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2019
May
24
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. Revenge creator/producer Mike Kelley created this new Netflix anthology series, which in its opening cycle takes the basic premise of Indecent Proposal, switches the genders, and expands the story by about four times.  Jane Levy and Blake Jenner play the attractive young couple approached by a meddling tycoon, who offers a life-changing sum in exchange for being able to sleep with one of the married people for one night. The twist is, this time
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
24
 
 
This week, this series goes to a new planet, called Kitson, in hopes of rescuing the recently located Fitz. One problem: Kitson is a giant gambling mecca, Rescue kind of like a planetary Las Vegas, but with fewer restrictions. Another problem: the high-stakes gambling include betting for slaves, and Fitz is betting he’ll win his freedom. But he’s betting himself…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
24
 
 
This new Live from Lincoln Center intimate concert features Megan Hilty, whom Broadway fans may remember from her turns in Wicked and other shows. TV viewers, though, are just as likely to know her from NBNC’s Smash, where she played the actress who starred as Marilyn Monroe in the fictional musical biography called “Bombshell.” Hilty will sing a song from “Bombshell” here, which may bring her, and us, one step closer to seeing a full-blown production or concert ver
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
24
 
 
Renée Zellweger stars in What/If as venture capitalist Anne Montgomery, a woman who lives to wield power...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
24
 
 
Pitching In is a breezy, lightweight tale that pokes around in the familiar dramas of family and makes a small village in North Wales look like one of the most beautiful places on Earth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
23
 
 
SPECIAL: There are different Red Nose Day efforts and events. There’s the original, which was started in the U.K. by Comic Relief there, aimed at raising money and awareness for children suffering from hunger and poverty. The U.S. followed suit in 2015, and the whole “red nose” idea is to keep things as light and funny as possible while tackling a very somber issue. On NBC tonight, there’s a two-hour live telethon, heavy on NBC celebrity performers: Blake Shelton and Kell
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
23
 
 
DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL:  This new biography, 10 years after the death of the famous actress, utilizes audio diaries she had recorded in the final years of her life. It also, however, will leave ample room to show photos and clips from her TV and movie career – which goes all the way back to 1975, pre-Charlie’s Angels, when she played her David Janssen’s beach neighbor on his short-lived detective series, Harry O (pictured). But this ABC special, I’m guessing, will be he
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
23
 
 
Tonight’s new episode is called “Dot Zom,” and has Liv (Rose McIver) and company investigating the death of an app developer. If this gives her the excuse to eat some brains of the victim and become temporarily super-savvy when it comes to computer programming and technology, maybe Liv can crash the zombie website that’s causing so many problems this season. And if not, maybe she could fix my outgoing email server…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
23
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: This Sundance miniseries isn’t evil, but it’s positively medieval. Based on the bestselling Umberto Eco novel, it’s a new, longer treatment of the same story that starred Sean Connery as a Franciscan friar in a 1986 film version. John Turturro plays the role once portrayed by Connery, and this miniseries version presents two episodes per week every Thursday for three weeks, beginning tonight. For a full review, see David Hinckley's All Along the Watchtower.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
23
 
 
This day in 2010 marked the series finale of the ABC drama, Lost...