showing her coming face to face for the first time with another of her clone faces) and in a current crisis, when she came face to face with yet another clone, the evil Rachel, for the first time – and lived to tell the tale. She also lived to sing a sweet duet with husband Donnie, which closed the episode on a pleasant note, literally – even though, tonight, things are bound to get much da
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
Next weekend, CNN premieres The Nineties, the latest entry in its series of miniseries documentaries exploring specific decades. That series began with The Sixties, and tonight, as a form of catch-up, CNN repeats The Seventies in a marathon showing beginning at 10 p.m. ET tonight, including an episode devoted to such 1970s TV landmarks as Charlie’s Angels. That is, if breaking news doesn’t obliterate that plan, which has been happening a lot lately with CNN’s specials. Oh &ndas
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
When Dame Judi Dench shows up on this show, she relaxes so much, she acts like anything but a Dame. And she’ll be in good company tonight, because she’ll be sharing the guest couch with, among others, Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig, and Jamie Foxx.