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2017
Sep
27
 
 
CYCLE PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. This is the 35th different contest for Survivor, and the desperation to find new ways to repackage the same old product no longer is wearing thin. It’s worn straight through. The competition for this new 2017 edition is set in Fiji, and the three teams starting out pitted against one another are, as the title suggests, heroes, healers and hustlers. If this alliterative approach to Survivor continues, I’ll tune back in for Vixens vs. Virgi
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This is Season 4 for Empire. If you remember what happened in the cliffhanger last season, you’re in better shape than Lucious (Terrence Howard), who’s still suffering from amnesia. And Cookie (Taraji P. Henson sees his condition as she sees just about everything else: as an opportunity.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
Tonight, Brady (Harry Treadaway) gets even more wound up, angry and determined. Considering that, in the past, he’s killed people by driving his car into a crowd of helpless victims, that’s a dangerous escalation indeed.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: The photography for this new CBS series pilot is way above average – but it’s not uncommon for a production company to invest lots of money in a pilot to sell it, then pull back both financially and artistically once the series begins. What’s most trustworthy about this series, for now, is the presence of David Boreanaz as the star. This guy has lived on TV, with one successful series after another, since co-starring in the first season of Buffy the Vampire Sla
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This six-part British miniseries import stars Joanna Froggatt, who engendered such love and sympathy as lady’s maid Anna Bates on PBS’s Downton Abbey. Here, she plays a schoolteacher who accepts a date with a handsome doctor, played by Ioan Gruffudd, then awakens convinced that she was raped. Liar begins as a he-said, she-said drama, but eventually shifts to something more mysterious.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
27
 
 
Jon Bokenkamp, who created NBC’s The Blacklist, knows where his shadowy tale is going. He’s just unsure about a few details like exactly how and exactly when...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
“My older sister and I one time were watching the movie So Proudly We Hail! on TV,” ex-Army nurse Joan Furey recalls in the opening moments of “The History of the World,” tonight’s latest chapter in The Vietnam War...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
Yes, the Menendez murders have been “done” before, dating back to a pair of spring 1994 productions on Fox and CBS, and resuming this year with a two-hour ABC documentary and a scripted Lifetime movie. No, that lamentably doesn’t mean enough is enough...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
Recounting sensational real-life crimes used to be a regular menu item for budget-conscious cable channels...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: The popularity and durability of this CBS series, itself a spinoff of another series (JAG, which began on NBC and was rescued from oblivion a season later by CBS), is by now a modern marvel. Tonight, for NCIS, is the Season 15 premiere, more than twice the length of the usual run of a successful broadcast drama series. And Season 15 begins by continuing with last season’s cliffhanger drama, months after Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and McGee (Sean Murray), in mid-mission to locate