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2019
Nov
23
 
 
Another member of the Five-Timers Club joins that exclusive Saturday Night fraternity tonight, when former SNL regular Will Ferrell returns to Studio 8-H as guest host for the fifth time. The question is, how many former Five-Timers will show up to present him with his special jacket? Regardless, Ferrell’s achievement is well worth trumpeting. And cowbelling.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
23
 
 
On this day in 1963, the BBC introduced the the first incarnation of Doctor Who...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
22
 
 
Today in 1995, TNT presented a magical musical version of the classic children's tale, The Wizard of Oz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
22
 
 
Presumably, no TV show has to convince any viewer that information technology could spin out of control and begin causing catastrophic harm...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
22
 
 
Tonight, Graham Norton’s British TV program makes room for the ultimate talk-show guest: the Queen. Well, not the actual, current Queen of England, but the actress who has taken over the regal role in the new season of Netflix’s The Crown. Yes, Olivia Colman is a scheduled guest tonight, as are Helena Bonham Carter and Chadwick Boseman.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
22
 
 
Richard Lester directed this 1964 movie musical, one of the best of its genre, and certainly a film that fed as well as dramatized and captured the phenomenon of Beatlemania. (Someone ought to write a book about the impact of the visual artistry of The Beatles – and I’m working on it.) The music, even 55 years later (yes, you read that right), is fresh and fantastic: the title song, “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “I Should Have Known Better,” “This Boy,&rdqu
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
21
 
 
This day in 1980 marked the resolution of one of television's most famous cliffhangers: Who Shot J.R.?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
21
 
 
The British psycho-thriller Cheat has moments when it's tough to watch. At the same time, it's impossible not to watch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
21
 
 
There’s only one session scheduled for today – a joint session featuring two witnesses. But my, what witnesses. Joint testimony will be given by Fiona Hill, a former White House expert on Russia and Europe, and David Holmes, the embassy official at Kiev who reportedly overheard a cellphone conversation between ambassador Gordon Sondland, who testified yesterday, and President Donald Trump.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Nov
21
 
 
Last week’s episode made it look like the Earth was doomed… but Eleanor (Kristen Bell) comes up with a desperate last-ditch option, which requires the ultra-indecisive Chidi (William Jackson Harper) to formulate a plan to save the planet, under a very intense and literal deadline. Oh, well – whatever happens, at least there’s shrimp…