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2017
Sep
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Part 2 of 2. Last night’s very first act, Chris Weaver, got all four judges to turn singing “Try a Little Tenderness” – and all four of them put up a tough fight, trying to get him. The judge selected by Weaver was this season’s brand new judge, Jennifer Hudson, setting the stage for another competitive, entertaining season of The Voice.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
Episode 8. I can’t imagine anyone avoiding this new Ken Burns-Lynn Novick documentary series – but for whatever reason, if you’ve stayed away thus far, please, please tune in tonight. This evening’s episode, “The History of the World,” covers the period from April 1969 to May 1970. That period happens to include two of the most heart-wrenching tragedies of the war – one abroad, one at home. The war tragedy is the massacre, by American troops, at My Lai.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The undisputed broadcast TV hit from last season returns for Season 2, with Sterling K. Brown, as Randall, carrying a brand new Emmy Award. Tonight there’s another reason for celebration, as Randall celebrates his birthday – which means, of course, that same-day siblings Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Chrissy Metz) are celebrating their birthdays as well.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
Usually, I watch this show for the football highlights, and for the occasional byplay among commentators. Tonight, I’ll be watching primarily for the commentary – to see how they handle this past weekend’s controversy about President Donald Trump and his remarks about pro football players and their displays of silent protest, and the resultant reactions by players and team owners. This is exactly the time and place to discuss this issue at length.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This newest spinoff from Dick Wolf’s Law & Order mother ship tries to be a sort of American Crime Story, dramatizing an infamous murder case. This eight-part miniseries lacks the larger gravity of the O.J. Simpson case, and all its societal implications – but it does have Edie Falco, who’s always wonderful, as Leslie Abramson, attorney for the Menendez brothers, who were accused in 1989 of murdering their wealthy parents. (Spoiler Alert: They did.) For full
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
26
 
 
This is episode four, and the cult in the title is beginning to solidify – which means we’re beginning to learn, or at least suspect, the identities of some of the killer clowns behind those masks.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
25
 
 
NBC’s new terrorism drama The Brave edges back toward the traditional macho message of “Don’t mess with America, punk"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
25
 
 
If you ever wondered whether there might have been a time in Sheldon Cooper’s life when his behavior was cute and charming, the answer apparently is no, not really...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
25
 
 
It’s the summer of ’68 when The Vietnam War picks up the thread in “The Veneer of Civilization.” The home front is restive. Americans of draft age face difficult decisions and hard moral choices in increasing numbers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Sep
25
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Just a notation: Megyn Kellywhen leaving Fox News for NBC, positioned herself in a couple of high-profile places on her new network. One was Dateline NBC, where she entered with an attention-getting entrance by interviewing Vladimir Putin and others, then falling out of the spotlight. The other, long in the works, is her new show and showcase, which premieres today, on Today, as the show’s third hour, now retitled Megan Kelly Today. The first two hours of the show remain t