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2019
Oct
12
 
 
There aren't many worse nightmares than being buried alive, and time doesn't make a buried-alive story any less chilling...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
12
 
 
We’re into the League Championship Series, when the two teams still standing from each league do battle to emerge as the representative of their respective league in this year’s World Series. On the National League side, the Washington Nationals, which qualified for postseason play by winning the Wild Card game, beat the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of their series last night, by a score of 2-0. Nationals pitcher Anibal Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, so it was q
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
12
 
 
This Broadway musical, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, opened in 1957, updating Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and transplanting it to the ethnic neighborhoods of New York City. It was a hit then, and is a hit now: tickets are now on sale for a new Broadway stage version, beginning previews in December. And there’s a new movie version, too, directed by Steven Spielberg, with a script by Tony Kushner and with input from Sondheim himself, due a
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
12
 
 
Tonight’s lineup: host David Harbour and musical guest Camilla Cabello. But this week, I’ll be most awaiting the news lampooned on “Weekend Update”…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
12
 
 
On this day in 1950, husband-and-wife radio stars George Burns and Gracie Allen made their television series debut with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
11
 
 
On this day in 1962, ABC introduced the sitcom McHale's Navy, which starred Ernest Borgnine as the commanding officer of a WWII Navy PT boat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
11
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: Vince Gilligan both writes and directs this latest entry in the Breaking Bad franchise, which picks up exactly where we last saw Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman at the end of that superb AMC series. Now we get the next chapter in Jesse’s saga, as well as a flashback or two, all of which ends up being a wonderful new part of the canon, and provides several opportunities to re-encounter old characters and players. To say more would be wrong, but trust me: El C
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
11
 
 
MINISERIES PREMIERE: Part 1. This three-part limited series reboots the beloved anthology horror franchise for kids for a new Nickelodeon generation, with an all-new storytelling Midnight Society. First up: a “Carnival of Doom” story, starring Rafael Casal as evil ringmaster Mr. Tophat. (A better name, I guess, than that given to the put-upon Vampire’s Apprentice protagonist, Count Turtopp. But I digress.)
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
11
 
 
Game 1 in the National League Championship Series is played tonight at 8 p.m. ET, with the Washington Nationals facing the St. Louis Cardinals. The winner of this series represents the National League in this year’s World Series, and both NL teams arrived at this point via a very dramatic path: Both the Nationals and Cardinals needed five games to win their best-of-five series, against, respectively, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
11
 
 
This week’s scheduled lineup sounds fascinating: Maher’s scheduled guests include MSNBC and The Circus contributor John Heilemann, Minnesota Sen. (and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful) Amy Klobuchar… and Howard Stern. Wednesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Stern called his wife of 11 years, Beth Stern, on stage and proposed to her all over again. (She said yes.) What will he do here for an encore?