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2019
Nov
25
 
 
This day in 2008 marked the final episode of The Shield on FX...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
On this day in 1996, CBS presented a miniseries version of Truman Capote's celebrated nonfiction crime novel, In Cold Blood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
At first blush, The Chaperone might seem like the perfect antidote for PBS viewers suffering from Downton Abbey withdrawal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
Last month, the long-running Treehouse of Horror franchise of The Simpsons completed three decades of annual installments, presenting Treehouse of Horror XXX, in which the individual segments poked fun at Stranger Things, The Shape of Water, and Heaven Can Wait. Today, Fox inaugurates what may be a new holiday tradition of anything-goes anthology Simpsons stories, this time built around Thanksgiving. Yes, it’s the first Thank
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
In my opinion, this 1987 William Goldman adaptation of his own book, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal and Carol Kane, is The Wizard of Oz of its generation – the finest family movie made since that 1939 classic. And yes, I really mean it. Anybody want a peanut?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
Here’s a real TV rarity: Tonight on DECADES, the ABC 1966-67 camp fantasy series The Green Hornet, presented as a spinoff of sorts from the contemporaneous, equally camp Batman, is shown in its entirety, in one long 26-episode marathon, beginning at 8 p.m. ET. Van Williams stars as the masked crimefighter – by day, a well-to-do newspaper publisher named Britt Reid – but the big draw here is Reid’s valet and chauffeur, Kato, a kung fu expert who also se
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
In tonight’s episode, Angela (Regina King) takes some of the mind-altering drug Nostalgia – but it’s not hers, which makes her mental trip even more surreal. And dangerous…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
Episodes 5 and 6. Daisy Haggard is showcased in two more Back to Life episode, as this series burns through its Season 1 output in weekly double doses.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
24
 
 
Kathryn Hahn’s performance as the title character here is one of this year’s more unexpected and happy surprises. Her confident and well-timed handling of the comic scenes is the predictable part – but she’s been so good with the winsome, sad, intimate, embarrassing and even fantasy scenes that she brings her character, and this series, fully to life.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
23
 
 
It’s now the 45th anniversary of Mel Brooks’ utterly brilliant, astoundingly irreverent 1974 Western spoof, which boasts Richard Pryor as one of its writers. The studio wouldn’t agree to have Pryor play the role of imposing new sheriff “Black” Bart, though, so Cleavon Little, star of Broadway’s Purlie, takes on that part instead – and Gene Wilder, a last-minute co-star as the Waco Kid, is just as hilarious. Then there’s Harvey Korman as H