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2019
May
17
 
 
Last week’s Season 6 premiere returned two actors whose characters’ fates were less than optimistic – Coulson had gone off to die, and Fitz was stranded in suspended animation in a far-flung corner of the universe. But though the actors returned, they were barely recognizable: Clark Gregg was playing not the affable Coulson, but a ruthless, murderous lookalike – and Fitz, played by Iain de Caesteker, concluded the episode by returning as Fitz, but he, too, was a much fier
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
Among this week’s scheduled guests: returning (and always quotable) visitor Fran Lebowitz.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
MINISERIES CONCLUSION: I’ve adored this 10-part mini-miniseries (each episode is only 10 minutes long), and can’t wait for tonight’s conclusion. Last night’s installment, which had Tom (Chris O’Dowd) and Louise (Rosamund Pike) actually enjoying each other’s company after spending a particularly affable evening together, laid the groundwork for what just might be a hopeful ending. Or not. Either way, it’s been an unforgettably entertaining TV voyage. Kudo
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
George Clooney recurrently loves a man in uniform, dating all the way back to Combat High, a super-obscure 1986 TV movie in which he played Maj. Biff Woods...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
17
 
 
Beverly Hills, 90210 ended its ten-year run on this day in 2000...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
16
 
 
On this day in 1992, Showtime debuted Red Shoe Diaries, the full-length Zalman King film starring David Duchovny that launched the cabler's erotic anthology series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
16
 
 
SERIES FINALE: The Big Bang Theory premiered in September 2007 – which is a long, long while ago, even in the relative universe of time and TV. Put it this way: The Big Bang Theory was into its second season when Barack Obama was elected President. And tonight, it ends – and I expect a healthy initial audience, because this show has earned the hearts and minds it’s won over the years.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
16
 
 
The central gimmick of this show – that “functioning” zombie Liv (Rose McIver) can temporarily absorb the memories and skills of the murder victims whose brains she samples – has been passed on to her partner in “cold case” detection, Ravi (Fahul Kohil). And tonight, the two of them snack on competitive ballroom dancer brains, then try to solve their glitzy new murder case by training for their own ballroom dance-off. And for the occasion, the usually white-ha
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
16
 
 
SEASON FINALE: It’s the Season 2 finale for Young Sheldon, which will continue next year on CBS. And since it’s narrated by Jim Parsons, it’s the only place where his Sheldon, or at least his voice, will continue on the network into 2020.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
16
 
 
SPECIAL PREMIERE: There’s a long tradition of long-running, very popular TV situation comedies presenting not only a meaningful finale, as with the record-smashing M*A*S*H, but an after-celebration special, looking back on the show’s production and history – as with Cheers, Seinfeld and Friends, just to name three. This special, Unraveling the Mystery, shows the evolution of this particular sitcom, and how Chuck Lorre and company brought it to CBS and kept adjusting its recipe.