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2019
Jun
29
 
 
For the TV world, this was one of the year's biggest news flashes: Pop TV is rescuing One Day at a Time. It will have 13 new episodes next year...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
29
 
 
Yesterday on the Fox broadcast network, the U.S. women’s soccer team faced the host nation, France, in a well-played quarterfinal game, one in which the American squad scored an early goal, built an eventual 2-0 lead (with both goals scored by Megan Rapinoe, pictured), and held on to win after France scored a goal late and tried furiously to even the score before time ran out in regulation play. The day before, in the first quarterfinal game of this year’s FIFA tournament, England ha
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
29
 
 
This is not a recommendation. This 2018 movie isn’t a good version of the familiar legend – so it joins a short but significantly disappointing recent line of subpar Robin Hood remakes. This one stars Kingsman star Taron Egerton, who rebounded this year by playing Elton John in Rocketman. So the fun here, such as it is, is imagining Elton in a much more rough and rural British setting, stealing from the rich instead of amassing his own wealth and go
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
29
 
 
You might remember cowboys. They used to be big in the movies. And on TV. And, perhaps, in our daydreams...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
29
 
 
On this day in 1957, a comic named Jack Paar took over the NBC late-night program formerly known as Tonight (and presently known as The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon). Tonight launched in 1954 as a live, late-night variety/talk show with Steve Allen as host. When Allen landed his own weekly prime-time series in 1956, he cut back his Tonight hosting duties to three nights a week (with Ernie Kovacs stepping in as the show's host each Monday and Tuesday). In 1957, when Allen left the show al
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
With so many hours to fill, television eventually gets around to almost every contemporary issue...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
The last time so many U.S. viewers tuned in for coverage of a live TV event from Paris, it was when the Notre Dame cathedral was on fire. Today, though, it’s a much happier occasion. It’s the U.S. women’s soccer team that’s on fire, dominating the 2019 FIFA tournament this year and emerging from the group stage undefeated. But now it faces France, which also won all three of its group stage games, and is the host country to boot. (And hey: isn’t it especially sweet
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
Last week’s episode was a mind-bending, time-bending episode running Fitz and Jemma (Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge) through a series of dangers, conflicts and personae (pictured) – but the episode ended with the couple not only reunited, but rescued. That was good news. Now the bad news: Tonight, they and their S.H.I.E.L.D. cohorts move from the proverbial frying pan into the galactic fire.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
The crime caper at the end of last week’s episode of Jett had series star Carla Gugino, as former master thief “Jett” Kowalski, forced to take a crew on a safecracking job inside a mob-connected nightclub. Armed with both a gun and a killer outfit and blonde wig, Jett infiltrated the place easily – but just before the closing credits rolled, one of her fellow robbers pointed his gun directly at her, at close range, and fired. Because her name is this show’
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
28
 
 
After two nights of Democratic debates featuring presidential hopefuls, Bill Maher hits the stage for a post-mortem monologue, and a conversation with tonight’s scheduled guests – who include MSNBC anchor Joy Reid, author Max Brooks, Seth MacFarlane, and one of the presidential aspirants who made the cut for the first set of Democratic debates, Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who’s likely to get more screen and talking time tonight on Real Time than she did in real time on