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2017
Aug
23
 
 
Monday’s eclipse was an amazing thing to witness, even if you had a view of something less than totality. And now, only a few days later, we get another thrill from space. This one, though, is man-made: the Voyager unmanned space probes were launched 40 years ago, and Voyager 1 has become the first man-made object to reach interstellar space, beyond the reach of our solar system, sending back data and photos for much of its 11-miles-per-second journey. Tonight, a four-decades anniversary r
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
23
 
 
This is the fourth episode of the imported Canadian sketch series, and tonight’s sketches include one in which a police chief makes a killer fashion statement – literally.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
23
 
 
Kathy Bates is taking a break from American Horror Story to play the longtime proprietor of a Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensary in Netflix's new Disjointed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
In 1977, Jimmy Carter had just been elected president, the US population passed 220 million for the first time...and a little film called Star Wars opened and immediately had crowds lining around the block...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
This is the second of three live shows presenting 12 of the remaining contenders – so if you watched last week, you can tune in again tonight and decide for yourself, as the judges are deciding on live TV, whether tonight’s group is cheaper by the dozen.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
It’s Glenn Ford day at TCM on tonight’s Summer Under the Stars tribute, and there are interesting films all day, including, at 4 p.m. ET, the classic 1955 inner-city school drama, Blackboard Jungle. But in prime time, pay attention to this rarely televised 1962 crime thriller, Experiment in Terror, in which Ford plays an FBI guy handling a case in which a man threatens to kill a woman’s younger sister, whom he’s captured, unless the woman steals  money for him from t
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
Hey, procrastinators, take heart. The Science Channel is repeating last night’s prime-time special compilation of the best solar eclipse views from across the continental U.S. – so if you missed it yesterday, here’s another chance. And you can also go back and listen to Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” again, in which she sang of her song’s self-satisfied subject, “You flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia / to see a total eclipse of the sun.&rd
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
Part 4. This fact-based miniseries takes a lot of dramatic license, but it also boasts some good performances, and has the capability of making you think about the Unabomber’s manifesto, and the search for him, long after each episode is over. Now if I’m stopped at a traffic signal late at night, I think of the Unabomber. I’m not sure that’s a good thing – but it’s one more thing TV has given me over the years. Paul Bettany (pictured) stars as the Unabomber, T
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
A gambler is hired by a casino owner to work in his Buenos Aires casino – and learns, when he gets there, that the casino owner also has employed the gambler’s ex-wife. Glenn Ford stars as the gambler, and this is supposed to be his movie – and, on TCM, his day – but 1946’s Gilda is stolen by the actress playing the title role: Rita Hayworth, playing one of the cinema’s most iconic femmes fatale.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
22
 
 
Our tribute to Jerry Lewis continues with this Martin Short homage to Lewis from his old SCTV days (1982-3). Short proved himself a brilliant comic and impressionist early, playing Lewis as surreally appearing in atypical film roles – once as the Robert Duvall character in Tender Mercies and in this one, an Ingmar Bergman send-up entitled “Scenes From an Idiots Marriage"...