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2019
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SEASON FINALE: Last week’s episode ended with an intense cliffhanger: Fuches (Stephen Root), angered by Barry’s treatment of him, had taken Gene (Henry Winkler) out to his cabin in the woods, where Fuches led Gene to the hidden site of the car of Detective Moss – Gene’s missing girlfriend, who was missing because Barry had killed her in last year’s finale. And after Fuches ordered Gene to open the trunk of Moss’ car, he pointed a gun at Gene’s head. This
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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19
 
 
L.A. Law ended its eight-season run on this day in 1994...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
18
 
 
This day in 2006 marked the final telecast of NBC's Will & Grace, the late-nineties equivalent of The Odd Couple...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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18
 
 
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about popular TV, it’s that great expectations don’t always lead to grand results...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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Some very recognizable and attractive people are heard but not seen in this clever 2018 animated comedy, which is about a hidden community of yeti “discovering” a longmored human – in their parlance, a “smallfoot.” Channing Tatum provides the voice of Migo, Zendaya plays Meechee, Common is the Stonekeeper, and LeBron James is Gwangi. Quite a crew, especially notable given that they’re all being hired, in this case, primarily for their vocal skills. So are Dann
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SEASON FINALE: Paul Rudd has hosted the season finale of SNL three times – and tonight’s show will make his fourth. Why is he tapped so often for this particular slot? For one thing, he’s usually featured in a major summer movie – as he is, this year, playing Ant-Man in Avengers: Endgame. But it’s also because Rudd can be counted on to hold his own in any sketch, and even carry it – which, at the end of a long season, when the regular Saturday Night Live reper
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
The CW is still perceived as a tyke among the Big Four broadcasting networks. But it may have fall’s showiest newcomer in Batwoman, in which the crime-fighting lead character is gay and “still holding a flame for her ex-girlfriend”...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
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The new TV miniseries version of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 – call it the extended remix – may lead casual viewers and even devoted fans to consider the possibility that more is less...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
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SEASON PREMIERE: Between Season 1 of this series, which premiered in 2016, and Season 2, which Amazon presents in a six-pack of superb TV today, a lot has happened. For one thing, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the writer and star of both this television series and the play on which it is based, has become an internationally acclaimed success, thanks to her more recent TV creation, BBC America’s brilliant Killing Eve. This one-two punch of flawless, adventurous TV writing may well be the most audac
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
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MINISERIES PREMIERE: This new six-part adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller WWII novel, one of my favorite books as an impressionable teen reader, takes full advantage of the miniseries form to get deeper into the book – making it darker and more meaningful as it goes on, with the missions required to fly and the body count slowly but steadily rising. The young soldiers are mostly relatively fresh faces, including Christopher Abbott as Yossarian, but watch for certain officers who are p