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2018
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History is all on the side of the New England Patriots for today’s AFC Championship Game. With QB Tom Brady (pictured) and coach Bill Belichick at the helm, the Patriots have fought their way to their seventh consecutive AFC title game. When playing at home, as they are here, they’re almost unbeatable, with a 5-1 record when the Super Bowl game is within reach. But the Jacksonville Jaguars frustrated and defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers to get here, and the defense and pass rush were
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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Both teams in today’s NFC Championship Game got here by surviving, and coming up big in, the final play of their previous playoff games. The Minnesota Vikings made not only the play of the year, but one of the most stunning plays in NFL history, by scoring a 61-yard touchdown (pictured), with 10 seconds left and no time outs, to wrest victory from the still-stunned New Orleans Saints. The Philadelphia Eagles, conversely, were in the position of the Saints, trying to preserve their lead, an
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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SPECIAL: Kristen Bell, currently co-starring on NBC’s clever The Good Place, is the host of tonight’s 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast on TBS and TNT. She’s the first female host in the history of the SAG Awards, but her achievement is even bigger than that. She’s the first host, period. Up until now, the SAG festivities have flown without a solo pilot.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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SERIES PREMIERE: The two best things about this rather dark, mostly restrained fantasy show are that a) it’s got lots of moody location shooting from Berlin, where it’s set, and b) it’s got two great, mostly moody performances from its star, J.K. Simmons. The sci-fi premise of Counterpart is that a government experiment accidentally created a dimensional rift some 30 years ago, spawning a parallel universe whose existence, and access point, is known only to a few. Simmons plays
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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In this second episode of Season 2, Victoria (Jenna Coleman) remains weary of two things: pregnancy, and the condescension of the men around her in court. She keeps finding herself in the family way – the Royal Family way, in her case – but she also finds a way around the rules, trappings, and men keeping her from wielding the power of the throne that already is hers. Check local listings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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21
 
 
The Gallaghers always have some sort of schemes going on, but the ones bubbling to the surface this season seem especially outrageous, even for them. Fiona (Emmy Rossum) keeps trying to advance as a landlady and homeowner, but her own streak of kindness appears to be backfiring on her. Meanwhile, Svetlana (Isidora Goreshter) is surfing the Internet for a sugar daddy, Ian (Cameron Monaghan) has backed into a surprise inspirational role as a local “gay Jesus,” and Frank (William H. Mac
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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SERIES PREMIERE: St. Elsewhere and Grey’s Anatomy both began with new residents joining the staffs of hectic teaching hospitals. The Resident, a new series from Fox premiering after today’s NFC Championship game, takes the same approach. Lots of other things about this new medical drama are familiar, too, from the life-or-death operating-room twists to the behind-closed-hospital-doors sexual trysts and flirtations. But what kept me interested, as I watched the preview for this new se
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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21
 
 
Amy Holden Jones, daughter of a doctor and co-creator/executive producer of Fox’s new The Resident, seems to know just what many TV critics are thinking...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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The opening episode of the tense new Starz sci-fi drama Counterpart left me undecided for a long time, I must admit, on whether I wanted to stick around and figure it out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
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Contrary to the promotion for Fox’s new medical drama The Resident, we’ve seen this patient before...