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2018
Feb
26
 
 
All this week, in celebration of last week’s golden anniversary of the national public TV premiere of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, PBS KIDS is pairing five memorable episodes of the wonderful Fred Rogers children’s series with similarly themed episodes of its animated spiritual successor, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The double features will play daily, one per day, all this week on PBS KIDS, so check your local listings. (Usually, they appear locally somewhere in the 8-1
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: A new cycle of The Voice begins with a new judge – the best judge, I’m predicting, in the history of this and all other reality competition shows. That’s because the new judge joining The Voice tonight is former American Idol contestant, and winner, Kelly Clarkson.  Yes, I know, Jennifer Hudson, another Idol contestant, appeared on the most recent cycle of The Voice, but Hudson never seemed to fully warm up to the proceedings, and was more about herself, a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Season 2 of the documentary series The Lost Tapes begins by looking at a civil rights leader who rose to prominence demanding change in the 1950s, and was assassinated in the 1960s. But the subject isn’t the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – instead, it’s Malcolm X, the much more militant and less nonviolent activist who demanded better treatment from whites, and was very vocal in advocating for it. The Muslim minister was killed in 1965 – but before then, l
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: It’s the start of Season 4 for this inventive and enjoyable zombie series, which is about as light as The Walking Dead is dark. Rose McIver stars as Liv Moore (get the spirit already?), a woman who works as a morgue attendant while solving crimes on the side – and solving them by ingesting samples of the brains of murder victims, temporarily absorbing their personalities, and using their trace memories to solve that person’s pre-corpse death. At the end of last
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
26
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This new NBC series is about three suburban women, beset by various problems and financial needs, who decided to team up and rob a local supermarket. And from there, when the local mob gets involved, they find themselves deeper and deeper into trouble, danger and lawlessness. Good Girls stars three positively delightful actresses: Christina Hendricks (Joan from Mad Men), Mae Whitman (Amber from Parenthood), and Retta (Donna on Parks and Recreation). But the tone of Good Girls is
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
25
 
 
If you’re among the Walking Dead fans who have been waiting several months to find out whether things are as grim as they looked for Carl, you’re about to get your answer...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
25
 
 
No series has been more heavily teased during NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage. Additionally, no newbie is getting a better time slot – following Monday’s return of The Voice with new judge Kelly Clarkson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
25
 
 
Shoot The Messenger suggests the news is often less fake than the people trying to manipulate or discredit it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
25
 
 
If you want to watch the closing ceremonies live, you can watch them on NBC’s Olympics website – but you have to get up at 6 a.m. ET on a Sunday morning to do it. Otherwise, if you can wait out the South Korea-to-U.S. time difference, NBC will broadcast a delayed but lavishly packaged prime-time closing ceremony beginning a 8 p.m. ET. And NBC’s prime-time version will be hosted by always enthusiastic skating commentators Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
25
 
 
In tonight’s episode, President Trump notices that daughter Ivanka is getting increasingly distant from him, and tries to find ways to keep her around – and involved.