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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?
 
 
 
  
 
 
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
10
 
 
On this day in 1971, the British drama series Upstairs, Downstairs debuted on Britian's ITV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
10
 
 
Last night, the National League gave us two surprising, unpredictable Division Series games – games that decided which teams kept going in their hopes to play postseason baseball, and which ones packed it in for the year. Somewhat astoundingly, the dominant-all-season Los Angeles Dodgers lost its deciding Game 5 to the Washington Nationals, with a 10th-inning grand slam. And in another do-or-die NL Game 5, the St. Louis Cardinals trounced the Atlanta Braves, 13-1. Tonight, in the one remai
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
10
 
 
My favorite comedy of the current TV season continues its final year with another not-to-be-missed, not-to-be-predicted wild ride through the afterlife. This week, the going gets tougher, but our gang of dead friends isn’t giving up yet… In fact, they’re taking a moment to relax. Nice shirt!!
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
10
 
 
From 1987, this film indeed captures Eddie Murphy in the raw – displaying his undiluted talent as a then-peerless standup comedy act, unafraid and often unchecked. What Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor had accomplished before him, Murphy did by taking the stage, and carrying the baton. Watch this Raw performance now, because after all these years, Murphy is planning a return to standup…
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
10
 
 
What is this new series up to? We don’t quite know yet – but as producers Robert and Michelle King keep shaking it, it remains tantalizingly difficult to predict. And as I’ve already suggested with my enthusiasm for The Good Place, that’s one of my favorite attributes of a TV series… the element of surprise.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
9
 
 
The most devoted fans of the Nancy Drew mystery books may not be the primary target audience for the new Nancy Drew TV series that launches Wednesday. For the rest of us, and for those fans willing to give Nancy Drew 2.0 a shot, it's pretty cool...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
9
 
 
TBS has a doubleheader tonight that is undeniably exciting, even for casual baseball fans. Two National League Division Series are going the distance this year, with each team winning two games in a best-of-five series. Tonight is Game 5 for four teams, and only two of them will advance after tonight’s do-or-die contest. First up is St. Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves, where Atlanta has home-field advantage, but where St. Louis won Game 4 in a thrilling late rally to force this Game 5.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Oct
9
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: This is not a recommendation. CW is doing with Nancy Drew exactly what it did with its reboot of the Archie Comics property Riverdale. It’s populating a very small, quaint, nostalgic town with ultra-attractive young people, and moving them through a series of cartoonish, oversize plots and relationships, with a dash of dark weirdness to offset the vibrant sunny color palette. It’s like a Young Adult novel version of Twin Peaks,